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Jackson, Laura (Riding) 1901-1991

Works: 281 works in 540 publications in 2 languages and 9,284 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Free verse  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Biography  Legends  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Translator, Inscriber, ed, Signer, Corrector, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3519.A363, 811.52
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The poems of Laura Riding : a new edition of the 1938 collection by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terje Dragseth står bak denne første gjendiktningen av Laura Ridings dikt til norsk. Laura Riding Jackson ble født i New York i 1901. Hennes første dikt ble publisert i 1923 og hun publiserte flere samlinger fram til 1939. 53 s. Ib. 2004
Progress of stories by Laura Riding( Book )

30 editions published between 1935 and 2003 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word woman and other related writings by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First awakenings : the early poems of Laura Riding by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Laura Riding sailed for England in December, 1925, she left many of her personal belongings in the safekeeping of a friend in Greenwich Village. Among these items was a box containing the typescripts of more than two hundred poems, a few of which had been published in magazines such as The Fugitive, Poetry Nomad, Lyric West, and Contemporary Verse. Then aged twenty-four, Laura Riding had already been hailed as a leading voice of her generation. She had come to New York to pursue a life devoted to poetry, but saw her American contemporaries as lacking a seriousness, both poetic and personal, which she considered to be the poet's essential attribute. So when an invitation came from Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson in England, she accepted. In Europe she found "solitariness in which to probe the reality of poetry as a spiritual, not merely literary, inheritance." Although by 1938 she could say that "to live in, by, for the reasons of, poems is to habituate oneself to the good existence," her probing finally led her to renounce poetry; she had found poetic utterance inherently incapable of yielding the full truth-potential of words. Meanwhile the correspondence with the friend in New York had continued. In 1979 her friend wrote that she had discovered, in storage, the cache of poems left behind. Arrangements were made for its return, and during the months before her death in 1991, Laura (Riding) Jackson was preparing these early poems for publication. Rediscovering these poems of her youth, Laura (Riding) Jackson saw in them "a precise anticipation of an envisaged whole of poetry." Readers will find here the same confident authorial presence that permeates the "self-determining canon" of her poetic work, which she identified as her Collected Poems of 1938 (reprinted in 1980 by Persea as The Poems of Laura Riding), many of the themes developed in her later work, and a characteristic freshness of vision and scrupulosity of word-use. These poems are experiments in what poetry can do. They are early stepping stones on the path that led Laura (Riding) Jackson ultimately to a realization of what poetry cannot do. Those familiar with the poetry of Laura Riding will read First Awakenings with the delight of enlarged recognition, and those approaching it as an introduction to her work will find direction for the mind's journey
A survey of modernist poetry by Laura Riding( Book )

23 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The books paired here make up the first collaborative study of 'Modernist' poetry by two of the twentieth century's most important and original poets. In A Survey of Modernist Poetry, Laura Riding and Robert Graves produce a contemporary reaction to the early experimentation of writers such as Eliot, Pound and e.e. cummings. Their close critical readings are deployed, along the way, in an engagement with Shakespeare scholarship, issues of populism and elitism and an attempt to define - perhaps to invent - that elusive creature known as 'the common reader'." "The Survey contains readings of modern poems and movements and is an illuminating and polemical account of the beginnings of modernism. It is an important resource but also a valuable critical text in the reception and development of modernist poetry in English. A Pamphlet Against Anthologies is an entertaining polemic against the perceived iniquities of the trade anthology. A statement of poetic integrity, it poses awkward questions about the production and consumption of art in the mass markets of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries."--Jacket
A pamphlet against anthologies by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

6 editions published between 1928 and 1970 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The telling by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Laura (Riding) Jackson, two decades of intense poetic dedication finally revealed poetry itself to be a 'usurping occupant'. It was a long time before she felt ready to publish this post-poetic testament, the book she called a 'personal evangel'. The work of a poet who renounced poetry in mid-life because it hampered the way to something further in language, The Telling stands central to her work and unique in the intellectual history of the twentieth century." "The language-quality of The Telling is distinctive; so too is the author's vision of human fulfilment as attainable through truth-speaking. The core-part of the book, in 62 numbered sections, is followed by a 'Preface for a Second Reading', and in turn by the confiding 'Some After-Speaking: Private Words'. This concentric series of extending considerations - linguistic, literary, social, spiritual - completes the book, while leaving its thought open to further exploration."--BOOK JACKET
Collected poems by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

6 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Trojan ending by Laura Riding( Book )

5 editions published between 1937 and 1984 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatole France at home by Anatole France( Book )

2 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of wives by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

7 editions published between 1939 and 1995 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern history really begins with the founding of the Persian Empire. The first emphatic punctuation in history after this is the time of Alexander and Aristotle; and the next after that is the time of Herod the Great. In the language of Daniel: ancient times were of gold and silver; the age of Cyrus the Persian was of brass; the age of Alexander, of iron, later mixed with clay. And then came the stone which broke into pieces this image of many metals: unhewn stone, like that of the altar of burnt-offerings at Jerusalem. I have called my version of these three crucial ages preceding the Christian Era LIVES OF WIVES because the principal male characters are here written of as husbands rather than as heroes." So reads the Foreword to this remarkable study of ancient history, first published in 1939, shortly after Riding's Collected Poems. Riding rewrites history, employing factual accuracy to reconceive what the history books have left out, foregrounding what male-dominated societies have left to the background and imagination
The left heresy in literature and life by Harry Kemp( Book )

3 editions published between 1939 and 1974 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anarchism is not enough by Laura Riding( Book )

10 editions published between 1928 and 2001 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manifesto against systematic thinking contains work of the period 1925-1939
Contemporaries and snobs by Laura Riding( Book )

5 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three essays on contemporary poetry and criticism
Voltaire, a biographical fantasy by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

5 editions published between 1927 and 1978 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The close chaplet by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

3 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though gently by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experts are puzzled by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

4 editions published between 1930 and 2018 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty poems less by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems: A joking word by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The word woman and other related writings
Alternative Names

controlled identityL. R., 1901-1991

controlled identityOutcome, Lilith, 1901-1991

controlled identityReiter, Lilian, 1901-1991

controlled identityRich, Barbara

controlled identityRiding, Laura, 1901-1991

controlled identityVara, Madeleine, 1901-1991

Gottschalk, Laura Riding.

Gottschalk Laura Riding 1901-1991

Jackson, Laura

Jackson, Laura (1901-1991).

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Laura Riding Amerikaans dichteres (1901-1991)

Laura Riding écrivaine américaine

Laura (Riding) Jackson

Laura Riding US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Outcome, Lilith.

Reichenthal, Laura.

Reichenthal, Laura 1901-1991

Reiter, Lilian.

Reiter, Lilian, 1901-1991

Rich, Barbara

Riding Jackson, Laura

Riding Jackson, Laura 1901-1991

Riding, Laura.

Riding Laura 1901-1991

Riding, Laura Reichenthal

Riding Laura Reichenthal 1901-1991

Vara, Madeleine.

Vara, Madeleine, 1901-1991

Райдинг, Лора


The word woman and other related writingsFirst awakenings : the early poems of Laura RidingA survey of modernist poetryThe tellingLives of wivesAnarchism is not enoughRational meaning : a new foundation for the definition of words, and supplementary essays