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Kirsch, Arthur C.

Works: 16 works in 128 publications in 2 languages and 8,249 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Poetry  Handbooks and manuals  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2976, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Arthur C Kirsch
Lectures on Shakespeare by W. H Auden( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture notes from Alan Ansen, later Auden's secretary and friend, from Auden's course taught during 1946-1947 at the New School for Social Research form the basis for this work on Auden's interpretation of all of the Shakespeare's plays
Dryden's heroic drama by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary criticism of John Dryden by John Dryden( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacobean dramatic perspectives by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the experience of love by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passions of Shakespeare's tragic heroes by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaffirms that Shakespeare's plays represent enduring truths of our emotional and spiritual life and that these truths help account for Shakespeare's continuing popularity
Auden and Christianity by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a modern scientific age, many intellectuals assume that one cannot be a religious and a thinking person at the same time. W.H. Auden's life and art stand as an eloquent example of the joining of the two, a modern instance of how thought and faith can nourish each other. The poet's faith expanded the horizons of his mind as well as his heart, and his formidable intelligence, in turn, probed the nature and limits of his Christian belief, animating his continuous quest not only to believe still, but also to believe again, a process that he saw as essential to faith." "Moving between biographical essay and readings of Auden's poems, Arthur Kirsch, a leading Auden scholar, offers the first book-length study of the profound relationship between Auden's faith and art. He considers how Auden's religious faith helped him to come to terms with himself as an artist and a man, including his homosexuality, and shows in detail how his faith informs, and is often the explicit subject of, his poetry and prose. Kirsch discusses the poet's boyhood religious experience and the works he wrote before emigrating to the United States as well as his formal return to the Anglican Communion at the beginning of World War II. He then focuses on Auden's criticism and on neglected and underestimated works of the poet's later years." "Auden and Christianity will appeal to readers interested in religious thought as well as to those interested in Auden's life and art."--Jacket
The sea and the mirror : a commentary on Shakespeare's The tempest by W. H Auden( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the midst of World War II after its author emigrated to America, The Sea and the Mirror is not merely a great poem but ranks as one of the most profound interpretations of Shakespeare's final play in the twentieth century. As W.H. Auden told friends, it is "really about the Christian conception of art" and it is "my Ars Poetica, in the same way I believe The Tempest to be Shakespeare's." This is the first critical edition. Arthur Kirsch's introduction and notes make the poem newly accessible to readers of Auden, readers of Shakespeare, and all those interested in the relation of life and literature - those two classic themes alluded to in its title." "Besides annotating Auden's allusions and sources (in notes after the text), Kirsch provides extensive quotations from his manuscript drafts, permitting the reader to follow the poem's genesis in Auden's imagination. This book, which incorporates for the first time previously ignored corrections that Auden made on the galleys of the first edition, also provides an unusual opportunity to see the effect of one literary genius upon another."--Jacket
Studies in Shakespeare, bibliography, and theater by James Gilmer McManaway( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the author's writing published in his honour
Restoration by Alan Seymour Downer( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trabajos de amor dispersos : conferencias sobre Shakespeare by W. H Auden( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dryden's theory and practice of the rhymed heroic play by Arthur C Kirsch( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khartoum and Gedaref, the Sudan : 14 December 1955 annular solar eclipse observation sites by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Lectures on Shakespeare
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Arthur C. Kirsch

Arthur Kirsch American literary critic

Kirsch, Arthur.

Kirsch, Arthur 1932-

Kirsch, Arthur C.

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Spanish (3)

Shakespeare and the experience of loveAuden and ChristianityThe sea and the mirror : a commentary on Shakespeare's The tempest