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.

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.

Collected poems


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Возвращение в Брайдсхед


Author: Ивлин Во
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 504017506X
Category: Fiction
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«Возвращение в Брайдсхед» (1944) – одна из величайших книг прошлого столетия. Она входит в список 100 лучших англоязычных романов ХХ века по версии издательства «Modern Library», дважды экранизирована – в 1981 и в 2008 годах, переведена на все ведущие языки мира.История непростых отношений художника Чарльза Райдера с представителями эксцентричной аристократической семьи Флайт. История дружбы и ее утраты, любви и предательства, веры и фанатизма. Но прежде всего – это история заката эпохи «золотых двадцатых» с ее беззаботной жизнью, роскошными поместьями и шумными вечеринками.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Selected Essays


Author: John Bayley
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521278454
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 217
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Сонеты и поэмы


Author: Уильям Шекспир
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041195773
Category: Poetry
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Поэма «Венера и Адонис» принесла славу Шекспиру среди образованной публики, говорят, лондонские прелестницы держали книгу под подушкой, а оксфордские студенты заучивали наизусть целые пассажи и распевали их на улицах. «Лукреция» также имела немалый успех у читателя, в основу поэмы положен сюжет из древнеримской истории, описанный Титом Ливием и Овидием, пересказанный Дж. Чосером в «Легендах о добрых женах».Дискуссии вокруг сонетов Уильяма Шекспира до сих пор не утихают: действительно ли сонеты автобиографичны? Существовал ли любовный треугольник, о котором говорится в сонетах 133, 134 и 144? Кто был прототипом Друга и Смуглой дамы? Знаменитые сонеты Шекспира издаются в классическом переводе Самуила Маршака.В дополнение вошли четыре эссе переводчика Г. М. Кружкова, посвященные интригующим и не до конца проясненным вопросам, касающимся поэм Шекспира и его сонетов.

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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John Betjeman

Poems
Author: John Betjeman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571230990
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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.

The Illustrated Summoned by Bells


Author: Sir John Betjeman
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
ISBN: 9780719552847
Category: Poetry
Page: 143
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John Betjeman's verse autobiography has sold more copies than any other English poem of its length this century. The touching story of a boy's growth to early manhood and the mixed joys and guilt of youth, it is also supremely a poem about places, buildings and surroundings - Highgate and Pooterland, t Cornish seaside and Chelsea, Marlborough among its Downs, the quads of Oxford, parish churches and tin advertisements on railway platforms. Who better to illustrate this autobiography than Hugh Casson, architect and former President of the Royal Academy, who has already delighted us with illustrated books on London, Cambridge and Oxford which show him to be as much in love with those places as Betjeman himself. Casson is Beqemz very near contemporary and was a close friend, matching him in passion for all matters architectural and like him a keen observer of the splendid and ridiculous. He has delighted in Summoned by Bells since it first appeared and his illustrations in line and water-colour are a perfect complement to the verse-

Betjeman

The Bonus of Laughter
Author: Bevis Hillier
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
ISBN: 9780719564956
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 745
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John Betjeman was the most read of living poets and, at his death in 1984, was the most loved. Here he is portrayed by Bevis Hillier in 'one of the richest and most entertaining biographies of recent times.' In this final volume, Betjeman is at the height of his fame, universally adopted as Teddy Bear to the Nation. By now he is known not just as a poet, but as a television personality too. He is also the essential public face of conservation, fighting - not always with great efficiency or success - to save our heritage. We live with him the triumph of Summoned by Bells, his richly emotional autobiography in verse, but also follow his tribulations as Poet Laureate, despairingly in search of inspiration in the bombastic events of royal and public life. Perhaps least expected of all is the pleasure he found in Banana Blush, the poems he recorded to the music of Jim Parker. As before, Bevis Hillier reveals the origins of Betjeman's most loved poems; brings to life his loves and enthusiasms; shows how important his religion, his love of laughter and his often hidden kindnesses were in his life; and reminds us of his particular hates.

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.

Betjeman

A Life
Author: A. N. Wilson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466893710
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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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.

John Betjeman


Author: John Press
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 54
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