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Conrad, Peter 1948-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 457 publications in 4 languages and 13,127 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Stories, plots, etc  Pictorial works  Fiction  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Secretary, Other, Adapter, pre
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A song of love and death : the meaning of opera by Peter Conrad( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern times, modern places by Peter Conrad( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This twentieth century retrospective studies modernism, literature, the visual arts, music, the performing arts, science, and psychoanalysis., and "sees the modern era as a whole."--Jacket
Imagining America by Peter Conrad( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic opera and literary form by Peter Conrad( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television, the medium and its manners by Peter Conrad( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Contents -- 1 Furniture -- 2 Technology -- 3 Medium -- 4 Talk -- 5 Soap -- 6 Games -- 7 Ads -- 8 News -- 9 Drama -- 10 Box
Cassell's history of English literature by Peter Conrad( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Peter Conrad's fresh and original account of 1200 years of English literature, updated to embrace the literature of the close of the second millennium and the beginning of the third
Creation : artists, gods and origins by Peter Conrad( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shandyism : the character of romantic irony by Peter Conrad( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the city : views and versions of New York by Peter Conrad( Book )

14 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hvorledes amerikanske og udenlandske forfattere og billedkunstnere er blevet inspireret af byen New York
The Hitchcock murders by Peter Conrad( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thoughtful analysis of the films of famed director Alfred Hitchcock relating to murder and crime
Verdi and/or Wagner : two men, two worlds, two centuries by Peter Conrad( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exploration of the lives and works of Verdi and Wagner as well as their respective legacies to the present day, written by a noted cultural critic."--Amazon.com
Orson Welles : the stories of his life by Peter Conrad( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life of the motion picture director, producor, and actor, exploring the myths that surround his life and how he he used these secrets about his life in his films
The history of English literature : one indivisible, unending book by Peter Conrad( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The everyman history of English literature by Peter Conrad( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be continued : four stories and their survival by Peter Conrad( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the world was won : the Americanization of everywhere by Peter Conrad( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the day after 9/11, foreign newspapers ran headlines announcing "We Are All Americans Now." Though the sentiment was not new, it was also not quite the same as when Henry Luce announced in 1941, the inauguration of what he called "the American Century, " during which the US was to raise all men "from the level of the beasts to what the Psalmist calls a little lower than angels." When America suddenly emerged as a global power in the postwar period, the world -- with pockets of resistance from France, Russia, and Japan in particular -- was happy to be remade in the US image. America dazzled, and sometimes intimidated, older, staler, less innovative cultures. The affluence it placed on display was something to which most other countries aspired, and it was this fantasy that helped win the Cold War. Fast forward to today and the Chinese state news agency Xinhua, days before a possible financial default by the US government, calling for a de-Americanized world. A context for Peter Conrad's grand tale is, inevitably, politics, war, and commerce, but for the most part he draws on his brilliant repertoire of cultural skills to assess, surprise, invigorate, and delight us with his kaleidoscopic presentation of the movies and music, jeans and sneakers, food and refrigerators, novels and paintings that have shaped so much of the world in our lifetimes.--
At home in Australia by Peter Conrad( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a many-layered story that depicts the making and the remaking of a nation: a social history extending from the trials of the frontier to the hedonistic urban society of the present day; a psychological history describing how the mass or the mob gradually permitted individuals to challenge the country's inherited values; and a cultural history that begins with the harsh, arid earth and shows how the stark reality has been transformed into art thanks to the creative skills of generations of Australian photographers." "It is also a personal journey of rediscovery undertaken by a writer who quit Australia at the age of twenty and has now come to see it again, with fresh, wondering eyes, through these photographs. Though Peter Conrad's focus is local, the emotions with which he deals are universal. For this is a book about the memory of home, and our lifelong homesickness; it is impelled by a craving we all share, as we reclaim the past by consulting our family albums to remind ourselves where we come from and who we are."--BOOK JACKET
The Victorian treasure-house by Peter Conrad( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underworld : a novel by Peter Conrad( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythomania : tales of our times, from Apple to ISIS by Peter Conrad( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite our culture's proclaimed respect for scientific reason, we are no less bedazzled and bedevilled by myth than our remote ancestors. Roland Barthes first examined the mythical resonances of consumer products in the 1950s. Far from being demystified, consumerism has since morphed into a universal religion, its compulsory ritual of shopping essential to our economic survival. Myth has also invaded the political realm, as terrorists brandish black flags and recite theological mantras as they martyr themselves. Peter Conrad's exhilarating book exposes the absurdity and occasional insanity of our godforsaken, demon-haunted contemporary culture. Conrad casts his brilliant beam upon subjects from the Queen to the Kardashians, via Banksy, Nando's, vaping, the vogue of the cronut, the mushroom-like rise of Dubai, the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the growth of the Pacific garbage patch ... In Judge Judy, he shows us a matronly Roman goddess dispensing justice with a fly swatter. In the metamorphosis of Caitlyn Jenner from Olympic athlete and paterfamilias into idealized female form, he sees parallels to the deeds of the residents of Mount Olympus themselves. Finally, after surveying advances in biomedical engineering and artificial intelligence, he asks whether we might be on the brink of a post-human world. -- Provided by publisher
 
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Modern times, modern places
Alternative Names
Peter Conrad hoogleraar uit Australië

Питер Конрад

بيتر كونراد، 1948-

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Modern times, modern placesRomantic opera and literary formCassell's history of English literatureCreation : artists, gods and originsThe Hitchcock murdersVerdi and/or Wagner : two men, two worlds, two centuriesOrson Welles : the stories of his lifeTo be continued : four stories and their survivalAt home in Australia