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Wolfe, Peter 1933-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 187 publications in 2 languages and 12,810 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Performer
Classifications: PR6052.E5, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Peter Wolfe
Understanding Alan Bennett by Peter Wolfe ( )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Fowles, magus and moralist by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
August Wilson by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The African-American dramatist August Wilson, who was born in a Pittsburgh slum in 1945, saw the first professional productions of his plays in 1981 and 1982, in little theaters in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Pittsburgh. He had also begun sending his plays to the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, which sponsors workshops to develop the talents of young American playwrights. The Connecticut-based conference eventually accepted a work-in-progress, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (staged in 1984), and from that moment Wilson's career took off like, to use the title of his 1992 play, Two Trains Running. With Ma Rainey, Wilson began a ten-play cycle dramatizing different decades in the history of African Americans in the twentieth century
Mary Renault by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
8 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Mary Renault
Graham Greene; the entertainer by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Greene's lighter fiction, which he called entertainments, as a distinct literary genre
Rebecca West : artist and thinker by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean Rhys by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Jean Rhys
The disciplined heart: Iris Murdoch and her novels by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beams falling : the art of Dashiell Hammett by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first book published on Hammett since 1969, Wolfe interprets leading themes, considers important social issues raised by them and fills in the necessary historical background
Yukio Mishima by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Something more than night : the case of Raymond Chandler by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreamers who live their dreams : the world of Ross Macdonald's novels by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laden choirs : the fiction of Patrick White by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corridors of deceit : the world of John le Carré by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Patrick White ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vision of his own : the mind and art of William Gaddis by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His practice of splintering traditional storytelling modes forces us to seek merit and value along the margins. Also, by keeping the chronology of his books vague, he transmits the pressure his people feel living amid guidelines and controls that can't be seen or felt, let alone made sense of. What remains, through it all, is the richness of his moral imagination. His explorations of identity and survival stir unerring insights into the depths of human behavior
Graham Greene : man of paradox by Graham Greene ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding Penelope Fitzgerald by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this survey of Penelope Fitzgerald's life and career, Peter Wolfe explains how the British novelist brings resources of talent and craft, thought and feeling, courage and vulnerability, to the biographies and novels that have earned her renown."
Like hot knives to the brain : James Ellroy's search for himself by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Often more disturbing than entertaining, James Ellroy is an author who never shies away from the ugly or repellent. Peter Wolfe examines how Ellroy transcends the genres of pulp and neo-noir fiction to write stories that are both psychologically haunting and culturally relevant. Wolfe skillfully combines biography - including the unsolved murder of Ellroy's mother - with literary analysis to provide a fascinating and readable study of this popular author. The first in-depth companion to the work of James Ellroy, Like Hot Knives to the Brain will interest students of popular culture, mystery readers, and crime buffs everywhere."--BOOK JACKET
In the zone : the twilight world of Rod Serling by Peter Wolfe ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Twilight Zone explores the possibilities inhering in the ordinary. A Twilight Zone episode can move us by being poignant and intimate, rambunctious or thought provoking. It can also be orchestrated as a set of intertwined plot developments or as a serial progression. But regardless of whether it takes place on an asteroid, in a city pool room, or in the backwoods, it will usually convey both a folklorist's eye for detail and the born raconteur's sense of pace. Rod Serling, the show's founder, main scriptwriter, and artistic director, knew how much burden he could place on his rhetorical and dramatic gifts. Deservedly celebrated as a pioneer in TV science fiction, he also writes about history and loyalty, the grip of everyday reality, and the dangers of both forgetting about one's ghosts and giving them the upper hand
 
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English (126)
French (1)
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