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Davis, Robert Murray

Overview
Works: 57 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 10,202 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Satire  Bibliography  History  Biography  Case studies  Catalogs 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6045.A97, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Robert Murray Davis
Steinbeck : a collection of critical essays by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of critical essays dealing with the author's major novels and themes
The novel: modern essays in criticism by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evelyn Waugh, writer by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Playing cowboys : low culture and high art in the western by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Playing Cowboys, Robert Murray Davis examines the Western hero--a principal image of American manhood since publication of The Virginian--as portrayed by a variety of post-World War II novelists and filmmakers. Innovative artists have used the Western to discuss issues of ethics and aesthetics, but its greatest impact may have been on popular cultural values. Davis shows that the Western is not primarily about escape or violence, but, at its best, is about development. The would-be hero adopts the existing role only to find it inadequate, and, forced to "reimagine" himself, he defines the Western hero anew. At the core of this process is strength--not power over others, but courage to go beyond the established boundaries. Although women do appear in the Western (often as proponents of "civilization"), it is fundamentally a man's world, offering an important view of male identity. Focusing on The Virginian, chapter 1 explores the origin of the Western hero and the source of the genre's major plots and issues. Chapter 2 evaluates history, myth, and the relative reality of the two in the works of Oakley Hall. Citing the novels of Richard Brautigan, E. L. Doctorow, John Hawkes, and Michael Ondaatje, chapter 3 compares the Western and the gothic novel, focusing on the concept of space. These works portray the West as a wasteland devoid of any vitality, but chapter 4 takes up science fiction Westerns (including works by John Jakes, John Boyd, and Robert Sheckley) that use the Western frontier to ironic and liberating effect. Chapter 5, on the motion picture Blazing Saddles and the postmodern Western novels of Ishmael Reed and Alvin Greenberg, examines the role-playing by which identity is created. And in his Preface, Introduction, and Epilogue, Davis frames these discussions with personal observations on the West and its relation to the American masculine mystique. For those interested in Western movies or novels, popular culture, gender studies, or literary criticism, Playing Cowboys is a unique and indispensable guide to the territory from here to the sunset
Brideshead revisited : the past redeemed by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work Brideshead Revisited, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author
Evelyn Waugh: a checklist of primary and secondary material by Evelyn Waugh ( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evelyn Waugh and the forms of his time by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donald Barthelme : a comprehensive bibliography and annotated secondary checklist by Jerome Klinkowitz ( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evelyn Waugh, apprentice : the early writings, 1910-1927 by Evelyn Waugh ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Bibliography of Evelyn Waugh ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Owen Wister's West : selected articles by Owen Wister ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A catalogue of the Evelyn Waugh collection at the Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evelyn Waugh by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mid-lands : a family album by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The literature of post-Communist Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania : a study by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book examines the economic, social, and literary effect of the end of communist domination and accompanying cultural subsidies in Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania. The end of the communist regime has made the position of writer less lucrative and prestigious within these four countries. The countries' respective publishing markets are struggling to adjust to a new economy"--Provided by publisher
A handful of dust by Evelyn Waugh ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From sleepy rural England to decadent London and the jungles of Brazil, Waugh describes the fortunes of Lady Brenda Last and her husband Tony, as her infatuation with the young man-about-town John Beaver leads to the break-up of her marriage
Modern British short novels by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Waugh without end : new trends in Evelyn Waugh studies ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mischief in the sun : the making and unmaking of The loved one by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The externalist methods in the novels of Ronald Firbank, Carl Van Vechten and Evelyn Waugh by Robert Murray Davis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Davis, Robert M.
Murray Davis, Robert
Languages
English (120)
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