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Samway, Patrick H.

Overview
Works: 48 works in 189 publications in 2 languages and 7,183 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Fiction  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal correspondence  Manuscripts  Literature  Short stories, American  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3566.E6912, 813.54
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Signposts in a strange land by Walker Percy( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of occasional writings and interviews, Percy discusses the role of the novelist, the moral obligations of Christians, the place of Herman Melville in American letters, and why Southerners regard him so highly. Other topics are the mysteries of language and human nature, and the failure of science and psychiatry to penetrate those mysteries. He also covers the nature of faith, and the prevalence of the second-rate in American life and culture. Throughout the book, his focus is on the South though he says in the mocking self-interview "I'm sick and tired of talking about the South and hearing about the South." ISBN 0-374-26391-4: $25.00
Walker Percy : a life by Patrick H Samway( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography, written with Percy's approval and assistance, allows his life to unfold as he lived it, with its unexpected twists and complexities. The tragic deaths of his father and mother, different in manner but close in time, were traumatic events for their teenage son. His subsequent adoption by "Uncle Will - William Alexander Percy, the noted writer and patrician - extended his cultural horizons. After his studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Columbia University's School of Medicine, he married Mary Bernice Townsend. Patrick Samway's meticulous biography tracks their conversion to Roman Catholicism and Percy's dogged determination to continue his career as a novelist and semiotician in Covington, Louisiana
Stories of the modern South by Ben Forkner( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and French and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rich in irony, sly humor, and vivid, dramatic imagery, the literature of the modern South is a vital amalgam of a once-rural society's storytelling tradition and the painful contradictions and cultural clashes brought about by rapid change. This excellent collection includes works by Truman Capote, James Agee, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Anne Tyler, Reynolds Price, and many others
Faulkner and idealism : perspectives from Paris by International Colloquium on Faulkner( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume are indicative of the scope of international scholarship concerning the works of William Faulkner. They reflect particularly the distinctive and somewhat varying views that American and European scholars have of the Nobel Prize author. The nine papers included are a representative sampling of those delivered at the First International Colloquium on William Faulkner, convened in March 1980 at the University of Paris, articulating the relationship between Faulkner and idealism. They bear witness to a spectrum of views and approaches one can take in Faulkner's texts. ISBN 0-87805-184-8 : $13.50
A Modern southern reader : major stories, drama, poetry, essays, interviews, and reminiscences from the twentieth-century South( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major stories, drama, poetry, essays, interviews, and reminiscences from the 20th century South
The letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton by Robert Giroux( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the time they first met as undergraduates at Columbia College in New York City in the mid-1930s, the noted editor Robert Giroux (1914-2008) and the Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton (1915-1968) became friends. The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton capture their personal and professional relationship, extending from the time of the publication of Merton's 1948 best-selling spiritual autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, until a few months before Merton's untimely death in December 1968. As editor-in-chief at Harcourt, Brace & Company and then at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Giroux not only edited twenty-six of Merton's books but served as an adviser to Merton as he dealt with unexpected problems with his religious superiors at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky, as well as those in France and Italy. These letters, arranged chronologically, offer invaluable insights into the publishing process that brought some of Merton's most important writings to his readers. Patrick Samway, S.J., had unparalleled access not only to the materials assembled here but to Giroux's unpublished talks about Merton, which he uses to his advantage, especially in his beautifully crafted introduction that interweaves the stories of both men with a chronicle of their personal and collaborative relationship. The result is a rich and rewarding volume, which shows how Giroux helped Merton to become one of the greatest spiritual writers of the twentieth century"--
Stories of the Old South( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mining the same terrain as in their previous collection, Stories of the Modern South, Forkner and Samway turn their attention to an earlier era. Most of the stories in this collection were written in the 19th century
Faulkner's Intruder in the dust : a critical study of the typescripts by Patrick H Samway( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flannery O'Connor and Robert Giroux : a publishing partnership by Patrick H Samway( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Flannery O'Connor is considered one of America's greatest fiction writers. The immensely talented Robert Giroux, editor-in-chief of Harcourt, Brace & Company and later of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, was her devoted friend and admirer. He edited her three books published during her lifetime, plus Everything that Rises Must Converge, which she completed just before she died in 1964 at the age of thirty-nine, the posthumous The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor, and the subsequent award-winning collection of her letters titled The Habit of Being. When poet Robert Lowell first introduced O'Connor to Giroux in March 1949, she could not have imagined the impact that meeting would have on her life or on the landscape of postwar American literature. Flannery O'Connor and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Partnership sheds new light on an area of Flannery O'Connor's life--her relationship with her editors--that has not been well documented or narrated by critics and biographers. Impressively researched and rich in biographical details, this book chronicles Giroux's and O'Connor's personal and professional relationship, not omitting their circle of friends and fellow writers, including Robert Lowell, Caroline Gordon, Sally and Robert Fitzgerald, Allen Tate, Thomas Merton, and Robert Penn Warren. As Patrick Samway explains, Giroux guided O'Connor to become an internationally acclaimed writer of fiction and nonfiction, especially during the years when she suffered from lupus at her home in Milledgeville, Georgia, a disease that eventually proved fatal. Excerpts from their correspondence, some of which are published here for the first time, reveal how much of Giroux's work as editor was accomplished through his letters to Milledgeville. They are gracious, discerning, and appreciative, just when they needed to be. In Father Samway's portrait of O'Connor as an extraordinarily dedicated writer and businesswoman, she emerges as savvy, pragmatic, focused, and determined. This engrossing account of O'Connor's publishing history will interest, in addition to O'Connor's fans, all readers and students of American literature." -- Publisher's website
A New reader of the Old South : major stories, tales, slave narratives, diaries, travelogues, poetry and songs, 1820-1920( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thief of Peirce : the letters of Kenneth Laine Ketner and Walker Percy by Kenneth Laine Ketner( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1984 and ending in 1990, the year of his death, Percy corresponded with Kenneth Laine Ketner about the "semiotic" of Peirce. Their letters - honest, instructive, and often filled with down-home humor - record an epistolary friendship of two men both passionately interested in Peirce's theory of signs. This volume of letters provides a rich philosophical perspective for better understanding the fiction and nonfiction of Walker Percy
A gathering of evidence : essays on William Faulkner's Intruder in the dust by Michel Gresset( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Gathering of Evidence pulls together the best criticism available about a novel that illuminates significant dimensions of Faulkner's short stories and novels. Whatever their approach, the authors in this volume of essays seem to agree on one point: Although this novel is about the education of a young white boy, Chick Mallison, in a racially charged small Southern community, it is Lucas Beauchamp, a black man accused of murdering a white man, who emerges in many seemingly contradictory ways as an important literary figure. Since no one essay can completely exhaust a discussion of the significance of Lucas Beauchamp, these essays, taken together, offer multiple viewpoints that renders the discussion comprehensible and rewarding."--Jacket
A textual and critical evaluation of the manuscripts of William Faulkner's Intruder in the dust by Patrick H Samway( )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner and idealism perspectives from Paris by Michel Gresset( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andre Dubus( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in Undetermined and French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Percy in Birmingham by Patrick H Samway( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William J. Byron, S.J. : a biographical essay by Patrick H Samway( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JOHN BERRYMAN AND ROBERT GIROUX : a publishing friendship by Patrick H Samway( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner and idealism by William Faulkner( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educating Darfur refugees : a Jesuit's efforts in Chad by Patrick H Samway( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Signposts in a strange land
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Walker Percy : a lifeStories of the modern SouthFaulkner and idealism : perspectives from ParisA Modern southern reader : major stories, drama, poetry, essays, interviews, and reminiscences from the twentieth-century SouthA New reader of the Old South : major stories, tales, slave narratives, diaries, travelogues, poetry and songs, 1820-1920A gathering of evidence : essays on William Faulkner's Intruder in the dustEducating Darfur refugees : a Jesuit's efforts in Chad
Alternative Names
Samway Patrick

Samway Patrick 1939-....

Samway, Patrick H.

Samway, Patrick H. 1939-

Samway, Patrick H. S.J.

Samway Patrick Henry

Languages
English (160)

French (2)