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Wu, Duncan

Works: 118 works in 625 publications in 2 languages and 15,264 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Biographies  Catalogs  Literature  Outlines and syllabi  Comedies of manners  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR457, 821.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Duncan Wu
William Hazlitt : the first modern man by Duncan Wu( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,388 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
Romanticism : an anthology by Duncan Wu( Book )

79 editions published between 1463 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,369 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 2013 in English and held by 1,025 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
Metaphysical Hazlitt : bicentenary essays by Uttara Natarajan( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 910 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( )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the various misconceptions commonly associated with Romanticism, offering insights that correct and clarify several of the commonly-held myths about the key figures of this era.--Publisher's description
Victorian poetry by Valentine Cunningham( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoration comedy by David Womersley( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackwell Essential Literature series introduces the classic texts of English literature and poetry. Each volume contains a selection of key texts from a particular period and a succinct introduction that reveals how that tradition developed
Romantic women poets : an anthology( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 684 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
Six contemporary dramatists--Bennett, Potter, Gray, Brenton, Hare, Ayckbourn by Duncan Wu( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 597 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 )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 559 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
Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 558 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 )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From his work editing Wordsworth's juvenile poetry (1785-1790), Duncan Wu came to understand that much of the content of the poet's later great work drew on early childhood experiences, particularly delayed mourning arising from his parents' deaths. This original study is the first fully to investigate the impact of this formative experience on Wordsworth's poetry and to integrate it into a critical account of how his art developed from 1787 to 1813. In doing so it seeks to explain the importance of Wordsworth's great epic, 'The Recluse', to his work as a whole, and looks at how some of it got written and why it was left unfinished at his death."
Wordsworth's reading, 1770-1799 by Duncan Wu( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 lists all of the authors and (where possible) books known to have been read by William Wordsworth from his childhood until his move to Dove Cottage in 1799 at the age of twenty-nine. This information is presented in an easy-to-use form - in alphabetical order by author - and includes dates of reading and full discussions of the evidence. It draws on analyses of Wordsworth's manuscripts contained in current or forthcoming scholarly editions of his works, and incorporates a great deal of original research into the poet's intellectual development, including studies of the libraries of John Wordsworth Sr. (the poet's father), Hawkshead Grammar School, Racedown Lodge, and the Bristol Library Society. Where possible, surviving copies of Wordsworth's books are examined and described. This is the most complete study of Wordsworth's reading to date, and will be an essential reference tool for all scholars and students of his work."--Publisher's description
Making plays : interviews with contemporary British dramatists and their directors by Duncan Wu( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 423 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
Wordsworth's reading, 1800-1815 by Duncan Wu( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poetry by William Wordsworth( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 309 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 )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Five-Book Prelude of March 1804 is the great work of Wordsworth's poetic maturity. Edited now for the first time by Duncan Wu from the original manuscripts at Dove Cottage, it contains some of the finest passages of poetry later to appear in the thirteen-book poem of 1804-5 - the spots of time, the Winander boy, the discharged soldier, recollections of Cambridge, the infant prodigy, and the climbing of Snowdon. At once less discursive than the thirteen- and fourteen-book versions, but with more of the great poetry than the 1799 two-part poem, the Five-Book Prelude provides students and general readers alike with an approachable introduction to Wordsworth's greatest work. Never before published, it is likely to become for many the 'Prelude' of choice."--BOOK JACKET
British Romanticism and the Edinburgh Review : bicentenary essays( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bicentenary of the foundation of the Edinburgh Review has provided the foremost scholars in the field with the opportunity of re-examining the pervasisve significance of the most important literary review of the Romantic period
The plain speaker : the key essays by William Hazlitt( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 220 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
Renaissance poetry( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackwell Essential Literature series introduces the classic texts of English literature and poetry. Each volume contains a selection of key texts from a particular period and a succinct introduction that reveals how that tradition developed
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A companion to Romanticism
Romanticism : an anthologyA companion to RomanticismMetaphysical Hazlitt : bicentenary essays30 great myths about the RomanticsVictorian poetryRestoration comedyRomantic women poets : an anthologySix contemporary dramatists--Bennett, Potter, Gray, Brenton, Hare, Ayckbourn
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Duncan Wu biógrafu británicu

Duncan Wu British academic and biographer

Duncan Wu Brits biograaf

Duncan Wu universitaire et biographe britannique

Tun-tsan Wu.

Wu, Tun-cchan 1961-

Wu Tun-ts′an 1961-....

Wu Tun-ts'an

Wu, Tun-ts'an 1961-

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