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Zwicky, Jan 1955-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 106 publications in 2 languages and 1,876 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Artists' books  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR9199.3.Z95, C811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jan Zwicky
Lyric philosophy by Jan Zwicky( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs for relinquishing the earth by Jan Zwicky( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom & metaphor by Jan Zwicky( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shape of content : creative writing in mathematics and science by Chandler Davis( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a collection of creative pieces--poems, short stories, essays, play excerpts--that give shape to mathematical and scientific content. It portrays by example how various people work creatively with ideas from mathematics and other sciences."--Jacket
Wittgenstein elegies by Jan Zwicky( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Complex, intricately textured and polyphonic, this sequence of five long poems enacts the fulfilment of poetry and philosophy in one another."--Publisher's website
Robinson's Crossing by Jan Zwicky( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alkibiades' love : essays in philosophy by Jan Zwicky( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alkibiades, a central character in Plato's Symposium, claims that philosophy touches him to the quick. When Socrates speaks, he's often moved to tears and realizes he must change his life. In Alkibiades' Love, Jan Zwicky demonstrates that this image of philosophy is not anachronistic, but remains the living heart of the discipline. Philosophy can indeed matter to our lives, but for it to do so, we must reconceive the methods that, since the Enlightenment, have dominated its self-image in the West. In these meticulously researched essays, Zwicky argues that analytic and poststructuralist philosophy are not simply fashions in academic discourse, but are manifestations of the technocracy which they sustain and promote. The alternative she develops, by showing it in action, is lyric philosophy - an integrated mode of understanding whose foundations lie in the way we comprehend music and metaphor. Written in lucid and powerful prose, Alkibiades' Love will interest a broad readership, from students of ancient Greek philosophy to ecologists seeking a coherent foundation for their work. Zwicky offers deep and original readings of Freud, Plato, and Simone Weil, and resuscitates Max Wertheimer's work, linking it to our comprehension of mathematics, metaphor, and ecological structures. Zwicky has been hailed as one of the most important and original thinkers of our time. Alkibiades' Love illuminates and extends her groundbreaking work while providing an accessible introduction for those coming to her thought for the first time
The new room by Jan Zwicky( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forge by Jan Zwicky( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This poetry collection is a set of variations that employs a restricted, echoic vocabulary to explore themes of spiritual catastrophe, transformation and erotic love
Thirty-seven small songs & thirteen silences by Jan Zwicky( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato as artist by Jan Zwicky( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamber music : the poetry of Jan Zwicky by Jan Zwicky( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of frog : un amuse-esprit by Jan Zwicky( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book of Frog is an invitation to an ongoing discussion with a multiplicity of voices - the inner, the historic, the electronic, the acoustic, the terrestrial, the universal - where the more you know, the more you investigate, the more you listen, the more you join in the conversation
Why I sing the blues : lyrics & poems( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where have we been by Jan Zwicky( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vittoria Colonna : selections from the Rime spirituali with photographs of Josep Maria Subirachs' Passion Façade by Vittoria Colonna( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one small songs by Jan Zwicky( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auden as philosopher : how poets think by Jan Zwicky( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How thought feels : the poetry of M. Travis Lane by Jan Zwicky( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of fugue by Jan Zwicky( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The shape of content : creative writing in mathematics and science
Alternative Names
Jan Zwicky Canadees dichteres

Jan Zwicky Canadian philosopher

Jan Zwicky Kanadische Philosophin, Poetin, Essayistin und Violinistin

Zwicky, Jan

Zwicky, Janine Louise

Zwicky, Janine Louise 1955-

Languages
English (86)

French (2)

Covers
The shape of content : creative writing in mathematics and scienceWittgenstein elegiesRobinson's CrossingThirty-seven small songs & thirteen silencesPlato as artistWhere have we been