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Howe, Irving

Works: 402 works in 1,923 publications in 6 languages and 68,347 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  History  Biographies  Short stories  Political fiction  Autobiographies  Satire 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Author of introduction, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Composer, Compiler, Speaker
Classifications: F128.9.J5, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Irving Howe
World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe( Book )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and held by 2,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the Jews of Eastern Europe who emigrated to America during the four decades beginning in the 1880s and the life they made, especially those who settled on the East Side of New York City
William Faulkner : a critical study by Irving Howe( Book )

85 editions published between 1852 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 2,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Wharton, a collection of critical essays by Irving Howe( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of criticisms, Edith Wharton's unique gifts as a story-teller and her superb talents as a craftsman are carefully evaluated
Sherwood Anderson by Irving Howe( Book )

52 editions published between 1951 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy by Irving Howe( Book )

54 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and the novel by Irving Howe( Book )

119 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irving Howe's classic investigation of the role of revolutionary ideas in fiction is here reprinted in a new paperback edition. He establishes the role of the political novel and traces its growth into the twentieth century and explains why American novels failed to integrate ideology
Essential works of socialism by Irving Howe( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Trotsky by Irving Howe( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of Yiddish stories by Irving Howe( Book )

68 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories, proverbs, and folk-tales, traditional and modern
The essence of Judaism by Leo Baeck( Book )

24 editions published between 1936 and 1978 in English and German and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic of Jewish religious thought began as a critical essay vigorously challenging Adolf Harnack's "Essence of Christianity". It grew into a comprehensive examination of Jewish religion and an invaluable key to understanding the background of Christianity and Islam. Jewish tradition permits conflicting schools of thought to exist side by side, as well as a many-sided interplay of ceremonial law, philosophy, theology and mysticism. It has never been greatly concerned with formulating dogmas. It is therefore a major achievement to have succeeded in defining its essential ideas and doctrines. This presentation is based upon Biblical, talmudic and later rabbinical sources. It preserves the variety and fullness of these classical originals; it avoids dogmatism; yet to Judaism, with all its diversity, it has given a definitive formulation. [Back cover]
The best of Sholom Aleichem by Sholem Aleichem( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A superb collectiion of stories that rank with the best not only of folk literature, but of all literature
Orwell's Nineteen eighty-four : text, sources, criticism by George Orwell( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell's prescience of modern life--the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language--and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written.
1984 revisited : totalitarianism in our century by Irving Howe( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays analyze the concept of totalitarianism in George Orwell's novel, 1984, and examine the political issues raised by the book
Classics of modern fiction; eight short novels by Irving Howe( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa, a seemingly typical man who works as a traveling salesman, wakes up one morning to discover he has been transformed into a gigantic insect. Frustrated and depressed about his physical alteration and his family's rejection, Samsa's plight is filled with underlying meaning. This important literary work, written against the backdrop of increasing turmoil in central Europe, remains not just an extraordinary tale of imagination, but also a disturbing allegory
How we lived : a documentary history of immigrant Jews in America, 1880-1930 by Irving Howe( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vibrant collection of photographs, drawings, illustrations and texts depicting the experience of immigrant Jews in America from 1880 to 1930. Includes photography by such masters as Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine
The Bostonians : a novel by Henry James( Book )

7 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes directly to the heart of sexual politics
Short shorts : an anthology of the shortest stories( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirty-eight short stories-many of them by world-famous authors
Socialism and America by Irving Howe( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American newness : culture and politics in the age of Emerson by Irving Howe( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To confront American culture is to feel oneself encircled by a thin but strong presence. I call it Emersonian, an imprecise term but one that directs us to a dominant spirit in the national experience." Thus Irving Howe, America's distinguished social critic and a longtime reader of the Sage of Concord, begins this illuminating discussion of Emerson and his disciples and doubters. What is the Emersonian spirit? What inspired it, what propelled it? And what does it mean to us today? History gave Emerson his opportunity and then took it away. Coming to manhood during the 1830s and 1840s, the time of "the newness" when Americans beheld the world with unbounded expectations, Emerson became the spokesman for the self-reliant new man he believed had arisen, ready to thrust aside mossy traditions and launch a new revolution of freewheeling thought. But the rapid pace of the American experience overtook the Emersonian vision; in the 1850s, the rising problems of slavery, a boom-and-bust economy, the vulgarity of mass culture overwhelmed the idealist. His satellite spirits wavered and shrouded the Emersonian optimism: Hawthorne, with his stories of moral breakdown; Thoreau, rooted in nature yet inclined to the cranky and fanatical; Melville, his fathomless blackness waiting beneath archetypal fables of innocence and evil also Walt Whitman, Orestes Brownson, Twain--all were influenced by, yet reacted against, the Emersonian "newness." Howe identifies three kinds of response: the literature of work (Melville and Mark Twain), the literature of Edenic fraternity (James Fenimore Cooper, Whitman, Twain again), and the literature of loss (all the post-Civil War writers). He lays before us the intellectual and personal tragedy of the first great American man of letters, yet also shows that Emerson's belief in the untapped power of free men pervades not only the lives and works of his contemporaries but is also a permanent part of the American psyche
The seventies: problems and proposals by Irving Howe( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
World of Our Fathers
William Faulkner : a critical studyPolitics and the novelA treasury of Yiddish storiesOrwell's Nineteen eighty-four : text, sources, criticismClassics of modern fiction; eight short novelsShort shorts : an anthology of the shortest storiesSocialism and America
Alternative Names
H. I. 1920-1993

Hau, Irving

Horenstein Irving

Horenstein, Irving, 1920-1993

Howe, I. 1920-1993

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Irving Howe Amerikaans historicus (1920-1993)

Irving Howe critico letterario e accademico statunitense

Irving Howe historiador estadounidense

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האו, אירווינג

האו, אירוינג 1920-1993

إرفنج هاو، 1920-1993

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하우, 어빙 1920-1993

하워, I. 1920-1993

하워, 이어빙 1920-1993

호어, I. 1920-1993

호어, 어빙 1920-1993

호우, I. 1920-1993

호우, 어빙 1920-1993


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