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Quint, David 1950-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 126 publications in 2 languages and 5,729 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Picaresque literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Romances  Novels  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Picaresque fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PQ6329, 863.32
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Quint
Literary theory/Renaissance texts by P Parker( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors of this book have brought together a collection of first-rate essays that display the range and fecundity of contemporary theory."--Ralph Flores, Philosophy and Literature
Epic and empire : politics and generic form from Virgil to Milton by David Quint( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin and originality in Renaissance literature : versions of the source by David Quint( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wide-ranging and original work, David Quint surveys the classical, biblical, and patristic traditions that surround the idea of the source. He examines the ending of Virgil's Georgics that contains the classical literary prototype and then traces versions of the source through works by Tasso, Sannazaro, Bruno, Rabelais, Ronsard, Spenser, and Milton. Quint contends that the source topos brings into focus a Renaissance debate between alternative methods of reading and evaluating literary texts: an allegorical reading that located the text's source of meaning in a system of authorized or revealed truth and a hisotricist reading that defined the text as the exclusive creation of its human author, whose originality came to be newly and increasingly appreciated. Quint demonstrates how the Renaissance literary text became an instrument of epistemological criticism and how, through the writings of Renaissance author, literature gradually relinquished its claims to allegorical sanctions and asserted an independet cultural identity of its own. -- Book jacket
Cervantes's novel of modern times : a new reading of Don Quijote by David Quint( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a radically new reading of Don Quijote, understanding it as a whole much greater than the sum of its famous parts. David Quint discovers a unified narrative and deliberate thematic design in a novel long taught as the very definition of the picaresque and as a rambling succession of individual episodes. Quint shows how repeated motifs and verbal details link the episodes, often in surprising and heretofore unnoticed ways. Don Quijote emerges as a work that charts and reflects upon the historical transition from feudalism to the modern times of a moneyed, commercial society." "A new and coherent guide through the mazelike structure of Don Quijote, this book invites readers to appreciate the perennial modernity of Cervantes's masterpiece - a novel that confronts times not so distant from our own."--Jacket
Inside paradise lost : reading the designs of Milton's epic by David Quint( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new reading of Milton's epic poem demonstrates how systematic patterns of allusion and keywords give structure and coherence to the individual books of Paradise Lost and to the overarching relationship among its books and episodes. It also shows how Milton radically revised the epic tradition and the Genesis story itself by arguing that it is better to create than destroy, by telling the reader to make love, not war, and by appearing to ratify Adam's decision to fall and die with his wife.--From publisher description
Montaigne and the quality of mercy : ethical and political themes in the Essais by David Quint( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a fresh reading of Montaigne's Essais, David Quint portrays the great Renaissance writer as both a literary man and a deeply engaged political thinker concerned with the ethical basis of society and civil discourse. From the first essay, Montaigne places the reader in a world of violent political conflict reminiscent of the French Wars of Religion through which he lived and wrote. Quint shows how a group of interrelated essays, including the famous one on the cannibals of Brazil, explore the confrontation between warring adversaries: a clement or vindictive victor and his suppliant or defiant captive. How can the two be reconciled?
Cinque canti = Five cantos by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in Italian and English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation brings to English-speaking readers an intense and brooding work by the greatest poet of the Italian Renaissance, Ludovico Ariosto. Begun as a sequel to his epic masterpiece, Orlando Furioso (1516), the unfinished Cinque Canti are a powerful poem in their own right. Tragic in tone, they depict the disintegration of the chivalric world of Charlemagne and his knights and give poetic expression to a sense of cultural, political, and religious crisis felt in Ariosto's Italy and in early sixteenth-century Europe generally. David Quint's introduction freshly examines the literary sources and models of the Cinque Canti and discusses the cultural contexts and historical occasions of the poem. Printed with facing Italian text, this volume allows the modern English reader to experience a work of Renaissance literature whose savage beauty still has the power to chill and fascinate
Creative imitation : new essays on Renaissance literature in honor of Thomas M. Greene( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" that features critical essays written about the play since the seventeenth century, and includes an introduction, plot summary, character list, and selection of key passages
Obsolete objects in the literary imagination : ruins, relics, rarities, rubbish, uninhabited places, and hidden treasures by Francesco Orlando( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translated here into English for the first time is a monumental work of literary history and criticism. Italian critic Francesco Orlando explores Western literature's obsession with outmoded and nonfunctional objects (ruins, obsolete machinery, broken things, trash, et cetera). Combining the insights of psychoanalysis and literary-political history, Orlando traces this obsession to a turning point in history, at the end of eighteenth-century industrialization, when the functional becomes the dominant value of Western culture." "Roaming across every genre and much of the history of Western literature, the author identifies distinct thematic categories into which obsolete images can be classified and provides myriad examples. The function of literature, the author concludes, is to remind us of what we have lost and what we are losing as we rush toward the future."--Jacket
The life penalty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did a rebel public defender from Boulder, Colorado, throw a monkey wrench into America's 'death machine'? Slip into a juror's seat as David Wymore and other nationally recognized criminal defense attorneys bring their fight against the death penalty to the front line: the courtroom. Casting a revelatory and often uncomfortable light on our justice system, The Life Penalty shakes the ethical and moral foundations of capital punishment in the contemporary United States."--Container
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In no other play has Shakespeare created two such equally titanic personages as Rome's great soldier and statesman Mark Antony and the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. The story of their irresistible attraction, their jealous quarrels and betrayals, and the effects on friends and subjects of their ruinous choices is a tale leading irretrievably to despair and defeat. Their suicides, however, strike us as a kind of triumph. Shakespeare stood at the height of his powers when he penned this great tragedy, one of the last he produced."--Jacket
The stanze of Angelo Poliziano by Angelo Poliziano( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debate between arms and letters in the Gerusalemme Liberata by David Quint( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices of resistance : the epic curse and Camōes's Adamastor by David Quint( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern copy : Dante, Ariosto, and Michelangelo's Sistine ceiling by David Quint( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanism and modernity: a reconsideration of Bruni's "Dialogues." by David Quint( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La barca dell'avventura nell'epica rinascimentale by David Quint( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphology and mechanics of the actin cytoskeleton by David Quint( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"I find Montgomery's Don Quixote lively, beautiful, and compelling."--David Lee Garrison, Professor of Spanish, Wright State University James H. Montgomery is a retired university librarian living in Austin, Texas. David Quint is Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Yale University
 
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Epic and empire : politics and generic form from Virgil to Milton
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Cervantes's novel of modern times : a new reading of Don QuijoteMontaigne and the quality of mercy : ethical and political themes in the EssaisCinque canti = Five cantosCreative imitation : new essays on Renaissance literature in honor of Thomas M. GreeneAntony and CleopatraObsolete objects in the literary imagination : ruins, relics, rarities, rubbish, uninhabited places, and hidden treasuresAntony and CleopatraDon Quixote