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Cott, Jonathan

Works: 145 works in 584 publications in 12 languages and 15,541 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fairy tales  Reference works  Short stories  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Other, Translator, Performer
Classifications: ML420.D98, B
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Susan Sontag : the complete Rolling Stone interview by Susan Sontag( )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,255 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
Pipers at the gates of dawn : the wisdom of children's literature by Jonathan Cott( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 1,216 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 )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 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 )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Cott's story begins one day in 1968 when he went to interview John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their London flat. Later that evening Lennon invited Cott - then the London correspondent for fledgling music magazine Rolling Stone - to sit in on a recording session at Abbey Road Studios. From this professional introduction a friendship was born - one that continued even as Lennon and Ono moved to New York. It was Cott who interviewed the couple on December 5, 1980, about their album "Double Fantasy." This would turn out to be Lennon's last major interview. He was murdered three days later. A celebration of two remarkable lives that touched Cott's own in countless ways, Days That I'll Remember is an insider's memoir of a seismic musical, cultural and political time
Bob Dylan, the essential interviews by Bob Dylan( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 1,039 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
Stockhausen : conversations with the composer by Jonathan Cott( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and German and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still in his early forties, Karlheinz Stockhausen has been hailed as "the Prophet of a new world of sound" and "a composer of unarguable greatness," and attacked for his "mystical, semi-hippie philosophy" and for his "impenetrable" music. Not since Stravinsky has a composer generated such excitement and controversy. But unlike composers such as Schönberg, Webern, and Stravinsky - who worked almost solely within a Western tradition - Stockhausen has fostered within himself a global musical responsiveness. His concerts in Europe, New York, Japan, and the Middle East have offered occasions for a new kind of musical ritual and, in come instances, have provoked disruptive audience protests. Stockhausen's following among the young (one critic has called him "the Pied Piper of Youth") can undoubtedly be attributed to his pluralistic temperament as well as to the fact that Stockhausen's recent concerts have seemed more like thaumaturgical rituals than the typically decorous "cultural" event. In this book of extraordinary conversations, Stockhausen talks to Jonathan Colt (poet and a contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine) about the artist's role, as both receiver and transformer, and about new ways of breaking down the boundaries of audience-composition perceptions. The composer discusses his life, his unique approaches to composition, his attempts to integrate Eastern and Western musical traditions, and his explorations of new sound material and designs for acoustical environments. He offers provocative views on the relationships between contemporary music, art, and politics, speaking always as an advocate of the integrative function of art. For Stockhausen, music is a medium by which to discover oneself; and it can, in his words, "become still more open, universal, more cosmically oriented. Sooner or later when one has achieved this consciousness, one will travel there as a cosmic tourist and by that show that everything exists at once." -- Inside cover
The search for Omm Sety : a story of eternal love by Jonathan Cott( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Glenn Gould by Glenn Gould( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most idiosyncratic and charismatic musicians of the twentieth century, pianist Glenn Gould (1932-82) slouched at the piano from a sawed-down wooden stool, interpreting Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart at hastened tempos with pristine clarity. Renowned not only for his musical gifts but also for his erratic behavior, Gould often hummed aloud during concerts and appeared in unpressed tails, fingerless gloves, and fur coats. In 1964, at the height of his controversial career, he abandoned the stage completely to focus on recording and writing." "Jonathan Cott, an author and poet praised by the Washington Post as "the ideal interviewer," was one of the very few people to whom Gould ever granted an interview. Cott spoke with Gould in 1974 for Rolling Stone; after Gould's death, Cott collected these interviews, adding an introduction, a selection of photographs, a list of Gould's recorded repertoire, a filmography, and a listing of Gould's programs on radio and television. A candid repartee in which Gould discusses, among other topics, his partiality for Orlando Gibbons, Richard Strauss, and Petula Clark (as well as his dislike of Mozart's piano sonatas and the Beatles), Conversations with Glenn Gould is considered by many, including the subject, to be the best interview Gould ever gave and one of his most remarkable performances."--BOOK JACKET
There's a mystery there : the primal vision of Maurice Sendak by Jonathan Cott( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book on the life and work and creative inspirations of Maurice Sendak, who since his death in 2012 has only grown in his stature and recognition as a major American artist. Jonathan Cott first interviewed Maurice Sendak in 1976 for Rolling Stone, just at the time when Outside Over There, the concluding volume of a trilogy that began with Where The Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen, was gestating. Over the course of their conversation about his life, work, and the fantasies and obsessions that drove his creative process, they focused on many of the themes and images that would appear in the new book five years later. Drawing on that interview, There's a Mystery There is an examination of the inner workings of a complicated genius's torments and inspirations that ranges over the entirety of his work and his formative life experiences, and uses Outside Over There as the key to understanding just what made this talented man tick. To gain multiple perspectives on that book, Cott also turns to four "companion guides": a Freudian analyst, a Jungian analyst, an art historian, and Sendak's great friend and admirer, the playwright Tony Kushner. The book is illustrated with examples from Sendak's work and other related images
Dinner with Lenny : the last long interview with Leonard Bernstein by Jonathan Cott( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 680 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]
Masterworks of children's literature by Francelia Butler( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wandering ghost : the odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn by Jonathan Cott( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ballad of John and Yoko by Jonathan Cott( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks back at their childhoods in Liverpool and Toyko, their personalities, their music and their art
Forever young by Jonathan Cott( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dylan by Jonathan Cott( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock profile of Bob Dylan with stunning photographs
Isis and Osiris : exploring the goddess myth by Jonathan Cott( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 355 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 )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 327 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 257 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 234 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 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bob Dylan, the essential interviews
The search for Omm Sety : a story of eternal loveConversations with Glenn GouldWandering ghost : the odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn
Alternative Names
Cott, Johnathan

Jonathan Cott

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