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Kennedy, William Sloane 1850-1929

Overview
Works: 104 works in 325 publications in 1 language and 4,239 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Diaries  Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Concordances  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PS3281, 811.3
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Henry W. Longfellow biography, anecdote, letters, criticism by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

31 editions published between 1882 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Greenleaf Whittier; his life, genius, and writings by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

31 editions published between 1882 and 2007 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of Walt Whitman with extracts from his letters and remarks on his writings by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

19 editions published between 1896 and 1974 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Wendell Holmes poet, litterateur, scientist by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

24 editions published between 1833 and 1977 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Whitman's diary in Canada with extracts from other of his diaries and literary note-books by Walt Whitman( Book )

9 editions published between 1904 and 1977 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John G. Whittier, the poet of freedom by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1892 and 2008 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fight of a book for the world : a companion volume to Leaves of grass by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

17 editions published between 1926 and 1978 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real John Burroughs; personal recollection and friendly estimate by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clews to Emerson's mystic verse by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

14 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a pamphlet published in 1903 by a student of Ralph Waldo Emerson's poetry. It serves as a commentary to promote a better understanding of Emerson's verses
November boughs by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1888 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Including essays, reviews and some poetical works, Whitman's November Boughs was first published in 1888. Most famously, the work contains a fervent essay about the Shakespeare authorship question, of which Whitman was a great believer. Writing about Shakespeare's histories in particular, the poet argues that someone other than Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon penned the works
Emerson as a poet by Joel Benton( Book )

14 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After death--what? : spiritistic phenomena and their interpretation by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

15 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When, at the close of a career--richer in fierce logomachy and struggle than in victory--in which I have figured as a champion of the new trend of human thought in psychiatry and criminal anthropology, I began investigations into the phenomena of spiritism and afterwards determined to publish a book on the subject, my nearest friends rose against me on every side, crying, "You will ruin an honorable reputation,--a career in which, after so many contests, you had finally reached the goal; and all for a theory which the whole world not only repudiates, but, worse still, thinks to be ridiculous." But all this talk did not make me hesitate for a single moment. I thought it my predestined end and way and my duty to crown a life passed in the struggle for great ideas by entering the lists for this desperate cause, the most hotly contested and perhaps most persistently mocked at idea of the times. It seemed to me a duty that, up to the very last of the few days now remaining to me, I should unflinchingly stand my ground in the very thick of the fight, where rise the most menacing obstructions and where throng the most infuriated foes. And one cannot in conscience blame these opponents, because spiritistic phenomena, as commonly conceived, seem designed to break down that grand idea of monism which is one of the most precious fruits of our culture, retrieved by so sore a conflict from the clutches of superstition and prejudice; and because, furthermore, when contrasted with the precision of experimental phenomena--always accurately tallying with each other in time and space--spiritistic observations and experiments, so frequently varying with different mediums, according to the time of day and according to the mental state of the participants in the s{caron}ance, notwithstanding their frequent repetition and reinforcement by accurate mechanical instruments, and however carefully sifted out by the most severely scientific experimenters (one need only name such men as Crookes, Richet, Lodge, James, Hyslop), are always wrapped in a dim atmosphere of uncertainty and show a tinge of mediaeval science. But note this well, that, however doubtful each separate case may appear, in the ensemble they form such a compact web of proof as wholly to baffle the scalpel of doubt. In psychical matters we are very far from having attained scientific certainty. But the spiritistic hypothesis seems to me like a continent incompletely submerged by the ocean, in which are visible in the distance broad islands raised above the general level, and which only in the vision of the scientist are seen to coalesce in one immense and compact body of land, while the shallow mob laughs at the seemingly audacious hypothesis of the geographer"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Wonders and curiosities of the railway; or, Stories of the locomotive in every land by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 1884 and 1889 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and life : a Ruskin anthology by John Ruskin( Book )

13 editions published between 1886 and 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves of grass : with Sands at seventy, and A backward glance o'er travel'd roads by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1889 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet as a craftsman by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1886 and 1978 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Portia's gardens by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italy in chains; a nation under the microscope by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autolycus pack, or, What you will by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonders and curiosities of the railway; or, Stories of the locomotive in every land; with an appendix, bringing the volume down to date by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kennedy, W. S.

Kennedy, W. S. 1850-1929

Kennedy, W. S. (William Sloane), 1850-1929

Kennedy, W. Sloane

Kennedy, W. Sloane 1850-1929

Kennedy, W. Sloane (William Sloane), 1850-1929

Kennedy, William Sloane

Languages
English (244)

Covers
Clews to Emerson's mystic verseAfter death--what? : spiritistic phenomena and their interpretationArt and life : a Ruskin anthology