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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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While it seems undeniable that English-Canadian anthologists have prioritized experiential, descriptive, narrative, and structurally coherent texts over and above other kinds of writing, I would suggest that this is only one of the ways that the nation can materialize itself in literature.
Price reminds us that the anthologist has always been the critic's double: "[E]xtracts underwrite the discipline of literary criticism as we know it" (2).
A poet, playwright, broadcaster, anthologist and editor Sean O'Brien lives in Newcastle and is joint Writer in Residence at the city's Live Theatre.
A federal court in Manhattan has ordered Penguin to withdraw and pulp its 'Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker' after a successful lawsuit from an amateur anthologist who claimed that the publisher had reproduced his editing work.
Yet he made it to Cambridge, and a long and distinguished career as a poet, novelist, academic, critic, translator, reviewer and anthologist.
The last half-decade has seen Clarence Major receiving attention that his thirty-year career as a fictionist, poet, essayist, anthologist, lexicographer, and painter deserves.
I cannot, of course, guarantee, that any article suggested will be selected, as the anthologist has always to weigh up a host of conflicting requirements in making a final choice; but I am sure that, with the help of our readers, we shall be able to make a book that genuinely reflects the many qualities that have made the magazine what it is, a unique and distinctive survivor from a more gracious age of publishing and scholarship.
Very much so," was the answer given last February in Atlanta by Ellen Schiff, a noted scholar and anthologist of Jewish plays, when she addressed a conference of the Association for Jewish Theatre, an organization of 60 or so theatres in the U.
What emerges is unsettling to the anthologist, the critic, the historian.
A poet, essayist and writer of children's books, critics call her a major new anthologist.
Published in 1999, issue 15 (1997) of the Journal of New Zealand Literature offers papers pertaining to poet, critic, editor, and anthologist, Allen Curnow.
In the words of Sophie Silberberg, a luminary in children's publishing, Zena Sutherland is "one of America's most respected reviewers of books for children, an admired teacher of children's literature, a prominent anthologist, and a leader of considerable influence within the many professions concerned with children and their reading" (Hearne & Kay, 1981, p.