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Chase, Richard Volney 1914-1962

Overview
Works: 39 works in 217 publications in 5 languages and 12,616 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Study guides  Folklore  History  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3231, B
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Most widely held works by Richard Volney Chase
Melville: a collection of critical essays by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
3 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 2,642 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 )
31 editions published between 1957 and 1993 in English and held by 2,514 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, a life by Justin Kaplan ( Book )
32 editions published between 1955 and 1971 in 4 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Walt Whitman providing insight into his childhood, relationships, career, and major written works. Focuses on the ways in which Whitman expressed his philosophies and ideologies in his everyday life and poetry. Includes several photographs taken from throughout Whitman's life
Walt Whitman reconsidered by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
18 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emily Dickinson by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
33 editions published between 1951 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quest for myth by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
18 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herman Melville, a critical study by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
5 editions published between 1914 and 1970 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The democratic vista : a dialogue on life and letters in contemporary America. by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
12 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The red badge of courage and other writings by Stephen Crane ( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herman Melville; a critical study by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
4 editions published between 1949 and 1971 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected tales and poems by Herman Melville ( Book )
10 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melville : a collection of critical essays by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
4 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lumières et ténèbres ou le roman américain (The American novel and its tradition) by Richard Chase ( Book )
12 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The honeymoon and A religious man by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 23 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
Infidelity, a novel by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris ( Book )
2 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 4 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
Amerika shōsetsu to sono dentō by Richard Volney Chase ( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, T.S. Eliot by Richard Chase ( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The stone and the crucifixion: Faulkner's Light in August by Richard Volney Chase ( )
3 editions published between 1948 and 1952 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chase, Richard.
Chase, Richard, 1914-1962
Chase, Richard V.
Chase, Richard Volney
Volney Chase, Richard.
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Languages
English (180)
French (6)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (2)
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