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Longfellow: his life and work.

Newton Arvin

Longfellow: his life and work.

by Newton Arvin

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, -- 1807-1882,
  • Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography

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    60337

    GenreBiography
    The Physical Object
    Pagination338 p.
    Number of Pages338
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23249563M

      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow () was the most popular and admired American poet of the nineteenth century. Born in Portland, Maine, and educated at Bowdoin College, Longfellow’s ambition was always to become a writer; but until mid-life his first profession was the teaching rather than the production of literature, at his alma mater () and then at Harvard ()/5(3). Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of the most widely known and best-loved American poets of the 19th century. He achieved a level of national and international prominence previously unequaled in the literary history of the United States and is one of the few American writers honored in the Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey—in fact, he is believed to be the first as his bust was installed.

    During the latter years of his college life he contributed to the United States Literary Gazette some half-dozen poems, which are interesting for two reasons -- (1) as showing the poet's early, book-mediated sympathy with nature and legendary heroics, and (2) as being almost entirely free from that supernatural view of nature which his Born: Longfellow conveys his view of life, instructs the readers to make the most out of this life, and inspires us to participate in the work and activity of life. (My Comment: same as the outlook of life taught by our Prophet Zarathushtra!) The poem consists of nine stanzas of four lines. The poem is File Size: KB.

    Browse 69 sets of longfellow english flashcards. Study sets. Diagrams. Classes. Users read book of poems that changed his life. people liked his work because it was in . HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW. That is a great day in one's history when he gets his first view of the beauty and the mystery of poetry. Far-reaching vistas open before him—a new world of wonder and delight. The poet who awakens his soul to see what the poet himself saw, and so creates in him the poetic instinct, becomes to him a sort of demigod, and is worshiped forever after.


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Longfellow: his life and work by Newton Arvin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was America's most beloved nineteenth century poet and is an integral part of our culture today. In his best known poems, Longfellow created myths and classic epics from American historical events and materials — Native American oral history ("The Song of Hiawatha"), the diaspora of Acadians (Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie), and the first battle of the Revolutionary.

Wow was this detailed. I didn't know that much about Longfellow and this wasn't the best introduction. This guy is profoundly critical of his work and doesn't judge him to be a great American author.

It would be better to read this after have read more Longfellow and then I /5. Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: With Extracts from His Journals and Correspondence - Vol. 1 By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Samuel Longfellow Ticknor, PS PRIMARY SOURCE A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.

Longfellow: his life and work. Boston, Little, Brown [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; lit crit Longfellow - biography: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Newton Arvin.

Longfellow, His Life and Work. by Newton Arvin (Author) › Visit Amazon's Newton Arvin Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author.

Learn about Author Central. Newton Arvin (Author) ISBN ISBN Cited by: Longfellow's first prose work, Outre-Mer (), was met with an indifferent reception. Its lackluster performance as well as Longfellow's commitments to his Harvard College professorship prevented him from producing significant literary works for a time until his poem "A Psalm of Life" and Hyperion.

Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II Donor friendsofthesanfranciscopubliclibraryPages: Prolific Writer. Over the next 15 years, Longfellow would produce some of his best work such as Voices of the Night, a collection of poems including Hymn to the Night and A Psalm of Life, which Born:   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the most popular American poet in the 19th century.

His notable works included The Song of Hiawatha and ‘Paul Revere’s Ride.’ Longfellow’s poems typically featured sweetness, simplicity, and a romantic vision shaded. Longfellow: his life and work Paperback – January 1, by Newton Arvin (Author) › Visit Amazon's Newton Arvin Page.

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In 19th century America Longfellow was a household word, his poems household treasures; Oxford and Cambridge gave him honorary degrees, Westminster Abbey a memorial. But in 20th century literary circles Longfellow is remembered, if at all, as a grammar school laureate.

Now Newton Arvin, one of our better academicians, attempts a correction of that critical imbalance with an amiable assessment. In tragedy struck again. Longfellow lost his second wife in a house fire, and with her, his poetic muse. He devoted the last years of his life to his translation of Dante's Divine Comedy, a work that is still in print.

He also entertained an adoring public who considered him America's greatest poet. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on 27 Februarythe second child of eight born to Zilpah née Wadsworth () and lawyer Stephen Longfellow () in the city of Portland, Maine.

The family soon moved to a house on Congress Street, now known as the Wadsworth Longfellow Home. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography, Life, Interesting Facts Early life and education.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on Februin Portland, Maine, Massachusetts. His father Stephen Longfellow was a lawyer, and his grandfather Peleg used to be a general in the American Revolutionary War and later became a Member of Congress.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine—then still part of Massachusetts—on Februthe second son in a family of eight children. His mother, Zilpah Wadsworth, was the daughter of a Revolutionary War hero. His father, Stephen Longfellow, was a prominent Portland lawyer and later a member of Congress.

Longfellow: his life and work. -- Author: Arvin, Newton, Publication info: Boston: Little, Brown, [] Format: Book. In his book, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: His Poetry and Prose, Wagenknecht calls it an "admirably constructed poem" and says that it "is perhaps Longfellow's most effective plea for peace." However, others, like Newton Arvin, in his book, Longfellow: His Life and Work, have faulted the poem somewhat.

Says Arvin, the poem "is only half. Early poetry Longfellow's poem "Hymn to the Night," in Voices of the Night, conveys the poet's debt to Novalis and his romantic kinship with the "calm, majestic presence of the Night." However, "A Psalm of Life," one of the best-known poems from this first volume, reflects the influence of the famed German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (–).

Longfellow, His Life and Work. by Newton Arvin,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(3). BOOK REVIEWS Longfellow: His Life and Work tells the story of the poet's life chronologically, but the main emphasis is upon his work. Arvin surveys the whole of his literary production, both prose and verse, from his earliest undergraduate efforts at Bowdoin to the poems written in his old age.

In weighing the strengths and weaknesses in.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on Febru in Portland, Maine, United States.

His parents were Stephen Longfellow and Zilpah Longfellow. He was the second child of the eight children of the couple. His siblings were, Stephen, Elizabeth, Anne, Alexander, Mary, Ellen, and Samuel.The idea for the poem came from Longfellow's friend, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Longfellow used dactylic hexameter, imitated from Greek and Latin classics, though the choice was criticized.

It was published in and became Longfellow's most famous work in his .