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Anderson, Quentin 1912-2003

Overview
Works: 41 works in 163 publications in 3 languages and 6,740 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sea stories  Juvenile works  Manuscripts  Bildungsromans  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Quentin Anderson
 
Most widely held works by Quentin Anderson
The American Henry James by Quentin Anderson( Book )

25 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and Dutch and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial self; an essay in American literary and cultural history by Quentin Anderson( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proper study; essays on Western classics by Quentin Anderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art, politics, and will : essays in honor of Lionel Trilling by Lionel Trilling( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson and his legacy : essays in honor of Quentin Anderson by Quentin Anderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Americans : an essay on individualism and money by Quentin Anderson( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What links the hopes of Communist fellow travelers in the 1930s to the work of Emerson a century earlier? Why do we give so much attention to celebrities? And why have we virtually erased the distinction between public and private affairs? Quentin Anderson shows that American individualism goes deeper than we admit. Only in America did writers and thinkers make the claim that a life worth living must subordinate family ties and social obligations to the visionary powers of the self. Drawing on the work of Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, John Dewey, and Henry James - all of whom reacted strongly to the infiltration of money in the national imagination - Anderson finds that in denying the ties and obligations of an existing society each ended up by creating what he calls a "visionary capitalism." Such wholesale appropriations of the American scene, whether in art or systematic thought, discount history and individual action within society. He finds this tendency to grasp the world as an individual imaginative possession in both T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound and persistent in the claim to an impersonal authority in contemporary literary criticism. Anderson concludes: "We shall not crack the money firmament or attain to the freedom we want until we see that such liberty comes from the quality of our relations with other people and in no other way."
Selected short stories by Henry James( Book )

31 editions published between 1950 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the Valerii.--The real thing.--The lesson of the master.--Daisy Miller
Walt Whitman : Walt Whitman's autograph revision of the analysis of Leaves of grass (for Dr. R.M. Bucke's Walt Whitman) by Richard Maurice Bucke( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Jim : an authoritative text ... by Joseph Conrad( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a would-be hero who deserts what he thinks is a sinking ship and thereafter is haunted by shame and the need to explain himself
Wuthering Heights : text, sources, criticism by Emily Brontë( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brooding Yorkshire tale of a savage, tormented foundling, Heathcliff, who falls in love with Catherine, the daughter of his benefactor, and of the violence and misery resulting from their thwarted longing for each other
The Transcendentalists by Quentin Anderson( Recording )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the Transcendentalist movement in 19th century America and the work of Emerson and Thoreau in relation to this philosophy
James Fenimore Cooper by Quentin Anderson( Recording )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of Cooper as a novelist, incorporating his interest in the social and moral issues of his day and the conflict between the civilization of the settlers and the wilderness of early America and its original inhabitants
Walt Whitman's autograph revision of the analysis of Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James : selected short stories by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
The American Henry James ; a study of the novelist as a moralist by Quentin Anderson( Book )

2 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proper study : essays on Western classics ; student manual( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Deerslayer : or, The first war-path by James Fenimore Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natty Bumppo, a young white hunter brought up in the Delaware Indian tribe, has to defend settlers before returning to the Iroquois who have allowed him parole
Kurt Weill : ein Film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Kurt Weill, including interviews with his contemporaries, scholars, and performances of Weill's songs
The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Young American Isabel Archer charms European society, but falls prey to the machinations of a calculating older woman
 
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Alternative Names
Quentin Anderson American literary critic and cultural historian

Languages
English (136)

Dutch (1)

German (1)