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Fraser, Russell A.

Overview
Works: 52 works in 359 publications in 1 language and 15,171 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragedies (Drama)  Biography  Comedy plays  Fiction  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Biographies  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR2801.A2, 822.33
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The war against poetry by Russell A Fraser( )

18 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The attack on poetry and the theater which occurred in England during the 16th and 17th centuries has been the subject of numerous scholarly investigations. This "war against poetry" was, in Professor Fraser's view, part of a larger cultural movement: the disengagement of the modern world from its medieval antecedents. Originally published in 1971. 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
All's well that ends well by William Shakespeare( Book )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,191 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 )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Shakespeare by Russell A Fraser( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's poetics in relation to King Lear by Russell A Fraser( Book )

35 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1962. This volume gives as complete an account as possible of the Shakespearian experience, particularly in terms of one play, King Lear, but in general against the context of all of Shakespeare's work and that of the age in which it was created. Chapters cover: King Lear in the Renaissance; Providence; Kind; Fortune; Anarchy and Order; Reason and Will; Show and Substance; Redemption and Shakespeare's Poetics
The Dark Ages & the Age of Gold by Russell A Fraser( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and held by 997 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
The tragedy of King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

35 editions published between 1947 and 1998 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of the play in which a foolish king divides his land between two ungrateful daughters, an overview of Shakespeare's life, an introduction to the play, and dramatic criticisms
The language of Adam : on the limits and systems of discourse by Russell A Fraser( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mingled yarn : the life of R.P. Blackmur by Russell A Fraser( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 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 by Russell A Fraser( Book )

19 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 423 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 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The court of virtue, 1565 by John Hall( Book )

18 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

"The title of the book comes from Yeats, a poet who wanted his predecessors to be the "singing masters" of his soul. Similarly, Russell Fraser pays homage to his predecessors among the major critics. He doesn't read his poets in a vacuum, but locates them in their lives and times while focusing on the work itself. In this book, the poem is the thing, and the basic questions explored are language-centered: what kind of poem is before the reader and whether and why it succeeds."--Jacket
The tragedy of King Lear : with new dramatic criticism and an updated bibliography by William Shakespeare( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text of the play, an explanantion of the play's sources, excerpts from dramatic criticism, and more
The court of Venus by Thomas Wyatt( Book )

10 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four great tragedies : Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of four of Shakespeare's tragedies, including textual notes
Moderns worth keeping by Russell A Fraser( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world was livelier for these writers' presence, and what they left us still gives satisfaction. This heterogeneous group may be said to be our saving remnant. In a time of coarsened feeling, its members possess in high degree the ability to discriminate, seeing acutely, and inspiring feeling where it was dead. Their function is therapeutic, even restorative for the life of letters. To give them a hearing is the principal purpose of the book."--Jacket
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 )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 109 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shakespeare, the later years
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Shakespeare, the later yearsYoung ShakespeareShakespeare's poetics in relation to King LearThe 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 bibliography
Alternative Names
Fraser, Russell.

Fraser Russell 1927-....

Fraser, Russell 1927-2014

Fraser, Russell A.

Fraser, Russell Alfred 1927-

Fraser, Russell Alfred 1927-2014

Languages
English (322)