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Collins, Christopher

Overview
Works: 24 works in 111 publications in 1 language and 5,358 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  History  Drama  Fiction  Travelogues (Television programs)  Romantic comedy films  Nonfiction television programs  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PN1042, 891.78420808
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Collins
The Serapion brothers : a critical anthology by Gary Kern( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 380 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 uses of observation. A study of correspondential vision in the writings of Emerson, Thoreau and Whitman by Christopher Collins( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetics of the mind's eye : literature and the psychology of imagination by Christopher Collins( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the written image : verbal play, interpretation, and the roots of iconophobia by Christopher Collins( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 223 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
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 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evgenij Zamjatin. An interpretive study by Christopher Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daphnis and Chloé by Longus( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four last songs by Francesca Joseph( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry is a chronically unsatisfied ex-pat residing on a remote island village in the Mediterranean. The tiny village is famous for having been the home of one of Europe's most celebrated composers. Desperate to make his mark Larry stages a gala concert as a tribute to the late composer. With his kooky entourage in tow, Larry must learn to balance all the harmonies of his life and deliver his own masterpiece
Anthony Bourdain : no reservations( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Anthony Bourdain on his journey that takes him to people and places far beyond the realm of food
Neopoetics : the evolution of the literate imagination by Christopher Collins( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest to understand the evolution of the literary mind has become a fertile field of inquiry and speculation for scholars across literary studies and cognitive science. In Paleopoetics, Christopher Collins's acclaimed earlier title, he described how language emerged both as a communicative tool and as a means of fashioning other communicative tools-stories, songs, and rituals. In Neopoetics, Collins turns his attention to the cognitive evolution of the writing-ready brain. Further integrating neuroscience into the popular field of cognitive poetics, he adds empirical depth to our study of literary texts and verbal imagination and offers a whole new way to look at reading, writing, and creative expression. Collins begins Neopoetics with the early use of visual signs, first as reminders of narrative episodes and then as conventional symbols representing actual speech sounds. Next he examines the implications of written texts for the play of the auditory and visual imagination. To exemplify this long transition from oral to literate artistry, Collins examines a wide array of classical texts-from Homer and Hesiod to Plato and Aristotle and from the lyric innovations of Augustan Rome to the inner dialogues of St. Augustine. In this work of "big history," Collins demonstrates how biological and cultural evolution collaborated to shape both literature and the brain we use to read it
Theater as life : five modern plays by N. N Evreinov( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Bourdain : no reservations, Sicily & Las Vegas( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 31 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
Anthony Bourdain : no reservations, Iceland & Vietnam( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 30 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
Anthony Bourdain: a cook's tour. in search of the perfect meal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 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)
Anthony Bourdain, no reservations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthony Bourdain takes a much anticipated trip to Asia to visit the two main hubs of 'mother cuisine': Japan and China. While both Japan and China are vastly different in terms of their history, traditions, and gastronomy, Tony's goal is to explore those differences but also enjoy something at which the both excell -- food!"--Container
An interpretive study of the major fiction of Evgenij Zamjatin by Christopher Collins( )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education strategy in the Developing World : revising the World Bank's education policy by Alexander W Wiseman( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the development of a "Concept Note" for the World Bank Education Strategy 2020, the World Bank engaged in a series of activities to garner feedback about the new strategy. In early 2011, a revised strategy was published entitled, "Learning for All: Investing in People's Knowledge and Skills to Promote Development." The document ranges from explaining the role of education in development to the philosophy behind a new strategy and concludes with details about performance and impact indicators. To bring together the scholarly work and both evidence and expert opinio
 
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Homeland mythology : biblical narratives in American culture
Alternative Names
Collins, Christopher

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The poetics of the mind's eye : literature and the psychology of imaginationAuthority figures : metaphors of mastery from the Iliad to the Apocalypse