John Betjeman Collected Poems


Author: John Betjeman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444725297
Category: Poetry
Page: 528
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Collected Poems made publishing history when it first appeared, and has now sold more than two million copies, to an ever-growing readership. This newly expanded edition includes Betjeman's verse autobiography, Summoned by Bells. With a new Introduction by Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, Collected Poems is the definitive Betjeman companion.

John Betjeman's Collected Poems


Author: John Betjeman
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
ISBN: 9780719536328
Category: Poetry
Page: 427
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The poetic work of John Betjeman is known both for its range and its mastery of form. Released for the first time in paperback, this selection of his poetry has sold more than two million copies and was awarded the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize.

Collected Poems


Author: John Betjeman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466878282
Category: Poetry
Page: 528
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Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough To get it ready for the plough. The cabbages are coming now; The earth exhales. --from "Slough" When the beloved English poet John Betjeman's Collected Poems first appeared in 1958, it made publishing history, and has now sold more than two million copies to a steadily expanding readership. Betjeman is almost unique among poets in that his work appeals equally strongly to those who love poetry and to those who rarely read it. This volume, the first American edition of the Collected Poems, incorporates all the poems that Betjeman published after the original Collected Poems and includes a new foreword by Britain's poet laureate, Andrew Motion.

John Betjeman

Poems
Author: John Betjeman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571230990
Category:
Page: 93
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In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature.Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984) was born in Highgate, the son of a manufacturer of Dutch descent. After university he joined the staff of the Architectural Review, thereafter working as a journalist and, during the Second World War, for various government departments. His first book of poems was Mount Zion (1931), followed by numerous collections, notably A Few Late Chrysanthemeumns (1954). His poetry enjoyed immense popularity, as did his personality, and his knighthood in 1969 and appointment as Poet Laureate in 1972 were almost universally welcomed.

Love from Boy

Roald Dahls Briefe an seine Mutter
Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364440075X
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 352
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«Liebe Mama, ich habe eine wunderbare Zeit hier. Wir spielen jeden Tag Fußball. Stell dir vor, die Matratzen haben gar keine Sprungfedern ...» So beginnt der erste Brief des neunjährigen Roald an seine Mutter Sofie Magdalene, geschrieben unter dem wachsamen Blick des gestrengen Schuldirektors. Vierzig Jahre lang wird Roald Dahl wöchentlich einen Brief an seine Mutter senden: ein Bericht seiner Erlebnisse auf Boarding School und College, seiner Abenteuer im Ausland und zu Kriegszeiten, der Höhe- und Tiefpunkte seines Lebens von der Jugend in Wales bis hin zum diplomatischen Dienst in Washington, wo Dahl Politiker wie Filmstars trifft und die Geschicke des Landes mitbestimmt. Er ahnt nicht, dass seine Mutter jeden einzelnen der sechshundert Briefe hüten wird wie einen Schatz. Sofie Magdalene war Roald Dahls erste Leserin und Kritikerin. Sie ermutigte ihn dazu, Geschichten zu erzählen und aufzuschreiben. Anhand dieser Briefe ist nicht nur die Entwicklung des Jungen zum Erwachsenen dokumentiert, sondern auch, wie Roald Dahl mit seiner Phantasie, seinem erzählerischen Talent und seinem einzigartigen schwarzen Humor zu einem der erfolgreichsten Schriftsteller der Welt wurde.

Gedichte von Robert Burns


Author: Robert Burns
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 183
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Wiedersehen mit Brideshead

Die heiligen und profanen Erinnerungen des Captain Charles Ryder
Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257603436
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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›Wiedersehen mit Brideshead‹ ist das englische Gegenstück zum amerikanischen ›Großen Gatsby‹: das Porträt der Schönen und Reichen in den Jahren zwischen den Weltkriegen, die Chronik einer Vertreibung aus dem Paradies bei Anbruch der modernen Zeit – und die Geschichte einer unmöglichen Liebe.

Poems in the Porch

The Radio Poems of John Betjeman
Author: Kevin J. Gardner
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441144323
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
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Between 1953-57, John Betjeman read a series of poems on 'The Faith in the West' program airing on the BBC's West of England Home Service. This series, called 'Poems in the Porch,' was so popular that Betjeman received constant requests to publish the poems. Although he deprecatingly referred to the poems as mere 'verses', Betjeman at last capitulated to the public. The result was a slim volume of six poems, entitled Poems in the Porch. What few people now realize is that Betjeman read at least 20 original poems on the radio in this series, perhaps even more, although owing to the haphazard records of both the BBC and Betjeman himself it is impossible to reconstruct with complete accuracy the history of this series. Kevin Gardner has been able to identify and collect 26 of these poems and has written a fascinating introductory essay recounting the story of Betjeman as a radio poet and discussing the artistry of these poems. Most have never been published and currently exist only in manuscript. We know for certain of 20 occasions when Betjeman read his poems on the 'Faith in the West' program, and of these we know 16 specific titles. Despite the gap between the BBC records on the one hand and the printed and manuscript texts on the other, Gardner has been able to construct a relatively reliable edition of Betjeman's Poems in the Porch. This book will cause a radical reassessment of his canon and will create great waved n the Betjeman community.

Die Lyrik John Betjemans


Author: Reinhard Schröder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 339
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Anti-Sport Sentiments in Literature

Batting for the Opposition
Author: John Bale
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134100493
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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This book draws on literature, specifically on the writings of selected novelists and poets to widen an existing anti-sport discourse to include hitherto excluded voices from the world of literature. The book commences with a review of exiting pro- and anti-sport discourses and then proceeds to examine, in turn, the written works of five eminent authors, excavating from their writings their anti-sports rhetorics. These writers are Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), Charles Hamilton Sorley, Jerome K. Jerome, John Betjeman and Alan Sillitoe. In its conclusion, the book draws together the broad themes discussed in the preceding chapters. Innovative in its approach to sport and literature and remarkable for its not having been previously explored in any depth, this book will be of interest to readers from both social sciences and humanities backgrounds.

John Betjeman

A Bibliography
Author: William S. Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198184034
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 542
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This bibliography describes all John Betjeman's known writings, including his own books, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programmes.

Die Tränen meines Vaters

und andere Erzählungen
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644008914
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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«Es ist leicht, Menschen in der Erinnerung zu lieben», schreibt John Updike, und genauso leicht, «die Toten falsch zu zitieren». Darum will er sie so zärtlich, aber auch so genau wie möglich beschreiben – die Großeltern, die musische Mutter mit ihren jähen Zornesausbrüchen, den lehrenden Vater, die eigenen Kinder und Enkel. Und natürlich die Frauen, immer die Frauen: Ehe, Ehekrisen, Ehebruch – auch davon handeln diese nachgelassenen Erzählungen. «Die Tränen meines Vaters» ist ein Buch voller Echos, voller Wiederbegegnungen, und es ist eine Feier der sinnlichen Welt: Erste Küsse, die «tauig» waren, erste Zigaretten, die die Nerven vibrieren ließen, all die durstig gekippten Gläser eines überreichen Lebens führen zurück zu seinen Quellen. «Wer sich Updike anvertraut, dem kann es im Leben, und zwar gerade im banalsten Leben, niemals langweilig werden.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung) «Die lebhafteste, menschenfreundlichste Stimme der amerikanischen Literatur.» (Die Zeit)

John Betjeman

The Biography
Author: Bevis Hillier
Publisher: John Murray Publishers
ISBN: 9780719564444
Category: Authors, English
Page: 608
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This biography takes the reader from Betjeman's troubled childhood in north London, through his blossoming at Oxford; a gay fling with W. H. Auden; a clandestine marriage to a field marshal's daughter; pranks as a film critic; wartime service and probable espionage in Ireland, to the glory days of his later years when his Collected Poems became a runaway bestseller. This book is a distillation of Bevis Hillier's three-volume biography, authorized by Betjeman himself.

Selected Essays


Author: John Bayley
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521278454
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 217
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Sir John Betjeman's guide to English parish churches


Author: John Betjeman,Nigel Kerr
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 764
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Liebesgedichte


Author: William B. Yeats
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783630620060
Category:
Page: 134
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Church Poems


Author: John Betjeman
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 9780330268493
Category: Church buildings
Page: 72
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Betjeman

A Life
Author: A. N. Wilson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466893710
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 8918
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John Betjeman was by far the most popular poet of the twentieth century; his collected poems sold more than two million copies. As poet laureate of England, he became a national icon, but behind the public man were doubts and demons. The poet best known for writing hymns of praise to athletic middle-class girls on the tennis courts led a tempestuous emotional life. For much of his fifty-year marriage to Penelope Chetwode, the daughter of a field marshal, Betjeman had a relationship with Elizabeth Cavendish, the daughter of the Duke of Devonshire and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. Betjeman, a devout Anglican, was tormented by guilt about the storms this emotional triangle caused. Betjeman, published to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the poet's birth, is the first to use fully the vast archive of personal material relating to his private life, including literally hundreds of letters written by his wife about their life together and apart. Here too are chronicled his many friendships, ranging from "Bosie" Douglas to the young satirists of Private Eye, from the Mitford sisters to the Crazy Gang. This is a celebration of a much-loved poet, a brave campaigner for architecture at risk, and a highly popular public performer. Betjeman was the classic example of the melancholy clown, whose sadness found its perfect mood music in the hymns of a poignant Anglicanism.

Illustrated Poems of John Betjeman


Author: John Betjeman
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
ISBN: 9780719555329
Category: English poetry
Page: 144
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This volume presents a selection of Betjeman's poems. They deal with love of many sorts, with people of all kinds observed with comedy and pathos, with the places he made his own and with the church whose foibles he pinpointed so exactly.