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Klinkowitz, Jerome

Overview
Works: 76 works in 353 publications in 1 language and 29,297 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Bibliography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS3572.O5, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jerome Klinkowitz
 
Most widely held works by Jerome Klinkowitz
The Vonnegut statement by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the major works, personality, literary technique, and widespread appeal of the dynamic American writer
Literary disruptions : the making of a post-contemporary American fiction by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vonnegut in America : an introduction to the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

20 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays examine Kurt Vonnegut's life and work, with a complete bibliography of works by and about Vonnegut and a photo album of his life
Kurt Vonnegut by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Vonnegut's influences within the American middle class, his early efforts as a short-story writer magazines, and his success as a bestselling experimental novelist with Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-five : reforming the novel and the world by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical reading of Vonnegut's novel and discussions of the work's influence, historical context, and critical reception
Vonnegut in fact : the public spokesmanship of personal fiction by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Jerome Klinkowitz traces the emergence of Vonnegut's nonfiction since the 1960s, when commentary and feature journalism replaced his rapidly dying short-story market." "Offering close readings and insightful criticism of Vonnegut's three major works of nonfiction, his many uncollected pieces, and his unique manner of public speaking, Klinkowitz explains how Vonnegut's personal visions developed into a style of great public responsibility that mirrored the growth of his fiction. The investigation of the writer's extensive nonfiction provides a key to understanding his distinctively inventive novels and the manner in which his public spokesmanship influenced his artistic expression."--Jacket
The American 1960's ; imaginative acts in a decade of change by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary subversions : new American fiction and the practice of criticism by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structuring the void : the struggle for subject in contemporary American fiction by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If, as the literary theorists of postmodernism contend, "content" does not exist, then how can fiction continue to be written? Jerome Klinkowitz, himself a veteran practitioner and theorist of fiction, addresses this question in Structuring the Void, an account of what today's novelists and short story writers do when they produce a fictive work. Klinkowitz focuses on the ways in which writers, finding themselves in the same position as abstract painters and death-of-God theologians, have turned their inquiry itself into subject matter, and he shows how this approach has in recent years produced something more than mere metafictive self-questioning. With no subject to structure, the writers Klinkowitz discusses nonetheless persist in the act of structuring. For Kurt Vonnegut, this has meant finding a form for an otherwise unrepresentable world by organizing his autobiography as a narrative device. In the generation following Vonnegut, Max Apple makes a similar move in the ritualization of a national history and popular culture, while Gerald Rosen and Rob Swigart invent a style of literary comedy based on their comic response to a new imaginative state, the state of California. Klinkowitz also considers subjects that, though they cannot be represented, nevertheless exercise constraints on a writer's intention to structure. In recent decades, two of these pressing themes have been gender (as seen here in the works of Grace Paley) and war (the Vietnam conflict itself as well as the struggles of two generations to come to terms with it). Structuring the void left when content collapses, these writers have, as Klinkowitz demonstrates, developed an entirely new style of fiction, one that necessarily privileges space over time and self-invention over representation
Peter Handke and the postmodern transformation : the goalie's journey home by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Barthelme : an exhibition by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Barthelme (1931-1989) is regarded as one of the most imitated and influential American fiction writers since the early 1960s. In Donald Barthelme: An Exhibition, Jerome Klinkowitz presents both an appreciation and a comprehensive examination of the life work of this pathbreaking contemporary writer. A blend of close reading, biography, and theory, this retrospective-informed by Klinkowitz's expert command of postmodern American fiction-contributes significantly to a new understanding of Barthelme's work. Klinkowitz argues that the central piece in the Barthelme canon, and the key to his
Kurt Vonnegut's America by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following an introduction characterizing Vonnegut as Klinkowitz came to know him over the course of their friendship, this study charts the impact of Vonnegut on American society and of that society on Vonnegut for more than a half-century to illustrate how each informed the other. --from publisher description
Kurt Vonnegut, a comprehensive bibliography by Asa B Pieratt( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel as performance : the fiction of Ronald Sukenick and Raymond Federman by Jerzy Kutnik( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short season and other stories by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright and his manner of thought by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An iconic figure in American culture, Frank Lloyd Wright is famous throughout the world. Although his achievements in architecture are stunning, it is his importance in cultural history, Jerome Klinkowitz contends, that makes Wright the object of such avid and continuing interest. Designing more than just buildings, Wright offered a concept for living that still influences how people conduct their lives today. Wright's innovations in architecture have been widely studied, but this is the most comprehensive and sustained treatment of his thought."--Back cover
Yanks over Europe : American flyers in World War II by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was a bit different, from holding steady on a bomb run through nightmare flak to nursing a wounded buddy all the way back to base in England
With the Tigers over China, 1941-1942 by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Formed by Chennault, also known as the Flying-Tigers, were contract employees working for the Chinese government. As a result, they received virtually no official American recognition for their efforts. The group was known for-their romantic, reckless spirit. They performed remarkably with outdated planes and equipment in ill-repair, were almost always heavily outnumbered in battle, and were seen by outsiders as hard-drinking rebels."--Jacket
Pacific skies : American flyers in World War II by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At Pearl Harbor, the Japanese struck without warning and won an overwhelming victory. Their Zeros and torpedo bombers could outfly almost anything America put in the air." "Despite what looked like long odds, American flyers responded to the challenge." "From 1941 to 1945 the skies over the Pacific Ocean afforded the broadest arena for battle and the fiercest action of air combat during World War II. It was in these skies that air power launched from carriers became a new form of engagement and where the war ultimately ended with kamikaze attacks and with atomic bombs dropped over Japan." "Throughout the conflict American flyers felt a call to supplement official news and military reports. In accounts written soon after combat and in reflective memoirs recorded years after peace came, both pilots and crew members detailed their stories. Their first-person testimonies describe a style of warfare invented at the moment of need and at a time when the outcome was anything but certain." "Gathering more than a hundred personal narratives from American and Japanese flyers, Pacific Skies recounts a history of this tremendous struggle. Included are the words of such famous aces and bomber pilots as Joe Foss, Pappy Boyington, Dick Bong, and Curtis Lemay, as well as the words of many rank-and-file airmen. Together their stories express fierce individualism and resourcefulness and convey the vast panorama of war that included the skies over Pearl Harbor, Wake, and Guadalcanal and missions from Saipan and Tinian." "As Pacific Skies recounts the perilous lives of pilots in their own words, Jerome Klinkowitz weaves the individual stories into a historical narrative that exposes the shades of truth and fiction that can become blurred over time. A book about experiencing and remembering, Pacific Skies also is a story of unforgettable perspectives on the war."--Jacket
The enchanted quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb by Julie Huffman-klinkowitz( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After releasing their best-selling book, Enchanted Vagabonds, the two became exactly that. They relentlessly lectured for the public and postured for the media until they were able to fund more exotic voyages to remote jungles and rivers. So convincing were they on the circuit that their most powerful fan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, coerced J. Edgar Hoover into hiring the Lambs as spies in Mexico. After World War II they launched their Quest for the Lost City, which yielded another book and documentary. Other escapades, no less thrilling or marketable, filled the remainder of their astonishing lives."
 
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Vonnegut in fact : the public spokesmanship of personal fiction
Alternative Names
Klinkowitz, Jerome

Klinkowitz, Jerome 1943-

Klinkowitz, Jerry

Klinkowitz, Jerry 1943-

جيروم كلينكوفتز، 1943-

Languages
English (228)

Covers
Structuring the void : the struggle for subject in contemporary American fictionPeter Handke and the postmodern transformation : the goalie's journey homeDonald Barthelme : an exhibitionKurt Vonnegut's AmericaShort season and other storiesYanks over Europe : American flyers in World War IIWith the Tigers over China, 1941-1942Pacific skies : American flyers in World War IIThe enchanted quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb