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Boyers, Robert

Works: 60 works in 274 publications in 6 languages and 11,783 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: PS323.5, 811.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Robert Boyers
Most widely held works by Robert Boyers
Contemporary poetry in America : essays and interviews by Robert Boyers( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lowell: a portrait of the artist in his time by Michael London( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atrocity and amnesia : the political novel since 1945 by Robert Boyers( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working deliberately against the grain of assumptions dominant in the contemporary literary academy, Boyers examines novels by Gunter Grass, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Milan Kundera and others, arguing that it is necessary to speak of character, ethics, and philosophic purpose if one is to understand these works. A penetrating study, Atrocity and Amnesia illuminates some of the major fiction of our time and makes an important contribution to contemporary political thought
R.D. Laing & anti-psychiatry by Robert Boyers( Book )

60 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and French and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legacy of the German refugee intellectuals by Robert Boyers( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Trilling : negative capability and the wisdom of avoidance by Robert Boyers( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boyers examines the work of author and literary critic, Lionel Trilling, identifying a major theme of Trilling's writing style, criticism, and personal political stance as the avoidance of ideology. Boyers acknowledges this theme is central to Trilling's ability to describe an idea fully in all its complexity
F.R. Leavis : judgment and the discipline of thought by Robert Boyers( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Leavis' critical ideas and what distinguishes him from other modern critics.--
The Salmagundi reader( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since the founding of Salmagundi by Robert Boyers in 1965, the journal has been synonymous with the best writers producing first-rate essays on a variety of topics. The contributors' list reads like a who's who of influential contemporary writers and critics, from the Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney to one of the more influential literary and cultural critics, Tzvetan Todorov, and the historian John Boswell. The New Salmagundi Reader comprises forty-three pieces in subject categories such as The Sense of the Past; Homelands; Writers; The Art Scene; Politics; and Varieties
R.P. Blackmur, poet-critic : toward a view of poetic objects by Robert Boyers( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the avant-garde : essays on art and culture by Robert Boyers( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dictator's dictation : the politics of novels and novelists by Robert Boyers( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these essays, many of them originally written for The New Republic and Harper's, Robert Boyers examines the role of the political imagination in shaping the works of such important contemporary writers as W.G. Sebald and Philip Roth, Nadine Gordimer and Mario Vargas Llosa, Natalia Ginzburg and Pat Barker, J.M. Coetzee and John Updike, V.S. Naipaul and Anita Desai. Occasionally he finds that politics actually figures very little in works that only pretend to be interested in politics. Elsewhere he discovers that certain writers are not equal to the political issues they take on or that their work is fatally compromised by complacency or wishful thinking."--Jacket
George Steiner at the New Yorker by George Steiner( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de 28 courts essais publiés par G. Steiner dans le magazine américain The New Yorker. Il se divise en 4 parties distinctes : histoire et politique, écrivain et littérature, penseurs, études d'une vie. G. Steiner évoque notamment le compositeur autrichien Anton Webern, le critique d'art Anthony Blunt ou encore la vie d'Albert Speer
The fate of ideas : seductions, betrayals, appraisals by Robert Boyers( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As editor of the quarterly Salmagundi for the past fifty years, Robert Boyers has been on the cutting edge of developments in politics, culture, and the arts. Reflecting on his collaborations and quarrels with some of the twentieth century's most transformative writers, artists, and thinkers, Boyers writes a wholly original intellectual memoir that rigorously confronts selected aspects of contemporary society. Organizing his chapters around specific ideas, Boyers anatomizes the process by which they fall in and out of fashion and often confuse those who most ardently embrace them. In provocative encounters with authority, fidelity, "the other," pleasure, and a wide range of other topics, Boyers tells colorful stories about his own life and, in the process, studies the fate of ideas in a society committed to change and ill equipped to assess the losses entailed in modernity. Among the writers who appear in these pages are Susan Sontag and V.S. Naipaul, Jamaica Kincaid and J.M. Coetzee, as well as figures drawn from all walks of life, including unfaithful husbands, psychoanalysts, terrorists, and besotted beauty lovers."--Publisher's description
Psychological man( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excitable women, damaged men by Robert Boyers( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's first collection of short stories about brillant, hilariously neurotic people who hide from themselves and others, without a clue as to how to live a normal life
Vojo Stanić : sailing on dreams by Vojislav Stanić( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over half a century the Montenegrin painter Vojislav Stanic has been living and working in the small town of Herceg Novi, observing the lives of its inhabitants from the window of his attic studio with a sharp eye and an impish intelligence. Here, so Stanic claims, is a microcosm of the world. One can see universal emotions and traits - love, lust, joy, fear, wonder, jealousy - played out in the parks and cafes of this bustling little port town on the Adriatic." "But if many of Stanic's insights come from keen observation of his neighbors, it is his idiosyncratic outlook and his eye for absurdities and gentle ironies which make his work so compelling. And if he draws on the work of such artists as Bosch, Magritte and de Chirico, it is always with a lightness of touch which leaves one in no doubt that Stanic is a major artistic talent in his own right. This book, including essays which trace his artistic development and explore his uniquely vital imagination, promises to bring his work to the international audience it deserves."--Jacket
A book of common praise by Robert Boyers( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homosexuality : sacrilege, vision, politics : [essays, memoirs, letters and an interview]( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting the present : politics, fiction, autobiography by Robert Boyers( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Atrocity and amnesia : the political novel since 1945
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English (181)

French (18)

Spanish (10)

Japanese (2)

German (1)

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The Salmagundi readerThe dictator's dictation : the politics of novels and novelistsGeorge Steiner at the New YorkerExcitable women, damaged menVojo Stanić : sailing on dreamsA book of common praise