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Wolfe, Peter 1933-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 159 publications in 2 languages and 13,047 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6052.E5, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Wolfe
Understanding Alan Bennett by Peter Wolfe( )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,606 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 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Renault by Peter Wolfe( Book )
8 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Mary Renault
August Wilson by Peter Wolfe( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The other works in the still unfinished cycle include: Fences (staged in 1985), Joe Turner's Come and Gone (staged in 1986), The Piano Lesson (staged in 1990), Two Trains Running (staged in 1992), and Seven Guitars (staged in 1996). In this comprehensive analysis of Wilson's theater, Peter Wolfe sees the dramatist as exploding stereotypes of the ghetto poor, with his juxtapositions of the ordinary and the African-American surreal evoking anger, affection, and sometimes a little hope. Rather than debating social issues, Wilson, Wolfe argues, concerns himself with the salvation of black Americans
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 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean Rhys by Peter Wolfe( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 672 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 )
9 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 )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 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 )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features a collection of Internet resources about the Japanese author Yukio Mishima (1925-1970), compiled by Catharton.com. Provides access to listservs, online chat rooms, and message boards focusing on the author, as well as biographical sketches of him
Something more than night : the case of Raymond Chandler by Peter Wolfe( Book )
6 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 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laden choirs : the fiction of Patrick White by Peter Wolfe( Book )
10 editions published between 1963 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 )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Patrick White ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 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
Convinced that truth can best be revealed by juxtaposition, reflection, or distortion, he illuminates his protest against the modern abundance fetish by means of indirect lighting. His favorite idiom is irony, one that rests on limited expectations. But his country doesn't suffer from scarcity, and the narrative mode he favors is the long (or mega) novel. In this regard, Gaddis calls forth Walt Whitman. Gaddis is large, embraces multitudes, and is unafraid of self-contradiction. Thus he favors a narrative texture that's thick and heavy with a good deal of spillover. He resists imposing clean, consecutive discourse upon a reality consisting largely of a scumbling of depths, mirror images, and puzzling alternatives
Graham Greene : man of paradox by Graham Greene( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding Penelope Fitzgerald by Peter Wolfe( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 291 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 )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 247 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 234 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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