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Woodcock, George 1912-1995

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Works: 449 works in 1,807 publications in 5 languages and 37,679 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  War stories  War stories, English  Records and correspondence  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Composer, Writer of accompanying material, Adapter
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
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The crystal spirit; a study of George Orwell by George Woodcock( Book )
48 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,930 libraries worldwide
"The Crystal Spirit is a revealing look at the great writer and political thinker George Orwell, whose visionary work gave us the great anti-utopias of twentieth-century literature. Perhaps best known for his enormously successful novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, and for that other classic work of fiction, Animal Farm, Orwell's reputation rests as much upon his work as a critic of literature, of manners, of politics - in a word, of life. His candor, his penetration, his intellectual honesty, and his mastery of the plain style raised to the level of literature, account for his exceptional influence during his lifetime and up to the present day." "A close friend and colleague during the last decade of that remarkable writer's life, Woodcock was thereby uniquely qualified to delve into the complex personal history of the man. Interwoven with his own memories, the letters which Orwell wrote to him, and the published and unpublished recollections of other people who knew him, all against the political and literary background of Orwell's work, this intellectual biography is a general critique that traces the evolution of an original writer in his most productive years, and provides a sympathetic and penetrating analysis of his work."--BOOK JACKET
Dawn and the darkest hour : a study of Aldous Huxley by George Woodcock( Book )
21 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,557 libraries worldwide
Anarchism : a history of libertarian ideas and movements by George Woodcock( Book )
98 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,524 libraries worldwide
To what degree can anarchism be an effective organized movement? Is it realistic to think of anarchist ideas ever forming the basis for social life itself? These questions are widely being asked again today in response to the forces of economic globalization. The framework for such discussions was perhaps given its most memorable shape, however, in George Woodcockʼs classic study of anarchism-first published in the 1960s, revised in 1986 and now widely recognized as the most significant twentieth-century overview of the subject. Woodcock surveys all of the major figures that shaped anarchist thought, from Godwin and Proudhon to Bakunin, Goldman, and Kropotkin, and looks as well at the long-term prospects for anarchism and anarchist thought. In Woodcockʼs view ʺpureʺ anarchism-characterized by ʺthe loose and flexible affinity group which needs no formal organizationʺ-was incompatible with mass movements that require stable organizations, that are forced to make compromises in the face of changing circumstances, and that need to maintain the allegiance of a wide range of supporters. Yet Woodcock continued to cherish anarchist ideals; as he said in a 1990 interview, ʺI think anarchism and its teachings of decentralization, of the coordination of rural and industrial societies, and of mutual aid as the foundation of any viable society, have lessons that in the present are especially applicable to industrial societies.ʺ
The Canadians by George Woodcock( Book )
19 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon : a biography by George Woodcock( Book )
46 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
Canada and the Canadians by George Woodcock( Book )
24 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
For the general reader
The doukhobors by George Woodcock( Book )
19 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 943 libraries worldwide
Thomas Merton, monk and poet : a critical study by George Woodcock( Book )
15 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens( Book )
42 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Roman over de Franse Revolutie, zich beurtelings afspelend in Londen en Parijs
Peoples of the coast : the Indians of the Pacific Northwest by George Woodcock( Book )
15 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 libraries worldwide
The British in the Far East by George Woodcock( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
Who killed the British Empire? An inquest by George Woodcock( Book )
17 editions published between 1874 and 1975 in English and held by 774 libraries worldwide
The anarchist prince : a biographical study of Peter Kropotkin by George Woodcock( Book )
26 editions published between 1950 and 1971 in English and Italian and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Gabriel Dumont : the Métis chief and his lost world by George Woodcock( Book )
25 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and French and held by 708 libraries worldwide
"The struggle of the Metis of the Saskatchewan River against the government of Canada culminated in the Riel Rebellion of 1885 - an event of central importance in shaping almost all of the key polarities of Canadian history. If Riel provided the intellectual inspiration for the Rebellion, it was Gabriel Dumont who provided its strategy, and arguably its soul. Dumont, a leading figure in the Metis society of hunters along the South Saskatchewan, had been president of the short-lived local government, and became "Adjutant General of the Metis people" when a Provisional Government was declared in 1885. After the defeat of the Rebellion by the Canadian militia Dumont lived for several years in the United States, and was for some time a performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. In his last years he returned to his old home near Batoche (site of the final defeat of the Metis forces in 1885), where he died in 1906."--BOOK JACKET
Mohandas Gandhi by George Woodcock( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Poets and critics : essays from Canadian literature, 1966-1974 by George Woodcock( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
The paradox of Oscar Wilde by George Woodcock( Book )
21 editions published between 1949 and 1982 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
The Anarchist reader by George Woodcock( Book )
23 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 libraries worldwide
The world of Canadian writing : critiques & recollections by George Woodcock( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
William Godwin, a biographical study by George Woodcock( Book )
33 editions published between 1946 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 589 libraries worldwide
 
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Woodcock, George
Woodcock, George 1912-
ウッドコック, G
ウッドコック, ジョージ
ウドコック, G
Languages
English (567)
French (5)
Russian (2)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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