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Loving, Jerome 1941-

Works: 43 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 14,213 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biographies  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Didactic fiction  Autobiographies  Western fiction  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3201, 811.3
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Most widely held works about Jerome Loving
Most widely held works by Jerome Loving
The last titan : a life of Theodore Dreiser by Jerome Loving( )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This critical biography, the first on Theodore Dreiser in more than half a century, is the only study to fully weave Dreiser's literary achievement into the context of his life. Jerome Loving gives us a Dreiser for a new generation in an evocation of a writer who boldly swept away Victorian timidity to open the twentieth century in American literature." "Dreiser was a controversial figure in his time, not only because of his literary efforts, which included publication of the brutal and heartbreaking An American Tragedy in 1925, but also because of his personal life, which featured numerous sexual liaisons, included membership in the communist party, merited a 180-page FBI file, and ended in Hollywood. The Last Titan paints a full portrait of the mature Dreiser between the two world wars - through the roaring twenties, the stock market crash, and the Depression - and describes his contact with important figures, from Emma Goldman and H.L. Mencken to two presidents Roosevelt. Tracing Dreiser's literary roots to Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau, and especially Whitman, Loving adds a dimension to the writer's thought that has not been fully explored, and reshapes our understanding of his tremendous contribution to American literature in what will surely become the standard biography of one of America's best novelists."--Jacket
Mark Twain : the adventures of Samuel L. Clemens by Jerome Loving( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain, who was often photographed with a cigar, once remarked that he came into the world looking for a light. In this new biography, published on the centennial of the writer's death, Jerome Loving focuses on Mark Twain, humorist and quipster, and sheds new light on the wit, pathos, and tragedy of the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn . In brisk and compelling fashion, Loving follows Twain from Hannibal to Hawaii to the Holy Land, showing how the southerner transformed himself into a westerner and finally a New Englander. This re-examination of Twain's life is informed by newly discovered archival materials that provide the most complex view of the man and writer to date
Lost in the customhouse : authorship in the American renaissance by Jerome Loving( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spirited challenge to dominant American literary criticism, Jerome Loving extends the traditional period of American literary rebirth to the end of the nineteenth century and argues for the intrinsic value of literature in the face of new historicist and deconstructionist readings. Bucking the trend for prophetic and revisionist interpretations, Loving discusses the major work of the last century's canonized writers as restorative adventures with the self and society. From Washington Irving to Theodore Dreiser, Loving finds the American literary tradition filled with narrators who keep waking up to the central scene of the author's real or imagined life. They travel through a customhouse of the imagination in which the Old World experience of the present is taxed by the New World of the utopian past, where life is always cyclical instead of linear and ameliorative. Loving argues that the central literary experience in nineteenth-century America is the puritanical desire for the time before the loss of innocence - that endless chance of coming into experience anew. Lost in the Customhouse begins with a discussion of Irving, Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Thoreau, and Emerson and finds these seminal Renaissance writers waking up primarily to psychological facts which blossomed into the fiction of a self begotten out of the nothingness of experience. In part 2, Loving shifts his attention to the urbanization of the American imagination and discusses Whitman, Twain, Dickinson, James, Chopin, and Dreiser. Here the dream-driven impulse is more clearly influenced by social history: abolition, women's suffrage, industrialization, and the growth of professionalism. Loving focuses upon the role of the woman who finds herself on the same frontier as her male precursors - "with nothing but a carpetbag - that is to say, the [American] ego." Throughout the study, Loving challenges the notion that American literature is preponderately "cultural work." In the epilogue, he packs up his own carpetbag and passes through the European customhouse to find that American writers are more readily perceived as literary geniuses outside of their culture than within it
Walt Whitman : the song of himself by Jerome Loving( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Walt Whitman, the 19th century writer hailed as the father of American poetry. It traces his life as a printer and journalist, before his self-published collection, Leaves of Grass, brought him fame. He was a great promoter, going so far as to write his own book reviews for newspapers. As a poet, he rejected regular meter and rhyme in favor of free verse and blazed the trail as a writer of erotica
Confederate bushwhacker : Mark Twain in the shadow of the Civil War by Jerome Loving( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Confederate Bushwhacker is a microbiography set in the most important and pivotal year in the life of its subject. In 1885, Mark Twain was at the peak of his career as an author and a businessman, as his own publishing firm brought out not only the U.S. edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn but also the triumphantly successful Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. Twenty years after the end of the Civil War, Twain finally tells the story of his past as a deserter from the losing side, while simultaneously befriending and publishing the general from the winning side. Coincidentally, the year also marks the beginning of Twain's descent into misfortune, his transformation from a humorist into a pessimist and determinist. Interwoven throughout this portrait are the headlines and crises of 1885--black lynchings, Indian uprisings, anti-Chinese violence, labor unrest, and the death of Grant. The year was at once Twain's annus mirabilis and the year of his undoing. The meticulous treatment of this single year by the esteemed biographer Jerome Loving enables him to look backward and forward to capture both Twain and the country at large in a time of crisis and transformation."--Jacket
Emily Dickinson : the poet on the second story by Jerome Loving( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson, Whitman, and the American muse by Jerome Loving( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the parallels between the careers of Emerson and Whitman, Loving discusses Emerson's influence on Whitman. He discusses Emerson's apprenticeship as a writer by examining his career as a Unitarian minister, treats Whitman's work as a journalist as it relates to his becoming a poet and compares the spontaneous and self-reliant Emersonian persona of the works of the late 1830s to the poetic voice in the first three editions of Leaves of Grass (1855-60). The author traces what he sees as a similar pattern of decline in the two writers. He sees Emerson moderating the radical self-reliance of the late 1830s and Whitman unconsciously modulating his poetic voice so that he seems to become Emerson's disciple. Includes a stimulating discussion of Emerson's supposed "silence" after the publication of his letter in the 1856 Leaves along with fresh and useful insights into the complex relationship between the works of these two writers. ISBN 0-8078-1523-3 : $22.00
Walt Whitman's champion : William Douglas O'Connor by Jerome Loving( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Leaves of Grass", Whitman abandoned the rules of traditional poetry - breaking the standard metred line, discarding the obligatory rhyming scheme, and using the vernacular. This is an up-to-date edition for student use, with full critical apparatus
Jack and Norman : a state-raised convict and the legacy of Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song by Jerome Loving( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner's Song, his novel about condemned killer Gary Gilmore, when he struck up a correspondence with Jack Henry Abbott, Federal Prisoner 87098-132. Over time, Abbott convinced the famous author that he was a talented writer who deserved another chance at freedom. With letters of support from Mailer and other literary elites of the day, Abbott was released on parole in 1981. With Mailer's help, Abbott quickly became the literary "it boy" of New York City. But in a shocking turn of events, the day before a rave review of Abbott's book, In the Belly of the Beast, appeared in The New York Times, Abbott murdered a New York City waiter and fled to Mexico. Eerily, like Gary Gilmore in Mailer's true-life novel, Abbott killed within six weeks of his release from prison. Now distinguished professor Jerome Loving explores the history of two of the most infamous books of the past 50 years ..."--
Spoon River anthology by Edgar Lee Masters( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most striking and original achievements in American poetry is now available in a remarkable edition that comprehends the poet and his book in an entirely new way. This edition of Spoon River Anthology probes the social background of the smalltown world that Edgar Lee Masters loved and hated--and finally transmuted into powerful literary art. Extensive annotations identify the people whose lives inspired the 243 poetic accounts of frustration, violence, struggle, and triumph that once shocked American readers. The most extraordinary feature of this edition is the extensive introduction that provides the key to this misunderstood American classic. The book's relationship to Whitman is clearly established, and the important influences of Browning, Goethe, Spinoza, and others are revealed for the first time. John Hallwas's approach combines cultural, biographical, philosophical, psychoanalytic, mythic, and symbolic insights--and concludes with a stunning reassessment of "Our New Poet." The annotated Spoon River Anthology supersedes 75 years of largely misdirected critical commentary. It will send a new generation of readers back to this surprisingly complex book that probes so deeply into the American consciousness--and will send Masters back into our national anthologies
McTeague : a story of San Francisco : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Frank Norris( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by an actual crime that was sensationalized in the San Francisco papers, this novel tells the story of charlatan dentist McTeague and his wife Trina, and their spiralling descent into moral corruption. Norris is often considered to be the "American Zola," and this passionate tale of greed, degeneration, and death is one of the most purely naturalistic American novels of the nineteenth century. It is also one of the first major works of literature set in California, and it provided the story for Erich von Stroheim's classic of the silent screen, Greed. - Publisher
Three poems by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War letters of George Washington Whitman by George Washington Whitman( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves of grass = Grasbladen by Walt Whitman( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tekst van de bundel van de Amerikaanse dichter (1819-1892) met vertaling door 20 hedendaagse Nederlandse dichters
Civil War letters by George Washington Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Emerson-Whitman connection by Jerome Loving( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's uses of setting : a study of three novels by Glen Stuart Bollman( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many studies comment, usually favorably, on Thomas Hardy's settings. Few studies, however, trace a single aspect of setting through an entire work to demonstrate the extent to which setting reveals meaning. This study examines one aspect of setting in each of three novels. "Far from the Madding Crowd" is a Bildunqsroman detailing the maturing of Bathsheba Everdene. Hardy reveals her qualities through various strategies of settings, including imagery associating her with goddesses; descriptions of her physical qualities; the people, animals, and objects in her environment; repetitive and contrasting settings. The evidence from setting stresses her femininity and her pastoral values as she progresses from a self-centered to an outward-looking woman. In "The Mayor of Casterbridge" the settings at Weydon-Priors are a matrix for the themes and action of the entire novel. Characters enter and exit the Casterbridge stage through Weydon-Priors, and the details of setting, especially the fair, parallel the rise, decline, and fall of Michael Henchard. In the first description the fair is large and thriving, and Henchard is young with his time of power and wealth immediately ahead of him. The second description shows his past in the form of his wife, whom he sold to a sailor at Weydon-Priors, and her daughter pursuing him. The final description provides an austere background for his achieving the self-knowledge indispensable to the hero. Throughout, the Weydon-Priors settings preview and comment on the action at Casterbridge. Hardy gives considerable attention to the condition of "Christianity in Tess of the d'Urbervilles". Details of setting, including the clergymen and objects associated with them, the churches, and the congregations, suggest the effeteness of the Christian establishment. Mercy Chant, whose arms are always filled with Bibles but whose heart is empty of Christian virtues, epitomizes Hardy's Christian
An American tragedy by Tobias Picker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Tobias Picker discusses the work with ... Paul Gruber. ... and, with his librettist Gene Scheer, talks about the process by which they transformed [Dreiser's book] into a work for the stage. Also heard ... are Francesca Zambella, the director of The Met's production of An American Tragedy, and Jerome Loving, an authority on Dreiser ... And Met broadcast host Margaret Juntwait reads a synopsis of the opera, with musical illustrations prepared and narrated by the composer himself."--Back jewel case insert
Mc Teague : a story of San Francisco : an authoritative text backgrounds and sources criticism by Frank Norris( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Walt Whitman : the song of himself
Mark Twain : the adventures of Samuel L. ClemensLost in the customhouse : authorship in the American renaissanceWalt Whitman : the song of himselfEmily Dickinson : the poet on the second storyLeaves of grassSpoon River anthologyMcTeague : a story of San Francisco : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismLeaves of grass = GrasbladenMc Teague : a story of San Francisco : an authoritative text backgrounds and sources criticism
Alternative Names
Jerome Loving Jerome MacNeill Loving

Loving, Jerome

Loving, Jerome M. 1941-

Loving, Jerome MacNeill

Loving, Jerome MacNeill 1941-

MacNeill Loving, Jerome 1941-

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Spanish (8)