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Collins, Christopher

Works: 91 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 4,628 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Church history  Anecdotes  History  Sources  Fiction  Case studies  Drama  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Instrumentalist, pho, Performer
Classifications: PN56.I45, 801.92
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Most widely held works about Christopher Collins
Most widely held works by Christopher Collins
The poetics of the mind's eye literature and the psychology of imagination by Christopher Collins( )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homeland mythology : biblical narratives in American culture by Christopher Collins( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 9/11, America has presented itself to the world as a Christianist culture, no less antimodern and nostalgic for an idealized past than its Islamist foes. The master-narrative both sides share might sound like this: Once upon a time, the values of the righteous community coincided with those of the state. Home and land were harmoniously united under God. But through intellectual pride (read: science) and disobedience (read: human rights), this God-blessed homeland was lost and is now worth every drop of blood it takes, ours and others', to recover. Americans, the prime source for this once-and-future-kingdom myth is the Bible, with its many narratives of blessings gained, lost, and regained: the garden of Eden, the covenant with Abraham, the bondage in Egypt, the exodus under Moses, the glory of David and Solomon's realm, the coming of the promised Messiah, his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension into heaven, his apocalyptic return at the end of history, and his establishment of the earthly kingdom of God. As Homeland Mythology shows, these biblical narratives have, over time, inspired a multitude of nationalist narratives, myths ingeniously spun out to justify a number of decidedly unchristian policies and institutions -- from Indian genocide, the slave trade, and the exploitation of immigrant workers to Manifest Destiny, imperial expansionism, and, most recently, preemptive war. On March 25, 2001, George W. Bush shared a bit of political wisdom: "You can fool some of the people all of the time -- and those are the ones you have to concentrate on." The cynical use of religion to cloak criminal behavior is always worth exposing, but why our leaders lie to us is no longer a mystery. What does remain mysterious is why so many of us are disposed to believe their lies. The unexamined issue that this book addresses is, therefore, not the mendacity of the few, but the credulity of the many
The Serapion brothers : a critical anthology by Gary Kern( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Bourdain, no reservations( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chef and author Anthony Bourdain travels the world sampling local foods and culture
The uses of observation. A study of correspondential vision in the writings of Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman by Christopher Collins( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paleopoetics : the evolution of the preliterate imagination by Christopher Collins( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christopher Collins introduces an exciting new field of research traversing evolutionary biology, anthropology, archaeology, cognitive psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and literary study. Paleopoetics maps the selective processes that originally shaped the human genus millions of years ago and prepared the human brain to play, imagine, empathize, and engage in fictive thought as mediated by language. A manifestation of the "cognitive turn" in the humanities, Paleopoetics calls for a broader, more integrated interpretation of the reading experience, one that restores our connection to the ancient methods of thought production still resonating within us. Speaking with authority on the scientific aspects of cognitive poetics, Collins proposes reading literature using cognitive skills that predate language and writing. These include the brain's capacity to perceive the visible world, store its images, and retrieve them later to form simulated mental events. Long before humans could share stories through speech, they perceived, remembered, and imagined their own inner narratives. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, Collins builds an evolutionary bridge between humans' development of sensorimotor skills and their achievement of linguistic cognition, bringing current scientific perspective to such issues as the structure of narrative, the distinction between metaphor and metonymy, the relation of rhetoric to poetics, the relevance of performance theory to reading, the difference between orality and writing, and the nature of play and imagination."--Publisher's website
Margaret Thatcher by Margaret Thatcher( Book )

18 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of more than 7,100 statements made by Margaret Thatcher and includes speeches, broadcasts, press conferences, interviews, and articles
Reading the written image : verbal play, interpretation, and the roots of iconophobia by Christopher Collins( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authority figures : metaphors of mastery from the Iliad to the Apocalypse by Christopher Collins( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Bourdain no reservations( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Anthony Bourdain, professional chef, on a journey that takes him to people and places far beyond the realm of food
Evgenij Zamjatin. An interpretive study by Christopher Collins( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The act of poetry; a practical introduction to the reading of poems by Christopher Collins( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daphnis and Chloé by Longus( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Bourdain, no reservations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chef, author, and world traveler Anthony Bourdain knows that in the world of a cook, an understanding and appreciation of how others eat is akin to discovering secret societies and cryptic subcultures. Bourdain goes local once again, exploring the down-to-earth delights of street food in Down on the Street, stepping outside of his native Manhattan to taste what's off the island in NYC Outer Boroughs, and falling in love with Vietnam all over again
April Bloomfield : the mind of a chef, season 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chef April Bloomfield owns and operates three restaurants in New York City, the Breslin, John Dory, and Salvation Taco, and is in the process of opening her first spot in San Francisco called Tosca. Over the course of eight half-hour episodes, join executive producer Anthony Bourdain and watch April wrestle with the demands of opening a restaurant, testing menu ideas, obsessing over ingredients, and cooking with her mentors and contemporaries
Theater as life : five modern plays by N. N Evreinov( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language universals by Morten H Christiansen( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Languages differ from one another in bewildering and seemingly arbitrary ways. For example, in English, the verb precedes the direct object ('understand the proof'), but in Japanese, the direct object comes first. In some languages, such as Mohawk, it is
Anthony Bourdain: a cook's tour. in search of the perfect meal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony has a spontaneous adventure in Bangkok where he tries foods such as deep fried frog skins and pla rah, a fish paste that has fermented for three months. Other episodes include Eating on the Mekong (Vietnam) and Wild delicacies (Cambodia)
Samaritan snare ; and, Up the long ladder( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samaritan snare (stardate 42779.1): Samaritan snare : During a journey to a distant starbase, Captain Picard must fight for his life after a simple surgical procedure goes awry. Up the long ladder (stardate 42823.2): In response to an urgent distress signal, the Enterprise ventures into the Ficus Quadrant to save the Bringloidis, a society whose planet is about to be destroyed by stellar flares
The mockingbird by Anne Lawrence( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Collins, Christopher

Collins, Christopher 1936-

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Homeland mythology : biblical narratives in American cultureAuthority figures : metaphors of mastery from the Iliad to the ApocalypseLanguage universals