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Gillespie, Michael Patrick

Overview
Works: 37 works in 229 publications in 1 language and 13,087 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  History  Fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Drama  Conference papers and proceedings  Didactic fiction  Sources  Domestic drama 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6019.O9, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Patrick Gillespie
Oscar Wilde and the poetics of ambiguity by Michael Patrick Gillespie( )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde and the Poetics of Ambiguity presents an inclusive approach to Wilde criticism. It highlights the diversity in Wilde's writing, suggests strategies for reading, and leaves the reader to decide how best to apply them
Joyce through the ages : a nonlinear view by Michael Patrick Gillespie( )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aesthetics of chaos : nonlinear thinking and contemporary literary criticism by Michael Patrick Gillespie( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Patrick Gillespie employs concepts of post-Einsteinian physics as the metaphoric and dialectic foundation for an alternative method of interpreting literature. His central argument revolves around the notion that the most useful literary criticism is that which comes closest to the process of reading. He argues that since our reading is not circumscribed by Cartesian cause-and-effect principles, our literary criticism should not be bound by linear thinking. Drawing examples that range from the Book of Job to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Gillespie demonstrates how nonlinear perception vastly enhances one's ability to understand diverse forms of literature."--Jacket
James Joyce A to Z : the essential reference to the life and work by A. Nicholas Fargnoli( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed as a companion volume to the life and work of Irish novelist James Joyce including terms, people, places, and concepts arranged alphabetically in over 800 entries
James Joyce and the exilic imagination by Michael Patrick Gillespie( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Michael Gillespie provides new readings of James Joyce's main oeuvre through the lens of exile studies, and, in doing so, challenges the tendency in Joyce criticism to give more weight to reading that stress his negative view of Ireland
Critical companion to James Joyce : a literary reference to his life and work by A. Nicholas Fargnoli( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Joyce was one of the most challenging and controversial writers of the 20th century. His experiments with language and narrative structure helped redefine novelistic conventions and set new standards for prose writing. Critical Companion to James Joyce is an essential reference to everything one needs to know about Joyce and his work. Additional features include a chronology, bibliographies of primary and secondary sources, a working outline of Finnegans Wake, the Ulysses schema, and more. Critical Companion to James Joyce will guide readers through Joyce's fascinating life and work."--Jacket
The picture of Dorian Gray : "what the world thinks me" by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In some ways prefiguring the dramas in its creator's life, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a fictional model of the moral contradictions pervading late Victorian society. Oscar Wilde's Faustian tale of a beautiful young man trading his soul for the promise of eternal youth sparked controversy upon its appearance in 1890, a decade in which Wilde experienced the heights and depths of notoriety as society's wit and dandy, as its chief spokesman for the aesthetic "art for art's sake" movement, and ultimately as its embittered and destitute outcast. In The Picture of Dorian Gray: "What the World Thinks Me", Michael Patrick Gillespie contributes a penetrating analysis to Wildean studies, a volume at once accessible to students and valuable to scholars. Taking up "The Extratextual Milieu", Gillespie delineates the historical and literary contexts in which Dorian Gray appeared and traces the critical reception to it; offering close "Readings and Rereadings", he examines elements of imagination, ethics, aesthetics, and sensuality in the work. He further demonstrates that the narrative's appeal to a multitude of viewpoints allows for broad interpretations of the novel, prompting critics to see in it a range of authorial concerns and visions. Written with care, thoroughness, and grace, The Picture of Dorian Gray: "What the World Thinks Me" will be welcomed by students, librarians, and scholars. Enhancing the study's usefulness are a chronology of Wilde's life and works, a bibliography, and notes and references
The importance of being earnest : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism by Oscar Wilde( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The text of this ... [edition] of Oscar Wilde's comedic tour-de-force is the established three-act version, accompanied by explanatory annotations. The Importance of Being Earnest was originally written in four acts, but Wilde shortened it to three at the urging of George Alexander, the owner of the St. James Theatre and the first actor to play Jack Worthing. The excised portions of the play are included in an appendix. ..."--Back cover
Recent criticism of James Joyce's Ulysses : an analytical review by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, more and more scholars offer insights into the structure and style of Joyce's writing, the significance of his imagery, the consequences of his ideological dispositions, the association between his fictional representations and a myriad of cultural, social, and communal institutions and beliefs. Merely remaining cognizant of the range of views of Ulysses now offered has become a daunting task for any student of Joyce, especially in view of the explosion of critical viewpoints available to today's critics. While no single work could fully synthesize all that has been written on Ulysses, this book distinguishes the features of major methodological trends and important critical studies that have shaped our sense of Joyce's novel in recent years."--Jacket
The picture of Dorian Gray : authoritative texts, backgrounds, reviews and reactions, criticism by Oscar Wilde( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorian Gray, a handsome, well built young man, agrees to pose for a close friend and painter. After viewing a portrait of himself, a young, wealthy man expresses his desire to stay youthful while the portrait grows old. His friend, Lord Henry, points out that his wish was made in the presence of an ancient Egyptian god quite capable of granting his wish. Grief stricken by the death of his girlfriend, Dorian perpetuates his new lifestyle with every woman he meets. One day, he sees his portrait and notices changes in it. The young innocence now reflects a subtle hardness. Gradually a sinister plot evolves, fueled by sadism and self-loathing that results in five terrible deaths and a horrifying secret locked behind a schoolroom door. When Dorian commits suicide, the painting is immediately transformed to its original version of a beautiful young man. On the floor, the shrivelled body of a vice-ridden old man stares up at the ceiling
Joycean occasions : essays from the Milwaukee James Joyce Conference by James Joyce Conference( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses in critical perspective by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the volume of literature on the Persian Gulf and the Arab-Israeli conflict, few analysts have sought to establish the connection between the Gulf and the Levant. Bahgat argues that peace between the Arabs and the Israelis and stability in the Persian Gulf are intertwined, and as developments in one region are echoed in the other a detente between the Persian Gulf states and Israel is essential to reach a lasting, comprehensive peace in the greater Middle East
Reading the book of himself : narrative strategies in the works of James Joyce by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading William Kennedy by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inverted volumes improperly arranged : James Joyce and his Trieste library by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of an Irish cinema : approaching Irish-themed films by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offering close readings of Irish-themed films, Gillespie identifies a variety of interpretative approaches based on the diverse elements that define national character."
Foundational essays in James Joyce studies by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of lesser-known works that formed the earliest basis of ongoing scholarly inquiries in Joyce studies
James Joyce and the fabrication of an Irish identity( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exiles : a critical edition by James Joyce( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce's only extant play, Exiles, is also his least appreciated work. Its form and its content - daunting even to Joyceans - create interpretive issues for readers and theater audiences who expect the deeper pleasures derived from Dubliners or Ulysses. Confronting a host of assumptions, misinterpretations, and prejudices, A. Nicholas Fargnoli and Michael Patrick Gillespie contend that the play deserves the same serious study as Joyce's fiction and stands on the cutting edge of modern drama. The introduction situates Exiles in the context of Irish history and Joyce's other works. It highlights its often-overlooked complexity and closely examines the creative and domestic forces that contributed to the imaginative ethos from which the play emerged. The text of the play is newly annotated and unregularized, appearing for the first time as Joyce originally intended. This edition concludes with a range of critical responses, including essays on the confessional mode, characterization, and allegory, as well as an interview with Richard Nash, who has both directed and acted in the play. -- from back cover
Branding Oscar Wilde by Michael Patrick Gillespie( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branding Oscar Wilde traces the development and perception of Wilde’s public persona and examines the impact of interpretations of his writing. Through calculated behavior, provocative language, and arresting dress, Wilde self-consciously created a brand initially recognized by family and friends, then by the British public, and ultimately by large audiences over the world. That brand changed over the course of his public career―both in the way Wilde projected it and in the way it was perceived. Comprehending the fundamental elements of the Wilde brand and following its evolution are integral to a full understanding of his art. The study focuses on how branding established important assumptions about Wilde and his work in his own mind and in those of his readers, and it examines how each stage of brand development affected the immediate responses to Wilde’s writings and, as it continued to evolve, progressively shaped our understanding of the Wilde canon
 
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James Joyce A to Z : the essential reference to the life and work
Alternative Names
Gillespie, Michael P.

Gillespie, Michael P. 1946-

ギレスピー, M. P.

Languages
English (183)

Covers
The aesthetics of chaos : nonlinear thinking and contemporary literary criticismJames Joyce A to Z : the essential reference to the life and workCritical companion to James Joyce : a literary reference to his life and workThe picture of Dorian Gray : "what the world thinks me"The importance of being earnest : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticismRecent criticism of James Joyce's Ulysses : an analytical reviewThe picture of Dorian Gray : authoritative texts, backgrounds, reviews and reactions, criticismUlysses in critical perspective