Most widely held works about Brian Vickers
Most widely held works by Brian Vickers
Shakespeare; the critical heritage by Brian Vickers ( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
The world of Jonathan Swift: essays for the tercentenary by Brian Vickers ( Book )
5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
In defence of rhetoric by Brian Vickers ( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 895 libraries worldwide
"A spirited effort to restore the importance of rhetoric, this book examines its early development in the classical era, its triumph during the Renaissance, and its subsequent decline. While acknowledging rhetoric's general loss of prestige, the author asserts its value in modern times as an indispensable vehicle for style and thought in the work of Joyce, Orwell, Jarrell, and others, and concludes by surveying rhetoric's fragmentation and misapplication in the current critical theories of such thinkers as Jakobson and de Man."--From publisher description.
Appropriating Shakespeare : contemporary critical quarrels by Brian Vickers ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
The last twenty years have seen an increasing fragmentation in Shakespeare studies, with the emergence of several critical schools, each with its own ideology, each convinced that all other approaches are deficient. In this important book, Brian Vickers argues that, in attempting to appropriate Shakespeare for their own purposes, each of these schools distorts the text by omission and misrepresentation. Two substantial opening chapters trace the derivation of current literary theory from the iconoclastic mood of l960s Paris. They show how an influential group of thinkers in the structuralist and post-structuralist tradition (Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Lacan, Althusser, Derrida, Foucault) promulgated a wholly negative concept of language, arguing that language cannot reliably represent reality; that literature cannot represent life; and that since no definitive reading is possible, all interpretation is misrepresentation. Vickers demonstrates that these attitudes have been decisively refuted, restates the central properties of language, and rehabilitates the notion of the author as creator of a literary work. At the core of the book he surveys the main conflicting schools in Shakespearian literary criticism - deconstructionism, feminism, new historicism, cultural materialism, and psychoanalytic, Marxist and Christian interpretations - describing the theoretical basis of each school, both in its own words and in those of its critics. Evaluating the resulting interpretations of Shakespeare, he shows that each is biased and fragmentary in its own way. Solidly researched, sharply argued and inevitably controversial, this book challenges many recent orthodoxies. As well as to theatre goers and readers of Shakespeare and Elizabethan drama, it will be of great interest to anyone concerned with modern literary theory.
The artistry of Shakespeare's prose by Brian Vickers ( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
The man of feeling by Henry Mackenzie ( Book )
23 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
"In Mackenzie's popular novel of 1771, the sentimental hero's capacity for fine feeling reveals his true virtue. A series of episodes demonstrates Harley's benevolence in an uncaring world as he assists the down-trodden, loses his love, and fails to achieve worldly success. The novel asks a series of vital questions: what morality is possible in a complex commercial world? Does trying to maintain it make you a saint or a fool? Can sentiment bond society or is it merely a luxury for the leisured classes?" "This edition reprints Brian Vickers's authoritative text, with a new introduction that discusses the novel in the context of the sentimental literature of which it is a pre-eminent example."--BOOK JACKET.
Francis Bacon and Renaissance prose by Brian Vickers ( Book )
14 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Towards Greek tragedy : drama, myth, society by Brian Vickers ( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Counterfeiting Shakespeare evidence, authorship, and John Ford's Funerall elegye by Brian Vickers ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Brian Vickers examines the issue of what Shakespeare actually wrote, and how this is determined. Shakespeare's authorship has been claimed for two poems, 'Shall I die?' and A Funerall Elegye. Vickers shows that neither has the requisite stylistic and imaginative qualities. In other words, they are 'counterfeits', in the sense of anonymously authored works wrongly presented as Shakespeare's. He identifies John Ford as author of the Elegye.
Occult and scientific mentalities in the Renaissance ( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
This is the first extensive one-volume anthology of Bacon's writings since 1905. It includes the major English literary works on which his reputation rests: the Advancement of Learning (1605), the Essays (1597 and 1625), and the posthumously published New Atlantis (1626). In addition it reprints sixteen other works which are not otherwise available, which show Bacon's remarkable all-round abilities in politics, law, theology, and poetry. A special feature of the edition.
English Renaissance literary criticism ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
This wide-ranging compilation of texts illustrates clearly the wide variety of criticism of English literature on offer during the Renaissance period by numerous critics.
Essential articles for the study of Francis Bacon by Brian Vickers ( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Classical rhetoric in English poetry by Brian Vickers ( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon by Brian Vickers ( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Rhetoric revalued : papers from the International Society for the History of Rhetoric ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare, co-author : a historical study of five collaborative plays by Brian Vickers ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
"No issue in Shakespeare studies is more important than determining what he wrote. For over two centuries scholars have discussed the evidence that Shakespeare worked with co-authors on several plays, and have used a variety of methods to differentiate their shares from his. In this wide-ranging study, Brian Vickers takes up and extends these discussions, presenting compelling evidence that Shakespeare wrote Titus Andronicus together with George Peele, Timon of Athens with Thomas Middleton, Pericles with George Wilkins, and Henry VIII and The Two Noble Kinsmen with John Fletcher."--BOOK JACKET.
Returning to Shakespeare by Brian Vickers ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
English science, Bacon to Newton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
The history of the reign of King Henry VII and selected works by Francis Bacon ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Andronicus, Titus (Legendary character) Anglican Communion--Government Authorship Bacon, Francis,--1561-1626 Benevolence Church of England Classical languages--Influence on English Classicism Conference proceedings Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Criticism and interpretation Early works Ecclesiastical law England English essays--Early modern English language--Versification English literature English literature--Early modern English poetry--Classical influences English poetry--Early modern European literature--Renaissance Failure (Psychology) Fiction Ford, John,--1586-ca. 1640 Funerall elegye in memory of the late virtuous master William Peeter of Whipton neere Exetour (W. S.) Great Britain Greece Greek drama (Tragedy) History King Henry VIII (Shakespeare, William) Literary quarrels Literature Literature--Adaptations Literature and society Occultism and science Pericles (Shakespeare, William) Poetry--Authorship Political science Rhetoric Satire, English Science Science, Renaissance Sentimentalism Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Swift, Jonathan,--1667-1745 Timon of Athens (Shakespeare, William) Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare, William) Tragedy Two gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare, William)
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