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Coleman, Patrick

Works: 46 works in 158 publications in 3 languages and 3,651 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Conference papers and proceedings  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PQ2036, 843.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Patrick Coleman
Most widely held works by Patrick Coleman
Representations of the self from the Renaissance to Romanticism( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his Confessions, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) tells the story of his life, from the formative experiences of his humble childhood in Geneva, through the achievement of international fame as novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his wanderings as an exile, persecuted by governments and alienated from the modern world. In trying to explain who he was and how he came to be the object of others' admiration and abuse, Rousseau analyses with unique insight the relationship between an elusive but essential inner self and the variety of social identities he was led to adopt. Confessions is Rousseau's search, through every resource of language, to convey what he despairs of putting into words: the personal quality of one's own existence." "This translation includes the preface to the Neuchatel manuscript, which provides insights into Rousseau's conception of autobiography."--Jacket
Discourse on the origin of inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his Discourses (1755), Rousseau argues that inequalities of rank, wealth and power are the inevitable result of the civilising process. If inequality is intolerable - and Rousseau shows with unparalledled eloquence how it robs us not only of our material but also of our psychological independence - then how can we recover the peaceful self-sufficiency of life in the state of nature? We cannot return to a simpler time, but measuring the costs of progress may help us to imagine alternatives to the corruption and oppressive conformity of modern society. Rousseau's sweeping account of humanity's social and political development epitomises the innovative boldness of the Englightment, and it is one of the most provocative and influential works of the 18th century
Rousseau's political imagination : rule and representation in the Lettre à d'Alembert by Patrick Coleman( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and authority in the baroque( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the baroque across a wide range of disciplines, from poetics to politics, to the rituals of musical, dramatic, and religious performance. The essays in this collection span what has been called the "baroque crescent" stretching from Spain through Italy to Russia, but they also bring Shakespeare and English cosmological poetry into productive dialogue with continental Europe in the reinterpretation of baroque world-views
Montesquieu and the spirit of modernity( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of music by Simon Shaw-Miller( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Art of music is a handsomely illustrated and rich interdisciplinary look at the mutual influence between music and the visual arts across cultures and eras. The book sheds new light on more familiar artists at the intersection of the visual and the musical, such as Wassily Kandinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, and presents new scholarship on less well-known examples in the arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, from antique pottery to contemporary video and sound art. Essays consider key works and themes such as synesthesia and other formal and theoretical crossovers, motifs of musicians, and performative and ritual functions of music, musical instruments, and art. With more than 250 color images illustrating works of art in diverse traditions, The Art of music offers enriching reading for scholars and general audiences alike."--Page 4 de la couverture
Anger, gratitude, and the Enlightenment writer by Patrick Coleman( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer examines how writers as diverse as Rousseau, Diderot, Marivaux, and Challe discuss the social appropriateness of anger and gratitude in regulating social life. Emotions are social transactions, with rules identifying when and where it is appropriate to express one's feelings and, especially in the case of anger and gratitude, who is allowed or expected to put them on display. Defining the kinds of slight or favor that demand an angry or a grateful response became problematic in eighteenth-century France under the pressure of two contradictory developments which were both crucial to Enlightenment thinking about sociability. The first drew on the ideal of moral equality as it spread beyond the salons to the social world at large. Writers claimed for themselves an entitlement to anger at personal slight that had been hitherto reserved for aristocrats, and a respectful hearing for their indignation at public injustice despite their lack of official standing. The philosophes also argued their writing made them social benefactors in their own right, more deserving of their readers' gratitude than obliged to any patron. The second gave a new twist to longstanding philosophical notions about transcending emotional disturbance and dependence altogether. A personal ideal became a public goal as Enlightenment thinkers imagined a society where all significant social interaction was governed by the impersonal rule of law. Occasions for personal slight or obligation would disappear, and with them reasons for anger and gratitude. Instead of serving as a model of emotional legitimacy, authors would derive their prestige from their rationality and objectivity. By exploring the interplay between these two attitudes toward anger and gratitude this book provides a fresh perspective on the French Enlightenment.--
Adolphe by Benjamin Constant( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enjoying all the advantages of noble birth and intellectual ability, but haunted by a sense of the meaninglessness of life, Adolphe seeks distraction in the pursuit of the beautiful, but older and more vulnerable Ellenore. Unaware of the danger 'of appropriating the language of love, and of fostering in yourself or others emotions of the heart that are transitory', Adolphe unexpectedly falls in love, only to chafe under the burden of an illicit relationship that blocks his public career. Unable to commit himself fully to Ellenore, and yet unwilling to face the pain he would cause by leaving her, Adolphe finds himself caught up in a situation that cannot be remedied, and is resolved only with disastrous results."--Jacket
Reparative realism : mourning and modernity in the French novel, 1730-1830 by Patrick Coleman( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montre comment l'analyse du sentiment mélancolique dans le roman préromantique a permis le développement d'un réalisme esthétique. Analyse des oeuvres de Prévost, Rousseau, Constant
The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first new English translation for more than 35 years of Balzac's extraordinary The Wild Ass's Skin, it is also the first edition in English to include Balzac's original Preface of 1831. This novel has been freshly translated by Helen Constantine, who captures Balzac's stylistic energy and exuberance. Patrick Coleman's wide-ranging introduction considers the multiple perspectives of the novel, its conceptualization of historical change, and its satirical commentary on contemporary society. His extensive notes clarify Balzac's many allusions to the culture and society of his time. The book also includes an up-to-date bibliography and helpful map of Paris in 1830
The limits of sympathy : Gabrielle Roy's The tin flute by Patrick Coleman( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sentimental education : the story of a young man by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'For certain men the stronger their desire, the less likely they are to act.' With his first glimpse of Madame Arnoux, Frédéric Moreau is convinced he has found his romantic destiny, but when he pursues her to Paris the young student is unable to translate his passion into decisive action. He also finds himself distracted by the equally romantic appeal of political action in the turbulent years leading up to the revolution of 1848, and by the attractions of three other women--a haughty society lady, a capricious courtesan, and an artless country girl--each of whom seeks to make him her own. Flaubert offers a vivid and unsparing portrait of the young men of his generation, struggling to salvage something of their ideals in a city where corruption, consumerism, and a pervasive sense of disenchantment undermine all but the most compromised erotic, aesthetic, and social initiatives. Sentimental Education combines thoroughgoing irony with an impartial but unexpectedly intense sympathy in a novel whose realism competes with that of Balzac and whose innovations in narrative plot and perspective mark a turning-point in the development of literary modernism."--Back cover
Reconceptualizing nature, science, and aesthetics : Contribution a ̀une nouvelle approche des Lumières helvet́iques by Los Angeles University of California( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théâtre, écrits sur le théatre by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Displacement : symbols and journeys( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El arte de la música( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentimental education by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protagonist, Frederic Moreau, and his beloved, Mme Arnoux, are based on Flaubert's youthful infatuation with an older married woman. Frederic's puppy love for Mme Arnoux is at first steadfast and idealistic, and she remains faithful to her rather frivolous husband. Frederic's love ends in disillusionment, as do the subsequent passions of his life. His youthful ambitions lead to failure and boredom, and his idealistic views of social progress are disappointed by reality
Transit station energy impacts by Patrick Coleman( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and Authority in the Baroque by Massimo Ciavolella( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Culture and Authority in the Baroque explores the baroque across a wide range of disciplines, from poetics to politics, to the rituals of musical, dramatic, and religious performance
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Representations of the self from the Renaissance to Romanticism
English (119)

French (10)

Spanish (1)

The confessions of Jean Jacques RousseauDiscourse on the origin of inequalityCulture and authority in the baroqueAnger, gratitude, and the Enlightenment writerAdolpheThe limits of sympathy : Gabrielle Roy's The tin flute