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Womack, Kenneth

Works: 75 works in 374 publications in 1 language and 20,889 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Bibliography  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Reference works  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Encyclopedias  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PZ3.E43, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Kenneth Womack
Most widely held works by Kenneth Womack
Key concepts in literary theory by Julian Wolfreys( )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,378 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
A companion to the Victorian novel( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 2,468 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
Reading the Beatles : cultural studies, literary criticism, and the Fab Four by Kenneth Womack( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,064 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
Bruce Springsteen, cultural studies and the runaway American dream by Kenneth Womack( )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,481 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 Cambridge companion to the Beatles( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,139 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."--Jacket
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 988 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
Books and beyond : the Greenwood encyclopedia of new American reading by Kenneth Womack( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 982 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
Nineteenth-century British book-collectors and bibliographers by William Baker( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 708 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
Twentieth-century British book collectors and bibliographers by William Baker( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 684 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
Formalist criticism and reader-response theory by Todd F Davis( Book )

18 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an introduction to formalist and reader-response literary theory. Demonstrates each theory through a series of critical essays analyzing classic pieces of literature
Pre-nineteenth-century British book collectors and bibliographers by William Baker( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 630 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
Long and winding roads : the evolving artistry of the Beatles by Kenneth Womack( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 561 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 remarkable achievement, Womack examines the Beatles' body of work as an evolving art object. He investigates the origins and creation of the group's compositions, as well as the songwriting and recording practices that brought them to fruition. Womack's analysis of the Beatles' albums transports readers on a journey through the Beatles' heyday as recording artists between 1962 and 1969, when the band enjoyed a staggering musical and lyrical leap that took them from their first album Please Please Me, which they recorded in the space of a single day, to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the White Album, and Abbey Road--albums that collectively required literally thousands of hours to produce. In addition to considering the band's increasing self-consciousness about the overall production, design, and presentation of their art, Womack explores the Beatles' albums as a collection of musical and lyrical impressions that finds them working towards a sense of aesthetic unity. In Long and Winding Roads, Womack reveals the ways in which the Beatles gave life to a musical synthesis that would change the world. --Publisher description
The Beatles encyclopedia : everything fab four by Kenneth Womack( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 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 eighth wonder of the world : the life of Houston's iconic Astrodome by Robert C Trumpbour( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Postwar academic fiction : satire, ethics, community by Kenneth Womack( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 458 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
The Continuum encyclopedia of modern criticism and theory by Julian Wolfreys( 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 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 354 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
The Facts on File companion to Shakespeare by William Baker( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare is the largest and most comprehensive student's guide to Shakespeare ever written. The primary goal of this new five-volume set is to make Shakespeare's poems and plays accessible and appealing to high school and college students. Written and edited by active Shakespearean scholars and critics who have a love of teaching and explaining Shakespeare, this landmark collection presents his poems and plays in a whole new light for anyone interested in fully comprehending this great writer's works
Maximum volume : the life of Beatles producer George Martin, the early years, 1926-1966 by Kenneth Womack( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Martin's working-class childhood and musical influences profoundly shaped his early career in the BBC's Classical Music department and as head of the EMI Group's Parlophone Records. Out of them flowed the genius behind his seven years producing the Beatles' incredible body of work. In this first book of two, Womack traces Martin's early years; his unlikely discovery of the Beatles, and his painstaking efforts to prepare their newfangled sound for the British music marketplace
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A companion to the Victorian novel
A companion to the Victorian novelReading the Beatles : cultural studies, literary criticism, and the Fab FourThe Cambridge companion to the BeatlesFelix Holt, the radicalBooks and beyond : the Greenwood encyclopedia of new American readingNineteenth-century British book-collectors and bibliographersTwentieth-century British book collectors and bibliographersFormalist criticism and reader-response theory
Alternative Names
Kenneth Womack Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Kenneth Womack writer and critic

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