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Geismar, Maxwell 1909-1979

Overview
Works: 128 works in 673 publications in 3 languages and 15,574 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  History  Quotations  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Adventure stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Adapter
Classifications: PS379, 813.509
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Most widely held works about Maxwell Geismar
 
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Most widely held works by Maxwell Geismar
The last of the provincials : the American novel, 1915-1925 by Maxwell Geismar( Book )

82 editions published between 1943 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebels and ancestors; the American novel, 1890-1915: Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Ellen Glasgow [and] Theodore Dreiser by Maxwell Geismar( Book )

53 editions published between 1953 and 1963 in English and French and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American moderns, from rebellion to conformity by Maxwell Geismar( Book )

47 editions published between 1958 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H. Woulk, E. Heminway, John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Wolfe, John Stein beck, J.D. Salinger, J.P. Marquand, Saul Bellow, James Jones, W. Styron, J. Hersey, John Howard Griffin, Nelson Algren
Mark Twain: an American prophet by Maxwell Geismar( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James and the Jacobites by Maxwell Geismar( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study which deflates the writings of James and gives evidence that the writer has been praised for the wrong reasons
Writers in crisis; the American novel, 1925-1940: Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe [and] John Steinbeck by Maxwell Geismar( Book )

52 editions published between 1942 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck
Short stories by Sherwood Anderson( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1912, Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) abruptly left his office and spent three days wandering through the Ohio countryside, a victim of "nervous exhaustion." Over the next few years, abandoning his family and his business, he resolved to become a writer. Novels and poetry followed, but it was with the story collection Winesburg, Ohio that he found his ideal form, remaking the American short story for the modern era. Hart Crane, one of the first to recognize Anderson's genius, quickly hailed his accomplishment:
Writers in crisis : the American novel between two wars by Maxwell Geismar( Book )

13 editions published between 1942 and 1971 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain and the three R's: race, religion, revolution--and related matters by Mark Twain( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings reveal Twain's radical views on America's political and social environment
Ring Lardner and the portrait of folly by Maxwell Geismar( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views the life of the American humorist and examines his contribution to the nation's literary heritage
The portable Thomas Wolfe by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

17 editions published between 1946 and 1950 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The higher animals : a Mark Twain bestiary by Mark Twain( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book created from the writings of Twain; his comments about animals are extracted from his works and are presented in an A to Z format
Henry James and his cult by Maxwell Geismar( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers in crisis; the American novel, 1925-1940 by Maxwell Geismar( Book )

22 editions published between 1942 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain on the damned human race by Mark Twain( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Mark Twain's topical writings, most of it in the early years of the twentieth century, and mainly, and most eloquently, concerned with the themes of social justice, of American civilization in its dawning age of imperialism (Europe had showed the way), and of the sinful nature of man in general. Some of these pieces aroused waves of indignant protest when they were published. (They are not innocent, happy, "cheerful" specimens of frontier humor.) Some were never published at the time for the same reason, the fear of further indignation at, or the possible public ostracism of America's most beloved writer. As a social historian and critic of American literature, I should add that it gives me great pleasure to see these angry, savage, outrageous essays of Mark Twain finally collected in one volume.--From pref. by Maxwell Geismar
Moby Dick; or The white whale by Herman Melville( Book )

26 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
1919 by John Dos Passos( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1961 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles life in America through the war years, giving glimpses of the lives and characters of five young Americans--a low caste sailor, the daughter of a Chicago minister, a young girl from Texas, a radical Jew, a young poet
The experimental novel, and other essays by Émile Zola( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five of these articles first appeared, translated into Russian, in the Messager deVE urope, a St. Petersburg review. The two others, entitled The Novel and Criticism, are but the gathering together of articles selected from a large number published in Le Bien Public and Le Voltaire. Allow me to publicly express my gratitude to the great nation which welcomed me so warmly, and adopted me, at a time when not a journal in Paris would accept what I wrote and everyone was my enemy in my literary battle. Russia, in one of my hours of pain and discouragement, revived my faith in myself, renewed my strength, and gave me a public, and that the most critical and impassioned of publics. Her criticism of my writings made me what I am to-day. I cannot speak of her without emotion, and I shall keep her in eternal remembrance. They are therefore polemics, manifestoes, if you will, written in the first flush of the idea, without any rhetorical subtilities. As they were to be translated into another tongue, I paid little attention to their literary form. My first intention was to rewrite them before publishing them in France
The Whitman reader by Walt Whitman( Book )

8 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd : and, Beníto Cereno by Herman Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Writers in crisis; the American novel, 1925-1940: Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe [and] John SteinbeckWriters in crisis : the American novel between two warsWriters in crisis; the American novel, 1925-1940
Alternative Names
Geismar, Maxwell.

Geismar, Maxwell 1909-

Geismar, Maxwell 1909-1977

Geismar, Maxwell David

Geismar, Maxwell David, 1909-

Geismar, Maxwell David 1909-1977

Geismar, Maxwell David 1909-1979

Maxwell Geismar American writer

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Languages
English (418)

French (6)

Russian (1)

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Writers in crisis : the American novel between two warsWriters in crisis; the American novel, 1925-1940