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Alexander, Michael 1941-

Overview
Works: 83 works in 518 publications in 3 languages and 10,613 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Caricatures and cartoons  Study guides  Drama  Verse drama  Riddles 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Illustrator, Illuminator, în, Arranger
Classifications: PR1508, 829.3
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Most widely held works about Michael Alexander
 
Most widely held works by Michael Alexander
The poetic achievement of Ezra Pound by Michael Alexander( )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 2,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf: a verse translation by Julian Glover( Book )

90 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation conveys the artistry and eloquence of the eighth century Old English poem, Beowulf, which is set in the heroic societies of fifth-century Scandinavia
Medievalism : the Middle Ages in modern England by Michael Alexander( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The style of the medieval period, which inhabits the bloodstream of western culture, was vigorously re-established in post-Enlightenment England. This one-volume history of the Medieval Revival as a whole is the first coherent account of its social, political, religious, architectural and artistic aspects, especially as these are expressed and reflected in literature. Its focus is on the period 1760 to 1971, with an Epilogue on the reverberations of medievalism in the present day."--Jacket
The earliest English poems by Michael Alexander( Book )

61 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Saxon poetry was produced between 700 and 1000 AD for an audience that delighted in technical accomplishment, and the durable works of Old English verse spring from the source of the English language. This work translates the best of the Old English poetry into modern English. Table of Contents:IntroductionA Note on the TranslationPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the Third EditionThe RuinCaedmon's HymnBede's Death SongHeroic PoemsDeor and WidsithBeowulf and the Fight at FinnsburgWaldereElegiesThe Wanderer and the SeafarerThe Wife's Complaint, the Husband's Message and Wulf and EadwacerGnomic VersesRiddlesThe Dream of the RoodThe PhoenixBrunaburhThe Battle of MaldonMap of the Site of the Battle of MaldonNotesAppendixes: A. The RunesB. Suggested Solutions to the RiddlesC. Anglo-Saxon MetricGlossary of Proper NamesFurther Reading
The earliest English poems : a bilingual edition by Michael Alexander( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of English literature by Michael Alexander( Book )

46 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of this best-selling book has been completely updated and revised throughout to take into account new authors and new scholarly developments in literature and in society. Offering a comprehensive account of one of the world's richest literatures, A History of English Literature traces its developments from the Old English period until the present day. A narrative which is also a discussion of major authors, the history reads as a clear and coherent whole
Old English literature by Michael Alexander( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1732-1937
A history of Old English literature by Michael Alexander( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old English riddles from the Exeter book by Michael Alexander( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new and revised edition of a popular Anvil Press classic, Michael Alexander presents a selection of these ingenious and enigmatic poems-with possible solutions given in an appendix-in versions that capture their peculiar, often ribald, suggestiveness and vigor
Reading Shakespeare by Michael Alexander( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a lively introduction to Shakespeare's life, career and the theatre of his day, Michael Alexander returns to the basics of how to read Shakespeare's works as literary texts. Surveying the most popular and widely-studied plays and sonnets, he elaborates upon the historical, cultural and literary contexts that surrounded their creation
Hogarth's times by John Trusler( Book )

6 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satiric cartoons by an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist
St. Martin's anthologies of English literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first poems in English( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This selection from the earliest verse in English contains poems from an age in which verse was composed and recited aloud, and remembered rather than written down." "Michael Alexander's beautiful translations preserve the verse forms of the original Old English. His new introduction to this revised edition traces the path of Anglo-Saxon literature and discusses the language and themes of each poem. This edition also includes notes, appendices, a glossary and further reading."--Jacket
The merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare : notes by Michael Alexander( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sons of Ezra : British poets and Ezra Pound( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sons of Ezra: British Poets and Ezra Pound is about the impact of Ezra Pound upon British poets writing today. It is the story of a presence, then of a voice and latterly of an idea. When Pound left London in 1920 after a stay of 12 years, his early ascendancy had waned, and during the 1930s his voice sounded more remotely in British ears. The first poet represented here, Edwin Morgan, began to read Pound towards the end of that decade. Pound's subsequent political reputation has meant that students now coming to university, born after his death in 1972, have not opened a book of his poems in the way that several who testify here remember doing with pleasure. There was a revival of British interest in Pound with the publication of the Pisan Cantos, and then in the 1960s and early 1970s, but since then there has been little public opportunity for British poets to reflect on Pound. Michael Alexander and James McGonigal invited British poets to whom Pound has meant something to reflect, and to testify. To the older writers he was a presence, but the youngest contributors were born at the time that Pound fell silent about 1960, and to them he is an historical figure, "the greatest poetic influence since Wordsworth", whose ambition seems an example to avoid as much as to follow."--BOOK JACKET
A history of English literature by Michael Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of English literature by Michael Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle Ages : (700-1550)( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume starts with Caedmon and covers the range of medieval literature up to the time of Thomas More. Contains all essential introductory material, some new verse translations from Old English, and an unusually generous and fresh selection of Middle English literature in good texts
The Canterbury tales : the first fragment by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first fragment of The Canterbury Tales contains some of Chaucer's most popular work, including The Knight's Tale and The Miller's Tale. Chaucer introduces his pilgrims, who represent human society, their tales revealing human preoccupations
The Canterbury tales : illustrated prologue by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The poetic achievement of Ezra Pound
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Beowulf: a verse translationMedievalism : the Middle Ages in modern EnglandThe earliest English poemsA history of English literatureA history of Old English literatureOld English riddles from the Exeter bookSt. Martin's anthologies of English literatureThe first poems in English
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Alexander, Michael J. 1941-

Alexander, Michael Joseph 1941-

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