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Caws, Mary Ann

Works: 284 works in 1,143 publications in 4 languages and 42,539 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Poetry  Sources  Reference works  Personal correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Commentator, Other, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Reporter, Compiler, Interviewee, Speaker, wst, win, Publishing director
Classifications: PQ2603.R35, 841.91209
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Most widely held works about Mary Ann Caws
Most widely held works by Mary Ann Caws
The Yale anthology of twentieth-century French poetry( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not since the publication of Paul Auster's The Random House Book of 20th Century French Poetry (1984) has there been a significant and widely read anthology of modern French poetry in the English-speaking world. Here for the first time is a comprehensive bilingual representation of French poetic achievement in the twentieth century, from the turn-of-the-century poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire to the high modernist art of Samuel Beckett to the contemporary verse of scourge Michel Houellebecq. Many of the English translations (on facing pages) are justly celebrated, composed by eminent figures such as T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and John Ashbery; many others are new and have been commissioned for this book. Distinguished scholar and editor Mary Ann Caws has chosen work by more than 100 poets. Her deliberately extensive, international selection includes work by Francophone poets, by writers better known for accomplishments in other genres (novelists, songwriters, performance artists), and by many more female poets than have typically been represented in past anthologies of modern French poetry. The editor has opted for a chronological organization that highlights six crucial "pressure points" in modern French poetry. Accompanying the selections are a general introduction, informative essays on each period, and short biographical notes --all prepared by the editor. "A monumental work that will serve as a point of reference for contemporary French studies for many years to come. Reaching beyond canonical works and authors, it runs through culture at large with unsurpassed force and elegance. It will change the course of French studies."--Tom Conley, Harvard University
Surrealist painters and poets : an anthology by Mary Ann Caws( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology is the sequel to a 1951 volume by Robert Motherwell. The concept and contents were discussed with Robert Motherwell and met with his enthusiastic approval. The essays consider Surrealism and the Surrealists
Bloomsbury and France : art and friends by Mary Ann Caws( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Bloomsbury and France: Art and Friends, Mary Ann Caws and Sarah Bird Wright reveal the crucial importance of the Bloomsbury group's frequent sojourns to France, the artists and writers they met there, and the liberating effect of the country itself. Drawing upon many previously unpublished letters, memoirs, and photographs, the book illuminates the artistic development of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Clive Bell, David Garnett, E.M. Forster, Lytton Strachey, Dora Carrington, and others."--Jacket
The reception of Virginia Woolf in Europe( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume, prepared by an international team of scholars, critics and translators, record the ways in which Virginia Woolf has been translated, evaluated and emulated in different national and linguistic areas of Europe
André Breton by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the French surrealist and discussion of his works
Surrealism and the literary imagination; a study of Breton and Bachelard by Mary Ann Caws( )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Dada and surrealism: Aragon, Breton, Tzara, Eluard & Desnos by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and French and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading frames in modern fiction by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caws analyzes an important feature of modern literary narrative--passages that stand out from the flow of the prose, larger-than-life scenes that seem to hold the essence of the work. She analyzes the techniques of literary framing in the works of Jane Austen, Melville, Poe, Hardy, Baudelaire, Henry James, Proust, and Woolf. She moves from Jane Austen's psychological and architectural borders, Melville's Pierre as a parody of framing, and Hardy's melancholy enclosures to James' self-conscious insettings, Proust's haunting recalls, and Woolf's lyric patterns. The author's emphasis on the roles of painting, architecture, and music in constituting narrative suggest important ways of viewing modern fiction. ISBN 0-691-06625-6 : $27.50
Manifesto : a century of isms( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of international manifestos from nineteenth and twentieth century movements in art, literature, and culture, which chronicle the opinions of modern intellectuals about the direction of aesthetics and society
Women of Bloomsbury : Virginia, Vanessa, and Carrington by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2020 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the lives of three Bloomsbury women--writer Virginia Woolf, Virginia's sister and talented painter Vanessa Bell, and an unsuccessful, reclusive artist Dora Carrington. It also gives an intimate look at friendship, artistic endeavor, and women's search for selfhood
Surrealism and women by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These sixteen illustrated essays present an important revision of surrealism by focusing on the works of women surrealists and their strategies to assert positions as creative subjects within a movement that regarded woman primarily as an object of masculine desire or fear. While the male surrealists attacked aspects of the bourgeois order, they reinforced the traditional patriarchal image of woman. Their emphasis on dreams, automatic writing, and the unconscious reveal some of the least inhibited masculine fantasies. The first resistance to the male surrealists' projection of the female figure arose in the writings and paintings of marginalized woman artists and writers associated with Surrealism. The essays in this collection explore the complexity of these women's works, which simultaneously employ and subvert the dominant discourse of male surrealists
The eye in the text : essays on perception, mannerist to modern by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealism by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive survey presents alongside the art and writings canonized by earlier historians, significant works which have been rediscovered and reappraised by scholars, archivists and curators over several decade."
The inner theatre of recent French poetry: Cendrars, Tzara, Péret, Artaud, Bonnefoy by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About French poetry from Dada to "Tel quel" : text and theory by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Cornell's theater of the mind : selected diaries, letters, and files by Joseph Cornell( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Cornell is at once a legendary yet living presence in American art. His famous boxes, with their ineffably perfect choice of elements - the stuffed birds, the buttons and toys, the fragments of old theatrical posters, the poignant allusions to the worlds of the 19th century ballet and opera - are some of the most recognizable signatures in all of 20th century art. This book is the first extended selection of Cornell's diaries and other written material to be published, and from his writings Cornell emerges as a deeply dedicated and conscious artist, though one whose personality was every bit as unusual as many had perceived. Cornell used his diaries as he used his boxes, to capture and preserve his passing feelings, his momentary urges, and his anguished hesitations. He was an incessant and brilliant recorder of his thoughts as he considered his art, or traveled to New York to haunt antiquarian bookstores and shops where he collected material for his boxes. We see here his deep immersion in French symbolist poetry and his intense interest in his surrealist contemporaries. We see also his plangent yearning for "les sylphides." the fairies of the ballet world who seemed to be reincarnated for him in the form of certain waitresses, dancers, actresses, and shopgirls of his own world. Cornell corresponded with an astonishing range of people including Parker Tyler, Marianne Moore, Tony Curtis, Robert Motherwell, and Susan Sontag. His letters were often sent in the form of collages, and several of them are reproduced in this book. Mary Ann Caws has edited these diaries from a vast and prolix collection of scribbled notes and journals left by Cornell. Her text, which provides an extended introduction to the life and work of Cornell, traces the unique correspondence of the life, the art, and the writings of a great American artist. In addition to John Ashbery's foreword, an appreciation of Cornell by Robert Motherwell is published here for the first time
Robert Motherwell : what art holds by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eloquent personal exploration by a close friend, Robert Motherwell: What Art Holds is an essential addition to the literature on the artist and his work. Richly illustrated with pieces spanning his career - including twenty-one color platesthe book also includes never-before-published photographs of the artist himself. Mary Ann Caws discusses the artist's paintings, drawings, and collages in relation to the wide variety of American and European literature and philosophy Motherwell saw as central to his art. In a progression of critical meditations, Caws looks closely at series of his works, such as In Plato's Cave and Night Music, and at such great individual pieces as Gift, her inquiry gracefully encompassing the writings of Frost, Baudelaire, Mallarme, Kierkegaard, Stevens, and Garcia Lorca. Her reflections are grounded in an essential agreement with Motherwell that his work was a continuum: that his life and art were a matter of process, journey, and becoming, shaped by a willingness to experiment and to start over. Always returning to the uniquely American themes of openness and possibility in the artist's work, Caws explores Motherwell's use of series, his bold color combinations representing such complex issues as solitude and death, and the idea of giving and receiving seen in his technique of collage. The book concludes with five thoughtful interviews between Caws and Motherwell, published here for the first time, featuring discussions of the artist's relationship to surrealism, to Joseph Cornell, and to Mallarme. Infused with the special knowledge derived from a personal communion with Robert Motherwell's art, Mary Ann Caw's work will be an immeasurable source of discovery for lovers of both art and literature
René Char by Mary Ann Caws( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of André Breton : a bilingual anthology by André Breton( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and French and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bloomsbury and France : art and friends
Surrealist painters and poets : an anthologyBloomsbury and France : art and friendsThe reception of Virginia Woolf in EuropeAndré BretonManifesto : a century of ismsSurrealism and womenSurrealismVirginia Woolf
Alternative Names
Caws, Mary A. 1933-

Mary Ann Caws

Mary Ann Caws American historian and writer

Mary Ann Caws Amerikaans historica

Mary Ann Caws amerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin und Kunsthistorikerin

Mary Ann Caws staraí agus scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

코즈, 메리 앤 1933-

カウズ, メアリー・アン

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German (1)

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