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Joshi, S. T. 1958-

Works: 417 works in 1,143 publications in 2 languages and 36,734 library holdings
Genres: Humor  History  Biography  Horror fiction  Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Dictionaries  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Redactor, edc, Compiler, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PS1097, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by S. T Joshi
Mencken on Mencken : a new collection of autobiographical writings by H. L Mencken( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps America's foremost literary stylist and most mordant wit, Mencken's most engaging writing told about his own life and experiences. In Mencken on Mencken, veteran Mencken editor and scholar S.T. Joshi has assembled a hefty collection of the best of Mencken's autobiographical pieces that have not appeared previously in book form. These forty-four selections cover a wide variety of topics ranging from incidents from Mencken's everyday life to reflections on friends and colleagues to his careers as author, journalist, and editor, to his travels abroad
The devil's dictionary by Ambrose Bierce( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of pointed definitions, maxims, apocryphal quotations, and satirical verses attest to the power of the author's delightful, incisive wit
Encyclopedia of the vampire : the living dead in myth, legend, and popular culture by S. T Joshi( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than two hundred alphabetically arranged entries that examine the incarnation of vampires in myth, legend, and popular culture, discussing authors, literary works, motion pictures, television shows, and more
A dreamer and a visionary : H.P. Lovecraft in his time by S. T Joshi( )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"H. P. Lovecraft has come to be recognised as the leading author of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century. But how did a man who died in poverty, with no book of his stories published in his lifetime, become such an icon in horror literature? S.T. Joshi, the leading authority on Lovecraft, has traced in detail the course of Lovecraft's life, spent largely in Providence, Rhode Island, and has shown how Lovecraft was engaged in the political, economic, social, and intellectual currents of his time, and how his developing thought informed his fiction and other writings. Lovecraft's reaction to World War I, the Jazz Age, and the Depression, as well as to literary modernism and scientific advance, markedly affected his thought and work, so that by the end of his life he had become both a 'mechanistic materialist' and a 'cosmic regionalist' who looked to his New England heritage as a bulwark against the meaninglessness of a godless cosmos. It was the wonder and terror of that cosmos that Lovecraft depicted, with poetic grandeur, in his work."--Jacket
Icons of horror and the supernatural : an encyclopedia of our worst nightmares( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each entry discusses a type of monster or villian in horror, science fiction, or supernatural literature or films, providing a history of when it first appeared in the genre, criticism of its incarnations since, and what makes it so frightening
Ramsey Campbell and modern horror fiction by S. T Joshi( )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ramsey Campbell is one of the world?s leading writers of supernatural stories, although he has received far less attention than other practitioners of the genre. Joshi focuses in a thematic rather than chronological approach on the whole of Campbell?s rich and varied work, from his early tales to the powerfully innovative stories collected in Demons by Daylight The Doll Who Ate His Mother (1975) to Silent Children (1999) are also examined in detail. Throughout this book, the author places Campbell?s oeuvre within the context of contemporary horror literature
An H.P. Lovecraft encyclopedia by S. T Joshi( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is commonly regarded as the leading author of supernatural fiction in the twentieth century. He is distinctive among writers in having a tremendous popular following as well as a considerable and increasing academic reputation as a writer of substance and significance. This encyclopedia is an exhaustive guide to many aspects of Lovecraft's life and work, codifying the detailed research on Lovecraft conducted by many scholars over the past three decades. It includes hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries on Lovecraft and presents extensive bibliographical information. The volume draws upon rare documents, including thousands of unpublished letters, in presenting plot synopses of Lovecraft's major works, descriptions of characters in his tales, capsule biographies of his major colleagues and family members, and entries on little known features in his stories, such as his imaginary book of occult lore, the Necronomicon. The volume refers to current scholarship on the issues in question and also supplies the literary, topographical, and biographical sources for key elements in Lovecraft's work. As Lovecraft's renown continues to ascend in the 21st century, this encyclopedia will be essential to an understanding of his life and writings
Icons of unbelief : atheists, agnostics, and secularists by S. T Joshi( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume profiles some of the key figures and groups who have advanced religious unbelief over the past 200 years. Each entry discusses the ideas and lasting significance of the person or group, provides sidebars of interesting information and quotations, and closes with a list of works for further reading. The volume ends with a selected, general bibliography."--Jacket
The devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce went on to become one of the darkest and most death haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This volume gathers the most celebrated and significant of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of Life (Tales of Soldiers and Civilians), his collection of short fiction about the Civil War, which includes the masterpieces "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic sense of the horror and randomness of war. Can Such Things Be? brings together "The Death of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and other tales of terror that make Bierce the genre's most significant American practitioner between Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the brilliant lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce worked for decades, displays to the full his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the series of memoirs that includes the memorable "What I Saw of Shiloh," he recreates his experiences in the war and its aftermath. The volume is rounded out with a selection of his best uncollected stories. Acclaimed Bierce scholar S.T. Joshi provides detailed notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's life and mysterious disappearance
In her place : a documentary history of prejudice against women( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long history of prejudice against women has been the focus of many academic studies, but until now there has been no attempt to collect actual examples of this prejudice from books, articles, and scholarly monographs. Now S.T. Joshi has gathered together dozens of works that document the scorn and contempt for the weaker sex that most women endured for countless generations until very recently. As Joshi points out, this is the work, not of a few isolated cranks, but of the leading members of the intellectual, social, and political communities: scientists, educators, clerics, and politicians. Reading the unabashed bias against women so evident in these pages brings the entrenched misogyny of American society into vivid focus and makes one appreciate all the more the immense efforts of feminists who for more than a century have worked to overcome the stereotypes of womanly behavior long enforced by men
Mencken's America by H. L Mencken( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mencken was prolific; much of his best work lies buried in the newspapers and magazines in which it originally appeared. Mencken's America is a sampling of uncollected work, arranged to present the wide-ranging treatise on American culture that Mencken himself never wrote." "The core of the book is a series of six articles on "The American" published in the Smart Set in 1913 and 1914. Never before reprinted, they embody the essence of Mencken's views on the deficiencies of his countrymen."--Jacket
The call of Cthulhu and other weird stories by H. P Lovecraft( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frequently imitated and widely influential, Howard Phillips Lovecraft reinvented the horror genre in the twentieth century, discarding ghosts and witches and envisioning instead mankind as a tiny outpost of dwindling sanity in a chaotic and malevolent universe. Love craft's preeminent interpreter S.T. Joshi presents a selection of the master's fiction, from the early tales of nightmares and madness such as "The Outsider" and "Rats in the Walls," through the grotesquely comic "Herbert West-Reanimator" and "The Hound," to the overpowering cosmic terror of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and "The Call of Cthulhu." The first paperback edition to include the definitive corrected texts, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories reveals the development of Lovecraft's mesmerizing narrative style and establishes him as a canonical-and visionary-American writer
Closing arguments : Clarence Darrow on religion, law, and society by Clarence Darrow( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dunwich horror and others by H. P Lovecraft( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

16 tales of the macabre
The thing on the doorstep and other weird stories by H. P Lovecraft( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb -- Beyond the wall of sleep -- The White Ship -- The temple (manuscript found on the coast of Yucatan) -- The quest of Iranon -- The music of Erich Zann -- Under the pyramids (with Harry Houdini) -- Pickman's model -- The case of Charles Dexter Ward -- The Dunwich horror -- At the mountains of madness -- The thing on the doorstep
H.P. Lovecraft, four decades of criticism( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sole survivor : bits of autobiography by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects all the autobiographical writings of author and satirist Ambrose Bierce, including a series of eleven essays about his experiences in the Civil War
A saturnalia of bunk : selections from The free lance, 1911-1915 by H. L Mencken( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"H. L. Mencken's reputation as a journalist and cultural critic of the twentieth century has endured well into the twenty-first. His early contributions as a writer, however, are not very well known. He began his journalistic career as early as 1899 and in 1910 cofounded the Baltimore Evening Sun. The next year he initiated a column--The Free Lance--that ran six days a week for four and a half years, until the Sun discontinued it, partially in response to Mencken's controversial defense of Germany during World War One. In this early forum for his renowned wit, Mencken broached many of the issues to which he would return again and again over his career, establishing himself as a fearless iconoclast willing to tackle the most divisive subjects and apply a heady mix of observation, satire, and repartee to clear away what he regarded as the 'saturnalia of bunk' that clouded American thinking. The Free Lance reveals Mencken at his scintillating best as a journalist, polemicist, and satirist. These columns are collected here for the first time, edited and annotated by Mencken expert and critic S. T. Joshi. This extraordinary collection is an invaluable resource for Mencken scholars and fans and provides an entertaining immersion into the early twentieth-century American zeitgeist"--Provided by publisher
Atheism : a reader by S. T Joshi( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of writings on atheism, agnosticism, and skepticism by some of the world's most celebrated thinkers
The collected drama of H.L. Mencken : plays and criticism by H. L Mencken( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his career as a literary critic, H.L. Mencken was intent on elevating the bold, the daring, and the innovative over the hackneyed, the trite, and the superficial, and his drama criticism exhibits this tendency to the fullest. Though known primarily as a newspaperman and commentator, Mencken also wrote several one-act plays, as well as a full-length work
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The devil's dictionary
The devil's dictionaryEncyclopedia of the vampire : the living dead in myth, legend, and popular cultureA dreamer and a visionary : H.P. Lovecraft in his timeIcons of horror and the supernatural : an encyclopedia of our worst nightmaresRamsey Campbell and modern horror fictionAn H.P. Lovecraft encyclopediaIcons of unbelief : atheists, agnostics, and secularistsThe devil's dictionary, tales, & memoirs
Alternative Names
Joshi S.T.

Joshi S. T. 1958-....

Joshi, Sunand T.‏, 1958-

Joshi, Sunand Tryambak

Joshi, Sunand Tryambak 1958-

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Sunand Tryambak Joshi critico letterario statunitense

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Джоши, Сунанд Триамбак

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ジョシ, S. T

ヨシ, S. T

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