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Bromwich, David 1951-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 6,834 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Sources  Ghost stories  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Diary fiction  Horror tales 
Roles: Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: JC585, 323.44
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Most widely held works by David Bromwich
On liberty by John Stuart Mill ( )
12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation
Politics by other means : higher education and group thinking by David Bromwich ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 840 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
Hazlitt, the mind of a critic by David Bromwich ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disowned by memory : Wordsworth's poetry of the 1790s by David Bromwich ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 789 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 )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skeptical music : essays on modern poetry by David Bromwich ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American sonnets : an anthology by David Bromwich ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 485 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 )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On empire, liberty, and reform : speeches and letters by Edmund Burke ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learned societies and the evolution of the disciplines by Saul Bernard Cohen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The turn of the screw by Henry James ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans. Unsettled by a sense of intense evil in the house, she soon becomes obsessed with the idea that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care
Literature as experience : an anthology ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics and the novel by Irving Howe ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by John Keats ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Rimbaud contains selections from Rimbaud's work, including over 100 poems, selected prose, "Letter to Paul Demeny, May 15, 1871," and an index of first lines
Complete Stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cosmic ray records : Casey, 1970 by David Bromwich ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy and the mirror of nature by Richard Rorty ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Levert kritiek op de zoektocht van zijn analytische vakgenoten naar de filosofische grondslagen voor objectieve kennis
William Hazlitt, the mind of a critic by David Bromwich ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete stories by Henry James ( Book )
in English and held by 9 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 (95)
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