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Beecher, Donald

Overview
Works: 148 works in 398 publications in 4 languages and 10,975 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Humor 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Creator, Translator
Classifications: PQ4634.S7, 616.8583
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald Beecher
A treatise on lovesickness by Jacques Ferrand( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariosto today : contemporary perspectives by Massimo Ciavolella( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso is one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance, a work which, many argue, signalled the apogee of Renaissance fancy on the precipice of irony and decline. This collection of essays brings together twelve noted Italian and American scholars to provide a complete picture of Ariosto and all his works, covering topics such as historical criticism relating to Ariosto's place and time; philological investigations into the varying literary styles of the author, especially outside of the Furioso; Ariosto's extrinsic relationships with other literary traditions; and formal and thematic excavations of the immanent aesthetics of the Furioso.Each essayist acknowledges the fact that Ariosto's creations are charged with allusions and allegiances variously inviting recognition or demanding the status of record. This reading of his works reveals that Ariosto was not a writer who believed, as it was previously thought, that literature is something escapist or fantastic in nature, but one who, in writing and re-writing his works, tried to re-interpret literary tradition while incorporating the new literary instruments that were available to him at the time: Ariosto's literary production is an integration of tradition and invention. This new reading of his work will be essential to any Italianist's library
Comparative critical approaches to Renaissance comedy( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impresario (untitled) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnabe Riche, his farewell to military profession by Barnabe Rich( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scruffy scoundrels = Gli straccioni by Annibal Caro( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking exception to the law : materializing injustice in early modern English literature( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satisfaction all around = (Les Contens) by Odet de Turnèbe( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance comedy : the Italian masters by Don Beecher( Book )

in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind : Euphues' golden legacy found after his death in his cell at Silexedra (1590) by Thomas Lodge( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three sisters by Leone de' Sommi( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros and Anteros : the medical traditions of love in the renaissance( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le veglie di Siena = The night games of Siena by Orazio Vecchi( )

7 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical approaches to English prose fiction, 1520-1640( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dialogue of Solomon and Marcolphus( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and English, Middle and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les facétieuses nuits de Straparole by Giovanni Francesco Straparola( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This full critical edition of The Pleasant Nights presents these stories in English for the first time in over a century. The text takes its inspiration from the celebrated Waters translation, which is entirely revised here to render it both more faithful to the original and more sparkishly idiomatic than ever before. The stories are accompanied by a rich sampling of illustrations, including originals from nineteenth-century English and French versions of the text
Ars reminiscendi : mind and memory in Renaissance culture( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five canzonas in four parts : from Ricercari e canzoni francese, libro primo, 1615 by Girolamo Frescobaldi( )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted brains and imaginary worlds : cognitive science and the literature of the Renaissance by Donald Beecher( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The literary discipline is based on principles of structure and language, is concerned with interpreting the emotions in characters comprising humanity in all its variety reacting to the provocations of their imaginary worlds, and encompasses our cognitive and affective reactions to those representations. So much of what we take from reading, though, is not linked to language: linguistic prompts merely set in motion the associations, memories, and images through which we generate meaning and emotionalize experience. Reading, if it is to understand how and why our minds complete fictive worlds, must take an interest in what the emotions are, where they originate, and what they are for. The cognitive sciences offer valuable perspectives on the feeling brain, perspectives which reveal much about the emotions of imaginary persons and the feelings they arouse in readers. This work aims to connect textual interpretation and brain science. In so doing, it furthers the understanding of literary experience and opens up new approaches to literature in general through philosophical insights into the human brain. Each of the book's eleven chapters sets out to bring a relevant cognitive perspective into the spotlight: memory, the emotions, the self, intentionality, laughter, crying, conversion experience, the psychology of suspense, criminal deviancy, binary ethics--the narrative brain in perceptual and imaginative modes--by analyzing these experiences and emotions in relevant works of Renaissance literature. The texts are both minor but characteristic and canonical, from The Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolphus and The Moral Philosophy of Doni, to Spenser's Faerie Queene and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure."--
Renaissance comedy : the Italian masters. Volume 2 by Donald Beecher( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume of Renaissance Comedy, Donald Beecher presents six more of the best-known plays of the period, each with its own introduction, reading notes, and annotations
 
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Ariosto today : contemporary perspectives
Alternative Names
Beecher, D. A.

Beecher, D. A. 1942-

Beecher, D. A. (Donald A.)

Beecher, Donald A. 1942-

Beecher, Donald Allen

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Ariosto today : contemporary perspectivesBarnabe Riche, his farewell to military professionRenaissance comedy : the Italian mastersRosalind : Euphues' golden legacy found after his death in his cell at Silexedra (1590)Renaissance comedy : the Italian masters. Volume 2