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Peckham, Morse

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Works: 96 works in 366 publications in 5 languages and 11,152 library holdings
Genres: Erotic fiction  History  Drama  Verse drama  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bibliography  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Signer, Honoree
Classifications: QH365, 575.0162
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Most widely held works about Morse Peckham
 
Most widely held works by Morse Peckham
Beyond the tragic vision : the quest for identity in the nineteenth century by Morse Peckham( Book )

33 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explanation and power : the control of human behavior by Morse Peckham( )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explanation and Power was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The meaning of any utterance or any sign is the response to that utterance or sign: this is the fundamental proposition behind Morse Peckham's Explanation and Power. Published in 1979 and now available in paperback for the first time, Explanation and Power grew out of Peckham's efforts, as a scholar of Victorian literature, to understand the nature of Roma
The triumph of Romanticism; collected essays by Morse Peckham( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theories propounded by Charles Darwin in The Origin of Species have had a profound and revolutionary effect, not only on biology but also on philosophy, history, and theology. His concept of natural selection has created eruptive disputes among scientists and religious leaders of his time and ours. The phenomenal importance of his brilliant work is universally recognized, but the present volume marks the first scholarly attempt to compile a complete variorum edition of The Origin of Species, covering all of the extensive variants in the six texts published between 1859 and 1872. Darwin's changes were extensive. His book grew by a third as he rewrote many passages four or five times, and in this edition Morse Peckham has recorded every one of those changes. A book of such distinctive dimensions, on a subject of such profound importance, will be of intense interest to historians of biology, evolution, science, literature, and cultural development. It will be an invaluable aid to the clarification and full comprehension of this complex and renowned scientific classic
Man's rage for chaos; biology, behavior, and the arts by Morse Peckham( Book )

32 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural criticism has been too obsessed with the rage for order to be able to grasp the import of Peckham's search for "some human activity, which serves to break up orientations, to weaken and frustrate the tyrannous drive to order, to prepare the individual to observe what the orientation tells him is irrelevant, but what may every be relevant." The techniques of poetry, music, painting, and architecture are carefully and lucidly analyzed to demonstrate how precisely those techniques violate the profound demand of the mind for order. This book is destined to force a sharp turn in critical cultural studies because it addresses the rage for chaos in traditional "high culture," not just in popular culture. - Publisher
Romanticism; the culture of the nineteenth century by Morse Peckham( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian revolutionaries; speculations on some heroes of a culture crisis by Morse Peckham( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Victorian era is rightly associated with the industrial revolution in Britain and the ascendancy of a materialist, commercially-oriented middle class. The threat to spiritual values was felt strongly in the realm of religion but also in the secular realm of the arts and literature. This volume analyzes the drive toward cultural transcendence in the lives and works of such eminent Victorians as Tennyson, Carlyle, Browning, the aesthetics of the Pre-Raphaelites, and the romantic origins of anthropology. The various modes of escape from the Victorian era helps illuminate present concerns about culture and society.First published in 1970, Victorian Revolutionaries represents a major effort in the intellectual rehabilitation of Victorian art and thought. Peckham's readings of In Memoriam and Idylls of the King show Tennyson at odds with Christianity except with the notion of the immortality of the soul. The terror of meaninglessness that he discerns here is echoed in the chapter on Carlyle who views human life as issuing from mystery and proceeding in chaos, protected only by self-deception. For Browning, the perceived lack of meaning or purpose results in an existential poetics of the world as theater and the individual as actor. Peckham's chapter on the Pre-Raphaelites anticipates their later rehabilitation by arguing that their work properly understood constitutes a challenge to the institutional modernism of the late twentieth century just as they had, in turn, challenged the academic values of the Royal Academy.The West is once more living in a culturally critical period today. Any help we can get in understanding how to deal with it is bound to be of value. Not the particular strategies of these men, but the general pattern of their search in social and anthropological theory is probably the most useful thing they have to offer."--Provided by publisher
Art and pornography; an experiment in explanation by Morse Peckham( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism and behavior : collected essays II by Morse Peckham( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic virtuoso by Morse Peckham( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morse Peckham's reputation as an expert on European Romanticism was founded on a distinguished academic career that spanned four decades. Completed shortly before his death in 1993, The Romantic Virtuoso, which includes the long-awaited Meditations on the Consequences of Romanticism, demonstrates Peckham's breath-taking interdisciplinary grasp, writing of individuals and their intellectual relationships as well as the historical context of the whole romantic movement. Equally at home with Beethoven and Rossini, Turner and Constable, Hegel and Schopenhauer, or Byron and Keats, he interweaves discussions of music, literature, philosophy, and the visual arts into a tapestry that presents a comprehensive reinterpretation of romanticism in terms of its cultural history. By tracing the ramifications of romanticism as well as its themes, Peckham reestablishes the historical roots of postmodernism and clarifies the continuity of concerns through the nineteenth century and up to the present
Romanticism and ideology by Morse Peckham( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and ballads [and] Atalanta in Calydon by Algernon Charles Swinburne( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating the pleasure and pain of sensual love in all its aspects, this collection of poetry and ballads by the Pre-Raphaelite poet is accompanied by his verse drama, "Atalanta in Calydon," a play in classical Greek form, as well as commentary on the poems
The birth of romanticism, 1790-1815 by Morse Peckham( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanistic education for business executives; an essay in general education by Morse Peckham( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word, meaning, poem by Morse Peckham( Book )

6 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism and culture : a tribute to Morse Peckham and a bibliography of his work( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sordello : a marginally emended edition by Robert Browning( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism and its consequences : emergent culture in the nineteenth century, 1790-1912 by Morse Peckham( Book )

9 editions published between 1815 and 1986 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perceptions in literature by Philip James McFarland( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections in literature by Philip James McFarland( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Morse Peckham profesor estauxunidense (1914–1993)

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