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Haffenden, John

Overview
Works: 70 works in 418 publications in 1 language and 14,505 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS3503.E744, 811.54
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Most widely held works by John Haffenden
The life of John Berryman by John Haffenden( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Berryman occupies a central place among the outstanding poets of recent times. Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, which Edmund Wilson called "the most distinguished long poem by an American since "The Waste Land", and The Dream Songs, an astonishing modern epic in which Berryman displayed much of his personality and experience, together earned him the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. The autobiographical daring of his poetry, which began as early as 1947 with Berryman's Sonnets, a sequence charting the fortunes of a love affair (not published until 1976), roused the wide interest in the poet's life-story which this biography is designed to meet. -- Book jacket
Berryman's Shakespeare by John Berryman( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,023 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
John Berryman, a critical commentary by John Haffenden( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( Book )

48 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the centenary of his birth, this volume of the correspondence of T.S. Eliot covers the period from his childhood in St Louis, Missouri, until the end of 1922 - the year of The Waste Land and seven years after he had married and settled in England
W.H. Auden, the critical heritage by W. H Auden( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 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
Essays on Renaissance literature by William Empson( Book )

47 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on Renaissance drama including work by Kyd, Jonson, Webster and Shakespeare
Argufying : essays on literature and culture by William Empson( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal beasts and other works by William Empson( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of William Empson by William Empson( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 370 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 : against the Christians by John Haffenden( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Empson (1906-1984) was one of the foremost English literary critics of the twentieth century. His public life and travels involved him in many of the major events of the modern world. This compelling account is the second of two volumes exploring his remarkable life and work
William Empson : among the Mandarins by John Haffenden( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 344 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 )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( Book )

in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.2: "Volume Two: 1923-1925 covers the early years of Eliot's editorship of The Criterion, publication of The Hollow Men, and his developing thought about poetry and poetics. The volume offers 1,400 letters, charting Eliot's journey toward conversion to the Anglican faith, as well as his transformation from banker to publisher and his appointment as director of the new publishing house Faber & Gwyer. The prolific and various correspondence in this volume testifies to Eliot's growing influence as cultural commentator and editor." -- Publisher's description
The complete poems of William Empson by William Empson( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strengths of Shakespeare's shrew : essays, memoirs, and reviews by William Empson( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poems by William Empson( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry's fate & other poems, 1967-1972 by John Berryman( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in this posthumous collection were written by John Berrman between 1967 and 1972, the year of his death. The first group consists of forty-five unpublished or uncollected Dream Songs, included the title poem, "Henry's Fate." The second part includes eleven short poems; the third is devoted to unfinished longer poems, one of which is the extraordinary draft version of "Washington in Love," more ambitious in scope and intention than the version Berryman published in Delusions, Etc. This section also includes the "Proemio"to a poem addressed to his children, which Berryman was planning as "my third epic," after Homage to Mistress Bradstreet and The Dream Songs. The fourth and final section consists of ten poems of the later period, including "The Alcoholic in the 3rd Week of the 3rd Treatment," and "I didn't," a poem written within forty-eight hours of his death. Henry's Fate and Other Poems has been compiled by John Haffenden, poet and critic, who is at work on the authorized biography of Berrman. In his introduction he reveals that a number of poems turned up in unlikely places: " Old Codger Henry' was found, for example, on a scrap of envelope tucked away in an edition of Coleridge." He cites a satirical epitaph Berryman wrote on himself as early as 1955: "He was a poet. To earn a living--instead of scrounging as he should have done--he lectured on subjects he knew nothing about to students incapable of learning anything." He feels that Berryman "embodied in his life the truth of his own phrase, 'The happier you get the worse you feel.'"
William Empson. Vol. 1 by John Haffenden( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 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 first of two volumes exploring his remarkable life and work
The letters of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The letters between Eliot and his associates, family and friends - his correspondents range from the Archbishop of York and the American philosopher Paul Elmer More to the writers Virginia Woolf, Herbert Read and Ralph Hodgson - serve to illuminate the ways in which his Anglo-Catholic convictions could, at times, prove a self-chastising and even alienating force. 'Anyone who has been moving among intellectual circles and comes to the Church, may experience an odd and rather exhilarating feeling of isolation,' he remarks. Notwithstanding, he becomes fully involved in doctrinal controversy: he espouses the Church as an arena of discipline and order. Eliot's relationship with his wife, Vivien, continues to be turbulent, and at times desperate, as her mental health deteriorates and the communication between husband and wife threatens, at the coming end of the year, to break down completely. At the close of this volume Eliot will accept a visiting professorship at Harvard University, which will take him away from England and Vivien for the academic year 1932-33."--Publisher's description
Letters of t. s. eliot : 1932-1933 by T. S Eliot( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despairing of his volatile, unstable wife, T S Eliot, at 44, resolves to put an end to the torture of his eighteen-year marriage. He breaks free from September 1932 by becoming Norton Lecturer at Harvard. His lectures will be published as The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism (1933). He also delivers the Page-Barbour Lectures at Virginia (After Strange Gods, 1934). At Christmas he visits Emily Hale, to whom he is 'obviously devoted'. He gives talks all over - New York, California, Missouri, Minnesota, Chicago - and the letters describing encounters with F Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson and Marianne Moore ('a real Gillette blade') brim with gossip. High points include the premiere at Vassar College of his comic melodrama Sweeney Agonistes (1932). The year 'was the happiest I can ever remember in my life...successful and amusing.' Returning home, he hides out in the country while making known to Vivien his decision to leave her. But he is exasperated when she buries herself in denial: she will not accept a Deed of Separation. The close of 1933 is lifted when Eliot 'breaks into Show Business'. He is commissioned to write a 'mammoth Pageant': The Rock. This collaborative enterprise will be the proving-ground for the choric triumph of Murder in the Cathedral (1935)
 
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Berryman's Shakespeare
Alternative Names
Haffenden, John Charles Robert

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John Berryman, a critical commentaryThe letters of T.S. EliotW.H. Auden, the critical heritageEssays on Renaissance literatureSelected letters of William EmpsonWilliam Empson : against the ChristiansWilliam Empson : among the MandarinsThe letters of T.S. Eliot