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John Masefield: the narrative poet

Francis Berry

John Masefield: the narrative poet

inaugural lecture delivered 25 October 1967

by Francis Berry

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Published by University of Sheffield in Sheffield .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Masefield, John, 1878-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Narrative poetry, English -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby F. Berry.
    ContributionsUniversity of Sheffield.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6025.A77 Z555
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2], 18 p.
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5659343M
    LC Control Number68105302

    Sea Fever, a poem published in by the former poet laureate John Masefield and taught to generations of schoolchildren, has been voted the nation's favourite sea poem. Published: 13 . John Masefield (–) was one of the most prolific, popular and successful poets of the twentieth century. Masefield broke upon Edwardian literature with the startling work entitled The Everlasting Mercy, which described the spiritual enlightenment of a d.

    - John Masefield is one of the all time great poets, his long narrative poems Reynard the fox, The everlasting mercy, Dauber, The widow in the by street, The daffodil fields etc are testimony to his greatness, this poem 'A creed' shows Masefield belief in the immortality of the soul. In John Masefield long narrative poems, such as The Everlasting Mercy (), which shocked literary orthodoxy with its phrases of a colloquial coarseness hitherto unknown in .

    John Edward Masefield, OM, was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from until his death in He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and poems, including "The Everlasting Mercy" and "Sea-Fever". Life Early Life Masefield was born in Ledbury in . Selected Poems John Masefield downloads Attack: An Infantry Subaltern's Impression of July 1st, Edward G. D. Liveing downloads On the Spanish Main; Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien John Masefield 72 downloads.


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John Masefield: The narrative poet [Berry, Francis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. John Masefield: The narrative poetAuthor: Francis Berry. Masefield is the author of several literary studies, of which his William Shakespeare () is the most notable.

Other works include adventure stories for boys and two war sketches, Gallipoli () and The Nine Days Wonder (), John Masefield: the narrative poet book the posthumous volume of poetry In Glad Thanksgiving (). Masefield wrote eight other book-length narrative poems, the most important being The Window in the Bye Street (), The Daffodil Fields (), Reynard the.

In Masefield became poet laureate. He produced more volumes of poetry, the sea‐novels Dead Ned () and Live and Kicking Ned (), and the autobiographical So Long to Learn (). A final luminous fragment of autobiography, describing his country childhood, appeared in as Grace before Ploughing.

Masefield, John – Masefield was an English poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, critic, and children's book author. He was often drawn to the sea as a theme for his poetry, and it is perhaps for the poem "Sea Fever" that he is best remembered. [John Masefield] To those who recognize the name at all (and nowadays this tends to imply people over the age of thirty), John Masefield is still known almost exclusively as a poet.

This despite the twenty-three novels he published over a period of forty years – at least one of which, Sard Harker (), was a best-seller in its time. John Masefield. Poet, novelist, dramatist and journalist, John Masefield's literary career was rich and varied, and although his reputation waned in later years, he is again being recognized for his wide range, encompassing ballads, nature poetry and mythological narrative, and for his attempt to make poetry a popular art.

John Masefield, (born June 1,Ledbury, Herefordshire, Eng.—diednear Abingdon, Berkshire), poet, best known for his poems of the sea, Salt-Water Ballads (, including “Sea Fever” and “Cargoes”), and for his long narrative poems, such as The Everlasting Mercy (), which shocked literary orthodoxy with its phrases of a.

The major event in Masefield scholarship in the twenty-five-odd years since this Masters thesis was composed is undoubtedly the appearance of Philip W. Errington's massive John Masefield: The "Great Auk" of English Literature.A Bibliography (London: The British Library / New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, ).

This page tome looks set to become the Bible of Masefield. John Edward Masefield, OM, was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from until his death in He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and poems, including "The Everlasting Mercy" and "Sea-Fever".

John Masefield: the narrative poet. [F Berry] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you. Poet laureate of Great Britain from until his death in Masefield himself did not think he was worthy of the appointment, however, upon the recommendation of the British Prime Minister, King George V appointed Masefield, who remained in the office until his death in   Secure in a high place in the ranks of English writers, John Masefield has attained that enviable position through various means.

He is distinguished not alone as a poet, but also as dramatist, historian, novelist, and writer of short stories. But it is as a poet, and particularly as a narrative poet.

Masefield’s first book, Salt-Water Ballads, appeared in Bywith fifty-four years still on the clock, his significant poetry had been published.

To this day he gets itemized as the original of the Georgian species, even though his first three books were, technically speaking, Edwardian. At the end of the nineteenth century, a homeless runaway teenager in New York found a job in a bar and discovered Malory. So began the lifelong interest of the future Poet Laureate, John Masefield (), in the story of King Arthur.

After becoming a popular, successful narrative poet and playwright, Masefield turned to the Arthurian material in earnest. He is distinguished not alone as a poet, but also as dramatist, historian, novelist, and writer of short stories.

But it is as a poet, and particularly as a narrative poet, that he gained his first and perhaps most lasting fame. John Masefield was born in Ledbury, Herefordshire, on June 1, With characteristic insight, Spark shows Masefield’s development as a storyteller, through his early lyrics to his long narrative poems and finally his prose, together with his gift for observation of the life around him.

// John Masefield (–) lived a life as varied as his work. John Masefield: the narrative poet: inaugural lecture delivered 25 October   Sea-Fever: Selected Poems of John Masefield edited by Philip W Errington (pp, Fyfield Books, £) "Masefield did not specialise in brevity," wrote John Betjeman (who did), introducing the Author: Jeremy Noel-Tod.

English poet, dramatist and novelist who was Poet Laureate of England from until his death. Reynard the Fox is one of his long narrative poems.

See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.1/5(1). By 24, Masefield’s poems were being published in periodicals and his first collected works, Salt-Water Ballads () was published, the poem "Sea-Fever" appearing in this book.

Masefield then wrote the novels, Captain Margaret () and Multitude and Solitude ().Genres: poetry, children's novels.British poet John Edward Masefield was born in Herefordshire. He studied at Warwick School before training as a merchant seaman. Inhe deserted his ship in New York City and worked there in a carpet factory before returning to London to write poems describing his experience at sea.

Masefield was appointed British poet laureate in Looking for books by John Masefield? See all books authored by John Masefield, including The Box of Delights, and The Midnight Folk, and more on