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Kramer, Dale 1936-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 281 publications in 4 languages and 11,959 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Didactic fiction  Pastoral fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Tragedies (Drama)  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Annotator, edi
Classifications: PR4748, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Dale Kramer
 
Most widely held works by Dale Kramer
The mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy( )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 2,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife Susan and baby daughter. Eighteen years later Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has become the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commercial world, his story is also a journey towards love." "This edition is the only critically established text of the novel, based on a comprehensive study of the manuscript and Hardy's extensive revisions."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The Cambridge companion to Thomas Hardy by Dale Kramer( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion provides an introduction to the writings of Thomas Hardy. The essays comprise a general overview of his work and demonstrations of his ideas and literary skills. They also explore his life and his attachment to Wessex
The woodlanders by Thomas Hardy( Book )

39 editions published between 1886 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and the erratic heart are at the center of Hardy's story. Set in the beautiful Blackmoor Vale, The Woodlanders concerns the fortunes of Giles Winterborne, whose love for the well-to-do Grace Melbury is challenged by the arrival of the dashing and dissolute doctor, Edred Fitzpiers. When the mysterious Felice Charmond further complicates the romantic entanglements, marital choice and class mobility become inextricably linked
Thomas Hardy: the forms of tragedy by Dale Kramer( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago renaissance; the literary life in the Midwest, 1900-1930 by Dale Kramer( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical approaches to the fiction of Thomas Hardy by Dale Kramer( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ross and the New Yorker by Dale Kramer( Book )

14 editions published between 1951 and 1962 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Robert Maturin by Dale Kramer( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life and works of English novelist, playwright, and curate Charles Robert Maturin. Includes a chronology
Critical essays on Thomas Hardy : the novels by Dale Kramer( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Dale Kramer( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a fresh approach to Hardy's novel, highlighting its modern qualities. Dale Kramer re-examines the main characters and investigates Hardy's handling of the plot and the novel's characteristics as a tragedy. He gives special consideration to Tess's search for her identity, and the role of her sexuality in this process. He also discusses the work's rural background, its place in Victorian literature, and its influence and reception
The heart of O. Henry by Dale Kramer( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 1967 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With his varied writing career climaxed by the biographical study Ross and The New Yorker, Dale Kramer has set a definitely agile hand to the life of Will Porter telling his story with such a close regard for action and feeling that it often reads like an exciting novel. Almost constantly with O. Henry- there are few reflective passages in the book-Kramer begins with Will at 19, a druggist's son in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1882- picturing him as he listens to the backroom conversation about the Civil War, as he is despondent, shy or sardonic in turn, and as he decides to go away for his health to Texas where he spent the next 15 years. There to meet his first wife. Athol, Will spent the intervening years on a friend's ranch near Austin and if he made a poor cowboy he was a fine observer and gradually though hesitantly set to writing. Marriage to Athol was quickly love-born and in its first years sustained by a childlike clinging to each other. But the turn of events their lives took was rocky- for where Athol encouraged passionately and domineeringly, Will lacked confidence and drive to the point where his easy going nature clashed with her energy in tantrums and jealous accusations. Her bitterness marred the start of his newspaper The Rolling Stone and though forgiving, Will had his weaknesses too and was not man enough to face the charges of theft at a bank where he had worked. He went south before he was able to return to Athol just before her death and to prison just after it. New York and the decade Will took, as "O. Henry", to create his beloved Bagdad-on-the-Subway, followed. Perhaps at his best describing the city O. Henry knew, Kramer brings the past to life remarkably well in scenes, in conversations, in the tragedy of alcohol, and the closer-to-life illogic of the stories that were the heart and art of O. Henry. A positive contribution to the annals of American literature."--Kirkus
Heywood Broun : a biographical portrait by Dale Kramer( Book )

11 editions published between 1949 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teen-age gangs by Dale Kramer( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mayor of Casterbridge is haunted by his past when, as an unemployed farmhand, he sold his wife and daughter while in a drunken stupor
Mayor of Casterbridge, The. Oxford World's Classics by Thomas Hardy( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of peaceful south-west England, where Thomas Hardy spent much of his youth, The Mayor of Casterbridge captures the author's unique genius for depicting the absurdity underlying much of the sorrow and humor in our lives. Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife Susan and baby daughter. Eighteen years later Susan and her daughter seek him out, only to discover that he has become the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Henchard attempts to make amends for his youthful misdeeds but his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love as well as his fortunes in business. Although Henchard is fated to be a modern-day tragic hero, unable to survive in the new commercial world, his story is also a journey towards love. This edition is the only critically established text of the novel, based on a comprehensive study of the manuscript and Hardy's extensive revisions
The Cambridge companion to Thomas Hardy( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teen-age gangs : the inside story of one of America's gravest perils by Dale Kramer( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardy: "Tess of the D'Urbervilles." by Dale Kramer( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading
Alles vannie beste sy beste Afrikaanse liedjies by Dale Kramer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in Afrikaans and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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