Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The 19th Century

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With contributions from over 100 scholars, the Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Centry provides essays on the careers, works, and backgrounds of more than 100 nineteenth-century poets. It also provides entries on specialized categories of twentieth-century verse such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, Civil War songs, and Native American poetry. Besides presenting essential factual information, each entry amounts to an in-depth critical essay, and includes a bibliography that directs readers to ...

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Overview

With contributions from over 100 scholars, the Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Centry provides essays on the careers, works, and backgrounds of more than 100 nineteenth-century poets. It also provides entries on specialized categories of twentieth-century verse such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, Civil War songs, and Native American poetry. Besides presenting essential factual information, each entry amounts to an in-depth critical essay, and includes a bibliography that directs readers to other works by and about a particular poet.

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Editorial Reviews

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"It is a fine reference book to be in the stock of any good reference library. It is also a special book for anyone who has love for poetry, and a joy in celebrating the human condition at its best." UK Library Association Record

"Recommended for academic library collections." Choice

"Recommended for all libraries." Library Journal

"This excellent Encyclopedia is brilliant in a way so many intellectual projects are not: it is readable... The scope of this book is truly amazing: it gives evidence not only of the tremendous explosion in scholarly 'recuperation' that has taken place in the past three decades, but also of the great effort of editing and compilation in these areas necessary to bring into being works such as this Encyclopedia...This creative and learned book is more than useful: it's stimulating." Reference & User Services Quarterly

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"True poetry has always striven for, and has in the last twenty years come to perfect, a nobility of expression that is of vital importance for our democratic esthetic, moral, and political culture." So writes John Hollander in the notably cheerful introduction to his selection of The Best American Poetry 1998. Highlights of the nobly constructed anthology include an excerpt from John Bricuth's forthcoming Just Let Me Say This About That, Thylias Moss's "The Right Empowerment of Light," John Koethe's "The Secret Amplitude" and Jacqueline Osherow's "La Leggenda della Vera Croce." As always in this David Lehman edited series, each poet contributes a short note on his or her anthologized poem. (Scribner, $14 352p ISBN 0-684-81450-1; $30 cloth 81453-6; Aug.) For a glimpse of the former state of the art, look no further than this fall's Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century. Edited by Eric L. Haralson (with Hollander as an advisory editor), the 115 entries in this biographical encyclopedia cover every poet included by Hollander in The Library of America's acclaimed American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century. Contributors to the encyclopedia include Angus Fletcher (on James Russell Lowell), Daniel Hoffman (on Poe and Stephen Crane) and Barbara Packer (on Joseph Rodman Drake). (Fitzroy Dearborn, $95 536p ISBN 1-57958-008-4; Sept.)
Library Journal
This fascinating resource was developed for use with the Library of America's comprehensive two-volume anthology American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, edited by John Hollander (LJ 9/1/93), offering informative essays concerning the lives and works of the more than 100 authors anthologized there. In each essay, readers are directed to poems in the Library of America volumes, with parenthetical references citing the volume and page. Yet this work can also stand alone as a powerful source of biographical and critical information about little-known poets from the 19th-century literary world, including African American, Native American, and women poets who represent a significant cultural and historical heritage. Each entry lists selected works and includes a bibliography for those interested in further research. Recommended for all libraries, particularly those that already own the Library of America anthology.--Cynde Bloom Lahey, New Canaan Lib., CT
Booknews
A reference companion to the two-volume anthology published in 1993. Essays focus on the works in that collection and furnish not only useful facts and dates, biographical background, and information on the provenance of the poetry, but a critical discussion of the formal features, literary- historical significance, and cultural relevance of the verses being addressed. Also covers many more works per author. Entries are arranged alphabetically and presented in a two-column format. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579580087
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 8.85 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Haralson is Associate Professor at the Department of English, Stony Brook University, USA.

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Table of Contents

Henry Adams, Jane Remus John qunicy Adams, Guy R. Woodall Amos Bronson Alcott, Guy R. Woodall Washington Allston, Lorin Stein Joel Barlow, Anita M. Vickers Ambrose Bierce, M.E. Grenander Bejanmin Paul Blood, Lynda S. Boren Manoah Bodman, Edward Halsey Foster George Henry Boker, Lucy Rinehart Augusta Cooper Bristol, Matthew Parr Charles Timothy, Laura Barrett Maria Gowen Brooks, Geofrilyn M. Walker Henry Howard Brownell, Jonathan Veitch William Cullen Bryant, Paul Bray Josiah D. Canning, Christine A. Modley Alice and Phoebe Cary, Jonathan Hall Madison Cawein, Jane Gentry Vance William Ellery Channing, Krista Walter John Jay Chapman, Karen A. Weyler Thomas Holley Chivers, Barbara Cantalupo Thomas Cole, Joy S. Kasson Philip Pendleton Cooke, Welford Dunaway Taylor Rose Terry, Karen L. Kilcup Christopher Pearse Cranch, Lisa Honaker Stephen Crane, Daniel Hoffman Richard Henry Dana Sr., Doreen M. Hunter Emily Dickinson, Judith Farr Samuel Henry Dickson, David Aiken Joseph Rodman Drake, Barbara Packer Paul Laurence Dunbar, Shelly Eversley Ralph Waldo Emerson, Paul Kane Ernest Fenollosa, Joseph Donahue Philip Freneau, Julie Norko Margaret Fuller, Jeffrey Steele Hamlin Garland, Joseph B. McCullough Richard Watson Gilder, Henry B. Wonham Louise Imogen Guiney, Barbara Ryan Fitz-Greene Halleck, Nicholas Birns Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Melba Joyce Boyd Francis Brett (Bret) Harte, Allene Cooper Nathaniel Hawthorne, Patricia Crain John Hay, Philip B. Eppard Paul Hamilton Hayne, Rayburn S. Moore Josiah Gilbert Holland, Edward Halsey Foster Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Wortham George Moses Horton, Deshae E. Lott Richard Hovey, Bruce Meyer Julia Ward Howe, Wendy Dasler William Dean Howells, Julie Bates Dock William Reed Huntingdon, Janice McIntire-Straburg Helen Hunt Jackson, Cheryl Walker Sarah Orne Jewett, Gail C. Keating Frances Anne Kemble, Mark P. Brodie and Kathleen Motoike Sidney Lanier, Jane S. Gabin Emma Lazarus, Cheri Louise Ross James Mathewes Legare, Scott Romine Charles Godfrey Leland, Kathryn B. McKee George Cabot Lodge, Joe Pellegrino Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Gary Schanhorst James Russell Lowell, Angus Fletcher Maria White Lowell, Cheryl Walker Edwin Markham, Paul J. Felazzo Cornelius Mathews, Donald Yannella Herman Melville, Robert C. Ryan Adah Isaacs Menken, Dorsey Kleitz Stuart Fitz-Randolph Merrill, Gerard DeFoe Joaquin Miller (Cincinnatus Hiner), Benjamin S. Lawson Harriet Monroe, Molly M. Munro William Vaughn Moody, Kenneth M. Price John Neal, Fritz Fleischmann Nineteenth-Century Versions of American Indian Poetry, Matthew Parr James Kirke Paulding, Lucy Rinehart James Gates Percival, William Crisman John James Piatt and Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt, Paula Bernat Bennett John Pierpont, Nicholas Birns Edward Coote Pinkney, Rayburn S. Moore Edgar Allan Poe, Daniel Hoffman Popular Poetry, Janet Gray Alexander Posey, Daniel F. Littlefield Jr. Lizette Woodworth Reese, Maria Russo John Rollin Ridge, James W. Parins James Whitcomb Riley, Gerald Weales Edwin Arlington Robinson, Alan Shucard George Santayana, Scott Romine Epes Sargent, Glenn M. Reed Clinton Scollard, Joe Pellegrino Lydia Huntley Sigourney, Patricia Crain Edward Rowland Sill, Susan Johnston Graf William Gilmore Simms, George C. Longest Songs and Ballads, David H. Evans Spirituals, Mason I. Lowance Jr. Edmund Clarence Stedman, Henry B. Wonham Trumbull Stickney, John Hollander William Wetmore Story, Renee Tursi John Banister Tabb, Kevin J. Hayes Bayard Taylor, Dorsey Kleitz Henry David Thoreau, Elizabeth Hall Witherell Henry Timrod, David S. Sheilds Frederick Ridgely Torrence, John Samonds John Townsend Trowbridge, Michael R. Little Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, Robert Regan George Boyer Vashon, James C. Hall Jones Very, Helen R. Deese Edith Wharton, Jennie A. Kassanoff James Monroe Whitfield, James C. Hall Albery Allson Whitman, James Robert Payne Sarah Helen Whitman, Barbara Ryan Walt Whitman, Jerome Loving John Greanleaf Whittier, Christopher Beach Carlos Wilcox, James Hazen Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Allison Giffen Richard Henry Wilde, Edward L. Tucker Nathaniel Parker Willis, Karen A. Weyler Byron Forceythe Willson, Joseph Csicsila Constance Fenimore Woolson, Caroline Gebhard

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