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Aldridge, John W.

Overview
Works: 59 works in 299 publications in 5 languages and 10,692 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Essays  Fiction  Interviews  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PS379, 813.52
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After the lost generation : a critical study of the writers of two wars by John W Aldridge( Book )

85 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For critic John W. Aldridge, the fiction produced by young American writers after World War II lacked a vital advantage shared by the writers depicting the horrors of World War I: that of encountering those same horrors for the first time. For the WWII generation, there were no romantic illusions to lose, and thus no glories of war to see through eyes newly wise to the wholesale waste of the lives of young men like themselves. These essays are permeated by the question of whether these authors--who seemed to cynically accept the war as a necessary business best concluded quickly--could produce truly great literature out of their experiences. This book attempts an analysis of these authors as a whole, representing the horrors of their war for both their compatriots and later generations
Critiques and essays on modern fiction, 1920-1951, representing the achievement of modern American and British critics by John W Aldridge( Book )

23 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of heresy : American literature in an age of conformity by John W Aldridge( Book )

30 editions published between 1955 and 1974 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication of his highly influential first book, After the Lost Generation, John W. Aldridge has been recognized as a master of contemporary literary criticism. In this selection of brilliant essays he turns his creative critical mind toward some of the major figures of modern literature-- Ernest Hemingway and Malcolm Cowley most prominently. Throughout his career, Aldridge has been deeply concerned with the relation of society to literature. While the changing editorial policies of the major book reviews and magazines threaten to make serious literary criticism a thing of the past, Aldridge still believes that books and their ideas have a living relation to daily life, as well as the evolution of contemporary literature
The devil in the fire; retrospective essays on American literature and culture, 1951-1971 by John W Aldridge( Book )

16 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time to murder and create: the contemporary novel in crisis; [essays] by John W Aldridge( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and held by 1,100 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
The American novel and the way we live now by John W Aldridge( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the country of the young by John W Aldridge( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Swedish and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected stories by P. G Wodehouse( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen humorous stories center around Jeeves, the gentleman's gentleman, and the sage advice he constantly gives to Bertie Wooster and his friends
Talents and technicians : literary chic and the new assembly-line fiction by John W Aldridge( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Talents and Technicians: Literary Chic and the New Assembly-Line Fiction, John Aldridge offers an irreverent antidote to the pieties of the tastemakers--an incisive, provocative, and always compelling study of American writing in our time. Focusing on the current crop of young writers, many of whose reputations were made in a whirl of 1980s media hype, he determines who will likely survive the test of future critical scrutiny and what they have to say about our world. The expansion of graduate writing programs and their impact on the style and sensibilities of those they train are grist for Aldridge's mill; nor does he hide his feelings about the practices of reviewers and the critical establishment in general. Taking a hard look at the art of writing, he wonders at careers made and missed through adherence to fashion. However, fashion and hype are not all. In an assessment of the literary scene of the past thirty years, Aldridge takes heart in the contributions of such masters as Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, William Gaddis, and Norman Mailer, whose distinctive voices continue to challenge and reinvent the culture. It is within this context that Aldridge evaluates the new generation of writers, while examining the legacy of Raymond Carver and the influence of Ann Beattie. Never afraid to diverge from popular opinion, he guides us through works of Frederick and Donald Barthelme, Amy Hempel, Bobbie Ann Mason, Mary Robison, Louise Erdrich, Lorrie Moore, David Leavitt, and T. Coraghessan Boyle, and takes an unsparing look at the novels of Jay McInerney and Bret Easton Ellis. Witty and refreshingly frank, Aldridge entertains as he reveals the talents who will be the bright lights of the nineties
Classics & contemporaries by John W Aldridge( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A singular purity of vision," said the New York Times Book Review. While the changing editorial policies of the major book reviews and magazines threaten to make serious literary criticism a thing of the past, Aldridge still believes that books and their ideas have a living relation to daily life. Taken together, these essays offer not only a survey of John Aldridge's distinguished career as a critic, but also an intriguing picture of the evolution of contemporary
The party at Cranton by John W Aldridge( Book )

11 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosuto jenereshon igo by John W Aldridge( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Discovery( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Wright Morris : critical views and responses( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afterthoughts on the Twenties and the Sun Also Rises by John W Aldridge( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Party at Cranton. (Second printing.) [A novel.] by John W Aldridge( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery by John W Aldridge( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers of Alan Cheuse by Alan Cheuse( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers of Alan Cheuse include professional, family, and personal correspondence; book reviews; and manuscripts of "An Afternoon of Harp Music in Lake Charles, Louisiana," "Dog spelled backward," "Rowing In Eden," "Rabbi Guatemala," and "The Sound of Writing."
Hemingway: the etiquette of the berserk by John W Aldridge( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Aldridge, John 1922-2007

Aldridge, John W.

Aldridge, John Watson 1922-

Aldridge, John Watson 1922-2007

Aldridge, John William

John W. Aldridge Amerikaans schrijver (1922-2007)

John W. Aldridge amerikansk författare

John W. Aldridge amerikansk skribent

John Watson Aldridge écrivain américain

John Watson Aldridge scrittore statunitense

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Talents and technicians : literary chic and the new assembly-line fiction