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Kirk, Russell

Overview
Works: 280 works in 775 publications in 2 languages and 27,114 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Sources 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Speaker, Artist, Annotator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: E169.1, 051
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Russell Kirk
The conservative mind, from Burke to Santayana by Russell Kirk ( Book )
115 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kirk defines "the conservative mind" by examining such brilliant men as Edmund Burke, James Fenimore Cooper, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Quincy Adams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benjamin Disraeli, Cardinal Newman, George Santayana, and T.S. Eliot. Vigorously written, the book represents conservatism as an ideology born of sound intellectual traditions
Eliot and his age; T.S. Eliot's moral imagination in the twentieth century by Russell Kirk ( Book )
24 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is the first full-length study of Eliot as the "greatest man of letters in his time." The book draws upon Eliot's experience as well as upon his poetry & prose, tracing the links between his life & his writings for the whole of his career
The roots of American order by Russell Kirk ( Book )
21 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What holds America together? In this classic work, Russell Kirk describes the beliefs and institutions that have nurtured the American soul and commonwealth. Beginning with the Hebrew prophets, Kirk examines in dramatic fashion the sources of American order. His analytical narrative might be called “a tale of five cities”: Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia. For an understanding of the significance of America at the dawn of a new century, Russell Kirk’s masterpiece on the history of American civilization is unsurpassable. This edition includes a new foreword by the distinguished historian Forrest McDonald
John Randolph of Roanoke; a study in American politics, with selected speeches and letters by Russell Kirk ( Book )
19 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edmund Burke: a genius reconsidered by Russell Kirk ( Book )
21 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this, the liveliest and most accessible one-volume life of Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk ingeniously combines into a living whole the private and the public Burke. He gives us a fresh assessment of the great statesman, who enjoys even greater influence today than in his own time. Russell Kirk was a leading figure in the post-World War II revival of American interest in Edmund Burke. Today, no one who takes seriously the problems of society dares remain indifferent to “the first conservative of our time of troubles.” In Russell Kirk’s words: “Burke’s ideas interest anyone nowadays, including men bitterly dissenting from his conclusions. If conservatives would know what they defend, Burke is their touchstone; and if radicals wish to test the temper of their opposition, they should turn to Burke.” Kirk lucidly unfolds Burke’s philosophy, showing how it revealed itself in concrete historical situations during the eighteenth century and how Burke, through his philosophy, “speaks to our age.” This volume makes vivid the four great struggles in the life of Burke: his efforts to reconcile England with the American colonies; his involvements in cutting down the domestic power of George III; his prosecution of Warren Hastings, the Governor General of India; and his resistance to Jacobinism, the French Revolution’s “armed doctrine.” In each of these great phases of his public life, Burke fought with passionate eloquence and relentless logic for justice and for the proper balance of order and freedom. With sure instinct born of his sympathy and understanding, Kirk gives us the incisive quotation, the illuminating highlight, the moving, all-too-human elements that bring Burke and his age to vivid life. Thanks to Russell Kirk’s skillful evocations, Edmund Burke in these pages becomes our contemporary. “Because corruption and fanaticism assail our era as sorely as they did Burke’s time, the resonance of Burke’s voice still is heard amidst the howl of our winds of abstract doctrine.&rdquo
Modern age ( )
in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Academic freedom : an essay in definition by Russell Kirk ( Book )
17 editions published between 1955 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American cause by Russell Kirk ( Book )
14 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Cause explains in simple yet eloquent language the bedrock principles upon which America's experiment in constitutional self-government is built. Russell Kirk intended "this little book" to be an assertion of the moral and social principles upholding our nation. Kirk's primer is an aid to reflection on those principles—political, economic, and religious—that have united Americans when faced with challenges and threats from the enemies of ordered freedom. In this new age of terrorism, Kirk's lucid and straightforward presentation of the articles of American belief is both necessary and welcome. Gleaves Whitney's newly edited version of Kirk's work, combined with his insightful commentary, make The American Cause a timely addition to the literature of liberty
A program for conservatives by Russell Kirk ( Book )
10 editions published between 1954 and 1963 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The political principles of Robert A. Taft by Russell Kirk ( Book )
12 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Portable conservative reader ( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes material by Edmund Burke, T.S. Eliot, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Southey, Macaulay, James Fenimore Cooper, Benjamin Disraeli, John Henry Newman, Walter Bagehot, Henry Adams, Paul Elmer More, Freya Stark, and others
Literature and the American college : essays in defense of the humanities by Irving Babbitt ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enemies of the permanent things; observations of abnormality in literature and politics by Russell Kirk ( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The intemperate professor, and other cultural splenetics by Russell Kirk ( Book )
8 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Decadence and renewal in the higher learning : an episodic history of American university and college since 1953 by Russell Kirk ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Randolph of Roanoke; a study in conservative thought by Russell Kirk ( Book )
8 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond the dreams of avarice; essays of a social critic by Russell Kirk ( Book )
12 editions published between 1956 and 1991 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America's British culture by Russell Kirk ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is an incontestable fact of history that the United States, although a multiethnic nation, derives its language, mores, political purposes, and institutions from Great Britain. The two nations share a common history, religious heritage, pattern of law and politics, and a body of great literature. Yet America cannot be wholly confident that this heritage will endure forever. Declining standards in education and the strident claims of multiculturalists threaten to sever the vital Anglo-American link that ensures cultural order and continuity. In America's British Culture, Russell Kirk offers a brilliant summary account and spirited defense of the culture that the people of the United States have inherited from Great Britain. Kirk's view of culture links high achievement in mind and art with the folkways of a people, the former both growing from and guiding the latter. Within this order he discerns four essential fashions in which the British mind and experience have shaped American culture. The language and literature of England as transmitted to America carried with it a tradition of liberty and order as well as certain assumptions about the human condition and ethical conduct. American common and positive law, being derived from English law, gives fuller protection to the individual than does the legal system of any other country. The American form of representative government is patterned on the English parliamentary system. Finally, there is the body of mores - moral habits, beliefs, conventions, customs - that compose an ethical heritage. Through penetrating considerations of such influences and observers as Burke, Blackstone, Bryce, and Eliot, Kirk shows how the English inheritance has determined the success and stability of the American Republic. His powerfully argued case against multiculturalism points to the intellectual vacuity and betrayal embodied in its destructive hostility toward values of individual liberty and intellectual freedom. Elegantly written and deeply learned, America's British Culture is an insightful inquiry into history and a timely plea for cultural renewal and continuity
The politics of prudence by Russell Kirk ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic title, Kirk outlines ten principles of conservative thought, summarizes ten vital conservative books, and offers brief accounts of ten eminent, internationally important conservatives. This book, written by the founder of modern conservatism in America, reflects several decades of learning, travel, and practical politics
Old House of Fear by Russell Kirk ( Book )
8 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sent to purchase a remote island in the Hebrides, a lawyer finds a sinister political criminal in control, the owner held captive, and his own life threatened
 
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Alternative Names
Kirk, Russel
Languages
English (379)
Italian (1)
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