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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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But I don't use anthologies--never have--which, I suppose, is another way of saying that I have made myself into an anthologist, picking and choosing which texts I think worthy enough or useful enough for inclusion in my classes.
Indeed, the anthologists make much of the assertion that "we did not come to this subject as 'true believers' in psychic phenomena nor as ardent debunkers" (p.
Price notes that each of Richardson's novels takes an anthologist for its heroine, and that Richardson retrospectively defined the original edition of Clarissa as an abridgment by claiming to recuperate in later editions passages he had left out of the first.
Anthologists can never please everyone - and the single-volume anthology is constantly challenged by more extensive period-specific collections which teachers invariably find more attractive.
Given Curnow's expressed disdain for the critical tastes of earlier anthologists, we may suspect a certain discrepancy between what he deplored--that benchmark offered by W.
By including a wide variety of poems in Portuguese, Tapscott furnishes a much richer view of Latin American poetry than other anthologists.
Anthologists and scholars need to search it out and make it available.
One reason for the neglect is that Sandburg doesn't need the critics and anthologists to interpret his work," Hendrick says.
At some point, anthologists became impatient with the death rate, and began making epigrams up.
Later anthologists accepted a range of political takes on the war but wrestled with questions of aesthetics, weighing the merits of sincerely felt but formally unsophisticated lyrics against the complexities of modernist poetry.
This selective blindness suffered by the majority of anthologists over the past few decades has not just affected the wild avant-garde; there have been a number of fine poets working in more mainstream styles who have also been ignored by most standard anthologies, for no obvious reason other than that of fashion: Harry Guest, Penelope Shuttle, Jonathan Griffin, F.
8] The Star System of writers, much more prevalent in the twentieth century than in the nineteenth, represents a form of cultural amnesia, with the advent of modernism being the customary explanation (Clark; Golding); nineteenth-century anthologists like G riswold aimed at breadth rather than depth.