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Simons, John 1955-

Works: 12 works in 36 publications in 2 languages and 1,261 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Fiction  Romances 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR149.M53, 821.1
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Animal rights and the politics of literary representation by John Simons ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text addresses the question of animal rights in the context of literary criticism. Working from a committed position, it asks the question, "What would literary studies look like if we took animal rights seriously?" It offers critical surveys of the main themes in the history of animal rights and some of the more important contemporary positions together with readings of a wide range of literary texts from classical antiquity to the year 2001
From medieval to medievalism ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book surveys medieval literature from both a critical and an historical standpoint. Medieval literature is increasingly seen as an area of intense specialism which is to be treated differently from other areas of English studies. The essays collected here try to overturn this perception in two ways. Firstly, there is a demonstration of the ways in which modern critical approaches and perspectives work with the medieval text. Secondly, the idea of the medieval is shown, historically, to be a discourse which has been given different symbolic values and served different social purposes. The first half of the book contains essays on feminist and structural approaches to the medieval text as well as a polemical evaluation of post-structuralist criticism and an introduction to modern approaches to manuscript studies. In the second half medievalism is analyzed through case-studies from the Renaissance, the eighteenth century and the nineteenth century
Guy of Warwick and other chapbook romances : six tales from the popular literature of pre-industrial England ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chapbooks formed the staple reading matter of ordinary people during the 18th and much of the 19th centuries. These chapbooks derive from romances which were current in the Middle Ages or the Renaissance
Kangaroo by John Simons ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Kanga and her son Roo in Winnie the Pooh to the boxing champ Hippety Hopper who punches Sylvester in Looney Tunes, kangaroos appear frequently in children's books, cartoons, and songs. They are a favorite animal at zoos, charming yet peculiar-looking with their powerful hind legs, long tails, and pouches. Though kangaroos are beloved in the imagination, but reality of their relationship with humans is darker and more troubled. In this book, John Simon tackles the story of these marsupials-and their use and abuse-in global history.In addition to describing the kan
Moderatus by Robert Parry ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Moderatus was an Elizabethan romance, probably the first published work of the sixteenth-century Welsh gentleman Robert Parry; it was produced in 1595 by the bookseller, publisher, and printer Richard Jones. In this volume John Simons offers in modern typography an edition of this now-scarce text, with explanatory notes and an extensive introduction that places the work in its historical context. He also presents what biographical information is known about the author of Moderatus and what is known of the book's publication history, and discusses such pertinent issues as the travel experience of Elizabethans, their knowledge of other languages than English, and their experience of translating and translations. Simons demonstrates how works like Moderatus do impel us to look more carefully at the inter-relationships of writers and readers and teach us a good deal about the habits of mind which those readers brought to more familiar texts."--BOOK JACKET
New York : city as text by Christopher Mulvey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Ronald Firbank, English novelist, 1886-1926 by Gill Davies ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Sylvia Townsend Warner, English novelist, 1893-1978 by Gill Davies ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on T.H. White, English writer, 1906-1964 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rossetti's wombat : Pre-Raphaelites and Australian animals in Victorian London by John Simons ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rossetti's Wombat tells the story of 'Top', a wombat who lived with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Chelsea for a few months in 1869. The book also describes the strange history of the European fascination with the flora and fauna of Australia, from the late 18th century onwards.By 1860, most well-to-do people could buy a pet kangaroo from a London pet shop - and many of them did. Wombats were rarer and more expensive but the tradition of wombat owning was well established by the turn of the 19th century. Napoleon had a pet wombat, as did the Duke of Edinburgh, so Dante Ga
The tiger that swallowed the boy : exotic animals in Victorian England by John Simons ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking at zoological gardens, private menageries, circuses, and natural history museums, this fascinating account explores the surprising extent of the exotic-animal trade in 19th-century England and its colonies. Filled with entertaining anecdotesfrom the tiger that prowled down St. George's Street in London with a boy in its mouth and the polar bear that killed a dog in Liverpool to the kangaroos hopping around the lawns of stately homes and the boa constrictor who got loose in Tunbridge Wellsthis book also shares how the animals played a key role in the project to ensure that leisure was educational. As it demonstrates how the trade was intimately connected with the tides of Empire, it will be of interest to academics and general readers alike
The poems of Laurence Minot, 1333-1352 by Laurence Minot ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English, Middle and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Simons, J. 1955-
Simons, J. (John), 1955-