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Kroeber, Karl 1926-2009

Works: 67 works in 285 publications in 1 language and 15,100 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  History  Stories without words  Bibliography  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karl Kroeber
Styles in fictional structure; the art of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot by Karl Kroeber( )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author provides detailed comparisons of the novels of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot, showing how their styles differ and why the differences are significant. He discusses their unique forms of characterization, point of view and imagery." Book Jacket
Creation myths of primitive America by Jeremiah Curtin( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkably accurate original translations of Native American myths from one of 19th-century America's foremost linguists
Romantic narrative art by Karl Kroeber( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the origins of English Romantic poetry
Images of Romanticism : verbal and visual affinities by Karl Kroeber( Book )

15 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic landscape vision: Constable and Wordsworth by Karl Kroeber( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic fantasy and science fiction by Karl Kroeber( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American storytelling : a reader of myths and legends by Karl Kroeber( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The myths and legends in this collection have been selected both for their excellence as stories and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. They are drawn from oral traditions of the major culture areas of aboriginial North America and include trickster tales, origin myths, and stories of domestic sexual conflict."--Jacket
Traditional literatures of the American Indian : texts and interpretations( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic poetry : recent revisionary criticism( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology fills the need for a comprehensive, up-to-date collection of the most important contemporary writings on the English romantic poets"--Back cover
Make believe in film and fiction : visual vs. verbal storytelling by Karl Kroeber( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describing in detail precise differences between the psychological experience of reading a novel and watching a movie, Make Believe in Film and Fiction shows how movies' unique magnification of movements produces stories especially potent in exposing hypocrisy, the spread of criminality in contemporary society, and the relation of private experience to the natural environment. By contrasting novels with visual storytelling the book also displays how fiction facilitates sharing of subjective fantasies, frees the mind from limiting spatial and temporal preconceptions, and dramatizes the ethical significance of even trivial and commonplace behavior, while intensifying readers' awareness of how they think and feel."--Jacket
The artifice of reality : poetic style in Wordsworth, Foscolo, Keats, and Leopardi by Karl Kroeber( Book )

15 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological literary criticism : romantic imagining and the biology of mind by Karl Kroeber( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying poetry; a critical anthology of English and American poems by Karl Kroeber( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British romantic art by Karl Kroeber( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistry in Native American myths by Karl Kroeber( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: This challenging study analyzes nearly forty superb stories, from mythic narratives predating Columbus to contemporary American Indian fiction, representing every traditional Native American culture area. Developing recent ethnopoetic scholarship and drawing on the critical ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin and Pierre Bourdieu, Karl Kroeber reveals how preconceptions deriving from our hypervisual, print-dominated culture distort our understanding of essential functions and forms of oral storytelling. Kroeber demonstrates that myths do not merely preserve tradition but may transform it by performatively reenacting the concealed sociological and psychological conflicts that give rise to social institutions. Showing how the variability of mythic narrative fosters communal self-renewal, Kroeber offers startling insight into Native Americans#x19; perception of animals as “cultured,” their creation of visually unrepresentable tricksters by aural imagining, and the rhetorical means through which oral narratives may not only reflect but even redirect political change. By making understandable the forgotten artistry of oral storytelling, Kroeber enables modern readers to appreciate fully the tragic emotions, hilarious ribaldry, and haunting beauty in these astonishing Native American mythic narratives
Ishi in three centuries( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retelling/rereading : the fate of storytelling in modern times by Karl Kroeber( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly readable and thoroughly original book, Karl Kroeber questions the assumptions about storytelling we have inherited from the exponents of modernism and postmodernism. These assumptions have led to overly formalistic and universalizing conceptions of narrative that mystify the social functions of storytelling. Even "politically correct" critics have Eurocentrically defined story as too "primitive" to be taken seriously as art. Kroeber reminds us that the fundamental value of storytelling lies in retelling, this paradoxical remaking anew that constitutes story's role as one of the essential modes of discourse. His work develops some recent anthropological and feminist criticism to delineate the participative function of audience in narrative performances. In depicting how audiences contribute to storytelling transactions, Kroeber carries us into a surprising array of examples, ranging from a Mesopotamian sculpture to Derek Walcott's Omeros; startling juxtapositions, such as Cervantes to Vermeer; and innovative readings of familiar novels and paintings. Tom Wolfe's comparison of his Bonfire of the Vanities to Vanity Fair is critically analyzed, as are the differences between Thackeray's novel and Joyce's Ulysses and Flaubert's Madame Bovary. Other discussions focus on traditional Native American stories, Henry James's The Ambassadors, Calvino's If on a winter's night a traveller, and narrative paintings of Giotto, Holman Hunt, and Roy Lichtenstein. Kroeber deploys the ideas of Ricoeur and Bakhtin to reassess dramatically the field of narrative theory, demonstrating why contemporary narratologists overrate plot and undervalue story's capacity to give meaning to the contingencies of real experience. Retelling/Rereading provides solid theoretical grounding for a new understanding of storytelling's strange role in twentieth-century art and of our need to develop a truly multicultural narrative criticism
American Indian persistence and resurgence by Karl Kroeber( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection celebrates the resurgence of Native Americans within the cultural landscape of the United States. During the past quarter century, the Native American population in the United States has seen an astonishing demographic growth reaching beyond all biological probability as increasing numbers of Americans desire to admit or to claim Native American ancestry. This volume illustrates a unique moment in history, as unprecedented numbers of Native Americans seek to create a powerful, flexible sense of cultural identity. Diverse commentators, including literary critics, anthropologists, ethnohistorians, poets and a novelist address persistent issues facing Native Americans and Native American studies today. The future of White-Indian relation, the viability of Pan-Indianism, tensions between Native Americans and North American anthropologists, and new devlopments in ethnohistory are among the topics discussed. The survival of Native Americans as recorded in this collection, an expanded edition of a special issue of boundary 2, brings into focus the dynamically adaptive values of Native American culture. Native Americans' persistence in U.S. culture - not disappearing under the pressure to assimilate or through genocidal warfare - reminds us of the extent to which any living culture is defined by the process of transformation."--Book cover
Traditional literatures of the American Indian : texts and interpretations( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents and analyzes complete oral texts from the Native American traditions, with essays by leading scholars examining the subtle artistry of form and content that gives spoken stories and myths an enduring vitality in native communities, and explaining the meaning, purpose, and structure of the tales
Wordsworth scholarship and criticism, 1973-1984 : an annotated bibliography, with selected criticism, 1809-1972 by Mark Jones( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Creation myths of primitive America
Native American storytelling : a reader of myths and legendsTraditional literatures of the American Indian : texts and interpretationsRomantic poetry : recent revisionary criticismMake believe in film and fiction : visual vs. verbal storytellingEcological literary criticism : romantic imagining and the biology of mindArtistry in Native American mythsIshi in three centuriesRetelling/rereading : the fate of storytelling in modern times
Alternative Names
Karl Kroeber American literary scholar

Karl Kroeber Amerikaans literatuurcriticus (1926-2009)

Карл Крёбер американский литературный критик и журналист

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