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Klinkowitz, Jerome

Overview
Works: 80 works in 372 publications in 1 language and 29,939 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Bibliography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Contributor
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
Literary disruptions : the making of a post-contemporary American fiction by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,281 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 )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 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
The Vonnegut statement by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the major works, personality, literary technique, and widespread appeal of the dynamic American writer
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: a descriptive bibliography and annotated secondary checklist by Asa B Pieratt( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slaughterhouse-five : reforming the novel and the world by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the literary work Slaughterhouse-Five, as well as its importance and critical reception. Includes a chronology of the life and works of the author
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 793 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 )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of fiction in America : writers from Hawthorne to the present by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 617 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 601 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
The life of fiction by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new American novel of manners : the fiction of Richard Yates, Dan Wakefield, Thomas McGuane by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vonnegut effect by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pioneer in Vonnegut studies and publishing in the field since 1969, Klinkowitz offers The Vonnegut Effect as a thorough treatment of the author's fiction - a canon covering more than a half century and comprising twenty books. Considering both Vonnegut's methods and the cultural needs they have served, Klinkowitz explains how those works came to be written and concludes with an assessment of the author's place in the tradition of American fiction"--Page 4 of cover
Kurt Vonnegut's America by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 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
Yanks over Europe : American flyers in World War II by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 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
Frank Lloyd Wright and his manner of thought by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 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
The enchanted quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb by Julie Huffman-klinkowitz( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb argues that the Lambs were geniuses of popular entertainment and the precursors to Animal Planet, the Travel Channel, and numerous documentary-format television shows. Drawing on historical records, the Lambs' books and letters, and recently declassified espionage documents, biographers Julie Huffman-klinkowitz and Jerome Klinkowitz show how the Lambs succeeded in marketing their conquests and films to armchair explorers around the world and how they became, in popular imagination, the quintessential American adventurers."--Jacket
You've got to be carefully taught : learning and relearning literature by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on his own experience in the profession, Klinkowitz sorts out the wrong ways of teaching literature before devising a new, successful method. Specifically, he concludes that a historically based "story of English" is precisely the wrong narrative approach to making sense of what literature does. Instead, Klinkowitz proposes a new method focused not on the product of literary writing but on the process of writing. Long involved with the making of contemporary literature, Klinkowitz shows how his classroom approach draws on the same strengths and inspirations writers use in the creation of literature. He involves students in the literary work as production."--Jacket
 
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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 (212)

Covers
Structuring the void : the struggle for subject in contemporary American fictionPeter Handke and the postmodern transformation : the goalie's journey homeThe Vonnegut effectKurt Vonnegut's AmericaYanks over Europe : American flyers in World War IIThe enchanted quest of Dana and Ginger LambYou've got to be carefully taught : learning and relearning literature