Literary Collections

Collected Poems, Prose & Plays

Author: Robert Frost

Publisher: Severn House Paperbacks

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1036

View: 457

A scholarly, annotated, and uniquely comprehensive edition gathers all of Frost's major poetry, a selection of previously unanthologized poems, and the most extensive offering of his prose writings ever published, along with an essay on the texts by the editors.
Poetry

Collected Poems and Prose

Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 124

View: 866

Poems and prose pieces personally selected by the playwright demonstrate the characteristics of his literary excursions outside the realm of drama.
Literary Collections

Collected Novels and Plays

Author: James Merrill

Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 688

View: 412

Following the widely celebrated Collected Poems, this second volume in the series of James Merrill’s works brings us Merrill as novelist and playwright. Just as in his poems we come upon prose pieces, dramatic dialogue, and even a short play in verse, in his novels and plays we find the rhythms of his poetry reflected and given new form. Merrill’s first novel, The Seraglio, is a daring roman à clef derived in large part from his early life as the cosmopolitan son of Charles Merrill, one of America’s most famous twentieth-century financiers. Written in a highly refined prose that owes something to Henry James, the book is a compelling portrait of the luxury and treachery swirling around the Southampton beach house of an irrepressible family patriarch, with his many mistresses and ex-mistresses in attendance, told from the point of view of his lively but troubled son. At the other end of the narrative spectrum we find The (Diblos) Notebook, an experimental novel in which a young American’s adventures on a Greek island are deconstructed and assembled into a tentative fiction before our eyes. Merrill’s plays, including the one-act comedy of manners The Bait and the Chekhovian The Immortal Husband—a reinvention of the myth of Tithonus, who was granted eternal life but not eternal youth—are also fresh turns on his characteristic themes: home and travel, reality and artifice, simplicity and complication. And, for the first time in print, here is Merrill’s short play The Birthday, a fledgling effort written in 1947 and a fascinating window onto the concern with spiritual communication and the otherwordly that would later blossom into his great epic, The Changing Light at Sandover.
Poetry

Opus Posthumous

Author: Wallace Stevens

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

View: 797

When Opus Posthumous first appeared in 1957, it was an appropriate capstone to the career of one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. It included many poems missing from Stevens's Collected Poems, along with Stevens's characteristically inventive prose and pieces for the theater. Now Milton J. Bates, the author of the acclaimed Wallace Stevens: A Mythology of Self, has edited and revised Opus Posthumous to correct the previous edition's errors and to incorporate material that has come to light since original publication. A third of the poems and essays in this edition are new to the volume. The resulting book is an invaluable literary document whose language and insights are fresh, startling, and eloquent.
Drama

Early Verse Drama and Prose Plays

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 298

View: 981

Goethe's early plays bear witness to his urgent desire to enliven German theater--an ambition that followed him to the National Theater in Weimar, where he was named director in the early 1790s. This volume contains eight of these plays, written between 1771 and 1787. Not only do they demonstrate Goethe's unprecedented versatility in experimenting with new forms of dramatic expression, but they also give insight into his development from Sturm und Drang to classicism. These works include prose plays (Goetz von Berlichingen with the Iron Hand and Egmont), tragedies and comedies (Clavigo, Stella, and Brother and Sister), and dramatic verse forms (Prometheus, Jery and Betty, and Proserpina).
Biography & Autobiography

The Collected Prose of Robert Frost

Author: Robert Lee Frost

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

View: 935

Presents a collection of both published and unpublished prose pieces, including correspondence, articles, talks, readings, and stories.
English drama

The Complete Poems and Plays

Author: T. S. Eliot

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English drama

Page: 608

View: 975

Poet, dramatist, critic and editor, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This edition of The Complete Poems and Plays, published for the first time in paperback, includes all of his verse and work for the stage, from Prufrock and Other Observations (1917) to Four Quartets (1943), and includes such literary landmarks as The Waste Land, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and Murder in the Cathedral. 'Each year Eliot's presence reasserts itself at a deeper level, to an audience that is surprised to find itself more chastened, more astonished, more humble.' Ted Hughes
Literary Criticism

Robert Duncan

Author: Robert Duncan

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 876

View: 619

A landmark in the publication of twentieth-century American poetry, this first volume of the long-awaited collected poetry, non-critical prose, and plays of Robert Duncan gathers all of Duncan’s books and magazine publications up to and including Letters: Poems 1953–1956. Deftly edited, it thoroughly documents the first phase of Duncan’s distinguished life in writing, making it possible to trace the poet’s development as he approaches the brilliant work of his middle period. This volume includes the celebrated works Medieval Scenes and The Venice Poem, all of Duncan’s long unavailable major ventures into drama, his extensive “imitations” of Gertrude Stein, and the remarkable poems written in Majorca as responses to a series of collaged paste-ups by Duncan’s life-long partner, the painter Jess. Books appear in chronological order of publication, with uncollected periodical and other publications arranged chronologically, following each book. The introduction includes a biographical commentary on Duncan’s early life and works, and clears an initial path through the textual complexities of his early writing. Notes offer brief commentaries on each book and on many of the poems. The volume to follow, The Collected Later Poetry and Plays, will include The Opening of the Field (1960), Roots and Branches (1964), Bending the Bow (1968), Ground Work (1984), and Ground Work II (1987).
Literary Criticism

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Author: George Watson

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1413

View: 685

More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Poetry

Collected Poems and Prose

Author: Freddy Anderson

Publisher: Rymour Books

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 422

View: 538

FREDDY ANDERSON (1922-2001) Born in County Monaghan, Freddy Anderson (1928-2002) came to Glasgow after the war and was a well-known figure in the city and amongst the Scottish literary scene. This is the first collected edition of his works including his poems, the novel Oiney Hoy and the award-winning play about John Maclean, Krassivy.
Psychology

Conversations at the Frontier of Dreaming

Author: Thomas Ogden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 174

'The sources of human creativity have always been mysterious. In this brilliant new contribution, Thomas Ogden explores the interface of dreams, reverie, poetry, and play. In so doing, he leads us to new understandings about both creativity and the analytic conversations we have with our patients and ourselves.' Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.
Literary Criticism

Modern Poetry and Ethnography

Author: S. Heuston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

View: 663

This study maps a new approach to the works of W.B. Yeats, Robert Frost, Robert Penn Warren, and Seamus Heaney. Sean Heuston combines interdisciplinary analysis, specifically ethnography, with close reading, and in so doing argues provocatively for the intersection of modern poetry studies and contemporary ethnographic theory.
Drama

The Complete Major Prose Plays

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Publisher: Plume

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 1143

View: 111

A chronological collection of the twelve major prose plays written by the Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen; includes stage histories of the original American productions.
Psychology

Key Papers in Literature and Psychoanalysis

Author: Glen O. Gabbard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 226

Since Freud invoked the Oedipus story to exemplify and verify his findings with patients and in analyzing his own dreams, psychoanalysis and literature have had a fruitful if often distrusting relationship. Literature and theory have increased enormously in range. Education no longer insists upon classics of Western literature as building blocks for understanding. Yet the tie between psychoanalysis and imaginative literature remains vital, and the two disciplines can interact vibrantly, as these selected essays of recent years from the International Journal of Psychoanalysis handsomely show. They explore overlaps of literary experience and psychoanalytic process, both of which activate our capacity to 'see feelingly', which is to say, provide occasion for a structured richness of knowing with a felt tie to truth. Both enhance consciousness, expand the emotions, undermine unconscious closures, and provoke thought; and it is those very qualities that inform their illustrative and explanatory usefulness to one another.
Poetry

Stopping by Woods

Author: Owen D.V. Sholes

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 190

View: 353

 Robert Frost was a practicing farmer, a skilled naturalist and one of America’s best-loved poets. His body of work provides a vivid and compelling narrative of New England’s changing environment—though it can be hard to discern when its parts are scattered through hundreds of different poems, voices and moods. This book pieces together Frost’s environmental commentary, examining his poems thematically and in a logical order. In them, homesteads are carved out of the forest, families make their living from an obdurate land, property is abandoned when it fails to sell, and plants and animals reclaim deserted farms. Frost bemoaned the loss of people from the land but also celebrated the flora and fauna that thrived in fallow fields and empty barns.
Psychology

Reverie and Interpretation

Author: Thomas H. Ogden

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

View: 540

In his fifth book Thomas Ogden, widely regarded as the most profound and original psychoanalytic writer of this decade, explores the frontier of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking: the experience of the analyst and patient in the dynamic interplay of subjectivity and intersubjectivity. A Jason Aronson Book
Literary Collections

An Irish Literature Reader

Author: Maureen O'Rourke Murphy

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 584

View: 442

In a volume that has become a standard text in Irish studies and serves as a course-friendly alternative to the Field Day anthology, editors Maureen O’Rourke Murphy and James MacKillop survey thirteen centuries of Irish literature, including Old Irish epic and lyric poetry, Irish folksongs, and drama. For each author the editors provide a biographical sketch, a brief discussion of how his or her selections relate to a larger body of work, and a selected bibliography. In addition, this new volume includes a larger sampling of women writers.