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Novak, Maximillian E.

Works: 119 works in 457 publications in 2 languages and 16,124 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Festschriften  Drama  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Literary criticism 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PR3407, 823.5
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Most widely held works about Maximillian E Novak
Most widely held works by Maximillian E Novak
Enchanted ground : reimagining John Dryden by Jayne Elizabeth Lewis( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the time of his death in 1700, John Dryden was acknowledged as England's greatest writer, his reputation rivalling even that of Shakespeare." "In Enchanted Ground, Jayne Lewis and Maximillian E. Novak have brought together many of the world's experts on Dryden, and their essays reflect a range of new, distinctly twenty-first-century views of him. The book is divided into two sections. The first explores Dryden's role as a public poet who presented himself as the voice of the restored Stuart court. The second part considers Dryden's relationship to the theatrical arts and music and his connection to the literary past."--Jacket
The age of projects( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Projecting Age' was a term the English novelist Daniel Defoe used to describe the end of the seventeenth century. This term could just as easily be used, however, to describe the period known as the 'Long Eighteenth Century' (1660-1789). The Age of Projects uses the notion of the project as a key to understanding the massive social, cultural, political, literary, and scientific transitions that occurred in Europe during this time." "The essays in this collection examine an array of projects - fraudulent, grandiose, altruistic, and idealistic - that reveal the period's preoccupation with retrieving the past, improving the present, and envisioning the future. Examining such varied topics as Sir Francis Bacon's quest for human longevity, Jonathan Swift's satire on the possibility of a computer, and Gottfried Leibniz's effort to build one, this volume provides unique insight into the often exuberant, sometimes conflicting, ambitions and aspirations characteristic of the era."--Jacket
Plays : All for love. Oedipus. Troilus and Cressida by John Dryden( )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume XIII contains three of Dryden's Plays, along with accompanying scholarly appartus: All for Love, Oedipus, and Troilus and Cressida
Defoe's footprints : essays in honour of Maximillian E. Novak by Robert M Maniquis( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors locate Defoe in new ways within the complex symbolism and discourse of a turbulent world of burgeoning capitalism, Protestantism, imperialism, and economic speculation. With attention to Defoe's neglected writings as well as to his important works, this volume uncovers his distance from and influence on modern literature, paying tribute to Maximillian E. Novak by presenting new ideas about, and new readings of, Daniel Defoe."--BOOK JACKET
Defoe and the nature of man by Maximillian E Novak( Book )

36 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in English and German and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigation of the moral and philosophical basis of Defoe's fiction
Daniel Defoe : master of fictions : his life and ideas by Maximillian E Novak( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions is the first biography to view Defoe's complex life through the angle of vision that is most important to us as modern readers - his career as a writer. From his earliest collection of brief stories, which he presented to his future wife under the sobriquet Bellmour, to his Compleat English Gentleman, left unpublished at his death, Defoe was pre-eminently a creator of fictions. This life gives us, for the first time, a full understanding of the thought and personal experience that went into such great works as Crusoe, Moll Flanders, and Roxana."--Jacket
The wild man within : an image in Western thought from the Renaissance to romanticism by Edward J Dudley( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Congreve by Maximillian E Novak( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realism, myth, and history in Defoe's fiction by Maximillian E Novak( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth-century English literature by Maximillian E Novak( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study isolates the literary ideals of the eighteenth century, from the development of political satire to the emergence of the gothic novel, noting the rise of the novel as a literary genre and the comparative decline of the genres of the epic and tragedy. The writers are placed in their political, social and cultural context, and a bibliography and chronological table are provided to enable the student to gain a wider view of the subject
English literature in the age of disguise( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oroonoko by Thomas Southerne( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics and the fiction of Daniel DeFoe by Maximillian E Novak( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of irony; papers on Defoe and Swift read at a Clark Library seminar, April 2, 1966 by Maximillian E Novak( Book )

11 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congreve consider'd; papers read at a Clark Library seminar, December 5, 1970 by Aubrey L Williams( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaches to teaching Defoe's Robinson Crusoe( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long a centerpiece of eighteenth-century literary studies and a significant influence on the fiction of its day, Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe remains a standard text for teaching the period and continues to inspire popular adaptations and imitations, from children’s books to adventure films to reality TV. In teaching the work, instructors are challenged to separate the popular images of Crusoe from the text and its two sequels, creating distance from the myth without losing sight of why it is so powerful. Students need guidance in recognizing the way the novel blends genres—romance, travel tale, spiritual biography, diary, economic and political allegory—and in judging the character of Crusoe, a topic that has elicited much scholarly debate. The essays in this volume offer classroom tested strategies that address these and many other concerns."--Publisher's description
Passionate encounters in a time of sensibility( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merry-thought, or, The glass-window and boghouse miscellany by Hurlothrumbo( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations, ideology, and the real in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and other narratives : finding the thing itself by Maximillian E Novak( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defoe as an innovator of fictional form -- Picturing the thing itself, or not: Defoe, painting, prose fiction, and the arts of describing -- The unmentionable and the ineffable in Defoe's fiction -- Novel or fictional memoir: the scandalous publication of Robinson Crusoe -- Meatless fridays: cannibalism as theme and metaphor in Robinson Crusoe -- Edenic desires: Robinson Crusoe, the Robinsonade, and utopian forms -- Strangely surpriz'd by Robinson Crusoe: a response to David Fishelov's "Robinson Crusoe, 'the other, ' and the poetics of surprise"--"Looking with wonder upon the sea" : Defoe's maritime fictions, Robinson Crusoe, and "the curious age we live in"--The cave and the grotto: imagined interiors and realist form in Robinson Crusoe -- "The sume of humane misery?": ambiguities of exile in Defoe's fiction -- Ideological tendencies in three crusoe narratives by British novelists during the period following the French Revolution: Charles Dibdin's Hannah Hewit, the demale Crusoe, Maria Edgeworth's Forester, and Frances Burney's The wanderer
The Empress of Morocco and its critics; Settle, Dryden, Shadwell, Crowne, Duffet( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plays : All for love. Oedipus. Troilus and Cressida
The age of projectsPlays : All for love. Oedipus. Troilus and CressidaDefoe's footprints : essays in honour of Maximillian E. NovakDaniel Defoe : master of fictions : his life and ideasOroonokoApproaches to teaching Defoe's Robinson CrusoePassionate encounters in a time of sensibility
Alternative Names
Novak, Maximillian E

Novak, Maximillian E. 1930-

Novak, Maximillian Erwin

Novak, Maximillian Erwin 1930-

English (264)

German (1)