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Nuttall, A. D. (Anthony David)

Overview
Works: 41 works in 316 publications in 3 languages and 10,860 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  History  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Honoree, pre
Classifications: PR3000, 822.33
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Most widely held works about A. D Nuttall
 
Most widely held works by A. D Nuttall
Shakespeare the thinker by A. D Nuttall( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Certain questions engross Shakespeare from his early plays to the late romances: the nature of motive, cause, personal identity and relation, the proper status of imagination, ethics and subjectivity, language and its capacity to occlude and to communicate. Yet Shakespeare's thought, Nuttall demonstrates, is anything but static. The plays keep returning to, modifying, and complicating the playwright's preoccupations. The author does not limit discussion to moments of crucial intellection but gives himself ample space in which to get to the distinctive essence of each work." "Much recent historicist criticism has tended to "flatten" Shakespeare by confining him to the thought-cliches of his time, and this in its turn has led to an implicitly patronizing view of him as unthinkingly racist, sexist, and so on. Nuttall shows us that, on the contrary, Shakespeare proves to be more intelligent and perceptive than his twenty-first-century readers."--Jacket
Two concepts of allegory; a study of Shakespeare's The tempest and the logic of allegorical expression by A. D Nuttall( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A common sky; philosophy and the literary imagination by A. D Nuttall( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new mimesis : Shakespeare and the representation of reality by A. D Nuttall( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timon of Athens by A. D Nuttall( Book )

17 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twayne's new critical introductions to Shakespeare." Discusses the key themes and concepts, as well as the most recent critical ideas and trends, of Shakespeare's drama "Timon of Athens."
Why does tragedy give pleasure? by A. D Nuttall( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why does tragedy give pleasure? Why do people who are neither wicked nor depraved enjoy watching plays about suffering and death? Is it because we see horrific matter controlled by majestic art? Or because tragedy actually reaches out to the dark side of human nature? A.D. Nuttall's wide-ranging, lively, and engaging book offers a new answer to this perennial question." "The classical answer to the question is rooted in Aristotle, and rests on the unreality of the tragic presentation: no one really dies; we are free to enjoy watching potentially horrible events controlled and disposed in majestic sequence by art. In the nineteenth century, Nietzsche dared to suggest that Greek tragedy is involved with darkness and unreason, and Freud asserted that we are all, at the unconscious level, quite wicked enough to rejoice in death. But the problem persists: how can the conscious mind assent to such enjoyment? Strenuous bodily exercise is pleasurable. Could we, when we respond to a tragedy, be exercising our emotions, preparing for real grief and fear? King Lear actually destroys an expected majestic sequence. Might the pleasure of tragedy have more to do with possible truth than 'splendid evasion'?"--Jacket
Pope's "Essay on man" by A. D Nuttall( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Overheard by God : fiction and prayer in Herbert, Milton, Dante, and St John by A. D Nuttall( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alternative trinity : gnostic heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake by A. D Nuttall( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trinity of orthodox Christianity is harmonious. The Trinity for Blake is, conspicuously, not a happy family. This book explores the possibility of an underground 'perennial heresy' by examining the work of Marlowe, Milton and Blake
Openings : narrative beginnings from the epic to the novel by A. D Nuttall( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the difference between a natural beginning and the beginning of a story? Some deny that there are any beginnings in nature, except perhaps for the origin of the universe itself, suggesting that elsewhere we have only a continuum of events, into which beginnings are variously 'read' by different societies. This book argues that history is full of real beginnings but that poets and novelists are indeed free to begin their stories wherever they like. The ancient poet Homer laid down a rule for his successors when he began his epic by plunging in medias res, 'into the midst of things'. The inspiring Muse of epic gives way to the poet's ego, dies, revives and dies again. Later writers, however, persistently play off the 'interventionist', in medias res opening against some sense of a 'deep', natural beginning: Genesis or the birth of a child. Ranging from Greek and Roman epic to the modern novel via Dante, Milton, Wordsworth, Sterne, and Dickens, A.D. Nuttall has written an ambitious and original book which will be of interest to a wide variety of readers
Dead from the waist down : scholars and scholarship in literature and the popular imagination by A. D Nuttall( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, a renowned literary critic explores the various ways we have thought about scholars and scholarship through the ages. Why is it, Nuttall asks, that in the nineteenth century the life of the mind becomes equated with a kind of death in life?" "A. D. Nuttall focuses on three people, two real and one fictitious: the classical scholar Isaac Casaubon, who lived from 1559 to 1614; Mark Pattison, rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, in the nineteenth century; and Mr. Casaubon in George Eliot's Middlemarch. The three are intricately related, for Pattison was seen by many as the model for Eliot's Mr. Casaubon, and he was also the author of what is still the best book on Isaac Casaubon." "Nuttall provides a provocative interpretation of Middlemarch, arguing that it contains an anti-feminist thesis ("This is a young woman with highfalutin ideas who really needs some strong sex from a man to straighten her out.") coexisting with a feminist thesis ("The life of the mind, unsuccessfully essayed by Mr. Casaubon, is tragically withheld from his wife, Dorothea."). He shows that at nearly the same time Middlemarch was being written, Mark Pattison was recording in his Memoirs his own introverted intellectual life and self-lacerating depression. Pattison's book on Isaac Casaubon leads Nuttall back to this earlier figure, a great and fulfilled scholar who personifies the ideal of detailed, unspectacular truthtelling, an ideal often imperiled in our own culture, remarks Nuttall. He ends the book with a meditation on morality, sexuality, and the virtues of scholarship."--Jacket
William Shakespeare : The Winter's Tale by A. D Nuttall( Book )

32 editions published between 1960 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stoic in love : selected essays on literature and ideas by A. D Nuttall( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime and punishment : murder as philosophic experiment by A. D Nuttall( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking with Shakespeare : comparative and interdisciplinary essays for A.D. Nuttall( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese doll affair by A. D Nuttall( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minor poems in English [of] John Milton by John Milton( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Recording )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion, followed by "readings of key scenes and extracts from the play, in rehearsal conditions" directed by John Russell Brown
Shakespeare : the winter's tale by A. D Nuttall( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marche ou chante by Anthony Nuttall( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shakespeare the thinker
Alternative Names
Anthony Nuttall English literary critic and academic

Anthony Nuttall universitaire et critique littéraire anglais

Nātūl, A.D. 1937-

Nuttall, A. D.

Nuttall, A. D. 1937-

Nuttall, A. D. 1937-2007

Nuttall, Anthony David.

Nuttall, Anthony David 1937-

Nuttall, Anthony David 1937-2007

ناتول, أ.د 1937-

ナトール, アントニー・デイヴィッド

Languages
English (269)

French (4)

Arabic (1)

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Two concepts of allegory; a study of Shakespeare's The tempest and the logic of allegorical expressionA new mimesis : Shakespeare and the representation of realityTimon of AthensWhy does tragedy give pleasure?The alternative trinity : gnostic heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and BlakeOpenings : narrative beginnings from the epic to the novelDead from the waist down : scholars and scholarship in literature and the popular imaginationThe stoic in love : selected essays on literature and ideasThinking with Shakespeare : comparative and interdisciplinary essays for A.D. Nuttall