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McCormick, John 1918-2010

Works: 56 works in 368 publications in 3 languages and 10,748 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Political fiction  Biography  History  Bibliography  Novels  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: PR5684, 823.8
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Most widely held works about John McCormick
Most widely held works by John McCormick
George Santayana's marginalia : a critical selection by George Santayana( )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Santayana's notes in the margins of other authors' works that sheds light on his thought, art, and life. In his essay "Imagination," George Santayana writes, "There are books in which the footnotes, or the comments scrawled by some reader's hand in the margins, may be more interesting than the text." Santayana himself was an inveterate maker of notes in the margins of his books, writing (although neatly, never scrawling) comments that illuminate, contest, or interestingly expand the author's thought. These volumes offer a selection of Santayana's marginalia, transcribed from books in his personal library. These notes give the reader an unusual perspective on Santayana's life and work. He is by turns critical (often), approving (seldom), literary slangy, frivolous, and even spiteful. The notes show his humor, his occasional outcry at a writer's folly, his concern for the niceties of English prose and the placing of Greek accent marks.These two volumes list alphabetically by author all the books extant that belonged to Santayana, reproducing a selection of his annotations intended to be of use to the reader or student of Santayana's thought, his art, and his life.Santayana, often living in solitude, spent a great deal of his time talking to, and talking back to, a wonderful miscellany of writers, from Spinoza to Kant to J. S. Mill to Bertrand Russell. These notes document those conversations
George Santayana : a biography by John McCormick( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Predominant in Santayana's life was his philosophical work. Hostile to the dominant empiricism of Anglo-American philosophy, he left the academy and remained detached from both the political and ideological movements of early decades of the twentieth century. McCormick relates his skepticism and materialism to a form of idealism deriving from his classical education in Plato and Aristotle, together with his readings in Descartes and Spinoza. He presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English, who lived a long life always consistent with his stoic epicureanism."--BOOK JACKET
Versions of censorship : an anthology by John McCormick( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American & European literary imagination, 1919-1932 by John McCormick( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The middle distance; a comparative history of American imaginative literature: 1919-1932 by John McCormick( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction as knowledge : the modern post-romantic novel by John McCormick( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critics of fiction have long been aware that the romantic movement in Europe and America gave a powerful impulse to the art of fiction. The exact nature of that impulse has resisted analysis like so much associated with romanticism. In Fiction as Knowledge John McCormick reaches for precision, proposing that much of the vitality of modern fiction derives from romantic conceptions of history which make available to fiction not merely historical subject matter, but new perceptions of reality, present and past, that pervade the work of many of the greatest writers of the post-romantic period."--BOOK JACKET. "Fiction as Knowledge supplies critical insight into the form of the novel as well as into the seven novelists under discussion."--BOOK JACKET
Catastrophe and imagination; an interpretation of the recent English and American novel by John McCormick( Book )

36 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literature, 1919-1932: a comparative history by John McCormick( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prime minister by Anthony Trollope( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much against his will, the Duke of Omnium consents to lead a coalition government, The Duchess quickly becomes a social figure of great power striving to consolidate his support. Together they find their way to the centre of society, and like Phineas Finn before them, they find it hollow
The complete aficionado by John McCormick( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bullfighting : art, technique & Spanish society by John McCormick( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An informed analysis and critique of the origins and myths of bullfighting and a survey of the novels it has inspired
A syllabus of comparative literature by Livingston College( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prime minister by Anthony Trollope( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can a morally scrupulous English gentleman make an effective Prime Minister? This is one of the enduringly fascinating problems posed in The Prime Minister (1876). And as Plantaganet Palliser, Duke of Omnium, overenthusiastically supported by Lady Glencora, presides over the Coalition government, Trollope reaches into the highest echelons of the English establishment, depicting political realities rather than ideology, portraying social, sexual and domestic politics as well as the public variety. The world of the novel is perplexed and dominated by the handsome impostor Ferdinand Lopez. Even the Duke and Duchess are not immune to his malign influence, as Lopez pursues Emily Wharton for her charm and her fortune, and plots to win membership of that most exclusive of English clubs, the Houses of Parliament
Sallies of the mind by Francis Fergusson( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallies of the Mind is a collection of Fergusson's essays drawn from a variety of virtually unattainable works. It incorporates Fergusson's representative criticism on such major authors as Dante, Shakespeare, James, and Eliot; on myths as well as action; on the modern stage; and on the modern novel
The conditions of labour and modern civilization by John McCormick( )

16 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another music : polemics and pleasures by John McCormick( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the essays in this book attest, in a time of specialization John McCormick chose diversification, a choice determined by a life spent in many occupations and many countries. After his five years in the U.S. Navy in the Second World War, the academy beckoned by way of the G.I. Bill, graduate training, and a career in teaching. Prosperity in the American university at the time meant setting up as a "Wordsworth man," a "Keats man," or a "Dr. Johnson man": all chilling to the author. He chose self-exile in which he disguised himself as an "Americanist" saleable in Europe, and lectured happily in comparative studies: literature, history, and philosophy. Thus the broad range of this volume, both in subject matter and in the span of time it covers. The essays are divided into three sections. First are general and personal essays on a variety of topics, followed by work on individual writers, and third, writings on criticism and theory. A section on Santayana reflects his eight years of research for Santayana's biography. The writings on Spain and toreo (bullfighting) result from another long-held interest, together with the author's attempt to alter some of the romantic nonsense about the running of the bulls in Pamplona, too often the entire substance of what the general public knows about Spain. McCormick has long been convinced that without knowledge of bullfighting, the foreigner cannot comprehend arcane and wonderful aspects of the Spanish character. The coda, "Another Music," is an old man's attempt to solve the mysterious algebra of how the world turns now, and how the young appear to the aged. While the volume is diverse in its range of writers--from Whitman in America to Santayana in Europe, taken as a collectivity, these essays provide a sense of the grandeur as well as the decadent in twentieth century politics and aesthetics alike. Written with the literary taste and political non-conformity that still characterizes McCormick, the volume is a treat for the specialist (perhaps) and for the generalist (certainly)."--Provided by publisher
Amerikanische Lyrik der letzten fünfzig Jahre by John McCormick( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolfe, Malraux, Hesse : a study in creative vitality by John McCormick( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Versions of censorship by Mairi MacInnes( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Censorship and all it implies in terms both of our historical understanding and of issues of enormous moment in contemporary life defies brief definition because it is an idea that always engages our prejudices, penetrates to the dim regions where our manners and mores take form, and shapes our attitude to the rule law, while at the same time the responses it evokes, whether pernicious or benevolent, depend upon the actualities of the historical moment. Censorship is fascinating because its theory demands some decision on its practice whenever there is an intellectual or political crisis; it is a measure of individual rationality and liberalism. History, which has accelerated so powerfully in recent decades, has diffused our attention, and we tend to overlook the most urgent of the threats to ourselves from ourselves. Censorship is one of the gauges of civilization, and it has always aroused men's most passionate and partisan feelings. The issues involved exploded into the modern world with John Milton's Areopagitica in 1644, and have become ever more pressing as our world has grown smaller and smaller. This anthology is therefore of urgent relevance to our own lives and times. Milton's thesis rests upon the issue of religious belief, and it introduces the book's first part, "Censorship and Belief." With "Censorship and Fact," the book moves to the conflict of the interests of science and freedom of speech with those of the state. In "Censorship and the Imagination," the issue turns on the question of what art is and how it functions in society. And, finally, comes "Self-Censorship," with Dostoievsky and Freud opening up that modern vista where neurosis and politics meet."--Provided by publisher
Catastrophe & imagination : English & American writings from 1870 to 1950 by John McCormick( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The prime minister The prime minister
American & European literary imagination, 1919-1932Fiction as knowledge : the modern post-romantic novelCatastrophe and imagination; an interpretation of the recent English and American novelThe prime ministerBullfighting : art, technique & Spanish societyThe prime ministerSallies of the mindAnother music : polemics and pleasures
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Джон МакКормик

English (248)

German (9)

Spanish (1)