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Puchner, Martin 1969-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 177 publications in 4 languages and 6,997 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Opponent
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin Puchner
Stage fright : modernism, anti-theatricality, and drama by Martin Puchner( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the conflict between avant-garde theatre and modernism. It shows that modernism's ambivalence about the theatre was shared by playwrights and directors and thus was a productive force responsible for some great achievements in dramatic literature and theatre
Poetry of the revolution : Marx, manifestos, and the avant-gardes by Martin Puchner( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Puchner tells the story of political and artistic upheavals through the political manifestos of the 19th and 20th centuries. He argues that the manifesto was the genre through which modern culture articulated its revolutionary ambitions and desires
The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization by Martin Puchner( Book )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to ebooks and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world"--
The drama of ideas : platonic provocations in theater and philosophy by Martin Puchner( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most philosophy makes little mention of the theatre except to denounce it as a place of illusion and moral decay. The theatre has tended to respond in kind by steering away from philosophy. This book argues that despite this mutual evasion, the histories of philosophy and theatre have in fact been crucially intertwined
The Norton anthology of drama by J. Ellen Gainor( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most comprehensive collection of its kind, The Norton Anthology of Drama, Volume Two, offers thirty-five major plays - including three twentieth-century plays not available in any other drama anthology - the most carefully prepared introductions, annotations, and play texts, and a distinctive and convenient format."--Jacket
The Norton anthology of world literature( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read by millions of students since its first publication, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most- trusted anthology of world literature available. Guided by the advice of more than 500 teachers of world literature and a panel of regional specialists, the editors of the Third Edition―a completely new team of scholar- teachers―have made this respected text brand-new in all the best ways. Dozens of new selections and translations, all- new introductions and headnotes, hundreds of new illustrations, redesigned maps and timelines, and a wealth of media resources all add up to the most exciting, accessible, and teachable version of ?the Norton? ever published
Against theatre : creative destructions on the modernist stage by Alan L Ackerman( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against Theatre, now available in paperback, shows that the most prominent writers of modern drama, from Oscar Wilde to Bertolt Brecht and Jean Genet, shared a radical rejection of the theatre as they knew it. Together with designers, composers and film makers, they plotted to destroy the existing theatre. But from this destruction emerged the most astonishing innovations of modernist drama, in which figures such as Pablo Picasso, Zora Neale Hurston, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Eisenstein invented the theatre anew. No component of theatre - the dramatic text, the actor, the set design or the music - escaped the fundamental questioning that became the hallmark of modernism. In this, modern drama was aligned with the rearrangement of the arts in the early twentieth century. This fascinating collection includes contributions from leading scholars in the English-speaking world and is a key resource for anyone interested in modern drama, modernist theatre, modernism, and theatre studies
Rhapsody for the theatre by Alain Badiou( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gathers most of Alain Badiou's writings on theatre, including ... reflections on his own art as a playwright and its relation to his work as a philosopher"--P. vii, Introduction
The communist manifesto and other writings by Karl Marx( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, 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.Largely ignored when it was first published in 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels's The Communist Manifesto has become one of the most widely read and discussed social and political testaments ever written. Its ideas and concepts have not only become part of the intellectual landscape of Western civilization: They form the basis for a movement that has, for better or worse, radically changed the world.Addressed to the common worker, the Manifesto argues that history is a record of class struggle between the bourgeoisie, or owners, and the proletariat, or workers. In order to succeed, the bourgeoisie must constantly build larger cities, promote new products, and secure cheaper commodities, while eliminating large numbers of workers in order to increase profits without increasing production&#151;a scenario that is perhaps even more prevalent today than in 1848. Calling upon the workers of the world to unite, the Manifesto announces a plan for overthrowing the bourgeoisie and empowering the proletariat.This volume also includes Marx's The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1852), one of the most brilliant works ever written on the philosophy of history, and Theses on Feuerbach (1845), Marx's personal notes about new forms of social relations and education.Communist Manifesto translated by Samuel Moore, revised and edited by Friedrich Engels.Martin Puchner is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, as well as the author of Stage Fright: Modernism, Anti-Theatricality, and Drama and Poetry of the Revolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes (forthcoming)
Six plays by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Peer Gynt -- A doll's house -- Ghosts -- The wild duck -- Hedda Gabler -- The master builder
The Norton anthology of drama, shorter edition by J. Ellen Gainor( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of drama( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offers the most generous collection of major works (33 plays in all, 4 of which are new), the most carefully prepared introductions, annotations, and texts, and the handiest format of any drama anthology. The Shorter Third Edition introduces a new "critical perspective" feature that offers key texts in drama criticism and theory. This feature, coupled with the anthology's illustration program and especially its "plays in performance" insert, further deepens students' understanding of the relationship between plays on the page and performances on the stage"--
The Norton Anthology of Western Literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A completely new editorial team, dozens of new selections and translations, all-new introductions and headnotes, hundreds of illustrations, redesigned maps and timelines, and a completely revamped media program all add up to the most exciting, accessible, and teachable version of "the Norton" ever published
The Norton anthology of world literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read by millions of students since its first publication, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most-trusted anthology of world literature available. Guided by the advice of more than 500 teachers of world literature and a panel of regional specialists, the editors of the Shorter Third Edition—a completely new team of scholar-teachers—have made this respected text brand-new in all the best ways. Dozens of new selections and translations, all-new introductions and headnotes, hundreds of new illustrations, redesigned maps and timelines, and a wealth of media resources all add up to the most exciting, accessible, and teachable version of “the Norton” ever published
Modern drama( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The written world : how literature shaped history by Martin Puchner( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hugely engaging exploration of how writing changed civilizations, cultures and the history of the world. You're likely to list the invention of paper, the printing press and the world wide web as major influences on the way we share stories. You probably wouldn't include Malian singers, American astronauts, Greek generals, Japanese courtiers and Spanish adventurers. And yet all of them played a crucial role in shaping and spreading literature as we know it today. The Written World tells the riveting story of the development of literature, where stories intersect with writing technologies like clay, stone, parchment, paper, printing presses and computers. Central to the development of religions, political movements and even nations, texts spread useful truths and frightening disinformation, and have the power to change lives. Through vivid storytelling and across a huge sweep of time, The Written World offers a new and enticing perspective on human history
Theaterfeinde : die anti-theatralischen Dramatiker der Moderne by Martin Puchner( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of world literature( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of world literature( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The written world : the power of stories to shape people, history, civilization by Martin Puchner( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how literature shaped world history, in sixteen acts--from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to Don Quixote and Harry PotterIn this groundbreaking book, Martin Puchner leads us on a remarkable journey through time and around the globe to reveal the powerful role stories and literature have played in creating the world we have today. Puchner introduces us to numerous visionaries as he explores sixteen foundational texts selected from more than four thousand years of world literature and reveals how writing has inspired the rise and fall of empires and nations, the spark of philosophical and political ideas, and the birth of religious beliefs. Indeed, literature has touched the lives of generations and changed the course of history. At the heart of this book are works, some long-lost and rediscovered, that have shaped civilization: the first written masterpiece, the Epic of Gilgamesh; Ezra's Hebrew Bible, created as scripture; the teachings of Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, and Jesus; and the first great novel in world literature, The Tale of Genji, written by a Japanese woman known as Murasaki. Visiting Baghdad, Puchner tells of Scheherazade and the stories of One Thousand and One Nights, and in the Americas we watch the astonishing survival of the Maya epic Popol Vuh. Cervantes, who invented the modern novel, battles pirates both real (when he is taken prisoner) and literary (when a fake sequel to Don Quixote is published). We learn of Benjamin Franklin's pioneering work as a media entrepreneur, watch Goethe discover world literature in Sicily, and follow the rise in influence of The Communist Manifesto. We visit Troy, Pergamum, and China, and we speak with Nobel laureates Derek Walcott in the Caribbean and Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul, as well as the wordsmiths of the oral epic Sunjata in West Africa. Throughout The Written World, Puchner's delightful narrative also chronicles the inventions--writing technologies, the printing press, the book itself--that have shaped religion, politics, commerce, people, and history. In a book that Elaine Scarry has praised as "unique and spellbinding," Puchner shows how literature turned our planet into a written world."Well worth a read, to find out how come we read."--Margaret Atwood, via Twitter "A gripping intellectual odyssey."--Publishers Weekly"An expansive, exuberant survey of the central importance of literature in human culture but also a great adventure story."--Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve
 
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Stage fright : modernism, anti-theatricality, and drama
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Poetry of the revolution : Marx, manifestos, and the avant-gardesThe drama of ideas : platonic provocations in theater and philosophyThe Norton anthology of dramaAgainst theatre : creative destructions on the modernist stageThe communist manifesto and other writingsSix playsThe Norton anthology of drama, shorter editionModern drama
Alternative Names
Martin Puchner American philosopher

Martin Puchner filósofo estadounidense

Puchner, H. Martin.

Puchner, H. Martin 1969-

Puchner, H. Martin (Hans Martin), 1969-

Puchner, Hans Martin.

Puchner, Hans Martin 1969-

Puchner, Martin Hans 1969-

Languages
English (143)

German (4)

Turkish (2)

Italian (1)