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Pritchard, William H.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 208 publications in 1 language and 15,542 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Reviews  Records and correspondence  History  Interviews  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: PS3511.R94, 811.52
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Most widely held works about William H Pritchard
 
Most widely held works by William H Pritchard
Frost : a literary life reconsidered by William H Pritchard( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incisive analysis of the complex interaction between the poet's life and work offers a chronological approach to Frost's life and poetry
Lives of the modern poets by William H Pritchard( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides introductions to the nine most interesting and important poets writing in English in the first part of this century
Updike : America's man of letters by William H Pritchard( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Updike: America's Man of Letters is the first comprehensive critical look at the work, career, and literary reputation of America's most influential man of letters since Edmund Wilson. By the age of twenty-eight, John Updike had already been published in the three major forms - novel, poem, and short story - he would continue to explore with steadily expanding brilliance and authority. For the next four decades his literary career would realize itself primarily in these three forms, but also in essays, reviews, and memoirs, and in resourceful commentary on his own work - the stuff of many interviews and prefaces. Pritchard's book is not a biography, but a portrait of the writer and his work."--Jacket
Wyndham Lewis by William H Pritchard( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing through everything : English writers, 1918-1940 by William H Pritchard( Book )

15 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randall Jarrell : a literary life by William H Pritchard( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This elegantly written study concentrates on the complex interaction between Jarrell's life and work, describing and commenting on his most important poems and prose, but also focusing on the significant events and experiences of his life. Pritchard dramatizes the ambiguous character of the man: a worshipper of childhood, deeply at odds with his own early years; a wonderfully commonsensical and humorous critic whose imagination was haunted by darker patterns of story and myth
Selected poems by William Carlos Williams( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflects the most up-to-date Williams scholarship with selections arranged in chronological order
The Norton anthology of American literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With attention to selections by women writers, outstanding works of American poetry, prose, and fiction from the colonial era to the present are presented
Talking back to Emily Dickinson and other essays by William H Pritchard( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection makes the case for literary criticism as an informed, aggressive, personal, and often humorous response to writers and writing. An unrepentant academic, William Pritchard nonetheless finds himself looking vainly, in much current professional study of literature, for what he sees as criticism's central task. This involves, in part, an attentiveness to the performing voice of the novelist, poet, or essayist under discussion. To bring out that quality, the critic must exploit, with invention and intrepidity, his or her own responsive voice - must "talk back" to the work of art
Playing it by ear : literary essays and reviews by William H Pritchard( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelf life : literary essays and reviews by William H Pritchard( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.B. Yeats, a critical anthology by William H Pritchard( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under criticism : essays for William H. Pritchard( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On poets & poetry by William H Pritchard( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Pritchard's collection of essays and reviews on poets and poetry ranges from Dryden and Milton through the major American and British poets of the last century. One of them, Philip Larkin, answered an interviewer's question about what he had learned from his study of other poets by snapping back, 'Oh, for Christ's sake, one doesn't study poets! You read them, and think: That's marvelous; how is it done?' Although Pritchard has been talking with students about poets for more than fifty years, his practice in writing has Larkin's question in mind: how to describe convincingly the way it's done, the 'marvelous' creations of Tennyson, Hardy, Yeats, Robert Lowell, or Larkin himself. Pritchard's aim throughout is to address not only academics but the larger, intelligent audience of non-specialist readers who look to poetry for the surprise that is central to all imaginative literature. Hugh Kenner, one of three twentieth-century critics of poetry treated in this book, once wrote that 'the chief requisite for criticism is not analytic skill but a trained sensibility'. William Pritchard's sensibility has been trained in the practice of attending to a poet's style and voice - of what Robert Frost once called 'ear-reading'. His endeavor is not to discover hidden, buried treasures (what the poem 'really means') but to engage with instances of measured language as they reveal themselves, in both the 'timing' of individual poems and the historical time in which poets and poetry live
The most of it : essays on language and the imagination by Theodore Baird( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes by Robert Frost on his life and early writings by Robert Frost( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of Frost : Richard Wilbur and William H. Pritchard( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices & visions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Robert Frost (program 5): Frost's image as elder statesman is vividly contrasted with his vigorous, poetic exploration of the darker forces of nature and the human condition. Readings and interviews with the poet reveal compelling insights into his work. In Langston Hughes (program 6): Hughes wrote of the beauty, dignity, and heritage of blacks in America. Interviews, music, and dance performances convey his work and influence, discussed by James Baldwin and biographer Arnold Rampersad
Poems by Robert Frost by Robert Frost( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of nature : a study of Robert Frost's poetry by William H Pritchard( )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Updike : America's man of letters
Alternative Names
Pritchard, Bill.

Pritchard Bill 1932-....

Pritchard, William.

Pritchard, William H. 1932-

Pritchard, William H. (William Harrison), 1932-

Pritchard, William Harrison.

Pritchard, William Harrison 1932-

Languages
English (165)

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Lives of the modern poetsUpdike : America's man of lettersRandall Jarrell : a literary lifeSelected poemsTalking back to Emily Dickinson and other essaysPlaying it by ear : literary essays and reviewsShelf life : literary essays and reviewsUnder criticism : essays for William H. Pritchard