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Shattuck, Roger

Works: 122 works in 590 publications in 8 languages and 18,659 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biographies  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Host
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Most widely held works about Roger Shattuck
Most widely held works by Roger Shattuck
Forbidden knowledge : from Prometheus to pornography by Roger Shattuck( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forbidden Knowledge boldly traces the tragic arc of Western literature and culture as it explores the notion of "forbidden knowledge," from the sexual innocence of Adam and Eve to the awe-inspiring discoveries of modern scientists who have created the atomic bomb and recombinant DNA. The result is a dire portrait of human presumption and of a culture that has abandoned all limits in the quest for knowledge and experience. The harrowing imagery that Shattuck presents is matched only by his faith that we can understand our grievous loss of innocence by reexamining our greatest myths and stories of the last two thousand years. In lively, lucid prose Shattuck explores our uncertain fate through such myths as that of Prometheus and a wide range of literary works, including Milton's Paradise Lost, the writings of the Marquis de Sade, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Melville's Billy Budd, and the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Parents and teachers should be aware that Chapter VII does not make appropriate reading for children and minors. In this seminal work, Shattuck breaks new ground in opening up a crucial subject never before accorded this full-scale treatment. Forbidden Knowledge impels us to a renewed effort to think judiciously about morality and the sacred during a decade of radical skepticism. Forbidden Knowledge represents the capstone of Roger Shattuck's career as one of America's most original and gifted thinkers
The forbidden experiment : the story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron by Roger Shattuck( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the public life of a young boy who appeared in a French village in 1800 after living as a wild animal for most of his eleven or twelve years and of the attempts of a doctor to bring him to a civilized state
The story of my life by Helen Keller( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Helen Keller's original biography, first published in 1902, and her letters from 1887 to 1901. Includes an account of her education taken from letters and accounts written by Annie Sullivan." --
Henri Rousseau : essays by Jean Bouret( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proust's way : a field guide to In search of lost time by Roger Shattuck( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shattuck reveals that Proust must be read as carefully as a detective story, in which every detail becomes a clue to something else. At the same time, every page coruscates with a blend of passion and anxiety over the introduction of strange new elements. Shattuck writes on the ways in which Proust explores character, the false scent of social prestige, existential loss, humor, even memory itself. Finally, Shattuck laments Proust's defenselessness against zealous editors and translators, and distances his subject carefully from the tradition of aesthetic decadence blazed by Baudelaire and Wilde."--Jacket
The banquet years : the origins of the avant garde in France, 1885 to World War I by Roger Shattuck( Book )

42 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the avant-garde movement in France through four avant-gardists, post-Impressionist painter Henri Rousseau, composer Erik Satie, playwright Alfred Jarry, and poet Guillaume Apollinaire
Proust's binoculars; a study of memory, time, and recognition in A la recherche du temps perdu by Roger Shattuck( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this compact volume readers just beginning Proust's master work and those who are already enriched by it will become aware of a significance not unkown but only forgotten"--the basic structure of Proust's enormous novel. The overall meaning of Proust's book lies in his three ways of looking at the world--cinematographic, montage, and stereoscopic--and their varying effects on the emotions and the intellect.Originally published in 1983.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
Marcel Proust by Roger Shattuck( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The innocent eye : on modern literature & the arts by Roger Shattuck( Book )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The craft & context of translation; a symposium by William Arrowsmith( Book )

29 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candor and perversion : literature, education, and the arts by Roger Shattuck( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers an array of provocative ideas to reaffirm literature as a central field of study and personal reward. With analysis, the author elucidates the nature of intellectual craftsmanship, defends art's moral component, and laments our culture's drift toward both anti-intellectualism and philistine pretension. Whether commenting on Flaubert, Foucault, or Pulp Fiction, this work presents a stirring, humane synthesis of the principles and values by which we can live together as a nation finally at peace with its diversity. The author also considers subjects as diverse as the writings of Michel Foucault, the "Beulah Quintet" novels of Mary Lee Settle, the accomplishments of Sarah Bernhardt, and the collaborative efforts of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Much of the book is devoted to the intellectual life of 19th- and 20th-century France, with Shattuck focusing on impressionism, symbolism, surrealism, and other avant-garde movements in art and literature. He also includes several essays on the current state of higher education
Two lives : Georgia O'Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz : a conversation in paintings and photographs by Georgia O'Keeffe( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1918 Alfred Stieglitz, then a world-famous photographer and the champion of modern art in America, asked an art teacher from Texas named Georgia O'Keeffe to come and live for a year in New York. She agreed, and thus began one of the great artistic partnerships in American history." "Two Lives: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz explores in pictures and in words the dialogue that inspired and united both artists. Under its influence, each created, in O'Keeffe's own words, a body of "clear and bright and wonderful work." Despite frequent physical separation, this same conversation of paintings and photographs joined them spiritually until the end, when Stieglitz died in 1946." "The art that was made during this creative alliance is captured in a sequence of images that covers its evolution from 1916, when the painter first sent her drawings to 291, Stieglitz's famous gallery, until the early 1930s when O'Keeffe grew tired of New York and turned to New Mexico for fresh inspiration. Arranged in pairs of a Stieglitz photograph and an O'Keeffe painting, many images bring out striking similarities of form, style, and subject matter. Others hint at a deeper level of emotional and poetic complicity. Seventy-four large reproductions lead one towards the unverbalized core of a singular aesthetic and personal adventure." "The purely visual evidence of two lives spent together is accompanied by essays written by three distinguished scholars. Well-known writer and teacher Roger Shattuck, author of The Banquet Years, opens his account of this adventure with a fable that captures the emotional and imaginative bonds that unite two people, Carl and Miranda, alias Alfred and Georgia. In his essay, he goes on to examine the questions of influence and of inspiration by putting both into the larger context of artistic collaboration, which has often been a feature of both art and literature."
Selected works by Alfred Jarry( Book )

19 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The banquet years : the arts in France, 1885-1918: Alfred Jarry, Henri Rousseau, Erik Satie, Guillaume Apollinaire by Roger Shattuck( Book )

35 editions published between 1955 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modernism of our times explained through a study of four significant men
Selected writings of Guillaume Apollinaire by Guillaume Apollinaire( Book )

14 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by Guillaume Apollinaire( Book )

6 editions published between 1948 and 1950 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world I live in by Helen Keller( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seeing hand -- The hands of others -- The hand of the race -- The power of touch -- The finer vibrations -- Smell, the fallen angel -- Relative values of the senses -- The five-sensed world -- Inward visions -- Analogies in sense perception -- Before the soul dawn -- The larger sanctions -- The dream world -- Dreams and reality -- A waking dream -- A chant of darkness -- Optimism 1903 -- Part I: Optimism within -- Part II: Optimism without -- Part III: The practice of optimism -- My story, 1894
Mount Analogue : a novel of symbolically authentic non-Euclidean adventures in mountain climbing by René Daumal( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1992 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mount Analogue combines the author's poetic gifts and philosophical accomplishments in a manner that is both entertaining to read and profound to contemplate. The novel is a representation of the author's own spiritual quest, transposed into fictional form, and was published posthumously in 1952... Among other things, this is an allegory for the journey of life, as well as a marvellous tale in which the narrator/author, one of an intrepid company of eight, sets sail in the yacht Impossible to search for Mount Analogue, the solid, geographically located, albeit hidden, peak that reaches inexorably towards heaven - as Mount Olympus reaching to the home of the Greek gods, or Mount Sinai to the presence of Yahweh. Daumal, often described as one of the most gifted literary figures in twentieth century France, died before the novel was completed, providing an uncanny one-way quality to the journey that the reader cannot help but share
Half tame, poems by Roger Shattuck( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proust by Roger Shattuck( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Forbidden knowledge : from Prometheus to pornography
Alternative Names
Luojie Xiatuke

Roger Shattuck American writer

Roger Shattuck Amerikaans schrijver (1923-2005)

Roger Shattuck escriptor estatunidenc

Roger Shattuck escritor estadounidense

Roger Shattuck US-amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler

Shattuck Roger Whitney

Shattuck, Roger Whitney, 1923-2005

Xiatuk, Luojie

샤툭, 로저 1923-2005

シャタック, ロジャー

The forbidden experiment : the story of the Wild Boy of AveyronThe story of my lifeProust's way : a field guide to In search of lost timeThe banquet years : the origins of the avant garde in France, 1885 to World War IThe innocent eye : on modern literature & the artsCandor and perversion : literature, education, and the artsSelected worksSelected writings of Guillaume ApollinaireThe world I live in