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Appignanesi, Richard

Works: 402 works in 1,892 publications in 18 languages and 36,302 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  History  Caricatures and cartoons  Comics (Graphic works)  Fiction  Biographies  Biography  Young adult works  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Translator, Author of introduction, ed, Redactor, Adapter, Contributor, Transcriber
Classifications: PN6737.A66, 741.5941
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Appignanesi
Freud for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

81 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 14 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud revolutionised the way we think about ourselves. This book demystifies the facts of Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis and explores the story of his life and work
Introducing postmodernism by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

86 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,185 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'
Romeo and Juliet by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In graphic novel format, presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale about two star-crossed lovers
Introducing Sartre by Philip Thody( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 902 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 Foucault by Chris Horrocks( )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Foucault's work was described at his death as "the most important event of thought in our century". As a philosopher, historian, and political activist he most certainly left behind an enduring and influential body of work, but is this acclaim justified? Introducing Foucault places Foucault's work in its turbulent philosophical and political context, and critically explores his mission to expose the links between knowledge and power in the human sciences, their discourses and institutions." "Chris Horrocks, whose most recent publication is Introducing Baudrillard, explains how Foucault overturned our assumptions about the experience and perception of madness, sexuality and criminality, and the often brutal social practices of confinement, confession and discipline. He describes Foucault's engagement with psychiatry and clinical medicine, his political activism and the transgressive aspects of pleasure and desire which he promoted in his writing. Zoran Jevtic's inspired illustrations give an added dimension to this fascinating introduction to a major 20th century thinker."--BOOK JACKET
Hamlet by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2107. Global climate change has devastated the earth. This is now a cyberworld in constant dread of war. Prince Hamlet of Denmark has come home to face an uncertain future
Lenin for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin's career is depicted in this book, from his provincial origins to his role as architect of the October Revolution. His ideas, his genius for underground organization and strategies for agitation are explained. This book aims to make the history of th
A midsummer night's dream by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of Shakespeare's funniest, most enduring stories, meddling fairies create unexpected love triangles among a group of teenagers. It's the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work for reluctant readers and manga fans alike
Kafka by David Zane Mairowitz( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 588 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 quantum theory by J. P McEvoy( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 585 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
Julius Caesar by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells, in comic book format, Shakespeare's play about political intrigue, personal betrayal, and the aftermath of a brutal assassination
Introducing consciousness by David Papineau( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern science may have split the atom and solved the mystery of life, but it has yet to explain the source of conscious feelings. Eminent thinkers from many areas of science are turning to this problem, and a wide range of theories are currently on offer. Yet sceptics doubt whether consciousness can be tamed by conventional science, or even can be understood at all. Introducing Consciousness provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies. It starts with the history of the philosophical relation between mind and matter, and proceeds to scientific attempts to exp
Introducing Wittgenstein by John M Heaton( )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 528 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( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism is crucial to an understanding of modern Western culture. Philosophy, art, literature, music and politics were all transformed in the turbulent period between the French Revolution of 1789 and the Communist Manifesto of 1848. This was the age of the 'Romantic revolution', when modern attitudes to political and artistic freedom were born. When we think of Romanticism, flamboyant figures such as Byron or Shelley instantly spring to mind, but what about Napoleon or Hegel, Turner or Blake, Wagner or Marx, who also emerged from this great period of turmoil and change? How was it that
Introducing semiotics by Paul Cobley( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing Semiotics outlines the development of sign study from its classical precursors to contemporary post-structuralism. Through Paul Cobley's incisive text and Litza Jansz's brilliant illustrations, it identifies the key semioticians and their work and explains the simple concepts behind difficult terms. For anybody who wishes to know why signs are crucial to human existence and how we can begin to study systems of signification, this book is the place to start"--
Macbeth by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells, in comic book format, Shakespeare's play about a man who kills his king after hearing the prophesies of three witches
The tempest by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Miranda and her father, Prospero, have been living on an isolated island for twelve years. When the survivors of a shipwreck land on the island (thanks to Prospero's magical machinations), they're drawn into a web of coincidences, love at first sight, and old revenges that only Prospero's forgiveness--and some otherworldly assistance--can remedy"--Page 4 of cover
Othello by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Othello's fellow soldier Iago starts filling his head with rumors of his wife Desdemona's infidelity, Othello begins down the path of his own destruction. Presented in comic book format
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing Cultural Studies provides an incisive tour through the minefield of this complex subject, charting its origins in Britain and its migration to the USA, Canada, France, Australia and South Asia, examining the ideas of its leading exponents and providing a flavour of its use around the world. Covering the ground from Gramsci to Raymond Williams, postcolonial discourse to the politics of diaspora, feminism to queer theory, technoculture and the media to globalization, it serves as an insightful guide to the essential concepts of this fascinating area of study. It is essential reading for all those concerned with the quickening pulse of old, new and emerging cultures."--pub. desc
Introducing existentialism by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents basic concepts in the philosophy of existentialism. Examines the philosophers who influenced existentialism and those identified as existentialists. Relates existentialism to other forms of philosophy and cultural movements of its time
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Appignanesi, Richard

Appigunanessei, Richādo

Appigunanessei, Richādo 1940-

Richard Appignanesi Canadees romanschrijver

Richard Appignanesi editor

Аппигнанези, Р. (Ричард), 1940-

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.