Gross, John 1935-2011
Most widely held works about John Gross
Most widely held works by John Gross
The Oxford book of aphorisms ( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 2,035 libraries worldwide
The Oxford book of essays ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,789 libraries worldwide
Includes 140 essays by 120 writers: classics, curiosities, meditations, diversions, old favorites, and recent examples.
The Oxford book of comic verse ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
Draws on a wide range of verse forms such as epigrams, street ballads, classical poetry, Augustan satire, and advertising jingles.
The age of Kipling by John Gross ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,272 libraries worldwide
Shylock : a legend and its legacy by John Gross ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
"Like Don Quixote or Robinson Crusoe, Shylock is one of the great familiar figures of world drama, known even to people who have never read or seen The Merchant of Venice. He is also one of the most controversial characters ever conceived; his ambiguities have been a challenge to actors, directors, critics, and playgoers for more than four centuries. Is he villain or victim? Tragic or comic? What was Shakespeare's attitude toward the character described on the play's title page in 1600 as "a man of extreame crueltie," and what should be our own?" "It was the brilliant notion of literary and theater critic John Gross to explore the complex and influential history that has given Shylock a life beyond the play and established him as a figure of world mythology. Beginning with the elements that went into Shylock's creation, Gross traces his evolution on the stage at the hands of legendary actors such as Charles Macklin and Edmund Kean on down to George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier. Shylock has enjoyed equally colorful treatment on the page, where he has troubled and stimulated writers as different as Marcel Proust, Henry James, Heinrich Heine, and Erica Jong. Gross pays particular attention to Jewish attitudes toward Shylock, and to his place in the history of anti-Semitism, his use as an economic symbol, and his importance to psychologists and psychoanalysts." "The result is a remarkable cultural study that sheds as much light on our shifting attitudes and beliefs as on the rich and disquieting figure Shakespeare created."--BOOK JACKET.
James Joyce by John Gross ( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 5 languages and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
The new Oxford book of English prose ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
Dickens and the twentieth century by John Gross ( Book )
11 editions published between 1962 and 1982 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on the individual novels of the writer.
The rise and fall of the man of letters; a study of the idiosyncratic and the humane in modern literature by John Gross ( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
The new Oxford book of literary anecdotes ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
After Shakespeare : an anthology ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
No writer has served as such a powerful source of inspiration for other writers as Shakespeare. No writer has attracted such widespread and varied comment. This unique anthology draws on the vast literature that plays little part in formal Shakespeare criticism and scholarship, but that shows with immediacy and passion the enormous impact Shakespeare has had on our cultural life. Novelists, poets, and playwrights are all represented. So are philosophers, historians, composers, film-makers, politicians. Shakespearean characters and motifs are shown fuelling the genius of Goethe and Dostoevsky, Aldous Huxley and Emily Dickinson, John Updike and Duke Ellington, Nabokov and Proust. Shakespeare the man fires the imagination of Kipling and Joyce, Borges and Anthony Burgess. Herman Melville writes a poem about Falstaff. D.H. Lawrence anatomizes Hamlet. R.K. Narayan describes a Shakespeare lesson in an Indian classroom. John Osborne adapts Coriolanus. Ionesco reworks Macbeth. The choice of critical responses is equally wide-ranging. Jean-Paul Sartre proves an unexpectedly expert commentator on King Lear. Alfred Dreyfus and Nelson Mandela console themselves with Shakespeare during their imprisonment. And curiosities abound - parodies, burlesques, strange echoes and eccentricities. Throughout the book we can see Shakespeare changing lives, opening up fresh horizons and reaching out to "the great globe itself".-Dust jacket.
The Oxford book of parodies ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
"Parodies come in all shapes and sizes. There are broad parodies and subtle parodies, ingenious imitations and knockabout spoofs, scornful lampoons and affectionate pastiches. All these varieties, and many others, are represented in this stunning new anthology, which provides an unparalleled introduction to the parodist's art. The classics of the genre are all here, from Lewis Carroll to Max Beerbohm; but so are scores of lesser known but scarcely less gifted figures, and brilliant contemporaries such as Craig Brown and Wendy Cope." "At every stage there are surprises. Chaucer celebrates Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, Proust visits Chelsea, Yeats re-writes 'Old King Cole', Harry Potter encounters Mick Jagger, a modernized Sermon on the Mount rubs shoulders with an obituary of Sherlock Holmes. The collection provides a hilarious running commentary on literary history, but it also looks beyond literature in the narrow sense to take in such things as advertisements, legal rituals, political warfare, and a scientific hoax"--BOOK JACKET.
Rudyard Kipling: the man, his work and his world by John Gross ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of the man of letters: aspects of English literary life since 1800 by John Gross ( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
A double thread ; growing up English and Jewish in London by John Gross ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The Modern movement : a TLS companion ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Twelve authors, from W.B. Yeats to Franz Kafka, and how the TLS reacted to their work on its first appearance, and something of how it has come to be viewed in retrospect.
Shylock : four hundred years in the life of a legend by John Gross ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
A double thread : a childhood in Mile End--and beyond by John Gross ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The Oxford book of essays ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
A double thread : a childhood in Mile End - and beyond by John Gross ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Adaptations American essays American prose literature Anecdotes Aphorisms and apothegms Authors, English Biography Book reviewing Books Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Criticism--Authorship--Social aspects Dickens, Charles,--1812-1870 England England--London England--London--East End English essays English literature English prose literature English-speaking countries Great Britain Gross, John,--1935-2011 History Humorous poetry Humorous poetry, American Humorous poetry, English Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Intellectual life Ireland Jewish families--Religious life Jews Jews as literary characters Jews--Social life and customs Journalism Joyce, James,--1882-1941 Kipling, Rudyard,--1865-1936 Large type books Literary collections Literature Literature, Modern Literature and society Manners and customs Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare, William) Modernism (Literature) Parodies Parodies, imitations, etc. Reviews Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Shylock (Fictitious character) Social history
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Gross, John Jacob 1935-2011
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