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Foster, Edward Halsey

Overview
Works: 68 works in 181 publications in 2 languages and 10,150 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Reviews  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer
Classifications: PS217.R6, 810.914
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Most widely held works about Edward Halsey Foster
 
Most widely held works by Edward Halsey Foster
The civilized wilderness : backgrounds to American romantic literature, 1817-1860 by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Brautigan by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse auteur (geb. 1935)
Catharine Maria Sedgwick by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life and works of American novelist Catherine Maria Sedgwick. Includes a chronology
Understanding the Beats by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foster provides a survey of the four major Beat writers: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Gregory Corso. These writers were closely allied from the beginning of their careers and shared a particular vision of America, one which in turn defined much of their most celebrated work. They wrote in opposition to the materialistic, conformist culture they saw developing in postwar America, seeking through their fiction and poetry a way out of that world. Literature, as Foster demonstrates, allowed both writer and reader to see things as they were while, at the same time, providing an entry into transcendent realities. The best-known Beat works, On the Road, "Howl," and Naked Lunch, responded directly to social and political conditions at mid-century while indicating ways to escape them. Although the Beats were widely seen as social revolutionaries by journalists, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Corso were always predominantly writers. As the United States moved away from the contained, conservative temperament of the postwar period, the Beats became celebrities, and, as such, were dependent for their reputations on newspapers, magazines, and television. Their fame assured that they would be read, yet they were perhaps better known for their values and their personalities than for their books. Confusing the writer with the subject of On the Road, Kerouac's early followers were surprised to find that he did not even like to drive. They failed to see that his real revolution had to do with language. Foster focuses on the problems of language and aesthetics that the Beats confronted and suggests to the reader the great range of influence their work has had on subsequent writers
William Saroyan : a study of the short fiction by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an in-depth critical introduction to the short stories of William Saroyan. Includes a detailed analyses of every significant story, biographical information, a chronology of the artist's life and works, and a representative selection of critical responses
Susan and Anna Warner by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the Black mountain poets by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josiah Gregg and Lewis H. Garrard by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primary trouble : an anthology of contemporary American poetry( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surveying contemporary American poetry outside academic and conservative traditions, Primary Trouble brings together work by more than sixty poets central to the current radical reformulation of the nature and function of poetry."--BOOK JACKET
Jack Spicer by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and poetics in a new millennium : interviews with Clark Coolidge [and others]( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodern poetry : the Talisman interviews by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decadents, symbolists, & aethetes in America : fin-de-siècle American poetry : an anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Istanbul : metamorphoses in an imperial city( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What he ought to know : new and selected poems by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Foster's poetry in What He Ought To Know "reads in its entirety like a hymn to intellectual beauty. Its mood is almost always one of deep contemplation, a search for harmony among tangled relations. Each poem is an attempt to bring an inner light to the surface of the paper. The desire for intimacy is reverential, yet restrained and warmed by a private friction. This results in a language that is measured in its tone and sensuality, that is somehow able to be personal and impersonal simultaneously. Each word has a feeling of critical distinction, as if distilled out of some more turbulent compound of longing and agitation."--Publisher's Website
Born in utopia : an anthology of modern and contemporary Romanian poetry( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginning of sorrows by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answerable to none : Berrigan, Bronk, and the American real by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahrem : things men should do for men : a suite for O by Edward Halsey Foster( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bronk in the twenty-first century : new assessments( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Understanding the Beats
Alternative Names
Foster, Edward.

Foster, Edward 1942-

Foster, Edward H.

Foster, Edward H. 1942-

Halsey Foster, Edward 1942-

Languages
English (117)

Italian (1)

Covers
William Saroyan : a study of the short fictionUnderstanding the Black mountain poetsJosiah Gregg and Lewis H. GarrardJack SpicerPoetry and poetics in a new millennium : interviews with Clark Coolidge [and others]Postmodern poetry : the Talisman interviewsDecadents, symbolists, & aethetes in America : fin-de-siècle American poetry : an anthologyWhat he ought to know : new and selected poems