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Silverman, Kenneth

Overview
Works: 18 works in 194 publications in 2 languages and 14,060 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, 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 2,409 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 )
31 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,298 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 1,477 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 )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,119 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
Begin again : a biography of John Cage by Kenneth Silverman( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 986 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
New essays on Poe's major tales ( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Timothy Dwight by Kenneth Silverman( Book )
8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected letters of Cotton Mather by Cotton Mather( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiography and other writings by Benjamin Franklin( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin's most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman. Here are selections from Franklin's newspaper articles, from the sage wisdom of Poor Richard's Almanac, from his entertaining letters, from his scientific essays, from his political and revolutionary writings, plus a generous sampling of his famous aphorisms, poems, and humor. And, most important, here is a newly edited text of one of the most vital and important works of American literature, the Autobiography. As fascinating and as relevant as ever, this timeless collection of writings reveals an extraordinary man whose mind was always curious, always questioning, and who forever remained dedicated to the principles of truth and liberty. From the Paperback edition
Colonial American poetry by Kenneth Silverman( Book )
11 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cultural history of the American Revolution by Kenneth Silverman( )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mournful and never-ending remembrance by Kenneth Silverman( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Autobiography and other writings by Benjamin Franklin( Recording )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a long career of literary, scientific, and political efforts over a lifetime which extended over nearly the entire eighteenth century. Franklin's achievements range from inventing the lightning rod to publishing Poor Richard's Almanack to signing the Declaration of Independence. This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.-Back cover
The Connecticut wits by Vernon Louis Parrington( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Fudini ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The autobiography and other writings by Benjamin Franklin( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of material that reveals an extraordinary person, Benjamin Franklin
 
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Alternative Names
シルバーマン, ケネス
Languages
English (186)
Japanese (1)
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