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Kirby, David 1944-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 249 publications in 5 languages and 16,985 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Braille books 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3561.I66, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Kirby
The house of blue light : poems by David Kirby( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American poet David Kirby's second collection of largely autobiographical poems
The HP way : how Bill Hewlett and I built our company by David Packard( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the fall of 1930, David Packard left his hometown of Pueblo, Colorado, to enroll at Stanford University. There, he befriended another freshman, Bill Hewlett." "After graduation from college, Hewlett and Packard decided to throw their lots in together. They tossed a coin to decide whose name should go first on the notice of incorporation, then cast about in search of products to sell." "Today, the one-car garage in Palo Alto that housed their first workshop is a California historic landmark: the birthplace of Silicon Valley. And Hewlett-Packard has produced thousands of innovative products for millions of customers throughout the world. Their little company employs 98,400 people and boasts constantly increasing sales that reached $25 billion in 1994." "While there are many successful companies, there is only one Hewlett-Packard. Because from the very beginning, Bill and Dave had a way of doing things that was contrary to the prevailing management strategies. In defining the objectives for their company, Packard and Hewlett wanted more than profits, revenue growth, and a constant stream of new, happy customers."--Jacket
The ha-ha : poems by David Kirby( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking about movies with Jesus : poems by David Kirby( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KirbyÆs latest work is at once the caravan, the carnival, and the crowd merging together to form a wondrous collection. Much like a traveling circus, KirbyÆs poems are equally defined by their transient nature and by their destination. In Talking about Movies with Jesus earnest conversations with cultural icons from Little Richard to Jesus reveal to the poet, as a character in his own story, that art, whether a song or poem or scripture, is all we here on earth know of heaven and all we need to know
The Biscuit Joint : poems by David Kirby( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for David Kirby ""Kirby is exuberant, irrepressible, maniacal and remarkably entertaining ... Okay, let me just say it: he is a wonderful poet.""--Steve Kowit, San Diego Union-Tribune""Kirby's voice and matter (teaching, literature, traveling, rock 'n' roll, everyday bozohood) are utterly personal and, despite all the laughter, ultimately moving.""--Ray Olson, Booklist""[Kirby] is a poet who peels away the layers of our skin to show us who we are: our weaknesses, our strengths, and our hilarious obsessions.""--Micah Zevin, New Pages""The wor
Little Richard : the birth of rock 'n' roll by David Kirby( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June, 2007, Little Richard's 1955 Specialty Records single "Tutti Frutti" topped Mojo magazine's list of "100 Records That Changed the World." But back in the early 1950s, nobody gave Little Richard a second glance. It was a time in America where the black and white worlds had co-existed separately for nearly two centuries. After "Tutti Frutti," Little Richard began garnering fans from both sides of the civil rights divide. He brought black and white youngsters together on the dance floor and even helped to transform race relations. Little Richard: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll begins by grounding the reader in the fertile soil from which Little Richard's music sprang. In Macon, Georgia, David Kirby interviews relatives and local characters, who knew Little Richard way back when, citing church and family has his true inspiration. His antics began as early as grade school, performing for his classmates every time the teacher would leave the room, connecting to an age-old American show biz tradition of charade and flummery. On the road, Little Richard faced competition from his peers, honing his stage show and making it, too, an act that could not be counterfeited. Kirby sees Little Richard as a foxy warrior, fighting with skill and cunning to take his place among the greats. In the words of Keith Richards (on hearing "Tutti Frutti" for the first time), "it was as though the world changed suddenly from monochrome to Technicolor." Those sentiments have consistently been echoed by the music-listening world, and the time is ripe for a reassessment of Little Richard's genius and legacy. -- from dust jacket
Individual and community : variations on a theme in American fiction( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American fiction to 1900 : a guide to information sources by David Kirby( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville by David Kirby( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is neither strictly a critical analysis nor precisely a biography. Instead, it might be considered the biography of a career. Melville was born in New York City in 1819. When he died in 1891 (he is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx), he was virtually forgotten by the public. The author of Moby-Dick, Pierre, Redburn, White-Jacket, The Confidence-Man, Typee, Omoo, Billy Budd (the last-named work not published till 1924), and other masterpieces of American literature worked in virtual obscurity as a customs inspector for some twenty years during the latter part of his life. It was the posthumous publication of Billy Budd that set off the so-called Melville renaissance. (Even Moby-Dick did not generally receive significant serious recognition before this time.). Though Melville's life and career followed an unusual path, his work has had an unprecedented impact on American letters and the American imagination. Perhaps this is due to his concentration on the quintessential American character of the drifter. By examining the writer's entire career - including tales and poems - David Kirby takes the reader far into Melville's world. With this book we come away with a greater understanding and appreciation of Herman Melville than ever
What is a book? by David Kirby( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace King by David Kirby( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house on Boulevard St. : new and selected poems by David Kirby( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in The House on Boulevard St. were written within earshot of David Kirby's Old World masters, Shakespeare and Dante. From the former, Kirby takes the compositional method of organizing not only the whole book but also each separate section as a dream; from the latter, a three-part scheme that gives the book rough symmetry. Long-lined and often laugh-out-loud funny, Kirby's poems are ample steamer trunks into which the poet seems to be able to put just about anything-the heated restlessness of youth, the mixed blessings of self-imposed exile, the settled pleasures of home. As the poet Philip Levine says, "The world that Kirby takes into his imagination and the one that arises from it merge to become a creation like no other, something like the world we inhabit but funnier and more full of wonder and terror. He has evolved a poetic vision that seems able to include anything, and when he lets it sweep him across the face of Europe and America, the results are astonishing."
The cows are going to Paris by David Kirby( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day a herd of cows leaves the pasture and boards the train for Paris. The cows dress up in clothes and royally tour the city before returning home
America's hive of honey : or, Foreign influences on American fiction through Henry James : essays and bibliographies by David Kirby( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing poetry : where poems come from and how to write them by David Kirby( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Strand and the poet's place in contemporary culture by David Kirby( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun rises in the evening : monism and quietism in western culture by David Kirby( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plural world : an interdisciplinary glossary of contemporary thought by David Kirby( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving the young men of Vienna by David Kirby( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bear who came to stay by Allen Woodman( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bear moves into a family's house, starts acting like the humans, and forces them to leave
 
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The house of blue light : poems
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The HP way : how Bill Hewlett and I built our companyThe ha-ha : poemsTalking about movies with Jesus : poemsLittle Richard : the birth of rock 'n' rollWhat is a book?The house on Boulevard St. : new and selected poemsThe cows are going to ParisWriting poetry : where poems come from and how to write themSaving the young men of Vienna
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