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Bromwich, David 1951-

Works: 44 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 9,279 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Poetry  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Ghost stories  Sonnets  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other
Classifications: JC585, 821.7
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Most widely held works about David Bromwich
Most widely held works by David Bromwich
Politics by other means : higher education and group thinking by David Bromwich( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 801 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 )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 786 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
Hazlitt, the mind of a critic by David Bromwich( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A choice of inheritance : self and community from Edmund Burke to Robert Frost by David Bromwich( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence by David Bromwich( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 534 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
On liberty by John Stuart Mill( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skeptical music : essays on modern poetry by David Bromwich( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American sonnets : an anthology by David Bromwich( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 497 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 )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral imagination by David Bromwich( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 351 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"
On empire, liberty, and reform : speeches and letters by Edmund Burke( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The turn of the screw by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have beenable to do -- a complete feeling of dread and uncertainty
Learned societies and the evolution of the disciplines by Saul Bernard Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature as experience : an anthology( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazlitt : the mind of a critic : with a new preface by David Bromwich( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and the novel by Irving Howe( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of John Keats by John Keats( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Keats is regarded as the quintessential English Romantic poet: lyrical, passionate, tender, dreamy, sensuous. The only thing more miraculous than his brief career--in which, from the age of eighteen until his death a mere seven years later, he produced a substantial number of the greatest poems in English--are those poems themselves. Nowhere has the pressure of human imagination been brought more powerfully to bear on our mortal condition than in his great narratives and narrative fragments, his sonnets of discovery, and his magnificent odes. The Everyman edition of the poems presents a reordered and reedited version of the complete text with detailed notes to every poem, as well as a chronology and bibliography." -- Dust jacket
William Hazlitt, the mind of a critic by David Bromwich( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and the mirror of nature by Richard Rorty( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levert kritiek op de zoektocht van zijn analytische vakgenoten naar de filosofische grondslagen voor objectieve kennis
Complete stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 10 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
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Politics by other means : higher education and group thinking
Alternative Names
Bromwich, David

Bromwich, David Lee.

Bromwich, David Lee 1951-

David Bromwich Professor of English

Lee Bromwich, David 1951-

ברומויץ', דיויד, 1951-

English (170)

Disowned by memory : Wordsworth's poetry of the 1790sHazlitt, the mind of a criticOn libertySkeptical music : essays on modern poetryAmerican sonnets : an anthologyOn empire, liberty, and reform : speeches and lettersThe turn of the screwHazlitt : the mind of a critic : with a new preface