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Mendelson, Edward

Overview
Works: 151 works in 657 publications in 3 languages and 21,204 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Limericks  Drama  Librettos  History  Biography  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Contributor, Donor, Annotator, Adapter
Classifications: PR6001.U4, 821.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward Mendelson
Collected poems by W. H Auden( Book )

73 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains all the poems that W.H. Auden wished to preserve including three poems printed for the first time and four poems he previously rejected
Selected poems by W. H Auden( Book )

45 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restores the original versions of poems that Auden had at one time revised and replaced to bring his earlier works more in line with his later beliefs
Early Auden by Edward Mendelson( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Auden's work from the start of his career until his departure for America in 1939
Pynchon : a collection of critical essays by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Auden : poems, essays, and dramatic writings, 1927-1939 by W. H Auden( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of Auden's books of poems from the 1930s, including previously unpublished poems, are augmented by selections from his essays, reviews, film scripts, and stage and radio plays of the same period
Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938 by W. H Auden( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat werk van de Engelse auteur (1907-1973), waaronder enkele toneelstukken, geschreven samen met de Britse schrijver Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986)
Homer to Brecht : the European epic and dramatic traditions by Michael Seidel( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With fantastic characters and enchanting language, Lewis Carroll created magical wonderlands children have always loved to visit. These 26 selections from his classic works have never lost their fascination. "Softly realistic, period-style watercolors effectively highlight the mood of each selection. ... vocabulary or context notes on just about every page, and the book opens with a brief but illuminating biography."--"School Library Journal. "The illustrations are well-matched to Carroll's texts. Colorful watercolors provide plenty of action and excitement on every page."--"Lorgnette
Later Auden by Edward Mendelson( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the history of Auden's poems, and of the private and public events that went into them, from the time he moved from England to America in 1939 until his death in 1973. It completes the story begun in Edward Mendelson's Early Auden, and is even more revelatory about Auden's thought, life, and work." "Later Auden links the many changes in Auden's intellectual, emotional, religious, and erotic life with his shifting public role as a representative of political causes, as a uniformed researcher working with the U.S. Army in postwar Germany, as a public moralist, and above all as a poet."--Jacket
Prose and travel books in prose and verse by W. H Auden( Book )

26 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1. This book contains all the essays and reviews that W.H. Auden wrote during the years when he was living in England, and also includes the full original versions of his two illustrated travel books, Letters from Iceland (written in collaboration with Louis MacNeice) and Journey to a War (written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood). Auden's early prose ranges from extravagant indiscreet travel diaries through sharply observed critiques of writers from John Skelton to Winston Churchill. It includes studies of communism and Christianity; audaciously wide-ranging essays on literature, psychology, and politics; and writings about gossip, sex, prisons, and schools. Volume 2. W.H. Auden's first ten years in the United States were marked by rapid and extensive change in his life and thought. He became an American citizen, fell in love with Chester Kallman, and began to reflect on American culture and to explore the ideas of Reinhold Niebuhr and other Protestant theologians. This volume contains every piece of prose that Auden wrote during these years, including essays and reviews he published under a pseudonym. Most have never been reprinted in any form since their initial publication in such magazines and newspapers as the Nation, the New Republic, Common Sense, Vogue, and the New York Times
The things that matter : what seven classic novels have to say about the stages of life by Edward Mendelson( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of how seven of the greatest English novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries portray the essential experiences of life. For Mendelson--a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University--these classic novels tell life stories that are valuable to readers who are thinking about the course of their own lives. Looking beyond theories to the individual intentions of the authors and taking into consideration their lives and times, Mendelson examines the sometimes contradictory ways in which the novels portray such major passages of life as love, marriage, and parenthood.--From publisher description
Edward Lear by Edward Lear( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides examples of Lear's best poems, combined with original art
W.H. Auden: a bibliography 1924-1969 by B. C Bloomfield( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman : libretti and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1939-1973 by W. H Auden( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"W. H. Auden called opera the "last refuge of the High Style," and considered it the one art in which the grand manner survived the ironic levelings of modernity. He began writing libretti soon after he arrived in America in 1939 and abandoned his earlier attempts to write public, political drama. Opera gave him the opportunity to rise to the high style in public, not in an attempt to elevate his own status as a poet, but in service of the heroic voice of the singers. These works present their mythical actions with a direct intensity unlike anything in even his greatest poems. In this volume of Auden and Chester Kallman's libretti, extensive historical and textual notes trace the history of the production and revision of the works and provide full texts of early scenarios, as well as abandoned and rewritten scenes." "Almost all the works included here were previously published in incomplete and often inaccessible editions - or were never published at all. The book prints for the first time the full text of Paul Bunyan, Auden's first libretto, which he wrote for music by Benjamin Britten. It also includes Auden and Kallman's The Rake's Progress, written for Igor Stravinsky, and Delia, written for Stravinsky but never set to music. The work continues with Auden and Kallman's two libretti written for music by Hans Werner Henze, Elegy for Young Lovers and The Bassarids, and their adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost, composed by Nicolas Nabokov. It also contains their translation of The Magic Flute, with its scenes reordered for greater dramatic coherence and added dialogue for sharper mythical significance, and their antimasque, The Entertainment of the Senses, for music by John Gardner."
As I walked out one evening : songs, ballads, lullabies, limericks, and other light verse by W. H Auden( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of over 120 of Auden's lighter poems
Moral agents : Eight Twentieth-Century American writers by Edward Mendelson( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of contemporary America's leading critics and scholars offers a provocative reassessment of the lives and work of eight influential twentieth- century American writers: Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, W.H. Auden, William Maxwell, Saul Bellow, Alfred Kazin, Norman Mailer, and Frank O'Hara. Drawing on newly published letters and diaries, Edward Mendelson explores the responses of these writers, very public figures all, to major historical events--among them the rise and fall of fascism, the cold war, the struggles for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, and the sexual revolution--and shows how intensely personal concerns, relating to childhood, religion, status, sex, and money, largely shaped their views. Mendelson's vivid portraits cut to the quick, changing our perceptions of these brilliant, complicated, often deeply troubled men while offering readers a new understanding of their contributions to American intellectual and political life"--
Later Auden by Edward Mendelson( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This scholarly book is the history of Auden's poems, and of the events that went into them, from the time he moved to America in 1939 until his death in Austria in 1973. It completes the study begun by Professor Mendelson in his standard Early Auden." "Later Auden links the changes in Auden's intellectual, religious and domestic life with his shifting public roles - as representative of political causes, as a researcher working for the army in post-war Germany, as public moralist, lecturer and teacher, and above all as poet and thinker."--BOOK JACKET
Prose, 1949-1955 by W. H Auden( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ordeal of Richard Feverel; a history of father and son by George Meredith( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The war between the sexes and the generations, myths of Eden and Utopia, and the psychology of sexual jealousy and repression are explored by Meredith in this novel. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859) concerns Sir Austin Feverel's misconceived attempts to educate his son Richard according to a system of his own devising. Embodied in Sir Austin's anonymously published The Pilgrim's Scrip are his theories of sexual restraint which find little favour with Richard."--Jacket
Barchester towers by Anthony Trollope( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>The second and most popular of Trollope's six Barsetshire novels, Barchester Towers chronicles the struggles for power and position in an imaginary county in Victorian England. Passions start seething when an outsider, Dr. Proudie, is appointed bishop of Barchester. Soon, his ambitious, domineering wife and the smarmy, scheming curate, Mr. Slope, are hatching plots and counter-plots as they try to control the choice of a new warden for Hiram's Hospital and a new husband for Eleanor, a lovely young widow and the daughter of the former warden, Mr. Harding.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>The novel combines the realism of later fiction (including Trollope's own) with such Victorian devices as Dickensian character names and a comically interruptive narrator. The narrator's sharply satiric comments enhance the story's richness, while his playful, reassuring, and mocking asides subvert the reader's expectations, giving the book an unexpectedly post-modernist flavor. Ultimately, we see that Trollope's characters' petty jealousies, selfishness, and meanness are not metaphors for larger issues, they are the issues&#151;the same human failings that, in other contexts, can lead to serious social strife and civil unrest.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Edward Mendelson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is W.H. Auden's literary executor and has written widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century novels
 
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Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938
Alternative Names
Edward Mendelson American academic

Mendelson, Edward James 1946-

Languages
English (376)

Spanish (1)

Chinese (1)

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Selected poemsEarly AudenThe English Auden : poems, essays, and dramatic writings, 1927-1939Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938Lewis CarrollLater AudenProse and travel books in prose and verseThe things that matter : what seven classic novels have to say about the stages of life