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Nadel, Ira Bruce

Works: 181 works in 662 publications in 4 languages and 21,096 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Reference works  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Biographies  Fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator for written text, Contributor
Classifications: E175.5, B
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Most widely held works by Ira Bruce Nadel
The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical account of Henry Adams, a descendant of the well-known Boston family, who became a famous historian of the nineteenth century
Ioláni, or, Tahíti as it was : a romance by Wilkie Collins( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member 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. Ioláni is a sensational romance--a tale of terror and suspense, bravery and betrayal, set against the lush backdrop of Tahiti. The book's complicated history is worthy of a writer famous for intricate plots hinging on long-kept secrets. Collins wrote the book as a young man in the early 1840s, twenty years before The Moonstone and The Woman in White made his name among Victorian novelists. He failed to find a publisher for the work, shelved the manuscript for years, and eventually gave it to an acquaintance. It disappeared into the hands of private collectors and remained there--acquiring mythical status as a lost novel--from the turn of the century until its sudden appearance on the rare book market in New York in 1991. This first edition appears with the permission of the new owners, who keep the mystery alive by remaining anonymous. The novel is set in Tahiti prior to European contact. It tells the story of the diabolical high priest, Ioláni, and the heroic young woman, Idüa, who bears his child. Determined to defy the Tahitian custom of killing firstborn children, Idüa and her friend Aimáta flee with the baby and take refuge among Ioláni'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. As Ira Nadel shows in his introduction, the novel casts new light on Collins's development as a writer and on the creation of his later masterpieces. A sample page from the manuscript appears as the frontispiece to this edition. The publication of Ioláni is a major literary event: a century and half late, Wilkie Collins makes his literary debut. Originally published in 1999. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The Cambridge companion to Ezra Pound by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member 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
Victorian novelists before 1885 by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

15 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member 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 by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member 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 by William E Fredeman( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member 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 by William E Fredeman( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member 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
Ezra Pound : a literary life by Ira Bruce Nadel( )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
David Mamet : a life in the theatre by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member 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
Various positions : a life of Leonard Cohen by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

46 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member 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
Tom Stoppard : a life by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member 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
Biography : fiction, fact, and form by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge introduction to Ezra Pound by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ezra Pound is one of the most visible and influential poets of the twentieth century. He is also one of the most complex, his poetry containing historical and mythical allusions, experiments of form and style and often controversial political views. Yet Pound's life and work continue to fascinate. This Introduction is designed to help students reading Pound for the first time. Pound scholar Ira B. Nadel provides a guide to the rich webs of allusion and stylistic borrowings and innovations in Pound's writing. He offers a clear overview of Pound's life, works, contexts and reception history and his multidimensional career as a poet, translator, critic, editor, anthologist and impresario, a career that placed him at the heart of literary modernism
Gertrude Stein and the making of literature by S. C Neuman( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indeholder analyser af forfatterens omfattende forfatterskab fra 1902 til 1946, samt 3 stykker, ikke tidligere publiceret på engelsk: Realism in novels, American language and literature, og A poem about the end of war
Leon Uris : life of a best seller by Ira Bruce Nadel( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of a novelist whose life constantly provided his best material, this biography of the best-selling author of Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, and Trinity maps the literary landscape of mid-twentieth-century America, the mainstreaming of Jewish writing, and the rise of the celebrity author
Joyce and the Jews : culture and texts by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Irish Catholic in upbringing, James Joyce created one of the most memorable Jewish characters in fiction--Leopold Bloom. Yet his association with the Jewish people did not end there. As this book ably documents, Joyce's affinities with Jews, their way of life, and their sacred belief in text did much to form him as a man and a writer"--Jacket
Redefining the modern : essays on literature and society in honor of Joseph Wiesenfarth by William Baker( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dead secret by Wilkie Collins( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1857. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe." Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions
Jewish writers of North America : a guide to information sources by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezra Pound in context by Ira Bruce Nadel( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of the stuff I write does not pretend to make itself intelligible to anyone who has not done a certain quite large amount of reading.1 Ezra Pound, who published his first poem in 1902 and his last in 1969, understood the necessity of context. The range, volume, and arcane nature of his material, as impressive as it was immense, required background which he expected of his readers. Initially, this meant knowledge of the Provencıal poets, Dante, Confucius, and a healthy dose of Greek and Latin, as well as Chinese and American history. As editor, translator, anthologist, essayist, and poet, he anticipated that his readers would understand as well the sources, allusions, and origins of his work. The complex of materials was part of being modern"--Provided by publisher
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The Cambridge companion to Ezra Pound
Ioláni, or, Tahíti as it was : a romanceThe Cambridge companion to Ezra PoundEzra Pound : a literary lifeDavid Mamet : a life in the theatreVarious positions : a life of Leonard CohenTom Stoppard : a lifeThe Cambridge introduction to Ezra PoundLeon Uris : life of a best seller
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Ira Nadel American writer

Ira Nadel americký spisovatel

Ira Nadel Amerikaans schrijver

Ira Nadel escritor estadounidense

Ira Nadel Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor

Nadel, Ira.

Nadel, Ira 1943-

Nadel, Ira B.

Nadel, Ira B. 1943-

Nadel, Ira B. (Ira Bruce)

Nadel, Ira Bruce

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English (311)

French (8)

German (4)

Spanish (2)