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Womack, Kenneth

Works: 84 works in 358 publications in 1 language and 20,544 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries  Fiction  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator
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Most widely held works about Kenneth Womack
Most widely held works by Kenneth Womack
The Cambridge companion to the Beatles( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, this collection of essays tells the story of the Beatles - the creation of the band, their musical influences, and their cultural significance, with emphasis on their genesis and practices as musicians, songwriters, and recording artists. Through detailed biographical and album analyses, the book uncovers the background of each band member and provides expansive readings of the band's music."--Back cover
Key concepts in literary theory by Julian Wolfreys( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Key Concepts in Literary Theory provides the student of literature with clearly presented and authoritative definitions of some of the most significant and often difficult to grasp terms and concepts currently used in the study of literary theory. It brings together terms from many areas of literary theory, including cultural studies, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, marxist and feminist literary studies, postcolonialism, and other areas of identity politics with which literary studies concerns itself." "In addition, the volume provides accessible discussions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural study, supported by bibliographies and a chronology of major critics whose work has informed critical studies of literature today, also accompanied by bibliographies."--BOOK JACKET
Nineteenth-century British book-collectors and bibliographers by William Baker( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eclectic view of the book and manuscript collecting and bibliographical activity during nineteenth century Britain is presented. Subjects range from the wealthy, bibliographically knowledgeable members of the aristocrats to others who impoverished themselves and their families in their obsession. Discusses how these collections were instrumental in the advocacy of the public library movement
A companion to the Victorian novel( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is estmated that between 1837 and 1901 some 60,000 novels were published in Britain. This Companion introduces readers to the historical contexts in which this vast range of fiction was produced and to the critical debates that have raged about it ever since
Twentieth-century British book collectors and bibliographers by William Baker( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on British book collectors and bibliographers, a socially and economically diverse lot united by their love of books. Discusses the reversal in roles of booksellers to auctioneers, the movement away from descriptive or factual elements of the book trade to concern with the commercial aspects of the business, and promoting the special merits of a book or manuscript in order to sell it
Pre-nineteenth-century British book collectors and bibliographers by William Baker( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on British book collectors and bibliographers from the fourteenth through the eighteenth centuries. This period marked the growth of humanism and coincides with the early Renaissance, before the widespread establishment of print culture. Focuses on the historical evolution of a specific library, as well as a collecting family. Discusses the nature and variety of collecting as a cultural activity
Formalist criticism and reader-response theory by Todd F Davis( Book )

17 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the Beatles : cultural studies, literary criticism, and the Fab Four by Kenneth Womack( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I:'Speaking the words of wisdom': the Beatles' poetics - Part II: 'A splendid time is guaranteed for all': theorizing the Beatles - Part III: 'We can work it out': the Beatles and culture
The Continuum encyclopedia of modern criticism and theory( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Continuum Encyclopedia of Modern Criticism and Theory offers the student and scholar of literary and cultural studies the most comprehensive, single volume guide to the history and development of modern criticism in the humanities. In a clearly organized format, this major reference work takes the reader through introductions to historically influential philosophers, literary critics, schools of thought and movements from Spinoza and Descartes to Phenomenology and Heidegger, before turning to its three principal areas of critical attention: Europe, North America and Great Britain."--Publisher's website
Mapping the ethical turn : a reader in ethics, culture, and literary theory( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postwar academic fiction : satire, ethics, community by Kenneth Womack( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a literary genre, academic fiction has emerged in recent years as one of the most popular modes for satirizing the cultural conflicts and sociological nuances inherent in campus life. Drawing upon recent insights in ethical criticism and moral philosophy, Postwar Academic Fiction: Satire, Ethics, Community offers new readings of fictional and nonfictional works by such figures as Kingsley Amis, Vladimir Nabokov, Joyce Carol Oates, David Lodge, David Mamet, Ishmael Reed, Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar and Jane Smiley
Postmodern humanism in contemporary literature and culture : reconciling the void by Todd F Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Reconciling the Void, Todd F. Davis and Kenneth Womack investigate the emerging gaps between literacy scholarship and the reading experience itself. This book addresses a wide range of texts, including playwright Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, the poetry and prose of Sherman Alexie, the films of David Mamet, the poetry of Mary Oliver, Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia, and the Beatles' White Album, among a host of others. Drawing upon a form of postmodern humanism, these storytellers posit opportunities for genuine ethical reflection and the revivification of community. And in so doing, they attempt to reconcile the postmodern void through the transitory powers of art."--Jacket
Long and winding roads : the evolving artistry of the Beatles by Kenneth Womack( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles, Kenneth Womack brings the band's story vividly to life-from their salad days as a Liverpool Skiffle group and their apprenticeship in the nightclubs and mean streets of Hamburg through their early triumphs at the legendary Cavern Club and the massive onslaught of Beatlemania itself. By mapping the group's development as an artistic fusion, Womack traces the Beatles' creative arc from their first, primitive recordings through Abbey Road and the twilight of their career. In order to communicate the nature and power of the band's re
Books and beyond : the Greenwood encyclopedia of new American reading( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-volume set for general readers and high school and college students contains chapters on genres or areas in contemporary American literature, arranged alphabetically. Each chapter includes a historical overview of the development of the genre, a definition, and discussion and brief analyses of works, with the most emphasis on those published by major authors from 1980 to the present. Chapters also discuss major trends and themes in the genre, contexts and issues, and reception, including criticism, film adaptations, and relationships to popular culture. Chapters include children's literature, genres of fiction, humor, poetry, travel writing, Native American literature, memoir, chick lit, Christian fiction, literary journalism, magical realism, true crime, comic books, ecopoetry, GLBTQ literature, graphic novels, manga and anime, and zines. An index is provided in the last volume only, which also has a list of contemporary authors by genre
Bruce Springsteen, cultural studies and the runaway American dream by Kenneth Womack( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[R]eflects the significant critical interest in understanding Springsteen's resounding impact upon the ways in which we think and feel about politics, religion, gender, and the pursuit of the American Dream. By assembling a host of essays that engage in interdisciplinary commentary regarding one of Western culture's most enduring artistic and socially radicalizing phenomena, this book offers a cohesive, intellectual, and often entertaining introduction to the many ways in which Springsteen continues to impact our lives by challenging our minds through his lyrics and music"--Publisher description
The Beatles encyclopedia : everything fab four by Kenneth Womack( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating look at the history of the Beatles, from their formative years through the present day, as detailed in hundreds of entries chock-full of information never before shared with the public"--
The Facts on File companion to Shakespeare by William Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set is the largest and most comprehensive student's guide to Shakespeare ever published. The primary goal is to make Shakespeare's poems and plays accessible and appealing to high school and college students
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political radical and a child of the working class, Felix has lost faith in a political system in which candidates never represent the interests of the working class. Harold Transome, the cynical son of wealthy Tory landowners, embraces radical politics for very different reasons. Both Harold and Felix vie for the affections of Esther Lyon, and she must weigh her feelings for them with the social and material goals she has set for herself. Their personal drama unfolds against the broad canvas of social and political upheaval of 1830s England
New critical perspectives on the Beatles : things we said today by Kenneth Womack( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beatles are probably the most photographed band in history and are the subject of numerous biographical studies, but a surprising dearth of academic scholarship addresses the Fab Four. This book offers a collection of original, previously unpublished essays that explore new aspects of the Beatles. The interdisciplinary collection situates the band in its historical moment of the 1960s, but argues for artistic innovation and cultural ingenuity that account for the Beatles' lasting popularity today
The eighth wonder of the world : the life of Houston's iconic Astrodome by Robert C Trumpbour( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to the Beatles
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Kenneth Womack writer and critic

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Key concepts in literary theoryNineteenth-century British book-collectors and bibliographersA companion to the Victorian novelTwentieth-century British book collectors and bibliographersPre-nineteenth-century British book collectors and bibliographersFormalist criticism and reader-response theoryReading the Beatles : cultural studies, literary criticism, and the Fab FourThe Continuum encyclopedia of modern criticism and theory