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Davis, Robert Murray

Overview
Works: 37 works in 177 publications in 1 language and 10,613 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Satire  Bibliography  Humorous fiction  History  Biography  Satirical literature  Catalogs  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: PR6045.A97, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Murray Davis
 
Most widely held works by Robert Murray Davis
Steinbeck : a collection of critical essays by Robert Murray Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 1,822 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 )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evelyn Waugh, writer by Robert Murray Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over diverse werken van de Engelse auteur (1903-1966)
Playing cowboys : low culture and high art in the western by Robert Murray Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 927 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 )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 917 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 Robert Murray Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 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 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Bibliography of Evelyn Waugh( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 352 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 Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evelyn Waugh, apprentice : the early writings, 1910-1927 by Evelyn Waugh( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 314 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 )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owen Wister's West : selected articles by Owen Wister( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handful of dust by Evelyn Waugh( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laced with cynicism and truth, A Handful of Dust satirizes a certain stratum of English life where all the characters have money, but lack practically every other credential
The literature of post-Communist Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania : a study by Robert Murray Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 191 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
Mid-lands : a family album by Robert Murray Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping out a cosmos bounded by heaven, hell, Kansas City, and St. Louis, Robert Murray Davis looks back on his life in central Missouri in the 1940s and 1950s. As he recalls his youth and early adulthood in the town of Boonville, Davis wryly contemplates some of the sharp dichotomies by which his world was ordered: grown-ups and kids, blacks and whites, Protestants and Catholics, boys and girls, town and country, work and play, art and life. Davis sees now that as he grew up in white, postwar mid-America, he seldom pondered the limitations that its "either/ or" perspective on life imposed. Sometimes, however, intimations about the world's complexity were too strong for him to ignore. The presence of an occasional black teammate in baseball jarred him into the realization that he knew nothing about some segments of Boonville society. His high school principal's lenient response to a teacher's demand for Davis's expulsion bared a weakness in the united front of adult authority over children. The boldness of the first girl in his class to wear makeup repelled and attracted him--and confused him about sex even more than did his Catholic education. Many of Davis's recollections involve his family and read like captions to snapshots in a family album. However different they were from each other, the two family branches were unified by their mutual regard for uniqueness of character (Davis says his mother felt that one's real duty was not to be right but to be interesting). Anything said or done by a family member had story potential, and Davis learned at an early age that transgressions were judged less harshly if their retelling enhanced an already varied and idiosyncratic family saga. Amid droll profiles of relatives like his guntoting, nearsighted grandfather, Davis also passes along such gems of practical information as the best way to kill a chicken and how to judge character by the car a person drives. Combining memoir with social history and inspired storytelling, Mid-Lands is a reflective and entertaining evocation of regional American life
Modern British short novels by Robert Murray Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waugh without end : new trends in Evelyn Waugh studies( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mid life mojo : a guide for the newly single male by Robert Murray Davis( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steinbeck; a collection of critical essays by Robert Murray Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A handful of mischief" : new essays on Evelyn Waugh by Donat Gallagher( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Handful of Mischief: New Essays on Evelyn Waugh is a collection of essays based on presentations at the Evelyn Waugh Centenary Conference at Hertford College, Oxford in 2003. There are twelve different essays by authors from various countries, including Australia, Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States
 
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The literature of post-Communist Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania : a study
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The literature of post-Communist Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania : a studyMid-lands : a family albumWaugh without end : new trends in Evelyn Waugh studiesMid life mojo : a guide for the newly single maleA lower-middle-class educationBorn again skeptic & other valedictions
Alternative Names
Davis, Robert M.

Davis, Robert M. 1934-

Murray Davis, Robert

Murray Davis, Robert 1934-

Languages
English (155)