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Edwin Muir (1887–1959)

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One of the foremost practitioners of modern Scottish letters, Edwin Muir was born to a farming family in the remote Orkney Islands. Forced to move with his family to the industrial city of Glasgow when he was 13, Muir held a series of minor and often grubby jobs before supporting himself mainly vis mere through journalism and occasional teaching. In 1919, he married Willa Anderson, and in his An Autobiography An Autobiography (1940) would describe their marriage as "the most fortunate event in my life." Willa Muir not only encouraged her husband to write but collaborated with him on numerous translations and other works. They were the first to translate the works of Franz Kafka (see Vol. 2) into English. Her own, moving autobiography, Belonging Belonging, is both an engrossing account and a minor masterpiece in its own right. In later life, Muir worked for the British Council, was warden of an adult educational college in Scotland, and served as visiting Charles Eliot Norton professor at Harvard University. Muir's poetry stands somewhat aloof from more flamboyant varieties of modernism, yet won the respect of both T. S. Eliot and W. B. Yeats. Often cast in seemingly traditional rhymes and meters, his verse depended on a vision, which Kathleen Raine described as "the perennial philosophy." Muir looked beneath surfaces of the world for archetypes of a primal and now-lost unity of the soul with the world. Sometimes he used the Scottish landscape and sometimes earlier mythology to convey his vision, as in One Foot in Eden One Foot in Eden (1956). Muir's criticism and translations are still worth reading as well. Among his critical works are Scott and ScotlandScott and Scotland (1936), Essays on Literature and Society (1949), and Structure of the NovelStructure of the Novel (1928). Though not known as a novelist, his most notable is The MarionetteThe Marionette (1927). (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Edwin Muir

Collected Poems (1952) 98 eksemplarer
An Autobiography (1954) 78 eksemplarer
Selected Poems: Edwin Muir (1965) 68 eksemplarer
Scottish Journey: A Modern Classic (1979) 53 eksemplarer
The structure of the novel (1928) 42 eksemplarer
The estate of poetry (1962) 21 eksemplarer
The Marionette (1927) 15 eksemplarer
The Complete Poems of Edwin Muir (1991) 13 eksemplarer
Collected poems. 1921-1951 (1952) 12 eksemplarer
One foot in Eden (1956) 11 eksemplarer
John Knox: portrait of a Calvinist (1929) 10 eksemplarer
Collected poems, 1921-1958 (1952) 9 eksemplarer
Growing up in Glasgow (2003) 8 eksemplarer
The Story and the Fable (1987) 7 eksemplarer
Orion: A Miscellany Volume 2 (1945) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Orion: A Miscellany Volume 1 — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Essays on Literature and Society (1945) 6 eksemplarer
The Labyrinth: Poems (1949) 5 eksemplarer
First poems (1925) 5 eksemplarer
The Voyage and Other Poems (1944) 4 eksemplarer
The Narrow Place (1943) 4 eksemplarer
Selected Letters (1974) 4 eksemplarer
Journeys and Places (1937) 4 eksemplarer
Latitudes (1972) 3 eksemplarer
We moderns: enigmas and guesses (2017) 3 eksemplarer
Selected Prose (1987) 3 eksemplarer
The politics of King Lear (1970) 2 eksemplarer
Prometheus (Ariel poems series) (1954) 2 eksemplarer
Chorus of the Newly Dead (1926) 2 eksemplarer
Poor Tom (1982) 2 eksemplarer
ThE Three Brothers 1 eksemplar

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Processen (1925) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver19,768 eksemplarer
Forvandlingen (1915) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver12,302 eksemplarer
Slottet (1925) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver8,254 eksemplarer
The Complete Stories (1971) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver5,715 eksemplarer
Amerika (1927) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver2,336 eksemplarer
The Sleepwalkers (1932) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver876 eksemplarer
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces (1919) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver871 eksemplarer
Selected Short Stories of Franz Kafka (1952) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver735 eksemplarer
Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) (1961) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver688 eksemplarer
As I Lay Dying [Norton Critical Edition] (2009) — Bidragyder — 542 eksemplarer
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Bidragyder — 447 eksemplarer
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver441 eksemplarer
Jew Süss (1925) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver358 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver264 eksemplarer
Success: Three Years in the Life of a Province (1930) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver189 eksemplarer
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver166 eksemplarer
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Bidragyder — 139 eksemplarer
The Ugly Duchess (1923) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver129 eksemplarer
Emergency Kit (1996) — Forfatter — 108 eksemplarer
Josephus Trilogy (1932) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver84 eksemplarer
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
A Report to an Academy (1962) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver46 eksemplarer
Great Poets of the 20th Century: W.H. Auden (2008) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
The Modern Short Novel (1965) — Oversætter — 11 eksemplarer
The Penguin New Writing No. 26 (1945) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
The Married Couple — Oversætter, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer
Two Anglo-Saxon plays: The Oil Islands, Warren Hastings, — Oversætter, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar

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GoshenMAHistory | Apr 11, 2022 |
Rather self-indulgent, which I suppose is a risk for an autobiography, particularly a lengthy section about his dreams. The account of his childhood in Orkney was fascinating, however, and of his time in Prague during the communist coup. The rest was very dull. I didn't come away with a liking for the man.
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