WorldCat Identities

Lewalski, Barbara Kiefer 1931-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 242 publications in 1 language and 11,417 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Comedy plays  Sources  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Interactive multimedia  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2828.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski
Milton's brief epic; the genre, meaning, and art of Paradise regained by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of John Milton : a critical biography by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Milton's many and various works include magnificent poems, polemics, history, theology, and treatises on political, ecclesiastical, educational, and social issues. No writer before Milton defined himself so self-consciously as an author - both in prose and in poetry - as his God-given vocation." "In her detailed account of Milton's life and career, Barbara Lewalski provides a close analysis of his prose and poetry, focusing on the development of his ideas and his art. She shows how Milton, even as a young poet, constructed himself as a new kind of author, commanding astonishing resources of learning and artistry to develop a radical politics, reformist poetics, and an inherently revolutionary prophetic voice." "This insightful portrayal of Milton's life, thought, and writing as well as his contribution to public life, is an important, stimulating, and timely contribution to Milton scholarship."--Jacket
Protestant poetics and the seventeenth-century religious lyric by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing women in Jacobean England by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When was feminism born - in the 1960s, or in the 1660s? For England, one might answer: the early decades of the seventeenth century. James I was King of England, and women were expected to be chaste, obedient, subordinate, and silent. Some, however, were not, and these are the women who interest Barbara Lewalski - those who, as queens and petitioners, patrons and historians and poets, took up the pen to challenge and subvert the repressive patriarchal ideology of Jacobean England. Setting out to show how these women wrote themselves into their culture, Lewalski rewrites Renaissance history to include some of its most compelling - and neglected - voices. As a culture dominated by a powerful Queen gave way to the rule of a patriarchal ideologue, a woman's subjection to father and husband came to symbolize the subjection of all English people to their monarch, and all Christians to God. Remarkably enough, it is in this repressive Jacobean milieu that we first hear Englishwomen's own voices in some number. Elizabeth Cary, Aemilia Lanyer, Rachel Speght, and Mary Wroth published original poems, dramas, and prose of considerable scope and merit; others inscribed their thoughts and experiences in letters and memoirs. Queen Anne used the court masque to assert her place in palace politics, while Princess Elizabeth herself stood as a symbol of resistance to Jacobean patriarchy. By looking at these women through their works, Lewalski documents the flourishing of a sense of feminine identity and expression in spite of - or perhaps because of - the constraints of the time. The result is a fascinating sampling of Jacobean women's lives and works, restored to their rightful place in literary history and cultural politics. In these women's voices and perspectives, Lewalski identifies an early challenge to the dominant culture - and an ongoing challenge to our understanding of the Renaissance world
Donne's Anniversaries and the poetry of praise: the creation of a symbolic mode by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his occasional poetry, and especially in his two elegaic Anniversary poems, Donne created a special symbolic mode in seventeenth-century poetry of praise and compliment. Barbara Kiefer Lewalski's reading of the Anniversary poems recognizes them as complex mixed-genre works which weld together formal, thematic, and structural elements from the occasional poem of praise, the funeral elegy, the funeral sermon, the hymn, the anatomy, and the Protestant meditation. Focusing especially on theme and structure, her reading demonstrates the coherent symbolic method and meaning of these poems and a
Paradise lost and the rhetoric of literary forms by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive study interprets Paradise Lost as a rhetoric of literary forms, by attending to the broad spectrum of literary genres, modes, and exemplary works Milton incorporates within that poem. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton
Renaissance genres : essays on theory, history, and interpretation( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polemics and poems of Rachel Speght by Rachel Speght( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Speght (1597-?) was the first Englishwoman to identify herself as a polemicist and critic of contemporary gender ideology. This study discusses both her tract, "A Mouzell for Melastomus" (1617) and her volume of poetry, "Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed" (1612)
Major poets of the earlier seventeenth century: Donne, Herbert, Vaughan, Crashaw, Jonson, Herrick, Marvell by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise lost by John Milton( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative edition of Milton's great epic, "Paradise Lost", presents the poem in the original language (spelling and punctuation) of its 1674 publication. It thereby recovers pronunciations, sonorities, and rhythms often lost in modernized editions. Barbara K. Lewalski offers readers the opportunity to experience the brilliance and beauty of "Paradise Lost" as that poem was experienced by Milton's contemporaries.; Beginning with a brief historical and critical introduction, Lewalski also provides judicious explanatory annotations that clarify names and places, identify biblical and literary allusions, and gloss unfamiliar words. She includes as well a textual apparatus of variant readings, a select bibliography, and several illustrations from the 1688 Folio edition.; Lewalski's "Paradise Lost" is the first of three paperback volumes presenting authoritative texts of the complete poetry and major prose of John Milton in original language, thereby making these texts readily available to students and scholars
The complete works of John Milton by John Milton( Book )

in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Form and reform in Renaissance England : essays in honor of Barbara Kiefer Lewalski( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays has been written to honor the career of Barbara Kiefer Lewalski, whose research and mentorship has changed the topography of the English Renaissance. The essays reflect both the breadth and depth of Lewalski's contributions to the field. Written by scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, they reexamine the categories which have shaped recent studies of early modern culture and literature, such as what constitutes the category of author or reader, what demarcates a particular literary form, and how its discursive shape might influence, and in turn be influenced by, contemporary political practices."--Jacket
Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero. The path to the alter seems smooth until the evil Don John decides to intervene."
The complete works of John Milton by John Milton( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains all of Milton's shorter poems, including his mask. Introductions address the poems' historical context, features, and the contemporary printed books and manuscripts in which they appeared. Commentaries provide word definitions and identify biblical, classical, historical, and geographical allusions
The resources of kind; genre-theory in the Renaissance by Rosalie Littell Colie( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shorter poems by John Milton( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume III of the new eleven-volume edition of Milton's Complete Works provides a definitive scholarly edition of all of Milton's shorter poems in English, Latin, Italian and Greek as well as his Mask, taken from both published and manuscript sources
Complete shorter poems by John Milton( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition contains all Milton's English poems, with the exception of Paradise Lost, together with translations of all his Latin, Italian and Greek poems. It provides explanatory notes and a summary for each poem of modern criticisms
The Norton anthology of English literature by M. H Abrams( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects novels, stories, poems, essays, plays, ballads, and sermons from British authors
Donne's "Anniversaries" and the Poetry of Praise :The Creation of a Symbolic Mode by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polemics and Poems of Rachel Speght, The. Women Writers in English 1350-1850( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Speght (1597-?) was the first Englishwoman to identify herself, unapologetically and by name, as a polemicist and critic of contemporary gender ideology. Her tract, "A Mouzell for Melastomus" (1617), is both a spirited answer to Joseph Swetnam's popular treatise attacking women and also a serious effort to stake women's claim to prevailing Protestant discourse of biblical exegesis, forcing it to yield a more expansive and more suitable concept of women's nature and role. Her volume of poetry, "Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed" (1612), includes a long memento mori mediation and an allegorical dream vision that recounts her own rapturous encounter with learning. Both works vigorously defend women's education and the encouragement of women's talent
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.08 for The polemi ... to 0.84 for The shorte ...)

The life of John Milton : a critical biography
Alternative Names
Barbara Kiefer Lewalski American academic

Kiefer Lewalski Barbara

Kiefer Lewalski, Barbara 1931-

Lewalski, Barbara K.

Lewalski, Barbara K. 1931-

Languages
English (209)

Covers
Writing women in Jacobean EnglandRenaissance genres : essays on theory, history, and interpretationThe polemics and poems of Rachel SpeghtParadise lostThe complete works of John MiltonForm and reform in Renaissance England : essays in honor of Barbara Kiefer LewalskiComplete shorter poemsThe Norton anthology of English literature