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Riding, Laura 1901-1991

Overview
Works: 109 works in 304 publications in 5 languages and 8,865 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Legends  Miscellanea  Controversial literature  Periodicals  History 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Editor
Classifications: PS3519.A363, 811.508
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American poetry : the twentieth century by Library of America (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,345 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
Selected poems, in five sets by Laura Riding( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 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
A survey of modernist poetry by Laura Riding( Book )

24 editions published between 1927 and 1977 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The books paired here make up the first collaborative study of 'Modernist' poetry by two of the twentieth century's most important and original poets. In A Survey of Modernist Poetry, Laura Riding and Robert Graves produce a contemporary reaction to the early experimentation of writers such as Eliot, Pound and e.e. cummings. Their close critical readings are deployed, along the way, in an engagement with Shakespeare scholarship, issues of populism and elitism and an attempt to define - perhaps to invent - that elusive creature known as 'the common reader'." "The Survey contains readings of modern poems and movements and is an illuminating and polemical account of the beginnings of modernism. It is an important resource but also a valuable critical text in the reception and development of modernist poetry in English. A Pamphlet Against Anthologies is an entertaining polemic against the perceived iniquities of the trade anthology. A statement of poetic integrity, it poses awkward questions about the production and consumption of art in the mass markets of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries."--Jacket
Progress of stories by Laura Riding( Book )

20 editions published between 1935 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the poems of Laura Riding by Laura Riding( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four unposted letters to Catherine by Laura Riding( Book )

4 editions published between 1930 and 1993 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riding explains the difference between learning and knowing; the value of thinking, of doing, and of not-showing-off; and how it is good to live straight, avoiding the hypocrisies and pretensions of "the muddle." Here is a literary treasure to be shared between generations. For many readers, it will also serve as an invaluable key to the thought of this astonishingly original writer
Anarchism is not enough by Laura Riding( Book )

9 editions published between 1928 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anarchism Is Not Enough is a manifesto against systematic thinking, a difficult book by a famously difficult writer. For the scope of its critical imagination, it is the most radical work of Laura Riding's early period. Published in 1928, when Riding was twenty-seven, Anarchism is a kind of early autobiographia literaria. Long out of print and now available for the first time in paperback, this is one of the most imaginative and daring works of literary theory ever written by a modernist figure."--Jacket
A Trojan ending by Laura Riding( Book )

21 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pamphlet against anthologies by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

10 editions published between 1927 and 1978 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporaries and snobs by Laura Riding( Book )

16 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of Contemporaries and Snobs, a landmark collection of essays by Laura Riding, offers a counter-history of high modernist poetics. Laura Riding's Contemporaries and Snobs (1928) was the first volume of essays to engage critically with high modernist poetics from the position of the outsider. For readers today, it offers a compelling account-by turns personal, by turns historical-of how the institutionalization of modernism denuded experimental poetry. Most importantly, Contemporaries and Snobs offers a counter-history of the idiosyncratic, of
Lives of wives by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

5 editions published between 1939 and 1940 in English and held by 121 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
The world and ourselves by Laura Riding( Book )

7 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays from "Epilogue," 1935-1937 by Laura Riding( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love as love, death as death by Laura Riding( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody's letters by Laura Riding( Book )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epilogue( )

in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

7 editions published in 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the dead by Laura Riding( Book )

6 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost forgotten Germany by Georg Schwarz( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description of life by Laura Riding( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
Alternative Names

controlled identityJackson, Laura (Riding), 1901-1991

Gottschalk, Laura Riding, 1901-1991

Jackson, Laura Riding, 1901-1991

Reichenthal, Laura, 1901-1991

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Selected poems, in five setsA selection of the poems of Laura RidingFour unposted letters to CatherineAnarchism is not enoughEssays from "Epilogue," 1935-1937