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Kennedy, Richard S.

Overview
Works: 54 works in 222 publications in 1 language and 14,318 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  Records and correspondence  Drama  Sources  Outlines and syllabi  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Producer
Classifications: PS3505.U334, 811.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard S Kennedy
Dreams in the mirror : a biography of E.E. Cummings by Richard S Kennedy( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The window of memory : the literary career of Thomas Wolfe by Richard S Kennedy( Book )

14 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines biographical background and a thorough study of Wolfe's literature, with textual notes and an appendix on his last novel
E.E. Cummings revisited by Richard S Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In nine chapters tracing Cummings' development as a writer, Kennedy defines his subject's primary styles and their sources in naturalism, cubism, expressionism, surrealism, and other manifestations in the visual arts."--Publisher's note
Selected poems by E. E Cummings( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred and fifty-six poems, grouped by theme, are accompanied by drawings, oils, and watercolors by the poet
The international dictionary of religion : a profusely illustrated guide to the beliefs of the world by Richard S Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profusely illustrated dictionary explains the technical terms, principles and practices of major world religions
Beyond love and loyalty : the letters of Thomas Wolfe and Elizabeth Nowell ; together with "No more rivers" : a story by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to our city : a play in ten scenes by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etcetera : the unpublished poems of E.E. Cummings by E. E Cummings( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary New Orleans in the modern world by Richard S Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Starwick episodes by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary New Orleans : essays and meditations( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a source of literary inspiration, New Orleans has few peers among American cities. For more than a century writers of diverse stripe have been drawn by the city's singular appeal, a result of the intermingling of a host of cultural influences--French, Spanish, African, West Indian--as well as the lingering vestiges of the frontier spirit and the ordeals of the Civil War. Literary New Orleans is an altogether engaging collection of ruminations on some of the most
Robert Browning's Asolando : the Indian summer of a poet by Richard S Kennedy( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asolando, Robert Browning's final volume of poetry, has been overlooked by critics and readers, though at the time of its publication in 1889 it was deemed "changing" by reviewers. Richard Kennedy asserts that Asolando, published the day Browning died, was a fitting cap to this great poet's career and indeed is a more outstanding achievement than severa of his earlier works. In Robert Browning's ASOLANDO, Kennedy breaks new ground in Browning studies by fusing biography and critical commentary to provide the fullest single account of this poet's last years and his last volume of poems. Browning experienced a creative resurgence during the final years of his life, a period influenced by his association with the gracious American widow Katharine Bronson. After an introductory overview of those productive years, Kennedy provides critical commentary - sometimes descriptive, sometimes analytical, and often-times judgmental - on each of the poems, indicating how they are representative of Browning's ideas and practices. Chapters are devoted to Browning's personal poems, his love poems, and those on religion, philosophy, and art. A generous selection of the poems from Asolando is reprinted in the appendix, and photographs, sketches, and reproductions of artworks complement the text throughout, offering fresh insight into the last years of this great poet's life. Robert Browning's ASOLANDO fills a void in Browning studies, yet its lucid style and inviting critical manner make the book appealing to all readers who love poetry as well as to experts in Romantic and Victorian literature
The dramatic imagination of Robert Browning : a literary life by Richard S Kennedy( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dramatic Imagination of Robert Browning offers a guide to the essentials of Robert Browning's life and poetry. Drawing from his personal letters and from the diaries and memoirs of his contemporaries, this literary biography provides a wealth of information about the main events of his life, including the social, political, religious, and aesthetic issues that concerned him; it offers critical commentary defining the central characteristics of his poetry; and it tracks the changes in his reputation through contemporary reviews and the growth of the Browning societies." "An English poet who was deeply responsive to European culture and affairs, Robert Browning has sometimes been dismissed by modern readers for his obscurity or roughness of language. Now two distinguished scholars of Browning's work trace the arc of his development as an artist and thinker from his earliest poems to the last in his long and productive career." "The authors illustrate how Browning moved from describing "incidents in the development of a soul," to developing his reader's soul as collaborator in the artistic process, to the development of his own soul in the making of poetry. Through a fresh reading of not only his poetry but also the letters of both Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, they have garnered details that situate the two in historical context, provide a sense of Robert's personality, and also correct biases against Elizabeth's influence. Their critical commentary focuses on the poet's dramatic imagination and argues that his extensive body of work after The Ring and the Book - often dismissed as evidencing a decline in his poetry marked by inventive dialogue, verbal puzzles, and virtuoso rhyming." "Written to appeal to both general readers and scholars, the book will enable anyone to read Browning's poems with a firm sense of the subjects and practices that are central to his texts, along with a knowledge of their context in the poet's life and thought."--Jacket
The autobiographical outline for Look homeward, angel by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Wolfe, a Harvard perspective by Thomas Wolfe Society( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etcetera : the unpublished poems by E. E Cummings( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems from each period of the poet's career show his development as a writer and the major themes of his works, including the celebration of love and delight in natural phenomenon
No thanks by E. E Cummings( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.E. Cummings, along with Pound, Eliot, and Williams, helped bring about the twentieth-century revolution in literary expression. He is recognized as the author of some of the most beautiful lyric poems written in the English language and also as one of the most inventive American poets of his time. Fresh and candid, by turns earthy, tender, defiant, and romantic, Cummings's poems celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, the need to protest the dehumanizing force of organizations, and the exuberant power of love. No Thanks was first published in 1935; although Cummings was by then in mid-career, he had still not achieved recognition, and the title refers ironically to publishers' rejections. No Thanks contains some of Cummings's most daring literary experiments, and it represents most fully his view of life-romantic individualism. The poems celebrate an openly felt response to the beauties of the natural world, and they give first place to love, especially sexual love, in all its manifestations. The volume includes such favorites as "sonnet entitled how to run the world)," "may I feel said he," "Jehovah buried. Satan dead," "be of love (a little)," and the now-famous grasshopper poem. (Barnes & Noble)
Working out salvation with diligence: the plays of T.S. Eliot by Richard S Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The train and the city by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dreams in the mirror : a biography of E.E. Cummings
Alternative Names
Kennedy, Richard 1920-

Kennedy, Richard 1920-2002

Kennedy, Richard S.

Kennedy, Richard Sylvester.

Kennedy, Richard Sylvester 1920-2003

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English (150)

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E.E. Cummings revisitedSelected poemsBeyond love and loyalty : the letters of Thomas Wolfe and Elizabeth Nowell ; together with "No more rivers" : a storyWelcome to our city : a play in ten scenesEtcetera : the unpublished poems of E.E. CummingsLiterary New Orleans in the modern worldThe Starwick episodesLiterary New Orleans : essays and meditations