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Tanner, Tony

Works: 96 works in 931 publications in 6 languages and 22,805 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Sea stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  History  Action and adventure fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Commentator, Commentator for written text, win
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Tony Tanner
Most widely held works by Tony Tanner
Henry James : the writer and his work by Tony Tanner( Book )

57 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of words: American fiction, 1950-1970 by Tony Tanner( Book )

40 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a penetrating critical commentary on the works of twenty-five contemporary novelists including Barth, Mailer, Bellow, Heller, Updike and Malamud
Jane Austen by Tony Tanner( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tanner addresses the issues that have continually occupied Austen's most perceptive critics in this reissued edition that also features a new Preface by leading Romantic scholar Marilyn Gaull, who examines Tanner's background and places the original work in context
Adultery in the novel : contract and transgression by Tony Tanner( Book )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of wonder, naivety and reality in American literature by Tony Tanner( Book )

34 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Pynchon by Tony Tanner( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes of nature, signs of men by Tony Tanner( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American mystery : American literature from Emerson to DeLillo by Tony Tanner( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prefaces to Shakespeare by Tony Tanner( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final ten years of his life, Tony Tanner tackled the largest project any critic in English can take on, writing a preface to each of Shakespeare's plays. This collection serves as a comprehensive introduction for the general reader. Tanner brings Shakespeare to life, explicating everything from big-picture issues such as the implications of shifts in Elizabethan culture to close readings of Shakespeare's deployment of complex words in his plays.--[book jacket]
Saul Bellow by Tony Tanner( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession, and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. The tale of Captain Ahab's frantic pursuit of the cunning and notorious white whale Moby Dick, is packed with drama, and draws heavily on the author's own experiences on the high seas. This edition includes passages from Melville's correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne, in which the two discussed the philosophical depths of the novel's plot and imagery
Conrad: Lord Jim by Tony Tanner( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice desired by Tony Tanner( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venecia está presente en la obra de Melville, Lord Byron, Ruskin, Henry James, Marcel Proust, Hofmannsthal, Ezra Pound, Rilke, Mann, Satre, es decir, en buena parte de los autores fundamentales para entender la literatura moderna y el mundo en el que estamos. Venecia es un mundo de deseo, así lo entendieron estos autores, también de los más extremos contrastes, la ciudad de las "piedras" de Ruskin, el mosaico de Proust, el amor y la muerte de Mann. La historia y la materialidad de Venecia, su arquitectura, sus pinturas y sus pintores, sus dirigentes, el mar y el mármol, los jardines y las plazas, se articulan en las obras de todos ellos de tal manera que pensamos en una Venecia capaz de "crear", por así decirlo, una literatura original y personal. ¿Hubieran escrito todos ellos de la misma manera a como lo han hecho de no existir Venecia? Tony Tanner ha estudiado con minuciosidad y la brillantez más extrema las relaciones que mantuvieron con Venecia, las que mantuvieron entre sí, el diálogo, explícito en ocasiones, oculto otras veces, que está en el fondo de sus obras. El libro, de una riqueza difícilmente superable, es ya un clásico no sólo de la crítica, también del pensamiento contemporáneo. Venecia es a la vez el refugio-cielo del arte (el desván de Tiziano) y lugar de lo suprimido, de lo agitado, de la vida sensual oprimida, borrada, que subvierte y se aleja al mismo tiempo del enclave artístico. Como lugar y figura, Venecia parece ser notoria e increíblemente doble, volviéndose constantemente en su contrario y deseando o precipitando humores exactamente opuestos: satisfacción y pérdida; iluminación y desolación; un sentido de gloria, plenitud y apoteosis que da lugar a sentimientos de abandono, ausencia y disminución; el abandono espiritual en lo sensual y el esplendor convertido en miseria. Así fue para Byron y Ruskin, también para Henry James, así será para Proust. Y, de forma un tanto complicada, también lo será para Hofmannsthal
Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Book )

66 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early nineteenth-century England, a spirited young woman copes with the suit of a snobbish gentleman as well as the romantic entanglements of her four sisters
The Oxford book of sea stories by Tony Tanner( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'And then went down to the ship.' Thus, with a nod to Homer, Ezra Pound began his own epic odyssey through world literature and the modern world. There is no literature without a departure, a setting forth; and very often that has meant leaving the land for the more uncertain world of the sea
Henry James and the art of nonfiction by Tony Tanner( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Henry James and the Art of Nonfiction, Tony Tanner shows how James radically transformed the nonfiction genres of travel writing, literary criticism, and autobiography, just as he transformed the novel." "Exploring the developments and characteristics of James's travel writing, Tanner observes that "absence rather than presence; shadow rather than substance; broken eloquence esteemed more than confidently replete utterance" are its central features. By deliberately withholding information, writes Tanner, James gives the reader "something rare and incomparable. Not only a sense of a place or of the past. But as one reads him, a sense of that sense. It can take one's breath away."" "Tanner then examines the kind of theory James offers for literary criticism - if indeed it does not amount to an antitheory - and looks closely at James's criticism of four writers whom the author admired: George Eliot, Ivan Turgenev, Honore de Balzac, and Gustave Flaubert, Tanner begins by discussing "The Art of Fiction," the closest James ever came to making a theoretical statement. According to Tanner, James's criticism is the "reverse of schematic." James wants to challenge prescriptive categorizations and fixed taxonomies with regard to such matters as narration, description, dialogue, character, and incident. For James, criticism is not, and cannot be, a theory. It is an art."
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Book )

50 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1814. Edited with and introduction and notes by Tony Tanner.; This title also available as a film
The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterpiece, a dazzling social satire, and a milestone in twentieth century literature, The Great Gatsby peels away the layers of the glamorous twenties in the U.S. to display the coldness and cruelty at its heart
The Blithedale romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Hawthorne's own experience of a Utopian socialist community outside Boston, this novel tells of the attempts of a like-minded group to begin reforming a dissipated America. However, rather than dropping bad habits and changing the world, they find themselves pursuing egotistical paths
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Book )

56 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic walks thorugh lush Devonshire and genteel dinner parties at a stately manor draw two pretty sisters into the schemes and manipulations of landed gentry determined to marry wisely and well. Meither sense nor sensibility can guarantee happiness for either--as romantic Marianne falls prey to a dangerous scoundrel and reasonable Elinor loses her heart to a gentleman already engaged
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Jane Austen
Alternative Names
Tanner, Paul Antony

Tener, Toni 1935-1998

Tony Tanner critico letterario britannico

Тони Тэннер

タナー, トニー


Jane AustenThe reign of wonder, naivety and reality in American literatureScenes of nature, signs of menThe American mystery : American literature from Emerson to DeLilloPrefaces to ShakespeareMoby DickVenice desiredJane Austen's Pride and prejudice