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Mendelson, Edward

Works: 199 works in 785 publications in 2 languages and 23,112 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Drama  Echo verse  Literature  Limericks  Nonsense verse  Narrative poetry  Bibliographies  Librettos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, Annotator, Donor, Adapter
Classifications: PR6001.U4, 821.912
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Most widely held works by Edward Mendelson
Collected poems by W. H Auden( Book )

84 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains all the poems that W.H. Auden wished to preserve including three poems printed for the first time and four poems he previously rejected
Early Auden by Edward Mendelson( Book )

40 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Auden's work from the start of his career until his departure for America in 1939
Selected poems by W. H Auden( Book )

46 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition presents the original versions of many poems, which Auden revised to conform to his evolving political and literary attitudes later in his career. In this volume, Edward Mendelson has restored the early versions of some thirty poems generally considered to be superior to the later versions, allowing the reader to see the entire range of Auden's work. Selected and edited by Edward Mendelson
The English Auden : poems, essays, and dramatic writings, 1927-1939 by W.H Auden( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of Auden's books of poems from the 1930s, including previously unpublished poems, are augmented by selections from his essays, reviews, film scripts, and stage and radio plays of the same period
Pynchon : a collection of critical essays by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forewords and afterwords by Wystan H Auden( Book )

29 editions published between 1943 and 1979 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays illuminate Auden's thoughts on literature, civilization, and human vision
Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938 by W. H Auden( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains Auden and Christopher Isherwood's dramatic extravaganzas The Dog Beneath the Skin, The Ascent of F 6, and On the Frontier. It also includes the two versions of Paid on Both Sides--which are so different as to constitute two works--and Auden's satiric revue The Dance of Death. Two plays appear in print for the first time, Auden and Isherwood's The Enemies of a Bishop and Auden's The Chase. Also included are Auden's prose and verse written for documentary films, a cabaret sketch, and an unpublished radio script. Many of the texts include poems by the young Auden that have never been published before. The extensive historical and textual notes trace the complex history of the production and revision of these plays, including full texts of rewritten scenes. During the years when these works were created, Auden moved from a "poetry of isolation" to more expansive and public writing. After he left Oxford at age twenty-one, during the summer of 1928, he wrote the tragicomic charade Paid on Both Sides. During the next ten years, until he left England for America, he created the increasingly ambitious works for stage, film, and broadcast that appear in this volume. The most important of these plays were written in collaboration with Isherwood. As the world political situation worsened, Isherwood and Auden's style combined the energy of popular entertainment with the urgency of sacramental ritual. --
Later Auden by Edward Mendelson( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the history of Auden's poems, and of the private and public events that went into them, from the time he moved from England to America in 1939 until his death in 1973. It completes the story begun in Edward Mendelson's Early Auden, and is even more revelatory about Auden's thought, life, and work." "Later Auden links the many changes in Auden's intellectual, emotional, religious, and erotic life with his shifting public role as a representative of political causes, as a uniformed researcher working with the U.S. Army in postwar Germany, as a public moralist, and above all as a poet."--Jacket
Homer to Brecht : the European epic and dramatic traditions by Homer( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The things that matter : what seven classic novels have to say about the stages of life by Edward Mendelson( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of how seven of the greatest English novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries portray the essential experiences of life. For Mendelson--a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University--these classic novels tell life stories that are valuable to readers who are thinking about the course of their own lives. Looking beyond theories to the individual intentions of the authors and taking into consideration their lives and times, Mendelson examines the sometimes contradictory ways in which the novels portray such major passages of life as love, marriage, and parenthood.--From publisher description
Prose and travel books in prose and verse by Wystan Hugh Auden( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 6. This sixth and final volume of W. H. Auden's prose displays a great writer's mind in its full maturity of wisdom, learning, and emotional and moral intelligence. It contains the full text of the only book that he regarded as an autobiography, A Certain World, in which he portrayed himself by selecting and commenting on writings by others that most affected him throughout his life. It also features late essays and reviews that in many cases present lightly disguised autobiographies, among them the most detailed account of his sexuality, in "Papa Was a Wise Old Sly-Boots." The appendixes gather lectures and public talks that are otherwise unpublished or unavailable. Edward Mendelson's comprehensive notes provide biographical and historical explanations of obscure references. The text includes corrections and revisions that Auden marked in personal copies of his work and that are published here for the first time. --
Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With fantastic characters and enchanting, rhythmic, and sometimes nonsense language, Lewis Carroll created magical wonderlands. In his worlds, many things appear upside down and inside out, the rules of logic just don't apply, and everything pompous gets cut down to size. No surprise, then, that children love to visit there, sliding down the rabbit hole with Alice, battling the dreaded Jabberwock, or hunting for that mythical Snark. Carroll's classic works have never lost their fascination, and these 26 selections, along with Eric Copeland's savagely funny paintings that bring his fantastic realms to life, will become favorites with young readers. They'll also appreciate uncovering the true stories behind each tale and learning that many of Carroll's poems mocked the most popular--and humorless--verses of his period. Included are many beloved excerpts from the Alice books, as well as "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "Father William," and others, all especially wonderful to read aloud! Particularly beneficial for reading along with children are notes on unfamiliar words and recurrent themes, a word glossary, and a biography of the inscrutable and complex Carroll--aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
W.H. Auden: a bibliography 1924-1969 by B. C Bloomfield( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman : libretti and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1939-1973 by W. H Auden( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book contains two radio plays - The Dark Valley, a monologue written by Auden alone, and The Rocking Horse Winner, written with James Stern and based on a story by D.H. Lawrence. Also included are the unpublished masque that Auden wrote for Kallman's twenty-second birthday, the unpublished versions of The Duchess of Malfi that Auden prepared with Bertolt Brecht, scenarios for a film script and a libretto that were never completed, Auden's narrative for the medieval Play of Daniel, two narratives for documentary films, and his song lyrics written for Man of La Mancha before the producer decided to use a different lyricist."--Jacket
Edward Lear by Edward Lear( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides examples of Lear's best poems, combined with original art
As I walked out one evening : songs, ballads, lullabies, limericks, and other light verse by W. H Auden( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of over 120 of Auden's lighter poems
Moral agents : Eight Twentieth-Century American writers by Edward Mendelson( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of contemporary America's leading critics and scholars offers a provocative reassessment of the lives and work of eight influential twentieth- century American writers: Lionel Trilling Dwight Macdonald W.H. Auden William Maxwell Saul Bellow Alfred Kazin Norman Mailer Frank O'Hara Drawing on newly published letters and diaries, Edward Mendelson explores the responses of these writers, very public figures all, to major historical events--among them the rise and fall of fascism, the cold war, the struggles for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, and the sexual revolution--and shows how intensely personal concerns, relating to childhood, religion, status, sex, and money, largely shaped their views. Mendelson's vivid portraits cut to the quick, changing our perceptions of these brilliant, complicated, often deeply troubled men while offering readers a new understanding of their contributions to American intellectual and political life"--
Early Auden, later Auden : a critical biography by Edward Mendelson( Book )

16 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presented in one volume for the very first time, and updated with new archival discoveries, Early Auden, Later Auden reintroduces Edward Mendelson's acclaimed, two-part biography of W.H. Auden (1907-73), one of the greatest literary figures of the twentieth century. This book offers a detailed history and interpretation of Auden's oeuvre, spanning the duration of his career from juvenilia to his final works in poetry as well as theatre, film, radio, opera, essays, and lectures. Early Auden, Later Auden begins with Auden's emigration from England to the United States. The book follows the evolution of his thought, offering a comparison of the poet's views at various junctures over a lifetime. With penetrating insight, Mendelson examines Auden's early ideas, methods, and personal transitions as reflected in poems, manuscripts and private papers. The book then links changes in Auden's intellectual, emotional and religious experience with his shifting public role--showing the depth of his personal struggles with self and with fame, and the means by which these internal conflicts were reflected in his art in later years."--
The complete works of W.H. Auden by W. H Auden( Book )

in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems [of] W.H. Auden by W. H Auden( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938
Early AudenSelected poemsThe English Auden : poems, essays, and dramatic writings, 1927-1939Plays and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1928-1938Later AudenThe things that matter : what seven classic novels have to say about the stages of lifeProse and travel books in prose and verseLewis Carroll
Alternative Names
Edward Mendelson académico estadounidense

Edward Mendelson académicu estauxunidense

Edward Mendelson American academic

Mendelson, Edward James 1946-

Мендельсон, Эдуард

ادوارد مندلسون

멘델슨, 에드워드 1946-

English (424)

Chinese (1)