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McSweeney, Kerry 1941-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 12,520 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  History  Satire  Novels in verse  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS2384.M62, 813.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kerry McSweeney
Moby-Dick : Ishmael's mighty book by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a critical reading of the text and includes discussion of the work's influence, historical context, and critical reception in addition to a chronology, bibliography, and index
Invisible man : race and identity by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work Invisible Man, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author
George Eliot (Marian Evans) : a literary life by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Eliot (Marian Evans) as a writer of fiction is the central theme of this literary life. The events of Eliot's formative years, together with the growth of her renowned intellect, are outlined, giving us an insight into the creative talent responsible for some of the best-known novels in the English-language. Her views on other novels and novelists are detailed and we follow the development of her craft as writer as it evolved from the faithful representation of everyday life, as in Scenes of Clerical Life, through to the more complex considerations of Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda
Diversity and depth in fiction : selected critical writings of Angus Wilson by Angus Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Jane Austen (Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sandition, Sense an Sensibility), Albert Camus (Caligula, La Chute, LʼEtranger), Joseph Conrad (Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes), Charles Dickens (Bleak House, The Chimes, David Copperfield, Dombey and Son, Great Expectations, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, Martin Chuzzlewit, Nicolas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers, Pictures from Italy), George Eliot (Daniel Deronda, Felix Holt, Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss, Scenes of Clerical Life), Gustave Flaubert (Bouvard et Pecuchet), etc
Middlemarch by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four contemporary novelists : Angus Wilson, Brian Moore, John Fowles, V.S. Naipaul by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The realist short story of the powerful glimpse : Chekhov to Carver by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking an aesthetic approach to the genre of realist short fiction, Kerry McSweeney clusters the work of five masters - Anton Chekhov, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, and Raymond Carver - to offer a poetics of the form for students and scholars. At the center of this argument is the notion that the realist short story is a glimpse - powerful and tightly focused - into a world that the writer must precisely craft and in which the reader must fully invest."--Jacket
Supreme attachments : studies in Victorian love poetry by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Victorian poetry of sexual love between men and women has not been as fully studied as other components of the imaginative literature of the period, and some of the attention it has received has been more concerned with the society and ideology of the age than with the poetry or the love. This study attempts an integrated account of the three elements, with particular emphasis on the close reading of poems. Chapters are devoted to the distinguishing features of Victorian love poetry; Browning dramatic lyrics; Tennyson Maud and the lyrics from Princess; women poets (Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti and Emily Dickinson); Clough three long poems of contemporary life, Meredith Modern Love; the lyrics written by Morris and Dante Rossetti during the late 1860s and early 1870s, when the latter was conducting an affair with Morris wife; and two elegiac sequences, the bereavement odes from Patmore Unknown Eros and Hardy Poems of 1912-13. A final chapter uses the love poetry of D H Lawrence to point up continuities between Victorian and later love poetry"--www.amazon.com
Tennyson and Swinburne as romantic naturalists by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sartor resartus by Thomas Carlyle( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlyle's great satire, a parody review of a supposed treatise on the "Philosophy of Clothes" by a certain "Herr Teufelsdrockh," is a humorous dissection of the follies and peculiarities of human culture and civilization
The language of the senses : sensory-perceptual dynamics in Wordsworth, Coleridge, Thoreau, Whitman, and Dickinson by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"McSweeney discusses the sensory acuity that informs the finest achievements of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Thoreau, Whitman, and Dickinson and which, when blunted by illness or age, contributes to an attenuation of their creative power. He supplies a "sensory profile" or sensory history for each author and through close readings shows how this profile affected their relationship to the external world and their powers of symbolic perception."--Jacket
Aurora Leigh : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Elizabeth Barrett Browning( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aurora Leigh is the foremost example of the mid-nineteenth-century poem of contemporary life. This verse-novel is a richly detailed representation of the early Victorian age. The social panorama extends from the slums of London, through the literary world, to the upper classes and a number of superb satiric portraits: an aunt with rigidly conventional notions of female education; Romney Leigh, the Christian socialist; Lord Howe, the amateur radical; Sir Blaise Delorme, the ostentatious Roman Catholic; and the unscrupulous society beauty Lady Waldemar." "However, the dominant presence in the work is the narrator, Aurora Leigh herself. From early years in Italy and adolescence in the West Country to the vocational choices, creative struggles, and emotional entanglements of her first decade of adult life, Aurora Leigh develops her ideas on art, love, God, the Woman Question, and society." "This is the first critically edited and fully annotated edition for almost a century."--Jacket
What's the import? : nineteenth-century poems and contemporary critical practice by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two conspicuous features of the radical transformation of literary studies over the past three decades have been the dominance of theory-based interpretative discourse and cultural studies contextualizations. Both have greatly energized literary studies - but they have done so at a cost
Mordecai Richler and his works by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sartor resartus by Thomas Carlyle( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the themes of nature, death and poetic vocation in the poetry of Swinburne by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville, Dickinson, Whitman and psychoanalytic criticism by Kerry McSweeney( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

V.S. Naipaul : sensibility and schemata by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elizabeth Barrett Browning : Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Swinburn's "Thalassius" by Kerry McSweeney( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The realist short story of the powerful glimpse : Chekhov to Carver
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The realist short story of the powerful glimpse : Chekhov to CarverSupreme attachments : studies in Victorian love poetrySartor resartusThe language of the senses : sensory-perceptual dynamics in Wordsworth, Coleridge, Thoreau, Whitman, and DickinsonAurora Leigh : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticismWhat's the import? : nineteenth-century poems and contemporary critical practiceMordecai Richler and his worksSartor resartusElizabeth Barrett Browning : Aurora Leigh