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Stewart, Susan 1952-

Works: 71 works in 263 publications in 2 languages and 10,876 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Art  Sound poetry  Literature  Musical settings  Song cycles  Scores 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Collector, Performer, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3569.T474, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Stewart
Columbarium by Susan Stewart( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry about truths learned with the mind but set free through the senses
Crimes of writing : problems in the containment of representation by Susan Stewart( )

18 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the origins of modern copyright in early eighteenth-century culture to the efforts to represent nature and death in postmodern fiction, this pioneering book explores a series of problems regarding the containment of representation. Stewart focuses on specific cases of "crimes of writing"--The forgeries of George Psalmanazar, the production of "fakelore," the "ballad scandals" of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the imposture of Thomas Chatterton, and contemporary legislation regarding graffiti and pornography. In this way, she emphasizes the issues which arise once language is seen as a matter of property and authorship is viewed as a matter of originality. Finally, Stewart demonstrates that crimes of writing are delineated by the law because they specifically undermine the status of the law itself: the crimes illuminate the irreducible fact that law is written and therefore subject to temporality and interpretation
On longing : narratives of the miniature, the gigantic, the souvenir, the collection by Susan Stewart( Book )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miniature books, eighteenth-century novels, Tom Thumb weddings, tall tales, and objects of tourism and nostalgia: this diverse group of cultural forms is the subject of On Longing, a fascinating analysis of the ways in which everyday objects are narrated to animate or realize certain versions of the world. Originally published in 1984 (Johns Hopkins University Press), and now available in paperback for the first time, this highly original book draws on insights from semiotics and from psychoanalytic, feminist, and Marxist criticism. Addressing the relations of language to experience, the body to scale, and narratives to objects, Susan Stewart looks at the "miniature" as a metaphor for interiority and at the "gigantic" as an exaggeration of aspects of the exterior. In the final part of her essay Stewart examines the ways in which the "souvenir" and the "collection" are objects mediating experience in time and space
The poet's freedom : a notebook on making by Susan Stewart( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do we need new art? How free is the artist in making? And why is the artist, and particularly the poet, a figure of freedom in Western culture? The MacArthur Award-winning poet and critic Susan Stewart ponders these questions in The Poet's Freedom. Through a series of evocative essays, she not only argues that freedom is necessary to making and is itself something made, but also shows how artists give rules to their practices and model a self-determination that might serve in other spheres of work. Stewart traces the ideas of freedom and making through insightful readings of an array of Western philosophers and poets--Plato, Homer, Marx, Heidegger, Arendt, Dante, and Coleridge are among her key sources. She begins by considering the theme of making in the Hebrew Scriptures, examining their accountof a god who creates the world and leaves humans free to rearrange and reform the materials of nature. She goes on to follow the force of moods, sounds, rhythms, images, metrical rules, rhetorical traditions, the traps of the passions, and the nature of language in the cycle of making and remaking. Throughout the book she weaves the insight that the freedom to reverse any act of artistic making is as essential as the freedom to create. A book about the pleasures of making and thinking as means of life, The Poet's Freedom explores and celebrates the freedom of artists who, working under finite conditions, make considered choices and shape surprising consequences. This engaging and beautifully written notebook on making will attract anyone interested in the creation of art and literature. -- Book Description
Nonsense : aspects of intertextuality in folklore and literature by Susan Stewart( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using examples from children's folklore, nineteenth-century nonsense literature, and modernist writers, the author examines the relationships between common sense and nonsense
Poetry and the fate of the senses by Susan Stewart( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the role of the senses in the creation and reception of poetry? How does poetry carry on the long tradition of making experience and suffering understood by other? With Poetry and the Fate of the Senses, Susan Stewart traces the path of the aesthetic in search of an explanation for the role of poetry in culture. Herself an acclaimed poet, Stewart not only brings the intelligence of a critic to the question of poetry, but the insight of a practitioner as well. Her new study includes close discussions of poems by Stevens, Hopkins, Keats, Hardy, Bishop, and Traherne, of the sense of vertigo in Baroque and Romantic works, and of the rich tradition of nocturnes in visual, musical, and verbal art. Ultimately, she argues that poetry can counter the denigration of the senses in contemporary life and can expand our imagination of the range of human expression. -- Back cover
The open studio : essays on art and aesthetics by Susan Stewart( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Susan Stewart is professor of English at Princeton University and a former MacArthur Fellow."--Jacket
Red rover by Susan Stewart( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Red Rover is both the name of a children's game and a formless spirit, a god of release and permission, called upon in the course of that game. The "red rover" is also a thread of desire, and a clue to the forces of love and antipathy that shape our fate. In her most innovative work to date, award-winning poet and critic Susan Stewart remembers the antithetical forces - falling and rising, coming and going, circling and centering - revealed in such games and traces them out to many other cycles. The alternation of night and day, dreams and waking, the round of seasons, the whirling paths of planetary motion, the vortex of history as the founding, decline, and renewal of ways of life all orbit within this book. Ranging among traditional, open, and newly-invented forms, and including a series of free translations of medieval dream visions and love poems, Red Rover begins as a historical meditation on our fall and grows into a song of praise for the green and turning world."--Jacket
Unfinished : thoughts left visible by Kelly Baum( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking book explores the evolving concept of unfinishedness as essential to understanding art movements from the Renaissance to the present day. Unfinished presents more than 200 works, created in a variety of media, by artists ranging from Leonardo, Titian, Rembrandt, Turner, and Cézanne to Picasso, Warhol, Twombly, Freud, Richter, and Nauman. What unites these works, across centuries and media, is that each one displays some aspect of being unfinished. Essays and case studies by major contemporary scholars address this key concept from the perspective of both the creator and the viewer, probing the impact that this long artistic trajectory-which can be traced back to the first century-has had on modern and contemporary art. The book investigates the degrees to which instances of incompleteness were accidental or intentional, experimental or conceptual. Also included are illuminating interviews with contemporary artists, including Tuymans, Celmins, and Marden, and parallel considerations of the unfinished in literature and film. The result is a multidisciplinary approach and thought-provoking analysis that provide valuable insight into the making, meaning, and critical reception of the unfinished in art"--Cover
Yellow stars and ice by Susan Stewart( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andromache by Euripides( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Andromache, Euripides challenges our concept of tragic character as he transforms our expectations of tragic structure. Through its subtly varied metrics, the play develops an increasingly complex plot and concludes with a simultaneous realization of realism and supernaturalism. The play takes place in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Andromache has become a concubine to Achilles' son, Neoptolemus, bearing him a child, Molossus. The captive Andromache is haunted by memories of her former life and by her love for Hector and their son Astyanax, both slain by the Greeks who are now her masters. As the play opens, Andromache and Molossus are threatened with death by Neoptolemus' young wife, Hermione, who has been unable to conceive a child and is fiercely jealous. The struggle between the two women is mirrored in the conflict between Peleus, who arrives to defend Andromache, and Menelaus, who arrives to help his daughter Hermione complete her bid for power."--Back cover
Antony Gormley : blind light by Anthony Vidler( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthony Gormley is widely recognised as one of the most imaginative and original artists working in the UK today. This illustrated book accompanies the exhibition Anthony Gormley: Blind Light at The Hayward, the artist's first major showing in London in over 25 years." "Since the 1980s Gormley has focused consistently on the human figure, often using his own body as the starting point for works that explore our perception of space, architecture, and bodily presence." "Alongside specially commissioned photography of Gormley's major new projects, the book includes an original visual essay by the artist that elaborates his aesthetic preoccupations with images selected from his own photographic archive. Essays from leading writers and scholars Anthony Vidler, Susan Stewart and W.J.T. Mitchell provide a context in which to understand Gormley's new work, while an in-depth interview with The Hayward Director Ralph Rugoff and co-curator Jacky Klein reconsiders Gormley's place within contemporary culture and the history of art."--Jacket
The sound of poetry, the poetry of sound by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound has been all but ignored in the current discourse about lyric forms. This collection of essays seeks to readdress the fundamental connections between poetry & sound - connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies
On Kawara -- silence by Jeffrey S Weiss( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition marks the first full museum overview of the work produced by On Kawara after 1963. It has been organized in close collaboration with the artist, who proposed most of the sections that comprise the final structure of the show ..."--Introduction, page 19
The forest by Susan Stewart( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hive : poems by Susan Stewart( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the crossroads of science, mathematics, and art lives Quiver, a stunning new collection of poems that seeks to reconcile the empirical truths of science with the emotional truths of human experience. Through an ambitious set of poetic series and sequences, Somers-Willett re-invents the love poem, conjuring a voyeuristic affair between a radio astronomer and Dark Matter, radium's atomic aubade for Marie and Pierre Curie, and the shrill love song of Gregor Mendel's cross-pollinated pea plants. With intelligence and wonder, Quiver comes to understand the pursuits of science and beauty as one and the same, rendering an exquisite world where the graph of a mathematical equation can become the image of "love's witness / running with its arms open all the way home." In deft, musical lyrics that are by turns formal and experimental, studied and accessible, meditative and pragmatic, Somers-Willett portrays scientific phenomena in strikingly intimate ways. Every mystery connects in her universe, revealing a relationship between science and human sentiment that is as surprising as it is profound. --University of Georgia Press
Cinder : new and selected poems by Susan Stewart( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinder: New and Selected Poems gathers for the first time poetry from across Susan Stewart's thirty-five-year career, including many extraordinary new poems. From brief songs to longer meditative sequences, and always with formal innovation and exquisite precision, Stewart evokes the innocence of childhood, the endangered mysteries of the natural world, and deeply felt perceptions, both acute and shared
At the threshold of the visible : minuscule and small-scale art 1964-1996( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love lessons : selected poems of Alda Merini by Alda Merini( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rothko to Richter : mark-making in abstract painting from the collection of Preston H. Haskell by Kelly Baum( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring twenty-seven paintings created between 1950 and 1990 by some of the most important artists of the mid-to late twentieth century, including Karel Appel, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Jack Goldstein, Hans Hofmann, Morris Louis, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, and Frank Stella, this book provides a window on to a moment of remarkable creative ferment, when the nature of abstract painting was being hotly contested. For the artists featured here, the debate around abstraction occurred largely at the level of technique, and to this end, they developed radically new ways to make marks that alternately emphasized or suppressed traces of the artist's touch. Beautiful reproductions are accompanied by insightful essays that examine how the works communicate the changing priorities of abstract art after World War II. Exhibition: Princeton University Art Museum, USA (24.5.-5.10.2014)
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Crimes of writing : problems in the containment of representationOn longing : narratives of the miniature, the gigantic, the souvenir, the collectionThe poet's freedom : a notebook on makingNonsense : aspects of intertextuality in folklore and literaturePoetry and the fate of the sensesThe open studio : essays on art and aestheticsRed roverYellow stars and ice
Alternative Names
Stewart, Sue 1952-

Stewart, Susan.

Stewart, Susan A.

Stewart, Susan A. 1952-

Stewart, Susan Alice

Stewart, Susan Alice 1952-

Stewart, Susan (Susan A.)

Susan Stewart Amerikaans dichteres

Susan Stewart (poet) Amerikaans dichteres

Susan Stewart poetessa estatunidenca

Susan Stewart poetessa statunitense

Susan Stewart poétesse américaine

Susan Stewart poetisa estadounidense

Сьюзэн Стюарт

سوزان استوارت

سوزان ستيوارت شاعرة أمريكية

수잔 스튜어트

스튜어트, 수잔 1952-

スーザン, スチュワート

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