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Seidel, Michael 1943-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 116 publications in 4 languages and 7,170 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Records and correspondence  Voyages, Imaginary  Study guides  History  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR3724.G7, 823.5
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Michael Seidel
Publications by Michael Seidel
Most widely held works by Michael Seidel
Homer to Brecht : the European epic and dramatic traditions by Michael Seidel( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
Epic geography : James Joyce's Ulysses by Michael Seidel( Book )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 libraries worldwide
Robinson Crusoe : island myths and the novel by Michael Seidel( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work Robinson Crusoe, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author
Satiric inheritance : Rabelais to Sterne by Michael Seidel( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
In Satiric Inheritance: from Rabelais to Sterne Seidel sets out to undermine the ethical rationalizations for satiric action, which make the satirist a spokesman for those eager to claim moral hegemony in any given age. Most criticism of satire separates the satirist from the object of his scorn, and allies him with the rational humanism that scholars have considered their own. This alliance enables the scholar to speak both for himself and the satirist, to accuse and to exonerate with an authority which only those possessed of a bogus moral monopoly can claim. In place of the "all too easy answers about the nature of satiric action" (p. 3), Seidel substitutes the discomfiting knowledge that "the satirist is deeply implicated in satire's degenerative fictions precisely because he thrives as the chronicler of degenerative norms" (p. 4). As a result, "the satirist, having taken on a kind of monstrosity as his subject, makes something of a monster of himself" (p. 3). -- from http://www.jstor.org (June 13, 2014)
Exile and the narrative imagination by Michael Seidel( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Streak : Joe DiMaggio and the summer of '41 by Michael Seidel( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
A detailed account of Joe's extraordinary 56-game hitting streak, arguably the greatest individual achievement in baseball history. Also, a journal of the season's games, together with what actually happened, as told by the members of the ball clubs
James Joyce : a short introduction by Michael Seidel( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
"The difficulties that students face when tackling Joyce's works are often addressed by focusing on plot, implying that the "real" books are hidden behind the author's complex language and style. This reader-friendly introduction offers an alternative approach, suggesting that close attention to Joyce's words, phrases, and sentences is the best route to reading his works with insight and pleasure. Seidel demystifies Joyce's style, demonstrating that everything students need to know in order to read his works may be discovered in the books themselves."--BOOK JACKET
Ted Williams : a baseball life by Michael Seidel( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
An account of one of baseball's greatest hitter and the era in which he played
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Considered the greatest satire ever written in English, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels chronicles the fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, principally to four marvelous realms: Lilliput, where the people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land inhabited by giants; Laputa, a wondrous flying island; and a country where the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses, are served by savage humanoid creatures called Yahoos. Beneath the surface of this enchanting fantasy lurks a devastating critique of human malevolence, stupidity, greed, vanity, and short-sightedness. A brilliant combination of adventure, humor, and philosophy, Gulliver's Travels is one of literature's most durable masterpieces. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Michael Seidel is Jesse and George Siegel Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He has written widely on eighteenth-century literature. His books include Satiric Inheritance: Rabelais to Sterne (1979), Exile and the Narrative Imagination (1986), and Robinson Crusoe: Island Myths and the Novel (1991)
Moll Flanders, an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources; criticism by Daniel Defoe( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>One of the most determined, energetic, and lusty heroines in all of English literature, Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders will do anything to avoid poverty. Born in Newgate Prison, she was for twelve years a whore, five times a wife (once to her own brother), twelve years a thief, and eight years a transported felon in Virginia before finally escaping from the life of immorality and wickedness imposed on her by society. She is as much a survivor, and just as resourceful, as Defoe's other great literary creation, Robinson Crusoe. Celebrated as &#147;a masterpiece of characterization by E. M. Forster, Moll Flanders is both a cunning examination of social mor&#233;s and a hugely entertaining story filled with scandalous sexual and criminal adventures. In Moll, Defoe created a character of limitless interest, in spite of her unconcealed ethical shortcomings. Taking Moll through the echelons of eighteenth-century English society, Defoe seldom moralizes as he champions the personal qualities of self-reliance, perseverance, and hard work&#151;even when it takes the form of crime. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Michael Seidel is a Jesse and George Siegel Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He has written widely on eighteenth-century literature, especially on satire and on the early novel
An essay upon projects by Daniel Defoe( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
The consolidator by Daniel Defoe( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
The Columbia world of quotations ( file )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
A browsable database of 65,000 quotations in 6,500 subject areas, searchable by authors, subjects, words, titles, and dates
Satiric theory and the degeneration of state the tyrant and the mob in satiric literature of the Restoration and early eighteenth century by Michael Seidel( Archival Material )
4 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Satiric theory and the degeneration of State the tyrant and the mob in satiric literature of the Restoration and the early eighteenth century by Michael Seidel( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dimajio no kiseki ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Absolventenbuch der Betriebs- und Produktionsingenieure der ETH Zürich by Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (Zürich)( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sagen von Querfurt bis zum Südharz : [Sagen, Legenden und Geschichten von der Unstrut bis zum Kyffhäuser] by Michael Seidel( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Homer to Brecht ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Seidel, M. 1943-
Seidel, Michael
シーデル, マイケル
Languages
English (105)
German (4)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (1)
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