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Zacher, Christian K.

Works: 16 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 3,187 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2065.G31, 821.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christian K Zacher
Critical studies of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Donald Roy Howard( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curiosity and pilgrimage : the literature of discovery in fourteenth-century England by Christian K Zacher( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Midwest : an interpretive encyclopedia( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia seeks to embrace this large and diverse area, to give it voice, and help define its complex, yet distinctive character. Organized by topic, the encyclopedia encourages readers to reflect upon the region as a whole. Each section moves from the general to the specific, covering broad themes in longer introductory essays, filling in the details in the shorter entries that follow. There are portraits of the region's twelve states, their geography and people: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These are followed by entries on society and culture, community and social life, economy and technology, and public life."
The Idea of medieval literature : new essays on Chaucer and medieval culture in honor of Donald R. Howard( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in this volume are by colleagues and students of Donald R. Howard - all noted authorities on Geoffrey Chaucer and late medieval English literature. The essay subjects range from a study of Chaucer's Edwardian period to the writings of Margery of Kempe. Alfred David begins the section on Chaucer's culture with an exploration of Chaucer's earliest poetry, linking it with the culture of Edward III's reign. Lee Patterson analyzes Chaucer's several ventures into the complaint form, showing the interconnections between and among complaint, lyric, and narrative. Glending Olson treats the Canterbury Tales as a game, with games and gamemanship as normative rather than extraneous, while Sherron E. Knopp examines the relations between Augustinian poetic theory and Chaucer's use of the imagination of the Book of the Duchess. R.W. Hanning assesses the role of "pryvetee," or privacy, in Chaucer's poetics. In the section devoted to Chaucer and his writings, Paul Strohm studies the ideological language of historical documents that harmonize especially well with Chaucer's short poem Lak of Stedfastnesse. John M. Fyler traces the influence of the House of Fame on Alexander Pope's writings. Florence H. Ridley offers a comprehensive history of criticism of the Friar's Tale. Ralph Hanna III examines affiliations between and among important manuscript groupings of Troilus and Criseyde, while Karla Taylor evaluates the significance of the Merchant as a "reticent" storyteller. John M. Ganim begins the third section, Medieval Culture and Society, with an evaluation of the Annales school and its importance for the study of medieval culture and literature. Anne Middleton scrutinizes the meaning and significance of Langland's "life" as it is represented in and through Piers Plowman. Thomas Moser analyzes the interpretive context of a short Middle English lyric on "inordinate love" from Copenhagen Thott 110. Sue Ellen Holbrook argues against previous biographical and psychological readings of The Boke of Margery Kempe, while George H. Brown discusses the use and abuse of Scripture by medieval writers. Finally, Steven F. Kruger treats the issue of the bodies of Jews, including bodily injury, in the Prioress's Tale and the Play of the Sacrament
The Holbrook years, 2002-2007 by Christian K Zacher( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical studies of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight edited by Donald R. Howard and Christian Zacher by Donald Roy Howard( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer and social discontent in The Canterbury tales by Michael Robert Yankoviak( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critic as artist : lady nature and medieval philosophical psychology in the Cosmographia, the Romance of the rose, and the parliament of fowls by William H Nilges( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curiositas and the impulse for pilgrimage in fourteenth century English literature by Christian K Zacher( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncommon fatherland : Medieval English perceptions of Rome and Italy by Joseph L Grossi( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation argues that late medieval English literature depicts Rome and Italy with the same cultural anxieties found in works that imagine the Muslim world. Although partially Orientalizing Rome and Italy, however, the alliterative Morte Arthure, John Lydgate's Fall of Princes and John Capgrave's Solace of Pilgrims also acknowledge their centrality in the European cultural imagination
Travel and travel writing in medieval England by Christian K Zacher( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Leigh Brackett : American science fiction writer : her life and work by John Leonard Carr( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My second chapter, besides containing a brief history of pulp magazines in America, also attempts to recreate the working conditions and attitudes of the pulp writer. In particular, I discuss the unusual evolution of the science fiction magazines. Chapter three considers Leigh Brackett as a pulp writer, especially in her persona "Queen of the Space Opera." The characteristic traits of the fiction she wrote for the pulps are analyzed. The five stories in The Coming of the Terrans (1967) are examined in detail, as is a representative Brackett science fiction adventure novel, The Starmen of Llyrdis (1952), and one of the strongest of her science fantasies, People of the Talisman (1964)
Science, the supernatural, and the postmodern impulse in contemporary fiction by Jeffrey V Yule( )

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

While validating science, postmodernist fiction recognizes that a variety of nonscientific world views remain current. Science might be represented as the ontological equal of other knowledge systems, but it is rarely depicted as a second-rate option. Thus, although postmodernist thought might be viewed as inherently antiscientific, such an evaluation cannot fairly be extended to postmodernist fiction. These works reflect Western society's confusions and anxieties about science, illustrating that our difficulties proceed not from anything inherent to science but from misunderstandings about it
The celebration of imperfect heroes and heroines in Orlando Furioso, Don Juan, and Le Morte Darthur by Ann T Bertagnolli( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ironic/affirming pattern distinguishing these texts helps us to avoid perceiving them from the often polarized views expressed in criticism. Tensions within each text are themselves the source of meaning and cannot be fully reconciled. The actual world posited in each work contrasts with its fictive world, in varying degrees of obviousness, to expose "truth" as a multiplicity--a combination of known and unknown, of complicated oppositions and variations. The many different factors involved in this multiplicity cannot be literally brought into some definable order. The ironic/affirming pattern thus serves to identify the unique nature of these three works and their curious connection, and provides a way of discussing other texts that call into question generic patterns of conventional forms
Sir Gawain and the green knight: a study in simultaneous time by Joanne Gerlacher( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The American Midwest : an interpretive encyclopedia
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