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Siegel, Ben 1925-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 7,045 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Interviews  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PJ5129.S49, 839.0933
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben Siegel
Isaac Bashevis Singer by Edward Alexander( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While analyzing the novels, short stories and memoirs, Alexander assesses Singer's place in European and world literary history."
Traditions, voices, and dreams : the American novel since the 1960s( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions, Voices, and Dreams offers the interested reader ample testimony that the American Novel is alive, well, and steadily breaking new ground. These collected essays also provide a new text for contemporary American novel classes ... [It] puts into perspective such contemporary masters as John Barth, Saul Bellow, E.L. Doctorow, Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, Cynthia Ozick, Walker Percy, Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, William Styron, John Updike, and Kurt Vonnegut and the strikingly sectarian John Kennedy Toole. Also discussed are such recent and important ethnic and women writers as Maya Angelou, Jamaica Kincaid, Maxine Hong Kingston, Marilyn Robinson, Elizabeth Dewberry Vaughan, and Alice Walker
The Puritan heritage; America's roots in the Bible by Joseph Gaer( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughters of valor : contemporary Jewish American women writers( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 491 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 )

4 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 American writer and the university( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 404 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 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Saul Bellow by Saul Bellow( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since no definitive biography of Bellow has yet been written, these interviews provide valuable insights into the writer that many argue to be the pre-eminent American novelist of the post World War II era
Critical essays on Nathanael West( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 278 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 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative literary dimensions : essays in honor of Melvin J. Friedman( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 229 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
American literary dimensions : poems and essays in honor of Melvin J. Friedman( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 175 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

Give a bonus to our men by Rus Collier( )

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

Jsaac Dashevis Singer by Ben Siegel( Book )

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

 
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Daughters of valor : contemporary Jewish American women writersTurning 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 WarrenComparative literary dimensions : essays in honor of Melvin J. FriedmanPlayful and serious : Philip Roth as a comic writerAmerican literary dimensions : poems and essays in honor of Melvin J. Friedman