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Kent, David A. 1948-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 3,057 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Creative nonfiction  Prose poems  Fiction  Devotional literature  Literature  Records and correspondence  Sources  Poetry 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PR5238, 821.8
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Most widely held works by David A Kent
The achievement of Christina Rossetti( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected prose of Christina Rossetti by Christina Georgina Rossetti( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christina Rossetti is one of the best known and loved of Victorian poets, yet only recently has she emerged from comparative critical obscurity. This is partly due to a late 20th-century rediscovery of women writers and partly because of a renewed interest in Victorian culture. Although Rossetti's poetry is readily available, her prose works have remained largely ignored. Selected Prose of Christina Rossetti is the first book to address this deficiency by making accessible reliable texts illustrative of all her prose. The editors have collected selections of Rossetti's prose in its three modes: fiction, non-fiction, and devotional. Rossetti wrote prose all her life, beginning with fiction, and continued with moral tales, stories for children, and thoughtful articles on such literary figures as Petrarch, Dante, and Leopardi. But above all else, she wrote devotional books. She wrote six religious works, first the brief Annus Domini and lastly the massive work on the Apocalypse, The Face of the Deep, published shortly before her death. This groundbreaking anthology helps to reveal Rossetti's deep personal faith while also illuminating nineteenth-century religious thought and spirituality. - Publisher
Heirs of fame : Milton and writers of the English Renaissance( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heirs of Fame: Milton and Writers of the English Renaissance brings together a dozen essays by recognized scholars of the English Renaissance. Because each essay juxtaposes Milton with another major writer from the period, the volume should contribute to current efforts to place Milton in his historical period and culture. The contextualizing influences considered by the various contributors include politics, biography, Christian exegetical traditions, social and even academic contexts
Speaking grief in English literary culture : Shakespeare to Milton( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic parodies, 1797-1831( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first collection of literary parodies, both poetry and prose, written during the English Romantic period. Many anthologies of literary parody have been published during the past century, but no previous selection has concentrated so intensively on a single period in English literary history, and no period in that history was more remarkable for the quantity and diversity of its parody. There was no Romantic writer untouched by parody, either as subject or as author, or even occasionally as both. Most parodies were intended to discredit the Romantics not only as poets but as individuals, and to disarm the threat they were seen as posing to establish literary and social norms. Because it focuses on the "swarm of imitative writers" about whom Robert Southey complained in an 1819 letter to Walter Savage Landor, this collection throws light on a large and often overlooked body of work whose authors had much more serious purposes than mere ridicule or amusement. Romantic parody situates itself between the eighteenth-century craft of burlesque and the nonsense verse that Victorian parody often became. This anthology demonstrates that parody is concerned with power: that it expresses ideological conflict, dramatizing clashes of ideas, styles, and values between different generations of writers, different classes and social groups, and even between writers of the same generation and class. Parody is not an inherently conservative mode; politically, it serves the whole range of opinion from extreme left to extreme right. While several of the parodies are playful - a few even affectionate - most angrily testify to the political, social, and aesthetic divisions embittering the times. Some parodies have aged more gracefully than others. But all contribute to a more vivid understanding of the era and to the reception accorded the most important Romantic writers. The venom and alarm of the response those writers provoked may surprise anyone who takes it for granted that the Romantics easily made their way into the mainstream of English literature. This volume reprints parodies by the major Romantics (including Coleridge, Keats, Byron, and Shelley) as well as by minor, obscure, and anonymous contemporaries. Several longer, better-known texts are given in their entirety, e.g., Peter Bell, Peter Bell III, and The Vision of Judgment, and there are also examples from distinguished collections such as Rejected Addresses, The Poetic Mirror, and Warreniana. Numerous shorter works are taken from periodicals of the time (such as Blackwood's or The Satirist), and many of these are reprinted for the first time since their initial publication. The foreword by Linda Hutcheon, "Parody and Romantic Ideology," examines the theoretical implications of Romantic parodies. The introduction, headnotes, and annotations by the editors place the parodies in their historical, social, and literary contexts
Regency radical : selected writings of William Hone by William Hone( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this, the first comprehensive selection of Hone's writings, David A. Kent and D. R. Ewen seek to expand our understanding of this writer, political radical, publisher, and bookseller as a major figure in the reform movement of the Regency period. Illustrated with over sixty woodcuts by Hone's frequent collaborator, George Cruikshank, this book reveals the writer's commitment to such issues as parliamentary reform, religious liberty, reform of asylums, and freedom of the press, while conveying the many dimensions of his humane personality." "Regency Radical includes selections from Hone's early radical writings, miscellaneous prose volumes, and letters displaying his amiable wit and engaging intimacy. The trials of 1817 are reprinted for the first time in over a century, and the drama of Hone's legal battle with Lord Ellenborough, Chief Justice of England, remains gripping. Reprints of four of Hone's most successful satires, including The Political House that Jack Built, appear along with Cruikshank's woodcuts to re-create the look of the original publications. The volume features an introduction, a chronology of Hone's life, more than seventy illustrations, and a selected bibliography."--BOOK JACKET
Lighting up the terrain : the poetry of Margaret Avison( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian poetry in Canada( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected prose of Christina Rossetti by Christina Georgina Rossetti( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction, miscellaneous prose and devotional prose
Margaret Avison and her works by David A Kent( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to poetry : British, American, Canadian( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Anson-Cartwright, bookseller : a celebration( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household of God : a parish history of St. Thomas's Church, Toronto( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persevering witness : the poetry of Margaret Avison by Elizabeth Ann Davey( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Avison, one of Canada's premier poets, is a highly sophisticated and self-conscious writer, both charming and intimidating at the same time. She calls to mind her more famous predecessors--the religious poets George Herbert, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and T.S. Eliot--as she vigorously engages both heart and intellect. ""She has forged a way to write against the grain, some of the most humane, sweet and profound poetry of our time, "" write the judges of the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize. Becoming a Christian in her mid-forties, her life and her vocation were transformed and her lyrics record t
David Gerrand (1855-1944) and his family( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of United States Naval postmarks( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keats and the allegorical tradition by David A Kent( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roosevelts on worldwide stamps by Melvin Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sharpening vision and the darkening chamber; a study of the bower motif in Keat's poetry by David A Kent( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian poetry in Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection which is diverse in form and theology includes poems by E.J. Pratt, Elizabeth Brewster, Robert Finch, Maggie Helwig, R.J. MacSween and Susanna Moodie
 
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Selected prose of Christina Rossetti Selected prose of Christina Rossetti
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Speaking grief in English literary culture : Shakespeare to MiltonRegency radical : selected writings of William HoneLighting up the terrain : the poetry of Margaret AvisonChristian poetry in CanadaSelected prose of Christina RossettiMargaret Avison and her worksChristian poetry in Canada
Alternative Names
Kent, David 1948-

Kent, David A.

Kent, David Allan

Languages
English (81)