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Millgate, Michael

Overview
Works: 136 works in 674 publications in 4 languages and 21,407 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Didactic fiction  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PS3507.R55, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Michael Millgate
 
Most widely held works by Michael Millgate
The achievement of William Faulkner by Michael Millgate( Book )

46 editions published between 1926 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner's entire body of work is examined to reveal his perceptive characterization and tragic-comic vision
Thomas Hardy, a biography by Michael Millgate( Book )

40 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive account of the author's life based upon many previously unknown materials
William Faulkner by Michael Millgate( Book )

70 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in 5 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi over den amerikanske forfatter William Faulkner (1897-1962)
Lion in the garden; interviews with William Faulkner, 1926-1962 by James B Meriwether( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy: his career as a novelist by Michael Millgate( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... A beautiful wrought study that belongs in every good library'. Publishers' Weekly ' ... remains a major contribution to Hardy studies"--Charles Osborne, Sunday Telegraph Originally published in 1971 and now for the first time reprinted, Thomas Hardy: His Career as a Novelist has long been recognized as a major - and exceptionally well-written - work of Hardy criticism that also set new standards for Hardy scholarship. A recent survey refers to it as 'one of the most permanently useful' of Hardy studies, characterized by an 'admirably clear, unpretentious style'. Although the central chapters are predominantly critical, offering independent readings of each of the novels (including those customarily considered 'minor'), those readings are developed within the context of available knowledge of Hardy's personal and intellectual backgrounds, his friendships and family relationships, and his evolution as a professional writer. Extensive use is made of Hardy's own manuscripts, notebooks, nd letters and of the correspondence and reminiscences of those who knew him, and in a new preface Michael Millgate speaks of having sought to resolve 'the standard work/life dichotomy' by pursuing 'the unitary conception of a career."
American social fiction, James to Cozzens by Michael Millgate( Book )

28 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and work of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on Light in August by Michael Millgate( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light in August (1932) is one of William Faulkner's most important, most challenging, and most widely studied novels, demanding to be approached from many angles and with a variety of critical and scholarly skills. Here five distinguished critics offer just such a range of approaches, discussing the novel in terms of its composition and its place in Faulkner's oeuvre; its structure and narrative techniques; its relation to the religious, racial, and sexual assumptions of the society it depicts; its presentation of women and handling of gender-related issues; and the social and moral implications of the 'hero' status accorded to a figure like Joe Christmas. Each contributor has had a double ambition: to write clearly and directly, thus making the volume accessible to the widest possible audience, and to write freshly and originally, so as to enhance - even for those thoroughly familiar with the existing criticism - understanding and appreciation of Light in August itself and of Faulkner's work as a whole
Thomas Hardy, a biography revisited by Michael Millgate( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Millgate's biography of Thomas Hardy, great novelist and poet, was first published in 1982. Much new information about Hardy has since become available, often in volumes edited or co-edited by Millgate himself, and many established assumptions have been challenged and revolutionized by scholarly research. In this extensively revised, fully reconsidered, and considerably expanded new edition the world's leading Hardy scholar draws not only upon these new materials but upon an understanding of Hardy gained from long immersion in the study of his life and work. Many large and small aspects of Hardy's life are here freshly illuminated, including his family background, his fumbling self-education as a poet, his difficult relations with his first wife and hers with his family, his sexual infatuations, his secret collaborations with aspiring women writers, his clandestine composition of his own official biography, and the memory-invoking techniques by which he sustained his remarkable creativity into extreme old age. Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited will become the standard life of Hardy for a new generation."--Jacket
The collected letters of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner's place by Michael Millgate( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transatlantic dialogue; selected American correspondence by Edmund Gosse( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy : selected letters by Thomas Hardy( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy's public voice : the essays, speeches, and miscellaneous prose by Thomas Hardy( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Hardy has generally been viewed as an intensely private figure, shy of publicity and even of people, self-isolated in his Dorsetshire home, and much more cautious and conservative in his personal outlook than might be expected of the author of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. What the present volume reveals is that Hardy's public utterances, addressed to a wide range of literary, social, and political issues, were far more numerous and various than has previously been imagined. His essays, speeches, and other acknowledged pieces, both formal and informal, are here fully described, edited, and annotated, together with the letters he wrote to newspapers and the many unsigned items, from obituaries to clandestine contributions to literary gossip-columns, that have now been securely or tentatively identified."--Jacket
Thomas Hardy's Studies, specimens &c. notebook by Thomas Hardy( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Emma and Florence Hardy by Emma Lavinia Gifford Hardy( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been said that both Thomas Hardy's wives were livelier letter-writers than he was himself. They were certainly less discreet, especially on the subject of their marital grievances, with the result that Hardy's intensely private life and personality are uniquely illuminated in the letters of the two remarkable but very different women who knew him best. Inevitably overshadowed by their husband during their lifetimes, their distinctive voices - together with their particular concerns and their opinions on many other subjects beside their husband - now clearly sound throughout this meticulously edited and fully annotated selection of their letters
Thomas Hardy reappraised : essays in honour of Michael Millgate by Keith Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Thomas Hardy Reappraised, editor Keith Wilson pays tribute to Millgate's many contributions to Hardy studies by bringing together new work by fifteen of the world's most eminent. Hardy scholars. These essays address questions of biblical and literary allusiveness, cultural, historical, and philosophical context, narrative and poetic theory and practice, as well as Hardy's place in the modern world and his influence on younger writers. Together, the contributors offer one of the most significant reappraisals of Hardy's work to have appeared since Michael Millgate helped to transform Hardy studies. They offer graphic testimony to Hardy's enduring popularity and importance."--Jacket
Thomas Hardy's "poetical matter" notebook by Thomas Hardy( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Hardy's "Poetical Matter" notebook, the last to be published from among the small group of notebooks not destroyed by Hardy himself or by his executors, has now been meticulously edited with full scholarly annotation. Through its inclusion of so many notes copied by Hardy from old pocket-books subsequently destroyed, "Poetical Matter" reaches back to all periods of his life, and is especially valuable from a biographical standpoint for its expansion and enhancement of knowledge of Hardy's final years and for its preservation of such intimate records as his richly revealing memories of the Bockhampton of his childhood and his sexually charged impressions of a woman glimpsed during a trip on a pleasure steamer in 1868. Its special distinctiveness nevertheless lies in its uniqueness as a late working notebook devoted specifically to verse. Florence Hardy, Hardy's widow, recalled his having experienced a great outburst of late creativity, feeling that he could go on writing almost indefinitely, and "Poetical Matter" bears direct witness to his actively thinking about poetry and projecting and composing new poems until shortly before his death at the age of eighty-seven. As such, it contains an abundance of new ideas for poems and sequences of poems and demonstrates Hardy's characteristic creative progression, his working variously with initial ideas, with gathered notes, whether old or new, and with tentative prose formulations, verse fragments, metrical schemes, and rhyme patterns, towards the writing of the drafts from which, yet further worked and reworked, the completed poem would ultimately emerge."--Jacket
The collected letters of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young woman from Wisconsin who goes to Chicago, becomes an actress, marries and moves to New York, and when her husband loses his job, returns to the stage
 
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Alternative Names
Millgate, Michael

Millgate, Michael 1929-

Millgate, Michael Henry

Languages
English (376)

Spanish (4)

Arabic (1)

Italian (1)

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Thomas Hardy: his career as a novelistThe life and work of Thomas HardyNew essays on Light in AugustThomas Hardy, a biography revisitedThe collected letters of Thomas HardyFaulkner's placeThomas Hardy's public voice : the essays, speeches, and miscellaneous proseThomas Hardy's Studies, specimens &c. notebook