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Richard Appignanesi

Forfatter af Introducing Postmodernism

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Richard Appignanesi is a Research Fellow at King's College London.


Værker af Richard Appignanesi

Introducing Postmodernism (1995) 970 eksemplarer
Freud for Beginners (1979) 754 eksemplarer
Introducing Wittgenstein (1994) 490 eksemplarer
Introducing Nietzsche (1997) 439 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (2007) — Adaptor — 308 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet (1997) — Adaptor — 220 eksemplarer
Lenin for Beginners (1977) 205 eksemplarer
Introducing Existentialism (2001) 200 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2008) — Adapter — 141 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: The Tempest (2007) — Adaptor — 104 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: Macbeth (2008) — Adaptor — 93 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: Twelfth Night (2004) — Adaptor — 73 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (2008) 71 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: Richard III (2007) — Adaptor — 59 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: As You Like It (2009) — Adaptor — 57 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: Othello (2008) — Adaptor — 56 eksemplarer
Postmodernism and Big Science (2002) 52 eksemplarer
Introducing Learning and Memory (1804) 49 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: King Lear (2009) — Adaptor — 27 eksemplarer
What Do Existentialists Believe? (2006) 23 eksemplarer
Manga Shakespeare: Henry VIII (2009) — Adaptor — 19 eksemplarer
Hysteria: Graphic Freud Series (2015) 16 eksemplarer
The Wolf Man (2012) 12 eksemplarer
Stalin's Orphans (1983) 9 eksemplarer
The Mosque (1985) 8 eksemplarer
Destroying America (1986) 4 eksemplarer
Freud for begyndere (1983) 2 eksemplarer
Yuliyus Qaysar (2012) 1 eksemplar
Introducing Kafka 1 eksemplar
Postmodernizam za početnike (2000) 1 eksemplar
Italia Perversa 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Marx for Beginners (1976) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver1,023 eksemplarer
Introducing Ethics (1996) — Redaktør — 394 eksemplarer
Introducing Critical Theory (2001) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver389 eksemplarer
Introducing Cultural Studies (1994) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver340 eksemplarer
Introducing Evolutionary Psychology (1999) — Redaktør — 252 eksemplarer
Capitalism for Beginners (1981) — Series editor — 132 eksemplarer
Introducing Bertrand Russell (2002) — Series Editor, nogle udgaver94 eksemplarer
Removal of an Exhibition (1976) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Appignanesi, Richard
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loyola College, University of Montreal (Honours Degree, English Literature, 1962)
University of Sussex (Postgraduate Studies, Department of the History of Ideas, 1967-1983)
University of Sussex (D.Phil., Sociology of Art, Department of the History of Ideas, 1973)
Co-founder and director of the Writers & Readers Publishing Cooperative Ltd, and originating editor and art director of the Beginners Books Documentary Comicbooks series (1974-1983)
Co-director Wyvern Publications UK Ltd. (1985-1990)
Originating editor and art director of the Introducing Books Series, Icon Books Ltd., UK (1991-2003)
Commissioning Editor of the Postmodern Encounter series, Icon Books Ltd. (1999-2003)
Associate Editor of Third Text , the international art and visual culture journal (2004- )
Review editor of Futures , the journal of policy, planning and futures studies, Elsevier Publishers (2005- )
Appignanesi, Lisa (ex-spouse)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Canada Council Arts Award Grant for Fiction Writing (1986)
Directors Club Merit Award, New York, for art direction of the Beginners' Books Documentary Series (1980)
Canada Council Grants for D.Phil. program (1968-1973)
Province of Quebec Bursary for Postgraduate Studies in Art History (1967)
E. Archambault Pour Mérite gold medal finalist and music scholarship, Montreal Conservatory (1953)
Kort biografi
Appignanesi was born in Montreal, Canada of Italian parents. He distinguished himself in music at an early age when at the age of 13 he was an E. Archambault Pour Mérite gold medal finalist and obtained a music scholarship at the Montreal Conservatory. He traveled to England in 1967 and, in 1973, completed a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Sussex (The Origins of Art Criticism in the Classical Greek and Later Phases of Antiquity). In the early 1990s he did biographical research on the Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, at King’s College, London. He was married to writer Lisa Appignanesi (née Borensztejn) with whom he has one son, filmmaker Josh Appignanesi; the couple divorced in 1984. He also has a son, Raphael, and a daughter, Rosa, with different partners. He lives in London, UK.



A big boh!
大きなボー!(google translator)

Well, I feel like they're talking in a language I don't speak
And they're talking it to me
So you take a picture of something you see
In the future where will I be?
You can climb a ladder up to the sun
Or write a song nobody has sung
Or do something that's never been done

(Coldplay, Talk)
NewLibrary78 | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jul 22, 2023 |
Mustygusher | 1 anden anmeldelse | Dec 19, 2022 |
I really like this series: they give an excellent introduction to their subject.

Lenin is portrayed a little too much as the good guy of the Russian revolution but, I guess that one wouldn't expect someone to devote so much time to producing such a well researched book, if one didn't admire the protagonist.

I think that the telling line comes in the last couple of pages, with the phrase, "...only concerned with the moment of a transfer of power", No one seems to have considered what happens AFTER the revolution!… (mere)
the.ken.petersen | Jun 6, 2022 |
I can't tell you just how brilliant this book is. Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the greatest philosophers of all time, and his ideas can be difficult to understand. He has also produced a lot of books, which are dense and rife with allegories, philosophical thoughts, and reflections on life, reality, and religion, among other things. This book, a collaboration by Gane and Piero, does an amazing work of condensing his thoughts into an accessible format.

The text is clear, sharp, and easy to understand. It is extremely concise--in fact, I don't think I've seen one word being wasted--and exact. Although it may be easy to read, the text is crammed with ideas and information that will blow your mind with every turn of the page. Simply put, it's an unbelievably thorough yet brief expedition through the mind of one of the greatest thinkers of our time.

Despite being a big fan of Nietzsche, I've only read Thus Spoke Zarathustra in detail (as a matter of fact, I did my dissertation on it). I'm not wholly unfamiliar with his other books, but this was a great introduction to the concepts and ideas Nietzsche raised through his bibliography. I can't say that I'm now conversant about Nietzsche, but I can proudly say that I'm now more learned than ever.

The illustrations are quite interesting. They are absurd little pieces that are used to support the text. Complement is the exact word with which they can be described. They don't overwhelm any of the text at any point, which is a great thing. I felt the caricatures of modern philosophers and thinkers were spot-on, yet they felt alien and too far-reaching at times.

Finally, I wholeheartedly recommend this book. If you love Nietzsche and need brief reminders of his concepts, keep this in your shelf. If you're looking to immerse yourself into the ocean that is Nietzsche, begin here. Either way, you won't lose.
… (mere)
bdgamer | 3 andre anmeldelser | Sep 10, 2021 |


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