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Simpson, David 1951-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 212 publications in 1 language and 7,040 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BH221.G3, 821.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Simpson
The politics of American English, 1776-1850 by David Simpson( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Language, its nature, and its uses have always been controversial topics. This engaging study brings into focus those highly charged years in America Between 1776 and 1850 when questions of language mirrored the social and political arguments of the time and generated even more arguments on both sides of the Atlantic over what American English was, what it might become, and what it ought to be. With a strong narrative line, The Politics of American English shows that by the middle of the 19th century, America had a version of English recognizably its own. To explain how this happened and why, Simpson alternates between theoretical questions of language and the way these questions make themselves felt in literature. His premise, that language is an important organizing principle in the life of human beings, one that is experienced individually as well a collectively, is brilliantly set forth
German aesthetic and literary criticism by David Simpson( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. Winckelmann, Lessing, Hamann, Herder, Schiller, Goethe <br>v. 2. Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Schopenhauer, Hegel<br>v. 3. The romantic ironists and Goethe
Fetishism and imagination : Dickens, Melville, Conrad by David Simpson( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irony and authority in romantic poetry by David Simpson( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth's historical imagination : the poetry of displacement by David Simpson( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionally, Wordsworth's greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges this established view of Wordsworth, arguing that it fails to recognize and explain the importance of the context of the public sphere and the social environment to the authentic experience of the imagination
Romanticism, nationalism, and the revolt against theory by David Simpson( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth and the figurings of the real by David Simpson( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most powerful feature of the Romantic imagination is its ability to dissolve existing form and order and create it anew. The Romantic investigation of the functions of the imagination also leads to important insights concerning its problems and dangers. Because it separates the person experiencing it from others around him, the imagination introduces ways of seeing which cannot be assumed to be simply communicable or easily shared, and which have as their objects different forms or 'things'. These forms, or figures, risk becoming for their originators both vehicles of power, in so far as they do convince others of their reality, and limiting constructs of prefigured order, inhibiting their users from the perception of new relations and alternative meanings. When the figured becomes the real, there thus arise difficulties in both individual and social perceptions. Arguing from the stance that all perception takes place by a creative (and hence potentially divisive) assembly of images or qualities into things, David Simpson shows that the analysis of figurative representation in Wordsworth's writing is of central importance to his idea of the human mind, and the way in which it is affected or allowed to function by its environment, both human and physical. In this way Wordsworth's ideas about the function of literature in society are seen to be more fully worked out than readers have often assumed them to be. Simpson pays particular attention to the ethical consequences of different ways of figuring the real, offering an explanation of Wordsworth's distinction between life in the town and life among the mountains and lakes of north-west England. In relating Wordsworth's poetry to important contemporary debates in political economy such as those concerning the division of labour and the evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of commerce and luxury, he suggests that Wordsworth is a notable precursor of that nineteenth-century tradition which sees the mind as open to critical determination by social and environmental factors
9/11 : the culture of commemoration by David Simpson( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The academic postmodern and the rule of literature : a report on half-knowledge by David Simpson( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth, commodification and social concern : the poetics of modernity by David Simpson( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new reading of Wordsworth's poetry, by leading critic David Simpson, centers on its almost obsessive representation of spectral forms and images of death in life. Wordsworth is reacting, Simpson argues, to the massive changes in the condition of England and the modern world at the turn of the century: mass warfare; the increased scope of machine-driven labor and urbanization; and the expanding power of the commodity form in rendering economic and social exchange more and more abstract, more and more distant from human agency and control. Reading Wordsworth alongside Marx and Derrida, Simpson examines the genesis of an attitude of concern which exemplifies the predicament of modern subjectivity as it faces suffering and distress."--Jacket
Romanticism and the question of the stranger by David Simpson( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our post-9/11 world, the figure of the stranger - the foreigner, the enemy, the unknown visitor - carries a particular urgency, and the force of language used to describe those who are 'different' has become particularly strong. But arguments about the stranger are not unique to our time. David Simpson locates the figure of the stranger and the rhetoric of strangeness in romanticism and places them in a tradition that extends from antiquity to today
The Origins of modern critical thought : German aesthetic and literary criticism from Lessing to Hegel by David Simpson( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situatedness, or, Why we keep saying where we're coming from by David Simpson( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished critic explores the term "situatedness"--The self's position in time and place in the world and its treatment seen in legal theory, social science, literature, and philosophy
Subject to history : ideology, class, gender( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land, nation and culture, 1740-1840 : thinking the republic of taste( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last couple of decades, critics and historians of the late eighteenth century have developed a multidisciplinary approach to the history of culture. This dialogue between literary critics and theorists, art historians and social historians, is remapping the relations between culture and society, politics and aesthetics, law and representation. These essays by internationally known scholars return 'taste' to a central position in the discussion of nation, culture and aesthetics in the period."--BOOK JACKET
Land, nation and culture, 1740-1810 : thinking the republic of taste( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last Vikings by Crawford Kilian( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German aesthetic and literary criticism by H. B Nisbet( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aal aboot the Angel of the North by David Simpson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Farnsworth house is architect Mies van der Rohe's archetype for a glass enclosed house. It is situated on Fox River, 50 miles west of Chicago
 
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Alternative Names
Simpson, David Edward.

Simpson, David Edward 1951-

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Romanticism, nationalism, and the revolt against theory9/11 : the culture of commemorationThe academic postmodern and the rule of literature : a report on half-knowledgeWordsworth, commodification and social concern : the poetics of modernityThe Origins of modern critical thought : German aesthetic and literary criticism from Lessing to HegelSituatedness, or, Why we keep saying where we're coming fromLand, nation and culture, 1740-1840 : thinking the republic of tasteLand, nation and culture, 1740-1810 : thinking the republic of tasteGerman aesthetic and literary criticism