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Brooks, Peter 1938-

Works: 80 works in 440 publications in 5 languages and 19,801 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Short stories, French  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Church history  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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Most widely held works about Peter Brooks
Most widely held works by Peter Brooks
Reading for the plot : design and intention in narrative by Peter Brooks( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book which should appeal to both literary theorists and to readers of the novel, this study invites the reader to consider how the plot reflects the patterns of human destiny and seeks to impose a new meaning on life
The melodramatic imagination : Balzac, Henry James, melodrama, and the mode of excess by Peter Brooks( Book )

39 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel of worldliness; Crébillon, Marivaux, Laclos, Stendhal by Peter Brooks( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contending that a search for "realism" distorts the writing of Crébillon, Marivaux, Laclos, and Stendahl, Peter Brooks considers their novels with reference to the manner in which the characters explore their worth and pursue their own systems of relationships. The novels discussed are used as examples of the fictional exploitation of the drama inherent in man's social existence and the encounters of personal styles within the framework and code provided by a coterie which is an object of conscious cultivation for its own sake. The author gives detailed readings of the four authors' works and moves backward to consider the seventeenth-century moralistes and the drawing rooms in which literary forms applied to social man were eloquently elaborated. Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Troubling confessions : speaking guilt in law & literature by Peter Brooks( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Troubling Confessions, Peter Brooks juxtaposes law and literature to explore the kinds of truth we associate with confessions, and why we both rely on them and regard them with suspicion. For centuries the law has considered confession to be "the queen of proofs," but it has also seen a need to regulate confessions and the circumstances under which they are made, as evidenced in the continuing debate over the Miranda decision. Western culture has made confessional speech a prime measure of authenticity, seeing it as an expression of selfhood that bears witness to personal truth. Yet the urge to confess may be motivated by inextricable layers of shame, guilt, self-loathing, and the desire to propitiate figures of authority. Literature has often understood the problematic nature of confession better than the law, as Brooks demonstrates in perceptive readings of legal cases set against works by Roussean, Dostoevsky, Joyce, and Camus, among others."--Jacket
Genet, a collection of critical essays by Peter Brooks( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays to help you understand and appreciate the works of Jean Genet
Body work : objects of desire in modern narrative by Peter Brooks( Book )

18 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desire to know the body is a powerful dynamic of storytelling in all its forms. Peter Brooks argues that modern narrative is intent on uncovering the body in order to expose a truth that must be written in the flesh. In a book that ranges widely through literature and painting, Brooks shows how the imagination strives to bring the body into language and to write stories on the body. From Rousseau, Balzac, Mary Shelley, and Flaubert, to George Eliot, Zola, Henry James, and Marguerite Duras, from Manet and Gauguin to Mapplethorpe, writers and artists have returned in fascination to the body the inescapable other of the spirit. Brooks's deep understanding of psychoanalysis informs his demonstration of how the "epistemophilic urge"--The desire to know - guides fictional plots and our reading of them. The novel is so singularly powerful an art form because it plays on our deepest yearnings, including the desire to penetrate the most private of realms. The body that interests Brooks most is defined radically by its sexuality. It is the sexual body that furnishes the building blocks of symbolization, eventually of language itself - which then takes us away from the body. Yet mind and language need to recover the body, as an other realm that is primary to their very definition. In modern art and literature, the body as object of curiosity has been predominantly that of a woman. Brooks shows how and why the female body has become the field upon which the aspirations, anxieties, and contradictions of a whole society are played out. And he suggests how writers and artists have found in the woman's body the dynamic principle of their storytelling, its motor force
Realist vision by Peter Brooks( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Realist Vision explores the claim to represent the world "as it is." Peter Brooks takes a new look at the realist tradition and its intense interest in the visual. Discussing major English and French novels and paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Brooks provides a lively and perceptive view of the realist project." "Centering each chapter on a single novel or group of paintings, Brooks examines the "invention" of realism beginning with Balzac and Dickens, its apogee in the work of such as Flaubert, Eliot, and Zola, and its continuing force in James and modernists such as Woolf. He also considers the painting of Courbet, Manet, Caillebotte, Tissot, and Lucian Freud, and such recent phenomena as "photorealism" and "reality TV.""--Jacket
Henry James goes to Paris by Peter Brooks( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Henry James Goes to Paris' tells the story of the year the young novelist - aged 32 - spent in Paris, in 1875-76. He traveled to Paris with the intention of a much longer, perhaps a life-long stay, but eventually settled in London
Law's stories : narrative and rhetoric in the law by Peter Brooks( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important volume brings together an exceptional group of well-known figures in law and literary studies to take a probing look at how and why stories are told in the law and how they are constructed and made effective. How do legal stories gain or lose their impact? What are the uses and risks of storytelling as opposed to arguments and theories? Why is it that some stories - confessions, victim impact statements - can be excluded from decisionmakers' hearing? What rhetorical strategies do judges use to gain persuasiveness or to claim authority to impose certain stories on reality? Law's Stories opens new perspectives on the law - looking at it not as rules and policies but as stories, narrative exchange, performances, interpretation. It provides a compelling encounter of law and literature, seen as two wary but mutually animating fields
Whose Freud? : the place of psychoanalysis in contemporary culture( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseret på indlæg fra konferencen "Whose Freud?", Yale University, 1998
Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

6 editions published between 1951 and 1998 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of nineteenth-century French society is accompanied by nineteenth- and twentieth-century criticism
The human comedy : selected stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We think of Honore Balzac as the author of long and fully upholstered novels, stitched together into the magnificent visionary document called The Human Comedy. Yet along with the full-length fiction within The Human Comedy stand many shorter works, and it's here that we get some of his most daring explorations of crime, sexuality, and artistic creation. As Marcel Proust noted, it is in these tales that we detect, under the surface, the mysterious circulation of blood and desire. All are newly translated by three outstanding translators who restore the freshness of Balzac's vivid and highly colored prose"--
Enigmas of identity by Peter Brooks( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. "We know that it matters crucially to be able to say who we are, why we are here, and where we are going," Peter Brooks writes in Enigmas of Identity. Many of us are also uncomfortably aware that we cannot provide a convincing account of our identity to others or even ourselves. Despite or because of that failure, we keep searching for identity, making it up, trying to authenticate it, and inventing excuses for our unpersuasive stories about it. This wide-ranging book draws on literature, law, and psychoanalysis to examine important aspects of the emergence of identity as a peculiarly modern preoccupation. In particular, the book addresses the social, legal, and personal anxieties provoked by the rise of individualism and selfhood in modern culture. Paying special attention to Rousseau, Freud, and Proust, Brooks also looks at the intersection of individual life stories with the law, and considers the creation of an introspective project that culminates in psychoanalysis. Elegant and provocative, Enigmas of Identity offers new insights into the questions and clues about who we think we are
Psychoanalysis and storytelling by Peter Brooks( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting a Bronzino portrait in an English country house, a young American heiress comes face to face with her own predicament. For Milly Theale, who seems to have the world before her and at her feet, is fatally ill. Eager for life, eager for love, she embarks on her European adventure, warming to the admiration of her new friends Kate Croy and Merton Densher. But Merton and Kate are secretly engaged, and come to see in this angel with a thumping bank account as a solution to their own problems. For the remarkable Kate, scheming, passionate, poetic, also wants to live. - Publisher
The humanities and public life by Hilary Jewett( Book )

19 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tests the proposition that the humanities can, and at their best do, represent a commitment to ethical reading. And that this commitment, and the training and discipline of close reading that underlie it, represent something that the humanities need to bring to other fields: to professional training and to public life. What leverage does reading, of the attentive sort practiced in the interpretive humanities, give you on life? Does such reading represent or produce an ethics? The question was posed for many in the humanities by the 'Torture Memos' released by the Justice Department a few years ago, presenting arguments that justified the use of torture by the U.S. government with the most twisted, ingenious, perverse, and unethical interpretation of legal texts. No one trained in the rigorous analysis of poetry could possibly engage in such bad-faith interpretation without professional conscience intervening to say: This is not possible. Teaching the humanities appears to many to be an increasingly disempowered profession -- and status -- within American culture. Yet training in the ability to read critically the messages with which society, politics, and culture bombard us may be more necessary than ever in a world in which the manipulation of minds and hearts is more and more what running the world is all about. This volume brings together a group of distinguished scholars and intellectuals to debate the public role and importance of the humanities. Their exchange suggests that Shelley was not wrong to insist that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of mankind: Cultural change carries everything in its wake. The attentive interpretive reading practiced in the humanities ought to be an export commodity to other fields and to take its place in the public the public sphere."--Publisher's description
Western literature by Heinrich Von Staden( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the General Introduction: The three volumes of Western Literature are intended to provide the student with a broad view of the literature of the Western world. The volume on the Ancient World contains some of the best representative examples of the Hebraic and Greco-Roman traditions and of the origins of Christian writing. The second volume, covering the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Enlightenment, opens with a troubadour's lyric to a faraway love and ends with Voltaire's satire on complacent optimism. The third volume, devoted to the Modern World, traces the contemporary spirit from Rousseau to two current masters of the Americas
World elsewhere by Peter Brooks( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 18th century voyage of exploration to Tahiti through the eyes of a French prince who has gone to sea to make his fortune. Tahiti is paradise and he falls in love, but one day the ship's captain announces they are going home. What should the prince do?
The Child's part( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and his fictions; an introduction to fiction-making, its forms, and uses by Alvin B Kernan( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Brooks, Peter

Brooks, Peter Preston 1938-

Peter Brooks accademico e critico letterario statunitense

Peter Brooks Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Peter Brooks écrivain américain

Peter Brooks escritor estadounidense

Питер Брукс

Питър Брукс

بيتر بروكس كاتب أمريكي

پیتر بروکس

부룩스, 피터 1938-

브룩, 피터 1938-

브룩스, 피터 1938-

ブルックス, ピ-タ- 1938-

ブルックス, ピーター

Troubling confessions : speaking guilt in law & literatureBody work : objects of desire in modern narrativeRealist visionHenry James goes to ParisLaw's stories : narrative and rhetoric in the lawWhose Freud? : the place of psychoanalysis in contemporary culturePère GoriotEnigmas of identity