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Fraser, Russell A.

Works: 51 works in 333 publications in 1 language and 14,844 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Biography  Comedy plays  Comic books, strips, etc  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Graphic novels  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2819.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Russell A Fraser
Most widely held works by Russell A Fraser
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For this updated edition, Alexander Leggatt has written a wholly new introduction to Russell Fraser's edition of one of Shakespeare's most puzzling, ambiguous and demanding plays. Leggatt's interest in performance informs his introduction and his account of the instability of the main characters. He offers a full, illustrated and thoughtful account of the play's critical and theatrical fortunes to the end of the twentieth century, and of our experience as an audience of seeing and hearing it performed. An updated reading list completes the edition."--Jacket
Shakespeare, the later years by Russell A Fraser( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Shakespeare by Russell A Fraser( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

38 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism, notes, and a bibliography accompany the text of the tragedy
The Dark Ages & the Age of Gold by Russell A Fraser( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this original and provocative book Russell Fraser has set himself no less a task than the description and interpretation of one of the signal "facts" of Western history—the breaking away of the present from the medieval past. He locates this break in England in the sixteenth century, and on the continent two hundred years earlier. Unafraid to synthesize, he weaves a rich fabric of quotations, allusions, and examples from art, music, philosophy, theology, and physical science to explain the cultural transition to the modern world.Although the author ranges from Plato to the present, his focus is concentrated on the major figures of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, especially Shakespeare, "the last and greatest of medieval artists." His intention is always to draw together and compare medieval. Renaissance, and contemporary attitudes so that the reader can see the past becoming the present, how and when this transformation occurred, and for what reasons.Originally published in 1973.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
A mingled yarn : the life of R.P. Blackmur by Russell A Fraser( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"R. P. Blackmur was an American critic and poet, as well as a professor of English literature and creative writing at Princeton University. At the time of his death, he had completed five books and numerous plays, poems, and short stories. He devoted most of his life to studies on Henry Adams - someone he saw in himself. In his lifetime, he received a share of adulation, but he was not successful in the way that success is commonly measured. In this work, Russell Fraser follows the course of Blackmur's self-declared failed genius. He tells the story of his precocious youth in Cambridge; his eclectic education; his years of poverty and renown as a poet, novelist, freelance music critic, and essayist; his obsessive marriage to artist Helen Dickson; his entangled friendships with T.S. Eliot, Delmore Schwartz, Allen Tate, and John Berryman; and, his passion for the wilds of Maine. He discusses Blackmur's crucial role in the literary magazines of the twenties and thirties; his unique influence as instructor of creative writing; the emotional and professional price he paid for a doubtful security at Princeton University; and, the torment of wavering between intellectual inertia and prolific inspiration. With empathy and insight, Fraser shows how the trajectory of Blackmur's career parallels the movements in the American literary scene; the experiments in poetry and fiction; the development of the New Criticism; the writer's conflict between order and anarchy, taxonomy and the full response; and, the emergence of the critic as artist. A biography, intellectual history, and literary criticism, "A Mingled Yarn" unravels Blackmur's complex character and celebrates his great achievement."--Provided by publisher
Drama of the English Renaissance( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forty-one plays gathered in these volumes constitute the most extensive new survey of Renaissance drama in over forty years, and reflect both changes in taste and advances in scholarship since earlier collections. The editors have attempted to provide the materials for a truer view of the theater in which Shakespeare worked than has hiterto been possible in anthologies. Marlowe, Jonson, and Webster, by most accounts the best of Shakepare's contemporaries, are reporesented by their major plays. -- Preface
The court of virtue (1565) by John Hall( )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singing masters : poets in English, 1500 to the present by Russell A Fraser( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Singing Masters is a book for connoisseurs of poetry. It spans five centuries of verse in English but is in no way a literary history or encyclopedic survey of the genre. It is instead a celebration of the poetry that has most delighted, engaged, and challenged one man in his long and distinguished career as literary scholar and critic."--Jacket
The court of Venus by Thomas Wyatt( Book )

10 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of King Lear : with new dramatic criticism and an updated bibliography by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of the play, an explanantion of the play's sources, excerpts from dramatic criticism, and more
Moderns worth keeping by Russell A Fraser( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new volume, Russell Fraser assembles fourteen twentieth-century writers he judges "worth keeping." All were famous in their time, but many outlived it, enduring an eclipse that Fraser intends this book to dispel. Each of the authors differs in background and in the kinds of writing practiced, and while together they do not constitute a modern canon, Fraser persuasively presents them as a group distinguished by a more than ordinary affiliation for language."
An essential Shakespeare: nine plays and the sonnets by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare : a life in art by Russell A Fraser( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare: A Life in Art brings together in a single volume Fraser's previously published two-volume biography (Young Shakespeare, 1988, and Shakespeare: The Later Years, 1992). This volume includes a new introduction, which looks back on the author's lifelong commitment to Shakespeare's work and seeks to find the pattern in his carpet.Fraser's approach places Shakespeare's work first but shows how the life and art interpenetrate, like the yolk and white of one shell. What Shakespeare was doing in Stratford and London underlies what he was writing, or more exactly, the two flow together. Most of the book is devoted to Shakespeare the man and artist, but it simultaneously throws light on his literary and personal relations with contemporaries such as Jonson, Marlowe, and others known as the University Wits. His experience as an actor and man of theater is absorbingly recounted here, as well as his relations to well-born patrons like the Earl of Southampton and Henry Carey, Lord Hunsdon (England's Lord Chamberlain). In 1603 when James I ascended the throne, the Chamberlain's Men became the King's Men, passing under the sovereign's protection. How Shakespeare responded to his ambiguous role--he was both servant to the great and their remorseless critic--is another of Fraser's subjects. In short, Fraser's principal purpose is to advance our understanding of Shakespeare, at the same time throwing light on the work of the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets had the largest and most comprehensive soul. John Dryden, Shakespeare's first great critic, said that, and Fraser tries to estimate what he meant."--Provided by publisher
The incidence of neurosis among factory workers by Russell A Fraser( Book )

5 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama of the English Renaissance by Russell A Fraser( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From China to Peru : a memoir of travel by Russell A Fraser( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invitation to tour the globe with a veteran world-wanderer in search of regional peculiarities and universal truths
The three Romes by Russell A Fraser( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sojourner in Islamic lands by Russell A Fraser( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sojourner in Islamic Lands takes us on a journey from Kazakhstan in the far north of Central Asia, across the mountains to the former Soviet Union, then south to Iran just below the Caspian Sea. Russell Fraser follows the ancient Silk Road wherever possible. For centuries the Silk Road was the primary commercial link between Europe and Asia, with much of it over desert sands and accessible only by camel. Building on history and personal experience, Fraser's narrative describes this vast territory with an eye to geography, artistic culture, and religion over more than two thousand years. The book that he gives us depends first of all on travel, but the author's eye is on an interior landscape, and he focuses on the influence of religious ideology on the cultural landscape of Central Asia. Delving deeply into art and architecture, he takes them to be Islam's most significant creative expressions. Although Islam is currently the predominant religion in the region, the book also examines the two other belief systems with modern-day followers--Christianity and an antireligious sect Fraser calls secular progressivism. His aim is to present Islam to Western readers by describing its achievements during the High Middle Ages and comparing and contrasting them with those of modern Islam. The book offers insights into the history of a major world religion through the eyes of a well-known literary scholar on a journey through exotic parts of the world. He steeps us in the latter, inviting the reader to share the journey with him and participate in the sensations it gives rise to"--
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Fraser, Russell Alfred 1927-

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English (208)

Shakespeare, the later yearsYoung Shakespeare... The tragedy of King LearA mingled yarn : the life of R.P. BlackmurDrama of the English RenaissanceSinging masters : poets in English, 1500 to the presentThe tragedy of King Lear : with new dramatic criticism and an updated bibliographyModerns worth keeping