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A.L. Rowse : a bibliophile's extensive bibliography /
Sydney Cauveren.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2000.
description
xxxvi, 325 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0810836416 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2000.
isbn
0810836416 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
3752421
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxiii-xxxiv) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sydney Cauveren is a Sydney-based freelance writer and researcher
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2001-01-01:
Scarecrow's series was ripe for a volume on Rowse, the formidable literary and historical authoritarian and jack-of-many-genres whose brash self-assurance set critics' teeth rattling. The skilled essayist, critic, historian, poet, memoirist, and letter-writer's chutzpah demands high-quality treatment. Australian writer and researcher Cauveren's attention to detail honors Rowse without genuflection. The brief dedication notes that Cauveren was a personal friend of Leslie Rowse. The preface summarizes the organic nature of research, identifies the book's audience (students, historians, bibliophiles, and collectors), explains the eight sections in which the book's 1,971 citations are organized, and concludes with an informal but impressive list of sources in New Port Beach and London, at the Daily Telegraph and Westminster Abbey, at the Folio Society and BBC. Cauveren's 1993 conversation with Rowse, four years before his death at 94, enlightens and clarifies as it entertains. The two-page list of print sources and a tidy chronology precede a list of references to Rowse and his writings, covering his 1,076 articles and ending with miscellaneous letters to friends. For scholars and researchers, Cauveren's bibliography suits Rowse's meticulous body of scholarship and reveals open admiration for a multifaceted mind. Recommended for college and university libraries and for those who have not yet encountered Rowse. M. E. Snodgrass; independent scholar
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Review Quotes
Cognoscenti are already saying that this is a more important work in Rowsean studies than Richard Ollard's biography of last year which itself was first rate. A.L.described Cauveren to me as an "Australian fan" and he is indeed to be congratulated on this meticulous and comprehensive assemblage of material about the great man....This is the real A.L.coming through, the views he held in his maturity and old age. For publishing these and the other surveys of his life and work in this book students, serious and of lighter complextion, are much indebted to the author. His enthusiasm, thoroughness and comprehensiveness make it a most valuable addition to the corpus of works about the great man.
...comprehensive and well-done bibliography...gives a good flavour of the subject...This is a bibliography of which A.L. Rowse himself would have been proud and it will long remain an essential tool for anyone interested in his life and writings.
For scholars and researchers, Cauveren's bibliography suits Rowse's meticulous body of scholarship and reveals open admiration for a multifaceted mind. Recommended for college and university libraries and for those who have not yet encountered Rowse.
In what he calls a labor of love, Sydney Cauveren has assembled the record of Rowse's literary acheivement...a tribute..guide to those who wish to study the man and his works.
This will be of interest to any student of the political and intellectual life of England in the twentieth century, especially in the department of historiography, and indispensable to the specialist in Cornish topics...The book is well turned out.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Cauveren has compiled a literary/biographical bibliography with accounts of Rowse's life and some revealing discoveries that Rowse made, as well as bibliographical entries which include interviews and news reports.
Long Description
A scholar of British history, the Elizabethan era, and Shakespeare, A.L. Rowse was one of the most prolific figures in the field of British literature. Rowse's work covers a huge body of subjects: Shakespeare's life, plays, and solutions to his sonnets; the work of Christopher Marlowe, the rival poet; politics of the 20th century; leading international literary and political figures; and Rowse's own poems.
Long Description
A scholar of British history, the Elizabethan era, and Shakespeare, A.L. Rowse was one of the most prolific figures in the field of British literature. Rowse's work covers a huge body of subjects: Shakespeare's life, plays, and solutions to his sonnets; the work of Christopher Marlowe, the rival poet; politics of the 20th century; leading international literary and political figures; and Rowse's own poems. Sydney Cauveren does not restrict himself to the standard scholarly bibliography. He instead creates a literary/biographical bibliography with accounts of Rowse's life and some revealing discoveries that Rowse made over the course of his work. The book is full of facts on subjects as diverse as the real identity of Shakespeare's "Dark Lady;" the Elizabethan Age, or even American landscape poetry written by a British poet. Cauveren worked on this bibliography over five years and corresponded with A.L. Rowse for over twenty years. Users benefit from personal insight blended with scholarly research. This text is a must-have for libraries, useful for a wide range of scholars, especially researchers in British history, Shakespeare, the Elizabethan era, and British literature. The bibliographic entries reference works by Rowse including books, pamphlets, articles, and anthologies Rowse edited. Entries dealing with interviews, news reports, and references in books by contemporaries are also included. Thoroughly indexed and reader-friendly.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xi
Introduction: A. L. Rowse Interviewp. xv
Reference Sources Consultedp. xxxiii
Chronologyp. xxxv
The Bibliography
Books and Pamphlets by A. L. Rowse, Associated Reviewsp. 1
A. L. Rowse Contributions to Books and Anthologies, and Books Edited by A. L. Rowsep. 47
Translations of Books by A. L. Rowsep. 57
Articles by A. L. Rowsep. 61
A. L. Rowse Recordingsp. 181
Talking Booksp. 181
Lectures and Readings on Cassettep. 183
Reports about and Interviews with A. L. Rowsep. 185
References to A. L. Rowse in Books by His Contemporariesp. 231
Manuscripts and Lettersp. 247
Booksp. 248
Poetryp. 249
Lettersp. 254
Miscellaneous Lettersp. 279
Indexp. 283
About the Authorp. 325
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