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Carter, A. E. (Alfred Edward)

Overview
Works: 41 works in 119 publications in 2 languages and 4,237 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PQ2464, 841.8
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Most widely held works by A. E Carter
The idea of decadence in French literature, 1830-1900 by Alfred Edward Carter( )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cult of decadence is usually dismissed as an eccentricity of French literature, a final twitter of Romantic neurosis, convulsing the lunatic fringe of letters during the last third of the nineteenth century. However, the nineteenth century's preoccupation with decadence provides us with a key to the secret places of its thought, to all the obscure passages and backstairs behind the triumphant façade. Between 1814 and 1914, there was no sense of disaster, no tragic sense. Civilization had become a habit, a side product of political constitutions and applied science. History was viewed pragmatically: of what use were such traditional symbols as throne and altar? Both are essentially propitiatory, evidence of man's uneasy knowledge that power is dangerous and destiny implacable. And both seemed anachronisms in a world where (it was thought) human reason had solved or would solve all the old problems. The theory of decadence is very largely a protest against this comfortable belief. Had the decadents not written, we should hardly suspect that the nineteenth century suffered from the same doubts and hesitations as all other ages, before and since
Paul Verlaine by A. E Carter( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Paul Verlaine
Charles Baudelaire by Alfred Edward Carter( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A study of the life, thought, and writings of Charles Baudelaire reveals his ability to give expression to the sense of disaster that haunts all civilization."--
Verlaine, a study in parallels by A. E Carter( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contradictions of Verlaine's nature are mirrored in his verse, which is alternately mystic, sensuous, exquisite and prosaic. He had extraordinary lyric powers; he was a master of eerie harmonies such as few other poets have achieved, and, in Sagesse, he produced religious verse which challenges comparison with the very best of its kind. Yet here and there can be found a curious weakening in the texture of thought and inspiration: he turns and twists, takes flight, seeks reassurance in platitude and convention - marriage, dogmatic theology, reactionary political creeds. He is even capable of lamenting (as Rimbaud shows him in Une Saison en Enfer) the emotional and poetic experiments which give his work its supreme value. It is almost as though he were afraid of his own talent. The explanation, as far as there is one, lies in a combination of personality and circumstance. This biography attempts to explore the ";parallels"; (Verlaine's own term) between his life and his poetry. Nearly everything he produced, whether good or bad, was a reflection of some crisis of thought or feeling. No one demonstrates better than Verlaine the antinomies between the artist and his work, between the man and the genius; and in every case we are obliged to admit that the one explains the other. Without the weakness and the squalor we might indeed have had a rational human being and a good husband for Mathilde Mauté, but we should have had no poet, or no poet like Paul Verlaine. Professor Carter concentrates on the combination of Verlaine's personality and experiences that produced some of the most brilliant poetry in the French language. The result is one of the best critical biographies of Verlaine published to date
Baudelaire et la critique française, 1868-1917 by A. E Carter( Book )

12 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Baudelaire by Alfred Edward Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and labors of the Reverend Robert Terrill Rundle, pioneer missionary to the Saskatchewan, Canada by Alfred Carter( Book )

4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of decadence in French literature 1830-1900 by Alfred Edward Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verlaine : a study in parallels by A.E Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An X-ray structural investigation of some ferromagnetic metal-oxide systems by Alison Elizabeth Carter( )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baudelaire devant la critique de 1857 à 1917 by A. E Carter( )

2 editions published in 1942 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baudelaire a imposé une nouvelle conception de la poésie à la littérature française. L'histoire de l'évolution de sa réputation devant la critique est en quelque sorte l'histoire du triomphe de sa doctrine. Quelles furent ses idées sur la poésie? Il conviendrait de s'en faire une idée exacte avant d'entreprendre un examen de l'opinion critique. Nous pouvons diviser ces idées en deux catégories: (a) ce que Baudelaire a écrit de la poésie en générale, et (b) ce qu'il a écrit des Fleurs du Mal en particulier. ..."--
Religion is a fortune : SAB accompanied by Noble Cain( )

2 editions published between 1947 and 1951 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verlaine by Alfred Edward Carter( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BAUDELAIRE ET LA CRITIQUE FRANCAISE, 1868-1917. A. E. CARTER by Alfred Edward Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of invalids' furniture ... by Alfred Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The School and college book of musical theory by A. E Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by Elizabeth Buffum Chace( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes her commonplace book and diary; family albums, scrapbooks, photographs; miscellaneous clippings and other material relating to the Buffums, the Chaces, the Cheneys, and the Tolmans. Also includes some correspondence
The life and labors of the Reverend Robert Terrill Rundle, pioneer missionary to the Saskatchewan : abstract of a dissertation ... by Alfred Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Letter] School for the Deaf, Chefoo, China, May 6th, 1914 by A. E Carter( Book )

2 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Carter, A. E.

Carter, Alfred

Carter, Alfred Edward

Languages
English (79)

French (13)