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MacGowan, Christopher J. (Christopher John)

Overview
Works: 22 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 6,058 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Art  History  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3545.I544, 811.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher J MacGowan
The collected poems of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of poems of William Carlos Williams from 1939-1962
Paterson by William Carlos Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long recognized as a masterpiece of modern American poetry, William Carlos Williams' Paterson is one man's testament and vision, "a humanist manifesto enacted in five books, a grammar to help us to live" (Denis Donoghue). Paterson is both a place - the New Jersey city near which Williams lived - and a man: the symbolic figure in whom the person (the poet's own life) and the public (the history of the region) are combined. Originally four books (published individually between 1946 and 1951), the structure of Paterson (in Dr. Williams' words) "follows the course of the Passaic River, whose life seemed more and more to resemble my own: the river above the Falls, the catastrophe of the Falls itself, the river below the Falls and the entrance at the end into the great sea." Book Five, published in 1958, when the poet was seventy-five, affirms the triumphant life of the imagination, in spite of age and death. This edition has been completely re-edited by noted Williams scholar Christopher MacGowan of the College of William and Mary and, in addition to presenting the most authoritative text possible, contains invaluable notes identifying Williams' sources and references
Twentieth-century American poetry by Christopher J MacGowan( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides guidance to the study of twentieth-century American poetry, including biographical, cultural, historical, and thematic influences. This wide-ranging and stimulating Guide offers an exploration of the contexts in which twentieth-century poetry was produced; a biographical dictionary of major writers; an examination of key texts, such as The Waste Land, North and South and Ariel; and a discussion of pertinent themes, such as poetry and politics
William Carlos Williams's early poetry : the visual arts background by Christopher J MacGowan( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirty poems with illustrations and brief introductory remarks
The letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams by Denise Levertov( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams is the most engaging and lively of literary correspondences - at once a portrait of two geniuses, the testimony of their remarkable friendship, and a seedbed of ideas about American poetry. With a 1951 fan letter, the young British poet introduced herself to Williams, and by 1959, Williams is congratulating Levertov on her growth. The letters also chronicle their search (individually and together) for a set of formal poetic principles, a search which culminated for Levertov in 1965, when she coined the term "organic form." The warmth, the directness, the flavorsome individuality of the letters - 34 from Levertov and 42 from Williams - increased with their growing intimacy and mutual regard. Always intriguing, their independent-minded letters, which end with the elder poet's death in 1962, have great piquancy and charm. Denise Levertov herself initiated this project, and was then, in the year before her death, "fascinated to read the exchange." This edition also includes the correspondence between Levertov and Williams's widow Florence. Professor Christopher MacGowan, the noted Williams scholar, contributes a superb introduction and informative annotations throughout
The twentieth-century American fiction handbook by Christopher J MacGowan( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This student-friendly handbook provides an overview of American fiction over the 20th century, with entries on the important historical contexts and central issues, as well as the major texts and writers
Collected poem 1909-1939 by William Carlos Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to William Carlos Williams by Christopher MacGowan( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Companion contains thirteen new essays from leading international experts on William Carlos Williams, covering his major poetry and prose works - including Paterson, In the American Grain, and the Stecher trilogy. It addresses central issues of recent Williams scholarship and discusses a wide variety of topics: Williams and the visual arts, Williams and medicine, Williams's version of local modernism, Williams and gender, Williams and multiculturalism, and more. Authors examine Williams's relationships with figures such as Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and H. D. and Marianne Moore, and illustrate the importance of his legacy for Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Robert Creeley, Robert Lowell, and numerous contemporary poets. Featuring a chronology and an up-to-date bibliography of the writer, The Cambridge Companion to William Carlos Williams is an invaluable guide for students of this influential literary figure"--
William Carlos Williams and the visual arts, 1909-25 by Christopher J MacGowan( )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century American poetry by Christopher J MacGowan( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paideuma( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sparkles of understanding" : Williams and Nicolas Calas by Christopher J MacGowan( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Carlos Williams bibliography materials( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Cambridge companion to William Carlos Williams by Christopher J MacGowan( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This Companion contains thirteen new essays from leading international experts on William Carlos Williams, covering his major poetry and prose works - including Paterson, In the American Grain, and the Stecher trilogy. It addresses central issues of recent Williams scholarship and discusses a wide variety of topics: Williams and the visual arts, Williams and medicine, Williams's version of local modernism, Williams and gender, Williams and multiculturalism, and more. Authors examine Williams's relationships with figures such as Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and H. D. and Marianne Moore, and illustrate the importance of his legacy for Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Robert Creeley, Robert Lowell, and numerous contemporary poets. Featuring a chronology and an up-to-date bibliography of the writer, The Cambridge Companion to William Carlos Williams is an invaluable guide for students of this influential literary figure"--
Harmony and discord within the English 'counter-culture', 1965-1975, with particular reference to the 'rock operas' Hair, Godspell, Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar by Christopher J MacGowan( Book )

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

This thesis considers the discrete, historically-specific theatrical and musical sub- genre of 'Rock Opera' as a lens through which to examine the cultural, political and social changes that are widely assumed to have characterised 'The Sixties' in Britain. The musical and dramatic texts, creation and production of Hair (1967), Tommy (1969), Godspel/ (1971), Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) and other neglected 'Rock Operas' of the period are analysed. Their great popularity with 'mainstream' audiences is considered and contrasted with the overwhelmingly negative and often internally contradictory reaction towards them from the English 'counter-culture'. This examination offers new insights into both the 'counter- culture' and the 'mainstream' against which it claimed to define and differentiate itself. The four 'Rock Operas', two of which are based upon Christian scriptures, are considered as narratives of spiritual quest. The relationship between the often controversial quests for re-defined forms of faith and the apparently precipitous 'secularization' and 'de-Christianization' of British society during the 1960s and 1970s is considered. The thesis therefore analyses the 'Rock Operas' as significant, enlightening prisms through which to view many of the profound societal debates - over 'faith' and 'belief in the widest senses, sexuality, the Vietnam war, generational conflict, drugs and 'spiritual enlightenment', and race - which were, to some considerable extent, elevated onto the national, political agenda by the activities of the broadly- defined 'counter-culture'. It considers subsequent representations of the 'counter- culture' as the root of a contested but enduring popular legacy of 'The Sixties' as a period of profound cultural change
The letters of Denise Levertov and William Carlos Williams , 1998. by Denise Levertov( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The collected poems of William Carlos Williams
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Mac Gowan, Christopher J. 1948-

Mac Gowan Christopher John

MacGowan, Christopher.

MacGowan, Christopher 1948-

MacGowan, Christopher J.

MacGowan, Christopher John.

MacGowan, Christopher John 1948-

Mc Gowan Christopher John

McGowan, Christopher 1948-

McGowan Christopher John

McGowan, Christopher John 1948-

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English (95)

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