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Heilman, Robert Bechtold 1906-2004

Overview
Works: 74 works in 441 publications in 3 languages and 18,775 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Comedy plays  Romance fiction  Pastoral fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: PR2832.A2, 822.33
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Understanding drama; twelve plays by Cleanth Brooks( Book )

73 editions published between 1945 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays included are: The great McGinty; A sum in addition; To a mouse; Lady Windermere's fan; Everyman; The twin Menaechmi; The London merchant; The school for scandal; Rosmersholm; The sea gull; Oedipus the king
This great stage; image and structure in King Lear by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

52 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic in the web; action & language in Othello by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

28 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his earlier work on King Lear, Mr. Heilman combined a number of critical procedures to form a new and important approach to Shakespearian criticism. His study of Othello displays the maturity of insight and skill in analysis the years have brought him in developing his critical method. Mr. Heilman takes account of stage effects; he traces out literal and symbolic meanings; he analyzes plot relationships; he examines characters in terms of both their psychological and their moral situations, and style in relation to both character and meaning. He traces some effects due to historical meanings which have now been lost by certain words, and he tries to measure the impact of the drama upon, and its significance for, the modern consciousness. Mr. Heilman argues that Othello is at once "a play about love" and "a poem about love," and endeavors to find out how the poetry modifies and even helps determine the nature of the whole. He looks at numerous aspects of "action" (physical activity, psychological movement, intellectual operations) and "language" (speech habits, image types, recurrency in both literal and figurative language), and examines the essentially "dramatic" function of all of these. He finds the dramatis personae interwoven in relationships which may be seen, from one point of view, as "plot" and, from another, as the embodiment of complex themes. He treats Othello and Iago as figures that are not only fitted to a given stage but also represent permanent aspects of humanity-Iago with his "strategies against the spiritual order" and Othello with his "readiness in the victim." --from book description, Amazon.com
The iceman, the arsonist, and the troubled agent; tragedy and melodrama on the modern stage by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy and melodrama : versions of experience by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare, the tragedies : new perspectives( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of English drama before Shakespeare by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

23 editions published between 1900 and 1967 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ways of the world : comedy and society by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost on the ramparts, and other essays in the humanities by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents fourteen of R. B. Heilman's essays on the teaching of English and the profession of the humanities. Discussed are administrative ways and means, pedagogical shibboleths and heresies, uses and abuses of literacy, cliches of style, moot issues of history and criticism, and the nature of the humanities and their continuing significance. Chapter titles include "The Ghost on the Ramparts: a Chairman on the Chairmanship,""Literature and Growing Up: The Ends of Literary Study,""The Full Man and the Fullness Thereof: Printed Page versus Sound and Light,""Except He Come to Composition,""The Cult of Personality: Hell's Spells,""Teaching Careers and Graduate School: Programs and Postures,""Freedom from Speech: Vigilance Revisited,""Verbal Traffic and Moral Freight: Gown and Town,""Cliches and Anticliches: Critics and Others,""The Antiquarians and the Up-to-Date: Attitudes toward History,""Historian and Critic: The Types,""Outside the Laws: The Humanities versus the Sciences,""Humanisticism and Melodrama: Styles in Combat," and "Humanistic Education as Comedy: a Funambulist's Analogy." (Hod)
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio, a Venetian merchant, complains to his friends of a melancholy that he cannot explain. His friend Bassanio is desperately in need of money to court Portia, a wealthy heiress who lives in the city of Belmont. In Belmont, Portia expresses sadness over the terms of her father's will, which stipulates that she must marry the man who correctly chooses one of three caskets. None of Portia's current suitors are to her liking, and she and her lady-in-waiting, Nerissa, fondly remember a visit paid some time before by Bassanio. -- from Sparknotes
Modern short stories : a critical anthology by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

12 editions published between 1950 and 1974 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The facts of life / W. Somerset Maugham -- Fifty pounds / A.E. Coppard -- The last day in the field / Caroline Gordon -- A worn path / Eudora Welty -- That evening sun / William Faulkner -- What we don't know hurts us / Mark Schorer -- Shivaree before breakfast / Jessamyn West -- Part of the act / Sidney Alexander -- A little cloud / James Joyce -- The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber -- Effigy of war / Kay Boyle -- Sailor off the Bremen / Irwin Shaw -- Personal letter / William March -- Flowering Judas / Katherine Anne Porter -- Bliss / Katherine Mansfield -- The Gioconda smile / Aldous Huxley -- The basement room / Graham Greene -- The great fog / H.F. Heard -- The ape / V.S. Pritchett -- A hunger artist / Franz Kafka -- Mr. Andrews / E.M. Forster -- The apostate / George Milburn -- The forks / J.F. Powers -- The new dress / Virginia Woolf -- The lovely lady / D.H. Lawrence -- The use of force / William Carlos Williams -- The lottery / Shirley Jackson -- A clean, well-lighted place / Ernest Hemingway -- Mario and the magician / Thomas Mann
America in English fiction, 1760-1800; the influences of the American Revolution by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

15 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The workings of fiction : essays by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of democracy by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

6 editions published between 1941 and 1968 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jude the obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life." "In this haunting love story, a couple who have each fled a previous marriage find love and fulfillment together, only to have tragedy overwhelm them." "Both having left earlier marriages, Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead find happiness in their relationship. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union, it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge."
The Southern connection : essays by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects the papers, together with the transcript of a panel discussion, that were the features of a conference held at Louisiana State University in 1985 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the 'Southern Review.' It offers a a fascinating commentary on various aspects not only of one of the South's most important literary quarterlies but of twentieth-century southern writing in the broad context of the history of modern literature
The mayor of Casterbridge : an authoritative text, backgrounds criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story about a headstrong man who rises to become the richest corn merchant and chief citizen in his town. Despite his great wealth and power, however, the man cannot forget his past
The tragedy of Cymbeline by William Shakespeare( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Shakespeare's late romantic tragicomedy, Cymbeline
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An English woman finds herself the victim of fate and of forces beyond her control." "The tragic history of a woman betrayed ... Tess the author contends, is sinned against, but not a sinner; her tragedy is the work of tyrannical circumstances and of the evil deeds of others in the past and the present, and more particularly of two men's baseness, the seducer, and the well-meaning intellectual who married her ... The pastoral surroundings, the varying aspects of field, river, sky, serve to deepen the pathos of each stage in the heroine's calamities, or to add beauty and dignity to her tragic personality." Baker. Guide to the Best Fic
The professor and the profession by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Southern connection : essays
Alternative Names
Bechthold Heilman, Robert 1906-2004

Heilman, R. B. 1906-

Heilman, R. B. (Robert Bechtold), 1906-

Heilman, Robert.

Heilman, Robert B.

Heilman, Robert B. 1906-2004

Heilman, Robert B. (Robert Bechtold), 1906-2004

Heilman, Robert Bechtold 1906-

Robert Bechtold Heilman

Languages
English (360)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

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The taming of the shrewAmerica in English fiction, 1760-1800; the influences of the American RevolutionThe Southern connection : essaysThe mayor of Casterbridge : an authoritative text, backgrounds criticismTess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticismThe professor and the professionRobert B. Heilman : his life in letters