For a set of diverse figures whose writing on this subject I will explore--including the late-eighteenth-century critic Isaac D'Israeli and the mid-Victorian poet and anthologizer
Frederick Locker-Lampson--vers de societe occupies, variously and sometimes in combination, the following middle states: an Enlightenment-era aesthetic of poised, "polished" form; an emotional tenor set between raucous humor and tragedy; and a philosophic position of detachment from and acceptance of life's suffering.
And for all his foibles, the zealous anthologizer
of examination essays, Ma Chunshang, is after all one of the very few morally unimpeachable characters we come across in the novel.
His work encompassed various roles as essayist, editor, biographer, reviewer, anthologizer
, and bibliophile.
For this reason alone, the editors of New Directions in Medieval Manuscript Studies and Reading Practices: Essays in Honor of Derek Pearsall no doubt faced a challenge: how to celebrate the career of a scholar who has advanced Middle English studies in so many roles--as close reader and general critic, textual editor, biographer, bibliographer, anthologizer
. Drawn from a 2011 conference in honor of Pearsall's eightieth birthday, the twenty-five essays in this volume do, like their namesake, offer God's Plenty.
(117v) Like a true anthologizer
, Gainsford is not bothered that his commonplaces contradict each other: Player gets his "often practice" in these qualities by means--acting in plays--that had been condemned earlier.
These thematic parallels may partially explain why these two poems were brought together in the Exeter Book by an attentive anthologizer
, perhaps even the Exeter Book scribe himself.
Author Marjorie Lehman argues here that the En Yaaqov's anthologizer
, Jacob ibn Habib, purposely sought to create a Talmud "look-alike" in order to prove that Judaism's foundational legal tract could also be seen as a theological document.
The checker pattern of faces amounted to a game the effete editor (anthologizer
of his own iffy work) wanted young readers to play.
By the eighth century, when the paper mill was introduced to this part of the world, we were decidedly in an age in which the rawi (reciter) of a received oral tradition was rapidly turning into a professional copyist, compiler, or anthologizer
. Even the aforementioned seven golden qasidas would have had to be written down at some point, as indeed they were, by Ibn Hammad al-Rawiyya--famous for his prodigious memory and for his forgeries--in the latter half of the eighth century.
The literary editor of the Globe until her marriage two years before to the critic and anthologizer
John Garvin, Hale was in the public eye after the recent success of her first volume of war-time poetry, Grey Knitting (1914).
(8) Paul Leautaud wrote an early appreciative account of Mauclair as critic, which another anthologizer
Theory is dead--if the title is the message of David Scott Kastan, English professor at Columbia University, distinguished critic and editor, anthologizer
of contemporary criticism, and prominent proponent and practitioner of New Historicism.