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MacGowan, Christopher J. (Christopher John)

Overview
Works: 25 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 5,938 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other, 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 )
29 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of poems of William Carlos Williams from 1939-1962
Paterson by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 906 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 )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written by a leading authority on William Carlos Williams, this book provides a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to 20th-century American poetry. It is designed to help students familiarize themselves with this period in literature
William Carlos Williams's early poetry : the visual arts background by Christopher J MacGowan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 465 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 )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 404 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 334 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
The collected poems of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected poems by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected poems of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of poems by the American twentieth century poet
Collected poem 1909-1939 by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected poems of William Carlos Williams : Volume II 1939-1962 by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected poems of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected poems of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected poems by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Carlos Williams and the visual arts, 1909-25 by Christopher J MacGowan ( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected poems of William Carlos Williams by William Carlos Williams ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 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
Paideuma ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
 
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MacGowan, Christopher 1948-
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English (130)
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