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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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So it seems to me that Lecker's critical history of Canadian literary anthologies comes at a crucial time, even if it does not fully come to terms with the crisis at the core of its topic.
Many anthologies meet an unfortunate fate of neglect.
I question Price's inattention to actual commonplace books, private anthologies as opposed to the gift books, annuals, and elocution manuals she invokes in order to posit a common culture of anthology readers.
Ihnatowicz, and Zagajewski--all of them widely recognized--are the poets who do not usually appear in anthologies, such as Bogumil Andrzejewski, Grazyna Zambrzycka, and Edward Zyman.
In 1847, the first two anthologies of American literature appeared, and the acrimony that ensued made clear that strong emotions attach to the question of what constitutes an appropriate canon of American literature.
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Anthologies and corpuses are already well-known as "things," so I will differentiate them adjectivally rather than as nouns:
Longman anthologies are now published by the Pearson Education Corporation, with almost 19,000 employees.
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McClatchy is the author of four books of poems, including Ten Commandments, winner of the 1998 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Poetry, and the editor of several anthologies.
to start releasing anthologies from its massive collection of more than 1,000 Russian animated films, made when the Soviet Union was still a union.