WorldCat Identities

Kermode, Frank 1919-2010

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Frank Kermode
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Frank Kermode
The literary guide to the Bible by Robert Alter( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and French and held by 2,977 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
The Oxford anthology of English literature by Frank Kermode( Book )

134 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,692 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 )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,219 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 sense of an ending; studies in the theory of fiction by Frank Kermode( Book )

97 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 2,155 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
The age of Shakespeare by Frank Kermode( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,913 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
Romantic image by Frank Kermode( Book )

117 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For other editions, see Author Catalog
Selected prose of T.S. Eliot by T. S Eliot( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,618 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 )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,433 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 1,400 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 )

58 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 1,367 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 )

33 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,283 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 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Donne by Frank Kermode( Book )

65 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.H. Lawrence by Frank Kermode( Book )

54 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader's guide to twentieth-century writers by Peter Parker( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of information on the lives and works of the century's English-language writers
A reader's guide to the twentieth-century novel by Peter Parker( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,051 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 )

38 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare : the final plays: Pericles, Cymbeline, the Winter's Tale, the tempest, the Two Noble Kinsmen by Frank Kermode( Book )

75 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Not entitled : a memoir by Frank Kermode( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 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
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.06 for Uncommon r ... to 1.00 for Records, 1 ...)

The literary guide to the Bible
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


The Oxford anthology of English literatureShakespeare's languageThe sense of an ending; studies in the theory of fictionThe age of ShakespeareRomantic imageSelected prose of T.S. EliotShakespeare, Spenser, Donne : Renaissance essaysThe genesis of secrecy : on the interpretation of narrative