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Berger, Harry Jr 1924-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 210 publications in 1 language and 10,939 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Self-portraits  Oral histories  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR2364, 821.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Harry Berger
Spenser; a collection of critical essays by Harry Berger( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wide-ranging opinions on the language and symbolism of Spenser's poetry
Caterpillage : reflections on seventeenth century Dutch still life painting by Harry Berger( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is rapacitas. Caterpillage also explores the impact of this message on the meaning of the genre's French name. We use the conventional term nature morte ("dead nature") without giving any thought to how misleading it is. Because so many portraits of still in bloom, are dying, it would be more accurate to name the genre nature mourant. The subjects of still life are plants that are still living, plants that are dying but not yet dead. --Book Jacket
A fury in the words : love and embarrassment in Shakespeare's Venice by Harry Berger( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare's two Venetian plays are dominated by the discourse of embarrassment. The Merchant of Venice is a comedy of embarrassment, and Othello is a tragedy of embarrassment. This nomenclature is admittedly anachronistic, because the term "embarrassment" didn't enter the language until the late seventeenth century. To embarrass is to make someone feel awkward or uncomfortable, humiliated or ashamed. Such feelings may respond to specific acts of criticism, blame, or accusation. "To embarrass" is literally to "embar" to put up a barrier or deny access. The bar of embarrassment may be raised by unpleasant experiences. It may also be raised when people are denied access to things, persons, and states of being they desire or to which they feel entitled. The Venetian plays represent embarrassment not merely as a condition but as a weapon and as the wound the weapon inflicts. Characters in The Merchant of Venice and Othello devote their energies to embarrassing one another. But even when the weapon is sheathed, it makes its presence felt, as when Desdemona means to praise Othello and express her love for him: "I saw Othello's visage in his mind" (1.3.253). This suggests, among other things, that she didn't see it in his face."--Publisher's website
Manhood, marriage & mischief : Rembrandt's 'Night watch' and other Dutch group portraits by Harry Berger( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A study of the theory and practice of seventeenth-century Dutch group portraits, Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief offers an account of the genre's comic and ironic features, which it treats as comments on the social context of portrait sitters who are husbands and householders as well as members of civic and proto-military organizations."--Jacket
Imaginary audition : Shakespeare on stage and page by Harry Berger( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second world and green world : studies in Renaissance fiction-making by Harry Berger( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisionary play : studies in the Spenserian dynamics by Harry Berger( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictions of the pose : Rembrandt against the Italian Renaissance by Harry Berger( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a series of close readings of individual works, the author demonstrates the ironic, polemical, and political force of Rembrant's self-portraits."--Jacket
The perils of uglytown : studies in structural misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt by Harry Berger( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Perils of Uglytown develops a new concept, structural misanthropology, and traces its operation first in the dialogues of Plato and then in the work of humanists, playwrights, and painters of the Renaissance in Italy, England, and the Netherlands"--
Figures of a changing world : metaphor and the emergence of modern culture by Harry Berger( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figures of a Changing World offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic organizing trope of traditional culture and metaphor as the basic organizing trope of modern culture. On the one hand, metonymies present themselves as analogies that articulate or reaffirm preexisting states of affairs. They are guarantors of facticity, a term that can be translated or defined as fact-like-ness. On the other hand, metaphors challenge the similarity they claim to e
Making trifles of terrors : redistributing complicities in Shakespeare by Harry Berger( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The allegorical temper: vision and reality in book II of Spenser's Faerie queene by Harry Berger( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The absence of grace : sprezzatura and suspicion in two Renaissance courtesy books by Harry Berger( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of male fantasy, representation anxiety, and narratorial authority in two sixteenth-century books, Baldassare Castiglione's Libro del Cortegiano (1528) and Giovanni Della Casa's Il Galateo (1558). The book focuses on the way the Libro del Cortegiano and Il Galateo cope with and represent the interaction between changes of elite culture and the changing construction of masculine identity in early modern Europe. More specifically, it connects questions of male fantasy and masculine identity to questions about the authority and reliability of narrators, and shows how these questions surface in narratorial attitudes toward socioeconomic rank or class, political power, and gender
Human Security For All : a Tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello by Harry Berger( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the theory and practice of seventeenth-century Dutch group portraits, 'Manhood, Marriage, & Mischief' offers an account of the genre's comic and ironic features, which it treats as comments on the social context of portrait sitters who are husbands and householders as well as members of civic and proto-military organizations
Situated utterances : texts, bodies, and cultural representations by Harry Berger( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berger describes himself as 'a reconstructed old New Critic', and his publications over the past fifty years have centered on investigations of the ways in which texts represent both themselves and their situations of utterance.The thirteen chapters of the present book illustrate the range of his inquiry across several cultures and disciplines. They also demonstrate the interpretive richness, the theoretical acumen, and the energetic prose that characterize the work of one of America's premier 'close readers'. Situated Utterances is divided into four parts. In Part One Berger designs an analytical model of New Criticism and shows how it was dismantled during the decades after the Second World War. He then proposes a reconstructed model in which the practice of ironic and suspicious 'close reading' may be directed toward interactions among bodies, texts, and countertexts in different cultural settings.Part Two demonstrates this practice in studies of specific works in three genres: the pastoral Idylls of Theocritus, Edmund Spenser's epic, The Faerie Queene, and the Diaries of Samuel Pepys. The scope of the practice is broadened in Part Three to the connection between cultural representations and institutional change, a connection explored in four chapters that successively examine precapitalistforms of representation, the Old Testament, Beowulf, and the conflict between nakedness and nudity in Christian conceptions of the body. Part Four consists in three chapters on Plato's dialogues, which Berger interprets as critical of the general situation of utterance in a predominantly oral culture. He argues that Plato uses the resources of writing to depict the heroic pathos of a Socrates whose method and message are defeated by the politics of the oral medium. Situated Utterances concludes with 'A Conspectus of Critical Moves: The Eleven-Step Program'. This is a summary account of the interpretive strategies put into play by the author throughout his long career."
Harrying : skills of offense in Shakespeare's Henriad by Harry Berger( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harrying considers Richard III and the four plays of Shakespeare's Henriad--Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V. Berger combines close reading with cultural analysis to show how the language characters speak always says more than the speakers mean to say. Shakespeare's speakers try to say one thing. Their language says other things that often question the speakers' motives or intentions. Harrying explores the effect of this linguistic mischief on the representation of all the Henriad's major figures. It centers attention on the portrayal of Falstaff and on the bad faith that darkens the language and performance of Harry, the Prince of Wales who becomes King Henry V. --
Shakespeare and the Italian renaissance : appropriation, transformation, opposition by Michele Marrapodi( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the European Renaissance, in the context of Italian cultural, dramatic and literary traditions. Contributors perceive the Italian presence in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition through a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion
Ellis Island oral history project, series KECK, no. 063 : interview of Harry Berger by Harry Berger( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why read & write? : a conversation about literacy with Harry Berger, Jr. by Louis E Haga( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhood, marriage, mischief : Rembrandt's "Night watch" and other Dutch group portraits by Harry Berger( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Imaginary audition : Shakespeare on stage and page
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Manhood, marriage & mischief : Rembrandt's 'Night watch' and other Dutch group portraitsImaginary audition : Shakespeare on stage and pageSecond world and green world : studies in Renaissance fiction-makingRevisionary play : studies in the Spenserian dynamicsFictions of the pose : Rembrandt against the Italian RenaissanceMaking trifles of terrors : redistributing complicities in ShakespeareThe absence of grace : sprezzatura and suspicion in two Renaissance courtesy booksSituated utterances : texts, bodies, and cultural representationsManhood, marriage, mischief : Rembrandt's "Night watch" and other Dutch group portraits
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (192)