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Mitchell, Lee Clark 1947-

Works: 33 works in 155 publications in 2 languages and 9,432 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction  Western films  Drama  Western stories  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3507.R55, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Lee Clark Mitchell
New essays on The red badge of courage by Lee Clark Mitchell( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1895, The Red Badge of Courage found immediate success and brought its author immediate fame. In his introduction to this volume, Lee Clark Mitchell discusses how Crane broke with the conventions of both fiction and journalism to create a uniquely 'disruptive' prose style. The five essays that follow each explore different aspects of the novel. One studies the problem of establishing the authentic text; another examines it as a war novel; a third considers it as a critique of the rising mood of militant imperialism in the 1890s; a fourth focuses on the double perspective of the novel - its shift between the hero's perspective and a larger, 'cosmic' one; and the final essay examines the novel's deconstruction of courage/cowardice. Written in a highly accessible style, these essays represent the best of recent scholarship and provide students with a useful introduction to this major novel
Witnesses to a vanishing America : the nineteenth-century response by Lee Clark Mitchell( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propelled across the continent by notions of rugged individualism" and "manifest destiny," pioneer Americans soon discovered that such slogans only partly disguised the fact that building an empire meant destroying a wilderness. Through an astonishing range of media, they voiced their concern about America's westward mission. Drawing on a wide variety of evidence, Lee Clark Mitchell portrays the growing apprehensions Originally published in 1987
The photograph and the American Indian by Alfred L Bush( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive look at photographs of Native Americans, from 1840 to the present, taken by Native and Anglo American photographers
Westerns : making the man in fiction and film by Lee Clark Mitchell( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ranging from the novels of James Fenimore Cooper to Louis L'Amour, and from classic films like Stagecoach to spaghetti Westerns like A Fistful of Dollars, Mitchell shows how Westerns helped assuage a series of crises in American culture, including debates and nationalism, suffragetism, the White Slave Trade, liberal social policy, even Dr. Spock. At the same time, Westerns have addressed issues of masculinity by setting them against various backdrops: gender (women), maturation (sons), honor (violence, restraint), and self-transformation (the West itself). Mitchell argues, for instance, that Westerns repeatedly depict men being punished as pretext for allowing them to recover, restoring themselves once again to full manhood. In Westerns, a man must continually work at being a man." "The most extensive study of Westerns to appear in twenty-five years, Mitchell's book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the genre as well as for students of film, masculinity, and American Studies."--Jacket
Determined fictions : American literary naturalism by Lee Clark Mitchell( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 410 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
The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the experiences of Tom and his friends in a 19th century Mississippi town
Riders of the purple sage by Zane Grey( Book )

13 editions published between 1912 and 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Lassiter, a gunman with a reputation, rode into the Mormon village he found an angry mob. The object of their anger was the richest woman in town, who was unwilling to give up control of her spring water." *** "In 1871, Mormons take vengeance against those who have wronged them."
Red River by Howard Hawks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With no market for his herd, the master of a vast cattle ranch and his son decide to head the first cattle drive over the now famous Chisholm Trail, past the Red River, into Missouri. The path is filled with hardship and the drive looks hopeless as the men struggle to prevail
Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennie Gerhardt was Theodore Dreiser's second novel and his first true commercial success. Today it is generally regarded as one of his three best novels, along with Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy. But the text of Jennie Gerhardt heretofore known to readers is quite different from the text as Dreiser originally wrote it. In the tradition of the University of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition, James L.W. West III has recaptured the text as it was originally written, restoring it to its complete, unexpurgated form. As submitted to Harper and Brothers in 1911, Jennie Gerhardt was a powerful study of a woman tragically compromised by birth and fate. Harpers agreed to publish the book but was nervous about its subject matter and moral stance. Jennie has an illegitimate child by one man and lives out of wedlock with another - but Dreiser does not condemn her for her behavior. As a requirement for publication, Harpers insisted on cutting and revising the text. Although Dreiser fought against many of the cuts and succeeded in restoring some material, Harpers shortened the text by 16,000 words and completely revised its style and tone. These changes ultimately transformed Jennie Gerhardt from a blunt, carefully documented work of social realism to a touching love story merely set against a social background. Passages critical of organized religion and of the institution of marriage were reduced and altered. Perhaps most important, Jennie's point of view - her innate romantic mysticism - was largely edited out of the text. As a consequence, the central dialectic of the novel was skewed and the narrative thrown out of balance
Mere reading : the poetics of wonder in modern American novels by Lee Clark Mitchell( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mere Reading argues for a return to the foundations of literary study established nearly a century ago. Following a recent period dominated by symptomatic analyses of fictional texts (new historicist, Marxist, feminist, identity-political), Lee Clark Mitchell joins a burgeoning neo-formalist movement in challenging readers to embrace a rationale for literary criticism that has too long been ignored-a neglect that corresponds, perhaps not coincidentally, to a flight from literature courses themselves. In close readings of six American novels spread over the past century-Willa Cather's The Professor's House, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping, Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian and The Road, and Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao-Mitchell traces a shifting strain of late modernist innovation that celebrates a species of magic and wonder, of aesthetic "bliss" (as Barthes and Nabokov both coincidentally described the experience) that dumbfounds the reader and compels a reassessment of interpretive assumptions. The novels included here aspire to being read slowly, so that sounds, rhythms, repetitions, rhymes, and other verbal features take on a heightened poetic status-in critic Barbara Johnson's words, "the rigorous perversity and seductiveness of literary language"--thwarting pressures of plot that otherwise push us ineluctably forward. In each chapter, the return to "mere reading" becomes paradoxically a gesture that honors the intractability of fictional texts, their sheer irresolution, indeed the way in which their "literary" status rests on the play of irreconcilables that emerges from the verbal tensions we find ourselves first astonished by, then delighting in."--
A man is being beaten : constructing masculinity in the American Western by Lee Clark Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James and the Fin de siècle by Lee Clark Mitchell( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vanishing wilderness and its recorders; developing apprehensions about "progress" in nineteenth-century American literature by Lee Clark Mitchell( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on The Red Badge of Courage : Introduction( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He Was a Man by Howard C Horsford( )

in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacle of War in Crane's Revision of History by Amy Kaplan( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Novel by Lee Clark Mitchell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ill Logics of Irony by Christine Brooke-Rose( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Stephen Crane : the Context of The Red Badge of Courage by Andrew Delbanco( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Clark Mitchell, Lee 1947-

Mitchell, Lee C.

Mitchell, Lee C. 1947-

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German (1)

The photograph and the American IndianWesterns : making the man in fiction and filmDetermined fictions : American literary naturalismSister CarrieThe adventures of Tom SawyerRiders of the purple sageJennie Gerhardt