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Gray, Richard 1944-

Works: 30 works in 320 publications in 4 languages and 13,577 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Short stories  Picture books  Horror fiction  Graphic novels  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3545.A748, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Richard Gray
Most widely held works by Richard Gray
American poetry of the twentieth century by Richard Gray( Book )

48 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of memory : modern writers of the American South by Richard Gray( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American literature by Richard Gray( Book )

46 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new history of American literature from pre-Columbian times to the present is written in an informed and accessible style by one of the leading authorities in the field. While paying attention to the full range of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction that has been incorporated into the mainstream literary canon, it also looks at other forms, including oral literature, folktales, spirituals, the blues, the western, the defective story, the thriller and science fiction. All this writing is placed in the context of American social and cultural history both before and after the formation of the United States." "Taking account of the radical changes that have occurred in our understanding of American literature over the past 30 years, this book concentrates above all on the plural character of culture in the United States, the conflicting forces at work in its history, and the continuing acts of imagination that constitute the making of this nation."--BOOK JACKET
Robert Penn Warren by Charles H Bohner( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study ... aims at providing an overview of Warren's literary career, an analysis of the themes which have preoccupied him, and an account of the development of his art as it has deepeded and matured."
Writing the South : ideas of an American region by Richard Gray( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a major reassessment of an American region and a regional consciousness. Concentrating on moments of crisis in Southern history, as well as on major literary figures, Richard Gray shows how generations of Southerners have been engaged in 'writing the South', in reinventing their place even as they describe it. The first half of the book focuses on the colonial period, when the first white settlers tried to understand an unfamiliar land by seeing it in terms of familiar mythology; the years immediately prior to the Civil War, when the South had to defend its 'peculiar institution' of slavery; and the later nineteenth century, when Southerners were struggling to justify their past, explain the present, and prophesy the future. In the second half Dr Gray looks in detail at the twentieth-century South, and particularly at major writers of the Southern renaissance, such as William Faulkner and the Nashville Agrarians
The life of William Faulkner : a critical biography by Richard Gray( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arguably the greatest novelist yet to emerge from the United States, William Faulkner was a white Southerner creatively obsessed with problems of personal identity, social change, region, sexuality, race, and that elaborate circuitry of passion and power, the family." "In this major reassessment Richard Gray uses and develops recent theories about the relationship between writing and historical experience, language and social change, to draw a brilliantly detailed portrait of the place and times Faulkner inhabited. Attending closely to each of the novels Gray shows how they brim with an often undisclosed biography that is at once personal and cultural. Book jacket."--Jacket
A companion to the literature and culture of the American south by Richard Gray( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces readers to the variously rich and strange aspects of Southern writing and culture and shows how intimately both are, and always have been, involved in the past and present of the region. It shows how Southern culture is at once historical and multiple - a plural culture
Southern aberrations : writers of the American South and the problem of regionalism by Richard Gray( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this reassessment of the American South and its literature, Richard Gray explores the idea of regionalism by focusing on those writers whose relationship with the South has been particularly problematical. Asking just what it means to belong to a place, a region - and, more specifically, what it implies for certain Americans to call themselves Southerners - he analyzes conflicting notions of the South that have evolved over the past two centuries. In the process, Gray offers a new reading of many Southern writers and of the whole notion of a Southern tradition."--Jacket
American fiction : new readings( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American verse of the nineteenth century by Richard Gray( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains poems by Philip Freneau, William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Edgar Allan Poe, Oliver Wendell Holmes; Jones Very, Henry David Thoreau, James Russell Lowell, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, Bayard Taylor, Henry Timrod. Emily Dickinson, Francis Bret Harte, Joaquin Miller, Sidney Lanier, James Whitcomb Riley, Edwin Markham, Paul Laurence Dunbar, William Vaughn Moody, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Stephen Crane
After the fall : American literature since 9/11 by Richard Gray( Book )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leading European scholar on American literature examines the impact and implications of 9/11 and the war on terror on United States culture and literature. He presents an interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of crisis, develops an argument about literature and trauma, relates U.S. writing since 9/11 to crucial social and historical changes in the U.S. and elsewhere, and places U.S. writing in the context of the transformed position of the U.S. in a world characterized by political, economic, and military crisis; transnational drift; the resurgence of religious fundamentalism; and the apparent triumph of global capitalism
A web of words : the great dialogue of Southern literature by Richard Gray( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Gray is known as both a leading European scholar in American literature and a leading international scholar of the literature of the American South. Through numerous examples drawn from southern literature, a historically conscious body of writing clearly in conversation with itself, Gray helps us understand how any literary tradition involves an open conversation between its texts - a web of words that stretches from the local to the transnational." "To read a southern story, poem, or play, Gray says, is to access a multitude of texts: surrounding, indwelling, echoing voices that exist within, and because of, a confluence of other voices. Gray first brings this idea alive by mapping the rhetoric of defeat across southern texts, with particular focus on those about the war in Vietnam. He then turns to another persistent topic in the great dialogue of southern literature: agrarianism and its viability as an alternative to globalism." "Finally, Gray charts three different intertextual practices involving writings both within and outside the South. One involves a transatlantic dialogue between the fiction of Eudora Welty and European folktale; one a conversation between the indisputably southern William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, whose regional ties are more fluid and equivocal; and one the transnational dialogue on immigration and the changing ethnic makeup of the South." "By talking, and listening, to many other writers, inside and outside the region, southern writers turn the intertextual space of their literature into a border territory. Their texts come to exist in an endless dialogue in which meaning is constantly being repositioned and redefined."--Jacket
A brief history of American literature by Richard Gray( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American poetry by Richard Gray( Book )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of American Poetry presents a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their pre-Columbian origins to the present day.-Offers a detailed and accessible account of the entire range of American poetry -Situates the story of American poetry within crucial social and historical contexts, and places individual poets and poems in the relevant intertextual contexts -Explores and interprets American poetry in terms of the international positioning and multicultural character of the United States -Provides readers with a means to understand the individual works and personalities that helped to shape one of the most significant bodies of literature of the past few centuries
Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Achinese and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of forty poems by nineteenth-century American author Edgar Allan Poe, and includes a chronology of his life
Complete poems and selected essays by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transatlantic exchanges : the American South in Europe--Europe in the American South( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and German and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 30 essays provide analyses of the long-standing cultural exchange between this region and the Old World from the 18th century to the present with the resulting cross-fertilization in literature and in the cinema. It also includes essays on the European experiences of prominent Southern authors and their reception in Europe and illustrates the fact that this region of the United States has been open to influences from elsewhere, prone to hybridization, but especially to the impact of the transatlantic exchange, a field of research particularly appropriate in an era of an increasing internationalization of interdisciplinary Southern studies
'Maybe nothing ever happens once and is finished' : some notes on recent Southern fiction and social change by Richard Gray( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is neostructuralism? by Manfred Frank( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinemas in Britain : a history of cinema architecture by Richard Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study looks at the history of the cinema in Britain, from its 19th century origins up to the present day, providing a detailed architectural history, and also evoking the magic of movie-going
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A history of American literatureWriting the South : ideas of an American regionThe life of William Faulkner : a critical biographyA companion to the literature and culture of the American southSouthern aberrations : writers of the American South and the problem of regionalismAmerican fiction : new readingsAfter the fall : American literature since 9/11A web of words : the great dialogue of Southern literature