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Benson, Jackson J.

Overview
Works: 52 works in 251 publications in 2 languages and 17,111 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jackson J Benson
The short stories of Ernest Hemingway : critical essays by Jackson J Benson( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true adventures of John Steinbeck, writer : a biography by Jackson J Benson( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the dimensions of the man and the events of his life as he pursued his artistic vocation
America and Americans, and selected nonfiction by John Steinbeck( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is no writer more quintessentially American than John Steinbeck. More than three decades after his death, he remains one of America's most beloved authors. Yet his nonfiction - the writings in which he spoke directly about his world - have long been overlooked. Now, in celebration of the centennial of his birth, this original collection brings together for the first time more than fifty of Steinbeck's finest essays and journalistic pieces, from his 1936 series of newspaper articles."--Jacket
Hemingway; the writer's art of self-defense by Jackson J Benson( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a close critical analysis of five of Ernest Hemingway's novels and a number of his most important short stories, Professor Benson provides a fascinating new view of his work. The novels discussed are The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Across the River and into the Trees, and the Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway's art of self-defense, which Professor Benson refers to in his subtitle, was, as he demonstrates in his perceptive criticism, the writer's use of style and technique to attack the sentimentalities which were Hemingway's own weakness. Emotion was central to the task which Hemingway defined for himself, Professor Benson explains, and a critical appraisal of his work must, therefore, focus particularly on the ways in which he dealt with and expressed emotion
Hemingway in our time by Richard Astro( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fiction of Bernard Malamud by Bernard Malamud( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace Stegner : his life and work by Jackson J Benson( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But Benson's book is as much a consideration of Stegner's own literary legacy as it is a blow-by-blow retelling of his life. Providing a critical reassessment of the entire body of Stegner's work, Benson argues convincingly for his subject's place in the literary canon - and not merely as a "regional" Western writer, but quite simply as one of the great writers of twentieth-century American letters, whose books can stand comfortably on the shelf beside the work of Hemingway, Faulkner, and Steinbeck
The Short novels of John Steinbeck : critical essays with a checklist to Steinbeck criticism( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New critical approaches to the short stories of Ernest Hemingway( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This companion volume reflects current scholarship and draws together essays that were published during the past decade or written for this collection."--Back cover
Wallace Stegner : a study of the short fiction by Jackson J Benson( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an in-depth critical introduction to the short stories of Wallace Stegner. Includes a detailed analyses of every significant story, biographical information, a chronology of the artist's life and works, and a representative selection of critical responses
Under the big sky : a biography of A.B. Guthrie Jr. by Jackson J Benson( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author of The Way West and the screenplay for the classic Shane, among many other timeless stories, icon of Western literature A.B. "Bud" Guthrie Jr. brought a blazing realism to the story of the West. That realism came out of the depth of Guthrie's historical research and an acuity that had seldom been seen in the work of Western novelists. The small Montana town that figures in several of Guthrie's books is clearly patterned after the town where he grew up, Choteau, on the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains. Biographer Benson illuminates Guthrie's upbringing and education, the influence of his intellectually inclined father, his work as a newspaperman in Kentucky, and his time at Harvard University. Animated by the observations of friends, family, and fellow authors, this intimate account offers rare insight into the life and work of a remarkable writer and into the making of the literary West.--From publisher description
Down by the lemonade springs : essays on Wallace Stegner by Jackson J Benson( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck, writer : a biography by Jackson J Benson( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ox-Bow man : a biography of Walter Van Tilburg Clark by Jackson J Benson( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on widely scattered sources - personal papers and correspondence; Clark's unpublished stories and poems; and interviews with family members, friends, and others - Benson focuses on Clark's intellectual and literary life as a writer, teacher, and westerner, balancing his account of the experiences, people, and settings of Clark's life with an examination of Clark's complex psyche and the crippling perfectionism that virtually ended his career. He also offers an assessment of Clark's place in Western writing."--Jacket
Of men and their making : the selected non-fiction of John Steinbeck by John Steinbeck( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steinbeck an American writer by Morgan. Smith, Harry. Graves, Peter. Perkins, Jack, 1933- Arts and Entertainment Network. New Video Group Neville( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His concern for the underdog made him a hero to the masses and an enemy of the establishment. He is one of the most celebrated writers in history. He illuminated the plight of America's forgotten citizens, and in so doing, became one of the most recognizable and important voices in literature. His activism and outspoken opinions made him persona non grata in his own home state by the end of his life. His novel, "The Grapes of Wrath" is one of the most banned books in history. It is also one of the most important
Steinbeck's Cannery Row : a reconsideration by Jackson J Benson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mei guo yu mei guo ren by John Steinbeck( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding John Steinbeck's The Grapes of wrath( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steinbeck, America's great novelist of the downtrodden victims of the Depression era, is most remembered for his proletarian epic, The Grapes of Wrath. Benson clarifies the ideological backgrounds, composition, and literary merits of Steinbeck's masterpiece, demonstrating its still-powerful union of political subject matter and artistic achievement
Catching the light : remembering Wallace Stegner( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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America and Americans, and selected nonfiction
Alternative Names
Benson, Jackson 1930-

Benson, Jackson Jerald.

Languages
English (197)

Chinese (3)

Covers
America and Americans, and selected nonfictionWallace Stegner : his life and workThe Short novels of John Steinbeck : critical essays with a checklist to Steinbeck criticismNew critical approaches to the short stories of Ernest HemingwayWallace Stegner : a study of the short fictionUnder the big sky : a biography of A.B. Guthrie Jr.Down by the lemonade springs : essays on Wallace StegnerJohn Steinbeck, writer : a biography