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Edel, Leon 1907-1997

Works: 852 works in 3,134 publications in 7 languages and 62,330 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Psychological fiction  Notebooks  Literature  History  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Annotator, Adapter, win, Honoree, Correspondent, Interviewee, Creator, Translator, Speaker
Classifications: PS2123, 813.4
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Henry James, a life by Leon Edel( Book )

156 editions published between 1931 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 4,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry James: A Life" is a revised and updated condensation of the classic biography. "Henry James: A Life" gains narrative power in its directedness, in its concise handling of James's complex development as a writer, in a sharpened sense of how his youthful enthusiasms and setbacks were transformed and yoked to his art. And this edition, which represents the first complete one-volume biography of James ever published, includes significant new material about his life. Revised and skillfully abridged in these pages, Edel's masterpiece will find its way to a whole new generation of readers. -- From publisher's description
Henry James : a collection of critical essays by Henry James( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important collection of critical writings on the expatriate American writer whose works remain a challenge to readers
Literary criticism by Henry James( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on literature -- American writers -- English writers
Willa Cather : a critical biography by E. K Brown( Book )

28 editions published between 1953 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many years ago, on the occasion of Willa Cather's seventieth birthday, E.K. Brown, then Professor of English at the University of Chicago, wrote an appreciation of her work which appeared in the Yale Review. This so appealed to her that a friendly correspondence with Brown ensued, and after her death it was agreed that e would embark on a full-length critical biography. Brown died very unexpectedly at the early age of forty-five before he had quite completed what gave every promise of being a work of major stature, which would win for him reputation his friends and colleagues knew he richly deserved. Fortunately for all of us, Mr. Leon Edel, himself no mean writer of literary criticism, a man who had known Brown well when they were both students at the Sorbonne in their younger days, undertook to complete the work from the very copious notes left by Brown and with the active co-operation of Miss Edith Lewis, Miss Cahter's literary executrix and trustee. The result is a work that seems to me ideally to fulfill its purpose. Here is all the biographical information anyone is likely ever to gather about Willa Cather, and a critique of all her writings which is absolutely first-rate. It is the only authorized biography of the author of DEATH COME FOR THE ARCHBISHOP, and does the job so well that I think no one is likely to attempt it again for a very long time to come."--Jacket
Bloomsbury : a house of lions by Leon Edel( Book )

32 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives, careers, achievements, and influence of the "Bloomsburies": economist Maynard Keynes, political scientist Leonard Woolf, authors Virginia Woolf and Lytton Strachey, critics Clive Bell and Desmond MacCarthy, and painters Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, and Roger Fry
The complete plays of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

32 editions published between 1947 and 1990 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James : the untried years, 1843-1870 by Leon Edel( Book )

26 editions published between 1953 and 1978 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern psychological novel by Leon Edel( Book )

62 editions published between 1953 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry D. Thoreau by Leon Edel( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise survey of the life of the poet and naturalist pays special attention to the writing of Walden
The thirties : from notebooks and diaries of the period by Edmund Wilson( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A towering figure on the American literary scene for half a century, Edmund Wilson was a brilliant chronicler of our times ... 'The Thirties' is a volume of his diaries kept during this turbulent decade of his life--and the nation's. Wilson's reporter's eye has captured the nuances of a bygone era ... coal strikes in Appalachia, rural poverty in the South, life in Hollywood, the great Soviet experiment, his own personal triumphs and tragedies. F. Scott Fitzgerald, e.e. cummings, John Dos Passos and Mary McCarthy are but a handful of the many fascinating characters you will meet in these pages."--P [4] of cover
A bibliography of Henry James by Leon Edel( Book )

76 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bibliography tells the story of what happened to the writings of Henry James after they left his busy world-table to be set up in type and published in magazine and book -- Introduction
The complete notebooks of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book includes the nine scribbler-notebooks that were published by Oxford in 1947 ; these have been considerably updated and annotated to correct the identification of stories developed by James from his various notes and to reveal many noted Victorians James concealed through the use of their initials. Certain omitted portions of the notebooks have also been restored. This volume is especially noteworthy for the body of new material (over 20,000 words) that it contains. It includes a series of James's pocket diaries in which, amid appointments and luncheon dates, he jotted down observations and ideas for his fiction and commented on his personal relations. Also here are some fugitive dictated notes, in which James offered an autobiographical meditation on the "turning point" in his life and the "working out" of a story based on a passion murder by the American acquaintance in the south of France. James's long out-of-print statements for his unfinished novels The Ivory Tower and The Sense of the Past, scenarios for unfinished plays, the writer's deathbed dictation - all these are here as well. Also included is a long outline of The Ambassadors and jacket cover notes that are now identified as James's own writing. An appendix contains a substantial, and previously unpublished, fragment of Hugh Merrow, a story he never completed, and the book even provides insight into James's "cash accounts". Everywhere throughout the collection, in writings never intended for the public eye, the artist is seen at work. His private prayers to his Good Angel and exhortations to himself make exhilarating reading."--Inside jacket cover
The complete tales of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Alice James by Alice James( Book )

41 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuff of sleep and dreams : experiments in literary psychology by Leon Edel( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de relatie tussen de auteur en zijn werk, toegelicht met vele voorbeelden uit de literatuur
Letters by Henry James( Book )

15 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forties : from notebooks and diaries of the period by Edmund Wilson( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Literary biography by Leon Edel( Book )

50 editions published between 1957 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling lives, the biographer's art by Leon Edel( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifties : from notebooks and diaries of the period by Edmund Wilson( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At midcentury Edmund Wislon was in his 55th year and was a man of letters at his peak. His notes and diaries of the 1950s show him discovering "the sweetness of life"--particularly at the old family house in upstate New York. During this decade he pursued the Dead Sea scrolls in Israel, reedited his earlier writings, and in his 60th year published his introspective A Piece of My Mind. He also interviewed Indians of Northern New York, while simultaneously researching his magnificent study of the literature of the American Civil War, Patriotic Gore. At the beginning and end of the decade there are periods in Princeton, where he gave the Gauss Seminar, and at Harvard where he delivered the Lowell lectures. ISBN 0-374-15486-4: $25.00
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Literary criticism
Literary criticismHenry D. ThoreauA bibliography of Henry JamesThe diary of Alice JamesThe forties : from notebooks and diaries of the periodThe fifties : from notebooks and diaries of the period
Alternative Names
Edel, Joseph León

Edel, Joseph Leon 1907-1996

Edel Joseph Leon 1907-1997

Edel Leon

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Edel, Leon, 1907-1996

Edel, Leon Joseph 1907-

Edel, Leon Joseph 1907-1997

Leon Edel Amerikaans literatuurcriticus (1907-1997)

Leon Edel Canadian writer

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에델, 레온 1907-1997

에델, 리언 1907-1997

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