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Lingeman, Richard R.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 9,659 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legal stories  Romance fiction  Dictionaries  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, pre, Annotator
Classifications: PS3523.E94, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Richard R Lingeman
 
Most widely held works by Richard R Lingeman
Don't you know there's a war on? The American home front, 1941-1945 by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinclair Lewis : rebel from Main Street by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The critic Edmund Wilson called Sinclair Lewis "one of the national poets." In the 1920s, Lewis fired off a fusillade of sensational novels, exploding American shibboleths with a volatile mixture of caricature and photographic realism. With an unerring eye for the American scene and an omnivorous ear for American talk, he mocked such sacrosanct institutions as the small town (Main Street), business (Babbitt), medicine (Arrowsmith), and religion (Elmer Gantry). His shrewdly observed characters became part of the American gallery, and his titles became part of the language." "Bringing to bear newly uncovered correspondence, diaries, and criticism, Richard Lingeman, distinguished biographer of Theodore Dreiser, paints a sympathetic portrait - in all its multihued contradictions - of a seminal American writer who could be inwardly the loneliest of men and outwardly as gregarious as George Follansbee Babbitt himself. Lingeman writes with sympathy and understanding about Lewis's losing struggle with alcoholism; his stormy marriages, including one to the superwoman Dorothy Thompson, whose fame as a newspaper columnist in the 1930s outshone Lewis's fading star as a novelist; and his wistful, autumnal love for an actress more than thirty years younger than he."--Jacket
Small town America : a narrative history, 1620-the present by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drugs from A to Z: a dictionary by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

35 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drug terms, including slang, defined from both pharmacological and sociological points of view. Intended primarily for the layman. Deals with drugs used for nonmedical purposes, i.e., so-called "mind" drugs that alter consciousness, mood, emotions, etc. Entry gives definition, derivation, synonyms, cross references, and quotation (to show use of term). 4 appendixes pertinent to legal and official classifications of drugs. 1st ed., 1969
Theodore Dreiser by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noir forties : the American people from victory to Cold War by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social, political, and popular culture of America in the period between VJ Day and the start of the Korean War, discussing the country's anxieties and insecurities at the onset of the Red Scare and the Cold War
Double lives : American writers' friendships by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Double Lives, Lingeman explores friendships that span the centuries, straddle both coasts, and take in every gender combination. Mark Twain and William Dean Howells were co-curmudgeons who shared a sense of humor and a deep streak of generosity. Willa Cather had the great good fortune to encounter the older Yankee writer Sarah Orne Jewett at the precise moment when Cather was ready to embrace her own professional and sexual identity. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway met in Paris while both were in their twenties, became fast friends for the worst reasons (Fitzgerald needed heroes, Hemingway admirers), and spent the next fifteen years disappointing each other
An American tragedy by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The corruption of a young man becomes a portrait of the society that shaped his ambitions and destroyed him." "Based on an actual criminal case, 'An American Tragedy' was the inspiration for the film 'A Place in the Sun, ' winner of six Academy Awards, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. "Clyde Griffiths falls in love with and impregnates Roberta, but realizing that another girl will help him succeed, he drowns Roberta."
Theodore Dreiser : an American journey by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nation guide to the Nation by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essential lifestyle guide for the millions of progressives from coast to coast, "The Nation Guide to the Nation" will help left-of-center types find the left-leaning shops, cultural institutions, and gathering places in their own hometowns and on the road"--Page 4 of cover
Theodore Dreiser : an American journey, 1908-1945 by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrowsmith ; Elmer Gantry ; Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Arrowsmith, Lewis portrays the medical education and career of a physician whose idealistic commitment is tested by the greed and opportunism he encounters at all levels of his profession. Elmer Gantry dramatizes the growing tension between secularism and fundamentalism in 1920s America through the portrait of a glib and self-serving preacher relentlessly pursuing worldly pleasure and power. Dodsworth depicts the unraveling marriage of an American industrialist and his restless wife as they travel through Europe, and explores the contrasts between European cultural tradition and American commercialism"--Publisher description
The Monocle peep show by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinclair Lewis : America's angry man by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George F. Babbitt is a hustling, prosperous real estate broker in a city of about 350,000. Back of his business and clubs and 100% activities is a wistful wonder as to what this business of living is all about
Double lives : American writers' friendships by Richard R Lingeman( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the apple tree : a novel by Dan Wakefield( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is December 8, 1941. Everyone in the school assembly in Artie Garber's school in Birney, Illinois is hushed and serious. They are listening to President Roosevelt declare that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has brought on war. Down the street Artie's big brother Roy, recovering from a hangover, is preparing to join the Marines. Shirley, a girl Roy cares for, is taking a new interest in the would-be soldier. And Artie, 'going on 11,' prepares to do his best for the War Effort."--Page 4 of cover
This immigrant nation : perspectives on an American dilemma : articles from the Nation 1868- the present( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Sinclair Lewis's brilliant satire of small-town, midwestern America, Carol Kennicott wants desperately to transform Gopher Prairie into something grander. Originally from the city and now married to the local doctor, she is frustrated with both his and the town's docility and what seems to her as a lack of cultural aspiration"--Publisher description
Gore Vidal's state of the union : Nation essays, 1958-2005 by Gore Vidal( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Lingeman, Richard.

Lingeman, Richard 1931-

Lingeman, Richard R.

Lingeman, Richard Roberts 1931-

Languages
English (163)

Covers
Sinclair Lewis : rebel from Main StreetDouble lives : American writers' friendshipsAn American tragedyTheodore Dreiser : an American journeyThe Nation guide to the NationArrowsmith ; Elmer Gantry ; DodsworthSinclair Lewis : America's angry manBabbittDouble lives : American writers' friendships