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Davenport, Guy

Overview
Works: 297 works in 647 publications in 3 languages and 15,520 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Short stories  History  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Signer, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Contributor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PS3554.A86, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Guy Davenport
Da Vinci's bicycle : ten stories by Guy Davenport( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stories are based on historical figures whose endeavors were too early, too late, or went against the grain of their time. They are all people who see the world differently from their contemporaries and therefore seem absurd."--Page 4 of cover
Art of the forties by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om 40'ernes malerkunst, skulpturer og kunsthåndværk
Every force evolves a form : twenty essays by Guy Davenport( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Davenport demonstrates his unparalleled critical vision as he interprets art, literature, and culture In this collection of 20 essays, Guy Davenport applies his insightful gaze and critical wisdom to topics including modern art and the effects of the automobile on contemporary society. His work ranges from "What Are Those Monkeys Doing'" in which he links the paintings of Rousseau to the writings of Rimbaud and Flaubert, to "Imaginary Americas," a survey of the different roles America has filled in the imagination of Europeans. Davenport, 1 of the foremost American critics and intellectuals of the 20th century, brings his piercing intellect, encyclopedic references, and careful eye for detail to each piece in Every Force Evolves a Form. Whether writing on the philosophy behind modernism or a study of table manners, the paintings of Henri Rousseau or the design of Shaker handicrafts, Davenport always devotes his full attention and multi-angled analysis to the subject at hand. To read this thought-provoking collection is to see the inner-workings of Davenport's brilliant mind, with its varied fascinations and unparalleled insights
Eclogues : eight stories by Guy Davenport( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique collection of stories alive with intellectual and imaginative energy Inspired by sources as diverse as Virgil, Dumas, and the daily newspaper, the 8 stories in Guy Davenport's Eclogues reflect the wide-ranging passions and curiosities of one of America's most original and agile writers. Taking the form of diary entries and pastoral poetry, and with allusions to Italo Calvino and the Greek gods, these stories are prime examples of Davenport's ingenuity and mastery of technique. Eclogues includes philosophical explorations and portrayals of deeply human emotions with stories such as "The Trees of Lystra," Davenport's meditation on the intersection of early Christian doctrine and Greek myth, and "On Some Lines of Virgil," in which a group of teenagers experiments with sexuality during a lazy summer in Bordeaux. The author's playfulness and defiance of expectations make for a fascinating and surprising read
Poems and fragments by Sappho( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina; the fragments of Archilochos by Archilochus( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Miriam Weissman. "Here is an eye as sharp as a modern poet's for exact detail and vivid evocation. Here is a verve and courage in the art of living that transcends race and time and the pecularities of cultures. In these fragments we see the Greek at war, on street corners, in petty quarrels, in perfectly human, and all too human, affairs of the heart ..."--University of California Press
Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman : three lyric poets of the late Greek Bronze Age by Archiloque( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tatlin! Six stories by Guy Davenport( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrected typescript and three sets of corrected proofs for the book. The second set of proofs is stamped "Master set 1st pass" and the third "Master set 2nd pass"
The intelligence of Louis Agassiz; a specimen book of scientific writings by Louis Agassiz( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Burchfield's seasons by Guy Davenport( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Burchfeild, one of the finest American watercolorists of the 20th century- and perhaps our greatest visionary - used watercolors with weight, power and flexibility to achieve a variety of effects unprecedented in scale and technique for the medium. Working out of the 19th-century Romantic tradition in which nature's primordial energy is revealed throught the drama of human emotions, Burchfield makes the commonplace extraordinary, the everyday miraculous
7 Greeks( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jules Verne steam balloon : nine stories by Guy Davenport( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Davenport's cerebral and innovative stories intricately assemble centuries' worth of images and ideas Guy Davenport's stories seamlessly illuminate his vast knowledge of theology, philosophy, botany, and art, in his singular style of finding harmony in the juxtaposition of different themes. Whether critiquing the politics of socialist realist art in "We Often Think of Lenin at the Clothespin Factory," revisiting biblical tales in "Jonah," or depicting an ancient Greek philosopher in "The Meadow," Davenport demonstrates his talent for blending high-minded ideas with literary wit. Davenport's writing is at its most confident when the author weaves between time periods and ideas, such as when he revisits Descartes through the eyes of an ancient Greek skeptic in "Pyrrhon of Elis," wherein a doubting philosopher declares, "I may not be, I think"; or in "The Bicycle Rider," in which a doctoral student studying imagery of demons in the Gospels is visited by angelic spirits and attempts to save the life of a nihilistic prostitute. In these stories and the others collected in The Jules Verne Steam Balloon, Davenport's signature approach to culture and humanity is on bold display
The drawings of Paul Cadmus by Paul Cadmus( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A table of green fields : ten stories by Guy Davenport( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Objects on a table : harmonious disarray in art and literature by Guy Davenport( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four essays on still life, dip into the full history of this art form, touching on neolithic cave paintings, the Dutch masters, Cezanne, Van Gogh, even photography and the collage
Americans in Paris : (1921-1931) : Man Ray, Gerald Murphy, Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder by Elizabeth Hutton Turner( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1920s, when cultural exchange across the Atlantic suddenly became heady and reciprocal, Americans traveling to Paris found their americanisme embraced. The French avant-garde, fueled by tempos and freedoms, loved jazz and the visual elegance of Machine Age aesthetics. The American fascination with technology, which electrified their work, gave new charge to European art. Paris welcomed Gerald Murphy, whose billboard-sized cubist icon dominated the 1924 Salon des Independants and launched a brief but briliant career; Stuart Davis, who explored the continuity between cubist painting, lithography, and jazz at the atelier Desjobert; Man Ray, who abandoned oils to begin "painting with light" in his movies and rayographs; and Alexander Calder whose wire circuses and portraits inspired critics to acknowledge art's inherent playfulness. Americans in Paris documents the work and influence of these four notables of the avant-garde, who startle and delight us even today
Apples and pears and other stories by Guy Davenport( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Davenport links the essential ideas of our cultural landscape in stories that nod to the philosophers, artists, and writers who came before him Reality, fiction, history, and art all converge in this collection as Guy Davenport explores complex ideas within narratives that are full of emotional depth. Fearless and inventive in style, these stories take many forms, such as the imagined World War I journals of sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska in "The Bowmen of Shu" and the parallel tales of poets Matsuo Basho and Ezra Pound hiking the same mountain trail centuries apart in "Fifty-Seven Views of Fujiyama." In the title story, which also features illustrations by the author, a group of philosophers tries to establish a utopia in Amsterdam, harkening back to a prelapsarian world of uncomplicated sexuality and nature untarnished by human influence. The idea that the past perpetually influences the present is at the heart of Apples and Pears as Davenport relocates his references from all eras to contemporary times-and as he uses measured, poetic language to uncover the cyclical nature of culture
Thasos and Ohio : poems and translations, 1950-1980 by Guy Davenport( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Picasso : new & selected writing by Guy Davenport( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and stories showcasing one of America's most insightful thinkers at his best Featuring both short stories and critical pieces, The Death of Picasso exhibits the versatility and innovative thinking that drives all of Guy Davenport's work. As a critic, he takes on topics such as Ruskin's life and influences and Benson Bobrick's history of English versions of the Bible, through which Davenport explores how translation has affected the text's interpretation for centuries. Both his fiction and essays contribute to the eternal conversation on how the arts reflect, inform, and influence the human experience. In his short stories, Davenport vividly evokes entire worlds-such as that of a regatta on the Thames or an air show in Northern Italy-with an eye for telling details that typically go unnoticed. Fact and fiction combine and shift forms throughout the collection, for instance, in "The Concord Sonata" when the author manipulates time and space to put thinkers like Thoreau, Wittgenstein, and W. E. B. Du Bois in conversation. Davenport's uninhibited imagination and singular gaze reveal both the commonplace and the sublime in a new light
Cities on hills : a study of I-XXX of Ezra Pound's cantos by Guy Davenport( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Davenport, Guy 1927-

Davenport, Guy Mattison

Davenport, Guy Mattison Jr

Dėvenport, G. 1927-2005

Guy Davenport

Guy Davenport Amerikaans taalkundige (1927-2005)

Guy Davenport US-amerikanischer Dichter, Essayist und Hochschullehrer

Давенпорт, Гай

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Languages
English (196)

French (5)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Eclogues : eight storiesThe intelligence of Louis Agassiz; a specimen book of scientific writingsCharles Burchfield's seasons7 GreeksA table of green fields : ten storiesObjects on a table : harmonious disarray in art and literatureThasos and Ohio : poems and translations, 1950-1980The death of Picasso : new & selected writing