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Panichas, George A. 1930-2010

Overview
Works: 47 works in 195 publications in 1 language and 9,614 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Compiler
Classifications: B2430.W472, 809
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about George A Panichas
 
Most widely held works by George A Panichas
The Simone Weil reader by Simone Weil( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immediate and guiding aim of this book is to introduce the contemporary reader to the work and thought of Simone Weil
Promise of greatness : the war of 1914-1918 by George A Panichas( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicurus by George A Panichas( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of twentieth-century novelists by George A Panichas( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reverent discipline: essays in literary criticism and culture by George A Panichas( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mansions of the spirit; essays in literature and religion by George A Panichas( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courage of judgment : essays in criticism, culture, and society by George A Panichas( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure in consciousness; the meaning of D.H. Lawrence's religious quest by George A Panichas( Book )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Babbitt, representative writings by Irving Babbitt( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burden of vision : Dostoevsky's spiritual art by George A Panichas( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad : his moral vision by George A Panichas( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book seeks to renew interest in Joseph Conrad's moral imagination - not literary theory but the dignity of creative literature impels the author's reflections on Conrad's novels in their "varied shades of moral significance." Here, the author approaches Conrad's novels in the context of what the novelist V.S. Naipaul writes: "In fiction he did not seek to discover; he sought to explain; the discovery of every tale is a moral one." With illuminating interpretations, the author focuses on the consequences of moral darkness and moral warfare as he proceeds to uncover Conrad's basic ideas and meaning. The book shows that morality in Conrad's work is not reducible to an absolute category but must be apprehended in the forms of both moral crises and the possibility of moral recovery enacted in their complexity and tensions." "Guiding a reader's travels to the furthest realms of Conrad's imagination so as to penetrate to the heart of the novelist's moral vision is one of the author's dominant aims. Anyone disturbed by post-modernist advocates of a New World Order has much to ponder in this challenging book."--Jacket
The burden of vision : Dostœvsky's spiritual art by George A Panichas( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fyodor Dostoevsky's highest and most permanent achievement as a novelist lies in his exploration of man's religious complex, his world and his fate. His primary vision is to be found in his last five novels: Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Devils, A Raw Youth, and The Brothers Karamazov. This volume culminates twenty years of studying, teaching, and writing on Dostoevsky. Here George A. Panichas critically analyzes the religious themes and meanings of the author's major works. Focusing on the pervasive spiritual consciousness at play, Panichas views Dostoevsky not as a religious doctrinaire, but as a visionary whose five great novels constitute a sequential meditation on man's human and superhuman destiny."--Jacket
Irving Babbitt in our time( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern age, the first twenty-five years : a selection by George A Panichas( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critic as conservator : essays in literature, society, and culture by George A Panichas( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overall tone of the essays is urgent, censorious, and combative, as the author assiduously interconnects the needs of religion, the quality of leadership, the thought of great writers, the current plight of the humanities, and the structure of politics. He does not fear controversy when he assigns blame or when he cites lapses that separate society from metaphysical moorings and religious traditions
In continuity : the last essays of Austin Warren by Austin Warren( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing wings to overcome gravity : criticism as the pursuit of virtue by George A Panichas( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critical legacy of Irving Babbitt : an appreciation by George A Panichas( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This penetrating new study of one of the twentieth century's leading literary and social critics is the product of a lifetime of reflection. It is a discerning examination of the ideas of Irving Babbitt, founder of the intellectual movement known as the New Humanism. An early mentor of T.S. Eliot and a Harvard professor, Babbitt was also a diagnostician of the modern social order, which he believed to be in rapid retreat from a faith in first principles and first causes. He saw that Western intellectual life was drifting toward what he termed "a new dualism based on the myth of man's natural goodness." Babbitt's writings were uncompromising and controversial. His ideas revolved around the ultimate problems of life, literature, and thought and were rooted in and impelled by moral concerns and imperatives. George A. Panichas writes with rare sympathy and vision, drawing the reader to a frame of reference that elucidates Babbitt's affinities with his contemporaries, including the religious philosopher Simone Weil, with whom Babbitt shared a grounding in French literary thought, a reverence for the classical tradition, and a fascination with Asian religion and philosophy. "Babbitt never ceased to state the case for criticism," Panichas asserts. "Nor did ever relent in affirming the active independence of, if not the parity between, the creative and the critical states of mind." As a major American critic, Babbitt stood four-square against the most insidious forces assailing modern man. Throughout The Critical Legacy of Irving Babbitt, Panichas wrestles with what such a figure represents in terms of human possibility and moral illumination. Beyond all else, this profound study and appreciation is an effort to re-introduce and re-integrate a deeply needed restorative influence and paradigm into contemporary existence. -- from dust jacket
The essential Russell Kirk : selected essays by Russell Kirk( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the author of The Conservative Mind and other seminal books, Russell Kirk is usually thought of as one of the American conservative political movement{u2019}s most important progenitors. But as this collection demonstrates, Kirk was perhaps at his best as an essayist. This volume also confirms that Kirk{u2019}s was principally a literary and historical conservatism that refused to fit the irreducible complexity of human experience to the requirements of any ideological straitjacket. With The Essential Russell Kirk, literary critic George A. Panichas captures the breadth and depth of Kirk{u2019}s intellectual project by gathering together forty-four of the most masterful of Kirk{u2019}s essays, along with a unique chronology told in Kirk{u2019}s own words and a substantial introduction that articulates the deep humanism that animated Kirk{u2019}s philosophy. The result is a carefully assembled volume that gives us a fuller picture of an extraordinary man and writer, one whose labors had, and continue to have, remarkable repercussions on the American literary and political landscape
Promise of greatness: the war of 1914-1918 by George A Panichas( Book )

6 editions published between 1918 and 1968 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Simone Weil reader
Alternative Names
Panichas, George

Panichas, George 1930-2010

Panichas, George A.

Panichas, George A. (George Andrew)

Panichas, George Andrew.

Languages
English (147)

Covers
Joseph Conrad : his moral visionThe burden of vision : Dostœvsky's spiritual artModern age, the first twenty-five years : a selectionIn continuity : the last essays of Austin WarrenGrowing wings to overcome gravity : criticism as the pursuit of virtueThe critical legacy of Irving Babbitt : an appreciationThe essential Russell Kirk : selected essays