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Sylvan Barnet (1926–2016)

Autor/a de A Short Guide to Writing About Art

44+ obres 4,157 Membres 15 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Sylvan Saul Barnet was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 11, 1926. During World War II, he served in the Army for two years. He received a bachelor's degree in English from New York University in 1948 and a master's degree in 1950 and a doctorate in 1954 from Harvard University. For the next mostra'n més three decades, he taught freshman writing and literature at Tufts University. He wrote or edited numerous textbooks including An Introduction to Literature, A Short Guide to Writing About Literature, A Short Guide to Writing About Art, The Study of Literature: A Handbook of Critical Essays and Terms, and Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing: A Brief Guide to Argument. In the early 1960s, he decided that his students at Tufts University needed an edition of Shakespeare with each play in a separate volume including an introduction and study aids. He presented the idea to editors at the New American Library. The editors approved of the idea and Barnet became the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series. He was the co-author with William Burto of Zen Ink Paintings, which was published in 1982. He died of cancer on January 11, 2016 at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Sylvan Barnet

Eight Great Tragedies (1957) — Editor — 382 exemplars
Eight Great Comedies (1958) — Editor — 346 exemplars
Types of Drama: Plays and Essays (1972) 116 exemplars
A Dictionary of Literary Terms (1960) 58 exemplars
The Genius of the Irish Theater (1960) — Editor — 57 exemplars
The Genius of the Later English Theater (1962) — Editor & Introduction — 36 exemplars
Zen ink paintings (1982) 22 exemplars
Nine modern classics; an anthology of short novels (1973) — Editor — 19 exemplars
Harper Anthology of Fiction (1991) — Editor — 12 exemplars

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Hamlet (1603) — Editor, algunes edicions31,866 exemplars
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (1589) — Editor, algunes edicions30,908 exemplars
Romeu i Julieta (1599) — Editor, algunes edicions27,738 exemplars
Macbeth (1606) — Editor, algunes edicions25,304 exemplars
El Somni d'una nit d'estiu (1619) — Editor, algunes edicions19,208 exemplars
Juli Cèsar (1623) — Editor, algunes edicions12,063 exemplars
El Mercader de Venècia (1600) — Editor, algunes edicions11,036 exemplars
Nit de Reis (1601) — Editor, algunes edicions10,444 exemplars
Doctor Faustus (1601) — Editor, algunes edicions4,962 exemplars
Enric IV : primera part (1598) — Editor, algunes edicions4,904 exemplars
Conte d'Hivern (1623) — Introducció, algunes edicions4,630 exemplars
Mesura per mesura (1623) — Editor, algunes edicions4,253 exemplars
La Comèdia dels errors (1623) — Editor, algunes edicions3,254 exemplars
Coriolà (1623) — Editor, algunes edicions2,714 exemplars
4 Plays: Hamlet; King Lear; Macbeth; Othello (1982) — Editor, algunes edicions; Introducció, algunes edicions1,089 exemplars
The Importance of Being Earnest / Salomé / Lady Windermere's Fan (1898) — Introducció, algunes edicions687 exemplars
The Little, Brown Reader (1980) — Editor, algunes edicions141 exemplars
2 Plays: Henry VIII; King John (1986) — Editor, algunes edicions129 exemplars
3 Plays: Cymbeline; Pericles; The Two Noble Kinsman (1986) — Editor — 111 exemplars


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Genius might be a bit...strong...for a number of these plays. They are standard issue morality plays from the early English theatre, and many of them are rather tedious. There are some truly great works in here, such as MacBeth and Marlowe's Faust. Jonson's Volpone completes the trifecta of worthy plays. I'm afraid Milton's Samson Agonistes left me cold. It probably reads better as poetry than as a play, but even then, it was too repetitive, and way too much logorrhea.
Devil_llama | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 28, 2019 |
A drama text book so the essays were a little dry, but a good broad collection of plays spanning the centuries.
Jane-Phillips | Mar 23, 2018 |
I read this textbook for a sophomore level composition class. It's main focus is on teaching students to write argumentative essays. It contains several good essays on controversial topics that are worth reading. Highlights include essays by Jonathan Swift, Plato, Rush Limbaugh, and Thomas More (to name a few); and poetry by Robert Frost, Andrew Marvell, and Kate Chopin. The essays were thought provoking and well written.

HSContino | May 20, 2016 |


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