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Hynes, Samuel 1924-

Works: 142 works in 726 publications in 3 languages and 22,070 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  History  Fiction  Autobiographies  Personal narratives  Essays  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, win
Classifications: PR4754, 823.912
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The Auden generation : literature and politics in England in the 1930's by Samuel Hynes( Book )

51 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literary criticism : restoration and 18th century by Daniel Hoffman( Book )

39 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graham Greene : a collection of critical essays by Samuel Hynes( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century interpretations of 1984; a collection of critical essays by Samuel Hynes( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edwardian turn of mind by Samuel Hynes( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soldiers' tale : bearing witness to modern war by Samuel Hynes( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the soldiers of the two world wars and Vietnam, and on the accounts written by victims of war - survivors of POW camps, the Nazi death camps, and the atom bombs - Samuel Hynes shows us how war looks to a soldier on the field at the Somme, or Khe Sanh, or the Salerno beachhead, to a pilot in a Spitfire over the Channel or a B-17 over Schweinfurt, or to a sailor in the Coral Sea. He draws from accounts recorded under fire and from memories that look back over decades, by both unknown authors whose battle memoirs are their only published work and literary memoirists like Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon, Elie Wiesel and Tim O'Brien
A war imagined : the First World War and English culture by Samuel Hynes( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the opulent Edwardian years and the 1920s, between the England of Pomp and Circumstance, the first Post-Impressionist show and Man and Superman and the England of The Waste Land, Facade and The Green Hat, World War I opens like a gap in history, separating one world of beliefs and values from another, and changing not only the map of Europe, but the ways in which men and women imagined reality itself. Because of the war, England after the war was a different place: the arts were different; history was different; sex, society, class were all different
William Golding by Samuel Hynes( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwardian occasions; essays on English writing in the early twentieth century by Samuel Hynes( Book )

17 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pattern of Hardy's poetry by Samuel Hynes( Book )

25 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poetical works of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance and realism; a study in English bourgeois literature by Christopher Caudwell( )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Caudwell was the pseudonym of Christopher St. John Sprigg, a British journalist and professional writer who became an important philosopher and critic in the 1930's, author of Illusion and Reality and Studies in a Dying Culture. In the mid-thirties Caudwell joined the Communist Party; he died in 1937 in the defense of Madrid, leaving the manuscript of Romance and Realism unpublished. This short but comprehensive book is a Marxist interpretation of English literature from Shakespeare to Spender. The author follows the course of English history-the end of feudalism, the age of exploration, the rise of the common man, industrialization, science- producing his particular synthesis of literature as a subjective experience (romance) and as a response to society (realism). The major writers and movements of English literature are discussed, often with brilliant observations. Romance and Realism is important as Marxist criticism, as a reflection of the acrid definitions of the writers of the thirties (including Auden, Orwell, C. Day Lewis), and as the highly personal view of a talented critic. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The complete short fiction of Joseph Conrad by Joseph Conrad( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Word-of-mouth chronicles of ship captains, anarchists, aristocrats, merchants, and explorers, and his own experiences at sea provided Joseph Conrad with the raw materials from which he crafted his richly evocative short stories. Above and beyond their powerful narratives and compelling adventures, these stories vividly dramatize the political, spiritual, and moral conflicts of early twentieth century culture - man in conflict against nature, against repressive institutions and governments, and against his own expectations. With their themes of restlessness, exile, and loss, their wide-ranging exotic settings, and their international cast of characters, Conrad's short stories transcend the mere adventurousness of sea yarns to address the complicated issues of individual freedom and duty, making him one of our essential writers. Edited and with an introduction by Samuel Hynes, and featuring a chronology of Conrad's life, as well as the author's own notes on the text, this is the only collection that brings together all twenty-two of Joseph Conrad's stories."--BOOK JACKET
The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War by Samuel Hynes( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The vivid story of the young Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. The Unsubstantial Air is a chronicle of war that is more than a military history; it traces the lives and deaths of the young Americans who fought in the skies over Europe in World War I. Using letters, journals, and memoirs, it speaks in their voices and answers primal questions: What was it like to be there? What was it like to fly those planes, to fight, to kill? The volunteer fliers were often privileged young men--the sort of college athletes and Ivy League students who might appear in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and sometimes did. For them, a war in the air would be like a college reunion. Others were roughnecks from farms and ranches, for whom it would all be strange. Together they would make one Air Service and fight one bitter, costly war. A wartime pilot himself, the memoirist and critic Samuel Hynes tells these young men's saga as the story of a generation. He shows how they dreamed of adventure and glory, and how they learned the realities of a pilot's life, the hardships and the danger, and how they came to know both the beauty of flight and the constant presence of death. They gasp in wonder at the world seen from a plane, struggle to keep their hands from freezing in open-air cockpits, party with actresses and aristocrats, and search for their friends' bodies on the battlefield. Their romantic war becomes more than that--it becomes a harsh but often thrilling new reality"--
The author's craft and other critical writings of Arnold Bennett by Arnold Bennett( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy by Norman Page( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays on Hardy, his novels, and poems with a chronology of events in the author's life
On war and writing by Samuel Hynes( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Hynes knows war personally: he served as a Marine Corps pilot in the Pacific Theater during World War II, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. He has spent his life balancing two careers: pilot and professor of literature. Hynes has written a number of major works of literary criticism, as well as a war-memoir, Flights of Passage, and several books about the World Wars. His writing is sharp, lucid, and has provided some of the most expert, detailed, and empathetic accounts of a disappearing generation of fighters and writers. On War and Writing offers for the first time a selection of Hynes's essays and introductions that explore the traditions of war writing from the twentieth century to the present. Hynes takes as a given that war itself--the battlefield uproar of actual combat--is unimaginable for those who weren't there, yet we have never been able to turn away from it. We want to know what war is really like: for a soldier on the Somme; a submariner in the Pacific; a bomber pilot over Germany; a tank commander in the Libyan desert. To learn, we turn again and again to the memories of those who were there, and to the imaginations of those who weren't, but are poets, or filmmakers, or painters, who give us a sense of these experiences that we can't possibly know
The return of the soldier by Rebecca West( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War I, in the background of Rebecca West's first novel, was "the first war that women could imagine," writes Samuel Hynes in his eloquent introduction, "and so it was the first that a woman could write into a novel." Narrated by a woman who, like West, has never experienced war and yet for whom the war was very real, The Return of the Soldier (1918) takes place not on a battlefield, but in an isolated country house. It examines the relationships between three women and a soldier suffering from shell shock. This novel of an enclosed world invaded by public events also embodies in its characters the shifts in England's class structures at the beginning of the twentieth century, as well as the choice between the romantic past and the horrifying present, between love and reality"--Jacket
The enormous room by E. E Cummings( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1917 young Edward Estlin Cummings went to France as a volunteer with a Red Cross ambulance unit on the western front. But his free-spirited, insubordinate ways soon got him tagged as a possible enemy of La Patrie, and he was summarily tossed into a French concentration camp at La Ferte-Mace in Normandy." "Under the vilest conditions, Cummings found fulfillment of his ever elusive quest for freedom. The Enormous Room, his account of his four-month confinement, reads like a latter-day Pilgrim's Progress, a journey into dispossession, to a place among the most debased and deprived of human creatures. Cummings's hopeful tone reflects the essential paradox of his existence: to lose everything is to become free, and so to be saved."--Jacket
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The complete poetical works of Thomas Hardy
English literary criticism : restoration and 18th centuryThe Edwardian turn of mindThe soldiers' tale : bearing witness to modern warA war imagined : the First World War and English cultureThe complete poetical works of Thomas HardyThe complete short fiction of Joseph ConradThomas HardyThe return of the soldierThe enormous room
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