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Kenner, Hugh

Overview
Works: 184 works in 639 publications in 5 languages and 21,635 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Biographies  Literary criticism  Handbooks and manuals  Catalogs  Study guides  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PZ3, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hugh Kenner
T.S. Eliot : a collection of critical essays by Thomas Stearns Eliot( Book )

30 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,503 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
Dublin's Joyce by Hugh Kenner( Book )

55 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,616 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
The invisible poet: T.S. Eliot by Hugh Kenner( Book )

86 editions published between 1959 and 1985 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses by Hugh Kenner( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce's voices by Hugh Kenner( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

T.S. Eliot's The waste land by T. S Eliot( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1,234 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 1,228 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 )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The counterfeiters; an historical comedy by Hugh Kenner( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 971 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
Gnomon; essays on contemporary literature by Hugh Kenner( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyndham Lewis by Hugh Kenner( Book )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desmond Egan, selected poems by Desmond Egan( )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyndham Lewis : paintings and drawings by Walter Michel( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradox in Chesterton by Hugh Kenner( Book )

26 editions published between 1947 and 1948 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elsewhere community by Hugh Kenner( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenner frames this unique exploration with a witty rumination on the life of the literary expatriate, fondly recalling his friendships with Ezra Pound, Samuel Beckett, Wyndham Lewis, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, and other twentieth-century literary luminaries."--Jacket
A reader's guide to Samuel Beckett by Hugh Kenner( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 350 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
A portrait of the artist as a young man by James Joyce( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the childhood and youth of an Irish poet-scholar, Stephen Dedalus, who questions his Catholic faith as he reaches manhood in turn-of-the century Dublin
A reader's guide to Samuel Beckett by Hugh Kenner( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Beckett, who wrote everything both in French and English, specialized in short enigmatic texts, implying vast visionary works of which the stories are broken pieces. Kenner's guide is designed to help readers see beyond the story in Beckett to the text as a whole and to appreciate the uniqueness of each of his works
 
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Covers
UlyssesJoyce's voicesT.S. Eliot's The waste landThe counterfeiters; an historical comedyGnomon; essays on contemporary literatureThe elsewhere communityA portrait of the artist as a young manA reader's guide to Samuel Beckett
Alternative Names
Kenner, William Hugh

Kenner, William Hugh, 1923-

Languages
English (418)

Italian (2)

German (1)

Polish (1)

Spanish (1)