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American poetry : the nineteenth century by John Hollander( Book )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 3,139 WorldCat member 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 )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 3,092 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The work of poetry by John Hollander( )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,351 WorldCat member 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
The Oxford anthology of English literature by Frank Kermode( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,863 WorldCat member 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
Tricks of the light : new and selected poems by Vicki Hearne( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tricks of the Light explores the often fraught relationships between domestic animals and humans through mythological figurations, vibrant thought, and late-modern lyrics that seem to test their own boundaries. Vicki Hearne (1946–2001), best known and celebrated today as a writer of strikingly original poetry and prose, was a capable dog and horse trainer, and sometimes controversial animal advocate. This definitive collection of Hearne’s poetry spans the entirety of her illustrious career, from her first book, Nervous Horses (1980), to never-before-published poems composed on her deathbed. But no matter the source, each of her meditative, metaphysical lyrics possesses that rare combination of philosophical speculation, practical knowledge of animals, and an unusually elegant style unlike that of any other poet writing today. Before her untimely death, Hearne entrusted the manuscript to distinguished poet, scholar, and long-time friend John Hollander, whose introduction provides both critical and personal insight into the poet’s magnum opus. Tricks of the Light—acute, vibrant, and deeply informed—is a sensuous reckoning of the connection between humans and the natural world"--Publisher
Committed to memory : 100 best poems to memorize by John Hollander( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of over 100 poems selected specifically for memorization, emcompassing a wide variety of genres, structures, and patterns, and drawn from a period ranging from Biblical times through the mid-twentieth century
Modern poetry: essays in criticism by John Hollander( Book )

21 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untuning of the sky : ideas of music in English poetry, 1500-1700 by John Hollander( Book )

28 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American poetry by Eric L Haralson( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member 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
Vision and resonance : two senses of poetic form by John Hollander( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American wits : an anthology of light verse( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member 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
Poems of our moment by John Hollander( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary poems of the English language
Animal poems( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers thirty-two poems about animals by various poets, including Wallace Stevens, Walt Whitman, and Vicki Hearne. The writers include Blake, Dickinson, Tennyson, Yeats, Wordsworth, and Keats. The captivating paintings by Simona Mulazanni make every page a delight. And the subject, animals, big and small, wild and tame has an irresistible appeal to children. William Blake's The Tyger burns bright in the lush image that accompanies the verse. Hillaire Belloc pays tribute to an elephant in a short, witty stanza accompanied by an adorable picture of the creature sitting on a small wood stool. Among the other poems are Marianne Moore's A Jellyfish and Edward Lear's charming, songlike The Owl and the Pussycat. A Selection of Scholastic Book Clubs, John Hollander has written A Crackling of Thorns (chosen by W.H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets), as well as literary criticism and children's books. He has served as editor for many poetry collections, among them An Anthology of Poems for Young People (with Harold Bloom). He is currently the Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Simona Mulazanni is a successful and much loved children?s book artist in Italy
I.A. Richards; essays in his honor by I. A Richards( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A koala bear, a doll, and a mouse encounter adventure and danger when they climb into a picture on the wall in the nursery
A crackling of thorns by John Hollander( Book )

22 editions published between 1958 and 1974 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodious guile : fictive pattern in poetic language by John Hollander( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollander discusses different levels of patterning in verse, examining how such rhetorical schemes as rhyme, word order, and stanza form not only support and display figures of speech, but often themselves become the strongest and most moving of metaphors. He explains that devices such as rhetorical questions and imperatives, inversions, egregiously long lines, and sonnet pattern and refrain all exist in poetry to tell stories about the way the poems operate. He also focuses on larger issues in poetics in terms of their figurative use: concepts such as "character" and "occasion" and, finally, the ways in which the differences between example and metaphor point up the contrasts between philosophers' and poets' stances toward their own language. Throughout, because of his view that poetry does indeed represent the world of which it is part, Hollander implicitly opposes certain positions taken both by recent literary theory and its self-designated "humanist" antagonists
Types of shape ; poems by John Hollander( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The figure of echo : a mode of allusion in Milton and after by John Hollander( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this essay on 'what the imagination has made of the phenomenon of echo, ' the author examines certain aspects of the figure of echo in light of their significance for poetry. Looking at echo in its literal, acoustic sense, echo in myth, and echo as literary allusion, Mr. Hollander concludes with a study of the rhetorical status of the figure of echo, and the ancient and newly interesting trope of metalepsis, or transumption, which it appears to embody. Centered on ways by which Milton's poetry echoes, and is echoed by, other texts, The Figure of Echo deals well with Spencer and other Renaissance writers, with romantic poets such as Keats, Shelley, and Wordsworth, and with echoes of their nineteenth-century forebears in such modern poets as Hardy, Eliot, Stevens, Frost, Williams and Hart Crane."--Front dust jacket inside flap
Spectral emanations : new and selected poems by John Hollander( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on espionage : the question of Cupcake by John Hollander( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American poetry : the nineteenth century
Rhyme's reason : a guide to English verseThe work of poetryThe Oxford anthology of English literatureTricks of the light : new and selected poemsCommitted to memory : 100 best poems to memorizeEncyclopedia of American poetryAmerican wits : an anthology of light verseAnimal poems
Alternative Names
Hollander, J. 1929-2013

Hollander John

John Hollander

John Hollander Amerikaans dichter (1929-2013)

John Hollander poeta estadounidense

John Hollander poeta estatunidenc

John Hollander poeta statunitense

John Hollander poète américain

John Hollander US-amerikanischer Lyriker

Джон Холландер

جان هالندر شاعر آمریکایی