Most widely held works about John Hollander
Most widely held works by John Hollander
American poetry : the nineteenth century ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 2,919 libraries worldwide
In nineteenth-century America, poetry was, part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation. American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century reveals the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers. These two volumes reassess America's poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted. This second volume follows the evolution of American poetry from the monumental mid-century achievements of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson to the modernist stirrings of Stephen Crane and Edwin Arlington Robinson. The cataclysm of the Civil War - reflected in fervent antislavery protests, in marching songs and poetic calls to arms, and in muted post bellum expressions of grief and reconciliation - ushered in a period of accelerating change and widening regional perspectives. Among the unfamiliar pleasures to be savored in this volume are the penetrating meditations of the reclusive Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, the eloquent lyricism of Emma Lazarus, the mournful, superbly crafted fine simple verse of Trumbull Stickney. Here too are the pioneering African-American poets (Frances Harper, Albery Allson Whitman, Paul Laurence Dunbar); popular humorists (James Whitcomb Riley, Eugene Field); writers embodying America's newfound cosmopolitanism (Edith Wharton, George Santayana); and extravagant self-mythologizing figures who could have existed nowhere else, like the actress Adah Isaacs Menken and the frontier poet Joaquin Miller. Parodies, dialect poems, song lyrics, and children's verse evoke the liveliness of an era when poetry was accessible to all. Here are poems that played a crucial role in American public life, whether to arouse the national conscience (Edwin Markham's "The Man with the Hoe") or to memorialize the golden age of the national pastime (Ernest Lawrence Thayer's "Casey at the Bat"). An entire section of this volume is devoted to American Indian poetry in nineteenth-century versions, making available - some for the first time since their initial publication - an astonishing range of translations and adaptations: Ojibwa healing rituals, the songs of the Ghost Dance religion, Zuni mythological narratives, chants from the Kwakiutl Winter Ceremonial. Also included is a generous selection from America's rich heritage of anonymous folk songs, ballads, and hymns. Unprecedented in its textual authority, the anthology includes newly researched biographical sketches of each poet, a year-by-year chronology of poets and poetry from 1800 to 1900, and extensive notes.
Rhyme's reason : a guide to English verse by John Hollander ( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 1,968 libraries worldwide
"In this classic text, the distinguished poet and critic John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. This substantially expanded and revised edition includes a section of examples taken from centuries of poetry that exhibit the schemes and patterns he has described. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
The Oxford anthology of English literature by Frank Kermode ( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,539 libraries worldwide
A fully-annotated, two-volume work which presents the major literary achievements of English writers from the medieval period to the twentieth century together with examples of art from each era.
Modern poetry: essays in criticism by John Hollander ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,297 libraries worldwide
Committed to memory: 100 best poems to memorize ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
One hundred poems chosen specifically for memorization, a vanishing art. For the most part they are classics in rhyming accentual-syllabic verse. Among them: Kipling's If, Coleridge's Kubla Khan, Fitzgerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Emma Lazarus' The New Colossus, immortalized on the Statue of Liberty.
The work of poetry by John Hollander ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,207 libraries worldwide
"Writing as both a poet and teacher, John Hollander sets out to discover the nature of poetry in twenty-three chapters, surveying an extraordinary range of poets, from Dante to May Swenson and covering such issues as poetic originality and the subtle power of poetic language to question and bear witness."--Jacket.
Encyclopedia of American poetry. The nineteenth century ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
With contributions from over 100 scholars, this encyclopedia provides essays on the careers, works, and backgrounds of more than 100 nineteenth-century poets. It also provides entries on specialized categories of twentieth-century verse such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, Civil War songs, and Native American poetry. Besides presenting essential factual information, each entry amounts to an in-depth critical essay, and includes a bibliography that directs readers to other works by and about a particular poet.
The untuning of the sky; ideas of music in English poetry, 1500-1700 by John Hollander ( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
American wits : an anthology of light verse ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
In this book John Hollander offers a buoyant guided tour of American light verse-a tradition he pursues from Ambrose Bierce's sardonic The devil's dictionary quatrains to the latter-day comic inventions of Edward Gorey, Kenneth Koch, and James Merrill. Along the way, American wits gathers a rich harvest of couplets, clerihews, epigrams, parodies, burlesques, and other forms of fractured verse. The varied and often surprising list of contributors includes Edwin Arlington Robinson, Don Marquis, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Morley, Dorothy Parker, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ogden Nash, Phyllis McGinley, and Anthony Hecht.
Vision and resonance : two senses of poetic form by John Hollander ( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 803 libraries worldwide
I. A. Richards; essays in his honor ( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
Poems of our moment by John Hollander ( Book )
7 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
Contemporary poems of the English language.
A crackling of thorns by John Hollander ( Book )
10 editions published between 1958 and 1974 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Spectral emanations : new and selected poems by John Hollander ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Melodious guile : fictive pattern in poetic language by John Hollander ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 libraries worldwide
The night mirror; poems by John Hollander ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Blue wine and other poems by John Hollander ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
John Hollander's "Blue Wine and Other Poems," his first collection of verse since the appearance of his new and selected poems, "Spectral Emanations," shows one of our best poetic craftsmen in America moving into a new phase in his distinguished career.
Reflections on espionage : the question of Cupcake by John Hollander ( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Philomel by Milton Babbitt ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 490 libraries worldwide
Allusions American poetry Animals Art Authorship Bailey, William,--1930- Bibliography Catalogs Children's poetry, American Chomsky, Noam Christmas Collections Concertos (Piano) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dictionaries Double dactyls Echo Electronic music English language--Versification English literature English literature--Early modern English poetry English poetry--Early modern Espionage Flute and electronic music Great Britain History Hollander, John Humorous poetry, American Juvenile works Linguistics--Research Literary collections Literary form Literature Musical settings Music and literature Piano and electronic music Piano music Poetics Poetry Poetry Poets, American--Biography Pre-Raphaelitism Richards, I. A.--1893-1979 Short stories, American Songs (High voice) with electronics Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble Songs (High voice) with piano United States Young adult poetry, American
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