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Meredith, William 1919-2007

Overview
Works: 291 works in 460 publications in 1 language and 7,950 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Instrumentalist, Performer, Signer, Inscriber, Other
Classifications: PS3525.E588, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Meredith
Partial accounts : new and selected poems by William Meredith( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effort at speech : new and selected poems by William Meredith( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This, the definitive collection of Meredith's life work, contains poems chosen by Meredith from Love Letter from an Impossible Land, Ships and Other Figures, the Open Sea, and etc. Several new poems are included
The cheer by William Meredith( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth walk: new and selected poems by William Meredith( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wreck of the Thresher, and other poems by William Meredith( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcools : Poems, 1898-1913 by Guillaume Apollinaire( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazard, the painter : [poems] by William Meredith( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love letter from an impossible land by William Meredith( Book )

15 editions published between 1944 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open sea, and other poems by William Meredith( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems are hard to read by William Meredith( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasons for poetry & the reason for criticism : two lectures delivered at the Library of Congress on May 7, 1979, and May 5, 1980 by William Meredith( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Reason for Poetry," the first of two lectures contained in this booklet, the poet William Meredith argues for a more generous definition of poetry. To move away from the narrow appreciation of poetry as "what I like," Meredith suggests that readers must shift their focus from their own expectations on reading a poem to an understanding of the poet's intentions. He describes the three roles the poet can assume as: dissident--trying to create a ritual for effecting change; apologist--possibly focusing on errors or imperfections in society and human nature, but implying an underlying acceptance of the model; and solitary--establishing intense, though limited, agreement with the reader as individual to individual. Far from being definitive, he argues, these descriptions merely awaken the reader to the infinity of intentions one can allow the poet. He concludes that it is in being generous with the poet that the reader discovers one of the greatest powers of poetry--the power to astonish. In "The Reason for Criticism," the second lecture in the booklet, Meredith advocates a similar generosity of spirit among critics. Using his own poetry and various pieces of criticism, Meredith distinguishes between constructive and destructive criticism. Impressionistic and oblique praise, he suggests, can enlighten a subject critically more effectively than the most attentive destructive act. (Mm)
Poets of Bulgaria by William Meredith( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American tapestry : chamber music by US composers by Max Lifchitz( )

1 edition published in 2004 and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ships and other figures. [Poems] by William Meredith( Book )

6 editions published between 1948 and 1981 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Window on the Black Sea : Bulgarian poetry in translation( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18th century English minor poets by Mackie L Jarrell( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelley by Stephen Spender( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pocket-sized anthology of poems by Romantic-era poet Percy Bysshe Shelley
University and college poetry prizes, 1960-1966 : in memory of Mrs. Fanny Fay Wood by Academy of American Poets( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their own voices : a century of recorded poetry by Rebekah Presson Mosby( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets read their own work, recorded at various times and places
Robert Hayden by Robert Hayden( Recording )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A number of poems are from American Journal, which was nominated for the National Book Award in 1978 including: Elegies for Paradise Valley, Soledad, Monet's waterlilies, and "Mystery boy" looks for kin in Nashville
 
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Effort at speech : new and selected poems
Alternative Names
Meredit, Uili︠a︡m 1919-2007

Meredith Jr., William Morris

Meredith, William Morris 1919-2007

William Meredith

William Meredith Amerikaans dichter (1919-2007)

William Meredith US-amerikanischer Dichter

William Morris Meredith amerikansk poet

William Morris Meredith, Jr.

Ουίλιαμ Μέρεντιθ

Мередит, Уилям 1919-2007

Уилям Морис Мередит

ויליאם מרדית'

Languages
English (146)

Covers
In their own voices : a century of recorded poetry