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Kirby, David 1944-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 239 publications in 5 languages and 17,740 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Braille books 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3561.I66, B
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Most widely held works by David Kirby
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 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much more personal than standard corporate histories, David Packard's The HP Way provides insights into managing and motivating people and inspiration for would-be entrepreneurs. This bestselling classic joins the Collins Business Essentials line-up with a new Note from Steve Jobs. From a one-car-garage company to a multibillion-dollar industry, the rise of Hewlett-Packard is an extraordinary tale of vision, innovation and hard work. Conceived in 1939, Hewlett-Packard earned success not only as a result of its engineering know-how and cutting-edge product ideas, but also because of the unique management style it developed - a way of doing things called 'the HP way'. Decades before today's creative management trends, Hewlett-Packard invented such strategies as 'walk-around management', 'flextime', and 'quality cycles'. Always sensitive to the needs of its customers and responsive to employee input, Hewlett-Packard earned massive steady growth that far outshone its competitors' vacillating fortunes, even with radically different products from those responsible for its initial boom. For entrepreneurs and managers alike, the wisdom found in these pages is invaluable if they want their businesses to gain steady growth and consistent success."--Publisher's website
Individual and community : variations on a theme in American fiction( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville by David Kirby( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 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
Little Richard : the birth of rock 'n' roll by David Kirby( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of rock 'n' roll pioneer Little Richard, covering his early years and legacy as an artist who garnered a diversity of fans during a time of civil rights struggles
What is a book? by David Kirby( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace King by David Kirby( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 569 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 )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 435 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
The house of blue light : poems by David Kirby( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American poet David Kirby's second collection of largely autobiographical poems
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 378 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 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ha-ha : poems by David Kirby( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 284 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 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 245 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 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bear moves into a family's house, starts acting like the humans, and forces them to leave
Saving the young men of Vienna by David Kirby( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Biscuit Joint : poems by David Kirby( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 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
Talking about movies with Jesus : poems by David Kirby( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 145 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
 
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The HP way : how Bill Hewlett and I built our company
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カービィ, ディヴィッド

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Little Richard : the birth of rock 'n' rollWhat is a book?The house on Boulevard St. : new and selected poemsThe cows are going to ParisThe house of blue light : poemsWriting poetry : where poems come from and how to write themThe ha-ha : poemsSaving the young men of ViennaTalking about movies with Jesus : poems