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Abbs, Peter 1942-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 332 publications in 1 language and 5,417 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Peter Abbs
The Black rainbow : essays on the present breakdown of culture( Book )

11 editions published between 1085 and 1975 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A is for aesthetic : essays on creative and aesthetic education by Peter Abbs( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father and son; a study of two temperaments by Edmund Gosse( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Gosse wrote of his account of his life, "This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs." Father and Son remains one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it, Edmund Gosse recounts, with humor and pathos, his childhood as a member of a Victorian Protestant sect and his struggles to forge his own identity despite the loving control of his father. His work is a key document of the crisis of faith and doubt and a penetrating exploration of the impact of evolutionary science. An astute, well-observed, and moving portrait of the tensions of family life, Father and Son remains a classic of twentieth-century literature. This edition contains an illuminating introduction, and provides a series of fascinating appendices including extracts from Philip Gosse's Omphalos and Edmund Gosse's harrowing account of his wife's death from breast cancer
The educational imperative : a defence of Socratic and aesthetic learning by Peter Abbs( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two middle sections of the book consider the most neglected part of the curriculum, the teaching of the arts. In place of the current progressive and prescriptive approaches Abbs proposes a further paradigm. He argues that the creativity of the individual and the creativity of the culture must be brought into a permanent, exacting and living fusion
Root and blossom : essays on the philosophy, practice and politics of English teaching by Peter Abbs( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclamations : essays on culture, mass-culture and the curriculum by Peter Abbs( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jill and Gwen have never gotten into trouble before, but suddenly every time they're in the cafeteria, something goes terribly wrong
English within the arts : a radical alternative for English and the arts in the curriculum by Peter Abbs( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposal for a new college by Peter Abbs( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selon les auteurs le nouveau "College" d'enseignement supérieur devra être petit démocratique, auto-administré et résidentiel ; son but sera de créer une authentique communauté de culture, de connaissances académique et d'économie. Les collèges Ruskin, Bauhaus et Black Mountain sont décrits comme précurseurs
The forms of narrative : a practical guide by Peter Abbs( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two companion volumes provide students aged 14-18 with a practical 'map' of the various literacy forms of English
English for diversity; a polemic by Peter Abbs( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the flow : the arts, postmodern culture and education by Peter Abbs( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The polemics of imagination : selected essays on art culture and society by Peter Abbs( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icons of time : an experiment in autobiography by Peter Abbs( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowering of flint : new and selected poems by Peter Abbs( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems range widely. Some are deeply personal issuing from the immediate pressure of experience: the haunting memories of childhood, the harrowing death of parents, the experience of love; some are disturbing eco-poems responding to the current violation of the planet; while others are more impersonal, exploring through the strategies of persona and impersonation, other poets' experience - apprehensions of the ephemeral, the erotic and the transcendent. The voices of Sappho, Nietzsche and Rilke reverberate, suggesting that only in the resonating echo-chamber of a long tradition can the contemporary poet hope to fulfill the task of imaginative representation and consilience."--Back cover
 
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A is for aesthetic : essays on creative and aesthetic education
Alternative Names
Abbs, P. F. 1942-

Abbs, P. F. (Peter F.), 1942-

Abbs, Peter F. 1942-

Peter Abbs englischer Dichter

Peter Abbs English poet and academic

Languages
English (114)

Covers
Father and son; a study of two temperamentsThe educational imperative : a defence of Socratic and aesthetic learningThe forms of narrative : a practical guideAgainst the flow : the arts, postmodern culture and educationThe polemics of imagination : selected essays on art culture and societyThe flowering of flint : new and selected poems