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Jackson, Laura (Riding) 1901-1991

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Works: 271 works in 552 publications in 2 languages and 9,323 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Biography  Free verse  Legends  Poetry  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Translator, Inscriber, Signer, Editor, ed, Creator, Corrector
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 )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress of stories by Laura Riding( Book )

29 editions published between 1935 and 2003 in English and held by 497 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 430 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 414 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 pamphlet against anthologies by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

11 editions published between 1928 and 1978 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of modernist poetry by Laura Riding( Book )

20 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The telling by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

6 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Trojan ending by Laura Riding( Book )

4 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatole France at home by Anatole France( Book )

2 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1939 and 1995 in English and held by 164 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 )

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

Anarchism is not enough by Laura Riding( Book )

8 editions published between 1928 and 2001 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anarchism Is Not Enough is a manifesto against systematic thinking, a difficult book by a famously difficult writer. For the scope of its critical imagination, it is the most radical work of Laura Riding's early period. Published in 1928, when Riding was twenty-seven, Anarchism is a kind of early autobiographia literaria. Long out of print and now available for the first time in paperback, this is one of the most imaginative and daring works of literary theory ever written by a modernist figure."--Jacket
Contemporaries and snobs by Laura Riding( Book )

5 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 108 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 )

5 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 81 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

A selection of the poems of Laura Riding by Laura Riding( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1930 in Undetermined and English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The word woman and other related writings
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controlled identityL. R., 1901-1991

controlled identityOutcome, Lilith, 1901-1991

controlled identityReiter, Lilian, 1901-1991

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controlled identityRiding, Laura, 1901-1991

controlled identityVara, Madeleine, 1901-1991

Gottschalk, Laura Riding.

Gottschalk Laura Riding 1901-1991

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Laura Riding Amerikaans dichteres (1901-1991)

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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

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The word woman and other related writingsFirst awakenings : the early poems of Laura RidingA survey of modernist poetryThe tellingLives of wivesAnarchism is not enoughA selection of the poems of Laura Riding