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Mincoff, Marco 1909-1987

Overview
Works: 64 works in 193 publications in 3 languages and 1,174 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Tragicomedies  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator
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Most widely held works by Marco Mincoff
Things supernatural and causeless : Shakespearean romance by Marco Mincoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After centuries of denigration, Shakespeare's romances, in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, came to be seen by many critics as among Shakespeare's most profound works - as extensions of his tragic vision, as experiments in dramatic form, as deeply significant statements about art, about nature, about life. Marco Mincoff's Things Supernatural and Causeless - a work published in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1987, just before his death, but clearly written in the mid-1970s - sets out to show why this evaluation of the romances is wrong and to propose another way of looking at and evaluating Pericles and the plays that followed it. For Mincoff, romance is "an inherently inferior genre" that, no matter what dramatic skills Shakespeare lavished on it, could never yield great drama. He argues that none of the romances has a profound message: whatever meaning one finds in Pericles, for instance, can be found just as readily in Apollonius of Tyre. Thus to look to these plays for greatness or for profound themes or ideas is to be inevitably disappointed or self-deluded. What one does find in the romances, though, are plays that diverge sharply from their sources and analogues, and from other drama of the period, in the attention given to the creation of a sense of wonder. Mincoff finds, in the systematic control of language, crafting of scenes, and altering of sources in the plays, the suggestion of supernatural influence upon the play's action that exploits the "wonderful" inherent in Heliodorian romance. Mincoff suspects that "this sense of wonder really was important to Shakespeare," and finds Lafew's words (in All's Well That Ends Well) both a rather bitter commentary on Jacobean society and a clue to our better understanding of the romances:. "They say miracles are past, and we have our philosophical persons to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Hence it is that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear." Mincoff can spot that which is truly unusual in the romances because of his extensive knowledge of the other drama and other literature of the period and because of his ability to place the plays within the context of their own time. He places the above quotation, for example, within contemporary responses to skepticism; he discusses such dramaturgical devices as Presenters and expository supernumeraries in the context of other plays that Shakespeare's audiences would have been seeing; he is alert to the differences between our present-day understanding of life and language and that of Shakespeare's age, showing how words like art and nature are today understood in postromantic terms that make them far different words, representing far different concepts, from those used by Shakespeare in his romances
Die Bedeutungsentwicklung der ags. Ausdrücke für ʻKraftʼ und ʻMacht, ʼ by Marco Mincoff( Book )

25 editions published between 1933 and 1970 in German and English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories by Ĭordan Ĭovkov( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bŭlgaro-angliĭski rechnik( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in Bulgarian and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angliĭsko-bŭlgarski rechnik. by Marii︠a︡ Rankova( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in Bulgarian and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bŭlgaro-angliĭski rechnik by Teodora Atanasova( Book )

3 editions published in 1958 in Bulgarian and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angliĭsko-bŭlgarski rechnik( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in Bulgarian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare : the first steps by Marco Mincoff( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Bulgarian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white swallow : and other short stories by Ĭordan Ĭovkov( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of style by Marco Mincoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Nikola Ĭonkov Vapt︠s︡arov( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in Undetermined and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analytical bibliography of writings on modern English morphology and syntax by G. G Pochept︠s︡ov( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Bulgarian art by Nikola Mavrodinov( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglijsko-bălgarski rečnik by Teodora Atanasova( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English-Bulgarian dictionary by Marii︠a︡ Rankova( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of English literature by Marco Mincoff( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorship of The revenger's tragedy by Marco Mincoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglijsko-bălgarski rečnik / English-Bulgarian dictionary by Marco Mincoff( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in Bulgarian and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of English literature by Marco Mincoff( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and Bulgarian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglijsko-bălgarski rečnik by Teodora Atanasova( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Marco Mincoff

Marco Mincoff Bulgarian scholar

Mincoff, M. 1909-1987

Mincoff, Marco.

Mincoff Marco 1909-1987

Mincoff, Marco K.

Mincoff Marco K. 1909-1987

Mincoff, Marco Konstantinoff 1909-1987

Mincoff, Marco Konstantinov 1909-1987

Minkov, M.

Minkov, Mark 1909-1987

Minkov, Marko.

Minkov, Marko 1909-1987

Minkov, Marko K.

Minkov, Marko Konstantinov.

Minkov, Marko Konstantinov 1909-

Minkov, Marko Konstantinov 1909-1987

Минков, М..

Минков Марко Константинов 1909-1987

Languages
English (57)

Bulgarian (27)

German (24)