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Kreyling, Michael 1948-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 114 publications in 1 language and 9,965 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator
Classifications: PS3545.E6, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Michael Kreyling
Eudora Welty's achievement of order by Michael Kreyling( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Eudora Welty by Michael Kreyling( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offering fresh insights into the work of one of America's classic fiction writers, Understanding Eudora Welty provides close readings of Welty's novels and short stories and the memoir One Writer's Beginnings. Michael Kreyling sifts through contemporary reviews and recent criticism in arriving at his assessment." "As he considers the many assessments and reassessments of Welty's work, Kreyling uncovers and discusses the myriad identities that critics have attached to her - that of southern writer, southern gothicist, "Southern Renaissance" writer, modernist, and feminist. Denying the sufficiency of any single label, Kreyling suggests that Welty never wrote to a formula and never wrote the same story twice. Kreyling instead reveals the dynamic growth in the depth and complexity of Welty's vision and literary technique over the course of her career."--Jacket
Figures of the hero in southern narrative by Michael Kreyling( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and agent : Eudora Welty and Diarmuid Russell by Michael Kreyling( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence between Eudora Welty and her agent of three decades, Diarmuid Russell, offers insight to their special relationship, world events, literary trends, and the course of American publishing
New essays on Wise blood by ANON( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These new critical essays on Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's explosive first novel, not only question our understanding of the "Southern Gothic," but launch a new inquiry into the nature and history of O'Connor's critical reputation, at a time when the construction of literary history is itself conflicted. Despite being a woman and a twentieth-century author - conditions that have traditionally proved inimical to canonization - O'Connor is now perceived as a "classic" American writer and continues to speak with striking clarity and disturbing vision to successive generations. Thus far, however, most critical interpretations of Wise Blood have been written in much the same key, focusing on the theological strength of its themes and the major character, Hazel Motes. The essays presented here break the monotony of this critical treatment by holding the novel up to the light of several new and controversial methodologies
Inventing southern literature by Michael Kreyling( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Inventing Southern Literature Michael Kreyling casts a penetrating ray upon the traditional canon of southern literature and questions the modes by which it was created. He finds that it was, indeed, an invention rather than a creation. From their heyday to the present, Kreyling investigates the historical conditions under which literary and cultural critics have invented "the South" and how they have chosen its representations. Through his study of these choices, Kreyling argues that interested groups have shaped meanings that preserve "a South" as "the South."
The South that wasn't there : postsouthern memory and history by Michael Kreyling( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once, history and "the South" dwelt in close proximity. Representations of the South in writing and on film assumed "everybody knew" what had happened in place and time to create the South. Today, our vision of the South varies, and there is less "there there" than ever before. In The South That Wasn't There, Michael Kreyling explores a series of literary situations in which memory and history seem to work in odd and problematic ways. Looking at Toni Morrison's masterpiece Beloved, he tests the viability of applying Holocaust and trauma studies to the poetics and politics of remembering slavery
The novels of Ross Macdonald by Michael Kreyling( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his examination of Macdonald's eighteen detective novels, Kreyling suggests that this author elevated a popular genre from the plateau reached by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler to a level of sophistication yet to be surpassed. Kreyling takes a fresh look at forgotten works as well as Macdonald's better known novels, and proposes that the literary merit of the Macdonald corpus calls for a closer, more discriminating reading than scholars commonly accord the genre. He considers the "mutual bond" of structure and life that informs Macdonald's work, the Freudian theories he has adopted to advance his genre, and the place his novels occupy in the larger literary canon. He shows how Macdonald forces protagonist Archer to mature and change by incorporating themes drawn from the novelist's own family life, the social and moral upheavals of the 1960s, America's and California's obsession with race, environmental sins, and the difficulties of aging.--From publisher description
A late encounter with the Civil War by Michael Kreyling( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete novels by Eudora Welty( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often considered her masterpiece, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1972
Stories, essays & memoir by Eudora Welty( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete novels by Eudora Welty( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eudora Welty by Michael Kreyling( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novels of Eudora Welty by Michael Kreyling( )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grandissimes : a story of Creole life by George Washington Cable( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting forth formidable arguments for racial equality, Cable's novel of feuding Creole families in early nineteenth-century New Orleans blends post'Civil War social dissent and Romanticism
New essays on Wise blood( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on Wise Blood : Notes on Contributors by ANON( )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman without Any Bones : Anti-Angel Aggression in Wise Blood by Patricia Smith Yaeger( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on Wise Blood : Introduction( )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Understanding Eudora Welty
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Author and agent : Eudora Welty and Diarmuid RussellNew essays on Wise bloodInventing southern literatureThe South that wasn't there : postsouthern memory and historyThe novels of Ross MacdonaldStories, essays, & memoir : a curtain of green, and other stories ; The wide net, and other stories ; The golden apples ; The bride of the innisfallen, and other stories ; Other stories ; Selected essays ; One writer's beginningsComplete novelsStories, essays & memoir