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Goodman, Paul 1911-1972

Works: 964 works in 2,204 publications in 4 languages and 38,904 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Religious poetry  Quotations  Fiction  Biography  Bibliography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Redactor, Speaker, Performer, Lyricist, Inscriber, Compiler
Classifications: PS3513.O527, 811.508
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American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Growing up absurd; problems of youth in the organized system by Paul Goodman( Book )

72 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Goodman's Growing Up Absurd was a runaway best seller when it was first published in 1960, and it became one of the defining texts of the New Left. Goodman was a writer and thinker who broke every mold and did it brilliantly -- he was a novelist, poet, and a social theorist, among a host of other things -- and the book{u2019}s surprise success established him as one of America's most unusual and trenchant critics, combining vast learning, an astute mind, utopian sympathies, and a wonderfully hands-on way with words. For Goodman, the unhappiness of young people was a concentrated form of the unhappiness of American society as a whole, run by corporations that provide employment (if and when they do) but not the kind of meaningful work that engages body and soul. Goodman saw the young as the first casualties of a humanly repressive social and economic system and, as such, the front line of potential resistance. Noam Chomsky has said, 'Paul Goodman's impact is all about us,' and certainly it can be felt in the powerful localism of today's renascent left. A classic of anarchist thought, Growing Up Absurd not only offers a penetrating indictment of the human costs of corporate capitalism but points the way forward. It is a tale of yesterday's youth that speaks directly to our common future."--Publisher's description
Compulsory mis-education and the community of scholars by Paul Goodman( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communitas : means of livelihood and ways of life by Percival Goodman( Book )

53 editions published between 1947 and 1990 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Goodman brothers see a "community plan" not as a layout of streets and houses, but as the external form of the activity going on. "It is more like a choreography of society in motion and in rest, an arrangement for society to live out its habits and ideals and do its work, directing itself or being directed." They examine in turn the three main types of plans which have emerged in the last hundred years, grouping them into three classes: the green belt, industrial plans, and integrated plans. The Goodmans turn then to their own, and they arrive at three completely different community formulas, with communities for efficient consumption, the elimination of the difference between production and consumption, and planned security with minimum regulation. The authors enjoy themselves working out the architectural implications of their double economy--the "production center" and minimal settlements of the subsistence economy. By the nature of their approach, they are forced to stray out of the field of town-planning into that of economics, with mixed results. However, all their suggestions release a speculative faculty in the reader's brain, and that may be the best approach to forward the building their idealized communities
The structure of literature by Paul Goodman( Book )

60 editions published between 1954 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gestalt therapy : excitement and growth in the human personality by Frederick S Perls( Book )

93 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking and language : defence of poetry by Paul Goodman( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, an attempt is made to describe how people actually speak and the language that is actually spoken. The subject of modern linguistics is presented in a new light. Good language is defined as a tension between the code and what needs to be said and a tension between the expressivity of the speaker and the comprehension of the hearer. Thus, language is not a means of communication between speaker and hearer; it is their communication. The book draws heavily on the author's years as a psychotherapist, distinguishing examples of vital speech and neurotic speech, and developing Kurt Goldstein's theory of aphasia. Good speech is both deeply conservative and continually agitational. The book returns to the tradition of philology by often using literature, and the analysis of styles, to reveal the nature of language. (Editor/CK)
Utopian essays and practical proposals by Paul Goodman( Book )

20 editions published between 1951 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodman confronts the characteristic dilemma of Americans today: it is only by operating within the accepted society that anything can be done; but our society discourages initiative and inhibits fundamental change. The final stage in this process is fascism. In this collections of essays, Goodman consider this dilemma, insisting on seeing the extension of human possibilities in the immediate future
New reformation; notes of a neolithic conservative by Paul Goodman( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodman argues that technology, no less than law or medicine, is fundamentally an ethical discipline, meant to protect and enhance man and nature, but that our modern technological priesthood ignores this responsibility at terrible cost
Like a conquered province; the moral ambiguity of America by Paul Goodman( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compulsory mis-education by Paul Goodman( Book )

50 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing the line : the political essays of Paul Goodman by Paul Goodman( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Paul Goodman( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeds of liberation by Paul Goodman( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles on social issues, including civil rights, international peace, non-violence, eradication of poverty, etc., culled from "Liberation" magazine over the past decade
The empire city by Paul Goodman( Book )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafka's prayer by Paul Goodman( Book )

18 editions published between 1947 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little prayers & finite experience by Paul Goodman( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom and order in the university by Paul Goodman( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Material...originally delivered in November 1965 in a symposium on freedom and order in the university, sponsored by the WRU-Case Program of Philosophical Studies."
The Paul Goodman reader by Paul Goodman( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one man think-tank for the New Left, Paul Goodman is both a prolific writer and famed social critic. This compendious volume features excerpts not only from his bestselling titles such as Growing Up Absurd (Vintage, 1973), but also from his landmark books on education, psychotherapy, language, poetics and anarchism. Also featured are samples from his comic novels, poems and short stories creating a must-have reader of this acclaimed writer's dynamic, engaging and challenging work which continues to resonate
Little prayers : for soprano and baritone solos, mixed chorus, and orchestra by Ned Rorem( )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American poetry : the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Goodman, Paul 1911-

Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman Amerikaans schrijver (1911-1972)

Paul Goodman amerikansk poet och författare

Paul Goodman amerikansk poet og skribent

Paul Goodman écrivain américain

Paul Goodman US-amerikanischer Autor

Paul Goodman usona autoro

Гудмен, Пол 1911-1972

Гудмэн, П 1911-1972

Гудмэн, П. (Пол), 1911-1972

Пол Гудман

پل گودمن نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

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グッドマン, P.

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English (602)

Spanish (20)

German (9)

French (7)

Growing up absurd; problems of youth in the organized systemCommunitas : means of livelihood and ways of lifeGestalt therapy : excitement and growth in the human personalityNew reformation; notes of a neolithic conservativeThe empire cityThe Paul Goodman readerCrazy hope and finite experience : final essays of Paul Goodman