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Vickers, Brian

Overview
Works: 100 works in 489 publications in 2 languages and 16,674 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Conference proceedings  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PR2976, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Brian Vickers
Counterfeiting Shakespeare evidence, authorship, and John Ford's Funerall elegye by Brian Vickers ( )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member 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
William Shakespeare the critical heritage by Brian Vickers ( )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material
William Shakespeare the critical heritage by Brian Vickers ( )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes
Shakespeare; the critical heritage by Brian Vickers ( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The merchant of Venice ( )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Merchant of Venice has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare's most interesting plays. Before the nineteenth century critical reaction is relatively fragmentary. However between then and the late twentieth century the critical tradition reveals the tremendous vitality of the play to evoke emotion in the theatre and in the study. Since the middle of the twentieth century reactions to the drama have been influenced by the Nazi destruction of European Jewry. The first volume to document the full tradition of criticism of The Merchant of Venice includes an extensive introduction which cha
The man of feeling by Henry Mackenzie ( Book )
33 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Shakespeare the critical heritage by B Vickers ( )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appropriating Shakespeare : contemporary critical quarrels by Brian Vickers ( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member 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 )
27 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1968. This re-issues the revised edition of 1979. The Artistry of Shakespeare's Prose is the first detailed study of the use of prose in the plays. It begins by defining the different dramatic and emotional functions which Shakespeare gave to prose and verse, and proceeds to analyse the recurrent stylistic devices used in his prose. The general and particular application of prose is then studied through all the plays, in roughly chronological order
Classical rhetoric in English poetry by Brian Vickers ( Book )
17 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English Renaissance literary criticism ( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member 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 )
15 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a long period of neglect and abuse it is a pleasure to report that the last thirty years have seen a great revival of interest in Bacon, a revival that has produced informed and detailed criticism both at the general level and as more specialized studies, the best of which are included in this volume. - Introduction
Shakespeare, co-author : a historical study of five collaborative plays by Brian Vickers ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member 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
Rhetoric revalued : papers from the International Society for the History of Rhetoric by Société internationale pour l'histoire de la rhétorique ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare ( )
17 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Returning to Shakespeare by Brian Vickers ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare 1733-1752 by Brian Vickers ( )
16 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves
The history of the reign of King Henry VII and selected works by Francis Bacon ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of the laws of ecclesiastical polity by Richard Hooker ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare, Coriolanus by Brian Vickers ( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Vickers, B. W.
Vickers, B. W. (Brian W.)
Vickers, Brian William.
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English (272)
Italian (1)
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