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William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

Autor/a de The Library of World Poetry

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Like so many successful New Yorkers during the nineteenth century, William C. Bryant was born and reared in New England. There, in his native Massachusetts, among the beautiful highlands of the Berkshires, he learned early to be a close observer of nature and a careful student of English mostra'n més versification. A child prodigy, he began to make rhymes before his tenth birthday, and in 1808 he gained some fame as the author of The Embargo, or Sketches of the Time, a satire in verse in which he echoed the conservative political sentiments of his elders. Soon, however, he found his own voice and point of view, and the poetry that followed, unlike so much of the literature that was being produced in the United States in the early decades of the nineteenth century, was considered by his contemporaries to be unmistakably American. During his own lifetime and since, his most famous poem has been "Thanatopsis" (from the Greek thanato and opsis, meaning "a meditation on death"), which was first published in the North American Review in 1817. Other poems, such as "Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood" (1817), "A Forest Hymn" (1825), and "To the Fringed Gentian" (1832), printed during the next several decades, brought him recognition both at home and abroad as the leading poet in the United States. Always solemn and stately, his verse seemed cold to James Russell Lowell, who humorously spoke of Bryant's "iceolation." But others praised Bryant for his careful artisanship, his commitment to romantic aesthetics, his celebration of nature, and his liberal faith in the historical destiny of the United States. Matthew Arnold called "To a Waterfowl" (1818) one of the finest short lyrics in the English language, and "The Prairies" (1833) and "Earth" (1835) have been seen as noble literary expressions "of the Jacksonian version of the American Dream." By training a lawyer and by profession a journalist, Bryant was editor-in-chief of the New York Evening Post from 1829 until his death in 1878. This position gave him enormous influence on national affairs, and his early support for the fledgling Republican party in the 1850s helped insure that party's success. When he was nearly 80 years old, he translated the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer into English blank verse. Bryant died in 1878. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de William Cullen Bryant

The Library of World Poetry (1870) 423 exemplars
Poems (1890) 160 exemplars
Picturesque America (1872) — Editor, algunes edicions69 exemplars
Thanatopsis (1874) 28 exemplars
The flood of years (1878) 15 exemplars
Among the trees (1874) 12 exemplars
Thanatopsis and Other Poems (1884) 9 exemplars
Poems by William Cullen Bryant (2017) 8 exemplars
A Forest Hymn 5 exemplars
Bryant - poems of William Cullen Bryant — Autor — 4 exemplars
Willian Cullen Bryant (1947) 3 exemplars
THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER, VOL. II (1880) 2 exemplars
The Poems of Bryant 1 exemplars
Robert of Lincoln 1 exemplars
“Prairies” 1 exemplars
Christmas in 1875 1 exemplars
Unpublished poems 1 exemplars
The Divine Comedy 1 exemplars
"The Pequot War," 1 exemplars
Thirty poems 1 exemplars
Thanatopsis and a Forest Hymn (1893) 1 exemplars
Bryant's Poems of Nature (2014) 1 exemplars
Gems from Bryant 1 exemplars
Iliad of Homer 1 exemplars

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Ilíada (0750) — Traductor, algunes edicions40,101 exemplars
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions1,954 exemplars
Winter Poems (1994) — Col·laborador — 1,196 exemplars
English Poetry, Volume III: From Tennyson to Whitman (1909) — Col·laborador — 619 exemplars
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Col·laborador — 524 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1 (1990) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions256 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 163 exemplars
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Col·laborador — 129 exemplars
American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation (2012) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
Poets of the Civil War (2005) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Storytelling and Other Poems (1949) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
American Sonnets: An Anthology (2007) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
American Literature: The Makers and the Making (In Two Volumes) (1973) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions25 exemplars
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Travelers Tales of Old Cuba (2002) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Christmas classics: A treasury for Latter-Day Saints (1995) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
American Poems 1779-1900 (1922) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Bright Poems for Dark Days: An Anthology for Hope (2021) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Gringos in Mexico: An Anthology (1988) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Representative American Short Stories — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Entered in Library of Congress in 1878
susangeib | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 25, 2023 |
susangeib | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 25, 2023 |
I bought this tome in the early 1970s at a used book sale for 25¢ (or perhaps it was $2). It's a much-loved, antique volume filled to bursting with notable pre-1870 poetry (written in English). Of course, "modern" poetry came along after the turn-of-the-century and this poetry quickly fell out of favor and became antiquated. Still, one can sentimentally indulge, can't we?
avaland | May 4, 2020 |
Awesome pics and engravings of the early US (1870's) in these 2 massive volumes! A must see publication, if you can fine a copy anywhere around!
Gnosis58 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 8, 2013 |


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