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Kenner, Hugh

Overview
Works: 81 works in 878 publications in 4 languages and 26,053 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Biography  Study guides  Sources  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6019.O9, 811.52
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Most widely held works about Hugh Kenner
 
Most widely held works by Hugh Kenner
Samuel Beckett, a critical study by Hugh Kenner( Book )

57 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pound era by Hugh Kenner( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

50 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

78 editions published between 1959 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader's guide to Samuel Beckett by Hugh Kenner( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,545 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
Ulysses by Hugh Kenner( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin's Joyce by Hugh Kenner( Book )

43 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Ezra Pound by Hugh Kenner( Book )

49 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of American poet Ezra Pound's "Cantos" and other major works
A sinking island : the modern English writers by Hugh Kenner( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an analysis of modern English writers beginning in 1895
The counterfeiters; an historical comedy by Hugh Kenner( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 1,017 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
The mechanic muse by Hugh Kenner( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyndham Lewis by Hugh Kenner( Book )

20 editions published between 1954 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FluxEuropa, based in London, England, provides a collection of Web sites about the English artist and writer Wyndham Lewis (1884-1957). He was the founder of the Vorticist movement in art and the Vorticist publication "Blast." The first issue of "Blast" appeared in 1914. A biographical sketch of Lewis, an essay about him, and links to related Web sites are available. FluxEuropa provides information about the Wyndham Lewis Society, based in Ware, Hertfordshire, England
Historical fictions : essays by Hugh Kenner( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 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
Seventeenth century poetry; the schools of Donne and Jonson by Hugh Kenner( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Starchamber quiry : a James Joyce centennial volume, 1882-1982( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geodesic math and how to use it by Hugh Kenner( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976 literary critic Hugh Kenner published this fully-illustrated practical manual for the construction of geodesic domes, which had been invented 25 years previously by R. Buckminster Fuller. Now returned to print for the first time since 1990
Mazes : essays by Hugh Kenner( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Jones : a flurry of drawings by Hugh Kenner( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 487 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 elsewhere community by Hugh Kenner( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 446 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
 
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The Pound era
Alternative Names
Hugh Kenner Canadees literatuurcriticus (1923-2003)

Hugh Kenner Canadian academic

Hugh Kenner critico letterario canadese

Kenner, Hugh

Kenner, Hugh 1923-

Kenner, Wiliam Hugh

Kenner, William Hugh.

Kenner William Hugh 1923-2003

Кеннер, Хью

Хю Кенър

ケナー, ヒュー

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A homemade world; the American modernist writersA reader's guide to Samuel BeckettUlyssesFlaubert, Joyce, and Beckett; the stoic comediansDublin's JoyceThe poetry of Ezra PoundA sinking island : the modern English writersThe counterfeiters; an historical comedy