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Dillingham, William B.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 180 publications in 1 language and 8,079 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Humor  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS2387, 813.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William B Dillingham
Practical English handbook by Floyd C Watkins( Book )

50 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist in the rigging: the early work of Herman Melville by William B Dillingham( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville's short fiction, 1853-1856 by William B Dillingham( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville's later novels by William B Dillingham( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confidence-man and alchemy -- Keeping true: Billy Budd, sailor
Humor of the old Southwest by Hennig Cohen( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Norris, instinct and art by William B Dillingham( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville & his circle : the last years by William B Dillingham( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville is a towering figure in American literature - arguably the country's greatest nineteenth-century writer. Revising a number of entrenched misunderstandings about Melville in his later years, this is a remarkable and unprecedented account of the aged author giving himself over to a life of the mind. Focusing exclusively on a period usually associated with the waning of Melville's literary powers, William B. Dillingham shows that he was actually concentrating and intensifying his thoughts on art and creativity to a greater degree than ever before. What sustained Melville during that final period of ill health and near-poverty, says Dillingham, was his "circle," not of close friends but of works by a number of writers that he read with appreciative, yet discriminating, affinity, including Matthew Arnold, James Thomson, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Honore de Balzac. Dillingham relates these readings to Melville's own poetry and prose and to a rich variety of largely under-appreciated topics relevant to Melville's later life, from Buddhism, the School of Pessimism, and New York intellectual life to Melville's job at the ever-corrupt customs house, his fear of disgrace and increased self-absorption, and his engagement with both the picturesque and the methaphorical power of roses in art and literature. This portrait of the great writer's final years is at once a biography, an intellectual history, and a discerning reading of his mature work. By showing that Melville's isolation was a conscious intellectual decision rather than a psychological quirk, Melville and His Circle reveals much that is new and challenging about Melville himself and about our notions of age and the persistence of imagination and creativity
Rudyard Kipling : hell and heroism by William B Dillingham( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rudyard Kipling: Hell and Heroism is an exploration of two fundamental yet greatly neglected aspects of the author's life and writings: his deep-seated pessimism and his complex creed of heroism. The method of the book is both biographical and critical. Biographically, it traces the roots of Kipling's dark worldview and his search for something to believe in, a way of thinking and acting in defiance of life's hellishness."--Jacket
Being Kipling by William B Dillingham( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This biography exposes Rudyard Kipling's identity as he himself perceived it through the lens of a collection of works composed over a period of years and brought together in the volume "Land and Sea Tales for Scouts and Guides." Dillingham uses this collection to offer rare insight into formative events from Kipling's youth that shaped his personality and made him the man and writer that he become."--[book cover]
Rudyard Kipling : life, love, and art by William B Dillingham( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical English workbook by Floyd C Watkins( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical English handbook for Canadians by Floyd C Watkins( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's manual practical English workbook by Floyd C Watkins( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English handbook by Floyd C Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical English workbook for Canadians by Floyd C Watkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes and literary techniques in the fiction of Frank Norris by William B Dillingham( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exercises to accompany, Practical English handbook by Floyd C Watkins( Book )

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

English workbook by Floyd C Watkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical English handbook by Floyd C Watkins( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Crane's one-act farce : "The upturned face" by William B Dillingham( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Melville's later novels
Alternative Names
Dillingham, William

Dillingham, William B.

Languages
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An artist in the rigging: the early work of Herman MelvilleMelville's short fiction, 1853-1856Melville's later novelsHumor of the old SouthwestMelville & his circle : the last yearsRudyard Kipling : hell and heroismBeing Kipling