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Bromwich, David 1951-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 137 publications in 1 language and 8,878 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Biography  Poetry  Ghost stories  Short stories 
Roles: Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: PS2112, 323.44
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Most widely held works by David Bromwich
Complete stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 21 stories in Complete Stories 1892-1898 represent James at the peak of his storytelling powers. Among them are "The Turn of the Screw," one of his most popular works, a terrifying exercise in psychological horror centering on the corruption of childhood innocence; "The Real Thing," a playful consideration of the illusions of art and the paradoxes of authenticity; "The Figure in the Carpet," "The Death of the Lion," and "The Middle Years," three very different expositions of the mysteries of authorship, embodying some of James's most profound insights into the nature of his own art; "The Altar of the Dead," a somber, ultimately wrenching meditation on the relation of the living to the dead; and "In the Cage," an extended evocation of the inner life of a young woman trapped in a dehumanizing job at a postal-and-telegraph office
On liberty by John Stuart Mill ( )
11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Hazlitt, the mind of a critic by David Bromwich ( Book )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics by other means : higher education and group thinking by David Bromwich ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberal education has been under siege in recent years. Far-right ideologues in journalism and government have pressed for a uniform curriculum that focuses on the achievements of Western culture. Partisans of the academic left, who hold our culture responsible for the evils of society, have attempted to redress imbalances by fostering multiculturalism in education. In this eloquent and passionate book a distinguished scholar criticizes these positions and calls for a return to the tradition of independent thinking that he contends has been betrayed by both right and left. Under the guise of educational reform, says David Bromwich, these groups are in fact engaging in politics by other means. Bromwich argues that rivals in the debate over education have one thing in common: they believe in the all-importance of culture. Each assumes that culture confers identity, decides the terms of every moral choice, and gives a meaning to life. Both sides therefore see education as a means to indoctrinate students in specific cultural and political dogmas. By contrast, Bromwich contends that genuine education is concerned less with culture than with critical thinking and independence of mind. This view of education is not a middle way among the political demands of the moment, says Bromwich. Its earlier advocates include Mill and Wollstonecraft, and its roots can be traced to such secular moralists as Burke and Hume. Bromwich attacks the anti-democratic and intolerant premises of both right and left - premises that often appear in the conservative guise of "preserving the tradition" on the one hand, or the radical guise of "opening up the tradition" on the other. He discusses the new academic "fundamentalists" and the politically correct speech codes they have devised to enforce a doctrine of intellectual conformity; educational policy as articulated by conservative apologists George Will and William Bennett; the narrow logic of institutional radicalism; the association between personal reflection and social morality; and the discipline of literary study, where the symptoms of cultural conflict have appeared most visibly. Written with the wisdom and conviction of a dedicated teacher, this book is a persuasive plea to recover a true liberal addition in academia and government - through independent thinking, self-knowledge, and tolerance of other points of view
Disowned by memory : Wordsworth's poetry of the 1790s by David Bromwich ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Informed by a knowledge of political thought and by close attention to poetic texture, Disowned by Memory is above all a study of moral psychology. The idea of personal consciousness which we now take for granted, yet which has been vital to the development of modern poetry, had much of its real beginning in Wordsworth. More than any other work of criticism, this book tells how that discovery occurred
A choice of inheritance : self and community from Edmund Burke to Robert Frost by David Bromwich ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skeptical music : essays on modern poetry by David Bromwich ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American sonnets : an anthology by David Bromwich ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of sonnets written by American poets over the course of two centuries, including selections by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Helen Hunt Jackson, Conrad Aiken, Richard Eberhart, and many others
Romantic critical essays by David Bromwich ( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On empire, liberty, and reform : speeches and letters by Edmund Burke ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence by David Bromwich ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first biography to attend to the complexity of Burke's thought as it emerges in both his major writings and private correspondence. The public and private writings cannot be easily dissociated, nor should they be. For Burke's "a thinker, writer, and politician." The principles of politics were merely those of morality enlarged. Bromwich reads Burke's career as an imperfect attempt to organize an honorable life in the dense medium he knew politics to be. This intellectual biography examines the first three decades of Burke's professional life. His protest against the cruelties of English society and his criticism of all unchecked power laid the groundwork for his later attacks on abuses of government in India, Ireland, and France. Bromwich allows us to see the youthful skeptic, wary of a social contract based on "nature," the theorist of love and fear in relation to "the sublime and beautiful," the advocate of civil liberty, even in the face of civil disorder; the architect of economic reform; and the agitator for peace with America
Moral imagination by David Bromwich ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Spanning many historical and literary contexts, Moral Imagination brings together a dozen recent essays by one of America's premier cultural critics. David Bromwich explores the importance of imagination and sympathy to suggest how these faculties may illuminate the motives of human action and the reality of justice. These wide-ranging essays address thinkers and topics from Gandhi and Martin Luther King on nonviolent resistance, to the dangers of identity politics, to the psychology of the heroes of classic American literature. Bromwich demonstrates that moral imagination allows us to judge the right and wrong of actions apart from any benefit to ourselves, and he argues that this ability is an innate individual strength, rather than a socially conditioned habit. Political topics addressed here include Edmund Burke and Richard Price's efforts to define patriotism in the first year of the French Revolution, Abraham Lincoln's principled work of persuasion against slavery in the 1850s, the erosion of privacy in America under the influence of social media, and the use of euphemism to shade and anesthetize reactions to the global war on terror. Throughout, Bromwich considers the relationship between language and power, and the insights language may offer into the corruptions of power.Moral Imagination captures the singular voice of one of the most forceful thinkers working in America today"--
Learned societies and the evolution of the disciplines by Saul Bernard Cohen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The turn of the screw by Henry James ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic ghost story about a high-strung governess and the two young children who may--or may not--be plotting with the diabolical Peter Quint
Literature as experience : an anthology ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics and the novel by Irving Howe ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems of John Keats by John Keats ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the course of his short life, John Keats (1795-1821) honed a raw talent into a brilliant poetic maturity. By the end of his brief career, he had written poems of such beauty, imagination and generosity of spirit, that he had - unwittingly - fulfilled his wish that he should 'be among the English poets after my death'. This new, wide-ranging selection of Keats' poetry has been selected by Claire Tomalin
Poems by John Keats ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains a full selection of Keats' work, including his lyric poems, narrative poems, letters, and an index of first lines
Philosophy and the mirror of nature by Richard Rorty ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Levert kritiek op de zoektocht van zijn analytische vakgenoten naar de filosofische grondslagen voor objectieve kennis
Cosmic ray records : Casey, 1970 by David Bromwich ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bromwich, David Lee.
Bromwich, David Lee 1951-
Lee Bromwich, David 1951-
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English (113)
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