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Beckson, Karl E. 1926-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 356 publications in 2 languages and 12,614 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Terms and phrases  Records and correspondence  Biography  Poetry  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Quotations  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN44.5, 803
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Most widely held works about Karl E Beckson
 
Most widely held works by Karl E Beckson
Literary terms : a dictionary by Karl E Beckson( Book )

56 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains and gives examples of over 900 literary terms
Oscar Wilde: the critical heritage by Karl E Beckson( Book )

42 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set comprises 40 volumes covering 19th and 20th century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995
A reader's guide to literary terms, a dictionary by Karl E Beckson( Book )

68 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London in the 1890s : a cultural history by Karl E Beckson( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outcries against obscene art and behavior; anxiety about national decline in the face of emerging superpowers; bitter debate about women's roles and behavior; fear of a dangerous underclass festering in urban slums; misgivings about the price of progress; multicultural enthusiasms; vogues for a new age of mysticism and the occult; widespread feeling that the world is changing faster than anyone can assimilate. Not America in the 1990s, but England in the 1890s as this fascinating book reveals. In the tradition of Carl Schorske's Fin de Siecle Vienna, Karl Beckson shows how in the 1890s London drew together and nurtured the seeds of modernism. Here are the great figures of that time - Wilde, Shaw, Yeats, Beardsley, Kipling, Gladstone, Beatrice and Sidney Webb, among many others - engaged in the movements and debates, the great shifts in public behavior and feeling, that would make the world we know. The result is an entertaining cultural history that brings before us the time and the place where Victorianism gave birth to modernism
Great theories in literary criticism by Karl E Beckson( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of Poems and Poems in Prose inaugurates the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. It provides texts of Wilde's one-hundred and nineteen poems and poems in prose, including twenty-one never published in his lifetime, together with the publishing history of each poem, and a detailed commentary on allusions and echoes, imagery, and points of biographical interest."--Publisher's description
Aesthetes and decadents of the 1890's; an anthology of British poetry and prose by Karl E Beckson( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aesthetic and Decadent Movement of the late 19th century spawned the idea of ""Art for Art's Sake, "" challenged aesthetic standards and shocked the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's study, ""The Renaissance to Salome, the truly decadent collaboration between Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has chosen a full spectrum of works that chronicle the British artistic achievement of the 1890s. In this revised edition of a classic anthology, ""The Ballad of Reading Gaol"" has been included in its entirety; the bibliography has been completely updated; Professor Beckson's notes and comm
Arthur Symons : a life by Karl E Beckson( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oscar Wilde encyclopedia by Karl E Beckson( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Symons, selected letters, 1880-1935 by Arthur Symons( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I can resist everything except temptation : and other quotations from Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 1,000 quotations from Wilde on subjects from absinthe to Zola as well as selections from personal letters filled with poignant remarks on his life and the human condition
Arthur Symons : a bibliography( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Harland : his life and work by Karl E Beckson( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of art : a modernist theme in British literature, 1885-1925 by Karl E Beckson( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and poems in prose by Oscar Wilde( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters, 1880-1935 by Arthur Symons( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max and Will : Max Beerbohm and William Rothenstein, their friendship and letters, 1893-1945 by Max Beerbohm( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde (Routledge)( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Literary terms : a dictionary
Alternative Names
Beckson, K.

Beckson, Karl.

Beckson, Karl 1926-

Beckson, Karl 1926-2008

Beckson, Karl E.

Karl Beckson American academic

Karl Beckson Amerikaans literatuurcriticus (1926-2008)

Karl Beckson critico letterario e saggista statunitense

Languages
English (260)

Italian (1)

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Oscar Wilde: the critical heritageThe complete works of Oscar WildeAesthetes and decadents of the 1890's; an anthology of British poetry and proseThe Oscar Wilde encyclopediaI can resist everything except temptation : and other quotations from Oscar WildeArthur Symons : a bibliographyThe religion of art : a modernist theme in British literature, 1885-1925Poems and poems in proseThe complete works of Oscar Wilde