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Kermode, Frank 1919-2010

Works: 403 works in 2,488 publications in 5 languages and 61,310 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Biography  Literature  Stories, plots, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Poetry  Interviews  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Speaker, Annotator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Librettist, Creator, Collector, pre, Lyricist, Interviewee, win
Classifications: PR2833.A2, 822.33
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The Oxford anthology of English literature by Frank Kermode( Book )

156 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,698 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
Shakespeare's language by Frank Kermode( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,207 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 age of Shakespeare by Frank Kermode( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,908 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
The tempest by William Shakespeare( Book )

147 editions published between 1954 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's last play, which contains some of the playwright's most famous lines, "The Tempest" tells the story of Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan. He lives on an island with his daughter Mirand and the servants, Ariel, the spirit, and Caliban, the monster. The action develops when a shipwreck brings his usurping brother Antonio to the island
The sense of an ending; studies in the theory of fiction by Frank Kermode( Book )

79 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,797 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
Romantic image by Frank Kermode( Book )

116 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Selected prose of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( Book )

32 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-one of Eliot's most influential critical essays on general literary topics, individual authors, and social and religious themes are edited in their entirety or in substantial extract by the distinguished English scholar-critic
Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne : Renaissance essays by Frank Kermode( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1971. This collection of essays discusses some of the central works and areas of literature in the Renaissance period of cultural history. Contents include: Spenser and the Allegorists; The Faerie Queene, I and V; The Cave of Mammon; The Banquet of Sense; John Donne; The Patience of Shakespeare; Survival fo the Classic; Shakespeare's Learning; The Mature Comedies; The Final Plays
The genesis of secrecy : on the interpretation of narrative by Frank Kermode( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of some enigmatic passages and episodes in the gospels
The living Milton; essays by various hands by Frank Kermode( Book )

50 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various aspects of Milton are explored in this collection of essays by scholars whose reputations were, at the time of publication in 1960, perhaps largely based on their writings on more modern subjects. This had the advantage of demonstrating that Milton as a poet is ""alive"" and that other attempts to represent him as irrelevant to the interests of the modern reader had failed. The essays offer to admirers of Milton and of modern poetry cogent and mature arguments for restoring a great poet to his proper authority in our literary life
The classic : literary images of permanence and change by Frank Kermode( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1952 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.H. Lawrence by Frank Kermode( Book )

56 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Donne by Frank Kermode( Book )

67 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,012 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
Wallace Stevens by Frank Kermode( Book )

40 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appetite for poetry by Frank Kermode( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 949 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
Pleasure and change : the aesthetics of canon by Frank Kermode( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 563 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 sense of an ending : studies in the theory of fiction : with a new epilogue by Frank Kermode( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures delivered as the Mary Flexner Lectures, Bryn Mawr College, fall 1965, under the title: The long perspectives
Not entitled : a memoir by Frank Kermode( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Kermode has been known for decades as one of the great critics of English literature. Now his subtly nuanced attention turns to a different kind of text: the experiences of his own life. Throughout his luminous, witty memoir, Kermode touches on deeper, lighter, ineffable issues of autobiography, and he does so with his characteristic grace and precision. In Not Entitled, the miraculous connections between life and literature, between the world and the word, are transformed and ennobled
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Shakespeare's language
Alternative Names
Frank Kermode britischer Literaturwissenschaftler

Frank Kermode Brits literatuurcriticus (1919-2010)

Frank Kermode critico letterario e accademico britannico

Kermode, Frank

Kermode, Frank 1919-

Kermode, J. Frank 1919-2010

Kermode, John F. 1919-2010

Kermode, John Frank

Kermode, John Frank 1919-

Kermode John Frank 1919-2010

Кермоуд, Фрэнк

Франк Кърмоуд

فرانك كيرمود، 1919-2010

커모드, 프랭크 1919-

カーモード, フランク


Shakespeare's languageThe age of ShakespeareThe tempestThe sense of an ending; studies in the theory of fictionRomantic imageSelected prose of T.S. EliotShakespeare, Spenser, Donne : Renaissance essaysThe genesis of secrecy : on the interpretation of narrative