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Gillespie, Michael Patrick

Overview
Works: 36 works in 204 publications in 1 language and 12,779 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Didactic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Encyclopedias  Handbooks and manuals  Comedy plays  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR5819, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Michael Patrick Gillespie
James Joyce A to Z : the essential reference to the life and work by A. Nicholas Fargnoli( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,196 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
Critical companion to James Joyce : a literary reference to his life and work by A. Nicholas Fargnoli( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 680 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."--BOOK JACKET
The picture of Dorian Gray : "what the world thinks me" by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 450 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 by Oscar Wilde( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 441 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
The picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored edition by Oscar Wilde( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an annotated edition of the novel about Dorian Gray, a handsome youth who is corrupted into a life of terrible evil by Lord Henry Wotton; and includes backgrounds, reviews and reactions, and a selection of critical essays
Recent criticism of James Joyce's Ulysses : an analytical review by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 427 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
Joycean occasions : essays from the Milwaukee James Joyce Conference by James Joyce Conference( Book )

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

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

12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 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
Ulysses in critical perspective by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 367 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
Oscar Wilde and the poetics of ambiguity by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 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
Reading the book of himself : narrative strategies in the works of James Joyce by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading William Kennedy by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce through the ages : a nonlinear view by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 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 269 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 236 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."
James Joyce and the fabrication of an Irish identity( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundational essays in James Joyce studies( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 163 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 exilic imagination by Michael Patrick Gillespie( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 141 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
Exiles : a critical edition by James Joyce( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an effort to facilitate and generate renewed scholarly interest in the play, Fargnoli and Gillespie have compiled the first and only critical edition of "Exiles." They contend that when read on its own, the play stands very much on the cutting edge of modern drama
James Joyce's Trieste library : a catalogue of materials at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin by Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 (165)

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Critical 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 earnestThe picture of Dorian Gray : an annotated, uncensored editionRecent criticism of James Joyce's Ulysses : an analytical reviewThe aesthetics of chaos : nonlinear thinking and contemporary literary criticismUlysses in critical perspectiveReading William Kennedy