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Shattuck, Roger

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Works: 117 works in 462 publications in 3 languages and 17,728 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Fiction  Personal narratives  Genealogy  History 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Host
Classifications: HV1624.K4, B
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Most widely held works by Roger Shattuck
Forbidden knowledge : from Prometheus to pornography by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 1,941 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 )
14 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,423 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 )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Helen Keller, who triumphed over deafness and blindness and became "a symbol of the indomitable human spirit," is now considered one of the "hundred most important books of the twentieth century" (New York Public Library). Yet the astonishing original version, first published in 1903, has been out of print for many years. In this, "the restored classic," Roger Shattuck, in collaboration with Dorothy Hermann, has reedited the book to reflect its original composition. Keller's remarkable transformation is presented in three successive accounts: Keller's own version; the letters of "teacher" Anne Sullivan, submerged in the earliest edition; and the valuable documentation by their assistant, John Macy. Including opening and closing commentary by Shattuck and notes by Hermann, this volume has already established itself as the definitive edition of a classic work
Henri Rousseau : essays by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The banquet years; the origins of the avant garde in France, 1885 to World War I by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
34 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proust's way : a field guide to In search of lost time by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,109 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."--Book jacket
Proust's binoculars; a study of memory, time, and recognition in A la recherche du temps perdu by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
26 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marcel Proust by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The innocent eye : on modern literature & the arts by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
18 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected works by Alfred Jarry ( Book )
18 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candor and perversion : literature, education, and the arts by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 779 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 )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 742 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."
The banquet years : the arts in France, 1885-1918: Alfred Jarry, Henri Rousseau, Erik Satie, Guillaume Apollinaire by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
32 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The modernism of our times explained through a study of four significant men
The craft & context of translation; a symposium by William Arrowsmith ( Book )
19 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected writings of Guillaume Apollinaire by Guillaume Apollinaire ( Book )
13 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Guillaume Apollinaire ( Book )
6 editions published between 1948 and 1971 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world I live in by Helen Keller ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In her earlier works, Helen Keller described the details of the early illness that left her deaf and blind, and in the prevailing opinion of the day, unable to be educated, as well as the methods that were eventually used to teach her how to communicate. In the remarkable memoir The World I Live In, Keller offers a much more personal take on her situation, inviting readers inside her own personal experience
Half tame, poems by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
5 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rene Daumal's Mount Analogue is a twentieth-century classic, combining the author's poetic gifts and philosophical accomplishments. Among other things, this is an allegory for the journey of life, as well as a 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 reached to the home of the Greek gods, or Mount Sinai to the presence of Yahweh. Daumal, one of the greatest French writers of the twentieth century, died before the novel was completed, providing an uncanny one-way quality to the journey."--BOOK JACKET
Proust by Roger Shattuck ( Book )
14 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Luojie Xiatuke
Xiatuk, Luojie
シャタック, ロジャー
Languages
English (275)
German (3)
Italian (1)
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