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Denby, Edwin 1903-1983

Works: 219 works in 370 publications in 4 languages and 9,028 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Reviews  Operas  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Vocal scores  Gay poetry  History  Catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Performer, Other, Interviewee, win, Depicted
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Most widely held works by Edwin Denby
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Dance writings & poetry by Edwin Denby( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume includes Denby's reactions to choreography ranging from Martha Graham to George Balanchine to the Rockettes, as well as his reflections on such general topics as dance in film, dance criticism, and meaning in dance. Denby's writings are presented chronologically, and they not only provide a picture of how his dance theories and reviewing methods evolved but also give an informal history of dance in New York from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. The book -- the Only collection of Denby's writings currently in print -- is an essential resource for students and lover of dance
Looking at the dance by Edwin Denby( Book )

23 editions published between 1943 and 1968 in English and Italian and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance writings by Edwin Denby( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably the most important and influential American dance critic of the twentieth century, Edwin Denby (1903-1983) permanently changed the way we think and talk about dance. His reviews and essays - which he began writing in the late 1930s and continued to write for almost thirty years - were possessed of a voice, vision, and passion as compelling and inspiring as his subject. Long out of print, nearly all of his original dance writings have been brought together in this new paperback edition. Presented in chronological order, they provide insight into how Denby's dance theories and reviewing methods evolved as well as an informal, yet fascinating history of the dance in New York. The simple elegance of the writing in these pieces, their evocative powers, and their extraordinary timelessness ensure that they will remain an essential part of our dance literature. The critic and poet Edwin Denby's books include Mediterranean Cities, Collected Poetry, Looking at the Dance, and Dancers, Buildings, and People in the Streets
The complete poems by Blaise Cendrars( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancers, buildings and people in the streets. With an introd. by Frank O'Hara by Edwin Denby( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comments on American and European professional dancing from 1950 to the present, by a prominent dance critic
The second hurricane : a play-opera for high school performance by Aaron Copland( )

15 editions published between 1937 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second hurricane : In the beginning by Aaron Copland( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil Welliver : paintings, 1966-1980 : [exhibition] by Neil Welliver( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Edwin Denby( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. W's last sandwich; a romance by Edwin Denby( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second hurricane : a play opera in two acts by Aaron Copland( Recording )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet by Alexey Brodovitch( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning by Edwin Denby( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet : 104 photographs by Alexey Brodovitch by Alexey Brodowitch( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexey Brodovitch's Ballet was published in 1945 by J.J. Augustin and includes images of rehearsals and performances of ballet companies visiting New York. This edition reproduces every page spread along with a contemporary essay written by leading Brodovitch scholar Kerry William Purcell
An album of modern poetry : an anthology read by the poets by Oscar Williams( Recording )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frost: Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening; The road not taken; My objection to being stepped on; Away!; Directive.--Stevens: So-and-so reclining on her couch; Mountains covered with cats.--Ransom: Captain Carpenter.--Moore: Spenser's Ireland.--Eliot: Journey of the Magi; Gerontion.--Muir: In love for long; The rider victory.--Williams: The yachts.--Jeffers: The bloody sire.--Millay: Recuerdo (We were very tired, we were very merry); Love is not all; Oh, sleep forever.--Graves: The legs; The naked and the nude.--Aiken: The room; Rimbaud and Verlaine.--MacLeish: The end of the world.--Reed: Naming of parts; Judging distances.--Rukeyser: Eyes of night-time.--Tate: Sonnets at Christmas.--Williams: The leg in the subway.--Auden: Musée des beaux arts; The unknown citizen.--Spencer: The inflatable globe.--Eberhart: The horse chestnut tree; The groundhog.--Spender: Ultima ratio regum; I think continually of those who were truly great.--Nash: Portrait of the artist as a prematurely old man; The sea-gull; I never even suggested it.--Moore: The noise that time makes.--Empson: Legal fiction.--Derwood: Elegy on Gordon Barber; With God conversing.--Barker: Three memorial sonnets for two young seamen; Sonnet to my mother; News of the world I; News of the world II; News of the world III.--Watkins: Discoveries; The healing of the leper.--Fuller: Meditation.--Masters: Anne Rutledge; Lucinda Matlock.--Bogan: The dream.--Kunitz: The science of the night.--Adams: Country summer.--Lowell: Where the rainbow ends.--Roethke: Elegy for Jane; The shimmer of evil; I knew a woman.--Schwartz: The heavy bear who goes with me.--Garrigue: The stranger; Forest.--Wilbur: Juggler; Advice to a prophet.--Cummings: Rain or hail; Except in your honour.--Rodgers: Neither here nor there; Directions to a rebel.--Denby: First warm days.--Honig: The gazebos.--Nemerov: The goose fish.--Herschberger: In panelled rooms; The huron.--Bennett: To Eliza, Duchess of Dorset.--Hughes: The thought-fox.--Thompson: A love for Patsy.--Merwin: Saint Sebastian; Leviathan
New York, N. Why? by Rudy Burckhardt( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This remarkable album is a collaboration between Rudy Burckhardt, one of the great New York photographers of the 1930s and 40s, and his companion and lifelong friend, the poet and dance critic Edwin Denby. Previously unpublished, and reproduced here in facsimile, New York, N. Why? is a unique, handmade book containing 67 photographs and seven sonnets. Now in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, it contains many of Burckhardt's best-known images, dazzlingly sequenced into three urban themes: advertising, pedestrians, and street furniture. The photographer and poet met in Basel, Switzerland in 1934 and moved the following year to New York. There, the Burckhardt instinctively sought out what others overlooked -- the abstract modernist tableaux of fire hydrants, standpipes, cornices, and columns; the readymade collage of newsstands and storefronts; and the complex choreography of pedestrians darting and weaving through crowded intersections. An accompanying essay by Doug Eklund, Associate Curator in the Department of Photographs ... examines the album in relation to Burckhardt's contemporaneous films, Denby's pioneering writing on dance from the same moment, and the origins of the New York School in painting, photography, and poetry"--Publisher's website
Snoring in New York by Edwin Denby( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miltie is a hackie : a libretto by Edwin Denby( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aerial : a collection of poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American poetry : the twentieth century
Dance writings & poetryDance writingsBallet : 104 photographs by Alexey Brodovitch
Alternative Names
Danby, Edwin Orr 1903-1983

Denby, Edwin, 1903-

Denby, Edwin Orr 1903-1983

Edwin Denby Amerikaans auteur (1903-1983)

Edwin Denby Dance critic and poet

Edwin Denby US-amerikanischer Balletttänzer, Schauspieler, Kritiker (Tanz) und Dichter

Edwin Orr Denby

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