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English Literature - Alphabetical (2)

Continuing with 'C', and 'D':

 

Caedmon: late 7th c. poet from north-east coast of England, turning Bible passages into Old English verses 

Canetti, Elias: Nobel prize winner of 1981, Bulgarian-born Sephardi Jew whose mother tongue was Ladino and wrote in German, came to Londer and took British citizenship in 1952, spent last 20 years of his life in Zurich 

Chaucer, Geoffrey: Canterbury Tales (written between 1386 and 1400), The Boke of the Duchesse (c. 1368) 

Carlyle, Thomas: Scotman, 'Signs of Times' (June 1829 in Edinburgh Review), Chartism (1840), Past and Present (1843) (the above two are pamphlets)

Churchill, Winston: Nobel prize winner of 1953, mother was American 

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor: Biographia Literaria: Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions (1817, theory of literature, influenced by German Schlegel), Table Talk, Lyrical Ballads, with a few other poems (1798), 'The Ancient Mariner'.  

 

Dahl, Roald: part Welsh and part Norwegian origin, children literature author, James and the Giant Peach (1961, when he was resident of New York) 

De Quincey, Thomas: Series of essays in The London Magazine (early 1820s) including 'Letters to a Young Man whose Education has been Neglected' (1823)

Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe (1719), A Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain (1724-7) 

Denham, John: Cooper's Hill (1642, poem, foundational text of topographical verse) 

Dickens, Charles: Bleak House (1853); Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress (1838); Great Expectations (1861); Nicholas Nickleby (1839); Our Mutual Friend (1865); Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Hard Times (1854), Little Dorrit (1857) 

Disraeli, Benjamin: (prime minister) The Wondrous Tale of Alroy (1833), Coningsby (1844), Tancred (1847), Sybil, Two Nations (1845) 

Donaldson, Julia: The Gruffalo (1999)

Donne, John (1573-?, preacher) : 'To his mistress going to bed' (1590s), 'The Calm', 'The Storm', Satires, Songs and Sonnets, 'The Good Morrow', 'The Canonization', 'Air and Angels', Holy Sonnets, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions  

Doolittle, Hilda: (former fiancee of Ezra Pound), poems printed in Chicago's Poetry under the name H.D. "Imagiste" 

Dryden, John: sometimes called the father of English criticsm through prefaces and essays, also introduced neoclassical heroic tragedy, The State of Innocence (1677, dramatization of Milton's Paradise Lost), Annus mirabilis: the Year of Wonders, MDCLXVI (1667, heroic poem, leading to him being appointed the first Poet Laureate) 

Duffy, Carol Ann: first female Poet Laureate in 2009, 'Last Post' 

 

[The following entries are here because the works are indexed]

Johnson, Samuel: Dictionary of the English Language (1755, took him 8 years to finish), 'Preface to Shakespeare' (he prepared a complete plays of Shakespeare), 'Review of Soame Jenyns' A Free Enquiry into the Nature and Origin of Evil', 'Life of Alexander Pope' (in his Lives of the Poets?), a translation of travellers' tale (his earliest work), revived the essay as a literary genre with The Rambler,  wrote column named Reports of the Debates in the Senate of Lilliput in The Gentleman's Magazine, 'London' (a poem) 

Tennyson, Alfred: Poet Laureate on Wordsworth's death; 'Charge of the Light Brigade' (poem, 4 years after becoming Laureate), In Memorian A.H.H. (1850) 

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