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Berman, Ronald

Overview
Works: 51 works in 273 publications in 2 languages and 19,270 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Study guides  Reference works  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3511.I9, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ronald Berman
Modernity and progress : Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Orwell by Ronald Berman( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1920s and '30s, understandings of time, place, and civilization were subjected to a barrage of new conceptions. Ronald Berman probes the work of three American writers who wrestled with one or more of these issues in ways of lasting significance." "Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Orwell all grapple with fluid notions of time: Hemingway's absolute present, Fitzgerald's obsession with what might be and what might have been, and Orwell's concerns with progress."--Jacket
Fitzgerald-Wilson-Hemingway : language and experience by Ronald Berman( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study, Ronald Berman examines the work of the critic/novelist Edmund Wilson and the art of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway as they wrestled with the problems of language, experience, perception, and reality in the "age of jazz."" "Fitzgerald is often thought of as a romantic, but Berman shows that Fitzgerald actually sought to subvert the romantic models he studied so assiduously. Hemingway, widely viewed as a stylist who captured experience by simplifying language, is revealed as consciously demonstrating reality's resistance to language. Between these two renowned writers stands Wilson, who was critically influenced by Alfred North Whitehead, as well as Dewey, James, Santayana, and Freud. By patiently mapping the connectedness of these philosophers, historians, literary critics, and writers, Berman opens a new gateway into the era."--Jacket
Translating modernism : Fitzgerald and Hemingway by Ronald Berman( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author continues his career long study of the ways that intellectual and philosophical ideas informed and transformed the work of America's major modernist writers. Here he shows how Fitzgerald and Hemingway wrestled with very specific intellectual, artistic, and psychological influences, influences particular to each writer, particular to the time in which they wrote, and which left distinctive marks on their entire oeuvres. Specifically, he addresses the idea of "translating" or "translation", for Fitzgerald the translation of ideas from Freud, Dewey, and James, among others; and for Hemingway the translation of visual modernism and composition, via Cezanne. Though each writer had distinct interests and different intellectual problems to wrestle with, as is demonstrated in this work, both had to wrestle with transmuting some outside influence and making it their own
Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and the Twenties by Ronald Berman( Book )

12 editions published between 1753 and 2014 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway came into their own in the 1920s and did some of their best writing during that decade. In a series of interrelated essays, Ronald Berman considers an array of novels and short stories by both authors within the context of the decade's popular culture, philosophy, and intellectual history. As Berman shows, the thought of Fitzgerald and Hemingway went considerably past the limits of such labels as the Jazz Age or the Lost Generation." "Berman's essays are driven and connected by a focused line of inquiry into Fitzgerald's and Hemingway's concerns with dogma both religious and secular, with new and old ideas of selfhood, and, particularly in the case of Hemingway, with the way we understand, explain, and transmit experience."--Jacket
Twentieth century interpretations of Henry V; a collection of critical essays by Ronald Berman( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Shakespeare's Henry V
Fitzgerald's mentors : Edmund Wilson, H.L. Mencken, and Gerald Murphy by Ronald Berman( )

13 editions published between 1753 and 2012 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fitzgerald's Mentors is a fresh and compelling study of F. Scott Fitzgerald's intellectual friendship with Edmund Wilson, H.L. Mencken, and Gerald Murphy. Fitzgerald was shaped through his engagements with key literary and artistic figures in the 1920s. This book is about their influence- and also about the ways that Fitzgerald defended his own ideas about writing. Influence was always secondary to independence. Fitzgerald's education began at Princeton with Edmund Wilson. There Wilson imparted to Fitzgerald many ideas a
America in the sixties; an intellectual history by Ronald Berman( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new left, religion, the Negro, literature-- these and other subjects of intellectual concern are dealt with in this controversial study of intellectuals in America
A reader's guide to Shakespeare's plays, a discursive bibliography by Ronald Berman( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertising and social change by Ronald Berman( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solzhenitsyn at Harvard : the address, twelve early responses, and six later reflections( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Gatsby and modern times by Ronald Berman( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's world of ideas by Ronald Berman( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's World of Ideas focuses on F. Scott Fitzgerald and the prevailing ideas and values that permeated American society in the late teens and early twenties, providing a vivid portrait of the intellectual and cultural milieu in which The Great Gatsby was produced. This new and original reading of Gatsby discloses Fitzgerald's remarkable awareness of the issues of his time and his debt to such philosophers and critics as William James, Josiah Royce, George Santayana, John Dewey, Walter Lippman, H.L. Mencken, and Edmund Wilson. Berman's fresh approach considers the meaning of various ideas important to the novel: for example, those moral qualities governing both social and individual life. Berman's reading of the text reveals extraordinary emphases on matters that could productively be described as philosophicalthe nature of friendship, love, and the good life. But the text of the novel has many echoes, and the same concern with moral issues - especially those issues affecting democratic life - can be found in a number of other texts of the first quarter of the century. Vigorously debated throughout Fitzgerald's own lifetime, these texts shed a completely new light on the idealism of The Great Gatsby and on the penetrating view it has of life in a new form of American democracy. Ronald Berman, noted Fitzgerald scholar, makes it clear that accepted interpretations of The Great Gatsby and of Fitzgerald's work in general must be changed. Berman demonstrates that Fitzgerald wrote within a vast dialectic, relating the ideas of the twenties to those of the "old America" described in so many of his works. Gatsby, Nick Carraway, and the other characters of Fitzgerald's greatest novel all have to consider not only their relationship to the present but also their distance from what was once a highly meaningful past
Henry King & the seventeenth century by Ronald Berman( Book )

10 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How television sees its audience : a look at the looking glass by Ronald Berman( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public policy and the aesthetic interest : critical essays on defining cultural and educational relations( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American scene by Ronald Berman( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Scene continues Ronald Berman's lifelong study of the philosophical, intellectual, and political influences on the artistic creations of key early American modernist writers. Each chapter in this volume elaborates on a crucial aspect of F. Scott Fitzgerald's depiction of American society, specifically through the lens of the social sciences that most influenced his writing and thinking. Berman addresses, among other subjects, Fitzgerald's use of philosophy, cultural analyses, and sociology - all enriched by the insights of his own experience living an American life. He was especially interested in how life had changed from 1910 to 1920. Many Americans were unable to navigate between the 1920s and their own memories of a very different world before the Great War; especially Daisy Buchanan who evolves from girlhood (as typified in sentimental novels of the time) to wifehood (as actually experienced in the new decade). There is a profound similarity between what happens to Fitzgerald's characters and what happened to the nation. Berman revisits classics like The Great Gatsby but also looks carefully at Fitzgerland's shorter fictions, analyzing a stimulating spectrum of scholars from more contemporary critics like Thomas Piketty to George Santayana, John Maynard Keynes, John Dewey, and Walter Lippmann. This fascinating addition to F. Scott Fitzgerald scholarship, although broad in its content, is accessible to a wide audience. Scholars and students of Fitzgerald and twentieth-century American literature, as well as dedicated Fitzgerald readers, should find much to enjoy in Berman's take on a long-debated and celebrated author. -- from dust jacket
Culture & politics by Ronald Berman( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellect and education in a revolutionary society by Ronald Berman( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Signet classic book of Restoration drama by Ronald Berman( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry V ; a collection of critical essays by Ronald Berman( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Modernity and progress : Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Orwell
Alternative Names
Berman, R. 1930-

Berman, R. S. 1930-

Berman, Ronald

Berman Ronald 1930-....

Berman, Ronald S.

Languages
English (236)

Italian (2)

Covers
Fitzgerald-Wilson-Hemingway : language and experienceTranslating modernism : Fitzgerald and HemingwayFitzgerald, Hemingway, and the TwentiesThe Great Gatsby and modern timesThe great Gatsby and Fitzgerald's world of ideasPublic policy and the aesthetic interest : critical essays on defining cultural and educational relations