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a collection of literary passages or works, esp poems, by various authors

Anthology

 

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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In the poetry section of the anthology, then, "representative" meant this: very few experimental poems, no long poems, no costly poems, no very old poems, no unwholesome poems, no working-class poems, no poems by immigrants, few poems by women, no poems in French, no political poems, no poems of social critique, no poems about science, no poems about money, no poems in which the self is not subordinated to the idea of spirit or God.
Yet an anthology that articulates its work in so many diverse metaphors--one part museum "gallery," one part tourist guide ("multi-sensory Baedecker"), one part pantascopic "flyover," and one part fetish--necessarily reminds us that the poems could be shuffled according to several protocols.
The Broadview Anthology gives instructors a wealth of material to choose from, all excellently edited and presented.
Ten percent more women are represented in this anthology than in The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, and 5 percent more than in McGraw-Hill's Twentieth-Century American Poetry (2003), edited by Dana Gioia, David Mason, and Meg Schoerke.
There is a very informative manual for instructors that includes both text and images to walk teachers through the use of the Anthology and the set up of course lists.
Having a poetry anthology is a way of promoting literacy and writing.
With ``Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King,'' TNT makes a bold and intelligent foray into the realm of the anthology series.
Arnold Rampersad, the senior editor of The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry, writes that in compiling this collection, "We would not include a poem simply because it was thought to be of historical importance, or of some other significance, if we saw it as also technically flawed in some obvious way.
Hefty new anthologies of romantic literature, expanded to enlarge the canon, land on one's desk with a resounding thump, so it is easy to forget that the anthology is a miniaturizing strategy, one of several that Leah Price takes up in her elegantly written and persuasively argued brief for the anthology as a distinct and influential genre.
I met Jonathan Ames in a small cafe in his Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, neighborhood to discuss Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs (Vintage), which Ames edited and for which he wrote the introduction.
Edited by the executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC), this anthology addresses the broad topic of religious liberty and the associated issues of soul freedom and separation of church and state.