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a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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Here, however, the canon demonstrates its anthological consistency, for the nineteen poems seem to have been very deliberately swapped: for Herbert's "The Collar" in the new hundred there is "The Pulley"; for Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," there is "She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways"; for Housman's "Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now," there is Burns' "A Red, Red Rose" (debuting this edition all the way up in the nineteenth slot!).A different season, in other words, but all the same things are blooming.
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I refer to volumes like La presenza di Orfeo (1953), Paura di Dio (1955), Nozze romane (1955), Tu sei Pietro (1961), texts that are usually available only in anthological collections.
Failure to realise this fact is hence to miss the anthological meaning of the work.
With more than sixty-five individual contributors and weighing in at well over half a thousand pages, one is first struck by the sheer breath and sweep of Miriam Jimenez Roman's and Juan Flores' anthological exploration in depth, which includes detailed charting and bringing into critical view of the defining coordinates, varied topography, and sundry textures of a terrain and territory that (discreetly evaded, artfully dodged, or habitually veiled in a tellingly calculated hush) is all too seldom so fruitfully traveled in and remains on the whole still insufficiently surveyed.
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(3) The recognition that Joel's prophecy contains so many parallels has led one commentator to state, "The most striking stylistic feature of the book is its anthological quality.
Endemic to a poet politically denied access to his ambitions by both his home country and his host country, de la Selva remains today, almost universally, as an anthological omission.
Many of the poets included in and supported by the anthological descendents of Winning continued to publish individual collections in the 1990s.
Two years before he had also edited an anthological study for the Guanda publishing house of Italian twentieth-century poetry.
The rise of his fame as one of the greatest, if not indeed the greatest, poet of the 20th century writing in German is astonishing; the anthological poem Death's fugue is taught in schools.
The past few years have seen an escalation of Ghirri projects, ranging from Aperture Gallery's 2008 anthological exhibition "It's Beautiful Here, Isn't It"; the inclusion of Ghirri's photos in the Fifty-Fourth Venice Biennale of 2011; Mack's impeccable reprint of Ghirri's landmark 1978 book, Kodachrome; and the current exhibition of its vintage prints at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York to the retrospective at MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, opening this month.