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Beer, John B.

Works: 91 works in 551 publications in 2 languages and 18,771 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PR6011.O58, 821.7
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Coleridge, the visionary by John B Beer( Book )
31 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in English and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
First published in 1959 by Chatto & Windus, this much-cited book throws light on the intellectual organization of Coleridge's poetry and the imaginative qualities implicit in his philosophy. John Beer's treatment of the visionary Coleridge is at the same
A Passage to India : essays in interpretation ( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
The achievement of E.M. Forster by John B Beer( Book )
39 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
A study of Forster's work which concentrates on the roots of his literary thinking in earlier English Romanticism. The book treats Forster's work in the early short stories, A Room with a View and Where Angels Fear to Tread, The Longest Journey, Howards E
Wordsworth and the human heart by John B Beer( Book )
20 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Blake's humanism by John B Beer( Book )
23 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 libraries worldwide
An illustrated study of the social, political and literary thought underlying Blake's Songs and the Prophetic Books, culminating in Milton. It considers the guiding forces behind Visions of the Daughters of Albion and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, the roles of vision and energy in the Songs of Innocence and of Experience and lyrics such as 'The Mental Traveller' Blake's attempts at mythological interpretation of current events, first in 'The French Revolution' and then in the prophetic books America, Europe and The Song of Los, and how Blake's fourfold vision is employed as a means of interpreting and illustrating major predecessors such as Milton and Chaucer
E.M. Forster, a human exploration : centenary essays by G. K Das( Book )
15 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 libraries worldwide
William Blake : a literary life by John B Beer( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
"Was Blake mad or one of the sanest people of his time? Or is it better to think of him rather as a well-read, astute cockney visionary? In this new biographical study John Beer weighs the evidence, including new discoveries about his religious upbringing, and elucidates his best writings in an attempt to show why they still appeal to us two centuries after the urgency of his prophetic message was first delivered to a bemused readership. Covering Blake's early career, his major works (such as Songs of Innocence and of Experience) and his work as a visual artist, this new study will be a must for all students, scholars and general enthusiasts of Blake."--Jacket
Coleridge's variety : bicentenary studies by John B Beer( Book )
22 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 libraries worldwide
Blake's visionary universe by John B Beer( Book )
14 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Coleridge's poetic intelligence by John B Beer( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Wordsworth in time by John B Beer( Book )
10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Questioning romanticism ( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Coleridge's play of mind by John B Beer( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Each chapter takes a passage of Coleridge's life and characterizes the nature and function of a playful element in his consciousness
Coleridge's writings by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Romantic consciousness : Blake to Mary Shelley by John B Beer( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
"In the first of two studies, John Beer traces the Romantic perception that rational consciousness could not adequately represent all that was implicit in the human psyche, and the consequent invocation of a human sense of 'Being' - related either to the Divine Being or to a universal spirit - as supplement."--Jacket
William Blake, 1757-1827 by John B Beer( Book )
10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Kuusankosken Kaupunginkirjasto presents a biographical sketch of English artist, poet, and mystic William Blake (1757-1827). The sketch highlights Blake's childhood, education, engraver apprenticeship, and his writing. A list of selected works is included
Post-Romantic consciousness : Dickens to Plath by John B Beer( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
"Post-Romantic Consciousness follows on from Beer's study Romantic Consciousness, discussing further investigations into human nature. As Darwinism gained ground, undermining Romantic modes of thought, questions concerning human consciousness remained. In Dickens, for example, the struggle between a consciously affectionate and benevolent view of the world and an unconscious attraction to the criminal and violent culminated in his failure to complete his last novel. Similar contradictions can be traced in the Society for Psychical Research, whose members hoped that scientific investigation of abnormal psychical experiences might produce further insights into human nature. F.W.H. Myers's postulation of a 'subliminal self' in all human beings suggested one solution, while William James and European thinkers such as Heidegger, Sartre and Havel explored their own conceptions of Being. Romantic influence persisted, however: Virginia Woolf, with her 'moments of Being', and Lawrence's insistence on the existence of a further level of consciousness in human beings, were followed in time by Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, demonstrating a dialectic between her multifarious 'modern' consciousness and his rooted, physical sense of Being."--Jacket
Providence and love : studies in Wordsworth, Channing, Myers, George Eliot, and Ruskin by John B Beer( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
These studies are connected by common underlying themes: the sense of Providence, the growing awareness of its loss in the nineteenth century, and the pressure on the ideal of Romantic love as that came increasingly to be treated as a substitute. Other questions are raised. Were Wordsworth's 'Lucy' poems simply Romantic fictions, or did they mask the memory of an actual youthful attachment? What was the story behind the secret message which F.W.H. Myers left with the Society for Psychical Research, hoping to transmit it after his death? And what was it about the young Cambridge men George Eliot met in 1872 that made them particularly attractive to her?
Romantic influences : contemporary, Victorian, modern by John B Beer( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Romanticism, revolution and language : the fate of the word from Samuel Johnson to George Eliot by John B Beer( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Examines the impact the French Revolution had on Europe, discussing how it influenced the language and work of Romantic writers and theologians, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, William Blake, and George Eliot
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Beer, J. B. 1926-
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Beer, John Bernard
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