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Crews, Frederick C.

Works: 57 works in 398 publications in 1 language and 15,189 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Humor  Essays  Handbooks and manuals  Short stories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent, Narrator
Classifications: PR6025.I65, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Frederick C Crews
Most widely held works by Frederick C Crews
The sins of the fathers: Hawthorne's psychological themes by Frederick C Crews( Book )

35 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pooh perplex, a freshman casebook by Frederick C Crews( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is discovered that the true meaning of the Pooh stories is not as simple as is usually believed, but for proper elucidation requires the combined efforts of several academicians of varying critical persuasions
E.M. Forster: the perils of humanism by Frederick C Crews( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of my system : psychoanalysis, ideology, and critical method by Frederick C Crews( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of manners; moral drama in the later novels of Henry James by Frederick C Crews( Book )

27 editions published between 1937 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodern Pooh by Frederick C Crews( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents eleven essays that parody contemporary literary criticism through a fictional panel on Winnie the Pooh
Psychoanalysis and literary process by Frederick C Crews( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unauthorized Freud : doubters confront a legend( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are 20 rigorous essays that mount a formidable critique of mainstream Freudian theory and practice, and of Freud's major cases. Whereas Freud fostered the idea of solitary, heroic discovery through his self-analysis, in reality, the authors contend, he taught his followers to replace the empirical attitude with blind loyalty and censorship, instilling in them a negative, quasi-paranoid view of rival theorists and clinicians. The contributors--among them Frank J. Sulloway, Ernest Gellner, Peter J. Swales and other noted American and European scholars in fields ranging from philosophy to neuroscience--present compelling evidence that Freud habitually and greatly exaggerated his therapeutic successes. They also cast serious doubt on new Freudians' confidence in free association as a curative tool to decipher the meaning of dreams or to reconstruct events from a patient's distant past
Anthology of American literature by George L McMichael( Book )

42 editions published between 1959 and 1998 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws together the most important examples of American literature from its beginnings to the present day
Skeptical engagements by Frederick C Crews( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critics bear it away : American fiction and the academy by Frederick C Crews( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Crews has been a force in American literary culture ever since his hilarious spoof of criticism, The Pooh Perplex, made its way onto the bestseller lists in 1963. Now, in The Critics Bear It Away, he turns his attention to the way key American novelists - from Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, and Twain to Hemingway, Faulkner, O'Connor, and Updike - are being apprehended, and misapprehended, by the academic avant-garde. As Crews shows, recent theoretical discourse takes a justifiably hard line toward the liberal humanism and formalism that dominated the discussion of American classics for many years following World War II. As academics have become more distrustful of the social attitudes that produced a largely white-male, New England-based canon, they have developed a dramatically altered account of standard authors - sometimes indicting them for ideological deficiencies, sometimes attempting to render their texts more congenial through "decentered" techniques of analysis. With relentless logic and a keen eye for the telling detail, Crews shows what is gained and, more often, what is sacrificed by such well-intentioned maneuvers. Are we really better off, he asks, with a Mark Twain who has been stripped of his idiosyncratic wit and reduced to the level of contemporaries whose prejudices he may have shared? Conversely, should we rejoice when methodological sleight-of-hand makes Faulkner's blatant sexism and Flannery O'Connor's Catholic pietism disappear? This is not to say, however, that Crews exercises his skepticism only on proposals from academic trendsetters. The Critics Bear It Away is just as unsparing toward traditionalists who want the cultural clock to be forever stopped at 1945. Crews's purpose is not to support a faction but to expose critical illusions. "And the particular illusions I will be examining," he announces, "originate in conservative as well as radical impulses - in, for example, New Critical formalism, orthodox intentionalism, Christian or Agrarian moralism, and outright hero worship of the sort that transforms an Ernest Hemingway or a John Updike from a spiteful, ethically confused, yet often compelling writer into an icon of pure masculinity or matchless sophistication." Taken together, Crews's chapters - many of which derive from controversial essays he has published in The New York Review of Books - make a coherent stand, not for any one ideology or method, but for a nuanced, biographically aware criticism that faces troubling issues without retreating into dogmatism. The Critics Bear It Away is a major statement from a critic to whom books and authors, with all their limitations on view, matter far more than cliques and trends
The memory wars : Freud's legacy in dispute by Frederick C Crews( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1993 and 1994, The New York Review of Books published two tenaciously argued essays by Frederick Crews attacking Freudian psychoanalysis and its aftermath in the so-called recovered memory movement. The first reviewed a growing body of evidence indicating that Freud doctored his data and manipulated his colleagues in an effort to consolidate a cult-like following that would neither defy nor upstage him. The second, published in two parts, challenged the scientific and therapeutic claims of the rapidly growing recovered memory movement, maintaining that its social effects have been devastating. Crews traced that movement to Freudian precedent - not just to Freud's abandoned "seduction theory" but also to the most essential assumptions of psychoanalysis itself. The response was tremendous: issues flew off the stands, and therapists, patients, scholars, philosophers, and others whose lives had been touched by Freud's ideas responded in one of the largest waves of letters the Review had ever seen. Twenty-five of these were published, with Crews's deft and forceful replies. Most are gathered here, together with Crews's original essays, a new introduction describing the genesis of his pieces, and an epilogue considering the debate and its reverberations. The result is a fierce, contentious, and startling book that rocks the foundations of one of the century's governing ideas
Great short works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a great American writer at the height of his powers. It includes his most famous and highly praised novel The Scarlet Letter and seven of his finest stories. Hawthorne's stature seems to grow with the passing decades. Contemporary critics have been tireless in discovering the layers of meaning in his fiction. Henry James predicted this when he wrote "his work will remain; it is too original and exquisite to pass away."--Jacket flap
The Borzoi handbook for writers by Frederick C Crews( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follies of the wise : dissenting essays by Frederick C Crews( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of a collection of edited book reviews, essays, and lectures from the last 15 years on psychoanalysis and a wide range of related topics
The Patch Commission by Frederick C Crews( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of American literature( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pooh perplex : a student casebook by Frederick C Crews( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1988 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire op de verschillende scholen en richtingen in de literaire kritiek en literatuurwetenschap, in de vorm van twaalf gefingeerde boekbesprekingen over de Winnie the Pooh-boeken van A.A. Milne
Anthology of American literature( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Crews, Frederick Campbell 1933-

Frederick Crews American literary critic and writer

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The Pooh perplex, a freshman casebookPostmodern PoohUnauthorized Freud : doubters confront a legendAnthology of American literatureSkeptical engagementsThe memory wars : Freud's legacy in disputeGreat short works of Nathaniel HawthorneFollies of the wise : dissenting essays