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Kirsch, Arthur C.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 142 publications in 4 languages and 8,081 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Poetry  Personal narratives  Interviews  Portraits  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR2976, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arthur C Kirsch
Lectures on Shakespeare by W. H Auden( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture notes from Alan Ansen, later Auden's secretary and friend, from Auden's course taught during 1946-1947 at the New School for Social Research form the basis for this work on Auden's interpretation of all of the Shakespeare's plays
Dryden's heroic drama by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary criticism of John Dryden by John Dryden( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacobean dramatic perspectives by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the experience of love by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passions of Shakespeare's tragic heroes by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auden and Christianity by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a modern scientific age, many intellectuals assume that one cannot be a religious and a thinking person at the same time. W.H. Auden's life and art stand as an eloquent example of the joining of the two, a modern instance of how thought and faith can nourish each other. The poet's faith expanded the horizons of his mind as well as his heart, and his formidable intelligence, in turn, probed the nature and limits of his Christian belief, animating his continuous quest not only to believe still, but also to believe again, a process that he saw as essential to faith." "Moving between biographical essay and readings of Auden's poems, Arthur Kirsch, a leading Auden scholar, offers the first book-length study of the profound relationship between Auden's faith and art. He considers how Auden's religious faith helped him to come to terms with himself as an artist and a man, including his homosexuality, and shows in detail how his faith informs, and is often the explicit subject of, his poetry and prose. Kirsch discusses the poet's boyhood religious experience and the works he wrote before emigrating to the United States as well as his formal return to the Anglican Communion at the beginning of World War II. He then focuses on Auden's criticism and on neglected and underestimated works of the poet's later years." "Auden and Christianity will appeal to readers interested in religious thought as well as to those interested in Auden's life and art."--Jacket
The sea and the mirror : a commentary on Shakespeare's The tempest by W. H Auden( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the midst of World War II after its author emigrated to America, The Sea and the Mirror is not merely a great poem but ranks as one of the most profound interpretations of Shakespeare's final play in the twentieth century. As W.H. Auden told friends, it is "really about the Christian conception of art" and it is "my Ars Poetica, in the same way I believe The Tempest to be Shakespeare's." This is the first critical edition. Arthur Kirsch's introduction and notes make the poem newly accessible to readers of Auden, readers of Shakespeare, and all those interested in the relation of life and literature - those two classic themes alluded to in its title." "Besides annotating Auden's allusions and sources (in notes after the text), Kirsch provides extensive quotations from his manuscript drafts, permitting the reader to follow the poem's genesis in Auden's imagination. This book, which incorporates for the first time previously ignored corrections that Auden made on the galleys of the first edition, also provides an unusual opportunity to see the effect of one literary genius upon another."--Jacket
Studies in Shakespeare, bibliography, and theater by James Gilmer McManaway( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the author's writing published in his honour
Restoration by Alan Seymour Downer( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dryden's theory and practice of the rhymed heroic play by Arthur C Kirsch( )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Kaye by Louis Kaye( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview with Louis Kaye, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Arthur Kirsch. Louis Kaye was born in Włoszczowa, Poland in 1925. When the war broke out, Louis amd his family were moved into a ghetto where they lived until his parents and most of siblings were sent to Treblinka while Louis and two of his brothers were sent to Skarzysko. Louis worked in an ammunitions factory for two years until he was sent to Częstochowa, Buchenwald, and finally Dora-Nordhausen where he was liberated April 11, 1945. Several years after liberation, Louis immigrated to the United States and in 1969, built a monument in the United States to memorialize his family and his birth city
Luba Elbaum by Luba Elbaum( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview with Luba Elbaum, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Arthur Kirsch. Luba Elbaum was born on Jan. 10, 1923 in Lublin, Poland. When the war broke out, she worked with her family for the Germans. While her family was taken to the ghettos in Lublin and Bełżyce, Luba worked on a farm for the Germans. In 1941 she was deported to Budzyn to be a housemaid for the Oberscharführer Felix. A year later, Luba was deported to Płaszów for work detail, then to Auschwitz. In 1944, she was transported to Bergen-Belsen where she was selected along with 300 other girls to be deported to Aschersleben to work. Luba was then forced on a six-week death march to Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia where she was liberated on May 8, 1945
Khartoum and Gedaref, the Sudan : 14 December 1955 annular solar eclipse observation sites by Arthur C Kirsch( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alexander Schleifer by Alexander Schleifer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview with Alexander Schleifer, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Arthur Kirsch. Alexander Schleifer was born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia and grew up in Sobrance, Hungary where his father owned a bus concession. However, in 1944, Schleifer and his family would be forced out of their town by the Germans and Hungarians to Uzhorod, where they stayed for a month until they were transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Auschwitz, Schleifer and his father were separated from the rest of the family. After a month in Auschwitz, Schleifer and his father were transported to a labor camp in Longre, France, and then to Kochendorf, Germany. Schleifer was then moved to Dachau. In early April of 1945, Schleifer was liberated by the Allies near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Alexander Schleifer moved to the United States in 1950
Freda Magnus by Freda Magnus( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview with Freda Magnus, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Arthur Kirsch. Freda Magnus was born in March 1917 in Łódź, Poland. When the war began, she and her family were transported to Kraków. Eventually, Freda and her family escaped, and returned to Łódź. Her mother escaped deportation to the death camps after Freda rescued her but died in the ghetto soon afterward. Fred and the rest of her family were transported to Auschwitz and from there she was sent to work in Ravensbrück and Mülhausen. She was liberated in Bergen-Belsen and sent to Sweden to recover from tuberculosis. Freda lived in Sweden for ten years with her family before moving to the United States
Fred Goudsmit by Fred Goudsmit( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview with Fred Goudsmit, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Arthur Kirsch. Fred Goudsmit was born January 2, 1931 in Amsterdam. After the Germans invaded Holland in May 1940, Fred helped his father run his butcher shop in the ghetto. Fred and his parents went into hiding in the countryside while Fred's brothers were killed shortly before the war ended. Fred stayed in several Dutch homes during the war with help from underground organizations. After the war, Fred returned home to his parents and resumed his education. He moved to Canada and Jamaica, and several cities in the United States before settling in Detroit
Samuel Biegun by Samuel Biegun( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview with Samuel Biegun, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Arthur Kirsch. Sam Biegun was born on December 25, 1932 in Pinsk, Poland. When the war began, Russian forces occupied Pinsk and put Sam and his family under house arrest. The family was then taken to live in a village called Airtau for the duration of the war. After the war, they returned to Poland for a short time before moving to DP camps in Germany and eventually to Israel. From there, Sam and his wife moved to Canada and finally, the United States
Simon Kalmas by Simon Kalmas( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview with Simon Kalmas, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Arthur Kirsch. Simon Kalmas was born in Drobin, Poland in 1915. As a boy he learned the trade of tinsmithing. After the German invasion of Poland, Simon and the men of his town were taken and held in another city for five days before being returned home and told to move into the Drobin ghetto; later moving to the Neustadt Oberschlesien ghetto. Simon had the chance to escape to Russia but chose to stay with his family in Poland. The family remained together until 1942 when they were deported to Auschwitz. Simon was chosen for work in the coal mines of IG Farben Industry before being selected for his tinsmithing skills to repair the roofs of bombarded barracks from 1944 until 1945. After that, Simon was forced to march to Gleiwitz in a snowstorm to catch a transport train to Buchenwald where he was liberated. Simon moved to Nashville, Tennessee in April 1949 but moved permanently to Detroit in January 1950 because of the racism he saw happening against African Americans in the South
Joshua Fishman by Joshua A Fishman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview with Joshua Fishman, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Arthur Kirsch. Joshua Fishman was born in 1291 in Dubrovytsia (Dombrowitza), Poland. Following the outbreak of war in September 1939, Dubrovytsia was turned into a ghetto and Joshua and his family were placed on a transport to the camps but escaped and hid in the forest. Most of his family was killed while in hiding but Joshua and his mother survived by following a group of partisans. Towards the end of the war Joshua was drafted into the Russian Army, which he deserted twice. He was arrested for desertion and served time in a Russian prison. When the war ended, he and his mother moved to the United States
 
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Lectures on Shakespeare
Alternative Names
Arthur Kirsch American literary critic

Kirsch, Arthur.

Kirsch, Arthur 1932-

Kirsch, Arthur C.

Languages
English (124)

Spanish (3)

Italian (3)

French (2)

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Shakespeare and the experience of loveAuden and ChristianityThe sea and the mirror : a commentary on Shakespeare's The tempest