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Woodcock, George 1912-1995

Overview
Works: 426 works in 1,913 publications in 8 languages and 37,683 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  War stories  War stories, English  Records and correspondence  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Annotator, zxx, Speaker, Composer, Writer of accompanying material, ed, Adapter
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
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Most widely held works by George Woodcock
The crystal spirit; a study of George Orwell by George Woodcock( Book )

52 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Crystal Spirit is a revealing look at the great writer and political thinker George Orwell, whose visionary work gave us the great anti-utopias of twentieth-century literature. Perhaps best known for his enormously successful novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, and for that other classic work of fiction, Animal Farm, Orwell's reputation rests as much upon his work as a critic of literature, of manners, of politics - in a word, of life. His candor, his penetration, his intellectual honesty, and his mastery of the plain style raised to the level of literature, account for his exceptional influence during his lifetime and up to the present day." "A close friend and colleague during the last decade of that remarkable writer's life, Woodcock was thereby uniquely qualified to delve into the complex personal history of the man. Interwoven with his own memories, the letters which Orwell wrote to him, and the published and unpublished recollections of other people who knew him, all against the political and literary background of Orwell's work, this intellectual biography is a general critique that traces the evolution of an original writer in his most productive years, and provides a sympathetic and penetrating analysis of his work."--Jacket
Dawn and the darkest hour : a study of Aldous Huxley by George Woodcock( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Engelse auteur (1894-1963)
Anarchism : a history of libertarian ideas and movements by George Woodcock( Book )

114 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To what degree can anarchism be an effective organized movement? Is it realistic to think of anarchist ideas ever forming the basis for social life itself? These questions are widely being asked again today in response to the forces of economic globalization. The framework for such discussions was perhaps given its most memorable shape, however, in George Woodcockʼs classic study of anarchism-first published in the 1960s, revised in 1986 and now widely recognized as the most significant twentieth-century overview of the subject. Woodcock surveys all of the major figures that shaped anarchist thought, from Godwin and Proudhon to Bakunin, Goldman, and Kropotkin, and looks as well at the long-term prospects for anarchism and anarchist thought. In Woodcockʼs view ʺpureʺ anarchism-characterized by ʺthe loose and flexible affinity group which needs no formal organizationʺ-was incompatible with mass movements that require stable organizations, that are forced to make compromises in the face of changing circumstances, and that need to maintain the allegiance of a wide range of supporters. Yet Woodcock continued to cherish anarchist ideals; as he said in a 1990 interview, ʺI think anarchism and its teachings of decentralization, of the coordination of rural and industrial societies, and of mutual aid as the foundation of any viable society, have lessons that in the present are especially applicable to industrial societies.ʺ
The Canadians by George Woodcock( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon : a biography by George Woodcock( Book )

48 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada and the Canadians by George Woodcock( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the general reader
The doukhobors by George Woodcock( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Merton, monk and poet : a critical study by George Woodcock( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two cities ; and, Great expectations by James Weigel( Book )

45 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the classic British tale of young Jack, who stumbles into a hilarious series of misadventures with a dim-witted ogre and his spouse
Peoples of the coast : the Indians of the Pacific Northwest by George Woodcock( Book )

15 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anarchist prince : a biographical study of Peter Kropotkin by George Woodcock( Book )

40 editions published between 1949 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British in the Far East by George Woodcock( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who killed the British Empire? An inquest by George Woodcock( Book )

17 editions published between 1874 and 1975 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel Dumont : the Métis chief and his lost world by George Woodcock( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and French and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The struggle of the Metis of the Saskatchewan River against the government of Canada culminated in the Riel Rebellion of 1885 - an event of central importance in shaping almost all of the key polarities of Canadian history. If Riel provided the intellectual inspiration for the Rebellion, it was Gabriel Dumont who provided its strategy, and arguably its soul. Dumont, a leading figure in the Metis society of hunters along the South Saskatchewan, had been president of the short-lived local government, and became "Adjutant General of the Metis people" when a Provisional Government was declared in 1885. After the defeat of the Rebellion by the Canadian militia Dumont lived for several years in the United States, and was for some time a performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. In his last years he returned to his old home near Batoche (site of the final defeat of the Metis forces in 1885), where he died in 1906"--Jacket
Mohandas Gandhi by George Woodcock( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anarchist reader by George Woodcock( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm Lowry: the man and his work by George Woodcock( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradox of Oscar Wilde by George Woodcock( Book )

23 editions published between 1949 and 1982 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets and critics : essays from Canadian literature, 1966-1974 by George Woodcock( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Canadian writing : critiques & recollections by George Woodcock( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A tale of two cities ; and, Great expectations
Alternative Names
Džordž Vudkok

George Woodcock kanada verkisto, literatura kritiko kaj anarkiisto

George Woodcock kanadischer Autor, Dichter, Anarchist, Essayist und Literaturkritiker

Woodcock, George

Woodcock, George 1912-

Вудкок, Джордж

Џорџ Вудкок

جرج وودکاک

ജോർജ്ജ് വുഡ്കോക്ക്

ჯორჯ ვუდკოკი

ウッドコック, G

ウッドコック, ジョージ

ウドコック, G

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Dawn and the darkest hour : a study of Aldous HuxleyAnarchism : a history of libertarian ideas and movementsPierre-Joseph Proudhon : a biographyA tale of two cities ; and, Great expectationsGabriel Dumont : the Métis chief and his lost worldMalcolm Lowry: the man and his workWalking through the valley : an autobiography