WorldCat Identities

Childs, Donald J.

Overview
Works: 9 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 4,958 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3509.L43, 821.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald J Childs
Modernism and eugenics : Woolf, Eliot, Yeats, and the culture of degeneration by Donald J Childs( )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Modernism and Eugenics, Donald Childs shows how Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, and W.B. Yeats believed in eugenics, the science of race improvement, and adapted this scientific discourse to the language and purposes of the modern imagination. Childs traces the impact of the eugenics movement on such modernist works as Mrs Dalloway, A Room of One's Own, The Waste Land, and Yeats's late poetry and early plays. The language of eugenics moves, he claims, between public discourse and personal perspectives. It informs Woolf's theorisation of woman's imagination; in Eliot's poetry, it pictures as a nightmare the myriad contemporary eugenical threats to humankind's biological and cultural future. And for Yeats, it becomes integral to his engagement with the occult and his commitment to Irish Nationalism. This is an original study of a controversial theme which reveals the centrality of eugenics in the life and work of several major modernist writers
The birth of New Criticism : conflict and conciliation in the early work of William Empson, I.A. Richards, Laura Riding, and Robert Graves by Donald J Childs( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking account of the origins of the twentieth century's most influential method for studying poetry
From philosophy to poetry : T.S. Eliot's study of knowledge and experience by Donald J Childs( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eliot is the rare case of a great poet who was also an academic philosopher and Professor Child's study examines the relationship between his writing of poetry and his philosophical pursuits, in particular his lifelong occupation with the work of F. H. Bradley, Henri Bergson and William James." "This account also considers the reception of Eliot's writing in philosophy and argues that the study of this work has significantly entered recent Eliot criticism. Overall, this volume provides a new reading of Eliot's famous poems, his literary criticism and social commentary."--BOOK JACKET
T.S. Eliot : mystic, son, and lover by Donald J Childs( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a profound exploration of Eliot's life-long preoccupation with mysticism
Scenic design for Lorca's Blood Wedding by Donald J Childs( )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf's hereditary taint ; Boers, whores, and Mongols in "Mrs. Dalloway" ; Body and biology in "A room of one's own" by Donald J Childs( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eliot on biology and birthrates ; To breed or not to breed ; Fatal fertility in "The waste land" by Donald J Childs( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

T.S. Eliot and Evelyn Underhill : an early mystical influence by Donald J Childs( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The design and execution for a production of "Bacchae", by Euripides by Donald J Childs( )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Modernism and eugenics : Woolf, Eliot, Yeats, and the culture of degeneration
Covers
From philosophy to poetry : T.S. Eliot's study of knowledge and experienceT.S. Eliot : mystic, son, and lover
Languages
English (76)