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Kenner, Hugh

Overview
Works: 289 works in 1,352 publications in 5 languages and 36,755 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Study guides  Handbooks and manuals  Literary criticism  Essays  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, htt, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Collector, Creator, Commentator
Classifications: PS3509.L43, 811.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hugh Kenner
T.S. Eliot : a collection of critical essays by T. S Eliot( Book )

35 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions are here presented of Eliot's chief works, with each critical viewpoint illustrated at length. Every aspect of his activity as poet, playwright, critic, and personality is touched
The Pound era by Hugh Kenner( Book )

71 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Beckett, a critical study by Hugh Kenner( Book )

68 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible poet: T.S. Eliot by Hugh Kenner( Book )

91 editions published between 1959 and 1985 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin's Joyce by Hugh Kenner( Book )

56 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most important books ever written on Uylsses, Dublin's Joyce established Hugh Kenner as a significant modernist critic. This pathbreaking analysis presents Uylsses as a "bit of anti-matter that Joyce sent out to eat the world." The author assumes that Joyce wasn't a man with a box of mysteries, but a writer with a subject: his native European metropolis of Dublin. Dublin's Joyce provides the reader with a perspective of Joyce as a superemely important literary figure without considering him to be the revealer of a secret doctrine."--Amazon.com
Ulysses by Hugh Kenner( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homemade world; the American modernist writers by Hugh Kenner( Book )

58 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce's voices by Hugh Kenner( Book )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A colder eye : the modern Irish writers by Hugh Kenner( Book )

40 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Ezra Pound by Hugh Kenner( Book )

56 editions published between 1950 and 1985 in English and French and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of American poet Ezra Pound's "Cantos" and other major works
T.S. Eliot's The waste land by T. S Eliot( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains eight critical essays on Eliot's The Waste Land
A sinking island : the modern English writers by Hugh Kenner( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an analysis of modern English writers beginning in 1895
Bucky : a guided tour of Buckminster Fuller by Hugh Kenner( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flaubert, Joyce, and Beckett; the stoic comedians by Hugh Kenner( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Opening with an explanation of the effect of the printing press on book culture, Hugh Kenner's study of Flaubert, Joyce, and Beckett explores the way this technological advancement altered the way fiction could be written." "Using this as his starting point, Kenner details the ways the three authors listed in the title found new possibilities for writing in unique, yet connected ways: Flaubert as the "Comedian of the Enlightenment," categorizing man's intellectual follies; Joyce as the "Comedian of the Inventory," with his meticulously constructed lists; and Beckett as the "Comedian of the Impasse," eliminating facts and writing novels about a man writing."--BOOK JACKET
The counterfeiters; an historical comedy by Hugh Kenner( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wide-ranging enough to encompass Buster Keaton, Charles Babbage, Jonathan Swift's hyper-civilized horses, and Alan Turing-a mathematician with a penchant for riding a bicycle while wearing a gas mask-The Counterfeiters is one of Hugh Kenner's greatest achievements. In this fascinating work of literary and cultural criticism, Kenner seeks the roots and results of mankind's quest to both reproduce and improve upon the natural world (a Victorian clockwork duck that can eat and quack), and even himself (a computer that can solve equations faster than we can). The intermingling of art and science, of man and machine, of machine and art, is the heart of this book. With his characteristically accessible style and wit, Kenner brings together history, literature, science, and art to find the personal in what is an increasingly counterfeit world. Book jacket."--Jacket
A reader's guide to Samuel Beckett by Hugh Kenner( Book )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the works of the contemporary Irish-born playwright, novelist, and critic to help the reader formulate literary interpretations and conclusions
Chuck Jones : a flurry of drawings by Hugh Kenner( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Creator of the monomaniacal Wile E. Coyote and his endlessly elusive prey, the Road Runner, Chuck Jones has been responsible for many classics of animation featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Elmer Fudd. Hugh Kenner, master wordsmith and technophile, reveals in cartoon-like sequences the irrepressible humor and profound reflection that shape Chuck Jones's work." "Kenner also x-rays the inner world of cartooning, from its beginnings as a technological innovation, through its heyday as six-minute full-animation shorts for the movies, to its eventual shift to television, where Jones animated features such as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Rikki Tikki Tavi." "Unlike Walt Disney, Chuck Jones and his fellow animators at Warner Bros. were not interested in cartoons that mimicked reality. Instead, they pursued the reality of the imagination, the Toon world where believability is more important than realism and where movement is the ultimate aesthetic arbiter. By describing the erudition and kinetic humor in great works like What's Opera, Doc? and Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 century, Hugh Kenner offers a new understanding not only of cartooning culture but also of art's relationship to technology, criticism, freedom, and imagination."--Jacket
The mechanic muse by Hugh Kenner( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gnomon; essays on contemporary literature by Hugh Kenner( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical fictions : essays by Hugh Kenner( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Historical Fictions Hugh Kenner applies his extraordinarily nimble mind and unrivaled style to the alchemy of speech turning into language, language becoming art, and art finally settling down as culture. A variety of literary topics are addressed in forty-three lively, often humorous, and wonderfully informative essays. With his trenchant, famously entertaining touch, Kenner explores the role of counting in literature (Joyce and St. Augustine shared a preference for the number eleven); the extravagant efforts through the ages to preserve the Iliad and the Odyssey (focusing on Ezra Pound's contributions); and Tom Wolfe's prose through the purple decades (Kenner calls him "the nonchalant master of the neon-piped sentence"). Other writers who fall under Kenner's appraising gaze include Flann O'Brien, H.D., Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, Dante, Leslie Fiedler, Wallace Stevens, Saul Bellow, William Carlos Williams, Samuel Beckett, and Vladimir Nabokov
 
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Dublin's JoyceUlyssesA homemade world; the American modernist writersJoyce's voicesA colder eye : the modern Irish writersThe poetry of Ezra PoundT.S. Eliot's The waste landA sinking island : the modern English writers
Alternative Names
Hugh Kenner académico canadiense

Hugh Kenner Canadees literatuurcriticus (1923-2003)

Hugh Kenner critico letterario canadese

Hugh Kenner kanadensisk litteraturkritiker och professor

Hugh Kenner kanadischer Literaturkritiker und Schriftsteller

Hugh Kenner scoláire Ceanadach

Kenner, Hugh

Kenner, Hugh 1923-

Kenner, Wiliam Hugh

Kenner William Hugh

Kenner, William Hugh, 1923-

Kenner William Hugh 1923-2003

Кеннер, Хью

Хю Кеннер академики Канадавӣ

Хю Кенър

هيو كينر

هیو کنر منتقد ادبی

ケナー, ヒュー

Languages
English (736)

Italian (3)

German (2)

French (2)

Spanish (1)