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Sears, John 1965-

Works: 6 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 2,219 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by John Sears
Stephen King's gothic by John Sears( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephen King's Gothic reassesses this major contemporary Gothic writer through close and detailed readings of key works ranging from his earliest writings (Carrie, 'Salem's Lot, the Shining) to such recent novels as Duma Kay. Informed by and extensively applying concepts deriving from contemporary literary and cultural theory, and engaging closely throughout with King's texts and with his comments in his own critical writings and interviews, John Sears argues that King's particular revisions of major Gothic themes, writings and traditions can best be understood as being closely related to his recurrent concerns with the act and products of writing itself. These concerns, Sears suggests, are detectable throughout King's oeuvre and are structural to his Gothic vision. Key themes addressed include Gothic traditions and their connections to such related genres as science fiction, Gothic representations of time, space, and place, Gothic monstrosity, and the constitution (in King's versions of it) of Gothic writing itself."--P [4] of cover
Essays and studies, 2004 : contemporary British women writers( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the enduring popularity of contemporary women's writing, British women writers have received scant critical attention. They tend to be overshadowed by their American counterparts in the media and have come to be represented within the academy almost exclusively by Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. This collection celebrates the range and diversity of contemporary (post-1970) British women writers. It challenges misconceptions about the nature and scope of fiction by women writers working in Britain - commonly dismissed as parochial, insular, dreary and domestic - and seeks to expand conventional definitions of 'British' by exploring how issues of nationality intersect with gender, class, race and sexuality.--Jacket
Taking shots : the photography of William S. Burroughs by Patricia Allmer( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned and highly regarded for his experiments with literature, painting, film, and music, William S. Burroughs was also a prolific photographer. However, his photographic work, consisting of several thousand images, has so far received little critical attention or sustained public exposure. This book reproduces many unseen photographs and offers insights into his photographic practices"--Publisher's website
Reading George Szirtes by John Sears( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Szirtes is a leading figure in contemporary poetry in England and in Hungary, the country of his birth. His poems explore - in a wide variety of complex, skilfully handled forms - his origins, his life, and his critical engagements with works by other poets and artists. They offer powerful and moving meditations on the roles and functions of the poet in the modern world." "Reading George Szirtes offers the first sustained analysis of Szirtes' work, mapping his development chronologically and thematically, and paying close attention to form and technique in its analysis of each poem." "Haunted by his family's knowledge and experience of war, occupation and the Holocaust, as well as by loss, danger and exile, all of Szirtes' poetry covers universal themes: love, desire and illusion; loyalty and betrayal; history, art and memory; humanity and truth. Throughout his work there is a conflict between two states of mind, the possibility of happiness and apprehension of disaster. These are played out especially in his celebrated long poems and extended sequences, The Photographer in Winter, Metro, The Courtyards, An English Apocalypse and Reel. John Sears offers detailed and lucid readings of these and other key poems - including Szirtes' most recent poetry - relating them to historical events and to work by other poets."--Jacket
4 saints in 3 acts : a snapshot of the American avant-garde in the 1930s( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Virgil Thomason's 1934 opera Four Saints in Three Acts, focusing on the hitherto neglected significance of photography in documenting the opera and its all-African American cast, and examining the roles of fashion, dance, literature, and music in the opera's popular success; includes photographs by Lee Miller, Carl Van Vechten, George Platt Lynes, White Studio and others
Gothic times : feminism and postmodernism in the novels of Angela Carter by John Sears( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Essays and studies, 2004 : contemporary British women writers
Essays and studies, 2004 : contemporary British women writersReading George Szirtes
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