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Siegel, Ben 1925-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 7,193 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Interviews  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PJ5129.S49, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben Siegel
Traditions, voices, and dreams : the American novel since the 1960s( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Gillespie, James West, Ben Siegel, Mark Krupnick, and Clayton Koelb, for example, discuss some of the ways American novelists have integrated into their fiction elements from the Southern, Jewish, and European cultural and literary traditions. Then James Mellard, Jerome Klinkowitz, Susan Brienza, Linda Wagner-Martin, and Suzette Henke analyze the differing "voices and languages" shaping the social and human "realities" depicted in the writings of some major American literary figures. Finally, James Nagel, Gloria Cronin, Elaine Safer, and Thomas Schaub confront the thematic "hopes, dreams, and desperation" central to a good deal of this country's fiction today. As the century draws to a close then, the allegedly vanishing American novel does not appear to lack creative or daringly experimental literary practitioners - as this volume abundantly shows
Daughters of valor : contemporary Jewish American women writers( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning up the flame : Philip Roth's later novels( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The time would appear ripe then to take a closer look at Roth's more recent or "later" fiction. That is the intent of this gathering of critical essays. This is the only essay collection devoted primarily to Roth's fiction of the last two decades. It includes fourteen essays, written by some of the leading Roth specialists in this country and abroad."--Jacket
Critical essays on E.L. Doctorow( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-eight reviews and nine essays trace the critical reputation of E.L. Doctorow's literary works
The Puritan heritage; America's roots in the Bible by Joseph Gaer( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American writer and the university( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controversial Sholem Asch : an introduction to his fiction by Ben Siegel( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Saul Bellow by Saul Bellow( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over forty years Saul Bellow has been writing fiction that denounces the destructive forces that have dominated the literature of this century - existential nihilism and historicist pessimism. In novel after novel - The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, Humboldt's Gift, Mr. Sammler's Planet, and others - he has tried to restore the integrity of the private life, the value of human feeling, and the primacy of social contract and proclaimed each individual's perennial access to age-old truths. In this collection of interviews spanning the period from 1953 to 1992, Bellow elaborates further upon his fictional treatment of these ideas. Here the reader finds the wit and urbane commentary that typify this marvelous writer. He speaks with his interviewers of the changing role of fiction, the literary establishment, and the place of literature in modern life
Critical essays on Nathanael West( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Robert Penn Warren by Robert Penn Warren( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography past and present; selections and critical essays by William H Davenport( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playful and serious : Philip Roth as a comic writer( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few contemporary American writers have stirred the minds and emotions of their readers as Philip Roth has done. Even fewer writers have excelled in various forms of the comic as Roth has for over a half-century. Playful and Serious assembles a group of outstanding Roth scholars and critics who focus their attention on the different ways Roth brings his comic tendencies to bear on essentially serious topics. The term "comic" is used in the broadest sense to include humor, irony, satire, comedy, black comedy, and their variations. As co-editor Ben Siegel points out, Roth's special humor often appears to grow "more surrealistic and obsessive, as in each new fiction he tries not merely to surpass the daily news but to touch what is deeply private and dark in the modern psyche." In the process, he targets "his society's most deeply embedded pieties and hypocrisies, enthusiasms, and lunacies."" "This collection takes account of the majority of Roth's works, beginning with some of his earliest stories and ending with several of his most recent novels. It also includes an account of several relatively neglected works, such as "Novotny's Pain" and "On the Air," but the essays in this volume deal mainly with the major works of fiction. They clearly show how Roth's interest in comedy has evolved from the outrageous but nonetheless hilarious comedy of Portnoy's Complaint to the more profoundly comic aspects of The Human Stain and subsequent novels. While death has increasingly become a preoccupation of those latest novels, Roth has not lost his ability to show how tragedy and comedy interact in, for example, Indignation."--Jacket
Comparative literary dimensions : essays in honor of Melvin J. Friedman( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literary dimensions : poems and essays in honor of Melvin J. Friedman( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Give a bonus to our men by Rus Collier( )

2 editions published in 1922 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KING COLE TRIO : Transcriptions and Early Recordings, Vol. 6 (1941-1943)( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of the Old Testament in early seventeenth century English poetry by Ben Siegel( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jsaac Dashevis Singer by Ben Siegel( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

KING COLE TRIO : Transcriptions and Early Recordings, Vol. 6 (1941-1943)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Daughters of valor : contemporary Jewish American women writers
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Turning up the flame : Philip Roth's later novelsCritical essays on E.L. DoctorowThe controversial Sholem Asch : an introduction to his fictionConversations with Saul BellowConversations with Robert Penn WarrenPlayful and serious : Philip Roth as a comic writerComparative literary dimensions : essays in honor of Melvin J. FriedmanAmerican literary dimensions : poems and essays in honor of Melvin J. Friedman