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Schmidt, Michael 1947-

Overview
Works: 187 works in 618 publications in 1 language and 16,084 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Poetry  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Author of introduction, Redactor, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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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 )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,913 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 novel : a biography by Michael Schmidt( Book )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,721 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
The first poets : lives of the ancient Greek poets by Michael Schmidt( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,053 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 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On poets and others by Octavio Paz( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 828 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
British poetry since 1960: a critical survey by Michael Schmidt( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 825 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 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poetries V( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology of the work of English-language poets from Britain and abroad displays the variety and vigour of new and neglected talent
The great modern poets( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hear the best poets of the 20th century read their work"--CD
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 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader's guide to fifty British poets, 1300-1900 by Michael Schmidt( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading modern poetry by Michael Schmidt( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrical ballads : with a few other poems by William Wordsworth( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 292 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 277 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 )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 255 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 )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of the Aztec peoples( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together in English translation some of the most outstanding pre-Columbian Nahuatl texts. Included are poems from the Texcoco poetry festivals, Aztec texts about the Spanish conquest of Mexico, and selections from Sahagún's ethnographic record of sacred songs to the gods. An appendix traces the poetic tradition into the present with selections from contemporary Otomi, Lacondon, and Huichol material. The collection takes the reader beyond the image of Tenochititlan as a monolithic Aztec society to give a sense of the richness and diversity of cultures in sixteenth-century Mexico. In these poems we discover many voices in Aztlán, all of them full of wonder at the mysteries of the world--the heart, the rain sweeping down from the mountains to nourish the corn, the sun, and the conflict between humans and nature.--Cover
Flower and song : poems of the Aztec peoples by Edward Kissam( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English 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 collected poems by Elizabeth Jennings( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lives of the poets
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The first poets : lives of the ancient Greek poetsOn poets and othersThe great modern poetsLyrical ballads : with a few other poemsThe Harvill book of twentieth-century poetry in EnglishFlower and song : poems of the Aztec peoplesNew collected poems
Alternative Names
Michael Schmidt Amerikaans schrijver

Michael Schmidt poète américain

Schmidt, Michael Norton 1947-

Schmidt, Michael R. 1947-

Schmidt, Michael Ray 1947-

Schmidtas M.

Schmidtas Michaelis

Майкл Шмидт

Languages
English (239)