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Greiner, Donald J.

Overview
Works: 152 works in 312 publications in 1 language and 11,561 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  History  Bibliography  Humor  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PS3571.P4, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Donald J Greiner
 
Most widely held works by Donald J Greiner
American poets since World War II( Book )

20 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographical, biographical, and evaluative commentary of contemporary American poets who published since 1945
Robert Frost by Donald J Greiner( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Updike's novels by Donald J Greiner( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other John Updike : poems, short stories, prose, play by Donald J Greiner( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical analysis of Updike's stories, essays, poems, and reviews
Comic terror: the novels of John Hawkes by Donald J Greiner( Book )

21 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classes on modern poets and the art of poetry by James Dickey( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Dickey devoted himself as much to the critique of the modern literary tradition as to his participation in it. After his death in 1997, a transcription of his lectures was found among his papers. Collected here and published for the first time, these lectures reveal judgments and appraisals Dickey would use to great effect in his teaching. They also contribute to the unraveling of Dickey's art from the larger-than-life myth that surrounded him." "Full of asides, witticisms, and afterthoughts, the sessions suggest not the pontification of a scholar at an academic conference but the confident learning of a practicing poet who happens to enjoy being in the classroom. Clearly setting forth his sense of literary criticism, Dickey repeatedly emphasizes the preeminence of the poet over the critic, the original use of language as a primary criterion for effective poetry, and the centrality of personal reaction to poetry as a measure of its value. Dickey's comments are valuable for their insight into both his own thought processes and those of the poets he reviewed."--Jacket
Understanding John Hawkes by Donald J Greiner( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adultery in the American novel : Updike, James, and Hawthorne by Donald J Greiner( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women enter the wilderness : male bonding and the American novel of the 1980s by Donald J Greiner( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notebook of Stephen Crane by Stephen Crane( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women without men : female bonding and the American novel of the 1980s by Donald J Greiner( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald J. Greiner's provocative new study evaluates the fiction of ten contemporary female novelists to ask questions about gender relations in American fiction. Looking closely at the reaction of female writers to what Greiner describes as a central paradigm of American literature - men bonding in the wilderness in an attempt to escape women and the social restrictions they represent - Greiner contends that female novelists have not only adopted the venerable model but also adapted it so that women venture into the wilderness while excluding men from the quest. Greiner first shows how such contemporary white male novelists as Frederick Busch, John Irving, and Larry Woiwode modify the literary model established by Cooper, Melville, and Twain to include women in the bonding process. He then argues that recent female novelists are not so eager to allow males into the wilderness or to bond with them. Rather than facilitate a closing of the gender gap, many contemporary female writers insist on separating the sexes. Greiner frames his analysis with discussions of prominent feminist literary theorists and feminist psychologists including Carolyn Heilbrun, Rachel Brownstein, Nancy Chodorow, Janice Raymond, and Judith Kegan Gardiner. From close readings of recent novels by Gloria Naylor, Marianne Wiggins, Joan Didion, Diane Johnson, Marilynne Robinson, Mona Simpson, Hilma Wolitzer, Meg Wolitzer, Joan Chase, and Lisa Alther, Greiner finds three significant differences in the way contemporary female novelists employ the quest plot: the patriarchal text is not repudiated but revised to accommodate female characters who readily accept the traditional masculine call to the quest; once outside the bounds of society, female bonds do not always hold; males are excluded from the bonding process. To contrast the gender exclusivity favored by contemporary female writers, Greiner ends his study with a discussion of bonding as portrayed by contemporary male novelist Douglas Ungar
The Vineland papers : critical takes on Pynchon's novel( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication of Thomas Pynchon's novel Vineland in 1990, 17 years after his epochal Gravity's Rainbow, received unprecedented attention from the media and tens of thousands of readers, all wondering why the novel was so long in the making and whether it would be as momentous as his last novel. The Vineland Papers is the first book-length study of Pynchon's problematic new novel: a dozen leading Pynchon critics offer their takes on the book examining it from a variety of angles: its relation to Pynchon's previous work, its humor, its use of various technical fields, its use of history and film, its politics, its structure, and its autobiographical elements. Feminist theory is brought to bear on Pynchon's representation of women in the novel by several of the contributors, and all of them write in an accessible manner so that the book will appeal to the general reader as well as the scholar. For many readers and scholars alike Pynchon is the single most important living novelist, and The Vineland Papers is invaluable for understanding how his fourth novel alters or confirms that reputation. The contributors include David Cowart, N. Katherine Hayles, David Porush, Elaine B. Safer, Joseph Slade, Joseph Tabbi, Susan Strehle, Stacey Olster, Molly Hite, William E. Grim, Eric Solomon, Andrew Gordon, and Clifford Mead
Domestic particulars : the novels of Frederick Busch by Donald J Greiner( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Merrill checklist of Robert Frost by Donald J Greiner( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Merrill guide to Robert Frost; [an essay by Donald J Greiner( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Updike : an exhibition for Mr. Updike's visit from the collection of Donald J. Greiner by Donald J Greiner( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Postmodernist movement in fiction( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald J. Greiner, an authority on contemporary American literature, discusses the complexity of postmodernism by examining John Hawkes' Second skin, Thomas Pynchon's The crying of lot 49, and John Irving's The world according to Garp
American poets since World War II( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American poets since World War II by R. S Gwynn( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide career biographies of sixty-six American poets active since World War II; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography
American poets since World War II( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Classes on modern poets and the art of poetry
Alternative Names
Greiner, Donald 1940-

Languages
English (159)

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The Vineland papers : critical takes on Pynchon's novel