WorldCat Identities

Widmer, Kingsley 1925-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 137 publications in 2 languages and 9,567 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3525.I5454, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kingsley Widmer
Henry Miller by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life and works of Henry Miller, author of Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. Includes a chronology
The literary rebel by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathanael West by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Nathanael West
The art of perversity : D.H. Lawrence's shorter fictions by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

11 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ways of nihilism; a study of Herman Melville's short novels by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Goodman by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary censorship : principles, cases, problems by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defiant desire : some dialectical legacies of D.H. Lawrence by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kingsley Widmer, one of the more insightful and provocative learned critics, has had a considerable influence on D.H. Lawrence studies. Here he elaborates his crucial argument that the erotic conversion experience and its dialectic of social negation centrally define Lawrence and create his major legacies. In dialectically considering all of Lawrence's novels and many of his essays and stories, Widmer carries the issues beyond the texts to Lawrence's literary and ideological inheritors, including Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and a variety of others. In addition, he imbeds Lawrence's fictions and roles in the "dark prophecy" of affirmatively countering the Nietzschean tradition and, in a striking chapter on Lady Chatterley's Lover, explores the use of obscenity, sexual ideology, and anticlass utopianism. Finally, Widmer boldly ranges over Lawrence's blasphemous relation to censorship, to feminist/masculinist disputes, and to deconstructionist and certain sexual ideologies. This is Lawrence as a major dissident culture hero with a still pertinent, drastic revisionism of human responses in a nihilistic world. It is a large and controversial critical view
Freedom and culture: literary censorship in the 70's by Eleanor Widmer( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counterings : utopian dialectics in contemporary contexts by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edges of extremity : some problems of literary modernism by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of culture : essays on sensibility in contemporary society by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One flew over the cuckoo's nest (Ken Kesey) by Kingsley Widmer( Recording )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day of the locust (Nathanael West) by Kingsley Widmer( Recording )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light in August (William Faulkner) by Kingsley Widmer( Recording )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perverse art of D.H. Lawrence by Kingsley Widmer( )

3 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censorship and the teacher : the experience of freedom by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On refusing : a personal preface by Kingsley Widmer to a handbook on selective troublemaking by Kingsley Widmer( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Miller by Kingsley Widmer( )

1 edition published in 1974 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some edges of modernism : chronical, sociological, Dostoyevskian by Kingsley Widmer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
ウィッドマー, キングスリー

Languages
English (106)

Spanish (5)