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Schmidt, Michael 1947-

Overview
Works: 147 works in 563 publications in 2 languages and 15,970 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Poetry  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, win
Classifications: PR5869, 821.7
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Most widely held works about Michael Schmidt
 
Most widely held works by Michael Schmidt
Lives of the poets by Michael Schmidt( Book )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on "the lives and works of over 300 English-language poets of the last 700 years and spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean"--Paperback back cover
The first poets : lives of the ancient Greek poets by Michael Schmidt( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The First Poets, Schmidt rescues the lives of classical Greek poets from their relative obscurity. Here is Orpheus, the first of the first poets, healer, mystic, and magical fixer; and Homer, about whom almost nothing is known for certain except the magnificence of his two great epic poems. Here are Linos and Arion, who survive only in legend; and Amphion, who survives through the tales we ascribe to him. Here are Sappho, the greatest Greek woman writer, and Hesiod; Hipponax, the "dirty old man of poetry"; and Theocritus, the father of the pastoral; and many others." "Combining the verifiable facts of their lives and the narratives provided by later writers, Schmidt walks the fine line between fact and scholarly conjecture to create vivid, animated, wonderfully compelling portraits of these ancestors of our culture."--Jacket
British poetry since 1970 : a critical survey by Peter Jones( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel : a biography by Michael Schmidt( Book )

16 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Geographically and culturally diverse, with contributions from Great Britain, Ireland, America, Canada, Australia, India, the Caribbean, and Southern Africa, influenced by great novelists working in other languages, and encompassing a range of genres, the story of the novel in English unfolds like a richly varied landscape that invites exploration rather than a linear journey. In The Novel: A Biography, Michael Schmidt quotes from "artist practitioners," from letters, diaries, reviews, and essays of novelists, and draws on their biographies, to invite us into the creative dialogues between authors and between books, and suggest how these dialogues have shaped the development of the novel in English
British poetry since 1960: a critical survey by Michael Schmidt( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader's guide to fifty modern British poets by Michael Schmidt( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On poets and others by Octavio Paz( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nobel Prize?winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos Williams; from Fyodor Dostoevsky to Luis Buñuel to Alexander Solzhenitsyn; and from Charles Baudelaire to Jean-Paul Sartre, André Breton, and Henri Michaux. Paz writes,?I believe that a writer's attitude to language should be that of a
The great modern poets( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hear the best poets of the 20th century read their work"--CD
A reader's guide to fifty British poets, 1300-1900 by Michael Schmidt( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer - Spenser - Sidney - Marlowe - Donne - Herbert - Milton - Dryden - Swift - Blake - Burns - Wordsworth - Byron - Shelley - Keats - Tennyson - Browning - Hopkins
The avoidance of literature : collected essays [of] C.H. Sisson by C. H Sisson( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading modern poetry by Michael Schmidt( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrical ballads, 1798 by William Wordsworth( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three poems that transformed English poetry. Wordsworth and Coleridge composed this powerful selection of poetry during their youthful and intimate friendship. Reproducing the first edition of 1798, this edition of "Lyrical Ballads" allows modern readers to recapture the book's original impact. In these poems including Wordsworth's Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey and Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, the two poets exercised new energies and opened up new themes
Green island by Michael Schmidt( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Island is the story of an intense friendship between two boys; one a well-to-do American, the other, a peon gardener on his father's Mexican estate
Eleven British poets : an anthology( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harvill book of twentieth-century poetry in English by Michael Schmidt( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Schmidt's anthology includes the work of more than a hundred poets. What links their diverse voices is a common language: each poem, in its own way, adds to the resources of the medium and makes it new." "The poems in this book also slip free of their moorings in the history of the century and create new spaces. They are chosen because they are exceptional, profound and unique in what they do to langauge, regardless of their subject matter or the orientation of the poet. In the twentieth century, poems do things they have never done before."--Jacket
My brother Gloucester : new poems by Michael Schmidt( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of the Aztec peoples( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New collected poems by Elizabeth Jennings( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flower and song : poems of the Aztec peoples by Edward Kissam( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects extant poetry from the Aztec civilization, including songs of rejoicing, sorrow, ritual, and war, and epic poems of myth and legend
New poetries V by Michael Schmidt( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two decades New Poetries has been a proving-ground for new poets in English from around the world. Here readers first encountered, in generous selections, work by, among others, Caroline Bird, Stephen Burt, Sophie Hannah, Emma Jones, Nicole Krauss, Patrick McGuinness, Kei Miller, David Morley, Sinéad Morrissey, Togara Muzanenhamo, Matthew Welton and Jane Yeh. Published from Manchester, the anthologies overlook national borders, instead providing vistas across a worldscape
 
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Lives of the poets
Alternative Names
Michael Schmidt Amerikaans schrijver

Michael Schmidt poète américain

Schmidt, Michael Norton 1947-

Schmidt, Michael R. 1947-

Майкл Шмидт

Languages
English (236)

German (1)

Covers
The first poets : lives of the ancient Greek poetsThe great modern poetsLyrical ballads, 1798The Harvill book of twentieth-century poetry in EnglishNew collected poemsFlower and song : poems of the Aztec peoples