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Chase, Richard Volney 1914-1962

Overview
Works: 37 works in 298 publications in 6 languages and 12,772 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Jack tales  Historical fiction  Folklore  Psychological fiction  War fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PS1449.C85, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Richard Volney Chase
Melville : a collection of critical essays by Richard Volney Chase( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,696 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 )

53 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 2,536 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 )

36 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Whitman - American Writers 9 was first published in 1961. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions
Walt Whitman reconsidered by Richard Volney Chase( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Dickinson by Richard Volney Chase( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 1977 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville, a critical study by Richard Volney Chase( Book )

20 editions published between 1914 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quest for myth by Richard Volney Chase( Book )

16 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and held by 801 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 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red badge of courage : an episode of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane( Book )

11 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 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 )

14 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 92 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

The complete tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 15 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 web and the rock by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

6 editions published between 1939 and 1964 in English and held by 12 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
Infidelity, a novel by Richard Volney Chase( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 11 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
Walt Whitman by Richard Volney Chase( Book )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American folk tales and songs, and other examples of English-American tradition as preserved in the Appalachian Mountains and elsewhere in the United States by Richard Chase( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1971 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humor, hardships and traditions of the Southern Appalachian Mountains are represented in stories and songs in the American folk tradition
Backpaddlers guide to the North Umpqua river, book two by Ralph Corliss( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The Jack tales by Richard Chase( Book )

2 editions published between 1943 and 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an American version of the story of Jack and the beanstalk, together with 17 other tales about the adventures of Jack, a poor Appalachian farm boy
 
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Chase, Richard 1914-1962

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Chase, Richard Volney

Chase, Richard Volney 1914-1962

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Walt WhitmanEmily DickinsonThe democratic vista : a dialogue on life and letters in contemporary America.The red badge of courage : an episode of the American Civil WarThe complete tales of Uncle RemusThe Jack tales