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Haffenden, John

Overview
Works: 68 works in 292 publications in 1 language and 11,716 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Interviews  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6009.M7, B
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Most widely held works by John Haffenden
W.H. Auden the critical heritage by Francis Scarfe ( )
27 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
W.H. Auden (1907-1973). Born in Britain, later bacame a US citizen, hailed as a prophetic genius, brilliant satirist and lyricist. Writings inlcude: Poems, The Orators, Look Stranger. Volume covers the period 1930-1977
The life of John Berryman by John Haffenden ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berryman's Shakespeare by John Berryman ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's early comedy; Shakespeare at thirty; Pathos and dream; The world of action; All's well; The crisis; The tragic substance; The end; Shakespeare's last word; Project: an edition of King Lear; Textual introduction [King Lear]; Staging [Lear]; The conceiving of King Lear; Letters on Lear; William Houghton, William Haughton, The Shrew and the Sonnets; The sonnets; The Comedy of Errors; 1590: King John; 2 Henry VI; 3 Henry VI; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; On Macbeth; Shakespeare's poor relation: 2 Henry IV; Shakespeare's reality
William Empson against the Christians by John Haffenden ( )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Empson (1906-1984) was the foremost English literary critic of the twentieth century. His public life and travels took him through many of the major events of the modern world. This compelling account is the second of two volumes exploring his remarkable life and work
John Berryman, a critical commentary by John Haffenden ( Book )
10 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The letters of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first volume of Eliot's correspondence covers his childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, through 1922, when he married and settled in England. Volume two covers the time period of Eliot's publication of The Hallow Men and his developing ideas about poetry In volume three he undertakes a new career as publisher while continuing to write
Essays on Renaissance literature by William Empson ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novelists in interview by John Haffenden ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argufying : essays on literature and culture by William Empson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected letters of William Empson by William Empson ( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the correspondence of one of the foremost writers and critics of the 20th century, which shows him working out his ideas for his major books as well as giving a picture of his robust interactions with the likes of F.R. Leavis, Helen Gardner, Frank Kermode, Christopher Norris and I.A. Richards
William Empson by John Haffenden ( )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Empson (1906-1984) was the foremost English literary critic of the twentieth century. He was a man of huge energy and curiosity and a genuine eccentric. The discovery of contraceptives in his possession at Cambridge led to his losing a fellowship, yet his first book, drafted while he was still an undergraduate, brought him world-wide fame. Empson invented modern literary criticism in English, challenging received doctrine in life and literature. "It is a very good thing for a poet ... to be saying something which is considered very shocking at the time," he maintained. His public life took him through the rise of imperialism in Japan, the Sino-Japanese war in China, wartime propaganda for the BBC, and the Chinese civil war and Communist takeover of Peking in 1949. His friends and sparring partners included I.A. Richards, J.B.S. Haldane, George Orwell, Robert Lowell, Dylan Thomas, Stephen Spender, Helen Gardner, and T.S. Eliot.--From publisher description
The royal beasts and other works by William Empson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Empson : among the Mandarins by John Haffenden ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Empson (1906-1984) was the foremost English literary critic of the twentieth century. He was a man of huge energy and curiosity and a genuine eccentric. The discovery of contraceptives in his possession at Cambridge led to his losing a fellowship, yet his first book, drafted while he was still an undergraduate, brought him world-wide fame. Empson invented modern literary criticism in English, challenging received doctrine in life and literature. "It is a very good thing for a poet ... to be saying something which is considered very shocking at the time," he maintained. His public life took him through the rise of imperialism in Japan, the Sino-Japanese war in China, wartime propaganda for the BBC, and the Chinese civil war and Communist takeover of Peking in 1949. His friends and sparring partners included I.A. Richards, J.B.S. Haldane, George Orwell, Robert Lowell, Dylan Thomas, Stephen Spender, Helen Gardner, and T.S. Eliot. --From publisher description
Viewpoints : poets in conversation with John Haffenden by John Haffenden ( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete poems of William Empson by William Empson ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The strengths of Shakespeare's shrew : essays, memoirs, and reviews by William Empson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete poems by William Empson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Empson by John Haffenden ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The letters of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot ( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume one of the 'Letters of T.S. Eliot' covers the period from Eliot's childhood in St Louis, Missouri, to the end of 1922, by which time he had settled in England, married and published 'The Waste Land'
The letters of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot ( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age of forty, T.S. Eliot was to set a new course for his life and work. Forsaking the Unitarianism of his American forebears, he was received into the Church of England and naturalised as a British citizen - a radical and public alteration of the intellectual and spiritual direction of his career. The demands of Eliot's professional life as writer and editor became more complex and exacting during these years. The celebrated but financially-pressed periodical he had been editing since 1922 - The Criterion - switched between being a quarterly and a monthly, before being rescued by the fledgling house of Faber & Gwyer. In addition to writing numerous essays and editorials, lectures, reviews, introductions and prefaces, his letters show Eliot involving himself wholeheartedly in the business of his new career as a publisher. His Ariel poems, Journey of the Magi (1927) and A Song for Simeon (1928) established a new manner and vision for the poet of The Waste Land and The Hollow Men . These are also the years in which Eliot published two sections of an exhilaratingly funny, savage, jazz-influenced play-in-verse - Fragment of a Prologue and Fragment of an Agon - which were subsequently brought together as Sweeney Agonistes . In addition, he struggled to translate the remarkable work Anabase , by St. John Perse, which was to be a signal influence upon his own later poetry. This correspondence with friends and mentors vividly documents all the stages of Eliot's personal and artistic transformation during these crucial years, the continuing anxieties of his private life, and the forging of his public reputation
 
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