Selected Works of Elinor Wylie

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"Selected Works of Elinor Wylie contains 113 of the 161 poems Wylie chose for the volumes published in her lifetime and 100 more that appeared in Collected Poems and in Last Poems. Also included are the first chapters of each of her novels, Jennifer Lorn, The Venetian Glass Nephew, The Orphan Angel, and Mr. Hodge and Mr. Hazard. Editor and scholar Evelyn Hively chose short stories, essays, reviews, and articles to further define Wylie's rich and broad repertoire and her place on the 1920s literary scene." Scholars and researchers of this modern
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Overview

"Selected Works of Elinor Wylie contains 113 of the 161 poems Wylie chose for the volumes published in her lifetime and 100 more that appeared in Collected Poems and in Last Poems. Also included are the first chapters of each of her novels, Jennifer Lorn, The Venetian Glass Nephew, The Orphan Angel, and Mr. Hodge and Mr. Hazard. Editor and scholar Evelyn Hively chose short stories, essays, reviews, and articles to further define Wylie's rich and broad repertoire and her place on the 1920s literary scene." Scholars and researchers of this modern woman writer and her contemporaries will find this a welcome addition to women's literary studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873388290
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press
  • Publication date: 8/5/2005
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,431,576
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 From Incidental numbers 3
The knight fallen on evil days 5
Pegasus lost 6
"Les Lauriers Sont Coupes" 7
2 From Nets to catch the wind 9
Beauty 11
The eagle and the mole 12
Madman's song 13
August 14
The crooked stick 15
Atavism 16
Wild peaches 17
Sanctuary 19
Village mystery 20
Escape 21
"Fire and sleet and candlelight" 22
Sea lullaby 24
A proud lady 25
Incantation 26
Silver filigree 27
The falcon 28
Bronze trumpets and sea water - on turning Latin into English 29
Spring pastoral 30
Velvet shoes 31
Valentine 32
3 From Black armour 33
Full moon 35
Nebuchadnezzar 36
Prophecy 37
Epitaph 38
Song 39
Heroics 40
Preference 41
Let no charitable hope 42
Self-portrait 43
Cold-blooded creatures 44
King Honour's eldest son 45
Nonchalance 46
Demon lovers 47
Castilian 48
Sequence 49
Benvenuto's valentine 51
Twelfth night 52
Now that your eyes are shut 54
Parting gift 55
On a singing girl 56
To Claudia Homonoea 57
4 From Trivial breath 59
Dedication 61
"Desolation is a delicate thing" 63
Minotaur 64
Confession of faith 66
True vine 67
Speed the parting - 68
Hospes Comesque Corporis 69
Peter and John 70
A strange story 73
The Puritan's ballad 74
The devil in seven shires 77
"As I went down by Havre de Grace ..." 80
False prophet 82
A red carpet for Shelley 83
Address to my soul 85
Last supper 87
Lament for Glasgerion 88
Tragic dialogue 89
5 From Angels and Earthly Creatures 91
One person 93
I 93
II 94
III 94
IV 94
V 95
VI 95
VII 96
VIII 96
IX 97
X 97
XI 98
XII 98
XIII 99
XIV 99
XV 99
XVI 100
XVII 100
XVIII 101
Love song 102
Chimaera sleeping 103
Absent thee from felicity awhile 105
Felo de Se 107
O virtuous light 108
Hymn to earth 109
This corruptible 112
Fair Annet's song 115
Hughie at the inn 116
Nonsense rhyme 117
Bread alone 118
Farewell, sweet dust 119
To a lady's countenance 120
Little elegy 121
6 From Collected poems of Elinor Wylie : hitherto uncollected poems 123
Green hair 125
Pretty words 126
A courtesy 127
Golden bough 128
Portrait in black paint, with a very sparing use of whitewash 129
Ejaculation 132
An American in England 133
Letter to V - 134
The pebble 136
Sonnet - you are the faintest freckles ... 138
Sonnet - how many faults ... 139
7 From Last poems of Elinor Wylie 141
Beltane 143
From the wall 144
Silver bells and cockle shells 145
Written on the flyleaf of John Webster's plays 147
Little joke 148
8 Poems only in periodicals 149
Seven basketsful for Louis Untermeyer 151
Anti-feminist song, for my sister 152
9 From Jennifer Lorn : book one 155
Gerald 157
A gross of brass knockers 157
The Earl's Elzevir 160
10 From The Venetian glass nephew : book one 167
Peter innocent 169
Blue balloon 169
Crystal monsters 171
11 From The orphan angel 177
Book one : western wave 179
12 From Mr. Hodge and Mr. Hazard 191
Book one : Mr. Hazard 193
Funeral of a mouse 193
'Tis true 'tis pity 196
13 Short stories 201
Gideon's revenge 203
The life story of Lydia Greensmith 211
14 Articles and reviews 215
"Excess of charity" 217
Path of the chameleon 222
Jewelled bindings 227
Symbols in literature 230
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