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Isaacs, Neil D. 1931-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 170 publications in 3 languages and 12,324 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Fiction  Poetry  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil D Isaacs
Tolkien and the critics; essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's The lord of the rings by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen critical essays analyze the quality, sources, and influence of Tolkien's trilogy
Understanding The lord of the rings : the best of Tolkien criticism( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: When first published, The Lord of the Rings stood far from the mainstream: no one had seen anything like it for decades. Tolkien's almost stridently antimodern tale needed valiant defenders, vocal admirers who understood its sources and relished its monumental scale. While such champions of modernism as Edmund Wilson mocked Tolkien's archaic structure and language, W.H. Auden -- a great modernist poet in his own right -- rose to his defense with a spirited essay on the true nature of the Hero Quest. Edmund Fuller's essay collected here discusses the nature of the fairy tale, returning to the roots of the term to remove the treacle of Disney and restore the value of realistic enchantment. Tolkien's friend C.S. Lewis takes up the question of why, if you have a serious comment to make about real life, you would drape it in a never-never land of your own. He shrewdly argues that it is because real life does have mythic and heroic qualities -- in abundance. This collection also includes, among others, essays by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Verlyn Flieger, Paul Kocher, Jane Chance, and each of the editors, as well as a brand-new essay by Tom Shippey that shows us how to process all this vast learning, adding to it the many delights of the film versions of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, so we can relish his achievement all the more
Tolkien, new critical perspectives( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the moves : a history of college basketball by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structural principles in Old English poetry by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sports illustrated basketball by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on 4 basic skills, offensive and defensive plays and drills
Fiction into film: A Walk in the spring rain by Rachel Maddux( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consists of 1) a short novel, 'A walk in the spring rain' 2) the screenplay adapted from it and 3) a commentary which discusses in detail the actual making of the film."
Jock culture U.S.A. by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You bet your life : the burdens of gambling by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In You Bet Your Life, Neil Isaacs, himself a lifelong gambler, a licensed therapist specializing in the treatment of pathological gamblers, and a writer and scholar of gambling literature, methodically debunks several prominent gambling myths." "Dozens of examples, from fiction and film as well as case histories, show the different ways in which gambling can be abused and misunderstood. Isaacs argues that pathological gambling is not just a simple impulse control disorder, making this a valuable book for anyone who knows a gambler."--Jacket
Grace Paley : a study of the short fiction by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sporting spirit : athletes in literature and life( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Checking back : a history of the National Hockey League by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vintage NBA basketball : the pioneer era (1946-56) : a mostly oral history by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to the short story by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each short story is accompanied by a critical essay
Eudora Welty by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batboys and the world of baseball by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the spread : how to bet pro football by Gerald Strine( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Burton Raffel's translation of the fourteenth-century English poem in which a mysterious green-skinned knight interrupts Christmas at Camelot and presents a dangerous challenge, to which Sir Gawain steps up
The great Molinas : a novel by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Molinas was always on the take. He breezed through Columbia, starred at basketball, was drafted into the NBA, was kicked out for gambling, became a lawyer, went to jail, and was killed by the Mob
Innocence & wonder : baseball through the eyes of batboys by Neil D Isaacs( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Understanding The lord of the rings : the best of Tolkien criticism
Alternative Names
Isaacs, Neil

Isaacs, Neil D.

Isaacs, Neil D. 1931-

Isaacs, Neil David

Isaacs, Neil David 1931-

Issacs, Neil D.

Languages
English (127)

Chinese (1)

Catalan (1)

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Sports illustrated basketballYou bet your life : the burdens of gamblingVintage NBA basketball : the pioneer era (1946-56) : a mostly oral historyBatboys and the world of baseballSir Gawain and the Green KnightInnocence & wonder : baseball through the eyes of batboys