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Beckson, Karl 1926-2008

Overview
Works: 89 works in 408 publications in 2 languages and 12,306 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Terms and phrases  Dictionaries  Poetry  Biography  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Personal correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN44.5, 803
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Most widely held works about Karl Beckson
 
Most widely held works by Karl Beckson
Oscar Wilde: the critical heritage by Karl Beckson( )

53 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,487 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
Literary terms : a dictionary by Karl Beckson( Book )

64 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains and gives examples of over 900 literary terms
Aesthetes and decadents of the 1890's; an anthology of British poetry and prose by Karl Beckson( )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 1,594 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
A reader's guide to literary terms, a dictionary by Karl Beckson( Book )

70 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edition for 1975 published under title: Literary terms
London in the 1890s : a cultural history by Karl Beckson( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 808 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
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

in English and held by 577 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
Great theories in literary criticism by Karl Beckson( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Symons : a life by Karl Beckson( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this informative new biography of Arthur Symons (1865-1945), the first since 1963, Karl Beckson mines much previously unpublished material to reveal new dimensions of Symon's life and art. As a critic and poet, Symons was a important influence in the development of early Modernism in England, and the impact of his major work, The Symbolist Movement in Literature (1899), and his personal relationships with such figures as Walter Pater, Paul Verlaine, W.B. Yeats, Joseph Conrad, and James Joyce, have assured him an important place in literary history. At the time of his mental breakdown in 1908--here told in harrowing detail--Yeats called him "the best critic of his generation." This stunning biography provides not only an account of Symons's career that confirms Yeats's judgment, but also the fullest record of his life to date
The Oscar Wilde encyclopedia by Karl Beckson( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of letters by the symbolist critic and poet, Arthur Symons (1865-1945), including correspondence with such figures as James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Joseph Conrad, Paul Verlaine, Edmund Gosse, Thomas Hardy and Augustus John to reveal the world of literary London at the turn of the century
Oscar Wilde (Routledge)( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 230 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 )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great theories in literary criticism by Karl Beckson( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete poetry by Oscar Wilde( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume follows as closely as possible the chronological order of composition, highlighting autobiographical elements including the young Wilde's conflicting attitudes to Greece and Rome, pagan and Christian, and his fluctuating attraction to Roman Catholicism. The Appendix shows Wilde's original ordering, constructed with great care around a 'musical' arrangement of themes. The poems reveal unexpected aspects of a literary chameleon usually identified with sparkling wit and social comedy
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of Poems and Poems in Prose inaugurates the Oxford English Texts "Complete Works of Oscar Wilde", which will for the first time provide students of Wilde with scholarly and textually accurate texts of his complete oeuvre. In it, Bobby Fong and Karl Beckson provide reliable texts of Wilde's 119 poems and poems in prose
A reader's guide to literary terms by Karl Beckson( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Oscar Wilde: the critical heritage
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Literary terms : a dictionaryAesthetes and decadents of the 1890's; an anthology of British poetry and proseThe complete works of Oscar WildeThe 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, 1885-1925Complete poetryThe complete works of Oscar Wilde
Alternative Names
Beckson, K.

Beckson, Karl.

Beckson, Karl 1926-

Beckson, Karl 1926-2008

Beckson, Karl E.

Beckson, Karl E., 1926-

Beckson, Karl E. 1926-2008

Karl Beckson académico estadounidense

Karl Beckson American academic

Karl Beckson Amerikaans literatuurcriticus (1926-2008)

Karl Beckson critico letterario e saggista statunitense

Languages
English (298)

Italian (1)