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Millgate, Michael

Works: 171 works in 791 publications in 5 languages and 22,907 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic fiction  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Festschriften  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PS3507.R55, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Michael Millgate
Most widely held works by Michael Millgate
Thomas Hardy, a biography revisited by Michael Millgate( )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Millgate's biography of Thomas Hardy, great novelist and poet, was first published in 1982. Much new information about Hardy has since become available, often in volumes edited or co-edited by Millgate himself, and many established assumptions have been challenged and revolutionized by scholarly research. In this extensively revised, fully reconsidered, and considerably expanded new edition the world's leading Hardy scholar draws not only upon these new materials but upon an understanding of Hardy gained from long immersion in the study of his life and work. Many large and small aspects of Hardy's life are here freshly illuminated, including his family background, his fumbling self-education as a poet, his difficult relations with his first wife and hers with his family, his sexual infatuations, his secret collaborations with aspiring women writers, his clandestine composition of his own official biography, and the memory-invoking techniques by which he sustained his remarkable creativity into extreme old age. Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited will become the standard life of Hardy for a new generation."--Jacket
The achievement of William Faulkner by Michael Millgate( Book )

51 editions published between 1926 and 1989 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner's entire body of work is examined to reveal his perceptive characterization and tragic-comic vision
Thomas Hardy, a biography by Michael Millgate( Book )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive account of the author's life based upon many previously unknown materials
Thomas Hardy's "poetical matter" notebook by Thomas Hardy( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Hardy's "Poetical Matter" notebook, the last to be published from among the small group of notebooks not destroyed by Hardy himself or by his executors, has now been meticulously edited with full scholarly annotation. Through its inclusion of so many notes copied by Hardy from old pocket-books subsequently destroyed, "Poetical Matter" reaches back to all periods of his life, and is especially valuable from a biographical standpoint for its expansion and enhancement of knowledge of Hardy's final years and for its preservation of such intimate records as his richly revealing memories of the Bockhampton of his childhood and his sexually charged impressions of a woman glimpsed during a trip on a pleasure steamer in 1868. Its special distinctiveness nevertheless lies in its uniqueness as a late working notebook devoted specifically to verse. Florence Hardy, Hardy's widow, recalled his having experienced a great outburst of late creativity, feeling that he could go on writing almost indefinitely, and "Poetical Matter" bears direct witness to his actively thinking about poetry and projecting and composing new poems until shortly before his death at the age of eighty-seven. As such, it contains an abundance of new ideas for poems and sequences of poems and demonstrates Hardy's characteristic creative progression, his working variously with initial ideas, with gathered notes, whether old or new, and with tentative prose formulations, verse fragments, metrical schemes, and rhyme patterns, towards the writing of the drafts from which, yet further worked and reworked, the completed poem would ultimately emerge."--Jacket
William Faulkner by Michael Millgate( Book )

79 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in 5 languages and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi over den amerikanske forfatter William Faulkner (1897-1962)
Lion in the garden; interviews with William Faulkner, 1926-1962 by James B Meriwether( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy: his career as a novelist by Michael Millgate( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from the British writer's letters, notebooks, and manuscripts, the author critically evaluates each of the master's novels
American social fiction, James to Cozzens by Michael Millgate( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and work of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the literary world's great deceptions was perpetrated when Thomas Hardy wrote his Life in secret for publication after his death as an official biography. Since the true circumstances of its composition have been known The Early Life and Later Years of Thomas Hardy, published over the name of Florence Emily Hardy, has frequently been referred to as Hardy's autobiography. But this is not the whole truth: Florence altered much of what Hardy meant to appear in his 'biography'. Through careful examination of pre- publication texts, Michael Millgate has retrieved the text as it stood at the time of Hardy's final revision. For the first time The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy can be read as a true work of autobiography - an addition to the Hardy canon
Thomas Hardy reappraised : essays in honour of Michael Millgate by Michael Millgate( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Thomas Hardy Reappraised, editor Keith Wilson pays tribute to Millgate's many contributions to Hardy studies by bringing together new work by fifteen of the world's most eminent. Hardy scholars. These essays address questions of biblical and literary allusiveness, cultural, historical, and philosophical context, narrative and poetic theory and practice, as well as Hardy's place in the modern world and his influence on younger writers. Together, the contributors offer one of the most significant reappraisals of Hardy's work to have appeared since Michael Millgate helped to transform Hardy studies. They offer graphic testimony to Hardy's enduring popularity and importance."--Jacket
New essays on Light in August by ANON( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light in August (1932) is one of William Faulkner's most important, most challenging, and most widely studied novels, demanding to be approached from many angles and with a variety of critical and scholarly skills. Here five distinguished critics offer just such a range of approaches, discussing the novel in terms of its composition and its place in Faulkner's oeuvre; its structure and narrative techniques; its relation to the religious, racial, and sexual assumptions of the society it depicts; its presentation of women and handling of gender-related issues; and the social and moral implications of the 'hero' status accorded to a figure like Joe Christmas. Each contributor has had a double ambition: to write clearly and directly, thus making the volume accessible to the widest possible audience, and to write freshly and originally, so as to enhance - even for those thoroughly familiar with the existing criticism - understanding and appreciation of Light in August itself and of Faulkner's work as a whole
The collected letters of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The InteLex Past Masters English Letters database The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy contains the complete edition of Hardy's letters in seven volumes as published by the Clarendon Press
Testamentary acts : Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy by Michael Millgate( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The testamentary acts of Michael Millgate's title are those strategies of self-protection and self-projection by which authors attempt in old age to enhance posterity's view of themselves and their work. The four figures examined in detail here--Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Henry James, and Thomas Hardy--sought to maintain posthumous control over their personal privacy and the integrity of their finally approved texts by, for example, destroying documents, writing autobiographies, revising their earlier works and supplying them with retrospective prefaces, and publishing so-called 'collected' editions that in fact omitted items they no longer wished to preserve. Such strategies, though widely practised by writers, may yield altogether unanticipated results, and this study also examines the difficult role of such literary executors as Pen Browning, Hallam Tennyson, and Florence Hardy, called upon to exercise a delegated, hence compromised, authority. A concluding chapter gives briefer consideration to the wills and wishes of many other literary figures, from Samuel Johnson to Walt Whitman to Philip Larkin, and argues that biographers, editors, and readers in general need to be more attentive to these authorial end-games--to the often disregarded final years of writers and to the aims and consequences of their explicit and implicit testamentary acts
Faulkner's place by Michael Millgate( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transatlantic dialogue; selected American correspondence by Edmund Gosse( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy : selected letters by Thomas Hardy( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's public voice : the essays, speeches, and miscellaneous prose by Thomas Hardy( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Hardy has generally been viewed as an intensely private figure, shy of publicity and even of people, self-isolated in his Dorsetshire home, and much more cautious and conservative in his personal outlook than might be expected of the author of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. What the present volume reveals is that Hardy's public utterances, addressed to a wide range of literary, social, and political issues, were far more numerous and various than has previously been imagined. His essays, speeches, and other acknowledged pieces, both formal and informal, are here fully described, edited, and annotated, together with the letters he wrote to newspapers and the many unsigned items, from obituaries to clandestine contributions to literary gossip-columns, that have now been securely or tentatively identified."--Jacket
Thomas Hardy's Studies, specimens &c. notebook by Thomas Hardy( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Emma and Florence Hardy by Emma Lavinia Gifford Hardy( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ones written as Florence Hardy - to Sydney Cockerell, Siegfried Sassoon, and many others - constitute a remarkable record of a literary marriage, reflecting fully and poignantly both the rewards and, especially, the costs of being (as her Times obituary put it) the helpmate of genius
Ethan Frome and Summer by Edith Wharton( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer charts the sexual awakening of young Charity Royall from her carefree life in June through her affair in July and August, ending in autumn with her de facto abandonment and marriage of convenience to the man who raised her
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Thomas Hardy, a biography revisited
Thomas Hardy, a biographyThomas Hardy's "poetical matter" notebookThomas Hardy: his career as a novelistThe life and work of Thomas HardyThomas Hardy reappraised : essays in honour of Michael MillgateNew essays on Light in AugustThe collected letters of Thomas HardyTestamentary acts : Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy
Alternative Names
Michael Millgate Millgate, Michael

Millgate, Michael

Millgate, Michael 1929-

Millgate, Michael Henry

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