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Kermode, Frank 1919-2010

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Most widely held works by Frank Kermode
The literary guide to the Bible by Robert Alter( Book )

62 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 3,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This literary guide leads the reader toward an understanding and appreciation of a book that has shaped the minds of men and women for two millenia and more. Provides an analysis of the Bible's structures, themes, narrative techniques and poetic forms. 1 line illustration. Rediscover the incomparable literary richness and strength of a book that all of us live with an many of us live by. An international team of renowned scholars, assembled by two leading literary critics, offers a book-by-book guide through the Old and New Testaments as well as general essays on the Bible as a whole, providing an enticing reintroduction to a work that has shaped our language and thought for thousands of years
Romantic image by Frank Kermode( Book )

129 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past four decades Frank Kermode, critic and writer, has steadily established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of his generation. Author and editor of over forty books, his prodigious output includes some of the best literary criticism to be published. Questioning the public's harsh perception of 'the artist', Kermode at the same time gently pokes fun at artists' own, often inflated, self-image. He identifies what has become one of the defining characteristics of the Romantic tradition - the artist in isolation and the emerging power of the imagination. The ingeniousness of Kermode's argument and the polish and wit of the writing all serve to identify the book as one of his finest offerings. Back in print after an absence of over a decade, The Romantic Image is quintessential Kermode. Small wonder then that this, one of his earliest works, is such a classic. Enlightenment has seldom been so enjoyable!
Collected poetry and prose by Wallace Stevens( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here are all of Stevens' published books of poetry, side-by-side for the first time with the haunting lyrics of his later years and early work that traces the development of his art. From the rococo inventiveness of Harmonium, his first volume (including such classics as "Sunday Morning," "Peter Quince at the Clavier," and "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"), through "Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction," "Esthetique du Mal," "The Auroras of Autumn," and the other large-scale masterpieces of his middle years, to the austere final poems of "The Rock," Stevens' poetry explores with unrelenting intensity the relation between the world and the human imagination, between nature as found and nature as invented, and the ways poetry mediates between them. This volume presents over a hundred poems uncollected by Stevens, including early versions of often discussed works like "The Comedian as the Letter C" and "Owl's Clover."" "Also here is the most comprehensive selection available of Stevens' prose writings. The Necessary Angel (1951), his distinguished book of essays, joins nearly fifty shorter pieces, many previously uncollected: reviews, speeches, short stories, criticism, philosophical writings, and responses to the work of Eliot, Moore, Williams, and other poets. The often dazzling aphorisms Stevens gathered over the years are included, as are his plays and selections from his poetic notebooks. Rounding out the volume is a fifty-year span of journal entries and letters, newly edited from manuscript sources, which provide fascinating glimpses of Stevens' thoughts on poetry and the creative process."--Jacket
The sense of an ending; studies in the theory of fiction by Frank Kermode( Book )

75 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This significant exploration of the relationship of fiction to age-old conception of chaos and crisis brings highly concentrated insights to bear upon some of the most unyielding philosophical and aesthetic enigmas. Mr. Kermode ranges through the works of writers from Plato to Sorokin, showing how men have persistently imposed their "fictions" upon the face of eternity and how these have reflected the apocalyptic spirit. -- back cover
Shakespeare's language by Frank Kermode( Book )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book argues that something extraordinary happened to Shakespeare's language in midcareer, somewhere around 1600." "An initial discussion of some of the language of the earlier plays looks for signs as to what was afoot, and this leads to a treatment of the central turning point. The rest of the book provides close studies of what came after that, in the great works between Hamlet and The Tempest. Special attention is paid to many passages which are now so obscure that after all the work done by scholars they remain difficult. How could this be so, when Shakespeare was always a popular dramatist? How did this language develop, and how did it happen that in spite of everything Shakespeare had an audience capable of understanding Hamlet at the beginning of the decade and Coriolanus near the end of it?"--Jacket
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

202 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospero, exiled on an enchanted island with his daughter Miranda, raises a magical tempest to wash ashore a ship carrying the enemies who usurped his dukedom years ago -- his brother Antonio and Alonso, the king of Naples. Alonso's son Ferdinand is feared dead but has washed to another part of the island, where he meets and falls in love with Miranda. Prospero punishes the usurpers and regains his dukedom, as Miranda gains a royal husband
The Oxford anthology of English literature by Frank Kermode( Book )

50 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fully-annotated, two-volume work which presents the major literary achievements of English writers from the medieval period to the twentieth century together with examples of art from each era
Pleasure and change : the aesthetics of canon by Frank Kermode( )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of canon has been the subject of debate in academic circles for over 15 years. This book contains two lectures on this important subject by Sir Frank Kermode who reinterprets the question of canon formation in light of two related and central notions: pleasure and change
The age of Shakespeare by Frank Kermode( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Kermode uses the history and culture of the Elizabethan era to enlighten us about William Shakespeare and his poetry and plays. Opening with the big picture of the religious and dynastic events that defined England in the age of the Tudors, Kermode takes the reader on a tour of Shakespeare's England, portraying London's society, its early capitalism, its court, its bursting population, and its epidemics, as well as its arts--including, of course, its theater. Then Kermode focuses on Shakespeare himself and his career, all in the context of the time in which he lived. Kermode reads each play against the backdrop of its probable year of composition, providing new historical insights into Shakspeare's characters, themes, and sources. The result is an important, lasting, and concise companion guide to the works of Shakespeare by one of our most eminent literary scholars.--From publisher description
Selected prose of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( Book )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-one essays-categorized as "essays in generalization," "appreciations of individual authors," and "social and religious criticism"--Written over a half century. This volume reveals Eliot's original ideas, cogent conclusions, and skill and grace in language
The genesis of secrecy : on the interpretation of narrative by Frank Kermode( Book )

45 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of some enigmatic passages and episodes in the gospels
The sense of an ending : studies in the theory of fiction : with a new epilogue by Frank Kermode( )

26 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures delivered as the Mary Flexner Lectures, Bryn Mawr College, fall 1965, under the title: The long perspectives
Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne : Renaissance essays by Frank Kermode( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English pastoral poetry : from the beginnings to Marvell by Frank Kermode( Book )

32 editions published between 1952 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living Milton; essays by various hands by Frank Kermode( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.H. Lawrence by Frank Kermode( Book )

53 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic : literary images of permanence and change by Frank Kermode( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors combine "firsthand accounts with dozens of never-before-published photography of air force pilots at work, as well as a history of the major events of the war."--Jacket
An appetite for poetry by Frank Kermode( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the styles of such notables as T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and Milton and analyzes debates on literary canon and biblical criticism
Wallace Stevens by Frank Kermode( Book )

43 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader's guide to the twentieth-century novel( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wide-ranging and authoritative, A Reader's Guide to the Twentieth-Century Novel is a unique and invaluable guide to modern fiction written in English. Arranged chronologically from Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim to E. Annie Proulx's The Shipping News, it contains detailed accounts of some 750 novels from the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. All of the century's major novelists are represented, alongside less-celebrated writers whose work has been unjustly neglected: such beloved children's authors as A.A. Milne, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Kenneth Grahame; and such popular authors as Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, Daphne Du Maurier, and others whose work has left a definite stamp on readers' imaginations." "Each lively entry supplies a summary of the plot, places the novel in a biographical and historical context, and provides a provocative critical assessment. Written by a team of thirty-eight contributors made up of critics, biographers, novelists, historians, academics, and literary journalists, all entries are fully cross-referenced and supplemented at the end of the book by brief biographical notes on all authors and by helpful alphabetical indexes of novels and authors. Interwoven with the entries are 150 short extracts illustrating the voice and style of many featured novels."--Jacket
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The literary guide to the Bible
Romantic imageCollected poetry and proseThe sense of an ending; studies in the theory of fictionShakespeare's languageThe tempestThe Oxford anthology of English literaturePleasure and change : the aesthetics of canonThe age of Shakespeare
Alternative Names
Frank Kermode anglický literární teoretik

Frank Kermode britischer Literaturwissenschaftler

Frank Kermode Brits literatuurcriticus (1919-2010)

Frank Kermode critico letterario e accademico britannico

Frank Kermode écrivain manxois (île de Man)

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Kermode, J. Frank 1919-2010

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Kermud, Frank

Кермоуд, Фрэнк

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Франк Кърмоуд английски литературен теоретик и историк

Фрэнк Кермоуд

فرانك كيرمود، 1919-2010

커모드, 프랭크 1919-2010

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