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Roston, Murray

Overview
Works: 44 works in 240 publications in 3 languages and 10,016 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Biography  Personal narratives‡vIsraeli  Bibliography  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR2248, 821.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Murray Roston
The soul of wit : a study of John Donne by Murray Roston( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton and the baroque by Murray Roston( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteenth-century English literature by Murray Roston( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major trends in modern Hebrew fiction by Isaiah Rabinovich( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophet and poet; the Bible and the growth of romanticism by Murray Roston( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance perspectives in literature and the visual arts by Murray Roston( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roston demonstrates that what emerges is not a fixed or monolithic pattern for each generation but a dynamic series of responses to shared challenges. The book relates leading English writers and literary modes to contemporary developments in architecture, painting, and sculpture, exploring by a close reading of the texts and the artistic works the insights such comparison offers.Originally published in 1990.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Victorian contexts : literature and the visual arts by Murray Roston( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What, if any, is the relationship between Charles Dickens and the decorative arts? Between Henry James and Art Nouveau? Between the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and the paintings of the Impressionists? Recent trends in scholarship have begun to reassess the assumption that the arts of painting and literature are too fundamentally disparate to permit a fruitful comparison between the two. In Victorian Contexts, Murray Roston puts that assumption to rest with imaginative and refreshing essays on the similarities and shared themes of the literature, painting, architecture, and crafts of the nineteenth century. Explaining the value of such an intertextual approach, he argues that in every generation there is a central complex of inherited assumptions and urgent contemporary concerns to which each creative artist responds in his or her individual way. Eminently readable, Victorian Contexts is accessible to general readers as well as scholars of literature, the visual arts, and nineteenth-century culture"--Publisher description
The comic mode in English literature : from the Middle Ages to today by Murray Roston( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales to Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary, this is a comprehensive guide to comedy in the English literary canon. Beginning with a critical exploration of historical and philosophical theories of humour, the book then supplies close-readings of a wide range of major texts, authors and genres from the Medieval period to the present. The Comic Mode in English Literature examines such texts as: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pope's The Rape of the Lock, Austen's Emma Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Amis's Lucky Jim. Covering poetry, prose and drama, this comprehensive guide will be essential reading for students of comic writing, literary history and genre
Tradition and subversion in Renaissance literature : studies in Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson, and Donne by Murray Roston( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roston offers detailed and essentially new analyses of works by Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Donne, arguing that the seemingly contradictory presence of traditional and subversive elements in their major works actually creates the source of much of their literary achievement"--Provided by publisher
Modernist patterns in literature and the visual arts by Murray Roston( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Modernist Patterns, Murray Roston explores the relationships between modernist artists and writers and their responses to the immediate challenges of their time - the implications of Freudian psychology, molecular theory, relativist theory, and the general weakening of religious faith." "By placing the literary works of such writers as T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway within the context of the changes that occurred in the visual arts, Modernist Patterns expands our understanding of literature and identifies the cultural shifts that generated stylistic innovations within the visual arts."--Jacket
Graham Greene's narrative strategies : a study of the major novels by Murray Roston( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most critical studies have seen Greene's fiction as projections of his own experiences and as reflections of his changing religious beliefs. Roston rejects that approach on two grounds - that Greene deliberately misled his biographers and interviewers concerning both his life and his faith, and that incidents from an author's life inevitably become distorted in the process of being fictionalised. Instead, this study focuses upon the texts themselves, highlighting the innovative strategies that Greene developed to cope with a twofold problem, the mid-century invalidation of the traditional hero and the potential hostility of readers to his advocacy of Catholicism. The result is an essentially new reading of the major novels."--Jacket
The search for selfhood in modern literature by Murray Roston( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The result is a study that offers some fascinatingly new insights into the literature of the mid-century. This book offers a close analysis of the impact of Darwinism, the effects upon religion of the anthropological work of James Frazer, the psychological theories of Freud and Jung, and the social materialism of Marx, tracing the response of leading writers to these elements and the changes they produced by their writings."--Jacket
The covenant: ten stories by Yehuda Yaari( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though He slay me by Asher Barash( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A golden treasury of Jewish tales by Asher Barash( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-ʻOlam ha-Sheḳspiri : yalḳuṭ ʻiyunim ḥadashim le-tsiyun yovel ha-400 le-huledet Sheḳspir( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in Hebrew and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Min ha-midbar ṿeha-Levanon by Asael Lubotzky( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In darkness striving by Yehuda Burla( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Victorian contexts : literature and the visual arts
Alternative Names
Murray Roston Literary scholar

Roston, Meʾir

Roston Meir 1928-....

Rwsṭwn Meʾiyr 1928-....

מאיר רוסטון

רוסטון, מאיר

רוסטון מאיר 1928-....

Languages
English (178)

Hebrew (5)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Tradition and subversion in Renaissance literature : studies in Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson, and DonneModernist patterns in literature and the visual artsGraham Greene's narrative strategies : a study of the major novelsThe search for selfhood in modern literature