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Simms, Norman Toby

Overview
Works: 73 works in 201 publications in 3 languages and 4,946 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bio-bibliography  Encyclopedias  Bibliography  Biography  Records and correspondence  Trials, litigation, etc  Diaries  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: P302, 401.41
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Most widely held works about Norman Toby Simms
 
Most widely held works by Norman Toby Simms
The humming tree : a study in the history of mentalities by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of mentalities is at once a history of imaginable and unimaginable things in the world, of the speakable and unspeakable in culture, and of the conceivable and inconceivable in human experience. Beginning with an exploration of how we can understand a nonliterate Yaqui Indian myth called "The Humming Tree," Norman Simms scrutinizes a variety of documents and events to test and demonstrate the theory and methodology of a history of mentalities. He discusses American Indian myths, English novels, and Hebrew prayers and examines topics such as how storytellers perform their craft, what happened in Jonestown, Guyana, and who took part in the conquest of America." "At the same time, Simms provides a critical appreciation of incisive thinkers including Lucien Goldmann, Norbert Elias, Meir Sternberg, and Vladimir Propp, finding their writings more concrete and historically dynamic than those of the deconstructionists and poststructuralists." "By combining the interpretive techniques of literary and cultural criticism with the more analytic methods of the social sciences, Simms attempts to come to grips with all aspects of the meaningful in human society, which he terms the "text," especially what is meaningful but not recognizable as such. His primary goal is to identify the meaningful material the text cannot recognize: what it cannot imagine, articulate, or grasp in thought. Simms identifies this "black hole" of consciousness, the "nontext," as what causes a mentality to change its fundamental character, rather than to grow or develop."--Jacket
Silence and invisibility : a study of the literatures of the Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Points of contact : a study of the interplay and intersection of traditional and non-traditional literatures, cultures, and mentalities by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My cow comes to haunt me by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers from the South Pacific : a bio-bibliographic critical encyclopedia by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masks in the mirror : Marranism in Jewish experience by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Gawain and the Knight of the Green Chapel by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual and rhetoric: intellectual and ceremonial backgrounds to Middle English literature; a critical survey of relevant scholarship by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Dreyfus : man, milieu, mentality and midrash by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When people say the Dreyfus Affair split a nation or inaugurated a new era, they exaggerate and use figurative language. The Affair grew out of attitudes and opinions that were already in the process of changing by the final decade of the nineteenth century and these attitudes and opinions were part of peoples minds, ordinary everyday ways of seeing the world, and were reflected too in the more refined perceptions and feelings of the arts, the sciences, and the philosophies of the period. In this book, Simms will try to engage with many of these changes in the social and intellectual milieu, as they push and pull, influence and reshape each other; and this book finds that midrash is at once a stratagem used by Jews, consciously or not, to survive in a non-Jewish and often anti-Jewish world, as well as an analytical tool we can use to discuss the Dreyfus Affair and the people involved in it
Marranos on the Moradas : secret Jews and Penitentes in the southwestern United States, from 1590 to 1890 by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the context of his times : Alfred Dreyfus as lover, intellectual, poet, and Jew by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the very moment Alfred Dreyfus was placed under arrest for treason and espionage, his entire world was turned upside down, and for the next five years he lived in what he called a phantasmagoria. To keep himself sane, Dreyfus wrote letters to and received letters from his wife and exercised his intellect through reading the few books and magazines his censors allowed him. In this volume, Norman Simms explores how Dreyfus kept himself from exploding into madness by reading his essays carefully, placing them in the context of his century"--
A new Midrashic reading of Geoffrey Chaucer : his life and works by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crypto-judaism, madness, and the female Quixote : Charlotte Lennox as Marrana in mid-eighteenth century England by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral and traditional literatures( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What price glory - in translation?( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled souls : conversos, crypto-Jews, and other confused Jewish intellectuals from the fourteenth through the eighteenth century( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith Wright : an appreciation( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William of Palerne: a new edition by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and English, Middle and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intersecting worlds : a new collection of poems by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred and Lucie Dreyfus in the phantasmagoria by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Dreyfus saw himself caught in a phantasmagoria, a great complex enigma that needed to be solved, but all the clues seemed to be an hallucination, a will-o'-th'-wisp or what George Sand called orblutes. This book examines how Dreyfus and his wife found a powerful new kind of love through Jewish themes at the same time as they were forced to conceal their true identities. To see how Jewish Dreyfus was, the book explores his background in Alsatian culture, in the cosmopolitan Judaism of P
 
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The humming tree : a study in the history of mentalities
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Points of contact : a study of the interplay and intersection of traditional and non-traditional literatures, cultures, and mentalitiesMy cow comes to haunt meMasks in the mirror : Marranism in Jewish experienceSir Gawain and the Knight of the Green ChapelMarranos on the Moradas : secret Jews and Penitentes in the southwestern United States, from 1590 to 1890A new Midrashic reading of Geoffrey Chaucer : his life and worksCrypto-judaism, madness, and the female Quixote : Charlotte Lennox as Marrana in mid-eighteenth century England