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Crawford, Robert 1959-

Works: 85 works in 422 publications in 3 languages and 15,382 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3509.L43, 821.912
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Most widely held works by Robert Crawford
Young Eliot : from St. Louis to The Waste Land by Robert Crawford( Book )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,046 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 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 789 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 703 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 )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing English, American, Irish, Australian, and other writings, Crawford concentrates on Scottish literature, which furnishes the most extended and acute model of a culture concerned to maintain and develop its own identity while engaging with England's linguistic and political dominance. Starting with the eighteenth-century 'Scottish invention of English Literature', Crawford traces in Boswell, Burns, and others the evolution of a distinctively British Literature. This process culminated in Scott who, with Carlyle, encouraged nineteenth-century American writing and left rich legacies both to anthropology and to the literary Modernism of Eliot, Pound, Joyce, and MacDiarmid. This essentially provincial phenomenon of Modernism underwrites even Larkin, as well as such sophisticated post-British 'barbarian' poets as Heaney, Harrison, Dunn, Murray, and Walcott
The new Penguin book of Scottish verse( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Scottish Gaelic and held by 500 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 )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 391 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. Encouraged by the classroom when English literary works began to be studied in universities, this view continues to shape our own 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."--BOOK 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 390 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
Robert Burns and cultural authority by Robert Crawford( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish invention of English literature by Robert Crawford( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifying poets : self and territory in twentieth-century poetry by Robert Crawford( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking study examines the way twentieth-century poets identify themselves with particular territories, constructing and reconstructing territorial identities
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
Contemporary poetry and contemporary science( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays and poems show that poetry and science are both forms of discovery. Though they can disagree, what is most provocative and exciting is just how often poets and scientists agree. Contributors include bestselling psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison, astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, and poets Paul Muldoon and Simon Armitage. - ;A unique collaboration between leading poets and scientists, Contemporary Poetry and Contemporary Science demonstrates through its form, and through practice as well as reflection, that poetry and science can meet with productive results. Crossing between di
The Penguin book of poetry from Britain and Ireland since 1945 by Simon Armitage( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 278 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 )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Douglas Dunn( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 188 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 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The savage and the city in the work of T.S. Eliot
Alternative Names
Crawford, Robert

Robert Crawford Brits dichter (1959-)

Robert Crawford Scottish poet, scholar and critic

Devolving English literatureThe new Penguin book of Scottish verseThe modern poet : poetry, academia, and knowledge since the 1750sScotland's books : a history of Scottish literatureRobert Burns and cultural authorityThe Scottish invention of English literatureThe best laid schemes : selected poetry and prose of Robert BurnsContemporary poetry and contemporary science