The Poetical Works of Thomas MacDonagh (Classic Reprint)

Author: Thomas MacDonagh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781330556931

Category: Poetry

Page: 232

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Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Thomas Macdonagh It is strange to look back to the time when I first knew Thomas MacDonagh. What with the present great war in Europe, and our own small war in Ireland, that time has so faded and retreated that one recalls it with difficulty and regards it with something of astonishment - yet it is only six years ago. Was there that peace, that gentleness, that good-humour? And was the MacDonagh of April, 1916, the same man with whom I walked and talked and quarrelled in 1910? One could quarrel with MacDonagh, but not for more than three minutes at a time, and if he were ruffled the mere touch of a hand or the wind of a pleasant word appeased him instantly. I have seldom known a man in whom the instinct for friendship was so true, nor one who was so prepared to use himself in the service of a friend. He was intensely egotistic in his speech; so, it seems to me, were all the young Irishmen of that date; but in his actions he was utterly unselfish. At that time he lived a kind of semi-detached life at the gate-lodge of Mr. Houston's house in the Dublin hills. To this house all literary Dublin used to repair, and there MacDonagh was constantly to be seen. He was a quaint recluse who delighted in company, and he fled into and out of solitude with equal precipitancy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Collected Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062669451

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

View: 6418

Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes. By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn’t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but—after 1956—all she wrote.—Ted Hughes, from the Introduction


Selected Poetry and Prose

Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron,Donald A. Low

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415073172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 1974

Donald Low's collection contains Byron's most subversive, spirited and playful poetry as well as his outspoken prose. With helpful and informative annotation and a full bibliography this is an essential study aid for students.

English Romantic Poetry

An Anthology

Author: Stanley Appelbaum

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486292827

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 7886

Rich selection of 123 poems by six great English Romantic poets: William Blake (24 poems), William Wordsworth (27 poems), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems), Lord Byron (16 poems), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems) and John Keats (22 poems). Introduction and brief commentaries on the poets. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Ozymandias" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn."

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834516

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 7274

This enthralling collection contains more than 400 poems that were published between 1886 (the year of Emily Dickinson's death) and 1900 which express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature.

Lord Byron - The Major Works

Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199537334

Category: Poetry

Page: 1120

View: 5385

This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Byron's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important letters, journals, and conversations - to give the essence of his work and thinking.

The Works of D.H. Lawrence

With an Introduction and Bibliography

Author: David Herbert Lawrence

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264177

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5862

Lawrence first put together the collection of his poems in 1928. They are arranged chronologically "to make up a biography of an emotional and inner life."

Wordsworth's Poetry and Prose

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393924787

Category: Poetry

Page: 761

View: 3820

The most accessible edition of Wordsworth's poetry and prose, prepared to meet the needs of both students and scholars. This Norton Critical Edition presents a generous selection of William Wordworth's poetry (including the thirteen-book Prelude of 1805) and prose works along with supporting materials for in-depth study. Together, the Norton Critical Editions of Wordsworth's Poetry and Prose and The Prelude: 1799, 1805, 1850 are the essential texts for studying this author. Wordsworth's Poetry and Prose includes a large selection of texts chronologically arranged, thereby allowing readers to trace the author's evolving interests and ideas. An insightful general introduction and textual introduction precede the texts, each of which is fully annotated. Illustrative materials include maps, manuscript pages, and title pages. "Criticism" collects thirty responses to Wordsworth?s poetry and prose spanning three centuries by British and American authors. Contributors include Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Felicia Hemans, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lucy Newlyn, Stephen Gill, Neil Fraistat, Mary Jacobus, Nicholas Roe, M. H. Abrams, Anne K. Mellor, Michael O?Neill, and Geoffrey Hartman, among others. The volume also includes a Chronology, a Biographical Register, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index of Titles and First Lines of Poems.

William Blake

Selected Poems

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312119379

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 7892

The Bloomsbury Classic Series has established itself as the preeminent hardcover poetry and literary collection -- books to be cherished, savored, and given on special occasions.To this series we now add two works by Oscar Wilde to herald the coming centennary of his death in Paris, at the age of 46, in 1900. Oscar Wilde: Selected Poems collects 33 of Wilde's finest poems, many of which were first published in 1881 in a book called Poems. Also included is The Ballad of Reading Jail, written after his friendship with Alfred Douglas, and his imprisonment in 1895 for homosexual offences. Oscar Wilde: The Fisherman and His Soul and Other Fairy Tales collects ten of Wilde's finest fairy tales into one magical volume. Culled from The Happy Prince and The House Of Pomegranates, these stories were first read to Wilde's sons and all are mesmerizing and heart-breaking to the end. True gems, these two Wilde volumes now bring to 12 the number of Bloomsbury Classics that St. Martin's has made available for years to come.

The Selected Poetry and Prose of Shelley

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264085

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

View: 2955

This edition contains all Shelley's poetry, from his juvenilia to his great works such as "The Revolt of Islam" and "Ode to the West Wind," and his only completed verse drama "The Cenci," a melodramatic Venetian tale of incest, murder and revenge.

Poems of Wordsworth

Author: Wordsworth

Publisher: Williamson Press

ISBN: 1409726908

Category: Poetry

Page: 368

View: 3141

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Lord Byron's Strength

Romantic Writing and Commercial Society

Author: Jerome Christensen

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801843563

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 426

View: 3986

This text examines Byron's "lordship" - his singularity as a literary success and as one of the great British aristocratic poets. Drawing on contemporary literary, political and social theory, this study of Byron also re-examines the romanticism of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Scott, Hazlitt and Shelley.

The Overman in the Marketplace

Nietzschean Heroism in Popular Culture

Author: Ishay Landa

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739119860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 6589

This book explores the emergence and significance of 'a Nietzschean heroic model' in 20th-century popular culture, some notable examples of which are James Bond, Tarzan, and Hannibal Lecter.

The Poetry of John Milton

Author: Gordon Teskey

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674416643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 619

View: 1961

For sublimity and philosophical grandeur Milton stands almost alone in world literature. His peers are Homer, Virgil, Dante, Wordsworth, and Goethe. Gordon Teskey shows how Milton’s aesthetic joins beauty to truth and value to ethics and how he rediscovers the art of poetry as a way of thinking in the world as it is, and for the world as it can be.

Byron: A Poet Before His Public

Author: Philip W. Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521287661

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

View: 9093

This book is a major reappraisal of byron's poetry which grapples firmly with the paradox of his work - that in spite of his enormous influence, the magnetic power of his personality, and the fascination of his life, the poetry is often of inferior quality and so inconsistent in its attitudes that Byron's poetic seriousness is inevitably called into question. The focus of the book is the nature of byron's relationship with his public and its effect on his poetry; a subject which has remained largely unexplored. Dr Martin considers Byron's anomalous position as an aristocrat in a literary market governed by commercial interests and middle class tastes and reading habits. He suggests that the whole of Bryon's poetry can be seen as a performance determined by a number of factors: Byron's anxieties about his modernity, his contemporaries, and the image his readers were ready to fashion for him.