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Pizer, Donald

Works: 116 works in 590 publications in 2 languages and 33,930 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: PS1449.C85, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Donald Pizer
Realism and naturalism in nineteenth-century American literature by Donald Pizer( )
35 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 3,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents of American realism and naturalism by Donald Pizer( )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donald Pizer presents the major critical discussions of American realism and naturalism from the beginnings of the movement in the 1870s to the present. He includes the most often cited discussions ranging from William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Frank Norris in the late nineteenth century to those by V.L. Parrington. Malcolm Cowley, and Lionel Trilling in the early twentieth century. To provide the full context for the effort to interpret the nature and significance of realism and naturalism during the periods when the movements were live issues on the critical scene, however, he also includes many uncollected essays. His selections since World War II reflect the major recent tendencies in academic criticism of the movements
Novels and essays by Frank Norris( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his brief career -- he died at 32 -- Frank Norris introduced fresh and sometimes shocking elements into American fiction. Inspired by the naturalistic "new novel" developed in France by Zola and Flaubert, he adapted it to American settings, adding his own taste for exciting action and a fascination with the emerging sciences of economics and psychology. Vandover and the brute, set in a vividly described San Francisco, captures with harsh realism the dissipation and decline of a fashionable playboy into virtual bestiality. McTeague (source for Erich von Stroheim's classic film Greed) was a radical departure for its time in its frank treatment of sex, domestic violence and pathological obsession, revealing the dark underside of San Francisco's new middle class. The octopus depicts the epic struggle of strong, ruthless California ranchers with the railroad monopoly and its political machine. Twenty-two essays address theories of literature, the state of American fiction, and the social responsibilities of the artist. The New York Times said, "An opportunity to read, or re-read, in an authentic new edition, the work of one of the trailblazers in American literature
Twentieth-century American literary naturalism : an interpretation by Donald Pizer( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pizer explores six novels to define naturalism and explain its tenacious hold throughout the twentieth century on the American creative imagination
The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crane's classic novel of Henry Fleming's coming of age in the midst of battle is accompanied by interpretive commentaries
The theory and practice of American literary naturalism selected essays and reviews by Donald Pizer( )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The novels of Theodore Dreiser : a critical study by Donald Pizer( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American naturalism and the Jews Garland, Norris, Dreiser, Wharton, and Cather by Donald Pizer( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"American Naturalism and the Jews examines the unabashed anti-Semitism of five notable American naturalist novelists otherwise known for their progressive social values. Hamlin Garland, Frank Norris, and Theodore Dreiser all pushed for social improvements for the poor and oppressed, while Edith Wharton and Willa Cather both advanced the public status of women. But they also expressed strong prejudices against the Jewish race and faith throughout their writings, producing a contradiction in American literacy history that has stymied scholars and, until now, gone largely unexamined. In this study, Donald Pizer confronts this disconcerting strain of anti-Semitism pervading American letters and culture, illustrating how easily prejudice can coexist with even the most progressive ideals."--BOOK JACKET
American realists and naturalists ( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains biographical sketches of American writers associated with the literary movements known as realism and naturalism between the close of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I
McTeague a story of San Francisco by Frank Norris( Book )
22 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains the text of the first edition of McTeague and background and sources and criticism of the book
The Cambridge companion to American realism and naturalism by Donald Pizer( Book )
46 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Companion examines a number of issues related to the terms realism and naturalism, which have long served to designate major late nineteenth-century American fiction
The novels of Frank Norris by Donald Pizer( Book )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this volume Donal Pizer undertakes to interpret fully, for the first time, the nature and quality of each of Frank Norris' novels."--Inside jacket
New essays on Sister Carrie by Donald Pizer( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays on "Sister Carrie", each of which examines an area of interest in the novel. Topics include the impact of Dreiser's life on the creation of Carrie and Hurstwood, the relationship of Carrie and the theatre, and Dreiser's naturalism and his narrative technique
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser( Book )
41 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and then to New York. She starts out poor and living with her sister but eventually becomes a successful Broadway star
Themes and directions in American literature; essays in honor of Leon Howard by Ray B Browne( Book )
8 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Theodore Dreiser by Donald Pizer( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literary criticism of Frank Norris by Frank Norris( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All of Norris' significant critical writings, including his articles for the "San Francisco Wave", 1896-1897 and selections from a "Chicago American" column
Dos Passos' U.S.A. : a critical study by Donald Pizer( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this new study Donald Pizer analyzes the genesis and the nature of this twentieth-century American masterpiece. He first provides an introduction to Dos Passos' critical view of American life and his experimental fictional techniques by selecting three works from the great body of Dos Passos' writing before U.S.A. The remainder of the book is devoted to U.S.A. - from Dos Passos' planning and composition of the trilogy and his concept of it as a whole to the function of its four modes and the nature of the modal interrelatedness that constitutes the completed work of fiction. This study as a whole demonstrates the complexity and richness of U.S.A. as a modernistic epic American novel. --from inside cover
American expatriate writing and the Paris moment : modernism and place by Donald Pizer( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Montparnasse and its cafe life, the shabby working-class area of the place de la Contrescarpe and the Pantheon, the small restaurants and cafes along the Seine, and the Right Bank world of the well-to-do ... for American writers self-exiled to Paris during the 1920s and 1930s, the French capital represented what their homeland could not a milieu that through the freedom of thought and action it permitted and the richness of life it offered, nurtured the full expression of the creative imagination. How these expatriates interpreted and gave modernist shape to the myth of "the Paris moment" in their writing is the altogether fresh focus of Donald Pizer's study of seven of their major works
Hamlin Garland's early work and career by Donald Pizer( Book )
19 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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