WorldCat Identities

Smith, A. J. (Albert James) 1924-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 373 publications in 2 languages and 8,051 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Fantasy fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2248, 821.3
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by A. J Smith
John Donne : the critical heritage by A. J Smith( )

62 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains writings about John Donne from 1873 to 1923, including those by Henry Morley, Edmund Gosse, W.F. Collier, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Augustin Beers, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and others. Together these works present a record of how, from the 19th century onwards, critics viewed Donne, and how he became part of today's literary canon
The complete English poems [of] John Donne by John Donne( Book )

67 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The first poet in the world in some things', is how John Donne was described by his contemporary Ben Jonson. Yet it is only this century that Donne has been indisputably established as a great poet—and even, many feel, the greatest love poet of them all. Jonson went on to remark that 'That Donne, for not keeping of an accent, deserved hanging', yet Donne's rhythms, once thought 'unmusical' are now recognized as the natural rhythms of the speaking voice; his 'eccentricity' as a complex self-doubt; his 'obscurity' the reflection of a brilliantly learned and allusive mind. Poets such as Eliot and Empson have found Donne's poetry profoundly attuned to our modern age, while Yeats' glowing comment will always be true: 'the intricacy and subtlety of his imagination are the length and depth of the furrow made by his passion.'" --Publisher description
The metaphysics of love : studies in Renaissance love poetry from Dante to Milton by A. J Smith( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is an important study on European and Renaissance love poetry from Dante to Milton
John Donne, essays in celebration by A. J Smith( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Donne: the Songs and sonets by A. J Smith( Book )

42 editions published between 1922 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysical wit by A. J Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English metaphysical poetry, from Donne to Marvell, is notoriously witty. In this 1992 book, A. J. Smith seeks the reason for the central importance of wit in the thinking of the metaphysical poets and argues that metaphysical wit is essentially different from other modes of wit current in Renaissance Europe. Formal theories and rhetorics of wit are considered both for their theoretical import and their appraisals of wit in practice. Prevailing fashions of witty invention are scrutinized in Italian, French and Spanish writings, so as to bring out the nature and effect of various forms of wit: conceited, hieroglyphic, transformational and others from which the metaphysical mode is distinguished. He locates the basis of Renaissance wit in the received conception of the created order and a theory of literary innovation inherent in Humanist belief, which led to novel couplings of time and eternity, body and soul, man and God
Literary love : the role of passion in English poems and plays of the seventeenth century by A. J Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humane intelligence : an inaugural lecture, delivered at the University, 20th January, 1977 by A. J Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of relevance : an inaugural lecture given in the University of Keele, 24th October, 1972 by A. J Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphysical poetry by Malcolm Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short story study : a critical anthology by A. J. M Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black guard by A. J Smith( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his father's blood fresh upon the headsman's sword, Lord Bromvy, son of the house of Canarn, faces fugitive exile or death. By royal decreee, his noble line is now reviled, name Black Guard, and struck from past and future histories
The black guard by A. J Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city of Canarn is lost. The mighty Dragon Fleet sails to confront the armies of Ro. And in the deepest reaches of the Kraken Sea, and old and terrible power is stirring
Sacred earth, metaphysical poetry and the advance of science by A. J Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Donne : the complete English poems by John Donne( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Donne : the critical heritage( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeenth-century literature by Frank Kermode( Recording )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the metaphysical poets, with emphasis on Donne and Marvell
African American : readings in history and identity( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vienna system of contract bridge by Paul Stern( Book )

7 editions published between 1947 and 1948 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare stories by A. J Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.13 for John Donne ... to 0.99 for Smith, Alb ...)

John Donne : the critical heritage
Alternative Names
Smith, A. J.

Smith, A. J. 1924-

Smith, A. J. (Albert James)

Smith, Albert James.

Smith, Albert James 1924-

Languages
English (301)

German (1)

Covers
The complete English poems [of] John DonneThe metaphysics of love : studies in Renaissance love poetry from Dante to MiltonMetaphysical witJohn Donne : the critical heritage