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Wu, Duncan

Works: 74 works in 471 publications in 2 languages and 11,231 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Biography  Catalogs  Outlines and syllabi  Comedies of manners  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR457, 821.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Duncan Wu
Romanticism : an anthology by Duncan Wu( Book )

68 editions published between 1463 and 2012 in English and Thai and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive selection of poetry and prose by the British Romantics, including works by the six major poets and a wide-ranging selection by writers in other genres
A companion to Romanticism by Duncan Wu( Book )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Companion to Romanticism is a major introductory survey by an international collection of scholars, whose 52 specially commissioned contributions are aimed specifically at a student readership. Divided into four parts - Contexts and Perspectives 1790-1830; Readings; Genres and Modes; and Issues and Debates - the Companion provides students new to the subject with a vital orientation and foundation for study, and also offers senior and graduate students an important focus upon new developments and possible future directions. Contexts and perspectives vital to our understanding of the origins and evolution of the concept of Romanticism are elucidated in a section of eight introductory essays. There follow 22 readings of key texts, canonical and postcanonical, from Wordsworth's Prelude (by Johnathan Wordsworth) to Joanna Baillie's A Series of Plays (by Janice Patten) and Felicia Heman's Records of Woman (by Adams Roberts). A section on genres and modes includes Frederick on 'The Romantic Drama', John Sutherland on 'The Novel' and David Maill on 'Gothic Fiction'. In a final group of essays 15 contributors explore key issues and debates
William Hazlitt : the first modern man by Duncan Wu( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Romanticism is where the modern age begins, and Hazlitt was its most articulate spokesman. By interpreting it for his contemporaries, he speaks to us of ourselves of the culture and world we inhabit today. Perhaps the most important development of his time, the print media, now dominates our lives: Hazlitt's livelihood was dependent on it. As this new biography argues, he took political sketch-writing to a new level, invented sports commentary as we know it, became the greatest theatre and art critic of his day, and created the essay-form as practised by Clive James, Gore Vidal, and Michael Foot. Duncan Wu's profile of one of the greatest journalists in the language draws on years of archival research in libraries across Britain and North America, to reveal for the first time such matters as why Godwin broke with Hazlitt; how Hazlitt came to know Sir John Soane and J.M.W. Turner; the true nature of Hazlitt's dealings with Thomas Medwin, and what the likes of Joseph Farington and Sir Thomas Lawrence thought of him. In addition, it sheds new light on Hazlitt's acquaintance with Francis Jeffrey, Robert Stodart, John M'Creery, Henry Crabb Robinson, Joseph Parkes, John Cam Hobhouse, and Stendhal. It benefits also from Wu's New Writings of William Hazlitt, many of which make their appearance here, illuminating hitherto obscure passages of Hazlitt's life."--Jacket
Romantic women poets : an anthology( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new addition to the Blackwell Anthologies series, Duncan Wu offers the reader complete and unabridged texts of: Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Eighteen Hundred and Eleven; Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, The Passage of the Mountain of St Gothard; Ann Batten Cristall, Poetical Sketches; Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Stanzas to the Memory of the Late King and Records of Woman; Hannah More, Sensibility, The Bas-Bleu and Slavery; Mary Robinson, Sappho and Phaon; Charlotte Smith, Elegiac Sonnets (3rd edition), The Emigrants and Beachy Head; Mary Tighe, Psyche; Helen Maria Williams, A Poem on the Bill Lately Passed for Regulating the Slave-Trade and A Farewell, for Two Years, to England; Ann Yearsley, A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade and Reflections on the Death of Louis XVI." "The selection includes manuscript versions of poems by Susanna Blamire and Lady Caroline Lamb." "Other poets represented are: Joanna Baillie, 'Charlotte Dacre' (Charlotte Byrne), Anne Grant, Letitia Elizabeth Landon (L.E.L.), Isabella Lickbarrow, Amelia Opie, Sydney Owenson (Lady Morgan), Ann Radcliffe, Anna Seward, Mary Scott and Phillis Wheatley."--Jacket
Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking anthology containing the work of poets who have witnessed war, imprisonment, torture, and slavery. A companion volume to Against Forgetting, Poetry of Witness is the first anthology to reveal a tradition that runs through English-language poetry. The 300 poems collected here were composed at an extreme of human endurance--while their authors awaited execution, endured imprisonment, fought on the battlefield, or labored on the brink of breakdown or death. All bear witness to historical events and the irresistibility of their impact. Alongside Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, this volume includes such writers as Anne Askew, tortured and executed for her religious beliefs during the reign of Henry VIII; Phillis Wheatley, abducted by slave traders; Samuel Bamford, present at the Peterloo Massacre in 1819; William Blake, who witnessed the Gordon Riots of 1780; and Samuel Menashe, survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. Poetry of Witness argues that such poets are a perennial feature of human history, and it presents the best of that tradition, proving that their work ranks alongside the greatest in the language
Wordsworth : an inner life by Duncan Wu( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book includes 20 illustrations from original notebooks retained by the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, and, among its numerous discoveries, presents the first annotated reading text of 'The White Doe of Rylstone' (1808) with its important 'Advertizement'. Written in an accessible manner, this revealing study will be of great interest to students and researchers of Wordworth's poetry."--Jacket
Six contemporary dramatists--Bennett, Potter, Gray, Brenton, Hare, Ayckbourn by Duncan Wu( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six Contemprorary Dramatists explores the central concerns of six of the most important contemporary dramatists. It demonstrates how the work of Alan Bennett, Dennis Potter, Simon Gray, Howard Brenton, David Hare and Alan Ayckbourn is essentially moral, and relates their aspirations to the British romantic tradititradition of the last century. At the same time it explores how each writer has responded to changes that took place in personal and public ethics during the 1980s as a result of Thatcherism. It also includes an interview with Alan Ayckbourn, published here for the first time, in which the volume's themes are focused and summarised. This is an essential and readable guide to televised and theatrical drama for students and theatregoers alike
Romanticism : a critical reader( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Romanticism: A Critical Reader is designed both as a companion and a supplement to Blackwell's Romanticism: An Anthology. It deals for the most part with works included in that volume while affording coverage to key elements, including fiction, beyond the anthologist's scope to include. Most of the movements and schools of thought active during the last fifteen years are represented, including feminism, new historicism, genre theory, psychoanalysis, and deconstructionism. The Reader provides thus a progress report, useful to anyone interested in the application of theoretical ideas to literary texts, giving a unique overview of Romantic studies since 1980"--Jacket
Wordsworth's reading, 1770-1799 by Duncan Wu( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making plays : interviews with contemporary British dramatists and their directors by Duncan Wu( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Making Plays is a collection of ten interviews with some of the greatest dramatists of our time and the directors with whom they have worked: Howard Brenton and Max Stafford-Clark, Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner, David Edgar and Michael Attenborough, David Hare and Richard Eyre, and Michael Frayn and Michael Blakemore."--Jacket
Selected poetry by William Wordsworth( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth's verse declares a belief in the power of poetry to teach by appealing to the imagination and to the 'grand elementary principle of pleasure, by which man knows, and feels, and lives, and moves'. His unique relationship with the poet and political activist Samuel Taylor Coleridge, formed in the political and social ferment of the 1790s, produced a revolution in literature, resulting in the joint volume, Lyrical Ballads (1798-1805) - a landmark in the history of English Romanticism. This selection, chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition, includes all Wordsworth's finest lyrics, and a large sample of The Prelude (1805), his extraordinary autobiographical poem in blank verse and the first truly great achievement of a new era in English poetry
The five-book Prelude by William Wordsworth( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plain speaker : the key essays by William Hazlitt( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Plain Speaker was the last great original work of William Hazlitt (1778-1830). This selection gives priority to essays that address key critical issues both in Romantic studies today and the poetics of prose
British Romanticism and the Edinburgh Review : bicentenary essays( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bicentenary of the foundation of the <EM>Edinburgh Review</EM> has provided the foremost scholars in the field with the opportunity to re-examine the pervasive significance of the most important literary review of the Romantic period. These essays assess the controversial role played by the <EM>Edinburgh Review </EM>in the development of Romantic literature and explore its sense of 'Scottishness' in the context of early nineteenth-century British culture
Old and Middle English c.890-c.1400 : an anthology by Elaine M Treharne( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This extensive new edition of original texts covers the Old and Middle English periods from the eighth to the mid-fourteenth centuries." "Each text is accompanied by a brief introduction and footnotes. Earlier materials are made fully accessible by accompanying translations, and the later by marginal glosses. The literary, historical, cultural and intellectual background to the period is discussed in a comprehensive introduction to the volume." "This volume will prove indispensable to all university courses in Medieval Studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and make an important contribution to the debates on periodicity and canonicity in university curricula."--Jacket
Restoration comedies by David Womersley( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two plays presented in full in this volume - Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World - illustrate the evolution of Restoration comedy between 1675 and 1700.:.; Includes full texts of Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World .; Demonstrates how Restoration comedy evolved between 1675 and 1700.; Introduces general readers or students to the genre.; An editorial introduction guides readers through the plays and the period
Victorian poetry by Valentine Cunningham( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume distils into two hundred pages some of the most influential poetry of the Victorian period.:.; Distils into one volume the key poems of the Victorian era.; Organised chronologically, allowing readers to perceive continuities and changes through the century.; Includes a general introduction, giving readers an overview of the poets and the period.; Represents texts in their entirety where possible
Metaphysical Hazlitt : bicentenary essays by Uttara Natarajan( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Hazlitt as a philosophical, and not simply a 'familiar' essayist. This collection of essays offers a comprehensive statement of the significance and transmission of Hazlitt's philosophical principles, in his own work and in that of his contemporaries and succeeding writers
30 great myths about the Romantics by Duncan Wu( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brimming with the fascinating eccentricities of a complex and confusing movement whose influences continue to resonate deeply, 30 Great Myths About the Romantics adds great clarity to what we know or think we know about one of the most important periods in literary history. Explores the various misconceptions commonly associated with Romanticism, offering provocative insights that correct and clarify several of the commonly-held myths about the key figures of this era. Corrects some of the biases and beliefs about the Romantics that have crept into the 21st-century zeitgeist for example that they were a bunch of drug-addled atheists who believed in free love; that Blake was a madman; and that Wordsworth slept with his sister. Celebrates several of the mythic objects, characters, and ideas that have passed down from the Romantics into contemporary culture from Blake s Jerusalem and Keats s Ode on a Grecian Urn to the literary genre of the vampire. Engagingly written to provide readers with a fun yet scholarly introduction to Romanticism and key writers of the period, applying the most up-to-date scholarship to the series of myths that continue to shape our appreciation of their work
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A companion to Romanticism
Alternative Names
Duncan Wu British academic and biographer

Tun-tsan Wu.

Wu, Tun-cchan 1961-

Wu Tun-ts′an 1961-....

Wu, Tun-tsʻan

Wu, Tun-ts'an 1961-

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Thai (1)

A companion to RomanticismWilliam Hazlitt : the first modern manRomantic women poets : an anthologyWordsworth : an inner lifeSix contemporary dramatists--Bennett, Potter, Gray, Brenton, Hare, AyckbournRomanticism : a critical readerWordsworth's reading, 1770-1799Making plays : interviews with contemporary British dramatists and their directors