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Greene, Robert W. 1933-

Works: 5 works in 43 publications in 2 languages and 2,274 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Robert W Greene
Six French poets of our time : a critical and historical study by Robert W Greene( )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last sixty to seventy years avant-garde poetry in France has evolved in two directions: one toward poetry conceived as a means to an end, the other toward poetry as an end in itself. Focusing on Pierre Reverdy, Francis Ponge, René Char, André du Bouchet, Jacques Dupin, and Marcelin Pleynet as the modern French poets who most faithfully reflect these directions, Robert Greene's chronological study allows us to follow the two-pronged evolution of French poetry since 1910. Situating his argument in a detailed historical context and basing it on comparisons with artistic movements an
The poetic theory of Pierre Reverdy by Robert W Greene( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just words : moralism and metalanguage in twentieth-century French fiction by Robert W Greene( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are the words that a novelist uses adequate to his or her elusive subject - the human condition? Are they pertinent, accurate, invariably fair, unflinchingly honest? Or do the novelist's words execute essentially formal maneuvers, engaging our interest through their patterns rather than their reach? And what about a possible third, synthesizing option? Robert W. Greene discovers that the two apparently divergent intentions in question (metalinguistic versus moralistic) often paradoxically coexist in French fiction. Also, no doubt because it is more consistently self-conscious than that of any previous era, twentieth-century French fiction seems to illustrate this convergence with special brilliance." "From L'Immoraliste (1902) to L'Usage de la parole (1980), Greene explores combinations and permutations of moralistic analysis and metalinguistic commentary in a particular sequence of prose narratives. Along the way, he observes Gide, Proust, Malraux, Camus, Duras, and Sarraute, each in his or her own fashion, moving ceaselessly back and forth between soundings of the heart and diagnoses of the tongue."--BOOK JACKET
Searching for presence : Yves Bonnefoy's writings on art by Robert W Greene( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yves Bonnefoy's writings have won him praise not only from readers and critics of French poetry, but also, thanks to translations into many other languages, from readers and critics of poetry far beyond the francophone world. Indeed, Bonnefoy may be the most admired poet to have emerged in France since World War II. Yet his art criticism, dazzling in its scope, possibly as original as his poetry, is yet to receive the attention it deserves. Searching for Presence: Yves Bonnefoy's Writings on Art undertakes to fill that lacuna." "In an age when so many of his contemporaries seem to view any form of art as wallpaper spanning a void, Bonnefoy's faith in presence is all the more welcome. Focusing on his art criticism, the aspect of the poet's oeuvre in which the notion of presence is the most salient, this study tries to do justice to that fidelity."--Jacket
Mon calvaire en Chine by Robert W Greene( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.18 for Six French ... to 0.95 for Mon calvai ...)

Just words : moralism and metalanguage in twentieth-century French fiction
English (39)

French (4)