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Hollander, John

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

79 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 3,851 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 )

40 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 2,594 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Oxford anthology of English literature by Frank Kermode( Book )

93 editions published between 1900 and 1980 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,532 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 together with examples of art from each era
Committed to memory : 100 best poems to memorize by John Hollander( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,320 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 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1959 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American poetry by Eric L Haralson( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,137 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
The best of the best American poetry by Donald Hall( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
On Noam Chomsky; critical essays by Gilbert Harman( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision and resonance : two senses of poetic form by John Hollander( Book )

23 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of poetry by John Hollander( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 884 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
American wits : an anthology of light verse( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 879 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 )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary poems of the English language
I.A. Richards; essays in his honor by I. A Richards( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philomel by Milton Babbitt( Recording )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philomel (Babbitt) (18:45); Wake (Lerdahl) (15:49) Members of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players David Epstein, conductor Bethanyt Beardslee, soprano
A crackling of thorns by John Hollander( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 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 )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectral emanations : new and selected poems by John Hollander( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tricks of the light : new and selected poems by Vicki Hearne( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From The Horse That, Trotting The horse that, trotting with open heart Against the wind, achieves bend and flow Will live forever. So far, so good, But they never do, until too late, Bend properly and time spreads from The momentary hesitations Of their spines, circles their tossing necks, Falls from their teeth like rejected oats, Litters the ground like penitence. This is where we come in, where the drop Of time congeals the air and someone Speaks to the discouraged grass ... 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. Praise for The Parts of Light "Hearne ... strives to capture exactly what she knows she can't--the intense immediacy of animal consciousness, a consciousness free of the moral vagaries and intellectual preoccupations that pockmark human experience. Her style, smooth in some places, choppy in others, reflects both the wholeness of animal presence and the jarring, fragmentary nature of human reason and reflection. Hearne's poems demand participation, refuse passive enjoyment; she dares the reader to stay in the saddle."--Publishers Weekly
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American poetry : the nineteenth century
Alternative Names
Hollander, John

John Hollander American poet

John Hollander Amerikaans dichter (1929-2013)

John Hollander poeta statunitense

John Hollander US-amerikanischer Lyriker

Джон Холландер

جان هالندر شاعر آمریکایی

Rhyme's reason : a guide to English verseThe Oxford anthology of English literatureCommitted to memory : 100 best poems to memorizeEncyclopedia of American poetryThe best of the best American poetryThe work of poetryAmerican wits : an anthology of light verseMelodious guile : fictive pattern in poetic languageTricks of the light : new and selected poems