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Berman, Ronald

Overview
Works: 50 works in 253 publications in 2 languages and 19,026 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Study guides  Reference works  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3511.I9, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ronald Berman
Twentieth century interpretations of Henry V; a collection of critical essays by Ronald Berman( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Shakespeare's Henry V
America in the sixties; an intellectual history by Ronald Berman( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new left, religion, the Negro, literature-- these and other subjects of intellectual concern are dealt with in this controversial study of intellectuals in America
A reader's guide to Shakespeare's plays, a discursive bibliography by Ronald Berman( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and the Twenties by Ronald Berman( Book )

12 editions published between 1753 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway came into their own in the 1920s and did some of their best writing during that decade. In a series of interrelated essays, Ronald Berman considers an array of novels and short stories by both authors within the context of the decade's popular culture, philosophy, and intellectual history. As Berman shows, the thought of Fitzgerald and Hemingway went considerably past the limits of such labels as the Jazz Age or the Lost Generation." "Berman's essays are driven and connected by a focused line of inquiry into Fitzgerald's and Hemingway's concerns with dogma both religious and secular, with new and old ideas of selfhood, and, particularly in the case of Hemingway, with the way we understand, explain, and transmit experience."--Jacket
Solzhenitsyn at Harvard : the address, twelve early responses, and six later reflections( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertising and social change by Ronald Berman( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Gatsby and modern times by Ronald Berman( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's world of ideas by Ronald Berman( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's World of Ideas focuses on F. Scott Fitzgerald and the prevailing ideas and values that permeated American society in the late teens and early twenties, providing a vivid portrait of the intellectual and cultural milieu in which The Great Gatsby was produced. This new and original reading of Gatsby discloses Fitzgerald's remarkable awareness of the issues of his time and his debt to such philosophers and critics as William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, John Dewey, Walter Lippman, H.L. Mencken, and Edmund Wilson. Berman's fresh approach considers the meaning of various ideas important to the novel: for example, those moral qualities governing both social and individual life. Berman's reading of the text reveals extraordinary emphases on matters that could productively be described as philosophicalthe nature of friendship, love, and the good life. But the text of the novel has many echoes, and the same concern with moral issues - especially those issues affecting democratic life - can be found in a number of other texts of the first quarter of the century. Vigorously debated throughout Fitzgerald's own lifetime, these texts shed a completely new light on the idealism of The Great Gatsby and on the penetrating view it has of life in a new form of American democracy. Ronald Berman, noted Fitzgerald scholar, makes it clear that accepted interpretations of The Great Gatsby and of Fitzgerald's work in general must be changed. Berman demonstrates that Fitzgerald wrote within a vast dialectic, relating the ideas of the twenties to those of the "old America" described in so many of his works. Gatsby, Nick Carraway, and the other characters of Fitzgerald's greatest novel all have to consider not only their relationship to the present but also their distance from what was once a highly meaningful past
Translating modernism : Fitzgerald and Hemingway by Ronald Berman( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author continues his career long study of the ways that intellectual and philosophical ideas informed and transformed the work of America's major modernist writers. Here he shows how Fitzgerald and Hemingway wrestled with very specific intellectual, artistic, and psychological influences, influences particular to each writer, particular to the time in which they wrote, and which left distinctive marks on their entire oeuvres. Specifically, he addresses the idea of "translating" or "translation", for Fitzgerald the translation of ideas from Freud, Dewey, and James, among others; and for Hemingway the translation of visual modernism and composition, via Cezanne. Though each writer had distinct interests and different intellectual problems to wrestle with, as is demonstrated in this work, both had to wrestle with transmuting some outside influence and making it their own
Henry King & the seventeenth century by Ronald Berman( Book )

10 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity and progress : Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Orwell by Ronald Berman( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1920s and '30s, understandings of time, place, and civilization were subjected to a barrage of new conceptions. Ronald Berman probes the work of three American writers who wrestled with one or more of these issues in ways of lasting significance." "Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Orwell all grapple with fluid notions of time: Hemingway's absolute present, Fitzgerald's obsession with what might be and what might have been, and Orwell's concerns with progress."--Jacket
Fitzgerald-Wilson-Hemingway : language and experience by Ronald Berman( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study, Ronald Berman examines the work of the critic/novelist Edmund Wilson and the art of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway as they wrestled with the problems of language, experience, perception, and reality in the "age of jazz."" "Fitzgerald is often thought of as a romantic, but Berman shows that Fitzgerald actually sought to subvert the romantic models he studied so assiduously. Hemingway, widely viewed as a stylist who captured experience by simplifying language, is revealed as consciously demonstrating reality's resistance to language. Between these two renowned writers stands Wilson, who was critically influenced by Alfred North Whitehead, as well as Dewey, James, Santayana, and Freud. By patiently mapping the connectedness of these philosophers, historians, literary critics, and writers, Berman opens a new gateway into the era."--Jacket
How television sees its audience : a look at the looking glass by Ronald Berman( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public policy and the aesthetic interest : critical essays on defining cultural and educational relations( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture & politics by Ronald Berman( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitzgerald's mentors : Edmund Wilson, H.L. Mencken, and Gerald Murphy by Ronald Berman( Book )

13 editions published between 1753 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitzgerald's Mentors is a fresh and compelling study of F. Scott Fitzgerald's intellectual friendship with Edmund Wilson, H.L. Mencken, and Gerald Murphy. Fitzgerald was shaped through his engagements with key literary and artistic figures in the 1920s. This book is about their influence- and also about the ways that Fitzgerald defended his own ideas about writing. Influence was always secondary to independence. Fitzgerald's education began at Princeton with Edmund Wilson. There Wilson imparted to Fitzgerald many ideas a
Intellect and education in a revolutionary society by Ronald Berman( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Signet classic book of Restoration drama by Ronald Berman( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry V ; a collection of critical essays by Ronald Berman( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pubblicità e cambiamento sociale by Ronald Berman( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and the Twenties
Alternative Names
Berman, Ronald

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Languages
English (209)

Italian (2)

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The Great Gatsby and modern timesThe great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's world of ideasTranslating modernism : Fitzgerald and HemingwayModernity and progress : Fitzgerald, Hemingway, OrwellFitzgerald-Wilson-Hemingway : language and experiencePublic policy and the aesthetic interest : critical essays on defining cultural and educational relations