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Leithauser, Brad

Overview
Works: 51 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 8,200 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Western stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Reviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, win
Classifications: PS3537.T3234, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Brad Leithauser
No other book : selected essays by Randall Jarrell( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a critic, Jarrell was chiefly interested in poetry, but his wide and avid circle of readers extended well beyond poets and students of verse. He attracted fans who wanted to hear what he had to say about anything - which was precisely what he offered them: he wrote about music criticism and abstract painting, about the appeal of sports cars and the role of the intellectual in modern American life, about forgotten novels and contemporary trends in education." "Jarrell was only fifty-one at the time of his death, in 1965, yet he created a body of work that secured his position as one of the century's leading American men of letters. He saw himself chiefly as a poet, but in addition to a number of books of poetry he left behind a comic novel (Pictures from an Institution), four children's books, numerous translations, haunting letters. And he left four collections of essays, from each of which the present volume draws."--Jacket
The art student's war by Brad Leithauser( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his sixth novel, Leithauser has realized a double feat of imagination: a loving historical portrait of a now-vanished Detroit in its heyday, and a keen and affectionate rendering of a young artist, Bianca Paradiso
The Norton book of ghost stories( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost stories by Henry James, M.R. James, Edith Wharton, Elizabeth Taylor, Oliver Onions, Saki, Elizabeth Bowen, W.F. Harvey, Shirley Jackson, V.S. Pritchett, Muriel Spark, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Marghanita Laski, Ann Bridge, Penelope Fitzgerald, John Cheever, A.S. Byatt, and Philip Graham
Equal distance : a novel by Brad Leithauser( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few corrections : a novel by Brad Leithauser( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the narrator corrects the errors he discovers in the obituary of Wesley Sultan, a respectable, unexceptional, civic-minded Midwestern businessman, he discovers that Wesley led a far more complex life than he presented to the world
Seaward : a novel by Brad Leithauser( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Washington lawyer struggles to find balance afterseeing the ghost of his dead wife
Darlington's fall : a novel in verse by Brad Leithauser( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel written in verse chronicles forty years in the life of naturalist Russel Darlington, from a seven-year-old boy chasing frogs in an Indiana swamp in 1895, through college and marriage, to a seemingly hopeless passion for an unapproachable young woman
Hence : a novel by Brad Leithauser( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a famous chess match played between a man and a computer chess program at M.I.T. back in 1993
The friends of Freeland : a novel by Brad Leithauser( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political satire on an island in the North Atlantic. The place is home to stubbornly independent Norsemen who are in danger of succumbing to drugs, pop music, restless youth--and the three political consultants imported from the U.S. to unseat Hannibal Hannibalsson, the president who is seeking re-election. He is the candidate who wants Freeland to remain true to itself. By the author of Seaward
The mail from anywhere : poems by Brad Leithauser( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of fireflies : poems by Brad Leithauser( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cats of the temple : poems by Brad Leithauser( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curves and angles by Brad Leithauser( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first collection since the widely acclaimed Darlington's Fall, Brad Leithauser takes the reader on a bracing poetic journey. Curves and Angles begins in a warm, soft, populated world (these are the curves of the human body, as well as the elliptical pathways of human motivation), and it concludes in a cooler, sharper, more private place the less giving angles of an inanimate universe. The first section, Curves, introduces us to a couple of passionate young lovers, indoors in the city on a rainy afternoon; to a vociferous cluster of children playing on a Midwestern summer evening; to a godlike scuba diver, all long gold limbs and a restless halo of long gold hair. In a pair of long poems, two aging men one a science fiction writer of the 1950s, the other a traveler in an airport bar confront their mortality. Angles guides us to a rarely opened north looking attic room, made brilliant by a nearby maple in full fall orange; to a sunny Louisiana kitchen, where two bowls one brimming with semiprecious stones, one filled with seashells are locked in an eternal silent beauty contest; to a frozen Icelandic lake; and to a narrow unmarked entryway that possibly leads to our true and unbounded kingdom. Curves and Angles wanders from the balmy waters of the South Pacific to the crystalline wastes of the Arctic, unified throughout by an embracing love of the natural world in all its inexhaustible variety whether lush or spare, peopled or solitary, curved or angled. It's a journey made unforgettable by these wise and exuberant poems
Penchants & places : essays and criticism by Brad Leithauser( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first collection of essays and criticism, the celebrated poet and novelist focuses on subjects exceptionally close to his heart. He considers the ghost story as a literary form and through the prism of two of its prominent practitioners - Henry James and M.R. James. He writes about the spiritual world of Flannery O'Connor, the alternate universe of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, the mind of H.G. Wells. He brilliantly makes clear for the layperson the possibilities of computer chess and the future of thinking machines, and acquaints us with the biographies of three mathematical geniuses - Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and India's Ramanujan. He also writes about two countries he's lived in and feels passionate about - introducing us to Japan through essays on recently published books by Tanizaki, Kobo Abe, and Murakami; and to Iceland with an homage to Independent People by the Nobel Prize-winning Halldor Laxness, the novel Leithauser calls the "book of my life."
The odd last thing she did : poems by Brad Leithauser( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems, many on nature. In A Flight Up the Coast, he writes: "What / experience / can life dispense / more delicious / than to gaze down / from Heaven toward / a world scarcely / recognized--ours / the rare vantage / of creatures both / lost and divine?"
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a farm family's Depression-era journey from the Dustbowl of Oklahoma to the California migrant labor camps in search of a better life
The oldest word for dawn : new and selected poems by Brad Leithauser( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of our most universally admired poets: a generous selection from his five acclaimed books of poetry, and an outstanding group of new poems. From the outset, Brad Leithauser has displayed a venturesome taste for quirky patterns, innovative designs sprung loose from traditional forms. In The Oldest Word for Dawn, we encounter a sonnet in one-syllable lines ("Post-Coitum Tristesse"), a clanging rhyme-mad tribute to the music of Tin Pan Alley ("A Good List"), intricate buried rhyme schemes ("In Minako Wada's House"), autobiography spun through parodies of Frost and Keats and Omar KhayyAm ("Two Summer Jobs"). In a new poem, "Earlier," the poet investigates a kind of paradox: What is the oldest word for dawn in any language' The pursuit ultimately descends into the roots of speech, the genesis of art. "Earlier" is part of a sequence devoted to prehistoric themes: the cave paintings of Altamira, the disappearance of the Neanderthals, the poet's journey with his teenage daughter to excavate a triceratops skeleton in Montana ... The author of six novels as well, Leithauser not surprisingly brings to his verse a flair for compelling narrative: a fateful romantic encounter on a streetcar ("1944: Purple Heart"); the mesmerizing arrival of television in a quiet Detroit neighborhood ("Not Lunar Exactly"); two boys heedlessly, joyfully bidding permanent farewell to a beloved sister ("Emigrant's Story"). The Oldest Word for Dawn reveals Brad Leithauser as a poet of surpassing tenderness and exactitude, a poet whose work, at sixty, fulfills the promise noted by James Merrill on the publication of his first book: "The observations glisten, the feelings ring true. These poems by a young, unostentatious craftsman are made to something very like perfection. No one should overlook them."
Lettered creatures by Brad Leithauser( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the left of each spread is an eight-line poem; opposite it is a delicate, complementary pencil drawing, reproduced here in exacting duotone"--Publisher's website, viewed on October 10, 2014
Between leaps : poems 1972-1985 by Brad Leithauser( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toad to a nightingale : light verse by Brad Leithauser( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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No other book : selected essays
Alternative Names
Brad Leithauser Amerikaans dichter

Brad Leithauser amerikansk poet

Brad Leithauser Poet, novelist, essayist, teacher

Brad Leithauser US-amerikanischer Lyriker und Schriftsteller

Languages
English (135)

Covers
The art student's warThe Norton book of ghost storiesA few corrections : a novelSeaward : a novelDarlington's fall : a novel in verseThe friends of Freeland : a novelCurves and anglesPenchants & places : essays and criticism