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Cott, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 141 works in 509 publications in 10 languages and 14,700 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fairy tales  Juvenile works  Biographies  Reference works  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Translator, Performer
Classifications: ML420.D98, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Cott
Pipers at the gates of dawn : the wisdom of children's literature by Jonathan Cott( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book consists of six extraordinary creators of children's literature - Dr Seuss, Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Astrid Lindgren, Chinua Achebe, P.L. Travers, and with Lona and Peter Opie, the great contemporary scholars of children's lore, games, and language. In seven broad-ranging incisive essay-interviews, the author explores with these authors themselves the lives of their created characters and the characters of their own lives. Despite differences in nationality, generation, and gender, all share with Cott an impassioned sense of the richness, complexity, and lucidity of childhood, and of the enduring importance pf children's literature in the lives of all of us, the readers
Beyond the looking glass : extraordinary works of fantasy and fairy tale by Jonathan Cott( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes ten famous works, including "The King of the Golden River" by John Ruskin, "The Golden Key" by George MacDonald, and "Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti
Days that I'll remember : spending time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono by Jonathan Cott( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decades-long friend of John Lennon and Yoko Ono presents an intimate account of the couple's relationship that reveals the profoundly positive influence of Ono on Lennon and the ways they inspired each other creatively before the latter's death
Bob Dylan, the essential interviews by Bob Dylan( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together more than thirty interviews and conversations with the legendary musician, including seminal articles from the Rolling Stone, as well as Nat Hentoff's 1996 Playboy interview and other dialogues with Studs Terkel, Nora Ephron, and Sam Shepard
Conversations with Glenn Gould by Glenn Gould( Book )

40 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for Omm Sety : a story of eternal love by Jonathan Cott( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stockhausen : conversations with the composer by Jonathan Cott( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and German and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks of children's literature( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinner with Lenny : the last long interview with Leonard Bernstein by Jonathan Cott( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Bernstein was arguably the most highly esteemed, influential, and charismatic American classical music personality of the twentieth century. Conductor, composer, pianist, writer, educator, and human rights activist, Bernstein truly led a life of Byronic intensity--passionate, risk-taking, and convention-breaking. In November 1989, just a year before his death, Bernstein invited writer Jonathan Cott to his country home in Fairfield, Connecticut for what turned out to be his last major interview--an unprecedented and astonishingly frank twelve-hour conversation. Now, in Dinner with Lenny, Cott provides a complete account of this remarkable dialogue in which Bernstein discourses with disarming frankness, humor, and intensity on matters musical, pedagogical, political, psychological, spiritual, and the unabashedly personal. Bernstein comes alive again, with vodka glass in hand, singing, humming, and making pointed comments on a wide array of topics, from popular music ("the Beatles were the best songwriters since Gershwin"), to great composers ("Wagner was always in a psychotic frenzy. He was a madman, a megalomaniac"), and politics (lamenting "the brainlessness, the mindlessness, the carelessness, and the heedlessness of the Reagans of the world"). And of course, Bernstein talks of conducting, advising students "to look at the score and make it come alive as if they were the composer. If you can do that, you're a conductor and if you can't, you're not. If I don't become Brahms or Tchaikovsky or Stravinsky when I'm conducting their works, then it won't be a great performance." After Rolling Stone magazine published an abridged version of the conversation in 1990, the Chicago Tribune praised it as "an extraordinary interview" filled with "passion, wit, and acute analysis." Studs Terkel called the interview "astonishing and revelatory." Now, this full-length version provides the reader with a unique, you-are-there perspective on what it was like to converse with this gregarious, witty, candid, and inspiring American dynamo [Publisher description]
Wandering ghost : the odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn by Jonathan Cott( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ballad of John and Yoko( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks back at their childhoods in Liverpool and Toyko, their personalities, their music and their art
Susan Sontag : the complete Rolling Stone interview by Susan Sontag( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Sontag, one of the most internationally renowned and controversial intellectuals of the latter half of the twentieth century, still provokes. In 1978 Jonathan Cott, a founding contributing editor of Rolling Stone magazine, interviewed Sontag first in Paris and later in New York. Only a third of their twelve hours of discussion ever made it to print. Now, more than three decades later, Yale University Press is proud to publish the entire transcript of Sontag's remarkable conversation, accompanied by Cott's preface and recollections. Sontags musings and observations reveal the passionate engagement and breadth of her critical intelligence and curiosities at a moment when she was at the peak of her powers. Nearly a decade after her death, these hours of conversation offer a revelatory and indispensable look at the self-described "besotted aesthete" and "obsessed moralist."--Jacket
Dylan : a biography by Bob Spitz( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock profile of Bob Dylan with stunning photographs
Forever young by Jonathan Cott( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isis and Osiris : exploring the goddess myth by Jonathan Cott( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris - the story of a goddess's search for and reassembling of her brother/husband's dismembered body has haunted humanity's imagination since the dawn of time. Over the centuries this tale of love and betrayal, of death and resurrection, has made its way from the fertile Nile valley to affect cultures throughout the world. The Cult of Isis flourishes even to this day in many corners of the globe, five thousand years after its
Wonders : writings and drawings for the child in us all by Jonathan Cott( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology which includes poems, fables, plays, short stories, and cartoons
Visions and voices by Jonathan Cott( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian color picture books by Jonathan Cott( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roses race around her name : poems from fathers to daughters( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dylan on Dylan : the essential interviews by Bob Dylan( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Dylan on Dylan' gathers together 31 of the most significant and revealing conversations with the singer, stretching over 40 years from the earliest days of his career in 1962 through to 2004
 
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Alternative Names
Cott, Johnathan

콧, 조나단

콧, 조너선

コット, ジョナサン

Languages
English (224)

German (21)

French (13)

Italian (8)

Spanish (7)

Japanese (5)

Polish (3)

Danish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

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Conversations with Glenn GouldThe search for Omm Sety : a story of eternal loveWandering ghost : the odyssey of Lafcadio HearnDylan on Dylan : the essential interviews