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Tanner, Tony

Works: 95 works in 941 publications in 5 languages and 23,996 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Sea stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  History  Action and adventure fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, win, Other, Redactor, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works about Tony Tanner
Most widely held works by Tony Tanner
Henry James by Tony Tanner( Book )

62 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 4,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains criticism on the fiction of Henry James
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicle of a young seaman who joins the crew of the whaling ship Pequod, led by the fanatical Captain Ahab, a sailor whose obsession with pursuing the white whale Moby Dick threatens to lead them all to disaster
City of words: American fiction, 1950-1970 by Tony Tanner( Book )

39 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,795 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 )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,681 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
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 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adultery in the novel : contract and transgression by Tony Tanner( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Pynchon by Tony Tanner( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the relationship of the American writer to his land and language - to the 'scene' and the 'sign', to the natural landscape and the inscriptions imposed upon it by men. Among the questions considered in the first section of the book are how does American Romantic writing differ from European; what are the peculiar problems faced by the American artist, and what roles does he adopt to tackle them; what kind of writing results when authors as different as Henry Adams and Mark Twain lament the vanishing of an earlier America, or when Adams and Henry James review their complex relationship to their homeland, or when W. D. Howells and Stephen Crane seek to define their themes in a specifically American setting. The second section of the book examines similar concerns in a number of contemporary writers, notably Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Donald Barthelme, John DeLillo, and William Gass
Prefaces to Shakespeare by Tony Tanner( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 777 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]
The American mystery : American literature from Emerson to DeLillo by Tony Tanner( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Book )

65 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much has been said of the light and sparkling side of Pride and - the delicious social comedy, the unerring dialogue, the satisfying love stories and its enchanting and spirited heroine. Nonetheless, the novel is also about deeper issues in which Jane Austen demonstrates her belief that the truly civilized being maintains a proper balance between reason and energy. As Tony Tanner remarks in his stimulating introduction: 'Since to stress one at the expense of the other can either way mean loss, both to self and society, the picture of achieved congruence between them offered in Pride and Prejudice is of unfading relevance. It is perhaps no wonder that it has also proved capable of giving eternal delight.'
Saul Bellow by Tony Tanner( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conrad: Lord Jim by Tony Tanner( Book )

36 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice desired by Tony Tanner( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 579 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
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 438 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 )

51 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 416 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 comedies by William Shakespeare( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of all of Shakespeare's comedies
The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 397 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 )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 338 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
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Moby Dick
Alternative Names
Tanner, Paul Antony

Tener, Toni 1935-1998

Tony Tanner critico letterario britannico

Тони Тэннер

タナー, トニー


Moby DickJane AustenThe reign of wonder, naivety and reality in American literatureScenes of nature, signs of menPrefaces to ShakespeareThe American mystery : American literature from Emerson to DeLilloPride and prejudiceVenice desired