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Olney, James

Overview
Works: 28 works in 160 publications in 3 languages and 8,554 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Interviews  Poetry  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other
Classifications: CT25, 920
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James Olney
 
Most widely held works by James Olney
Metaphors of self; the meaning of autobiography by James Olney( Book )

33 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and French and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell me Africa: an approach to African literature by James Olney( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography, essays theoretical and critical by James Olney( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Olney gathers together in this book some of the best and most important writings on autobiography produced in the past two decades. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scho
Memory & narrative : the weave of life-writing by James Olney( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among other issues, Olney considers the rejection of the pronoun "I" by many post-Rousseau writers; the uses of narrative in the works of Beckett, Franz Kafka, and the sculptor Alberto Giacometti, and the role of literary memory in light of recent "memory work" from a variety of scientific disciplines. Giambattista Vico, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Richard Wright, and Christa Wolf are some of the many writers examined in this monumental study
Studies in autobiography( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language(s) of poetry : Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins by James Olney( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this clear, succinct, and engaging book, noted critic James Olney explores the work of three seemingly disparate precursors of modernism - Whitman, Dickinson, and Hopkins - and establishes a set of criteria by which any reader might judge and better appreciate a poem. Considering the language of the poets' times, their unique ways with language, and what he calls the "nearly ahistorical language" of poetry, Olney arrives at three properties that form a kind of common ground in poetry, regardless of the cultural context or the era in which the poem was written. These properties are a heightened rhythmization of language, an elevated figurativity of language, and a highly personal, distinctive eccentricity that shapes both the poetic vision and the technical means used to express it. In three chapters, each focusing on one of these properties, Olney shows how the poets shaped these elements in their own distinctive ways. "Dickinsonian" verse, he notes, displays a metrical regularity reminiscent of hymns. It is also a thoroughly metaphorical poetry that works through figures of similarity and resemblance, and it reveals an unmistakable economy as well as a "darting, quicksilver" elusiveness. Whitman's highly rhythmic, but entirely nonmetrical, poetry is dominated by figures of correlation and connection. His verse, pervaded by an insatiate desire to annex the human world and universe to himself, has a sense of being neverending. Hopkins's poems are markedly rhythmic and even metrical, but not according to any traditional or inherited system of metrics. Figuratively mixed, they are highly wrought poems that observe the strictest formalities in order to subjugate unruly and explosive emotions. Throughout his discussions, Olney quotes extensively from the poetry of all three figures and also conveys much about the effect of their personal lives on their work. In plain terms that neither obfuscate nor overshadow his subjects, Olney helps us to understand better the ways in which poets defamiliarize our world and make us see it anew
The rhizome and the flower : the perennial philosophy, Yeats and Jung by James Olney( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern review and modern literature, 1935-1985( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. S. Eliot : essays from the Southern review( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afro-American writing today : an anniversary issue of the Southern review( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the scenes : or, Thirty years a slave and four years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seamstress and friend of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln describes her days as a slave and her memories of the Lincolns
Contemporary Irish poetry and criticism( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Herbert and Gerard Manley Hopkins; a comparative study in two religious poets by James Olney( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern review. : a special issue: contemporary Irish poetry and criticism. Summer 1995, vol. 31, no. 3.( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphors of self by James Olney( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography by James Olney( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in autobiography : essays from the International Symposium ...( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Afro-American culture, literature, and social order( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discusses the status of Afro-American writing, and some of the changes in awareness on the part of critics and audiences toward the literature
Papers of Michael Ryan by Michael Ryan( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

There is correspondence with friends, colleagues, publishers, and other contemporary poets, particularly Stephen Berg, editor of "American poetry review," and "The Southern review" re the T.S. Eliot anniversary issue
Selected Stories from the Southern Review by Lewis P Simpson( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Memory & narrative : the weave of life-writing
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English (146)

Italian (1)

French (1)

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