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Simms, Norman Toby

Overview
Works: 81 works in 250 publications in 2 languages and 7,022 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Biography  Folk literature  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
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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 )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 257 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 )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 231 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 )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 193 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 155 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 )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marranos on the Moradas : secret Jews and Penitentes in the southwestern United States, from 1590 to 1890 by Norman Toby Simms( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 62 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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral and traditional literatures( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What price glory - in translation?( Book )

3 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 )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith Wright : an appreciation( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 44 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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The humming tree : a study in the history of mentalities
Alternative Names
Simms, N.

Simms, N. 1940-

Simms, N. (Norman)

Simms, Norman

Simms Norman 1940-....

Simms, Norman Toby

Simms, Norman Toby 1940-

Languages
English (85)

French (1)

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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