Christopher Ricks - Author

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Sir Christopher Bruce Ricks, FBA (born 1933) is a British literary critic and scholar. He is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University (U.S.) and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, and was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford from 2004 to 2009. W. H. Auden described Ricks as 'exactly the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding'.

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Tennyson A Selected Edition

Tennyson A Selected Edition

Author: Christopher Ricks Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2016

This is the only fully annotated and comprehensive selection of Tennyson's poetry. Acknowledged as a major achievement of editorial scholarship, it has established itself as the standard edition of Tennyson. The collection contains in full all four of Tennyson's long poems: The Princess, In Memoriam, Maud, and Idylls of the King. Other key works are included from Mariana, The Lady of Shallott, Morte d'Arthur, Ulysses, and Tithonus through Tennyson's middle life and the Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington, to his last years and Crossing the Bar.

Elected Friends

Elected Friends

Author: Christopher Ricks, Michael Hoffman Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2012

True Friendship

True Friendship

Author: Christopher Ricks Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2010

True Friendship Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound

True Friendship Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound

Author: Christopher Ricks Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/02/2010

True Friendship looks closely at three outstanding poets of the past half-century-Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell-through the lens of their relation to their two predecessors in genius, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. The critical attention then finds itself reciprocated, with Eliot and Pound being in their turn contemplated anew through the lenses of their successors. Hill, Hecht, and Lowell are among the most generously alert and discriminating readers, as is borne out not only by their critical prose but (best of all) by their acts of new creation, those poems of theirs that are thanks to Eliot and Pound. Opposition is true Friendship. So William Blake believed, or at any rate hoped. Hill, Hecht, and Lowell demonstrate many kinds of friendship with Eliot and Pound: adversarial, artistic, personal. In their creative assent and dissent, the imaginative literary allusions-like other, wider forms of influence-are shown to constitute the most magnanimous of welcomes and of tributes.

The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse

The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse

Author: Christopher Ricks Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/11/2008

A great age of poetry speaks for itself in Christopher Ricks's celebrated anthology: the variety and power of Victorian verse, the innovation and creativity with which poets resisted the bad propensities of the era through which they lived. The great figures are of course strongly represented - Tennyson and Browning, Swinburne and Hopkins - but not so as to crowd out the less expected but equally rewarding facets of light verse and nonsense, of grotesque and protest. At long last justice is done to the poignant directness of 'the true voice of feeling', from William Barnes and John Clare, through Emily Jane Bronte and Christina G. Rossetti, to Thomas Hardy.

Tennyson A Selected Edition

Tennyson A Selected Edition

Author: Christopher Ricks Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/10/2006

This is the only fully annotated and comprehensive selection of Tennyson's poetry. Acknowledged as a major achievement of editorial scholarship, it has established itself as the standard edition of Tennyson. The collection contains in full all four of Tennyson's long poems: The Princess, In Memoriam, Maud, and Idylls of the King. Other key works are included from Mariana, The Lady of Shallott, Morte d'Arthur, Ulysses, and Tithonus through Tennyson's middle life and the Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington, to his last years and Crossing the Bar.

T. S. Eliot and Prejudice

T. S. Eliot and Prejudice

Author: Christopher Ricks Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/1994

Faber Book of America

Faber Book of America

Author: Christopher Ricks Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/1994

Tennyson

Tennyson

Author: Christopher Ricks Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1989

A biographical and critical study of Tennyson aiming to show what went into the making of the man, exploring the power, subtlety and variety of his poems, along with the artistic principles and preoccupations which shaped his life's work.

The Tennyson Archive The Manuscripts at Trinity College, Cambridge: Miscellaneous Manuscripts & Notebooks 13-17

The Tennyson Archive The Manuscripts at Trinity College, Cambridge: Miscellaneous Manuscripts & Notebooks 13-17

Author: Christopher Ricks Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/1988

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Keats and Embarrassment

Keats and Embarrassment

Author: Christopher Ricks Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/1984

In this acclaimed book, Professor Ricks argues for the importance of embarrassment in human life and for the value works of art which help us deal with embarrassment by recognizing and refining it. As a poet and a man, Keats was especially sensitive to, and morally intelligent about, embarrassment. This study demonstrates the particular direction of his insight and moral concern to acknowledge embarrassability and its involvement in important moral concerns.

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