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Donaldson, Scott 1928-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 420 publications in 3 languages and 20,784 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Autobiographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Essays  Road fiction  History  Bibliography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Recipient, Other
Classifications: PS3521.E735, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Scott Donaldson
 
Most widely held works by Scott Donaldson
Edwin Arlington Robinson : a poet's life by Scott Donaldson( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the time of his death in 1935, Edwin Arlington Robinson was regarded as the leading American poet - the equal of Frost and Stevens. In this biography, Scott Donaldson tells the story of this poet's life, based in large part on a previously unavailable trove of more than 3,000 personal letters, and recounts his profoundly important role in the development of modern American literature." "Born in 1869, the youngest son of a well-to-do family in Gardiner, Maine, Robinson had two brothers: Dean, a doctor who became a drug addict, and Herman, an alcoholic who squandered the family fortune. Robinson never married, but he fell in love as many as three times, most lastingly with the woman who would become his brother Herman's wife. Despite his shyness, Robinson made many close friends, and he repeatedly went out of his way to give them his support and encouragement." "Still, it was always poetry that drove him. He regarded writing poems as nothing less than his calling - what he had been put on earth to do. Struggling through long years of poverty and neglect, he achieved a voice and a subject matter all his own. He was the first to write about ordinary people and events - an honest butcher consumed by grief, a miser with "eyes like little dollars in the dark," ancient clerks in a dry goods store measuring out their days like bolts of cloth. In simple yet powerful rhetoric, he explored the interior worlds of the people around him."--Jacket
Fool for love : F. Scott Fitzgerald by Scott Donaldson( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engrossing, definitive study explores two classic Fitzgerald themes--love and class. The result is a striking portrayal of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers, whose legacy and influence only continue to grow
Fitzgerald & Hemingway : works and days by Scott Donaldson( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway might have been contemporaries, but our understanding of their work often rests on simple differences. Hemingway wrestled with war, fraternity, and the violence of nature. Fitzgerald satirized money and class and the never-ending pursuit of a material tomorrow. Through the provocative arguments of Scott Donaldson, however, the affinities between these two authors become brilliantly clear. The result is a reorientation of how we read twentieth-century American literature. Known for his penetrating studies of Fitzgerald and Hemingway
John Cheever : a biography by Scott Donaldson( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the American author describing his personal life and his career achievements
By force of will : the life and art of Ernest Hemingway by Scott Donaldson( Book )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All aspects of Hemingway's life are given attention in this careful character study of the man and author
Critical essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby by Scott Donaldson( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on American literature
The Cambridge companion to Hemingway by Scott Donaldson( Book )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This companion serves both as an introduction for the interested reader and as a source of the best recent scholarship on the author and his works. In addition to analyzing his major texts, these chapters provide insight into Hemingway's relationship with gender history, journalism, fame, and the political climate of the 1930s. The essays are framed by an introductory chapter on Hemingway and the costs of fame and an invaluable conclusion providing an overview of Hemingway scholarship from its beginnings to the present. Students will find the selected bibliography a useful guide to future research."--Jacket
Archibald MacLeish : an American life by Scott Donaldson( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the greatest poets--Victor Hugo, Paul Claudel, George Seferis, Pablo Neruda, St.-John Perse--have also been public figures, but in the history of twentieth-century American poetry, Archibald MacLeish stands alone. Born on May 7, 1892, in Glencoe, Illinois, to the craggy but prosperous president of Carson Pirie Scott and an idealistic mother who had been a college president, Archibald MacLeish grew up to become not only a highly regarded poet, even eventually the unofficial poet laureate of his time, but one of our most dedicated and effective public servants. Educated at Hotchkiss (which he hated), Yale (football, Skull and Bones), and Harvard Law School, he abandoned a promising law practice in Boston on the very day he was to be offered a partnership, to take his wife, a gifted singer, and their young children to Paris and write poetry full-time. Much of MacLeish's finest work ("Ars poetica," "The End of the World," "You, Andrew Marvell") was written in France, where he lived out the 1920s in the company of Hemingway, Dos Passos, Fitzgerald, Picasso, and Gerald and Sara Murphy. But as the Great Depression loomed, MacLeish came home, bought a farm in Conway, Massachusetts, and looked for gainful employment. He became one of the early and foremost editors of Fortune, for which he wrote copiously and brilliantly for a decade, often contributing as much as a quarter of each issue. During this time his poetry became more public ("Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City") and his political opinions more liberal, controversial, and beleaguered. For a year he served as the first curator of Harvard's Nieman fellowships, but in 1939 Franklin Roosevelt summoned him to be librarian of Congress. In that position he entirely reorganized the Library of Congress, continuing this work even while serving in the wartime Office of Facts and Figures and later as assistant secretary of state. In 1945, with his friend Adlai Stevenson, he worked to establish the United Nations and drafted the preamble to its charter. After war's end MacLeish became Boylston Professor at Harvard, where he spent nearly fifteen years teaching the university's most distinguished writing students every autumn. Wintering in Antigua and summering at his country retreat, he also turned to the creation of verse plays such as the tremendously successful J.B., which won him his third Pulitzer Prize. Surviving nearly into his nineties, he wrote some of his finest lyrics as the darkness drew in. This generous and eloquent biography, richly illustrated, is published on the centenary of his birth
The suburban myth by Scott Donaldson( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on The sun also rises by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays that discuss Hemingway's first novel including the use of humor, its literary and historical context, Brett, the modern "new woman", and the issues of sexuality
New essays on A farewell to arms by Scott Donaldson( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When first published in 1929, Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms was decried as a vulgar novel, and was actually banned in Boston. In his extensive introduction, Scott Donaldson explains this initial reception, and then traces the change in perception toward the novel. The essays in this collection show that Farewell was a revolutionary novel that has only now begun to be understood - sixty years after publication. Sandra Spanier demonstrates how World War I determined the behaviour
Death of a rebel : the Charlie Fenton story by Scott Donaldson( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald : the rise and fall of a literary friendship by Scott Donaldson( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the friendship between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, discussing how the two met, why they were so competitive, and how their friendship was affected by their writing
American literature : nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Scott Donaldson( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New critical approaches to the short stories of Ernest Hemingway( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This companion volume reflects current scholarship and draws together essays that were published during the past decade or written for this collection."--Back cover
Poet in America: Winfield Townley Scott by Scott Donaldson( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with John Cheever by John Cheever( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the road by Jack Kerouac( Book )

19 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penniless writer named Sal Paradise becomes inspired to hitchhike across America, taking the listener on a freewheeling journey through the 1950s youth counterculture. Joining up with other fellow vagabonds who are in love with life and open to adventure, they explore jazz, sex, drugs, and mysticism on the fringes of society
Robinson : poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was the first of the great American modernist poets."No poet ever understood loneliness and separateness better than Robinson," James Dickey has observed. Robinson's lyric poems illuminate the hearts and minds of the most unlikely subjects'the downtrodden, the bereft, and the misunderstood. Even while writing in meter and rhyme, he used everyday language with unprecedented power, wit, and sensitivity. With his keen understanding of ordinary people and a gift for harnessing the rhythms of conversational speech, Robinson created the vivid character portraits for which he is best known, among them "Aunt Imogen," "Isaac and Archibald," "Miniver Cheevy," and "Richard Cory." Most of his poems are set in the fictive Tilbury Town'based on his boyhood home of Gardiner, Maine'but his work reaches far beyond its particular locality in its focus on struggle and redemption in human experience
F. Scott Fitzgerald : a Concise Biography by Jean-François Vallée( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writer Jay McInerny [i.e. McInerney], Fitzgerald biographer Scott Donaldson, and others talk about Fitzgerald's life, writing, and marriage to the ill-fated Zelda"--Container
 
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Critical essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby
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Fool for love : F. Scott FitzgeraldFitzgerald & Hemingway : works and daysJohn Cheever : a biographyBy force of will : the life and art of Ernest HemingwayCritical essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great GatsbyThe Cambridge companion to HemingwayArchibald MacLeish : an American lifeThe suburban myth
Alternative Names
Donaldson John Scott

Donaldson, John Scott 1928-

Donaldson, Scott

도널드슨, 스캇

도널드슨, 스콧

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