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Akenside, Mark 1721-1770

Overview
Works: 370 works in 1,622 publications in 6 languages and 14,840 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Humor  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Former owner
Classifications: PR3310.A5, 821.6
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The pleasures of imagination : 1795 by Mark Akenside( )

318 editions published between 1744 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 3,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Mark Akenside by Mark Akenside( Book )

113 editions published between 1814 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Akenside's fascination with the imagination, its characteristics and functions, resulted in an intriguing and influential blend of the poetic and the philosophical in his longer poems, The Pleasures of Imagination (1744) and The Pleasures of the Imagination (1772). The earlier work explores the then new subject of aesthetics in greater detail than it had ever been explored before, presenting various original insights and arguments. Yet it would be wrong to see the poem as merely a versified philosophical treatise; its complex structure offers satisfactions beyond those of sequential logic, and the examples cited to illustrate the central ideas are imbued with considerable vigor and clarity. As products of, and contributors to, the eighteenth-century enthusiasm for aesthetics, Akenside's longer poems are captivating examples of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century experiment in developing the philosophical poem into a major literary form. It is for this reason above all others that they are valued by Coleridge and the writers of the next generation." "Because of the comparative obscurity into which Akenside's works fell after the demise of the long philosophical poem in the latter part of the nineteenth century, they have not by and large attracted the attention of modern bibliographers. In this edition numerous bibliographical and textual puzzles presented by his poems are solved for the first time. The apparatus, meanwhile, demonstrates the full extent of the poet's urge to revise - an urge that extended from the wholesale rewriting of some poems to subtle alterations of textual minutiae, showing a mind and an ear alive to nuances of meaning and intonation."--Jacket
The pleasures of imagination, a poem in three books by Mark Akenside( )

71 editions published between 1744 and 2018 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Mark Akenside, M.D by Mark Akenside( )

77 editions published between 1772 and 2011 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odes on several subjects by Mark Akenside( )

35 editions published between 1745 and 2018 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ode to the country gentlemen of England by Mark Akenside( )

24 editions published between 1758 and 2005 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works : of Mark Akenside. With the life of the author. Cooke's edition. Embellished with superb engravings by Mark Akenside( )

30 editions published between 1795 and 1816 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasures of imagination : and other poems by Mark Akenside( )

21 editions published between 1788 and 1980 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ode to the Right Honourable the Earl of Huntingdon by Mark Akenside( )

21 editions published between 1748 and 2018 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epistle to Curio by Mark Akenside( )

20 editions published between 1744 and 2018 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works in verse of Mark Akenside M.D by Mark Akenside( )

13 editions published between 1773 and 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on the dysentery: or, bloody flux. Translated from the Latin of Mark Akenside ... By John Ryan, M.D by Mark Akenside( )

13 editions published between 1767 and 2018 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works : of Mark Akenside. In two volumes. With the life of the author. by Mark Akenside( )

10 editions published in 1782 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ode to the late Thomas Edwards, Esq : written in the year M. DCC. LI. By Dr. Akenside by Mark Akenside( )

10 editions published between 1766 and 2005 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems : of Mark Akenside, M.D. Two volumes in one by Mark Akenside( )

11 editions published between 1789 and 2010 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasures of imagination by Mark Akenside( )

10 editions published in 1786 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetical works of Mark Akenside : with the life of the author by Mark Akenside( Book )

28 editions published between 1781 and 1966 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasures of the imagination, and other poems. by Mark Akenside( )

22 editions published between 1744 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poetry by Mark Akenside( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three poets of sensibility, each highly esteemed and hugely influential in his time, are brought together in this single volume, the first representative selection to appear in many decades."--BOOK JACKET. "Mark Akenside (1721-70) wrote Pleasures of the Imagination, described by Dr Johnson as 'an example of the great felicity of genius'. James Macpherson (1736-96) wrote the alleged translations from the Gaelic of the poet Ossian, the seminal literary forgery of the century which agitated critics for generations after and helped popularise Celtic myth. Edward Young (1683-1765) remains the best-known of the three; his Night Thoughts, published in the 1740s, were popular throughout Europe for a century and contributed as did the work of the other two - to the rise of Romanticism."--BOOK JACKET
De dysenteria commentarivs : Avctore Marco Akenside by Mark Akenside( )

4 editions published between 1764 and 2018 in Latin and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The poetical works of Mark Akenside
Alternative Names
Akenside.

Akenside, .. 1721-1770

Akenside 1721-1770 Dr

Akenside, Dr. (Mark), 1721-1770

Akenside, Marco 1721-1770

Akenside Marcus 1721-1770

Akenside Mark

Akenside, Markus.

Akenside, Markus 1721-1770

Akinside Marcus 1721-1770

Akinside, Mark 1721-1770

Britannicus 1721-1770

Marcus Akenside

Mark Akenside angielski poeta i lekarz

Mark Akenside dichter uit Engeland (1721-1770)

Mark Akenside englischer Arzt und Dichter

Mark Akenside médico y poeta inglés

Mark Akenside poeta e médico inglês

Mark Akenside poeta e medico inglese

Mark Akenside poéte et médecin anglais

Эйкенсайд, Марк

Languages
English (982)

French (5)

Latin (4)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

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The poetical works of Mark AkensideSelected poetryThe literary career of Mark Akenside, including an edition of his non-medical prosePoetic meaning in the eighteenth-century poems of Mark Akenside and William Shenstone