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Haffenden, John

Works: 78 works in 469 publications in 1 language and 15,661 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Interviews  History  Personal correspondence  Autobiographies  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR6009.M7, 821.912
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Most widely held works by John Haffenden
W.H. Auden, the critical heritage by W. H Auden( )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Auden (1907-1973). Born in Britain, later bacame a US citizen, hailed as a prophetic genius, brilliant satirist and lyricist. Writings inlcude: Poems, The Orators, Look Stranger. Volume covers the period 1930-1977
William Empson : against the Christians by John Haffenden( )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Empson (1906-1984) was the foremost English literary critic of the twentieth century. His public life and travels took him through many of the major events of the modern world. This compelling account is the second of two volumes exploring his remarkable life and work
The letters of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( )

47 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume of Eliot's correspondence covers his childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, through 1922, when he married and settled in England. Volume two covers the time period of Eliot's publication of The Hallow Men and his developing ideas about poetry In volume three he undertakes a new career as publisher while continuing to write
William Empson : among the Mandarins by John Haffenden( )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Empson (1906-1984) was the foremost English literary critic of the twentieth century. He was a man of huge energy and curiosity and a genuine eccentric. The discovery of contraceptives in his possession at Cambridge led to his losing a fellowship, yet his first book, drafted while he was still an undergraduate, brought him world-wide fame. Empson invented modern literary criticism in English, challenging received doctrine in life and literature. "It is a very good thing for a poet ... to be saying something which is considered very shocking at the time," he maintained. His public life took him through the rise of imperialism in Japan, the Sino-Japanese war in China, wartime propaganda for the BBC, and the Chinese civil war and Communist takeover of Peking in 1949. His friends and sparring partners included I.A. Richards, J.B.S. Haldane, George Orwell, Robert Lowell, Dylan Thomas, Stephen Spender, Helen Gardner, and T.S. Eliot. --From publisher description
The life of John Berryman by John Haffenden( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Berryman occupies a central place among the outstanding poets of recent times. Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, which Edmund Wilson called "the most distinguished long poem by an American since "The Waste Land", and The Dream Songs, an astonishing modern epic in which Berryman displayed much of his personality and experience, together earned him the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. The autobiographical daring of his poetry, which began as early as 1947 with Berryman's Sonnets, a sequence charting the fortunes of a love affair (not published until 1976), roused the wide interest in the poet's life-story which this biography is designed to meet. -- Book jacket
Berryman's Shakespeare by John Berryman( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's early comedy; Shakespeare at thirty; Pathos and dream; The world of action; All's well; The crisis; The tragic substance; The end; Shakespeare's last word; Project: an edition of King Lear; Textual introduction [King Lear]; Staging [Lear]; The conceiving of King Lear; Letters on Lear; William Houghton, William Haughton, The Shrew and the Sonnets; The sonnets; The Comedy of Errors; 1590: King John; 2 Henry VI; 3 Henry VI; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; On Macbeth; Shakespeare's poor relation: 2 Henry IV; Shakespeare's reality
John Berryman, a critical commentary by John Haffenden( Book )

15 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of William Empson by William Empson( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edited collection of letters by William Empson (1906-1984), one of the foremost writers and literary critics of the twentieth century, covers the entirety of his career. Parts of the correspondence record the development of ideas that were to come to fruition in seminal texts including Seven Types of Ambiguity, The Structure of Complex Words, and Milton's God. The topics of other letters range from Shakespeare's Dark Lady to Marvell's marriage and Byron's bisexuality. Empson relished correspondence that was combative, if not downright aggressive. As a result, parts of this edition take the form of a serial disputation with other critics of the period." "All readers of literary history and criticism will stand to benefit from this edition. Empson is universally credited as the man who 'invented' modern literary criticism and these writings make a signal addition to the canon of his works. This selection provides a context for the evaluation of Empson's total literary output; and in many letters Empson seeks to defend his ideas against both published and personal attacks. This volume not only fills in all the missing links, it adds up to a completely new volume of critical writings by Empson."--BOOK JACKET
Essays on Renaissance literature by William Empson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the success in paperback of William Empson's Essays on Shakespeare (1986), this first volume of his Essays on Renaissance Literature (1993) now appears in an accessible format. The volume gathers Empson's passionate and controversial essays on John Donne in the context of contemporary science, and includes previously unpublished pieces on some of the most influential Renaissance writers and scientists. Edited and introduced by leading Empson scholar John Haffenden, this is a book for anyone interested in the Renaissance, the history of science, and the history of literary criticism. 'Some of these passages have a sweep as grand as Empson found in Donne.' Eric Griffiths, The Times Literary Supplement 'Empson's achievement here as elsewhere comes from the generosity of spirit which made him consistently a great critic.' The New York Review of Books
Novelists in interview by John Haffenden( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews met hedendaagse Engelse romanschrijvers
Argufying : essays on literature and culture by William Empson( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal beasts and other works by William Empson( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.2: "Volume Two: 1923-1925 covers the early years of Eliot's editorship of The Criterion, publication of The Hollow Men, and his developing thought about poetry and poetics. The volume offers 1,400 letters, charting Eliot's journey toward conversion to the Anglican faith, as well as his transformation from banker to publisher and his appointment as director of the new publishing house Faber & Gwyer. The prolific and various correspondence in this volume testifies to Eliot's growing influence as cultural commentator and editor." -- Publisher's description
Viewpoints : poets in conversation with John Haffenden by John Haffenden( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strengths of Shakespeare's shrew : essays, memoirs, and reviews by William Empson( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poems of William Empson by William Empson( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poems by William Empson( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of T. S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1932 and 1933, the years covered in this sixth volume of the letters of T. S. Eliot, mark a period the Nobel Prize-winning poet, playwright, and essayist referred to as "the happiest I can ever remember in my life." Written largely during his Depression Era travels across the United States, Eliot's correspondences deal in part with his determination to dissolve his torturous eighteen-year marriage with Vivian. Rich in gossip gleaned during his tenure as Harvard lecturer and on a speaking tour that took him from New York to California, the letters describe Eliot's encounters with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, Marianne Moore, and other notable figures of the day. The close of 1933 finds Eliot back in England where his is commissioned to write "The Rock: a Pageant Play", a collaborative effort that will be the proving found for his subsequent theatrical triumph "Murder in the Cathedral"
The letters of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The letters between Eliot and his associates, family and friends - his correspondents range from the Archbishop of York and the American philosopher Paul Elmer More to the writers Virginia Woolf, Herbert Read and Ralph Hodgson - serve to illuminate the ways in which his Anglo-Catholic convictions could, at times, prove a self-chastising and even alienating force. 'Anyone who has been moving among intellectual circles and comes to the Church, may experience an odd and rather exhilarating feeling of isolation, ' he remarks. Notwithstanding, he becomes fully involved in doctrinal controversy: he espouses the Church as an arena of discipline and order. Eliot's relationship with his wife, Vivien, continues to be turbulent, and at times desperate, as her mental health deteriorates and the communication between husband and wife threatens, at the coming end of the year, to break down completely. At the close of this volume Eliot will accept a visiting professorship at Harvard University, which will take him away from England and Vivien for the academic year 1932-33"--Publisher's description
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W.H. Auden, the critical heritage
William Empson : against the ChristiansThe letters of T.S. EliotWilliam Empson : among the MandarinsBerryman's ShakespeareJohn Berryman, a critical commentarySelected letters of William EmpsonEssays on Renaissance literatureThe letters of T.S. Eliot
Alternative Names
Haffenden, John Charles Robert

John Haffenden British academic

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