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Bender, John B.

Works: 76 works in 230 publications in 4 languages and 11,462 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Picaresque fiction  Novels  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction  Picaresque literature  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Thesis advisor, Performer
Classifications: PR3454, 823.5
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The history of Tom Jones, a foundling by Henry Fielding( )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the fortunes of Tom, a foundling brought up by the kindly squire Allworthy. Despite a good and generous heart, Tom's naive inability to resist a pretty face leads to his downfall and he is banished from the Squire's house. But when the girl he really loves, Sophia, runs away to escape from her arranged marriage to his rival, the despicable Blifil, Tom pursues her to London, embarking on a series of riotous and frequently amorous adventures involving a wonderfully rich gallery of characters. Not so much a rake's progress as the exploits of an innocent abroad, it is a splendidly funny and often touching odyssey in which good ultimately triumphs over the corruption of human spirit
Spenser and literary pictorialism by John B Bender( )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing, framing, scanning - the language of film - and Gombrich's studies in the psychology of perception are used by John Bender to isolate pictorial effects and devices in literature. The theory that he poses, grounded in his analysis of Spenser, "the painter of poets," discriminates between the descriptive and the pictorial in poetry. In elaborating his theory, Mr. Bender examines in detail major segments of The Faerie Queene and the minor poems, considers Spenser's extensive imitation of Ariosto and Tasso, and compares his use of visual materials with that of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Keats, and Flaubert. The poet, he shows, uses word-painting to create, not merely a visual or decorative image, but a sophisticated psychological effect: Spenser's language leads the reader's imagination far beyond anything he may see in the real world to the writer's world which, though illusory, is convincing."--Jacket
Ends of Enlightenment by John B Bender( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ends of Enlightenment explores three realms of eighteenth-century European innovation that remain active in the twenty-first century: the realist novel, philosophical thought, and the physical sciences, especially human anatomy. The European Enlightenment was a state of being, a personal stance, and an orientation to the world. Ways of probing experience and knowledge in the novel and in the visual arts were interleaved with methods of experimentation in science and philosophy. This book's fresh perspective considers the novel as an art but also as a force in thinking. The critical distance afforded by a view back across the centuries allows Bender to redefine such novelists as Defoe, Fielding, Goldsmith, Godwin, and Laclos by placing them along philosophers and scientists like Newton, Locke, and Hume but also alongside engravings by Hogarth and by anatomist William Hunter. His book probes the kinship among realism, hypothesis, and scientific fact, defining in the process the rhetorical basis of public communication during the Enlightenment
The culture of diagram by John B Bender( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Culture of Diagram is about visual thinking. Exploring a terrain where words meet pictures and formulas meet figures, the book foregrounds diagrams as tools for blurring those boundaries to focus on the production of knowledge as process.-publisher description
Imagining the penitentiary : fiction and the architecture of mind in eighteenth-century England by John B Bender( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ends of rhetoric : history, theory, practice( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His volume embodies the interdisciplinary character of rhetoric. The essays draw on wide-ranging conceptual resources, and combine historical, theoretical, and practical points of view. The contributors develop a variety of perspectives on the central concepts of rhetorical theory, on the work of some of its major proponents, and on the breaks and continuities of its history. The spectrum of thematic concern is broad, extending from the Greek polis to the multi-ethnic city of modern America, from Aristotle to poststructuralism, from questions of figural language to problems of persuasion and interaction. But a common interdisciplinary interest runs through all the essays: the effort to rethink rhetoric within the contemporary epistemological situation. In this sense, the book opens new possibilities for research within the human sciences
Kultur des Diagramms by John B Bender( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in German and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorsdevelop new perspectives on the image and word as an articulated dense system, presenting them in the form of the instructive model of the diagram. Diagrams are amalgams - hybrid constructions of knowledge. To be intelligible as a means of understanding, diagrams must also be seen as pre-existing elements of the inner world. Diagrammatic thinking reveals cross-references that enable relational, active decision-making
Chronotypes : the construction of time( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Time belongs to a handful of categories (like form, symbol, cause) that are genuinely transdisciplinary. Time touches every dimension of our being, every object of our attention--including attention itself. It therefore can belong to no single field of study. Of course, this universalist view of time is not itself universal but rather is a product of the modern age, an age that conceived of itself as the "new" time. Time has thus gained new importance as a theme of general research with the "postmodern turn" now manifest in many areas of intellectual endeavor, especially in the humanities and social sciences." ""Chronotypes" are models or patterns through which time assumes practical or conceptual significance. Time is not given but (as the subtitle indicates) fabricated in an ongoing process. Chronotypes are themselves temporal and plural, constantly being made and remade at multiple individual, social, and cultural levels. They interact, they change over time, and they have histories, whose construal is itself an act of temporal construction." "This book--an interdisciplinary collaboration of philosophers, historians, literary critics, and anthropologists--examines the ways individuals, societies, and cultures make sense of time by constructing it in diverse patterns. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Regimes of description : in the archive of the eighteenth century( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texte und Lektüren : Perspektiven in der Literaturwissenschaft( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of peace by John Richard Burkholder( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 years Prairie Street Mennonite Church by J. D Graber( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Columbia history of the British novel by John J Richetti( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do Pamela, Shamela, and Evelina have in common? Who is Coningsby? Where is The Moonstone? When does one need A Room of One's Own? Why is it that Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit? And just how good is the British novel? These are just a few of the questions answered in The Columbia History of the British Novel. John Richetti's comprehensive history takes us from the birth of the novel in the eighteenth century through its social and culture-conscious growing pains in the nineteenth century to its angst-ridden maturity in the twentieth century. Concise, cohesive, and complementary to any collection of must-read classics, The Columbia History of the British Novel challenges and enlightens us by examining canonical writers as well as women and postcolonial novelists. Discover the origins of the novel in the "scandalous" books of Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood, and Delarivier Manley and follow its development through Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, and Laurence Sterne against the backdrop of the novel's meteoric rise in the 1700s. Follow Frances Burney and the rise of the woman novelist, and the gothic novel as invented by Horace Walpole and perfected by Mary Shelley and Matthew Lewis. Remember remarkable reunions in Jane Austen; the bond between chivalry, Waverley, and Sir Walter Scott; the Brontes, Amelia Opie, Maria Edgeworth, and the tradition of Romantic women's fiction; Charles Dickens and the professionalization of literature; George Eliot and the novel of ideas; and Wilkie Collins and the sensation mania of the 1860s. Continue through the nineteenth century with the "Condition of England" novels of Benjamin Disraeli and Elizabeth Gaskell, Hardy's tales of class and sexual difference, and Anglo-Indian perspectives on the empire from Rudyard Kipling and Philip Meadows Taylor. Enter the twentieth century and examine the modern novel with Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf. Then trace the anti-modernist movement with Kingsley Amis, C.P. Snow, and Angus Wilson and, finally, keep up with contemporaries - Doris Lessing, A.S. Byatt, Anita Brookner, Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Jeanette Winterson. The Columbia History of the British Novel lets us do all these things as it presents literary critics: Toni Bowers on early amatory fiction; James Thompson on Jane Austen; Ina Ferris on William Thackeray; David Trotter on Arnold Bennett, George Moore, and George Gissing; Michael Gorra on colonial and postcolonial novels from Rudyard Kipling to Salman Rushdie; Michael Seidel on James Joyce; and Carol McGuirk on postwar feminisms from Margaret Drabble to Angela Carter. The Columbia History of the British Novel examines classics in light of the critical theories of Bakhtin, Lukacs, and Foucault, among others, as well as a panoply of such subgenres as picaresque fiction, adventures, travelogues, utopian and dystopian prose, historical romances, detective novels, sentimental novels, and the Bildungsroman. This superb history also includes brief biographies of novelists discussed and lists of further reading
The Prairie Street Mennonite Church story: 1871-1996 : anniversary theme "I will build my church" Matthew 16:18 by Dorsa J Mishler( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dime Mystery Magazine - Blind Date with by John B Bender( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greencroft roots : since 1967, a heritage of service with older adults by John B Bender( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook on Health and Welfare : Mennonite Board of Missions by Mennonite Board of Missions( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congregational wellness manual by John B Bender( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paraguay : portrait of a nation by John B Bender( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassel Mennonite Church 1935-2010 : from the past will come the future : 75th anniversary celebration 2010 by Vernon Zehr( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The culture of diagram
Spenser and literary pictorialismThe culture of diagramImagining the penitentiary : fiction and the architecture of mind in eighteenth-century EnglandChronotypes : the construction of timeRegimes of description : in the archive of the eighteenth century
Alternative Names
Bender, J. B.

Bender, John.

Bender, John 1940-

Bender, John B.

Bender, John Bryant.

Bender, John Bryant 1940-

Bryant Bender, John 1940-

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