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Appignanesi, Richard

Works: 350 works in 1,793 publications in 7 languages and 36,850 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Caricatures and cartoons  Biography  Popular works  Outlines and syllabi  Comics (Graphic works) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Translator, Author of introduction, ed, Transcriber, Contributor, Adapter
Classifications: PR2808.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Appignanesi
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

86 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,169 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
Romeo and Juliet by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In graphic novel format, presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale about two star-crossed lovers
A midsummer night's dream by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of Shakespeare's funniest, most enduring stories, meddling fairies create unexpected love triangles among a group of teenagers. Hermia is in love with Lysander. Demetrius is in love with Hermia. Helena is in love with Demetrius. Add to the mix Puck, a fairy with a powerful love potion, and chaos is sure to follow. Now everyone’s in love with Helena, Hermia is hopping mad, and the fairy queen Titania is in love with a man with a donkey’s head!
Introducing quantum theory by J. P McEvoy( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics. At the subatomic level, one particle seems to know what the others are doing, and according to Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle", there is a limit on how accurately nature can be observed. And yet the theory is amazingly accurate and widely applied, explaining all of chemistry and most of physics. "Introducing Quantum Theory" takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key figures, including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrodinger. Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the theory. The puzzle of the wave-particle duality is here, along with descriptions of the two questions raised against Bohr's "Copenhagen Interpretation"--The famous "dead and alive cat" and the EPR paradox. Both remain unresolved
Lenin for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beeldverhaal over het leven van de Russische staatsman (1870-1924)
Stephen Hawking for beginners by J. P McEvoy( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 520 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
Kafka by David Zane Mairowitz( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Kafka was described as living behind a 'glass wall', writing bizarre fantasy, tainted with hilarity and self-abasement, he brought to this an almost unbearably expanded consciousness, creating a unique literary language in which to hide. This book, helping us to see beyond the cliche 'Kafkaesque', is illustrated by legendary underground artist Robert Crumb
Introducing Foucault by Chris Horrocks( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 382 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
Introducing Plato by Dave Robinson( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains through cartoon illustrations the beliefs of Plato and his influence on thought since his age
Introducing Sartre by Philip Thody( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 310 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 Wittgenstein by John M Heaton( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 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
Introducing romanticism by Duncan Heath( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 203 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
Introducing Bertrand Russell by Dave Robinson( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 158 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
Fu luo yi de by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud, Sigmund
Sociology for beginners by Richard Osborne( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Sociology traces the origins of sociology from Enlightenment thought and the pioneering work of Auguste Comte to subsequent developments by Karl Marx, Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber. It brings sociology up to date with discussion of contemporary identity. The book explores the rapid expansion of sociology in 20th-century America and Britain, the post-Second World War dominance of Talcott Parsons, the Chicago School and the rise of structuralism. The digital world is considered in looking at present day sociology
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Appignanesi, Richard

Appigunanessei, Richādo

Richard Appignanesi Canadees romanschrijver

Richard Appignanesi editor

Аппигнанези, Р.

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.

Romeo and JulietA midsummer night's dreamIntroducing quantum theoryLenin for beginnersStephen Hawking for beginnersKafkaIntroducing FoucaultIntroducing Plato