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Jackson, Laura (Riding) 1901-1991

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Works: 321 works in 672 publications in 1 language and 14,332 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bibliography  Biography  Poetry  Legends  Records and correspondence  Controversial literature 
Roles: Inscriber, Editor, Signer, Correspondent, Creator, Corrector, Compiler
Classifications: PS3519.A363, 811.508
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American poetry : the twentieth century by The Library of America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
A survey of modernist poetry by Laura Riding ( Book )
38 editions published between 1927 and 2002 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems: in five sets by Laura Riding ( Book )
17 editions published between 1938 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laura (Riding) Jackson is recognized as one of America's great modernist poets although she renounced the writing of poetry in 1941, viewing poetry as "blocking truth's ultimate verbal harmonies." First published in England in 1970 and long out of print, Selected Poems: In Five Sets includes sixty-one poems personally selected and arranged by the author. Drawn from her Collected Poems of 1938, this is a remarkable distillation of Laura Riding's poetic achievement. The extraordinary preface is perhaps Laura (Riding) Jackson's most succinct explanation of her renunciation of the writing of poetry, and is a provocative commentary on the contemporary poetry scene. --Persea Books
Progress of stories by Laura Riding ( Book )
30 editions published between 1935 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The telling by Laura Riding ( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The word woman and other related writings by Laura Riding ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pamphlet against anthologies by Laura Riding ( Book )
14 editions published between 1927 and 1978 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems of Laura Riding : a new edition of the 1938 collection by Laura Riding ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection of the poems of Laura Riding by Laura Riding ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First awakenings : the early poems of Laura Riding by Laura Riding ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Laura Riding sailed for England in December, 1925, she left many of her personal belongings in the safekeeping of a friend in Greenwich Village. Among these items was a box containing the typescripts of more than two hundred poems, a few of which had been published in magazines such as The Fugitive, Poetry Nomad, Lyric West, and Contemporary Verse. Then aged twenty-four, Laura Riding had already been hailed as a leading voice of her generation. She had come to New York to pursue a life devoted to poetry, but saw her American contemporaries as lacking a seriousness, both poetic and personal, which she considered to be the poet's essential attribute. So when an invitation came from Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson in England, she accepted. In Europe she found "solitariness in which to probe the reality of poetry as a spiritual, not merely literary, inheritance." Although by 1938 she could say that "to live in, by, for the reasons of, poems is to habituate oneself to the good existence," her probing finally led her to renounce poetry; she had found poetic utterance inherently incapable of yielding the full truth-potential of words. Meanwhile the correspondence with the friend in New York had continued. In 1979 her friend wrote that she had discovered, in storage, the cache of poems left behind. Arrangements were made for its return, and during the months before her death in 1991, Laura (Riding) Jackson was preparing these early poems for publication. Rediscovering these poems of her youth, Laura (Riding) Jackson saw in them "a precise anticipation of an envisaged whole of poetry." Readers will find here the same confident authorial presence that permeates the "self-determining canon" of her poetic work, which she identified as her Collected Poems of 1938 (reprinted in 1980 by Persea as The Poems of Laura Riding), many of the themes developed in her later work, and a characteristic freshness of vision and scrupulosity of word-use. These poems are experiments in what poetry can do. They are early stepping stones on the path that led Laura (Riding) Jackson ultimately to a realization of what poetry cannot do. Those familiar with the poetry of Laura Riding will read First Awakenings with the delight of enlarged recognition, and those approaching it as an introduction to her work will find direction for the mind's journey
Contemporaries and snobs by Laura Riding ( Book )
14 editions published between 1928 and 1971 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lives of wives by Laura Riding ( Book )
16 editions published between 1939 and 1995 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern history really begins with the founding of the Persian Empire. The first emphatic punctuation in history after this is the time of Alexander and Aristotle; and the next after that is the time of Herod the Great. In the language of Daniel: ancient times were of gold and silver; the age of Cyrus the Persian was of brass; the age of Alexander, of iron, later mixed with clay. And then came the stone which broke into pieces this image of many metals: unhewn stone, like that of the altar of burnt-offerings at Jerusalem. I have called my version of these three crucial ages preceding the Christian Era LIVES OF WIVES because the principal male characters are here written of as husbands rather than as heroes." So reads the Foreword to this remarkable study of ancient history, first published in 1939, shortly after Riding's Collected Poems. Riding rewrites history, employing factual accuracy to reconceive what the history books have left out, foregrounding what male-dominated societies have left to the background and imagination
Collected poems by Laura Riding ( Book )
11 editions published in 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Laura (Riding) Jackson reader by Laura Riding ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Laura (Riding) Jackson, the important American poet and thinker, emerged as a powerful literary voice in the 1920s with the publication of her earliest poems, stories, and criticism. In 1941, at the height of her fame as a poet, Laura (Riding) Jackson turned her attention exclusively to prose writings about language, sexuality, morality, and other subjects of general human concern."
The left heresy in literature and life by Harry Kemp ( Book )
7 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems of Laura Riding : a newly revised edition of the 1938/1980 collection by Laura Riding ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Trojan ending by Laura Riding ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Trojan ending by Laura Riding ( Book )
3 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anarchism is not enough by Laura Riding ( Book )
7 editions published in 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voltaire, a biographical fantasy by Laura Riding ( Book )
10 editions published between 1927 and 1978 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

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