WorldCat Identities

Appignanesi, Richard

Works: 348 works in 1,850 publications in 18 languages and 36,930 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  History  Popular works  Caricatures and cartoons  Comics (Graphic works)  Fiction  Young adult works  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Translator, Author of introduction, ed, Redactor, Contributor, Transcriber, Adapter
Classifications: PN6737.A66, 741.5941
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Appignanesi
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

91 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is postmodernism? Here at last is a long overdue graphic study guide to the maddeningly enigmatic concept used to define our cultural condition in the late twentieth century." "Postmodernism claims that "modernity" which began with 'the Enlightenment', industrialism, Darwin and Marx, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly 'contemporary culture' full of contested meanings. The resulting postmodern culture embodies parody, pastiche and cultural cross-over. It is a virtual world of hyperreality containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed 'end of history'."--Jacket
Freud for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

85 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 14 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud revolutionised the way we think about ourselves. This book demystifies the facts of Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis and explores the story of his life and work
Romeo and Juliet by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In graphic novel format, presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale about two star-crossed lovers
Introducing Sartre by Philip Thody( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Sartre explains the basic ideas that inspired his existential world view, and pays particular attention to his idea of freedom. It also explores his lifelong support of Marxist politics, with which his philosophy was closely linked
Introducing Foucault by Chris Horrocks( )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account, in graphic novel form, of Foucault's life and his philosophies on the concepts of power, authorship, transgression, and sex, and discusses how his ideas have influenced modern society
Hamlet by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manga Shakespeare collection brings Shakespeare to life by introducing his key works principally to the young adult market in manga form. Illustrated by leading manga artists, this series keys true to the language of Shakespeare, but the text is especially abridged for use in the manga
Introducing Wittgenstein by John M Heaton( )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ludwig Wittgenstein has captured the popular imagination as the modern Socrates, the fascinating master of enigmatic reasoning who, with his icy logic, convinced Bertrand Russell that there was a hippo in the room. He is an icon of modernism, but what did he really say?" "In Introducing Wittgenstein we meet a strange man, a rigorous logician who prized poetry above philosophy, who inherited a fortune and gave it away, who sought death in the trenches of the First World War, a great teacher who advised his students to give up philosophy, a solitary man who nonetheless inspired lifelong friendships. We are also given a clear and accessible guide to Wittgenstein's central work, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, a glacier of logic, and his later, friendlier Philosophical Investigations. Here is an accessible introduction for anyone baffled by the complexity or intrigued by the reputation of this great 20th-century philosopher."--Jacket
A midsummer night's dream by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of Shakespeare's funniest, most enduring stories, meddling fairies create unexpected love triangles among a group of teenagers. It's the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work for reluctant readers and manga fans alike
Introducing quantum theory by J. P McEvoy( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does quantum theory explain all of the chemistry and most of physics? Why does this theory upset common sense? At the sub-atomic level, one particle seems to know what others are doing, so-called non-locality, and there is a limit on how accurately nature can be observed, says Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. Yet the theory is amazingly accurate and widely applied." "Introducing Quantum Theory takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key players - Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrodinger and others. Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the theory. The puzzle of the wave-particle duality is here along with description of the two questions raised against Bohr's Copenhagen Interpretation ... the famous "dead and alive cat" and the EPR paradox. Both remain unresolved at the end of the 20th century."--Jacket
Julius Caesar by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells, in comic book format, Shakespeare's play about political intrigue, personal betrayal, and the aftermath of a brutal assassination
Introducing consciousness by David Papineau( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern science may have split the atom and solved the mystery of life, but it has yet to explain the source of conscious feelings. Eminent thinkers from many areas of science are turning to this problem, and a wide range of theories are currently on offer. Yet sceptics doubt whether consciousness can be tamed by conventional science, or even can be understood at all. Introducing Consciousness provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies
Lenin for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beeldverhaal over het leven van de Russische staatsman (1870-1924)
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and cartoon illustrations introduce the fundamentals of cultural studies, defining the field of study and discussing some of the topics it encompasses, including feminism, ethnicity, and the development of technology
Stephen Hawking for beginners by J. P McEvoy( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic introduction to Hawking's work, ranging from Einstein's Theory of Relativity to Black Holes and the Big Bang. It also explains Hawking's research into Quantum Gravity, which could emerge as a Theory of Everything
Introducing Plato by Dave Robinson( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains through cartoon illustrations the beliefs of Plato and his influence on thought since his age
Introducing Bertrand Russell by Dave Robinson( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and cartoons describe the accomplishments, political views, and religious beliefs of philosopher Bertrand Russell, discussing his logic theories and the many contradictions that shaped his life
Introducing romanticism by Duncan Heath( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the many interlocking strands of Romanticism, focusing on the leading figures in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia and America
The tempest by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Miranda and her father, Prospero, have been living on an isolated island for twelve years. When the survivors of a shipwreck land on the island (thanks to Prospero's magical machinations), they're drawn into a web of coincidences, love at first sight, and old revenges that only Prospero's forgiveness--and some otherworldly assistance--can remedy"--Page 4 of cover
As you like it by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banished to the Forest of Arden, Rosalind, disguised as a boy, reunites with true love Orlando. Presented in comic book format
Introducing semiotics by Paul Cobley( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing Semiotics outlines the development of sign study from its classical precursors to contemporary post-structuralism. Through Paul Cobley's incisive text and Litza Jansz's brilliant illustrations, it identifies the key semioticians and their work and explains the simple concepts behind difficult terms. For anybody who wishes to know why signs are crucial to human existence and how we can begin to study systems of signification, this book is the place to start"--
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Romeo and Juliet
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Alternative Names

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Appignanesi, Richard

Appigunanessei, Richādo

Appigunanessei, Richādo 1940-

Richard Appignanesi Canadees romanschrijver

Richard Appignanesi editor

Аппигнанези, Р. (Ричард), 1940-

아피냐네시, 리차드 1940-

アッピグナネッセイ, リチャード

アピニャネジ, リチャード

アピニヤネジ, R.