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Berger, Harry Jr 1924-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 207 publications in 1 language and 10,567 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Self-portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2364, 821.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Harry Berger
 
Most widely held works by Harry Berger
Spenser; a collection of critical essays by Harry Berger( Book )

16 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wide-ranging opinions on the language and symbolism of Spenser's poetry
The allegorical temper; vision and reality in book II of Spenser's Faerie queene by Harry Berger( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginary audition : Shakespeare on stage and page by Harry Berger( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 586 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 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is in four parts. Parts One and Two comprise an interpretive study of the technical and sociopolitical conditions within which portraiture becomes an important if problematic medium of self-representation in early modern Europe. The major portion of these two sections considers the structure and the consequences of a system of practices and conventions that governs poses in commissioned portraits. In Part Three the scene shifts from Italian to Dutch portraiture. Part Four is devoted to self-portraits by Rembrandt that are interpreted as responses to the conditions depicted in the first three parts
Making trifles of terrors : redistributing complicities in Shakespeare by Harry Berger( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 322 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
Caterpillage : reflections on seventeenth century Dutch still life painting by Harry Berger( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book begins with a critique of iconographic discourse and particularly of iconography's treatment of vanitas symbolism. It goes on to argue that this treatment tends to divert attention from still life's darker meanings and from the true character of its traffic with death. Interpretations of still life that focus on the vanity of human experience and the mutability of life minimize the impact made by the representation of such voracious pillagers of plant life as insects, snails, and caterpillars. The message sent by still life's preoccupation with these small-scale predators is not merely vanitas
Situated utterances : texts, bodies, and cultural representations by Harry Berger( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Situated Utterances Berger designs an analytical model of New Criticism, shows how it was dismantled after the Second World War, and demonstrates practice in studies of specific works. The scope of the practice is broadened to the connection between cultural representations and institutional change. Plato's dialogues are also covered
A fury in the words : love and embarrassment in Shakespeare's Venice by Harry Berger( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 195 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."--Project Muse
Harrying : skills of offense in Shakespeare's Henriad by Harry Berger( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 127 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'. Harry Berger combines close reading with cultural analysis to show how the language characters speak always says more than the speakers mean to say
Figures of a changing world : metaphor and the emergence of modern culture by Harry Berger( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book 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 establish, in order to feature departures from preexisting states of affairs. On the basis of this distinction, the author argues that metaphor and metonymy can be used as instruments both for the large-scale interpretation of tensions in cultural change and for the micro-interpretation of tensions within particular texts. In addressing the functioning of the two terms, the author draws upon and critiques the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Roman Jakobson, Christian Metz, Paul Ricoeur, Umberto Eco, Edmund Leach, and Paul de Man
The perils of uglytown : studies in structural misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt by Harry Berger( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 115 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"--
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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This conversation between Louis E. Haga and Harry Berger, Jr., Is part of the National Humanities Faculty "Why Series." The discussion in this booklet touches not only on reading and writing, but on some of the cultural and structural consequences of typography and print literacy. Some of the other topics discussed include reading critically, responding to poetry, reading the novel, developing language, generating student interests in reading and language, developing sensitive reading skills, and stimulating students to write. (Wr)
The absence of grace : gender and narrative in two renaissance courtesy books by Harry Berger( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the sink-a-peace : sexual and family politics in "Much ado about nothing" by Harry Berger( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance : Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition by Michele Marrapodi( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 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
Human Security For All : a Tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello by Harry Berger( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Imaginary audition : Shakespeare on stage and page
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Second 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 booksManhood, marriage & mischief : Rembrandt's 'Night watch' and other Dutch group portraitsCaterpillage : reflections on seventeenth century Dutch still life paintingSituated utterances : texts, bodies, and cultural representationsThe absence of grace : gender and narrative in two renaissance courtesy books