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Interpreting literature

[edited by] K.L. Knickerbocker [and] H. Willard Reninger.

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Main Author: Knickerbocker, K. L.
Other Names: Reninger, Harry Willard,
Published: New York, Holt [1960]
Edition: Rev. ed.
Topics: English literature. | American literature.
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Biography. Preliminaries. A note on autobiography ; A word to scoffers / William Saroyan -- A prairie episode / Hamlin Garland -- Brandy / W. Somerset Maugham -- The Oxford method / Logan Pearsall Smith -- War of the ants / Henry David Thoreau -- Might is might / H.G. Wells -- I get my cumuppens / William Allen White -- God brought me safe / John Wesley -- Passages from The life of Johnson / James Boswell -- Christmas / Floyd Dell -- The everlasting no / Thomas Carlyle -- The execution of a queen / James Anthony Proude.
Biography. Sketches. Tennessee Williams / Lincoln Barnett -- Edward Gibbon from the Columbia encyclopedia -- Gibbon / Lytton Strachey -- Sir Henry Morton Stanley from the Columbia encyclopedia -- Stanley / Emil Ludwig -- Isadora Duncan from the Columbia encyclopdia -- Art and Isadora / John Dos Passos.
Fiction. Preliminaries. The parable of the sower / Matthew - The Bible -- The man and his two wives / Aesop -- The truth about toads / James Thurber -- Quality (with analysis) / John Galsworthy.
Fiction. Preliminaries. Roman fever / Edith Wharton -- The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber -- Thrown away / Rudyard Kipling -- The killers / Ernest Hemingway -- I'm a fool / Sherwood Anderson -- Flight / John Steinbeck -- A start in life / Ruth Suckow -- Young man Axelbrod / Sinclair Lewis -- The story-teller / Saki (H.H. Munro) -- Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Dry September / William Faulkner -- Baker's blue-jay yarn / Samuel L. Clemens -- The monkey's paw / W.W. Jacobs -- The hour of letdown / E.B. White -- The sexes / Dorothy Parker -- A memory / Eudora Welty -- The jewels / Guy De Maupassant -- On the road / Anton Chekhov -- The Colonel's lady / W. Somerset Maugham -- For Esmé : with love and squalor / J.D. Salinger -- Three deaths / Leo Tolstoy -- The enemy / Pearl S. Buck -- Heart of darkness / Joseph Conrad.
Poetry. Preliminaries. Stopping by woods on a snowy evening (with analysis) / Robert Frost -- North Labrador / Hart Crane -- When I was one-and-twenty / A.E. Housman -- Sweet Afton / Robert Burns -- Departmental / Robert Frost -- Mia Carlotta / T.A. Daly -- The mouse that gnawed the oak-tree down / Vachel Lindsay -- There is a garden in her face / Thomas Campion -- The purist / Ogden Nash -- The secret sits / Robert Frost -- A lame beggar / John Donne -- There was an old party of Lyme / Anonymous -- A poet instinctively fickle / Harold C. Trimble -- Edgar A. Guest considers "The old woman who lived in a shoe" and the good old verities at the same time / Louis Untermeyer -- A bird came down the walk / Emily Dickinson -- Song of the open road / Ogden Nash -- Sir Joshua Reynolds / William Blake -- My shadow / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Poor but honest / Anonymous -- Jabberwocky / Lewis Carroll.
Poetry. The story in verse. Barbra Allen / Anonymous -- Sir Patrick Spens / Anonymous -- Jesse James / Anonymous -- The highwayman / Alfred Noyes -- La belle dame sans merci / John Keats -- The wife of Bath's tale / Geoffrey Chaucer -- Paul Revere's ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- My last duchess (with an analytical dialogue) / Robert Browning -- The death of the hired man / Robert Frost -- Ulysses / Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Poetry. The language of poetry. Evening / George Washington Doane -- A good-night / Francis Quarles -- My heart leaps up / William Wordsworth -- Poets to come / Walt Whitman -- Believe me, if all those endearing young charms / Thomas Moore -- The altar / George Herbert -- I taste a liquor never brewed / Emily Dickinson -- Sonnet 116 / William Shakespeare -- The good-morrow / John Donne -- You, Andrew Marvell / Archibald MacLeish -- Spring and fall : to a young child / Gerard Manley Hopkins -- Red-headed restaurant cashier / Carl Sandburg -- A son ("Ask me no more") / Thomas Carew -- Tract / William Carlos Williams -- Requiescat / Matthew Arnold -- Neither out far nor in deep / Robert Frost -- Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow / William Shakespeare -- There is no frigate like a book / Emily Dickinson -- Prayers of steel / Carl Sandburg -- My love is like a red red rose / Robert Burns -- Sonnet 18 / William Shakespeare -- I heard a fly buzz when I died / Emily Dickinson -- A decade / Amy Lowell -- Morning at the window / T.S. Eliot -- Ars poetica / Archibald MacLeish -- To Brooklyn Bridge / Hart Crane -- Woman's constancy / John Donne -- The force that through the green fuse drives the flower / Dylan Thomas -- The Cambridge ladies ; Among crumbling people / E.E. Cummings.
Poetry. The kinds of poems. The argument of his book / Robert Herrick -- I wandered lonely as a cloud / William Wordsworth -- Delight in disorder / Robert Herrick -- The fence row / James Hearst -- The world is too much with us / William Wordsworth -- Erasmus / Edwin Arlington Robinson.
Poetry. The comment on experience : from sensuous experience to dominant attitude. The snow-storm / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Song, to Celia / Ben Jonson -- The eagle / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- To daffadills / Robert Herrick -- To Helen / Edgar Allan Poe -- Kubla Khan / Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- Rose Aylmer / Walter Savage Landor -- On a girdle / Edmund Waller -- To Lucasta, going to the wars / Richard Lovelace -- The constant lover / Sir John Suckling -- Say, but did you love so long? / Sir Toby Matthews -- Meeting at night ; Parting at morning / Robert Browning -- The tide rises, the tide falls / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- The blessed damozel / Dante Gabriel Rossetti -- Song ("Go, lovely Rose") / Edmund Waller -- Song ("How sweet I roam'd") ; The tiger ; The lamb / William Blake -- The donkey / G.K. Chesterton -- To a waterfowl / William Cullen Bryant -- The wild swans at Coole / William Butler Yeats -- Composed upon Westminster Bridge / William Wordsworth -- Sonnet 29 ; Sonnet 30 / William Shakespeare -- The parting / Michael Drayton -- On his blindness / John Milton -- Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley -- Go and catch a falling star / John Donne -- The hollow man / T.S. Eliot -- Piano / D.H. Lawrence -- Come up from the fields, Father / Walt Whitman -- The convergence of the twain / Thomas Hardy -- Lay your sleeping head / W.H. Auden.
Poetry. Human values and the criticism of experience : philosophical poems. Miniver Cheevy / Edwin Arlington Robinson -- Birches / Robert Frost -- To his coy mistress / Andrew Marvell -- A toccata of Galuppi's / Robert Browning -- The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock / T.S. Eliot -- Snake in the strawberries / James Hearst -- Sonnet 55 / William Shakespeare -- "Not marble nor the gilded monuments" / Archibald MacLeish -- Mr. Flood's party / Edwin Arlington Robinson -- The pulley / George Herbert -- Social Values -- The dinner-party / Amy Lowell -- University / Karl Shaprio -- Shine, republic ; Shine, perishing republic / Robinson Jeffers -- from The People, Yes from sections 29, 30, 31, 41, 50, 86, 107 / Carl Sandburg -- West London / Matthew Arnold -- Carl Hamblin / Edgar Lee Masters -- An elementary school class room in a slum / Stephen Spender -- The chariot / Emily Dickinson -- Holy sonnets, VII : at the round earth's imagined corners / John Donne -- Brahma / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Hap / Thomas Hardy -- The trial by existence ; A masque of reason / Robert Frost -- Dover Beach ; In harmony with nature / Matthew Arnold -- An essay on man, Epistle I / Alexander Pope -- Elegy written in a country churchyard / Thomas Gray.
Poetry. The reaches of poetry. The canonization / John Donne -- The serf / Roy Campbell -- Bells for John Whitesides' daughter / John Crowe Ransom -- Among school children / William Butler Yeats -- To a skylark / Percy Bysshe Shelley -- A song for St. Cecilia's Day, 1687 / John Dryden -- Ode on a Grecian urn ; On first looking into Chapman's Homer / John Keats -- Corinna's going a-maying / Robert Herrick -- from The lotos-eaters ; Tears, idle tears / Alfred, Lord Tennyson -- from Amoretti : XXX / Edmund Spenser -- The windhover / Gerard Manley Hopkins -- Tragic memory / George Meredith -- Tell me not here / A.E. Housman -- In Tenebris II / Thomas Hardy -- The ladies / Rudyard Kipling -- The tear / Richard Crashaw -- One's-self I sing / Walt Whitman -- On my first son / Ben Jonson -- The flea / John Donne -- The little black boy / William Blake -- Annabel Lee / Edgar Allan Poe -- Ode to a nightingale / John Keats.
Drama. Preliminaries. Ile (with analysis) / Eugene O'Neill.
Drama. Preliminaries. The boor / Anton Chekhov -- Antigone / Sophocles -- The tragedy of Macbeth / William Shakespeare -- The green pastures / Marc Connelly -- A doll's house / Henrik Ibsen -- Candida / George Bernard Shaw -- The glass menagerie / Tennessee Williams.
Essays. Preliminaries. The nature of an hypothesis / Thomas Henry Huxley -- The two races of men / Charles Lamb -- Bromides and sulphites / Gelett Burgess -- The benefits of luxury / Oliver Goldsmith -- Religion and literature / T.S. Eliot -- Dreams and facts / Bertrand Russell -- Self-reliance / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Milton on censorship / John Milton -- Hou should one read a book? / Virginia Woolf -- The decline of attention / Clifton Fadiman -- On the knocking at the gate in Macbeth / Thomas De Quincey -- The Macbeth murder myster / James Thurber -- A modest proposal / Jonathan Swift -- The literature of knowledge and the literature of power / Thomas De Quincey -- Trespass on a monument / Archibald Macleish -- Preface to The nigger of the "Narcissus" / Joseph Conrad -- Nobel prize acceptance speech / William Faulkner -- Fiction / Percy Lubbock -- On teaching modern poetry / Stephen Spender -- Dialogue with the audience / John Ciardi -- Some platitudes concerning drama / John Galsworthy -- No essays--please! / Joseph Wood Krutch.

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