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Bradstreet, Anne 1612?-1672

Overview
Works: 283 works in 672 publications in 3 languages and 27,863 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Christian poetry  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Other, Lyricist, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: PS711, 811.1
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Most widely held works by Anne Bradstreet
The works of Anne Bradstreet by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

49 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,357 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 works of Anne Bradstreet, in prose and verse by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

50 editions published between 1867 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Anne Bradstreet by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 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 )

29 editions published between 1650 and 2001 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early New England meditative poetry by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's inner world : selected poetry and prose of Anne Bradstreet by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 458 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
A concordance to the complete works of Anne Bradstreet by Raymond A Craig( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry hall of fame collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 106 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
Songfest : a cycle of American poems for six singers and orchestra by Leonard Bernstein( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Mrs. Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) together with her prose remains by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

10 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To my husband and other poems by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon my Daughter Hannah Wiggin her recovery from a dangerous feaverOn my Sons Return out of England, July 17, 1661; Upon my dear and loving husband his goeing into England, Jan. 16, 1661; In my Solitary houres in my dear husband his Absence; In thankfull Remembrance for my dear husbands safe Arrivall Sept. 3, 1662; "As weary pilgrim, now at rest"; In thankfull acknowledgment for the letters I received from my husband out of England; IV / CONTEMPLATIONS; V / DIALOGUES AND LAMENTATIONS; The Flesh and the Spirit; The Vanity of all worldly things; Davids Lamentation for Saul and Jonathan
A dialogue between Old England and New, and other poems by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo,sheng wei nu ren by Mansu Qian( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Bradstreet by Josephine Ketcham Piercy( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical examination appraising this seventeenth century poet's writings
Early American poetry : Selections from Bradstreet, Taylor, Dwight, Freneau, and Bryant( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a major-figure anthology of American poetry in the colonial and early national periods. It examines the changing patterns of our literature through the work of five poets, each representative of a period in America's cultural development but distinctive as well, speaking in a personal voice on a variety of themes. - Preface
Several poems compiled with a great variety of wit and learning, full of delight ... by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

5 editions published in 1758 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Anne Bradstreet by Pattie Lee Cowell( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

14 editions published between 1867 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Early New England meditative poetry
Alternative Names
Anna Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet Amerikaans schrijfster

Anne Bradstreet Amerikaans schrijver

Anne Bradstreet amerikai írónő

Anne Bradstreet amerikanische Dichterin

Anne Bradstreet amerikansk poet

Anne Bradstreet poetessa statunitense

Bradstreet, Ann

Bradstreet Ann 1612?-1672

Bradstreet, Anne 1612?-1672

Bradstreet, Anne D.

Bradstreet, Anne Dudley

Bradstreet Anne Dudley 1612?-1672

Dudley, Anne 1612?-1672

Dudley Bradstreet, Anne 1612-1672

Gentlewoman of New-England

Gentlewoman of New-England 1612?-1672

Gentlewoman of New-England amerikansk poet

Анна Бредстрит

Анна Брэдстрит

Ен Брадстрит

ان بردستریت شاعر آمریکایی

アン・ブラッドストリート

ブラッドストリート, アン

Languages
English (319)

Chinese (1)

French (1)

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Early New England meditative poetryA concordance to the complete works of Anne BradstreetThe poems of Mrs. Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) together with her prose remainsTo my husband and other poemsEarly American poetry : Selections from Bradstreet, Taylor, Dwight, Freneau, and BryantThe worksAn American triptych : Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich