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Ackerman, John 1934-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 152 publications in 4 languages and 3,078 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Screenplays  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6039.H52, 828.912
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Most widely held works about John Ackerman
 
Most widely held works by John Ackerman
Dylan Thomas, his life and work by John Ackerman( Book )

57 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the poems and prose works of Dylan Thomas traces his development as a writer, linking this for the first time with his Welsh background. The formative influence of Swansea on the young poet, his family roots in West Wales and the childhood visits to Fernhill farm and the nearby Blaen Cwm cottage are all included, together with the Boat House and Laugharne, the absorbing village life and the inspiration of its now famous land- and sea-scapes. The impact of Welsh nonconformity and the chapel, and the radical politics of Wales are also explored as important influences on the poet's career. The 1994 preface, together with the introduction, throws new light on later poems like 'Prologue', the poet's work in film, broadcasting, as reader and as lecturer, while his own newly-discovered words, sharp and witty and with a poet's eye highlight his life, times and craft. The kaleidoscope of his changing worlds is seen in his homes in Wales and England, and his need in each one for a separate place to write, whether the hillside shed in Laugharne or a gypsy caravan in Oxfordshire or Camden
Welsh Dylan : Dylan Thomas's life, writing, and his Wales by John Ackerman( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One: I am a Welshman; two: I am a drunkard; three: I am a lover of the human race, especially of women." This penetrating study uses photographs of Dylan Thomas, his family, friends, and environment, to explore the poet's Welsh identity and its influence on his work. Welsh Dylan surveys Thomas's background, upbringing and life in Wales, and discusses the distinctively Welsh flavour of the Swansea stories, his Laugharne-indluenced later poetry, and the warm, gossiping village life that informs perhaps his most famous work, "Under Milk Wood." From Cwmdonkin Park and Fern Hill to Ann Jones and Caitlin Thomas; from the Boat House and New Quay to Vernon Watkins and Florence Thomas, Ackerman's verdict is that Welshness is absolutely central to one of the century's great writers. John Ackerman's introduction considers his recent research into Thomas' politics-a further result of his Welsh background-while Dylan Thomas's daughter Aeron recalls her childhood in Laugharne in a fascinating foreword. - Publisher
A Dylan Thomas companion : life, poetry and prose by John Ackerman( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dylan Thomas, the filmscripts by Dylan Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social context and socially constructed texts : the initiation of a graduate student into a writing research community by Carol Berkenkotter( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers at work : strategies for communicating in business & professional settings by Linda Flower( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appropriate as a primary text for business communication and professional writing, this book presents key strategies for communicating in a variety of professional settings. The text highlight collaborative learning exercises, invention strategies for business writing, ethical decision making and scenarios as writing models. A unique application of cognitive learning theory to professional communication, this text represents the first social/cognitive rhetoric for business writing
Poems '72 by John Ackerman( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welsh Dylan : Dylan Thomas' life, writing, and his Wales by John Ackerman( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image and the dark by John Ackerman( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translating context into action by John Ackerman( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students' self-analyses and judges' perceptions : where do they agree? by John Ackerman( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers at work : casebook for teachers and students : nine scenarios for discussion and practice by Linda Flower( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiled by teachers spanning work settings such as Wilderness entrepreneurs, not-for-profit agencies, and corporations. This includes reading, writing, and speaking in business and professional settings
The filmscripts by Dylan Thomas( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete screenplays by Dylan Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His life and work by John Ackerman( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dylan Thomas companion : his life and work by John Ackerman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wēruzu no shijin diran tomasu : shōgai to sakuhin( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welsh dylan an exhibition to mark the twentieth anniversary of the poet's death by John Ackerman( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading-to-write : exploring a cognitive and social process by Linda Flower( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book examines the process of reading (when one's purpose is to create a text of one's own) and writing (which includes a response to the work of others). This is a central process in most college work and at the heart of critical literacy. The study observed students in the transition from high school to college, and in the process of trying to enter the community of academic discourse. The study draws on the methods of textual analysis, teacher evaluation, and interviews to examine students' writing and revising
Up the lamb : a fictional autobiography by John Ackerman( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up The Lamb is the story of young John Ackerman's growing up in the mining town of Maesteg during the Depression and the war years. The son of a butcher - and therefore the family were 'trade' - John escaped the worst of the poverty while being acutely aware of it in the lives of his schoolmates. The young John was also part of a family of independent spirit, typified by his matriarchal grandmother Florence, a woman of strong left-wing beliefs, who ran an unofficial "salon" in 'The Lamb', the local pub. She and her daughters are among the many strong characters who people Ackerman's memoir
 
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Welsh Dylan : Dylan Thomas's life, writing, and his WalesA Dylan Thomas companion : life, poetry and proseDylan Thomas, the filmscriptsWriters at work : strategies for communicating in business & professional settingsThe filmscriptsThe complete screenplaysDylan Thomas companion : his life and workUp the lamb : a fictional autobiography