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.

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.

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.

Selected Essays


Author: John Bayley
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521278454
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 217
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John Betjeman

New Fame, New Love
Author: Bevis Hillier
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
ISBN: 9780719564932
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 736
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John Betjeman was without question the most popular poet of the twentieth century and his poems have been bought and read by millions. He opened eyes to what before him had seemed ordinary but is now unforgettable. This rich biography of Betjeman's life is full of entertaining anecdotes, yet uncovers too the insecurities underlying his wistful humour. Bevis Hillier has created a delightful book, which will constantly surprise its reader.

Gedichte von Robert Burns


Author: Robert Burns
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 183
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John Betjeman

a study
Author: Derek Stanford
Publisher: Spearman
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 159
View: 308
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Sir John Betjeman

a bibliography of writings by and about him
Author: Margaret L. Stapleton
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 143
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Thomas Hardy and British Poetry


Author: Donald Davie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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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
View: 8601
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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.

National Union Catalog


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Union catalogs
Page: N.A
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Widener Library Shelflist: English literature


Author: Harvard University. Library
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Library catalogs
Page: N.A
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Masterplots: The four series in eight volumes; two thousand and ten plot stories and essay reviews from the world's fine literature


Author: Frank Northen Magill,Dayton Kohler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Characters and characteristics in literature
Page: N.A
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