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Simon, John Ivan

Overview
Works: 71 works in 223 publications in 4 languages and 10,134 library holdings
Genres: Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  History  Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Interviews  Anecdotes  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Interviewee, Interviewer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1995, 791.4375
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Paradigms lost, reflections on literacy and its decline by John Ivan Simon( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dumbing down : essays on the strip mining of American culture( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American scene, once so full of richness, promise, vitality, and achievement, now strikes many critics as a dispiriting carnival of follies, a spectacle of decline. In every area of our lives - including, but not limited to, education, politics, journalism, literature, ethics, film, religion, popular culture, jurisprudence, psychiatry, and even cuisine - one can observe an ominous slippage, a shift towards the bizarre, the third-rate, the purely opportunistic. How did such a vibrant legacy of knowledge, tradition, and competence come to be so rapidly squandered in so short a time? And can this pan-cultural "dumbing down" be halted or reversed?" "This volume collects twenty-three essays - most of them written for this book - that confront such developments with vigor, wit, learning, common sense, and urgency. Contributors include such superb critics and commentators as Philip Lopate, Cynthia Ozick, Michael Vincent Miller, Joseph Epstein, Sven Birkerts, George F. Kennan, Brad Leithauser, and John Simon. Various in their styles, concerns, and political allegiances, they are united in their dismay about a culture in the throes of dismantling itself. The essays in Dumbing Down, whether well-modulated or cries from the heart, are a call to action and renewal."--Jacket
Movies into film; film criticism, 1967-1970 by John Ivan Simon( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and reviews by film critic John Simon, originally published in "The New Leader" magazine, are collected here. They cover the period from 1967 to 1970, a period that some contend has brought about major changes in the art of filmmaking and in the subject matter on which that art focuses. (Jk/jy)
Ingmar Bergman directs by John Ivan Simon( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reverse angle : a decade of American films by John Ivan Simon( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singularities : essays on the theater, 1964-1973 by John Ivan Simon( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uneasy stages : a chronicle of the New York theater, 1963-1973 by John Ivan Simon( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private screenings by John Ivan Simon( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreamers of dreams : essays on poets and poetry by John Ivan Simon( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his criticism over the years, Mr. Simon has consistently paid attention to the books of poets, and has written occasional verse and translated foreign poetry. In Dreamers of Dreams, readers will find essays on the great pathfinders and innovators: Rimbaud, Mallarme, Rilke, Verlaine, Eliot, Anna Akhmatova, Paul Celan, and, yes, Oscar Wilde. But there is also rich criticism of poets nearer to us: James Merrill, Robert Graves, Joseph Brodsky, John Ashbery, and Philip Larkin - not always in admiration. The book also includes Mr. Simon's thoughts on the best English poem about physical love, on the translation of poetry, and on some forgotten minor poets whose only sin was accessiblity and who cry out for rediscovery."--Jacket
Something to declare : twelve years of films from abroad by John Ivan Simon( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acid test by John Ivan Simon( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gycklarnas afton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner and his performer girlfriend suddenly changes, when they pull into the town where the owner's wife and children live, whom he hasn't seen in three years
The sheep from the goats : selected literary essays of John Simon by John Ivan Simon( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Simon on theater : criticism, 1974-2003 by John Ivan Simon( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together the critical highlights of the well-known New York cultural critic John Simon. Covering a span of more than three decades, it includes previously published work from New York, the Hudson Review, National Review, Opera News, the New Leader, and other notable publications. The theatre volume contains selected reviews that are as eloquent as they are famously provocative--reviews that can enrage but always entertain. Simon covers a wide range of New York productions, from the East Village to Broadway, examining all with the same rigor and high expectations.--From publisher description
Fourteen for now : a collection of contemporary stories by John Ivan Simon( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Simon on film : criticism, 1982-2001 by John Ivan Simon( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Simon on music : criticism, 1979-2005 by John Ivan Simon( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This provacative book is part of a major publishing event that brings together the critical writing of the well-known New York cultural critic John Simon. covering a span of more than three decades, it includes previously published work from New York, the Hudson Review, National Review, Opera News, the New Leader, and other notable publications."--Jacket
The prose poem as a genre in nineteenth-century European literature by John Ivan Simon( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film 67/68 : an anthology by the National Society of Film Critics by Richard Schickel( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lina Wertmüller collection : the extras( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wertmüller is interviewed by Italian filmmaker and critic Carlo Lizzani regarding her childhood, journey into filmmaking, and artistic choices. They discuss her influences, past experiences with various productions and her current and future plans. Also featured are trailers for four of Wertmullers' films : "Summer Night", "The Nymph", "Swept Away", and "Ferdinando and Carolina."
 
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Dumbing down : essays on the strip mining of American culture
Alternative Names
John Simon Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Simon, John.

Simon John 1925-....

Simon, John Ivan 1925-

Джон Саймон

جان سیمون

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Dreamers of dreams : essays on poets and poetryJohn Simon on theater : criticism, 1974-2003John Simon on film : criticism, 1982-2001John Simon on music : criticism, 1979-2005