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Mirsky, Mark

Overview
Works: 31 works in 121 publications in 5 languages and 5,798 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Diaries  Autobiographies  Dystopian fiction  Political fiction  Satirical literature  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3563.I72, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Mark Mirsky
 
Most widely held works by Mark Mirsky
The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941 by ʻAzriʼel Shoḥeṭ( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an examination of the social and economic conditions of the Eastern European Jewish community in Pinsk, Poland
The drama in Shakespeare's sonnets : "a satire to decay" by Mark Mirsky( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets: "A Satire to Decay" is a work of detective scholarship. Unable to believe that England's great dramatist would publish a sequence of sonnets without a plot, Mark Jay Mirsky-novelist, playwright, and professor of English, proposes a solution to a riddle that has frustrated scholars and poets alike. Arguing that the Sonnets are not just a "higgledy piggledy" collection of poems but were put in order by Shakespeare himself, and drawing on the insights of several of the Sonnets' foremost contemporary scholars, Mirsky examines the Sonnets poem by poem to ask what is the story of the whole. Mirsky takes Shakespeare at his own word in Sonnet 100, where the poet, tongue in cheek, advises his lover to regard"time's spoils"--In this case, "any wrinkle graven" in his cheek-as but "a satire to decay." The comfort is obviously double-edged, but it can also be read as a mirror of Shakespeare's "satire" on himself, as if to praise his own wrinkles, and reflects thepoet's intention in assembling the Sonnets to satirize the playwright's own "decay" as a man and a lover. In a parody of sonnet sequences written by his fellow poets Spenser and Daniel, Shakespeare's mordant wit conceals a bitter laugh at his ownromantic life. The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets demonstrates the playwright's wish to capture the drama of the sexual betrayal as he experienced it in a triangle of friendship and eroticism with a man and a woman. It is a plot, however, that theplaywright does not want to advertise too widely and conceals in the 1609 Quarto from all but a very few. Despite Shakespeare's moments of despair at his male friend's betrayal and the poet's cursing at the sexual promiscuity of the so-called Dark Lady, The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets sees the whole as a "satire" by Shakespeare and, particularly when read with the poem that accompanied it in the 1609 printing, "A Lover's Complaint," as a laughing meditation on the irrepressible joy of sexual life
Rabbinic fantasies : imaginative narratives from classical Hebrew literature by David Stern( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtually all the narratives appear here in English for the first time. Sometimes pious, sometimes playful, and sometimes almost scandalous, they are each accompanied by an introduction and notes. The selections are framed by essays by David Stern and Mark Jay Mirsky that examine the various moods and forms in which the rabbinic imagination found expression and explore the impact that this unique form of narrative has had on modern fiction
Diaries, 1899-1941 by Robert Musil( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Diaries of Robert Musil are a secret look into the life and mind of a writer whose fiction embodies one of the twentieth century's daring leaps of consciousness. In a series of notebooks kept through most of his literary career, Musil reflected, often through stunning epigrams, on his childhood, his erotic life, his methods of creative thought and his fellow writers. An indispensable guide to his fiction, essays and plays, the pages of the Diaries provide a skeleton key for his complex unfinished masterpiece, The Man Without Qualities
The secret table by Mark Mirsky( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The absent Shakespeare by Mark Mirsky( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on recent textual studies of King Lear and Hamlet, which compare Folio and Quarto differences, Mirsky sees them not just as an opportunity to view the playwright revising toward more skillful staging, greater complexity of plot, and ambiguity of character. The process of revision also exposes a personal Shakespeare. Differences between Folio and Quarto texts show the growing sophistication of Shakespeare's dramatic craft and reveal how the playwright changed as he matured. The book presents a dramatist maturing in time, grappling with incest, patricide, filicide, erotic love, and the inevitability of death. It finds this naked Shakespeare in Macbeth and The Tempest as well, expressed in the riddles of the plays. The author refers not only to the text of Shakespeare but also to the plays in performance - suggesting how the actor's reading and interpretation lay bare the intentions of the playwright on the stage
The Jews of Pinsk, 1506 to 1880 by Mordekhai Nadav( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first part of a major scholarly project about a small city in Eastern Europe where Jews were a majority of the population from the end of the eighteenth century. Pinsk boasted both traditional rabbinic scholars and famous Hasidic figures, and over time became an international trade emporium, a center of the Jewish Enlightenment, a cradle of Zionism and the Jewish Labor movement, and a place where Orthodoxy struggled with modernity.--[book jacket]
Dante, Eros & Kabbalah by Mark Mirsky( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and English, Old and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thou worm Jacob by Mark Mirsky( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Hill Avenue; a novel by Mark Mirsky( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Spanish and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the rabble by Mark Mirsky( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red Adam by Mark Mirsky( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston by Mark Mirsky( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbinic fantasy( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist in an alien culture : a Symposium of Latin American Writers, May 10, 1978, the City College of the City University of New York by Symposium of Latin American Writers( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaries, 1899-1942 by Robert Musil( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My search for the Messiah : studies and wanderings in Israel and America by Mark Mirsky( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three tales from Blue Hill avenue by Mark Mirsky( )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Maier - en av oss by Mark Mirsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Patterns of destruction by Mark Mirsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The drama in Shakespeare's sonnets : "a satire to decay"
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Rabbinic fantasies : imaginative narratives from classical Hebrew literatureDiaries, 1899-1941The Jews of Pinsk, 1506 to 1880Dante, Eros & KabbalahDiaries, 1899-1942
Alternative Names
Mark Jay Mirsky American writer

Mark Jay Mirsky Amerikaans romanschrijver

Mark Jay Mirsky escriptor estatunidenc

Mark Jay Mirsky escritor estadounidense

Mark Jay Mirsky novelista estauxunidense

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Mirsky, Mark J.

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Mirsky, Mark Jay 1939-

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