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Mack, Maynard 1909-2001

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Works: 274 works in 1,126 publications in 1 language and 29,743 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Biographies  Poetry  History  Study guides  Essays  Didactic poetry  Epistolary poetry  Philosophical poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Collaborator, Compiler, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Director
Classifications: PN6014, 821.5
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Alexander Pope : a life by Maynard Mack( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was an excellent hater, an accomplished liar, and hypersensitive to injuries, which he rarely forgave. But, as this masterful biography shows, he was extremely generous with both his purse and his influence and staunchly loyal to a wide and widely assorted circle of friends. Disadvantaged politically as a Roman Catholic and socially as hunchback and cripple, Poe nevertheless positioned himself at the center of the vigorous, vicious, and vastly entertaining political and literary debates of early eighteenth-century England. In such masterpieces as "The Rape of the Lock" and the "Dunciad", which Professor Mack elucidates with unfailing sensitivity, Pope succeeded in establishing himself as the inner voice of his time, speaking out against its follies, misdeeds, and self-deceptions. -- From publisher's description
Twentieth century interpretations of Hamlet : a collection of critical essays by David Bevington( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays and commentary on Shakespeare's Hamlet
The Norton anthology of world masterpieces by Sarah N Lawall( Book )

19 editions published between 1930 and 1999 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature of Western culture since the Renaissance
World masterpieces by Maynard Mack( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 1973 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. Literature of Western culture through the Renaissance
King Lear in our time by Maynard Mack( Book )

38 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Delivered in the form of three lectures before members of the Department of English of the University of California at Berkeley during ... [the author's] tenure of the Beckman visiting professorship, Sept. to Jan., 1964-65."
Essential articles for the study of Alexander Pope by Maynard Mack( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden and the city : retirement and politics in the later poetry of Pope, 1731-1743 by Maynard Mack( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his preface Maynard Mack writes, "Criticism in the case of literary figures is never entirely separable from literary history and biography; yet it is more or less separable, and the merit of this book, if it has any, lies in the two latter areas. If I am judged to be right about the profoundly political orientation of most of Pope's poems of the [17]30's and about there being a certain emblematic quality in his way of life at Twickenham whose shaping influence is also felt inside the poems, here may be an additional complexity of texture which criticism will wish to take into account." In this work Mr. Mack explores the tension in Pope's life between Garden and City, between the poet's desire for seclusion and privacy and his concern for political and social issues. In a vivid and factual reconstruction, including many illustrations and contemporary documents, he presents the famous garden, grotto, and villa as a setting that both expressed Pope as a man and contributed to the dramatic personality who speaks to us in the satires and epistles. At the same time, he uncovers and elucidates a vein of political satire which is present in these poems to a degree not hitherto recognized. Retirement attitudes, Mr. Mack argues, combine with political attitudes to effect in all of Pope's later poetry a confrontation of Sir Robert Walople's England with a poet's country of the mind; "Pope's 'creation' of Twickenham constituted an act of the mythopoeic imagination and (to borrow a phrase from the manuals of religious meditation) a 'composition of place' without which he could not have written his mature poems as we have them." Mr. Mack provides here a biographical and historical context that throws new light on the mature works of one of the great poets and satirists of English literature
Everybody's Shakespeare : reflections chiefly on the tragedies by Maynard Mack( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of seven plays, such as "Hamlet," "Macbeth," and others, demonstrating in each case how the play has retained its vitality, complexity, and appeal
English masterpieces : an anthology of imaginative literature from Chaucer to T.S. Eliot by Maynard Mack( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 1965 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic traditions of the English Renaissance( Book )

13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of world masterpieces by Maynard Mack( Book )

31 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Western literature containing only works written originally in the ancient and modern foreign languages
Essays on Shakespeare and Elizabethan drama in honor of Hardin Craig by Richard Hosley( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Contents -- Hardin Craig -- The Contribution of the Interludes to Elizabethan Staging -- Trissino's Art of Poetry -- The Spanish Tragedy, or Babylon Revisited -- Intrigue in Elizabethan Tragedy -- Robert Greene as Dramatist -- Marlowe's Dido and the Tradition -- Marlowe's Humor -- Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and the Eldritch Tradition -- Marlowe's 'Tragicke Glasse' -- More Shakespeare Sonnet Groups -- Three Homilies in The Comedy of Errors -- Pyramus and Thisbe Once More -- Henry V as Heroic Comedy -- Tudor Intelligence Tests: Malvolio and Real Life -- Hamlet's Defense of the Players -- Hamlet's Fifth Soliloquy, 3.2.406-17 -- 'Greeks' and 'Merrygreeks': A Background to Timon of Athens and Troilus and Cressida -- Recognition in The Winter's Tale -- Repeated Situations in Shakespeare's Plays -- Stage Imagery in Shakespeare's Plays -- Engagement and Detachment in Shakespeare's Plays -- Francis Bacon on the Drama -- The Revenger's Tragedy and the Virtue of Anonymity -- Italian Favole boscarecce and Jacobean Stage Pastoralism -- Thomas Heywood's Dramatic Art -- Massinger the Censor -- Lenten Performances in the Jacobean and Caroline Theaters -- The Return of the Open Stage -- A Bibliography of the Writings of Hardin Craig from 1940 to 1961 -- Index
Modern Shakespearean criticism : essays on style, dramaturgy, and the major plays by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the short story by Robert W Boynton( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and selected works introduce the art of the short story
The continental edition of World masterpieces by Maynard Mack( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of the non-English literature from the editor's World masterpieces
Imagined worlds : essays on some English novels and novelists in honour of John Butt by Maynard Mack( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last and greatest art : some unpublished poetical manuscripts of Alexander Pope by Alexander Pope( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of world masterpieces : the Western tradition by Maynard Mack( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A library of Western literature, featuring complete works, lyric poems, and short prose writings from the Enlightenment, the nineteenth century, and the twentieth century; with introductory comments for each section, maps, timelines, and a pronouncing glossary
An essay on man by Alexander Pope( Book )

37 editions published between 1947 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Voltaire called it "the most sublime didactic poem ever written in any language." Rousseau rhapsodized about its intellectual consolations. Kant recited long passages of it from memory during his lectures. And Adam Smith and David Hume drew inspiration from it in their writings. This was Alexander Pope's Essay on Man (1733-34), a masterpiece of philosophical poetry, one of the most important and controversial works of the Enlightenment, and one of the most widely read, imitated, and discussed poems of eighteenth-century Europe and America. This volume, which presents the first major new edition of the poem in more than fifty years, introduces this essential work to a new generation of readers, recapturing the excitement and illuminating the debates it provoked from the moment of its publication. Echoing Milton's purpose in Paradise Lost, Pope says his aim in An Essay on Man is to "vindicate the ways of God to man"--To explain the existence of evil and explore man's place in the universe. In a comprehensive introduction, Tom Jones describes the poem as an investigation of the fundamental question of how people should behave in a world they experience as chaotic, but which they suspect to be orderly from some higher point of view. The introduction provides a thorough discussion of the poem's attitudes, themes, composition, context, and reception, and reassesses the work's place in history. Extensive annotations to the text explain references and allusions. The result is the most accessible, informative, and reader-friendly edition of the poem in decades and an invaluable book for students and scholars of eighteenth-century literature and thought."--
Pope, recent essays by several hands( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alexander Pope : a life
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The Norton anthology of world masterpiecesKing Lear in our timeEverybody's Shakespeare : reflections chiefly on the tragediesThe Norton anthology of world masterpiecesIntroduction to the short storyThe Norton anthology of world masterpieces : the Western tradition
Alternative Names
Mack, Maynard

Mack, Maynard, 1909-

Maynard Mack American literary critic and English professor

Maynard Mack literatuurcriticus

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English (376)