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Cassill, R. V. (Ronald Verlin) 1919-2002

Overview
Works: 103 works in 377 publications in 1 language and 10,972 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Fiction  Religious fiction  Fairy tales  Festschriften  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3553.A796, 808.831
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The Norton anthology of short fiction by R. V Cassill( Book )

84 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-volume source of models for students of fiction writing
How we live : contemporary life in contemporary fiction : an anthology by Penney Chapin Hills( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "short stories, novellas, and self-contained excerpts from novels in such a way that we are given a comprehensive psychological-sociological account of our life and times."
The Norton anthology of contemporary fiction by R. V Cassill( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master teachers and writers R.V. Cassill and Joyce Carol Oates offer here a refreshed and updated edition of The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction, celebrating not only an enduring literary genre but also that genre's continuing energy and diversity
The happy marriage, and other stories by R. V Cassill( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautifully rendered and psychologically astute tales of life, family, and art from a true American master?The Sunday Painter,? a surprisingly comic tale, is the account of an amateur artist whose obsession with distilling his work to its most basic form--light--leads to a mental breakdown.?The First Day of School? is a moving and intimately observed portrait of the courage summoned by an African American family in the early days of integration. In?The Covenant,? a thirteen-year-old boy is confronted with his own mortality and instinctually redirects his anger and confusion elsewhere--the first lesson of adulthood. Beneath the deceptively anecdotal narration of?The Swimmers at Pallikula? lie deep truths about the absurdity of life and death and the eternal struggle for self-knowledge. As the editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, a founder of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), and a longtime teacher at the University of Iowa, Purdue University, and Brown University, R.V. Cassill influenced generations of American authors. In The Happy Marriage and Other Stories, this expert craftsman is at his most varied and vital
Writing fiction by R. V Cassill( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Cobb's game by R. V Cassill( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant, bewitching novel inspired by one of the twentieth century's most infamous sex scandals Michael Cobb is a skilled osteopath, a gifted painter, and a lover extraordinaire. In 1960s England, the good doctor makes a startling diagnosis: the nation is sick, fast approaching its demise, and the only hope for a cure is a sexual awakening so potent it reaches into the highest corridors of power. To put his plan in motion, Cobb indoctrinates a bevy of hip young Londoners in an intoxicating blend of ancient myths, occult beliefs, and erotic arts. His most promising student is Cecile Banner
The Goss women by R. V Cassill( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected stories by R. V Cassill( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Goliath : a novel by R. V Cassill( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labors of love : a novel by R. V Cassill( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troy Slater has given up writing fiction in order to edit textbooks. In addition, he has been eating the cake of bigamy while having his cake of monogamy for two years. In a shocking summer's confrontation, he suddenly is faced with paying the piper as a combination of death and intrigue hound him
Clem Anderson / R.V. Cassill by R. V Cassill( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clem Anderson is a big, ambitious novel with an admirable purpose -- the exploration of the personality of a man highly gifted artistically but personally destructive. After Anderson's ""untimely"" death at 40, under sordid circumstances, his one-time college friend attempts to represent his life and by so doing arrive at some estimation of the man's worth. He does this in large measure through Anderson's work - a giant novel, stories, and poetry, because it created a far more ordered view of the man, even if it was autobiographical, than his own life. For all practical purposes Anderson's literature was his life. Dick Hartsell, a man of liberal temperament, inferior to his subject, in his own estimation, recreates Aaron Clement Anderson's tempestuous, middle-western, childhood and adolescence; his college years when he first discovered his own imaginative powers; his marriage to a girl who devoted herself to him though she didn't understand him; Anderson's World War II years in Europe; his desertion of his wife and two children and his subsequent marriage to an actress (who was more maligned than she should have been); and his eventual alcoholic disintegration, when he was involved with a clique of New York intellectual camp followers. For all the vast detail that Hartsell diligently brings to his task (in a story which he admits is over long and could never be long enough) he has to rely finally on a truth that is also a cliche: Anderson had now become what those who knew him could make of him within their own lives. And if this offers slight resolution the narrator recedes further and says that his appraisal of Clem rests on the poem (that supposedly was always in progress) but never was written. One may admire the impressive intellectual effort Cassill brings to his most important novel yet remain dissatisfied by its total effect
The father and other stories by R. V Cassill( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterful, multifaceted story collection from one of American literature's most influential writers and teachers As a creative writing teacher whose students included Raymond Carver, Joy Williams, and Andre Dubus, and as longtime editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, R.V. Cassill profoundly impacted the development of the short story in America. The ten stunning tales in The Father and Other Stories exhibit his mastery of the form and the breathtaking scope of his vision. In "This Hand, These Talons," a former combat pilot grapples with the dislocations of peacetime. "The Prize,
In an iron time: statements and reiterations by R. V Cassill( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

n this volume, R.V. Cassill has put together a collection of his own essays, which he refers to as “a personal, critical appraisal of the crisis of our time as it is reflected, primarily, in literature.” As a writer and critic, he is concerned about the prevailing American view of art that equates excellence and quality with price and best-sellerdom. His primary concern is literature, the idolatry of “great books” that confuses literature as art with literature as print, but he also expresses anxiety about other forms of art: the parochial art museum that hopes its existence will cause culture to sift down from the top, and the foundation and government subsidy of the arts that cause all art forms to reduce themselves to an audience-performer relationship. Cassill digs deep into his own experiences in an attempt to pin down and search out answers to the crisis in the arts. His essays will provoke thought and discussion among all those who are concerned about the present and future of the creative arts in America and will be of special interest to students of creative writing and of literature in general
The president by R. V Cassill( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midwestern college dean, son of its former president, ponders his inability to act when an unethical new president takes charge
Pretty Leslie by R. V Cassill( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of midcentury America's most ambitious and entertaining novelists, the dazzling and disturbing portrait of a housewife's erotic adventures Beautiful, intelligent, and charming, Leslie Daniels is the wife of a successful Illinois physician. To her friends and family, she appears to be happily living the American dream. But there is another side to Leslie, one propelled by lust and unsettling impulses that run completely counter to her comfortable midwestern routine. So far, Leslie has managed to keep her unwholesome appetites in check, but when her husband travels out of town to atten
Folk and fairy tales of far-off lands by Eric Protter( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Retells twenty-eight stories, mostly from Asia. Includes 'The Fox Who Pretended to be King, ' 'The Wooden Horse, ' 'The Khoja, ' 'Tales of Nasrdin Avanti, ' and other tales."--Library Journal
Hoyt's child by R. V Cassill( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about money and power: a modern day robber baron is faced with the crumbling of his financial empire and the kidnapping of his daughter by a group of radicals
La vie passionnée of Rodney Buckthorne: a tale of the great American's last rally and curious death; a novel by R. V Cassill( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flame : a novel by R. V Cassill( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen by three: R.V. Cassill, Herbert Gold [and] James B. Hall. [Short stories by R. V Cassill( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Norton anthology of contemporary fiction
Alternative Names
Aherne, Owen, 1919-

Aherne, Owen 1919-2002

Cassill, R

Cassill, R. V.

Cassill, R. V. 1919-2002

Cassill, Ronald V.

Cassill, Ronald Verlin

Cassill, Ronald Verlin 1919-

Cassill, Ronald Verlin 1919-2002

Ronald Verlin Cassill americký novelista a výtvarník

Ronald Verlin Cassill Amerikaans lithograaf (1919-2002)

Ronald Verlin Cassill Novelist, short story writer, editor, painter, lithographer

Webster, Jesse, 1919-

Webster, Jesse 1919-2002

Languages
English (229)

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The Norton anthology of contemporary fiction