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Klinkowitz, Jerome

Works: 87 works in 360 publications in 1 language and 30,482 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3572.O5, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jerome Klinkowitz
Most widely held works by Jerome Klinkowitz
Literary subversions new American fiction and the practice of criticism by Jerome Klinkowitz( )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vonnegut in fact : the public spokesmanship of personal fiction by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,560 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 Vonnegut statement by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )
26 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 1,554 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 )
22 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Vonnegut effect by Jerome Klinkowitz( )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,474 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"--P. [4] of cover
Kurt Vonnegut's America by Jerome Klinkowitz( )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,415 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
Pacific skies American flyers in World War II by Jerome Klinkowitz( )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<!--<P class="category">World War II - Aviation--> 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 the air above the Pacific that America's involvement in the war began. 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 compelling call to supplement the official news and military reports. In vivid accounts written soon after combat and in reflective memoirs recorded in the years after peace came, both pilots and crew members detailed their stories of the action that occurred in the embattled skies. 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 Americans and from Japanese, Pacific Skies recounts a history of air combat in the Pacific theater. 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 gripping 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 unique perspectives on the war. Jerome Klinkowitz, a professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa, is the author of forty books, including such World War II titles as Their Finest Hours, Yanks over Europe, and With Tigers over China
Yanks over Europe American flyers in World War II by Jerome Klinkowitz( )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,309 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
Vonnegut in America : an introduction to the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
16 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kurt Vonnegut by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 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 )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 979 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
The enchanted quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb by Julie Huffman-klinkowitz( )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 883 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."--BOOK JACKET
The American 1960's ; imaginative acts in a decade of change by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The practice of fiction in America : writers from Hawthorne to the present by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of fiction by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Structuring the void : the struggle for subject in contemporary American fiction by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 608 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 self-apparent word : fiction as language/language as fiction by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: a descriptive bibliography and annotated secondary checklist by Asa B Pieratt( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Handke and the postmodern transformation : the goalie's journey home by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new American novel of manners : the fiction of Richard Yates, Dan Wakefield, Thomas McGuane by Jerome Klinkowitz( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Klinkowitz, Jerome
Klinkowitz, Jerry
Klinkowitz, Jerry 1943-
جيروم كلينكوفتز، 1943-
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