Letters from Iceland

Shares, in prose, verse, and photographs, the impressions of the authors as they journeyed through Iceland

Author: Wystan Hugh Auden

Publisher: Paragon House Publishers

ISBN: PSU:000033004211

Category: Travel

Page: 269

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Shares, in prose, verse, and photographs, the impressions of the authors as they journeyed through Iceland

Letters from Iceland

Shepherd : The N.W. Peninsula of Iceland , 1867 . Paykull : A Summer in Iceland , 1868 . * William Morris : Journal , 1871-1873 . * Viscount Bryce : Impressions of Iceland , 1872 ( pub . 1923 ) . Taylor : Egypt and Iceland , 1874 ( pub ...

Author: Wystan Hugh Auden

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4948477

Category: Iceland

Page: 255

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Second revised edition; first published in 1937. Record in prose and verse of journey in 1936.

Letters from Iceland and Other Essays

LETTERS FROM ICELAND No. 15 To : Mrs. Collingwood Hotel Reykjavík . Aug 13. Friday . half past six in the morning . Darlingest Molly , I am glad and sorry to be at the end of the two months ride – and glad without sorry that we get on ...

Author: David Boucher

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054145175

Category: Commercial correspondence

Page: 236

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Photo textualities

W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice , Letters from Iceland ( London : Faber , 1937 ) , 149. All quotations from Letters from This essay originally appeared in Journal of Modern Litera- Iceland reprinted by Permission of Paragon House ...

Author: Marsha Bryant

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874135516

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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"This anthology investigates books that juxtapose photographs and written language (photo-texts), considering a variety of examples from America, Britain, Canada, and France. Ranging from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun to Michael Ondaatje's postmodern novel Coming Through Slaughter and Edward Said's postdocumentary After the Last Sky, the contributors' analyses address photo-textuality's implications for representation and its cultural contexts. A truly interdisciplinary collection, Photo-Textualities features contributors who work in literary studies (English, romance languages), as well as contributors who work in media studies (film, graphic arts)." "Photo-Textualities invigorates critical inquiry with its range of literary and photographic genres, including photo-texts that elude genre classification. Besides documentary and biography, nonfiction literary genres include autobiography and travelogue. The range of photographic genres extends to landscapes, portraiture, documentary, tourist snapshots, and media images, as well as to the standard photo-textual forms of published album and photo-essay."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

W G Collingwood s Letters from Iceland

This book brings together his letters, drawings, paintings and photos."

Author: William Gershom Collingwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0954674014

Category: Iceland

Page: 149

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W.G. Collingwood was an artist, author, antiquarian, and notable scholar of Norse history, literature and language. For 12 weeks in 1897, he sailed to Iceland and travelled by pony round the saga-sites of Iceland with his friend Jon Stefansson, and Icelandic scholar. He wrote long, detailed and entertaining letters home to his wife and children about their adventures and experiences while, incredibly, making some 300 sketches and watercolours. This book brings together his letters, drawings, paintings and photos."

W H Auden

Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of W.H. Auden and seeking not only a guide to his works but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical ...

Author: Tony Sharpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317724438

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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As both a politically engaged and stylistically versatile poet, W.H. Auden is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. His work is not only widely studied and read, but has been used in musical scores and quoted in Hollywood films. This guide to Auden’s compelling work offers: an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Auden’s texts, from publication to the present an introduction to key critical texts and perspectives on Auden’s life and work, situated in a broader critical history cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of W.H. Auden and seeking not only a guide to his works but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds them.

Letters from a Life Vol 1 1923 39

Selected Letters and Diaries of Benjamin Britten Benjamin Britten Donald Mitchell, Philip Reed ... 2, 1334; Journey to a War (with Christopher Isherwood), 1; 'Last Will and Testament' (Letters from Iceland), 1; 'Lay your sleeping head, ...

Author: Benjamin Britten

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571265916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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Volume One of these remarkable letters and diaries opens with a letter from Britten aged nine to his formidable mother, Edith. Music is already at the centre of his life, and it accompanies him through prep and public school and then to London to the Royal College of Music, where the phenomenally gifted but inexperienced young composer is plunged into metropolitan life and makes influential new friends, among them W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood. This was a time of prodigious musical creativity, a growing awareness of his sexuality, and the dawning of his political convictions. Most importantly, during this period Britten met Peter Pears and established the musical and personal relationship that was to last a lifetime. Volume One comes to a close in May 1939, when Britten, accompanied by Pears, departs for North America. The letters and diaries in this illuminating first volume and its successor are supplemented by the editors' detailed commentary and by exhaustive contemporary documentation. Together they constitute a comprehensive portrait not only of the composer but of an age.

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... 18, 19, 59, 65, 66,376, 506, 618–19, 1015–17, 1120; 'It's farewell to the drawing room's civilised cry', 461–2, ill. 462, 1334; Journey to a War (with Christopher Isherwood), 573–4; 'Last Will and Testament' (Letters from Iceland), ...

Author: Benjamin Britten

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571265923

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 848

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In May 1939 Britten and Pears disembarked at Montreal at the start of their American visit, which was to be a period of intense musical activity and new personal relationships. At the same time, the relationship between Britten and Pears deepened into a partnership that was to endure for almost forty years. Their absence from England during the first years of the war led to sharp public comment and controversy, much of it documented here. On their return from America in 1942, hostility to their pacifist convictions and to their homosexuality resurfaced. Prejudice and subterfuge even affected the première of Peter Grimes in 1945, although it could not prevent the opera from being an unprecedented success. The letters in this second volume from the years 1939 to 1945 are among the most fascinating of the correspondence, and - supplemented by the editors' detailed commentary and by exhaustive contemporary documentation - offer a unique insight into American history, politics and culture during the Second World War.

In Byron s Shadow

This is the Byron whom Auden addresses in "Letter to Lord Byron" in Letters from Iceland (1937). Auden said, "I want a form that's large enough to swim in / And talk on any subject that I choose," but Byron's connection to Greece is not ...

Author: David Roessel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198032908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Modern Greece, constructed by the early nineteenth-century ideals and ideas associated with Byron, has been "haunted, holy ground" in English and American literature for almost two centuries. In Byron's Shadow analyzes how authors employ ideas about romantic nationalism, gender politics, shifts in cultural constructions, and literary experimentation to create variations of "Greece" to suit changing eras.

Letters of T S Eliot Volume 8

MacNeice, Letters, 292.) 2 – 'Are you using the Icelandic Eclogue for the next Criterion?' 3 – 'Cantos XLII–XLIV', C. 16 (Apr. 1937), 405–23. 4 – Letters from Iceland, initially scheduled for publication on 8 July 1937, actually came ...

Author: T. S. Eliot

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571316397

Category: Poetry

Page: 960

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Eliot is called upon to become the completely public man. He gives talks, lectures, readings and broadcasts, and even school prize-day addresses. As editor and publisher, his work is unrelenting, commissioning works ranging from Michael Roberts's The Modern Mind to Elizabeth Bowen's anthology The Faber Book of Modern Stories. Other letters reveal Eliot's delight in close friends such as John Hayward, Virginia Woolf and Polly Tandy, and his colleagues Geoffrey Faber and Frank Morley, as well as his growing troupe of godchildren - to whom he despatches many of the verses that will ultimately be gathered up in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939). The volume covers his separation from first wife Vivien, and tells the full story of the decision taken by her brother, following the best available medical advice, to commit her to an asylum - after she had been found wandering in the streets of London. All the while these numerous strands of correspondence are being played out, Eliot struggles to find the time to compose his second play, The Family Reunion (1939), which is finally completed in 1938.