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Gross, John 1935-2011

Overview
Works: 147 works in 499 publications in 4 languages and 19,477 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Anecdotes  Parodies, imitations, etc  Reviews 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Other, Performer, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist, Redactor, Artist
Classifications: PN6271, 082
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  John Gross Publications by John Gross
posthumous Publications by John Gross, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Gross
The Oxford book of aphorisms by John Gross ( Book )
29 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 2,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford book of essays by John Gross ( Book )
31 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes 140 essays by 120 writers: classics, curiosities, meditations, diversions, old favorites, and recent examples
John P. Marquand by John Gross ( Book )
17 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical study of the career of Marquand from the publication of The Late George Apley through the serious novels written during the last twenty-five years of his life
The Oxford book of comic verse ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on a wide range of verse forms such as epigrams, street ballads, classical poetry, Augustan satire, and advertising jingles
The age of Kipling by John Gross ( Book )
6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new Oxford book of literary anecdotes by John Gross ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A collection of literary gossip and intimate sidelights on the lives of the authors." "The dictionary defines an anecdote as 'a short account of an entertaining or interesting incident', and the anecdotes in this collection more than live up to that description. Many of them are funny, often explosively so. Others are touching, outrageous, sinister, inspiring, or downright weird. They show writers in the English-speaking world from Chaucer to the present acting both unpredictably, and deeply in character. The range is wide - this is a book which finds room for Milton and Margaret Atwood, George Eliot and P. G. Wodehouse, Chinua Achebe and Ian Fleming, Brendan Behan and Wittgenstein. It is also a book in which you can find out which great historian's face was once mistaken for a baby's bottom, which film star left a haunting account of Virginia Woolf not long before her death, and what Agatha Christie really thought of Hercule Poirot."--BOOK JACKET
Dickens and the twentieth century by John Gross ( Book )
38 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on the individual novels of the writer
Shylock : a legend and its legacy by John Gross ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Like Don Quixote or Robinson Crusoe, Shylock is one of the great familiar figures of world drama, known even to people who have never read or seen The Merchant of Venice. He is also one of the most controversial characters ever conceived; his ambiguities have been a challenge to actors, directors, critics, and playgoers for more than four centuries. Is he villain or victim? Tragic or comic? What was Shakespeare's attitude toward the character described on the play's title page in 1600 as "a man of extreame crueltie," and what should be our own?" "It was the brilliant notion of literary and theater critic John Gross to explore the complex and influential history that has given Shylock a life beyond the play and established him as a figure of world mythology. Beginning with the elements that went into Shylock's creation, Gross traces his evolution on the stage at the hands of legendary actors such as Charles Macklin and Edmund Kean on down to George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier. Shylock has enjoyed equally colorful treatment on the page, where he has troubled and stimulated writers as different as Marcel Proust, Henry James, Heinrich Heine, and Erica Jong. Gross pays particular attention to Jewish attitudes toward Shylock, and to his place in the history of anti-Semitism, his use as an economic symbol, and his importance to psychologists and psychoanalysts." "The result is a remarkable cultural study that sheds as much light on our shifting attitudes and beliefs as on the rich and disquieting figure Shakespeare created."--BOOK JACKET
The new Oxford book of English prose ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of the man of letters; a study of the idiosyncratic and the humane in modern literature by John Gross ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Joyce by John Gross ( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and French and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford book of parodies ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Parodies come in all shapes and sizes. There are broad parodies and subtle parodies, ingenious imitations and knockabout spoofs, scornful lampoons and affectionate pastiches. All these varieties, and many others, are represented in this stunning new anthology, which provides an unparalleled introduction to the parodist's art. The classics of the genre are all here, from Lewis Carroll to Max Beerbohm; but so are scores of lesser known but scarcely less gifted figures, and brilliant contemporaries such as Craig Brown and Wendy Cope." "At every stage there are surprises. Chaucer celebrates Miss Joan Hunter Dunn, Proust visits Chelsea, Yeats re-writes 'Old King Cole', Harry Potter encounters Mick Jagger, a modernized Sermon on the Mount rubs shoulders with an obituary of Sherlock Holmes. The collection provides a hilarious running commentary on literary history, but it also looks beyond literature in the narrow sense to take in such things as advertisements, legal rituals, political warfare, and a scientific hoax"--BOOK JACKET
After Shakespeare : an anthology by John Gross ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of the man of letters: aspects of English literary life since 1800 by John Gross ( Book )
32 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rudyard Kipling: the man, his work and his world by John Gross ( Book )
11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shylock : four hundred years in the life of a legend by John Gross ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historisk, litterær og biografisk information
The Modern movement : a TLS companion ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve authors, from W.B. Yeats to Franz Kafka, and how the TLS reacted to their work on its first appearance, and something of how it has come to be viewed in retrospect
Joyce by John Gross ( Book )
26 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The examined life; four centuries of the essay by John Gross ( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Modern movement ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gross, John.
Gross, John, 1935-....
Gross, John 1935-2011
Gross, John J.
Gross, John J., 1935-2011
Gross, John Jacob, 1935-2011
جون جروس
グロス, ジョン
Languages
English (335)
Spanish (3)
French (3)
Chinese (2)
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