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Davie, Donald

Overview
Works: 489 works in 1,418 publications in 4 languages and 30,925 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious poetry  Biography  Church history  Poetry  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Former owner, Performer, Signer, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PR6007.A667, 821.914
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The New Oxford book of Christian verse by Donald Davie( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering both familiar poems and some fascinating unfamiliar ones, this anthology contains over 250 poems that deal with Christianity. Ranging from the Anglo-Saxon masterpiece "The Dream of the Rood" to the works of modern poets such as T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Sir John Betjeman, and John Berryman, Davie has chosen works from around the world, including several women poets--such as Elizabethan Countess of Pembroke and Emily Dickinson--as well as the four men whom he describes as "the masters of the sacred poem in English": George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Christopher Smart, and William Cowper. Stressing the importance of "the plain style" in Christian poetry throughout the ages, Davie also includes a large selection of congregational hymns
Thomas Hardy and British poetry by Donald Davie( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezra Pound: poet as sculptor by Donald Davie( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian literature and modern English fiction; a collection of critical essays by Donald Davie( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influence of Russian writers on 20th-century British and American authors
Articulate energy; an inquiry into the syntax of English poetry by Donald Davie( Book )

57 editions published between 1955 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purity of diction in English verse by Donald Davie( Book )

52 editions published between 1952 and 1992 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author defines and exemplifies the principles of purity in dictation, with reference for teh most part to poetry of the late eighteenth century, and then applies these principles to some later poetry
Ezra Pound by Donald Davie( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezra Pound is a continuing controversy -- and to many readers a dauntingly difficult and complex writer. But the author here approaches his life and work with a clear-eyed and sympathetic understanding of the poetic riches to be unlocked, and with a great teacher's gift for bringing the treasures into the light. His loving analysis of Pound's extraordinary poetry, his understanding of the background to Pound's peculiar political and social stances, his wise perceptions of how Pound relates to the whole of twentieth-century literature and life -- these are all elements in a truly masterful study and an important contribution to Pound studies
A gathered church : the literature of the English dissenting interest, 1700-1930 by Donald Davie( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1978, this study considers the impact of dissenting voices upon literature, religion and politics in order to reassess the nonconformist contribution to English culture from the eighteenth century through to the twentieth. This historical survey takes into the account the contribution of a wealth of seminal literary figures such as the poets Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley and William Blake; and the novelists Elizabeth Gaskell, George Elliot, Mark Rutherford and D.H. Lawrence. However, far from consigning his study merely to literature, Davie also includes impo
The late Augustans : longer poems of the later eighteenth century by Donald Davie( Book )

49 editions published between 1958 and 1985 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Events and wisdoms : poems 1957-1963 by Donald Davie( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems, 1950-1970 by Donald Davie( Book )

17 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heyday of Sir Walter Scott by Donald Davie( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Dr. Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and Russian and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under Briggflatts : a history of poetry in Great Britain, 1960-1988 by Donald Davie( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under Briggflatts is a history of the last thirty years of British poetry with necessary excursions into other areas: criticism, philosophy, translation, and non-British English poetries. It has grown naturally out of Donald Davie's immediate involvement with new writing as a poet, reviewer, teacher, and reader. He has reassessed the writers who have most engaged his attention, revised his reviews, and supplemented earlier material with much that is new. Under Briggflatts provides a narrative that is remarkable in scope and generous in tone. By combining close readings of specific poems and more general considerations of style, form, and context, Davie's account is characteristically elegant, precise, and uncompromising. Under Briggflatts is organized in three large chapters, one devoted to each decade. In the 1960s, Davie pays particular attention to the work of Austin Clarke, Hugh MacDiarmid, Norman McCaig, Keith Douglas, Edwin Muir, Basil Bunting (the gurus whose prose writings helped catalyze the traumatic events of 1968), Elaine Feinstein, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Philip Larkin, Charles Tomlinson, Thomas Kinsella, and Ted Hughes. The second chapter follows these figures into the new decade and explores the work of (among others) Thom Gunn, C. H. Sisson, R. S. Thomas, John Betjeman, and such themes as women's poetry, translation, poetic theory, and the later impact of T. S. Eliot and of Edward Thomas. Perhaps the most controversial chapter is the third, in which David--without abandoning the poets already introduced--assesses Geoffrey Hill, Tony Harrison, and Seamus Heaney, and looks too at the recovery of Ivor Gurney's poems, at Ted Hughes as Laureate, the posthumous work of Sylvia Townsend Warner, the burgeoning Hardy industry, and the critical writings of Kenneth Cox
New & selected poems by Donald Davie( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 1968 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Donald Davie( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trying to explain by Donald Davie( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissentient voice : the Ward-Phillips lectures for 1980 with some related pieces by Donald Davie( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet in the imaginary museum : essays of two decades by Donald Davie( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasternak by Donald Davie( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The New Oxford book of Christian verse
Alternative Names
Davie, D.

Davie, Donald

Davie, Donald 1922-

Davie, Donald Alfred 1922-1995

Donald Davie Brits dichter (1922-1995)

Donald Davie Poet

ডোনাল্ড ডেভি

デイヴィー, ドナルド

Languages
English (553)

Spanish (2)

Russian (1)

German (1)

Covers
Under Briggflatts : a history of poetry in Great Britain, 1960-1988Collected poemsTrying to explainDonald Davie, a checklist of his writings, 1946-1988Poetry criticism, volume 1 : excerpts from criticism of the works of the most significant and widely studied poets of world literature