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Chase, Richard Volney 1914-1962

Overview
Works: 31 works in 197 publications in 5 languages and 12,315 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Folklore  War stories  Psychological fiction  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1449.C85, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Richard Volney Chase
 
Most widely held works by Richard Volney Chase
Melville: a collection of critical essays by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 2,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary critical opinions and commentaries on Herman Melville and his works, with a chronology, notes, and bibliography
The American novel and its tradition by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
57 editions published between 1957 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the earliest days," writes Richard Chase in this classic study, "the American novel, in its most original and characteristic form, has worked out its destiny and defined itself by incorporating an element of romance." In his detailed study of works by Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James, Frank Norris, George Washington Cable, William Dean Howells, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner, Chase identifies and traces this tradition through two centuries of American literature. The best novelists, he argues, have found uses for romance beyond the escapism, fantasy, and sentimentality often associated with it. Through romance, these writers mirror the extremes of American culture -- the Puritan melodrama of good and evil, or the pastoral idyll inspired by the American wilderness. The American "romance-novel," as Chase calls it, also exhibits fundamental differences from English fiction. His readings show how works by American writers depart from the ordinary novelistic requirements of verisimilitude, development, and continuity; their works are freer, more daring than those produced by their English counterparts. In particular, they seek out the underside of consciousness: "The intense desire to drive everything through to the last turn of the screw or twist of the knife," Chase states, "often results in romantic nihilism, a poetry of force and darkness." Such distinctions -- between the "novel" as it is commonly understood and the "romance" as Chase defines it, between the nature of English and American consciousness -- are important keys to understanding American fiction and to gaining a clear picture of both its characteristic greatness and its characteristic shortcomings
Walt Whitman by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
15 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walt Whitman reconsidered by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
13 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emily Dickinson by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
22 editions published between 1951 and 1977 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herman Melville, a critical study by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
9 editions published between 1914 and 1971 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quest for myth by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
13 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The democratic vista : a dialogue on life and letters in contemporary America. by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
7 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane( Book )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During his service in the Civil War a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war
Selected tales and poems by Herman Melville( Book )
12 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lumières et ténèbres ou le roman américain (The American novel and its tradition) by Richard Chase( Book )
6 editions published between 1965 and 1971 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leaves of grass one hundred years after : new essays by William Carlos Williams, Richard Chase, Leslie A. Fiedler, Kenneth Burke, David Daiches, and J. Middleton Murry by Milton Hindus( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a collection of essays by different writers about Whitman's life, work, and literary influence
The complete tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris( Book )
5 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer B'ar, Brer Wolf, and others told by Uncle Remus are gathered together in one volume
The American Novel and its Tradition. (British edition.) by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
3 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, T.S. Eliot by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
2 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The web and the rock by Thomas Wolfe( Book )
2 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Webber, a man raised and schooled in the south, moves to New York City where he aspires to become a successful writer, but his ambition is sidetracked when he becomes tragically obsessed with the beautiful, wealthy, and married socialite Esther Jack
Melville. A collection of critical essays. Edited by R. Chase. [By various authors.] by Richard Volney Chase( Book )
2 editions published in 1962 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The stone and the crucifixion: Faulkner's Light in August by Richard Volney Chase( )
2 editions published between 1951 and 1952 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Specimen days by Walt Whitman( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Whitman covers his life and accomplisments in diary-like entries, starting with his childhood in Long Island, to his time as a New York writer, to his volunteer work as a Washington field nurse during the Civil War, and his nature writings and travel diaries as an older man
Richard Volney Chase papers by Richard Volney Chase( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Letters, manuscripts, notes, proofs, course materials, and printed matter
 
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Alternative Names
Chase Richard
Chase, Richard 1914-1962
Chase, Richard V.
Chase, Richard Volney
Volney Chase Richard
ريتشارد تشيس، 1914-1962
チェース, リチャード
Languages
English (175)
French (6)
Spanish (4)
Japanese (2)
Urdu (1)
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