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Connor, Steven 1955-

Works: 75 works in 467 publications in 6 languages and 12,293 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Experimental fiction  Human sounds  Popular works  Bildungsromans  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR4564, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steven Connor
The English novel in history, 1950-1995 by Steven Connor( )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by a foremost scholar of contemporary culture and theory, this book offers not only a survey but also a historical and cultural context to British literature produced in the second half of the twentieth century
Postmodernist culture : an introduction to theories of the contemporary by Steven Connor( Book )

70 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 2nd edition of Postmodernist Culture considers the work of Lyotard and Jameson and the way modern theories are impinging on more areas of culture including the law, music, dance, ecology, technology, ethnography and spatial theories
The Cambridge companion to postmodernism by Steven Connor( Book )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comprehensive introduction to postmodernism, examining the different aspects that have had a significant impact on contemporary cultural production and thinking
Charles Dickens by Steven Connor( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pickwick papers - Dombey and son - Bleak House - Hard times - Great expectations - Our mutual friend
Samuel Beckett : repetition, theory, and text by Steven Connor( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Joyce by Steven Connor( )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The works of James Joyce have long been regarded as central to European modernism. In recent years, it has also become clear what a continuing provocation and source of renewal Joyce's works provide for contemporary cultural theory, especially feminism, postmodernism, and postcolonialism. Steven Connor's book is an animated, accessible introduction to the whole range of Joyce's work, from Dubliners (1914) through to Finnegans Wake (1939). It traces the leading concerns of the work with language, sexual and cultural identity, and the transforming experiences of modernity; and it considers the relations between Joyce and postmodernity."--Jacket
The book of skin by Steven Connor( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Book of Skin explores the amazingly varied meanings of human skin in Western culture from classical times to the here and now. Every aspect and nuance of skin in history is to be found here: its poetry as well as its pathology, the chromatics of its pigmentation, the destructive rage exercised against it in violent fantasies, the shivering titillations of itch, the intensities and attenuations of erotic touch, blushing, suntanning, tattooing, flaying, stigmata, scarification, moles, birthmarks, massage, ointments and aromatics."--Jacket
The matter of air : science and the art of the ethereal by Steven Connor( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing ideas from religion, science, art, literature, and philosophy, this book provides a comprehensive history of the human perception of air over the last three centuries. Topics explored include our modern concern over emissions and climate change, the dangers posed by radio atmospherics, poison gas, and haze, as well as our continued fascination with effervescence and explosives
Dumbstruck : a cultural history of ventriloquism by Steven Connor( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why can none of us hear our own recorded voice without wincing? Why is the telephone still full of such spookiness and erotic possibility? Why does the metaphor of ventriloquism, the art of 'seeming to speak where one is not', speak so resonantly to our contemporary technological condition? These are the kinds of question which impel Steven Connor's wide-ranging, restlessly inquisitive history of ventriloquism and the disembodied voice
Waiting for Godot and Endgame--Samuel Beckett by Steven Connor( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers together interpretations of Beckett's best-known plays, illustrating a range of theoretical approaches from deconstruction to reader-response theory, psychoanalysis and feminism. Steven Connor has written books on Dickens, Beckett and Postmodernist culture
Theory and cultural value by Steven Connor( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Portuguese and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fly by Steven Connor( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few insects are as universally loathed as the fly. Steven Connor delights in tracking his lowly subject through myth, literature, painting, film and biology. This the first book to give this much maligned animal its due, and it concludes with the transformation of the fly's reputation, as the miracle of its design and function came to be appreciated. The secrets of the fly's uniquely versatile powers of flight are only just beginning to be understood, and the twentieth century, which began with worldwide campaigns for its extermination, ended with the humble fruit fly at the centre of the revolution brought about by genetics."--Jacket
Beckett, modernism and the material imagination by Steven Connor( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steven Connor, one of the most influential critics of twentieth-century literature and culture working today, has spent much of his career writing and thinking about Samuel Beckett. This book presents Connor's finest published work on Beckett alongside fresh essays that explore how Beckett has shaped major themes in modernism and twentieth-century literature. Through discussions of sport, nausea, slowness, flies, the radio switch, tape, religion and academic life, Connor shows how Beckett's writing is characteristic of a distinctively mundane or worldly modernism, arguing that it is well-attuned to our current concern with the stressed relations between the human and natural worlds. Through Connor's analysis, Beckett's prose, poetry and dramatic works animate a modernism profoundly concerned with life, worldly existence and the idea of the world as such. Lucid, provocative, wide-ranging, and richly informed by critical and cultural theory, this new book from Steven Connor is required reading for anyone teaching or studying Beckett, modernism and twentieth-century literary studies"--
A philosophy of sport by Steven Connor( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond words : sobs, hums, stutters and other vocalizations by Steven Connor( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Beyond Words, Steven Connor seeks to understand spoken human language outside words, a realm that encompasses the sounds we make that bring depth, meaning, and confusion to communication. Plunging into the connotations and uses associated with particular groups of vocal utterances - the guttural, the dental, the fricative, and the sibilant - he reveals the beliefs, the myths, and the responses that surround the growls, stutters, ums, ers, and ahs of everyday language
Living by numbers : in defence of quantity by Steven Connor( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas about numbers, magnitudes and frequencies shape and give texture to almost everything we feel, say, dream and do. In Living by Numbers, Steven Connor explores the many ways in which we live in, and by, a world of numbers. Connor homes in on the unsuspected weirdness of the number one, the links between horror, counting and the uncountable, and the close associations of numbers and death. He considers the way we make sense of crowds, swarms, masses and multitudes, and demonstrates the work of calculation that is always present in poems, jokes, laughter and pleasure. He shows how we use numbers to adjust ourselves to chance and uncertainty, examines the pressure of numbers in the experience of music, explains how they exert their force in painting, and reveals the many different ways in which numbers and quantities have taken visual form in diagrams, charts and infographics. Against the lazy and conventional assumption that human life needs to be defended against the alien and malign power of numbers, this book illustrates how essential the feeling for numbers is in all aspects of contemporary existence, arguing that no creativity or invention is in fact possible without numbers. Living by Numbers opens up for the first time the richness, variety and subtlety of how we do things with numbers and, just as importantly, how they do things with us. --
Paraphernalia : the curious lives of magical things by Steven Connor( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly imaginative exploration of our relationships with everyday things, Paraphernalia examines those objects which, though seemingly mundane, have a magical quality, a life of their own
The adventures of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the adventures of a young orphan boy trying to survive amid greed and poverty in 19th-century London
The mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces an array of characters, from the sinister to the comic, and moves to a haunting climax in an atmospheric murder mystery that features the seemingly benevolent John Jasper, a secret opium addict, and his relationship with his newly engaged nephew, Edwin Drood
The unnamable by Samuel Beckett( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of Beckett's post-war novels, after Molloy and Malone Dies, The Unnamable was first published in French, and in Beckett's English in 1958. 'Like a great horned owl in an aviary', the unnamable narrator - so named because he knows not who he may be - sits nowhere and speaks of previous selves ('all these Murphys, Molloys, and Malones do not fool me') as so many diversions from the need to stop speaking altogether. As with the earlier novels, the prose has its own indomitable precisions, its afflicted but desirous reasons for being
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The English novel in history, 1950-1995
Postmodernist culture : an introduction to theories of the contemporaryThe Cambridge companion to postmodernismCharles DickensJames JoyceThe book of skinThe matter of air : science and the art of the etherealDumbstruck : a cultural history of ventriloquismWaiting for Godot and Endgame--Samuel Beckett
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Connor, S. K.

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Connor, Steven Kevin.

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