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Gunn, Giles B.

Overview
Works: 47 works in 212 publications in 1 language and 12,959 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: E169.12, 820.90001
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Most widely held works about Giles B Gunn
 
Most widely held works by Giles B Gunn
The interpretation of otherness : literature, religion, and the American imagination by Giles B Gunn( )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the ways in which imaginative literature expresses religious meaning and considers the contribution of literary criticism to religious scholarship, maintaining that a reciprocity exists between literature and religion
A historical guide to Herman Melville( )

21 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection gathers together original essays dealing with Melville's relations with his historical era, with class, with the marketplace, with ethnic otherness, and with religion. These essays are framed by a new, short biography by Robert Milder, an introduction by Giles Gunn, an illustrated chronology, and a bibliographical essay. Taken together, these pieces afford a fresh and searching set of perspectives on Melville's connections both with his own age and also with our own. This book makes the case, as does no other collection of criticism of its size, for Melville's commanding centrality to nineteenth-century American writing. -- Publishers description
The culture of criticism and the criticism of culture by Giles B Gunn( )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is to challenge the assumptions made by the structuralist and post-structuralist schools of literary criticism. It defends and attempts to re-evaluate the kind of moral reflection associated with the critical legacy of such writers as Lionel Trilling and Edmund Wilson
New World metaphysics : readings on the religious meaning of the American experience by Giles B Gunn( )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redrawing the boundaries : the transformation of English and American literary studies( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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F.O. Matthiessen : the critical achievement by Giles B Gunn( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible and American arts and letters( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking across the American grain : ideology, intellect, and the new pragmatism by Giles B Gunn( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and religion by Giles B Gunn( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatism and other writings by William James( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection presents, in its entirety, Pragmatism, the seminal set of lectures in which James argues for the "reasonableness of ordinary experience." Also gathered here are selections from James's other formative works, including The Meaning of Truth, Psychology, The Will to Believe, and Talks to Teachers on Psychology. Throughout these essays the fecund power of imagination is restored to the operations of rationality by James, whom George Santayana hailed as "an impulsive poet: a master in the art of recording or divining the lyric quality of experience.""--Jacket
Early American writing by Giles B Gunn( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panoramic survey of early American life and literature, including many different voices from Hispanic, Native American, and African American culture
Beyond solidarity : pragmatism and difference in a globalized world by Giles B Gunn( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas to live for : toward a global ethics by Giles B Gunn( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of his distinguished interdisciplinary career, Giles Gunn has sustained his focus on the continuing threats to our collective sense of the human that seem to result from the link between the collision of fundamental values and the increase of systemic violence. He asks whether such threats can be at least mitigated, even if not removed, by understanding as opposed to force and what resources a more pragmatic cosmopolitanism might provide for doing so. How, in other words, might our sense of the human be reconstructed, not around suspicion or antipathy toward others, but around an epistemological and moral need of them? In this narrativized collection of his essays, Gunn introduces each one with a set of comments designed to explain his goal when first writing them and what they mean to him now. The variety of issues he addresses ranges from the theory of culture and cultural criticism (particularly in America), the philosophy of inter- and cross-disciplinary studies, and the psychology and politics of pragmatism to the ethics of human solidarity, the place of culture in the misshaping of international affairs, and the quest of both religion and culture for a new basis for the normative. (Publisher)
The pragmatist turn : religion, the Enlightenment, and the formation of American literature by Giles B Gunn( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Pragmatist Turn, renowned scholar Giles Gunn offers a new critical history on the ways in which seventeenth-century religion and the eighteenth-century Enlightenment influenced the formation of the American literary canon. Engaging with the work of authors ranging from Melville and Douglass to Dickinson and Morrison, he reveals the roots of a pragmatist consciousness at the heart of American culture. -- Back cover
America and the misshaping of a new world order( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The attempt by the George W. Bush administration to reshape world order, especially but not exclusively after September 11, 2001, increasingly appears to have resulted in a catastrophic "misshaping" of geopolitics in the wake of bungled campaigns in the Middle East and their many reverberations worldwide. Journalists and scholars are now trying to understand what happened, and this volume explores the role of culture and rhetoric in this process of geopolitical transformation. What difference do cultural concepts and values make to the cognitive and emotional weather of which, at various levels, international politics is both consequence and perceived corrective? The distinguished scholars in this multidisciplinary volume bring the tools of cultural analysis to the profound ongoing debate about how geopolitics is mapped and what determines its governance. The volume includes essays by Eileen Boris, Richard Falk, Giles Gunn, Mark Juergensmeyer, Lisa Lowe, Simon Ortiz, David Palumbo-Liu, Lisa Parks, Donald Pease, Wade Clark Roof, John Carlos Rowe, Gabriele Schwab, and Ronald Steel
Ideas to die for : the cosmopolitan challenge by Giles B Gunn( Book )

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

"This book seeks to address the kinds of challenges that cosmopolitan perspectives and practices face in a world organized increasingly in relation to a proliferating series of global absolutisms - religious, political, social, and economic"--
Church, state, and American culture( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James, Senior: a selection of his writings by Henry James( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatic passages toward the global by Giles B Gunn( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special topic : Globalizing literary studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A historical guide to Herman Melville
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A historical guide to Herman MelvilleThe culture of criticism and the criticism of cultureNew World metaphysics : readings on the religious meaning of the American experienceRedrawing the boundaries : the transformation of English and American literary studiesThinking across the American grain : ideology, intellect, and the new pragmatismPragmatism and other writingsEarly American writingBeyond solidarity : pragmatism and difference in a globalized worldAmerica and the misshaping of a new world order
Alternative Names
Gunn, Giles.

Gunn Giles 1938-....

Gunn, Giles B.

Gunn, Giles Buckingham 1938-

Languages
English (183)