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a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors



a collection containing verses or various sayings and fragments by many authors. Anthologies have existed in the East and Greece since ancient times. They were widespread in Old Russian literature (izborniki) and in the literature of the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. Anthologies published at the beginning of the 20th century include Russian Muse (1907), by P. Ia. (P. F. Iakubovich), and Armenian Poetry from the Earliest Times to the Present Translated by Russian Poets, edited by V. Ia. Briusov (1916). In Soviet times a number of anthologies have been published containing poetry of the peoples of the USSR in Russian translation.

Anthology verses—a term dating from the first half of the 19th century—are verses written in the manner of ancient poetry. Examples are K. N. Batiushkov’s “To an Aged Beauty,” A. S. Pushkin’s “Nereid,” and later some poems by N. F. Shcherbina and A. N. Maikov.

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The last chapter is followed by a brief conclusion and an anthological appendix.
Few current candidates for MFA degrees in creative writing, I suspect, have ventured any deeper into it than "Miniver Cheevy" and "Richard Cory"--items still, as the poet himself remarked, "pickled in anthological brine.
5 Like a properly prepared and administered vaccine, this approach requires an anthological inoculation, as opposed to a wholesale, acritical consumption of foreign influences, be they cultural, ideological or scientific.
It requires a long and anthological book like Isaiah to record a long-term process of judgment.
Gloria Cronin's anthological collection of critical essays on Hurston contains only three brief reviews by Hurston's contemporaries on Tell My Horse.
In his anthological book, About Criminals: A View of the Offender's World, Mark Pogrebin offers insight into the minds of offenders and why they choose certain illegal acts using information he gathered from personal interviews with offenders.
Unlike the anthological organization of Clarke Wire's work, Heger shapes his book as a phenomenological-historical study.
Other important works are: Gospodica (Miss, 1945), Prokleta avlija (The Accursed Courtyard, 1954), and many short stories of anthological value.
Both bodies of literature deserve equal anthological opportunity, at the very least, because they are both prolific and significant contributors to greater American culture.
To judge from the competing anthologies of Abrams and Greenblatt on the one hand (2000) and Damrosch on the other (1999), the anthological acceptance of the "essay canon" has indeed happened at a gallop--there are suddenly thousands of pages of nonfiction prose in the benchmark Norton and the Longman British literature anthologies.
Indulging in the sport of second-guessing awards recipients, anthological, or canonical choices aside, the broad spectrum of literary merit was not really represented in New Haven, by practically anyone's lights.
The anthological selection seems judicious, from out-of-print early works, like Papo Got His Gun and Snaps, to "Seeds," recent poems in homage to a very personal group of people who all have functioned as "seeds" in the sprouting of this powerful, meteoric poetry: Cantinflas, Nabokov, Marti, among others.