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Anderson, Quentin 1912-2003

Overview
Works: 45 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 6,660 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Sea stories  History  Sea fiction  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PR4172, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Quentin Anderson
 
Most widely held works by Quentin Anderson
Emerson and his legacy : essays in honor of Quentin Anderson by Quentin Anderson( )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Henry James by Quentin Anderson( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and Dutch and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 709 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 399 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 )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected short stories by Henry James( Book )

12 editions published between 1950 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the Valerii.--The real thing.--The lesson of the master.--Daisy Miller
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against a background of English moors in the 18th century, the lives of two families become intertwined through marriage, passion, and the dominating force of a man called Heathcliff
Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad( Book )

2 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 19 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
The American Henry James /by Quentin Anderson by Quentin Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transcendentalists by Quentin Anderson( Recording )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 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 9 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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middlemarch : a study of provincial life by George Eliot( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth-century England, Dorthea Brooke's wishes to defy social conventions are inhibited by the strict nature of her surroundings
The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy her freedom, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. In this portrait of a 'young woman affronting her destiny
The proper study : essays on Western classics ; student manual by Quentin Anderson( Book )

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

Selected short stories by Henry James( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Middlemarch : a study of provincial life
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Anderson, Quentin, 1912-

Quentin Anderson American literary critic and cultural historian

Languages
English (129)

Dutch (1)