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Bradstreet, Anne 1612?-1672

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Works: 264 works in 586 publications in 2 languages and 26,688 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Concordances 
Roles: Other, Lyricist
Classifications: PS711, 811.1
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The works of Anne Bradstreet by Anne Bradstreet ( Book )
84 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synopsis: Anne Bradstreet, the first true poet in the American colonies, wrote at a time and in a place where any literary creation was rare and difficult and that of a woman more unusual still. Born in England and brought up in the household of the Earl of Lincoln where her father, Thomas Dudley, was steward, Anne Bradstreet sailed to Massachusetts Bay in 1630, shortly after her marriage at sixteen to Simon Bradstreet. For the next forty years she lived in the New England wilderness, raising a family of eight, combating sickness and hardship, and writing the verse that made her, as the poet Adrienne Rich says in her Foreword to this edition, "the first non-didactic American poet, the first to give an embodiment to American nature, the first in whom personal intention appears to precede Puritan dogma as an impulse to verse." All Anne Bradstreet's extant poetry and prose is published here with modernized spelling and punctuation. This volume reproduces the second edition of Several Poems, brought out in Boston in 1678, as well as the contents of a manuscript first printed in 1857. Adrienne Rich's Foreword offers a sensitive and illuminating critique of Anne Bradstreet both as a person and as a writer, and the Introduction, scholarly notes, and appendices by Jeannine Hensley make this an authoritative edition. Adrienne Rich observes, "Intellectual intensity among women gave cause for uneasiness" at this period - a fact borne out by the lines in the Prologue to the early poems: "I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits." The broad scope of Anne Bradstreet's own learning and reading is most evident in the literary and historical allusions of The Tenth Muse, the first edition of her poems, published in London in 1650. Her later verse and her prose meditations strike a more personal note, however, and reveal both a passionate religious sense and a depth of feeling for her husband, her children, the fears and disappointments she constantly faced, and the consoling power of nature. Imbued with a Puritan striving to turn all events to the glory of God, these writings bear the mark of a woman of strong spirit, charm, delicacy, and wit: in their intimate and meditative quality Anne Bradstreet is established as a poet of sensibility and permanent stature
The complete works of Anne Bradstreet by Anne Bradstreet ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tenth Muse (1650) and, from the manuscripts: Meditations divine and morall, together with letters and occasional pieces by Anne Bradstreet ( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Early New England meditative poetry by Anne Bradstreet ( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman's inner world : selected poetry and prose of Anne Bradstreet by Anne Bradstreet ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Notes on Copy Texts and Texts: This edition provides the student, the scholar, and interested reader with an accurate, modern version of those poems and prose selections which deal with Anne Bradstreet's inner feminist world. Thus, the focus is on the poet's perception of her life and role in seventeenth century America, a place wherein men designed both secular and religious life roles leading to successful worldly achievement and recognition, and women, regardless of their artistic talents, bore the rigors and tragedies of an often painful, lonely existence. Those works revealing the poet's inner world, a uniquely feminine sphere, deserve acceptance on their own merits; therefore, I selected materials that reflect those special concerns. Included are selections from the first and second editions of Anne Bradstreet's works, as well as the poet's work from the original Andover Manuscript, a body of work left by the poet to her children and treasured by her family privately for almost two centuries
Poems of Anne Bradstreet by Anne Bradstreet ( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To my dear & loving husband by Anne Bradstreet ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A concordance to the complete works of Anne Bradstreet by Raymond A Craig ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetry hall of fame collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"133 of the world's most famous poems cleverly performed and artistically interpreted by the First Poetry Quartet and celebrity guests ... Dramatic performances by Claire Bloom, LeVar Burton, Robert Culp, Ruby Dee, Henry Fonda, Will Geer, Fred Gwynne, Valerie Harper, Jack Lemmon, Vincent Price, William Shatner, Irene Worth and other celebrities"--Container
The poems of Mrs. Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) together with her prose remains by Anne Bradstreet ( Book )
12 editions published between 1897 and 2008 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works by Anne Bradstreet ( )
7 editions published between 1867 and 1996 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To my husband and other poems by Anne Bradstreet ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Tenth Muse, 1650 Women Writers Project first electronic edition by Anne Bradstreet ( )
in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Several poems compiled with a great variety of wit and learning, full of delight ... by Anne Bradstreet ( )
2 editions published in 1758 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bradstreet, Ann
Bradstreet, Ann, 1612?-1672
Bradstreet, Anne D.
Bradstreet, Anne Dudley
Bradstreet, Anne Dudley, 1612?-1672
Dudley Bradstreet, Anne 1612-1672
Gentlewoman of New-England
Gentlewoman of New-England, 1612?-1672
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Languages
English (265)
French (1)
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