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Crawford, Robert 1959-

Works: 92 works in 444 publications in 3 languages and 15,438 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Poetry  Biographies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor
Classifications: PS3509.L43, B
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Most widely held works by Robert Crawford
Robert Burns and cultural authority by Robert Crawford( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating Burns's bicentenary, this work reflects upon and analyzes the achievements of Scotland's famous poet. It looks at topics ranging from "Burns and God" to "Burns and sex". --
Contemporary poetry and contemporary science( )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposes and investigates strains between the way poets and scientists see and reinvent the world, and shows just how often poets and scientists agree. Demonstrates how a poet and a solar physicist may share working assumptions; how poetic insight may inform psychiatric practice; how a poet's encounter with an MRI scanner leads to a fresh neurological experiment. Includes new essays by internationally distinguished poets, scientists, and literary critics and series of specially commissioned poems. Each poem is introduced by the scientist whose work prompted the poem. – from publisher description
On Glasgow and Edinburgh by Robert Crawford( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edinburgh and Glasgow enjoy a famously scratchy relationship. Resembling other intercity rivalries throughout the world, from Madrid and Barcelona, to Moscow and St. Petersburg, to Beijing and Shanghai, Scotland's sparring metropolises just happen to be much smaller and closer together--like twin stars orbiting a common axis. Yet their size belies their world-historical importance as cultural and commercial capitals of the British Empire, and the mere forty miles between their city centers does not diminish their stubbornly individual nature. Robert Crawford dares to bring both cities to life between the covers of one book. His story of the fluctuating fortunes of each city is animated by the one-upping that has been entrenched since the eighteenth century, when Edinburgh lost parliamentary sovereignty and took on its proud wistfulness, while Glasgow came into its industrial promise and defiance. Using landmarks and individuals as gateways to their character and past, this tale of two cities mixes novelty and familiarity just as Scotland's capital and its largest city do. Crawford gives us Adam Smith and Walter Scott, the Scottish Enlightenment and the School of Art, but also tiny apartments, a poetry library, Spanish Civil War volunteers, and the nineteenth-century entrepreneur Maria Theresa Short. We see Glasgow's best-known street through the eyes of a Victorian child, and Edinburgh University as it appeared to Charles Darwin. Crawford's literary detailed account affirms what people from Glasgow or Edinburgh have long doubted--that it is possible to love both cities at the same time
Young Eliot : from St. Louis to The Waste Land by Robert Crawford( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking new biography of one of the twentieth century's most important poets On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, Robert Crawford presents us with the first volume of a definitive biography of this poetic genius. Young Eliot traces the life of the twentieth century's most important poet from his childhood in St. Louis to the publication of his revolutionary poem The Waste Land. Crawford's depiction of Eliot's childhood--laced with tragedy and shaped by an idealistic, bookish family in which knowledge of saints and martyrs was taken for granted--provides readers with a new understanding of the foundations of some of the most widely read poems in the English language. Meticulously detailed and incisively written, Young Eliot portrays a brilliant, shy, and wounded American who defied his parents' wishes and committed himself to an artistic life as an immigrant in England, creating work that is astonishing in its scope and vulnerability. Quoting extensively from Eliot's poetry and prose as well as drawing on new interviews, archives, and previously undisclosed memoirs, the award-winning biographer Robert Crawford shows how the poet's background in Missouri, Massachusetts, and Paris made him a lightning rod for modernity. Most impressively, Young Eliot reveals the way he accessed his inner life--his anguishes and his fears--and blended them with his omnivorous reading to create his masterpieces "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and The Waste Land. At last, we experience T. S. Eliot in all his tender complexity as student and lover, penitent and provocateur, banker and philosopher--but most of all, Young Eliot shows us as an epoch-shaping poet struggling to make art among personal disasters"--
The bard : Robert Burns, a biography by Robert Crawford( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No writer is more charismatic than Robert Burns. Wonderfully readable, The Bard catches Burns's energy, brilliance, and radicalism as never before. To his international admirers he was a genius, a hero, a warm-hearted friend; yet to the mother of one of his lovers he was a wastrel, to a fellow poet he was "sprung ... from raking of dung," and to his political enemies a "traitor." Drawing on a surprising number of untapped sources - from rediscovered poetry by Burns to manuscript journals, correspondence, and oratory by his contemporaries - this new biography presents the remarkable life, loves, and struggles of the great poet." "Inspired by the American and French Revolutions and molded by the Scottish Enlightenment, Burns was in several senses the first of the major Romantics. With a poet's insight and a shrewd sense of human drama, Robert Crawford outlines how Burns combined a childhood steeped in the peasant song-culture of rural Scotland with a consummate linguistic artistry to become not only the world's most popular love poet but also the controversial master poet of modern democracy." "Written with accessible elan and nuanced attention to Burns's poems and letters, The Bard is the story of an extraordinary man fighting to maintain a sly sense of integrity in the face of overwhelming pressures. This incisive biography startlingly demonstrates why the life and work of Scotland's greatest poet still compel the attention of the world a quarter of a millennium after his birth."--Jacket
Bannockburns : Scottish independence and literary imagination, 1314-2014 by Robert Crawford( )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how the 1314 Scottish victory has been interpreted and reinterpreted from medieval epics through the Romantic period of Robert Burns, to the 21st century when it has been linked to Scots independence from Great Britain
The savage and the city in the work of T.S. Eliot by Robert Crawford( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of the library : a cultural history by Alice Crawford( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"--Dust jacket flap
Devolving English literature by Robert Crawford( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devolving English Literature makes a major contribution to the current debates regarding English-speaking literary culture and the participation in it of non-English speakers, arguing accessibly and clearly for devolutionary readings alert to nuances of cultural difference
The new Penguin book of Scottish verse( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Penguin Book of Scottish Verse is the first anthology ever to offer a view over the entire history of Scottish poetry, extending from the sixth to the end of the twentieth century, and representing each of its stylistic currents with clarity and verve." "Readers will find here the cornerstones of a poetic tradition which predates the Scottish nation. There are selections from the medieval makars Robert Henryson and William Dunbar, and a representation of the remarkable folk literature known as the Border Ballads. The work of acknowledged masters such as Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson, and, in the twentieth century, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean and Norman MacCaig, is augmented by that of neglected and unknown writers. The book concludes with selections from Scotland's contemporary poets, including Douglas Dunn, Kathleen Jamie and Don Paterson." "Throughout the volume, poetry in Gaelic, Latin and other languages is given in parallel text; poems in Scots are fully glossed."--Jacket
The modern poet : poetry, academia, and knowledge since the 1750s by Robert Crawford( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addressed to all readers of poetry, this is a wide-ranging book about the poet's role throughout the last three centuries. It argues that a conception of the poet as both primitive and sophisticated emerged in the 1750s. Ever since English literary works became the focus of university studies, classroom discussion has shaped attitudes towards verse. Whether considering Ossian and the Romantics, Victorian scholar-gipsies, Modernist poetries of knowledge, or contemporary poetry in Britain, Ireland, and America, The Modern Poet shows how many successive generations of poets have needed to collaborate and to battle with academia."--Jacket
Scotland's books : a history of Scottish literature by Robert Crawford( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stretching from the earliest written monuments during the Roman Empire to the thriving world of modern Scottish imaginative writing, this title is packed with research on some of the best works of a literature that extends far beyond the borders in which it was written
Identifying poets : self and territory in twentieth-century poetry by Robert Crawford( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking study examines the way twentieth-century poets identify themselves with particular territories, constructing and reconstructing territorial identities
The Scottish invention of English literature by Robert Crawford( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best laid schemes : selected poetry and prose of Robert Burns by Robert Burns( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are more statues of Robert Burns in the United States than there are of any American poet. Scotland's favorite poet has been loved by generations of Americans--from Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman to Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, and Bob Dylan. Now this book makes Burns's greatest poetry more accessible to American readers than ever before. Newly edited from manuscripts and early printed texts, this... collection also introduces some recently discovered verses. [It includes] a substantial selection of Burns's important prose writings, including letters and key statements about his art. Edited and annotated by acclaimed Burns biographer Robert Crawford and textual expert Christopher MacLachlan, the book also includes a substantial introduction that puts the poet in biographical, historical, and cultural context. The Best Laid Schemes demonstrates like no other collection why Burns is considered one of the world's greatest poets of love and democracy--and why he continues to entertain, move, and intrigue readers two and a half centuries after his birth."--Publisher description
The Penguin book of poetry from Britain and Ireland since 1945 by Simon Armitage( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antologi. Dette er den første store antologien som tar for seg lyrikk utgitti Storgritannia og Irland etter annen verdenskrig. Den presenterer dikt fra en periode som var fylt av politiske, sosiale og vitenskaplige endringer, endringer som påvirket både diktningen og leserne. Blant dikterne som er representert finner vi navn som Edwin Muir, Kate Clanchy samt amerikansk fødte T.S. Elliot og Sylvia Plath. Detaljert innholdsfortegnelse, forord
The Arts of Alasdair Gray( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Douglas Dunn( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About Edwin Morgan( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liz Lochhead's voices( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The bard : Robert Burns, a biography
Contemporary poetry and contemporary scienceThe bard : Robert Burns, a biographyThe savage and the city in the work of T.S. EliotDevolving English literatureThe new Penguin book of Scottish verseThe modern poet : poetry, academia, and knowledge since the 1750sScotland's books : a history of Scottish literatureThe Scottish invention of English literature
Alternative Names
Crawford, Robert

Robert Crawford Brits dichter (1959-)

Robert Crawford Scottish poet, scholar and critic