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              George Santayana: A Biography
               

              George Santayana: A Biography (Hardback)

              By Rodden, John

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              From the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, George Santayana was a highly esteemed and widely read writer of philosophy, poetry, essays, memoirs, and even a best-selling novel, The Last Puritan. After a period of relative neglect, interest in his work has rev...ived. A complete edited edition of his works is in progress and he has become the object of renewed scholarly activity. Contributing significantly to the renewal was John McCormick's 1987 biography, the first full-scale volume to treat an elusive figure's life and thought in the detail they deserve.Santayana's life was rich in its interior and outer associations. There was his birth and early childhood in Spain followed by a move to Boston, where he came under the influence of William James at Harvard. This led to his career at Harvard as a professor, where Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Conrad Aiken, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Walter Lippmann were among his devoted students. We see Santayana in correspondence and conversation with Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ezra Pound, and Robert Lowell.Predominant in Santayana's life was his philosophical work. Hostile to the dominant empiricism of Anglo-American philosophy, he left the academy and remained detached from both the political and ideological movements of early decades of the twentieth century. McCormick relates his skepticism and materialism to a form of idealism deriving from his classical education in Plato and Aristotle, together with his readings in Descartes and Spinoza. He presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English, who lived a long life always consistent with his stoic epicureanism.
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              ISBN 9781138524309
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Conversations with Isabel Allende: Revised Edition
                

              Conversations with Isabel Allende: Revised Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised Edition)

              Edited by Rodden, John; Foreword by Allende, Isabel

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              This revised edition has been updated to cover three new books- City of the Beasts , Portrait in Sepia: A Novel and Daughter of Fortune . It includes four new interviews in which Allende discusses completing her trilogy of novels that began with House of the Spirits .

              ISBN 9780292702110
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2004
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Texas Pan American
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              George Santayana: A Biography
               

              George Santayana: A Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Rodden, John; McCormick, John

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              From the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th, George Santayana was an esteemed and widely read writer of philosophy, poetry, essays, memoirs, and even a best-selling novel. This biography presents Santayana as a supreme stylist in English.

              ISBN 9780765805034
              Released NZ 28 Feb 2003
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
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              Worlds of Irving Howe: The Critical Legacy
               

              Worlds of Irving Howe: The Critical Legacy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Rodden, John

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              Wide-ranging anthology of criticism devoted to the literary, cultural and political work of the writer Irving Howe.

              ISBN 9781594510250
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2007
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              The Unexamined Orwell
                

              The Unexamined Orwell (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rodden, John

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              Continuing his masterful investigation of the ongoing reception and continual reinvention of George Orwell six decades after his death, Rodden delves into numerous aspects of Orwell's legacy that have been surprisingly neglected.

              ISBN 9780292743885
              Released NZ 1 May 2012
              Publisher Inbooks
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              Series Literary Modernism
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              Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves
               

              Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Foreword by Dickstein, Morris; By Rodden, John

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              Provides a comprehensive portrait of Lionel Trilling, an influential American cultural critic of the twentieth century. This book brings together a collection of reviews and essays, with an introduction, that traces the arc of Trilling's reputation and sheds light on significant ...facets of his work. It is aimed at anyone interested in Trilling.
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              ISBN 9780803289741
              Released NZ 30 Jun 1999
              Publisher University of New South Wales
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              Every Intellectual's Big Brother: George Orwell's Literary Siblings
                

              Every Intellectual's Big Brother: George Orwell's Literary Siblings (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rodden, John

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              John Rodden uses the concept of reception history to shed new light on the way the memory of George Orwell has shaped and been shaped by the intellectuals of the last fifty years.

              ISBN 9780292726185
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2006
              Publisher Inbooks
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              Series Literary Modernism
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              Politics and the Intellectuals: Conversations with Irving Howe

              Politics and the Intellectuals: Conversations with Irving Howe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Goffman, Ethan; Rodden, John

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              A compilation of Irving Howe's interviews during the last fifteen years of his life. It presents what could be viewed as the sequel to Howe's intellectual autobiography, A Margin of Hope .

              ISBN 9781557535511
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2010
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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              Understanding Animal Farm: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents
                

              Understanding Animal Farm: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents (Hardback)

              By Rodden, John

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              Following a literary analysis of Animal Farm , this text then examines the historical, political and literary issues raised by the novel to basic tenets of Marxism, the Russian Revolution and Josef Stalin, and the relation of George Orwell's life to the writing of the novel.

              ISBN 9780313302015
              Released NZ 30 Dec 1999
              Publisher ABC-CLIO
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series The Greenwood Press Literature in Context Series
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              George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation
               

              George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation (Hardback)

              By Rodden, John

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              The making of literary reputations is as much a reflection of a writer's surrounding culture and politics as it is of the intrinsic quality and importance of his work. The current stature of George Orwell, commonly recognized as the foremost political journalist and essayist of t...he century, provides a notable instance of a writer whose legacy has been claimed from a host of contending political interests. The exemplary clarity and force of his style, the rectitude of his political judgment along with his personal integrity have made him, as he famously noted of Dickens, a writer well worth stealing. Thus, the intellectual battles over Orwell's posthumous career point up ambiguities in Orwell's own work as they do in the motives of his would-be heirs. John Rodden's George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation, breaks new ground in bringing Orwell's work into proper focus while providing much original insight into the phenomenon of literary fame.Rodden's intent is to clarify who Orwell was as a writer during his lifetime and who he became after his death. He explores the dichotomies between the novelist and the essayist, the socialist and the anti-communist and the contrast between his day-to-day activities as a journalist and his latter-day elevation to political prophet and secular saint. Rodden's approach is both contextual and textual, analyzing available reception materials on Orwell along with audiences and publications decisive for shaping his reputation. He then offers a detailed historical and biographical interpretation of the reception scene analyzing how and why did individuals and audiences cast Orwell in their own images and how these projected images served their own political needs and aspirations. Examined here are the views of Orwell as quixotic moralist, socialist renegade, anarchist, English patriot, neo-conservative, forerunner of cultural studies, and even media and commercial star. Rodden concludes with a consideration of the meaning of Or
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              ISBN 9781138524293
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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