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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 effect of this placement and of anthologists repeatedly choosing the same sonnets, is that Clare and Keats rarely appear on the same page, while particular sonnets by Keble and Hemans are repeatedly read against particular sonnets by Clare.
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.
The modernist poet as anthologist has not one voice, but many.
Furthermore, Berke's views on the absence of these three poets from anthologies indicate a near-Olympian lack of understanding of the various constraints on anthologists.
Readers of Morris' literary work today are, chiefly, students and teachers within the academy; and anthologists and publishers have, between them, limited what is easily available to two works only, The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems and News from Nowhere.
Furman meticulously maps the failure of anthologists of "minority literature" in a tightly reasoned analysis of the sociology of this exclusion.
So much has been kept from them by homophobic anthologists and teachers.
By far the most popular extracurricular readings were Sanctuary, The Unvanquished, and The Hamlet--the many anthologists concerned with gender and sexuality finding rich material in Temple, Drusilla, and Eula--followed by The Wild Palms, Flags in the Dust (and Sartoris), Pylon, Knight's Gambit, Intruder in the Dust, The Reivers, and a number of short stories.
Readers, of course, will always quibble with anthologists.
By including a wide variety of poems in Portuguese, Tapscott furnishes a much richer view of Latin American poetry than other anthologists.
Anthologists, editors, biographers and critics have tended to praise what was decorative, diminutive, regional, apolitical in her work, and to condemn her innovations as technical failures.