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Hemmings, F. W. J. (Frederick William John) 1920-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 340 publications in 5 languages and 11,316 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Political fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Other, Singer
Classifications: PQ2504, 843.8
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Most widely held works about F. W. J Hemmings
 
Most widely held works by F. W. J Hemmings
Émile Zola by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

39 editions published between 1953 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Emile Zola by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversy surrounded Zola during his life-time, and controversy has followed him ever since. No other French writer was so violently attacked by contemporaries, none had a more devoted following. This high priest of Naturalism scandalized France by the frankness of his treatment of the seamier side of human nature and electrified the whole of Europe and America by his denunciation of the military establishment of his country over the Dreyfus case. His reputation has remained in dispute ever since his mysterious death in 1902, some critics arguing his work's consistently high and original literary quality, others its undue reliance on cheap sensationalism. This biography, which at was the first in English for twenty-five years when it was first published in 1966, draws on significant material to present a full and rounded account of a life that progressed from abject poverty to powerful influence and relative affluence, an account that considerably modifies our ideas about a writer who was always a public figure but at the same time a defensively shy and secretive man. F.W.J. Hemmings delineates the social facts that lay behind Zola's great panoramic cycle of novels Les Rougon-Macquart, with its theme of corruption spreading through all levels of French society from the festering economic degradation at the bottom of the social scale
Baudelaire the damned : a biography by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Franse dichter Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)
Culture and society in France, 1848-1898; dissidents and philistines by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The half century in France from 1848 to 1898 witnessed one of the most astonishingly productive periods in the Arts of any country or any age. This was the era of Baudelaire, Hugo, Verlaine, Mallarmé and Rimbaud among the poets; of novelists such as Flaubert, Zola, Maupassant and Huysmans; of Rodin among the sculptors and Debussy among the composers; and of a series of artists, ranging from Courbet to Cézanne, who in numbers and quality are equalled only in seventeenth-century Holland or Renaissance Italy. Yet, as Professor Hemmings emphasizes, this was a Dissident Culture--one in which writers and painters were frequently misunderstood by and at odds with the society which brought them to birth. How then to explain the paradox that art of every kind flourished supremely at a time when the divorce between the artist and his public was more profound than it has ever been before? Professor Hemming's explanation takes the form of a narrative of events: an examination of the arts in society; but a narrative which for breadth of understanding, elegance and exactitude of language, and illuminating insight it would not be easy to parallel. Starting with the appearance of the artists on the barricades in the 1848 Revolution, the survey follows the estrangement between culture and public which reached a height with the work of Van Gogh and Cézanne, and the momentary reconciliation which was symbolized by Zola's critical role in the Dreyfus affair."--Jacket
Stendhal, a study of his novels by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

32 editions published between 1946 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of realism by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandre Dumas, the king of romance by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre and state in France, 1760-1905 by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relations between theatre and state were seldom more fraught in France than in the latter part of the eighteenth and during the nineteenth century. The unique attraction of the theatre, the sole source of mass entertainment over the period, accounts in part for this: successive governments could not ignore these large nightly gatherings, viewing them with distrust and attempting to control them by every kind of device, from censorship of plays to the licensing of playhouses. In his illuminating study, F. W. J. Hemmings traces the vicissitudes of this perennial conflict, which began with the rise of the small independent boulevard theatres in the 1760s and eventually petered out in 1905 with the abandonment of censorship by the state. There are separate chapters on the provincial theatre, while the French Revolution is given particularly detailed attention. This work, complementing his earlier book The Theatre Industry in Nineteenth-Century France, will be of interest to students of theatre history, French studies and European culture in general
The theatre industry in nineteenth-century France by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to explore the history of French theatre in the nineteenth century through its special role as an organized popular amusement. In this fascinating study, F.W.J. Hemmings examines the transition of the theatre from an elite art form to its new role in post-revolutionary France as an industry like any other. During this period theatre became one of the few areas of employment where women were in demand as much as men, and a school of dramatic art, supported by generous government grants, was founded in Paris a century or more before similar training centres were established in London and elsewhere. Through an examination of contemporary documents and records, Hemmings reveals the social and cultural environment surrounding the theatre in this period. The book is divided into three sections: audiences, actors, and playwrights, and covers such topics as the attempt of the claque to dictate audience reaction, the social ostracism suffered by actors and even more by actresses throughout the century, and the increasing stranglehold the powerful playwrights' union established over commercial managers. Written in a lively style, it will be of interest to students and scholars of theatre history, French history and culture, and social history
Culture and society in France, 1789-1848 by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zola and the craft of fiction : (essays in honour of F.W.J. Hemmings)( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac; an interpretation of La comédie humaine by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

11 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian novel in France, 1884-1914 by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

17 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salons by Émile Zola( Book )

12 editions published in 1959 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king of romance : a portrait of Alexandre Dumas by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Franse auteur (1803-1870)
The uses of literature : an inaugural lecture delivered in the University of Leicester, 3 Nov. 1964 by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germinal by Émile Zola( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncompromisingly harsh and realistic story of a coalminers' strike in northern France in the 1860's
Salons recueillies by Émile Zola( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theatre industry in nineteenth-century France by F. W. J Hemmings( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1993 book explores the history of French theatre in the nineteenth century through its special role as an organized popular entertainment. Traditionally regarded as an elite art form, in post-Revolutionary France the stage began to be seen as an industry like any other and the theatre became one of the few areas of employment where women were in demand as much as men. The increasingly commercial ethos dominating the stage led to the mass production of plays with audience appeal, resulting in an inevitable dilution of literary standards. In this lively account, Hemmings examines how the theatre world flourished and evolved, and reveals such matters as the difficult life of the actress, salaries and contracts, and the profession of the playwright
 
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Theatre and state in France, 1760-1905
Alternative Names
Hemmings, F. W. J.

Hemmings, F. W. J. 1920-1997

Hemmings, Frederic William John 1920-1997

Hemmings, Frederick W. 1920-1997

Hemmings, Frederick William 1920-1997

Hemmings, Frederick William John

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