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Bergonzi, Bernard

Works: 154 works in 770 publications in 4 languages and 20,178 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Study guides  Dictionaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, ed
Classifications: PR4716, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Bernard Bergonzi
Most widely held works by Bernard Bergonzi
A study in Greene : Graham Greene and the art of the novel by Bernard Bergonzi( )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this critical study Bernard Bergonzi makes a close examination of the language and structure of Greene's novels, and traces the obsessive motifs that recur throughout his work. Most earlier criticism was written while Greene was still working, and was to some extent provisional, as the final shape of his oeuvre was not yet apparent. In this book Bergonzi is able to take a view of Greene's whole career and argues that the earlier work - combining melodrama, realism, and poetry - was Greene's best, with Brighton Rock, a moral fable that draws on crime fiction and Jacobean tragedy, as his masterpiece. The novels published after the 1950s were very professional examples of skilful story-telling but represented a decline from this high level of achievement
Heroes' twilight; a study of the literature of the Great War by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

40 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Heroes' Twilight was originally published in 1965, it offered radical perspectives on the poetry, fiction and autobiographical writing of the First World War, mapping an area of literature which remains raw and challenging. This revised and enlarged edition restores the book as an irreplaceable study of the work of those who fought: victims, like the poets Charles Sorley, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg; and survivors, who returned to their experiences in prose works long after it had ended, like Edmund Blunden, Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves. An account of responses to the war by civilian writers, H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett and D.H. Lawrence among them, is included, and a final chapter discusses poems and novels about the war by writers born long after it was over
T.S. Eliot by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

29 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a general introduction to Eliot's life and work, Professor Bergonzi's book could not be bettered. He is a sane and independent critic, and although he cannot entirely avoid the well-worn quotation, he has drawn freely on the less familiar source of Eliot's early journalism to illustrate his points. Perhaps it is in these quotations and the use he makes of them in composing his argument that the permanent value of his book lies. And although there are not enough source-references, he does set right some common misconceptions- as, for instance, the origin of the 'drunken helots' comparison. When it comes to the criticism of separate poems, one regrets the lack of space for development. Surely there was no need for yet another summary of the well-known facts of the poet's life, and although Mr. Bergonzi says in his Preface that this biographical element is 'no more than a framework, or skeleton', it makes a cramped framework, with only 192 pages in which to cover the whole life and work, poetry and prose. In our present state of surfeit, admirable as Mr. Bergonzi's comments are (especially on Pound, on 'Portrait of a Lady', and 'Ash Wednesday'), one looks for something more detailed, and the ten pages allotted to the 'Quartets' hardly make out a case for Mr. Bergonzi's minority view-expressed in the curious phrase 'the whole work seems to me to be some- what less than the sum of its parts'. -- from (Sep. 20, 2017)
The Oxford illustrated history of English literature by Pat Rogers( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon poetry to the present day
The situation of the novel by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early H.G. Wells : a study of the scientific romances by Bernard Bergonzi( )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a sensitive study of Wells' imaginative development during his formative years
Gerard Manley Hopkins by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical biography of an innovative and influential English poet, discussing his literary and intellectual development, his works as reflections of his experiences, and the impact of his work on modern poetry
H.G. Wells : a collection of critical essays by H. G Wells( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the thirties : texts and contexts by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The turn of a century; essays on Victorian and modern English literature by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of modernism and twentieth century literature by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wartime and aftermath : English literature and its background, 1939-60 by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

20 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new survey of the writers of the wartime and postwar period reveals how literature in Britain was affected by the most devastating war in history, how it engaged with public events and private feelings during the fighting and throughout the long aftermath of recovery. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, Bernard Bergonzi discusses the work of such writers as Graham Greene, Elizabeth Bowen, Evelyn Waugh, and Joyce Cary, and the immense popularity of T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, and other poets during the war years. He also provides a full examination of the new literary figures who emerged in the wake of the conflict, including Angus Wilson, Philip Larkin, Iris Murdoch, and William Golding
Anthony Powell by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

25 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informatie over leven en werk van de Engelse schrijver (geb. 1905)
T.S. Eliot Four quartets : a casebook by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes statements by Eliot himself, early reviews and criticism, and appraisals. The contributors include A. Alvarez, Curtis Bradford, Donald Davie, Denis Donoghue, R.W. Flint, Helen Gardner, D.W. Harding, R.N. Higinbotham, Hugh Kenner, F.R. Leavis, William F. Lynch, Marshall McLuhan, F.O. Matthiessen, George Orwell, David Perkins, Karl Shapiro, C.K. Stead, James Johnson Sweeney, and Morris Weitz. It is a companion to the Casebooks on The Waste Land and 'Prufrock', 'Gerontion', Ash Wednesday and Other Shorter Poems. -- Publisher's description
New Grub street by George Gissing( Book )

40 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorian novel presents a picture of a society in which literature has become a commodity and its production a mechanical business
The twentieth century by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Lodge by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Lodge is internationally celebrated as a novelist and critic, and most recently as a writer for television. This study examines his work from The Picturergoers (1960) to Therapy (1995). There are chapters on Lodge's early, mainly realistic, fiction; on his trilogy of campus novels, Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work; and on his interest, sometimes light-hearted, sometimes deeply serious, in Catholicism, notably in How Far Can You Go? and Paradise News. Lodge's practice as a novelist has been paralleled over the years by his work as a literary critic and theorist who is keenly interested in fictional form. There is an account of his critical writing, and the study concludes with an assessment of Lodge's achievement as a best-selling novelist with intellectual interests in criticism and religion, who has successfully brought together observant realism, metafictional consciousness and dazzling comedy."--Jacket
A Victorian wanderer : the life of Thomas Arnold the Younger by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Arnold was the son of the celebrated headmaster of Rugby, and younger brother of Matthew. A self-styled 'wanderer', as well as a scholar and teacher, after a brilliant start at Oxford he roved the world to colonial New Zealand, Tasmania, Dublin, back to Oxford, and once more to Dublin, where he died in 1900. His spiritual journeying took him into the Catholic Church, then out of it for some years, and finally back again. Attractive, earnest, clever, but also habitually vacillating and forever short of funds, he lacked his father's and brother's powerful brands of intellectual distinction. Yet his life is a fascinating one, and his response to his times individual and unexpected." "Many eminent Victorians whose lives he touched are illuminated by this engaging biography: notably his poet brother, and his dearest friend, Arthur Hugh Clough; but also John Henry Newman, Mark Pattison, Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Jowett. In his early years he knew Wordsworth, at the end of his life Hopkins (and even encountered James Joyce's undergraduate work, if not the young man himself). Bernard Bergonzi writes with shrewd affection for his subject, and a deep knowledge of the age in which Tom Arnold pursued his physical and spiritual wanderings."--BOOK JACKET
Innovations: essays on art & ideas by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

15 editions published between 1868 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War poets and other subjects by Bernard Bergonzi( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Heroes' twilight; a study of the literature of the Great WarThe Oxford illustrated history of English literatureNew Grub streetDavid LodgeA Victorian wanderer : the life of Thomas Arnold the YoungerWar poets and other subjects
Alternative Names
Bergonzi, Bernard

Bernard Bergonzi British writer

Bernard Bergonzi Brits professor (1929-2016)

Bernard Bergonzi écrivain britannique

Bernard Bergonzi escriptor britànic

Bernard Bergonzi escritor británico

バーゴンジー, B

バーゴーンジ, バーナード


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