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Lentricchia, Frank

Works: 75 works in 413 publications in 5 languages and 19,288 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Terms and phrases  Fiction  History  Bibliography  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Actor
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Most widely held works by Frank Lentricchia
Critical terms for literary study by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

40 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 2,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These six new chapters are "Popular Culture," "Diversity," "Imperialism/Nationalism," "Desire," "Ethics," and "Class," by John Fiske, Louis Menand, Seamus Deane, Judith Butler, Geoffrey Galt Harpham, and Daniel T. O'Hara, respectively. Each new essay adopts the approach that has won this book such widespread acclaim: each provides a concise history of a literary term, critically explores the issues and questions the term raises, and then puts theory into practice by showing the reading strategies the term permits
Crimes of art + terror by Frank Lentricchia( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do killers, artists, and terrorists need one another? In Crimes of Art and Terror, Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe explore the disturbing adjacency of literary creativity to violence and even political terror. Lentricchia and McAuliffe begin by anchoring their penetrating discussions in the events of 9/11 and the scandal provoked by composer Karlheinz Stockhausen's reference to the destruction of the World Trade Center as a great work of art, and they go on to show how political extremism and avant-garde artistic movements have fed upon each other for at least two centuries." "Crimes of Art and Terror reveals how the desire beneath many romantic literary visions is for a terrifying awakening that would undo the West's economic and cultural order. This is also the desire, of course, of what is called terrorism. As the authority of writers and artists recedes, it is criminals and terrorists, Lentricchia and McAuliffe suggest, who inherit this romantic, destructive tradition. Moving freely between the realms of high and popular culture, and fictional and actual criminals, the authors describe a web of impulses that catches an unnerving spirit."--Jacket
The music of the inferno : a novel by Frank Lentricchia( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the new criticism by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

54 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is the first history and evaluation of contemporary American critical theory within its European philosophical contexts. In the first part, Frank Lentricchia analyzes the impact on our critical thought of Frye, Stevens, Kermode, Sartre, Poulet, Heidegger, Sussure, Barthes, Lévi-Strauss, Derrida, and Foucault, among other, less central figures. In a second part, Lentricchia turns to four exemplary theorists on the American scene?Murray Krieger, E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Paul de Man, and Harold Bloom?and an analysis of their careers within the lineage established in part one. -- Publisher's website
The sadness of Antonioni : a novel by Frank Lentricchia( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sadness of Antonioni follows Hank Morelli, a young assistant professor of film obsessed with Antonioni's L'Avventura. As he embarks on an unlikely romance with a Wendy's cashier, he is also drawn into the mystery of his grandfather's underworld connections and tempted by his department chair and his department chair's mysterious girlfriend to take part in a monstrous film project they are planning. Haunted throughout by the terror of time's raw present without exit."--Page 2 of cover
The Italian actress : a novel by Frank Lentricchia( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Frost : modern poetics and the landscapes of self by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism and social change by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gaiety of language: an essay on the radical poetics of W.B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

14 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Don DeLillo by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you want to find out what a rock critic, a syndicated columnist, and scholars of American literature have to say about one of America's most important contemporary novelists, turn to Introducing Don DeLillo. Placing the author's work in a cultural context, this is the first book-length collection on DeLillo, adding considerably to the emerging critical discourse on his work. Diversity is the key to this striking assemblage of cultural criticism edited by Frank Lentricchia. Special features include an expanded version of the Rolling Stone interview with the author ("An Outsider in this Societ
Modernist quartet by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernist Quartet is a study of the four major American modernist poets (Frost, Stevens, Pound, Eliot) in various historical environments (literary, philosophical, gender relations, the business of capitalist economics) with special attention given to their central poetic texts as they both reflect and shape our understanding of those environments. Frank Lentricchia presents the poems as stories, sometimes only implicit, of the poets seeking to sustain a life in non-commercial writing, in a culture that is hospitable only (for the most part) to commercial art. Central chapters give a synoptic vision of the lives and literary careers of the four poets in question
Robert Frost : a bibliography, 1913-1974 by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucchesi and the whale by Frank Lentricchia( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Lucchesi Jr. is a college professor in the American heartland whose obsessions and compulsions include traveling to visit friends in their last moments of life -- because grief alone inspires him to write -- and searching for secret meaning in Melville's Moby-Dick. Himself a writer of "stories full of violence in a poetic style," Lucchesi is isolated, anxiety-ridden, and self-involved. Lucchesi's black humor-tinged musings are moving and intellectual. Despite apparent spiritual emptiness, Lucchesi in the end does find "a secret meaning" to Moby-Dick
New essays on White noise by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection offers suggestive means by which to approach Delillo's important contemporary work
Close reading : the reader( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader intended for courses, presenting the continuity of close reading from New Criticism through poststructuralism
Ariel and the police : Michel Foucault, William James, Wallace Stevens by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissent from the homeland : essays after September 11 by Stanley Hauerwas( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted scholars, theologians, and others question the U.S. government's reaction to the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center
The dog killer of Utica : an Eliot Conte Mystery by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Dirty Harry of Literary Criticism" Frank Lentricchia launches book two of his new mystery series, featuring Eliot Conte, a PI who's "part Mike Hammer and part William S. Burroughs ... an instant original," according to the Washington Post. Eliot Conte's story is pure noir, as he hunts for a local dog killer in ways that don't always adhere to the law. This novel features the hard diction and the fast pace of the best Italian-American crime fiction. Lentricchia's portrayal of upstate New York--Richard Russo territory--is equally unnerving and poignant. After the events of The Accidental Pallbearer, Eliot Conte decides to leave the private eye game and return to his great love: teaching American literature. He has also embarked on a relationship with Catherine Cruz, the attractive and smart policewoman he met while unravelling the story of his father's involvement with a major Mob hit in the 70s, back in the days when Utica was "the Sin City of the East." But the peace doesn't last long: one of Eliot's students, a Bosnian Muslim, disappears, leaving a trail of texts and emails that suggest a terrorism plot underway, and meanwhile, the tightknit community is disturbed by a series of brutal murders of pet dogs. Eliot thinks there's more to it than a random madman, and that, in fact, the killings might be a message meant for Eliot himself. With the help of Catherine and a teenage hacker, Utica's most reluctant--and most opera-loving--private detective gets back into business"--
The accidental pallbearer by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing a gritty new detective series set in the bleak hinterlands of upstate new York. Washed up private investigator Eliot Conte would rather be teaching American literature and listening to opera than taking pictures of spouses in flagrante delicto. But he flamed out of an academic career when he hung the Provost of UCLA out a window, and he had to come home, to bleak Utica, New York, where his aging father, Silvio Conte, a political kingmaker, is still cutting deals and hustling appointments, and his all but in blood brother Antonio Robinson is the city's first black Chief of Police. But now Antonio's asking him for a favour that, to Eliot, doesn't seem like the kind of thing a police chief should ask for ... especially as he begins to uncover a trail of evidence leading back to the most sensational hit in local Mafia history. In a Utica marked by economic devastation and racial tensions, Eliot picks up one strand after another, weaving his way through a web of allegiances, grudges, and his own dark demons. Who is the spider at the center of it all?
Johnny Critelli ; and, the knifemen : two novels by Frank Lentricchia( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novellas. In the title piece, a man whose mother was killed by a union buster grows up to become a union organizer, while The Knifemen is on a doctor turned killer
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Crimes of art + terror
Crimes of art + terrorThe music of the inferno : a novelAfter the new criticismThe sadness of Antonioni : a novelThe Italian actress : a novelIntroducing Don DeLilloModernist quartetLucchesi and the whale
Alternative Names
Frank Lentricchia American literary critic

Frank Lentricchia Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

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