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Damrosch, Leopold

Overview
Works: 42 works in 229 publications in 6 languages and 12,346 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Fantasy fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Biographies  Satirical literature  Action and adventure fiction  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
Classifications: PR3724, 823.5
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Most widely held works by Leopold Damrosch
Samuel Johnson and the tragic sense by Leopold Damrosch( )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy in the eighteenth century is often said to have expired or been deflected into nondramatic forms like history and satire, and to have survived mainly as a "tragic sense" in writers like Samuel Johnson. Leopold Damrosch shows that many readers were still capable of an imaginative response to tragedy. In Johnson, however, moral and aesthetic assumptions limited his ability to appreciate or create tragedy, despite a deep understanding of human suffering. This limitation, Mr. Damrosch argues, derived partly from his Christian belief, and more largely from a view of reality that did not allow exclusive focus on its tragic aspects. The author discusses Irene, The vanity of Human Wishes, and Johnson's criticism of tragedy, particularly that of Shakespeare. A Final chapter places Johnson's view in the context of modern theories. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Jean-Jacques Rousseau : restless genius by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructs the life of the French literary genius whose writing changed opinions and fueled fierce debate on both sides of the Atlantic during the period of the American and French revolutions
Jonathan Swift : his life and his world by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leo Damrosch draws on discoveries made over the past thirty years to tell the story of Swift's life anew. Probing holes in the existing evidence, he takes some speculations about Swift's parentage, love life, and various personal relationships and shows how Swift's public version of his life--the one accepted until recently--was deliberately misleading. Swift concealed aspects of himself and his relationships, and other people in his life helped to keep his secrets. Through his own words and those of a wide circle of friends, a complex Swift emerges: a restless, combative, empathetic figure, a man of biting wit and powerful mind, and a major figure in the history of world letters."--Publisher's description
Symbol and truth in Blake's myth by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a controversial examination of the conceptual bases of Blake's myth, Leopold Damrosch argues that his poems contain fundamental contradictions, but that this fact docs not imply philosophical or artistic failure. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Tocqueville's discovery of America by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retraces Alexis de Tocqueville's nine-month journey through a young United States in 1831 and 1832, during which he was impressed by America's dynamic society, but was convinced that slavery would lead to civil war
Eternity's sunrise : the imaginative world of William Blake by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Blake, overlooked in his time, remains an enigmatic figure to contemporary readers despite his near canonical status. Out of a wounding sense of alienation and dividedness he created a profoundly original symbolic language, in which words and images unite in a unique interpretation of self and society. He was a counterculture prophet whose art still challenges us to think afresh about almost every aspect of experience--social, political, philosophical, religious, erotic, and aesthetic. He believed that we live in the midst of Eternity here and now, and that if we could open our consciousness to the fullness of being, it would be like experiencing a sunrise that never ends. Following Blake's life from beginning to end, acclaimed biographer Leo Damrosch draws extensively on Blake's poems, his paintings, and his etchings and engravings to offer this generously illustrated account of Blake the man and his vision of our world. The author's goal is to inspire the reader with the passion he has for his subject, achieving the imaginative response that Blake himself sought to excite. The book is an invitation to understanding and enjoyment, an invitation to appreciate Blake's imaginative world and, in so doing, to open the doors of our perception."--Jacket
God's plot & man's stories : studies in the fictional imagination from Milton to Fielding by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern essays on eighteenth-century literature( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Swift, Pope, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollet, Sterne, Johnson, Boswell, and poems and plays of the period
The imaginative world of Alexander Pope by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As entertaining today as it was when first published in 1726, "Gulliver's Travels" has been read by generations of children as an adventure story and by adults as a devastating satire of society
The uses of Johnson's criticism by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Profession of eighteenth-century literature : reflections on an institution by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sorrows of the Quaker Jesus : James Nayler and the Puritan crackdown on the free Spirit by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cromwellian religious liberalism. The Sorrows of the Quaker Jesus is at once a study of antinomian religious thought, of an exemplary individualist movement that suddenly found itself obliged to impose order, and of the ways in which religious and political ideas become intertwined in a period of crisis. It is also a vivid portrait of a fascinating man
Fictions of reality in the age of Hume and Johnson by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential writings of Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Essential Writings of Rousseau collects the best and most indispensable work of one of the world's most influential writers. A towering figure of Enlightenment thought, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was also one of that movement's most passionate and persuasive critics. His extraordinarily original observations on politics, education, and human nature were provocative in their day and remain resonant more than two hundred years after his death. Rousseau's 1762 treatise The Social Contract laid intellectual groundwork for both the American and French Revolutions, influencing such figures as Thomas Jefferson. An eloquent writer with profound insight into human psychology, Rousseau also penned one of the most compelling autobiographies ever written--the magisterial Confessions. The entirety of the first three books of that masterpiece along with the complete Social Contract are included in this indispensable volume
The rape of the lock and other major writings by Alexander Pope( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection includes early poems, excerpts from Pope's translation of the "Iliad," selected prose works, and letters to such contemporaries as John Gay and Jonathan Swift
Adventures in English literature by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Johnson & James Boswell by Samuel Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary research tool that contains a collection of over 56 works by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell. Includes the complete Yale ed. of The Works of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell's The Life of Johnson. Features rare Johnson editions from the British Library, Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language (1755 ed.), images of Johnson, Boswell and their contemporaries, The Plays of Shakespeare, by Samuel Johnson, and an index with over 6,000 entries
The Enlightenment invention of the modern self by Leopold Damrosch( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University presents this course which introduces the major thinkers of the Enlightenment and their works. The discussion centers on the concept of self and how it changed during this time
Jonathan Swift : a biography by Leopold Damrosch( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Damrosch draws on discoveries made over the past thirty years to tell the story of Swift's life anew. Probing holes in the existing evidence, he takes seriously some daring speculations about Swift's parentage, love life, and various personal relationships and shows how Swift's public version of his life--the one accepted until recently--was deliberately misleading. Swift concealed aspects of himself and his relationships, and other people in his life helped to keep his secrets. . Assembling suggestive clues, Damrosch re-narrates the events of Swift's life while making vivid the scents, sounds, and smells of his English and Irish surroundings. Through his own words and those of a wide circle of friends, a complex Swift emerges: a restless, combative, empathetic figure, a man of biting wit and powerful mind, and a major figure in the history of world letters
 
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau : restless genius
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Tocqueville's discovery of AmericaThe imaginative world of Alexander PopeGulliver's travelsThe Profession of eighteenth-century literature : reflections on an institutionThe rape of the lock and other major writings
Alternative Names
Damrosch, Leo.

Damrosch Leo 1941-....

Damrosch, Leopold Jr

Leo Damrosch American academic

Leo Damrosch Amerikaans universitair docent (1941-)

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