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Madden, David 1933-

Works: 349 works in 677 publications in 1 language and 22,702 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Experimental fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Signer, Other
Classifications: PS379, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Madden
Tough guy writers of the thirties by David Madden( Book )

51 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American dreams, American nightmares by David Madden( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wright Morris by David Madden( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering James Agee by David Madden( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James M. Cain by David Madden( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James M. Cain wrote some of the most gritty novels in American literature, including such classics as The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce. James M. Cain: Hard-Boiled Mythmaker is a critical overviewof the author's life, work, and legacy. An updated and expanded edition of two of David Madden's scholarly works on Cain, this new book improves upon the previous works by collecting the most essential writing on Cain by Madden into one volume. In addition to melding existing material, this work contains updated and new material, including fresh commentaries on later books, such as Rainbow's End, Cloud Nine, and The Enchanted Isle, as well as later film adaptations, including Butterfly. It also responds to 40 years' worth of criticism on Cain and reevaluates his influence. Providing an overview of all of Cain's fiction, including an analysis of the major themes of his entire literary career, the book also describes Cain's impacton and importance in 20th-century culture, film in particular. In addition to a biographical summary and thematic outline of Cain's nearly 50-year career, Madden and Mecholsky examine how Cain's works explore the nightmare consequences of the persistent American dream. Finally, Madden and Mecholsky consider Cain's technical innovations of the novel and survey the major film adaptations of Cain's novels. With its significant in-depth analysis, this volume will be of interest to Cain scholars as well as anyone interested in 20th century American literature and film
A primer of the novel : for readers and writers by David Madden( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This handbook focuses on more than fifty types and major artistic techniques of the novel throughout its history, providing definitions and discussions and including typical passages and lists of examples. For easy reference, it includes a detailed chronology of novels, two bibliographies of articles and books by both novelists and critics, and two indexes of types and techniques and authors and titles."--Jacket
Rediscoveries : informal essays in which well-known novelists rediscover neglected works of fiction by one of their favorite authors by David Madden( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathanael West: the cheaters and the cheated; a collection of critical essays by Nathanael West( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics of Civil War fiction by David Madden( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Robert Penn Warren( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Penn Warren was unique among twentieth-century American writers for having achieved excellence in a broad and assorted range of genres: poems, novels, plays, critical works, historical essays, personal essays, biography, and innovative textbooks. In this collection of essays, critics and poets--among the finest Warren scholars--assess Warren's legacy within his various genres and illuminate his centrality to twentieth-century American culture."--Book jacket
The suicide's wife : a novel by David Madden( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne Harrington, a poet and an English professor at a small university in West Virginia returns to his empty family home in upstate New York to have a last look before he sells it. He is discovered there, sitting on the lawn, in his favorite boyhood spot, with a bullet in his head. His wife, Ann is left with three small children to raise and an overpowering need to piece together the recent past of a husband whose anguish she never suspected. (Newsweek)
Beyond the battlefield : the ordinary life and extraordinary times of the Civil War soldier( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black and white period photographs and excerpts from the memoirs, letters, and journals of soldiers on both sides of the Civil War provide a first hand look at the everyday lives of ordinary soldiers, from what they wore and what they ate to the leisure activities that they used to combat the boredom of military life
Bijou; a novel by David Madden( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucius Hatchfield's life is influenced by the movies at the Bijou where he is an usher. His family and friends seem almost as fantastic as the characters on the big screen
Contemporary novelists by Neil Schlager( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes biographies, bibliographies and critical essays on a wide range of contemporary writers
Harlequin's stick, Charlie's cane : a comparative study of commedia dell'arte and silent slapstick comedy by David Madden( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetic image in 6 genres by David Madden( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the short story by Adrian H Jaffe( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Basic elements of fiction -- Most dangerous game / Richard Connell ; And the rock cried out / Ray Bradbury ; The Manhunt / Daniel Curley ; The last day in the field / Caroline Gordon ; A Tree, a rock, a cloud / Carson McCullers -- pt. 2. Point of view -- The Horse Dealer's Daughter / D.H. Lawrence ; What we don't know hurts us / Mark Schorer ; Rain / W. Somerset Maugham ; The girls in their summer dresses / Irwin Shaw -- pt. 3. Honesty and dishonesty in fiction --De Mortuis / John Collier ; The Lottery / Shirley Jackson ; Necklace / Guy de Maupassant -- pt. 4. Symbol -- Girl / Meridel Le Sueur ; Portable phonograph / Walter Van Tilburg Clark ; Good country people / Flannery O'Connor ; Flowering Judas / Katherine Anne Porter -- Pt. 5. Humor, satire, and fantasy -- Catbird seat / James Thurber ; First Confession / Frank O'Connor ; Forks / J.F. Powers ; Other side of the hedge / E.M. Forster ; Adam and Eve and Pinch me ; A.E. Coppard -- pt. 6. Theme and variation -- Leader of the people / John Steinbeck ; That evening sun / William Faulkner ; Absolution / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; Short happy life of Francis Macomber / Ernest Hemingway -- pt. 7. More stories for study -- Tell-tale heart / Edgar Allen Poe ; My Kinsman, Major Molineux / Nathaniel Hawthorne ; Bartleby / Herman Melville ; Lament / Anton Chekhov ; Real Thing / Henry James; Herart of Darkness/ Joseph Conrad ; Open Boat / Stephen Crane; Gentleman from San Francisco / Ivan Bunin ; Little Cloud / James Joyce ; Petrified man / Eudora Welty ; Goodbye, my brother / John Cheever; Unspoiled reaction / Mary McCarthy ; Patented gate and the mean hamburger / Robert Penn Warren ; Who made yellow roses yellow? / John Updike ; Defender of the faith / Philip Roth
Sharpshooter : a novel of the Civil War by David Madden( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The up-and-down life of a boy who enrolled as a soldier in the Civil War. Starting on the Union side, Willis Carr, 13, is captured and given the choice of execution or joining the Confederacy. He joins, only to desert, is recaptured and sent to be a guard in a prison. Finally he gets something out of the war, a slave teaches him to read and write
London Bridge in plague and fire : a novel by David Madden( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than two thousand years, Old London Bridge evolved through many fragile wooden forms until it became the first bridge built of stone since the Roman invaders. With over two hundred houses and shops built directly upon the bridge, it was a wonder of the world until it was dismantled in 1832. In this stunningly original novel, Old London Bridge is as much a living, breathing character as its architect, the priest Peter de Colechurch, who began work on it in 1176, partly to honor Archbishop Thomas à Becket, murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. In 1665, the year of the Great Plague, Peter's history is unknown, but Daryl Braintree, a young poet living on the bridge, resurrects him through inspired flights of imagination. As Daryl chronicles the history of the bridge and composes poems about it, he reads his work to his witty mistress, who prefers making love. Among other key characters is Lucien Redd, who as a boy was sexually brutalized by both Puritans and Cavaliers during the English Civil War before being kidnapped off London Bridge onto a merchant ship. Thus traumatized, he aspires to become Lucifer's most evil disciple. Twenty years later, young Morgan Wood is forced into seafaring service to pay off his father's debts; and, compelled by obsessive nostalgia for his early life on the bridge, he keeps a journal. Joining Morgan aboard ship, Lucien "(Bbefriends" him--to devastating effect. The shops and houses on the bridge survive both the Great Plague and Great Fire, believed to be God's wrath upon sinful London. Fearing that God may next destroy the bridge and its eight hundred denizens, seven of its merchant leaders revert to a pagan appeasement ritual by selecting one of their virgin daughters for sacrifice. To enact their plan, they hire Lucien, who has returned to the bridge to burn it out of pure meanness. But as Lucien discovers, the chosen victim may be more Lucifer's favorite than he is
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The legacy of Robert Penn Warren
Alternative Names
David Madden American novelist, poet, author of literary criticism, and playwright

David Madden écrivain, dramaturge, poète et critique littéraire américain

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English (240)

James M. CainA primer of the novel : for readers and writersClassics of Civil War fictionThe legacy of Robert Penn WarrenBeyond the battlefield : the ordinary life and extraordinary times of the Civil War soldierContemporary novelistsStudies in the short story