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Silverman, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 25 works in 213 publications in 2 languages and 14,811 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Miscellanea 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS2631, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Silverman
Edgar A. Poe : mournful and never-ending remembrance by Kenneth Silverman ( Book )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 2,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of author Edgar Allan Poe containing new information about Poe and his life
The life and times of Cotton Mather by Kenneth Silverman ( Book )
29 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life of Cotton Mather, a Puritan minister and supporter of the Salem witch trials and executions, discussing how his beliefs governed his behavior, and considering how he was influenced by the times in which he lived
Lightning man : the accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse by Kenneth Silverman ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles Morse as a gifted artist, political prospect, and innovator responsible for the American electromagnetic telegraph, describing the painful defeats that overshadowed his successes
Houdini! : the career of Ehrich Weiss : American self-liberator, Europe's eclipsing sensation, world's handcuff king & prison breaker by Kenneth Silverman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of escape artist and magician Harry Houdini's rise from performing at dime museums and burlesque shows to becoming the highest-paid variety artist in the world
New essays on Poe's major tales ( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Begin again : a biography of John Cage by Kenneth Silverman ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Cage was a man of extraordinary and seemingly limitless talents: musician, inventor, composer, poet. He became a central figure of the avant-garde early in his life and remained at that pinnacle until his death in 1992 at the age of eighty. Now award-winning biographer Kenneth Silverman gives us the first comprehensive life of this remarkable artist. We follow Cage from his Los Angeles childhood'his father was a successful inventor'through his stay in Paris from 1930 to 1931, where immersion in the burgeoning new musical and artistic movements triggered an explosion of creativity in him and, after his return to the States, into his studies with the seminal modern composer Arnold Schoenberg. We see Cage's early experiments with sound and percussion instruments, and watch as he develops his signature work with prepared piano, radio static, random noise, and silence. We learn of his many friendships over the years with other composers, artists, philosophers, and writers; of his early marriage and several lovers, both female and male; and of his long relationship with choreographer Merce Cunningham, with whom he would collaborate on radically unusual dances that continue to influence the worlds of both music and dance. Drawing on interviews with Cage's contemporaries and friends and on the enormous archive of his letters and writings, and including photographs, facsimiles of musical scores, and Web links to illustrative sections of his compositions, Silverman gives us a biography of major significance: a revelatory portrait of one of the most important cultural figures of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition
Timothy Dwight by Kenneth Silverman ( Book )
8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected letters of Cotton Mather by Cotton Mather ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiography and other writings by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
13 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of material that reveals an extraordinary person, Benjamin Franklin
Colonial American poetry by Kenneth Silverman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Houdini ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River. Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 seconds later. Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the Water Torture Cell. A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears: entrapment, pain, and death
Literature in America ( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adventures in American literature : curriculum and writing ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A high school textbook of the literature produced in the United States since colonial times, with some American Indian offerings and with study and discussion material
Adventures in American literature by France Hodgins ( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cultural history of the American Revolution by Kenneth Silverman ( )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Houdini! the career of Ehrich Weiss by Kenneth Silverman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a biography the famous escape artist and magician Harry Houdini
Chaos & classicism : art in France, Italy, and Germany, 1918-1936 by Kenneth E Silver ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Connecticut wits by Vernon Louis Parrington ( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mournful and never-ending remembrance by Kenneth Silverman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
シルバーマン, ケネス
Languages
English (196)
Hungarian (1)
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