Nadel, Ira Bruce
Most widely held works by Ira Bruce Nadel
Victorian novelists before 1885 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
Concentrates on Victorian novelists who published most of their work in triple-deckers and who died before the year 1885.
Victorian novelists after 1885 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
Records the later development of Victorian fiction and the new themes and situations that began to dominate the novel. These include: confrontation with spiritual crisis; problems of the independent woman; the conflict between sexual frankness and the values of a new age; and the dualities of the self.
Victorian poets before 1850 ( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Contains forty-one alphabetically arranged essays that provide biographical and critical information about Victorian poets active before 1850; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography. Includes additional articles that discuss specific aspects of the poetry of the era.
Victorian poets after 1850 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,086 libraries worldwide
Entries on late Victorian poets writing after 1850; also includes essays on topics related to poetry of the late Victorian era; including Victorian aesthetic concerns, and issues and reactions to what generally became known as the Pre-Raphaelite controversy.
Tom Stoppard : a life by Ira Bruce Nadel ( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
Tom Stoppard has written some of the most challenging and fanciful plays of the 20th century. His work, from the early Jumpers to the film Shakespeare in Love to the current play The Invention of Love, has in effect changed the landscape of drama. Witty, erudite, passionate, abstract, and clever, his works are like no one else's. Who is Tom Stoppard--the Czech-born son of Jews who became the singularly English man of letters? In this vibrant, critical portrait, Ira Nadel weaves life and works into a fascinating chronicle of Stoppard's world on English and American stages. Peopled with such characters as Diana Rigg, John Wood, and Billy Crudup, the book untangles Stoppard's genius against the backdrop of Broadway and London's West End.
The Cambridge companion to Ezra Pound ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
"This Cambridge Companion to Ezra Pound contains fifteen chapters by leading international scholars, who together reflect diverse but complementary approaches to the study of Ezra Pound's poetry and prose. They consider the poetics, foreign influences, economics, politics and publication history of Pound's entire corpus, and reveal his importance in developing some of the key movements in twentieth-century poetry. The book also situates Pound's work in the context of modernism, illustrating his influence on contemporaries such as T.S. Eliot and James Joyce. Taken together, the chapters offer a sustained examination of one of the most versatile, influential and certainly controversial poets of the modern period."--Jacket.
David Mamet : a life in the theatre by Ira Bruce Nadel ( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
Author, essayist, playwright, and screenwriter, David Mamet is often referred to as the quintessential American writer. His works are known for their clever and terse dialogue and have earned him a Pulitzer Prize and Oscar nominations. This comprehensive biography uses extensive theater and film archives to reveal in detail his ideas on writing--including the genesis for many of his plays--acting, and directing. Beginning with his Chicago origins, the work goes on to cover his relationship to Judaism, his reputation for machismo, as well as discussions of and excerpts from early plays and stories that have never before been referenced in print. Also included are interviews with key actors and directors such as William H. Macy, Mike Nussbaum, Robert Brustein, and Neil Pepe.--From publisher description.
Biography : fiction, fact, and form by Ira Bruce Nadel ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Gertrude Stein and the making of literature ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
Various positions : a life of Leonard Cohen by Ira Bruce Nadel ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 674 libraries worldwide
Already well known in Canada as a poet and novelist when his first record album appeared in 1967, Leonard Cohen saw his reputation grow to international proportions through the release of eight more albums. Recent sold-out concerts and two tribute albums within the past six years attest to his continually expanding popularity. But Cohen has kept his life private: what we know of him we have learned primarily from his often abstract, always highly charged lyrics. With this biography we are finally able to see and understand the man behind the work. Given access to Cohen's private archive of unpublished letters, journals, notebooks, songs, and other writings, and incorporating interviews with Cohen and his closest friends and colleagues, Ira Nadel gives us a remarkably detailed and insightful portrait of this singular artist. We follow both the physical trajectory of his life: from his Montreal childhood in the 1930s and 1940s to his years spent traveling the world; and the artistic: from his first book of poetry, published at age twenty-two, through the experimental novels in the 1960s and the start of his singing and songwriting career in 1966. We observe Cohen's spiritual journey: the lifelong exploration of his Judaism, the three-decades-long practice of Zen Buddhism, the quest for perfection and order that characterizes all his actions and his art. We learn about his friendships and collaborations with other musicians and singers, his tumultuous relationships with women, his severe bouts of depression, and his use of drugs. And Nadel reintroduces us to Cohen's poetry and songs, plumbing the raw emotion and intensity of feeling in the lyrics for their significance in the context of his life. The product of years of research, Various Positions is a rich and revealing account of one of the most daring, literate, and deeply admired songwriters of our time.
Leon Uris : life of a best seller by Ira Bruce Nadel ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Joyce and the Jews : culture and texts by Ira Bruce Nadel ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Ioláni, or, Tahíti as it was : a romance by Wilkie Collins ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Written 150 years ago, never published, and presumed lost for nearly a century, Wilkie Collins's earliest novel now appears in print for the first time. Iolani is a sensational romance - a tale of terror and suspense, bravery and betrayal, set against the lush backdrop of Tahiti. The novel is set in Tahiti prior to European contact. It tells the story of the diabolical high priest, Iolani, and the heroic young woman, Idia, who bears his child. Determined to defy the Tahitian custom of killing firstborn children, Idia and her friend Aimata flee with the baby and take refuge among Iolani's enemies. The vengeful priest pursues them, setting into motion a plot that features civil war, sorcery, sacrificial rites, wild madmen, treachery, and love. Collins explores themes that he would return to again and again in his career: oppression by sinister, patriarchal figures; the bravery of forceful, unorthodox women; the psychology of the criminal mind; the hypocrisy of moralists; and Victorian ideas of the exotic.
The Cambridge introduction to Ezra Pound by Ira Bruce Nadel ( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
This Introduction is designed to help students reading Pound for the first time.
Ezra Pound : a literary life by Ira Bruce Nadel ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
"In this new account of Ezra Pound's career, Ira B. Nadel reveals the principles of poetic construction, prose style and political views that made Pound one of the most important twentieth-century literary innovators. Using new sources and archives, Pound emerges as one of the pivots for such movements as Imagism, Vorticism and Modernism. His peripatetic and unusual private life also forms much of the story drawing from correspondence, essays, radio broadcasts and manifestos. Pound's response to technology also forms a part of the story."--BOOK JACKET.
Jewish writers of North America : a guide to information sources by Ira Bruce Nadel ( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
The dead secret by Wilkie Collins ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Redefining the modern : essays on literature and society in honor of Joseph Wiesenfarth ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
George Orwell : a reassessment ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Leonard Cohen : a life in art by Ira Bruce Nadel ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 283 libraries worldwide
American literature--Jewish authors Authors, American Bibliography Bio-bibliography--Dictionaries Biography Biography as a literary form Biography--Dictionaries Canada Canadian literature--Jewish authors Cohen, Leonard,--1934- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Critics Dictionaries Dramatists, American Dramatists, English English fiction English literature English poetry Europe Fiction French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island) Great Britain Handbooks, manuals, etc. History Intertextuality Jewish authors Jews Jews as literary characters Jews--Intellectual life Joyce, James,--1882-1941 Judaism Judaism and literature Literature Lyricists Mamet, David North America Novelists, English Poets, American Poets, Canadian Poets, English Pound, Ezra,--1885-1972 Psychological fiction Screenwriters Singers Stein, Gertrude,--1874-1946 Stoppard, Tom United States Uris, Leon,--1924-2003 Women Women and literature
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Nadel, Ira B. (Ira Bruce)