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Kennedy, J. Gerald

Overview
Works: 38 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 11,495 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Sea stories  Conference papers and proceedings  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 818.309
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. Gerald Kennedy
A historical guide to Edgar Allan Poe by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining Paris : exile, writing, and American identity by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romancing the shadow : Poe and race by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Allen Poe's strength as a writer lay in fabricating fantisies in settings far removed from his own place and time. This dislocation renders the attitudes embedded in his fiction open to interpretation, and over the years some readers have found Poe to be virulently racist, while others found him morally conflicted, and still others detected a subversion of racism in his works' subtle sympathies for non-white characters. As a nineteenth-century Southerner, Poe was a deeply ambiguous figure, evading race issues while living among them, and traversing the North-South border with little sensitivity to its political implications. In this tightly organized volume, a handful of leading Americanists revisit the Poe issue, re-examining what it means to speak of an author and his work as racist, and where the critic's responsibility lies
French connections : Hemingway and Fitzgerald abroad( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald met in 1925, two weeks after the publication of The Great Gatsby, in the Dingo Bar in Paris. From that night on they maintained a complicated friendship born of mutual admiration, envy, and implicit rivalry. French Connections is a collection of thoughtful and often stirring essays devoted to exploring the shared influence that these two legendary writers had on each other's work
Poe, death, and the life of writing by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern American short story sequences : composite fictions and fictive communities by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Its status as a genre unto itself often disputed, the short story sequence is a hybrid organism which defies the stereotypes imputed to more conventionally recognized forms of narrative, such as the short story and the novel. By resisting precise definition, it lays down a critical challenge to decode its perplexing formal ambiguities. Modern American Short Story Sequences meets this challenge by suggesting an entirely new means of inquiry. Gathering together eleven new full-length essays, this book is an invitation to reconsider the short story sequence as a tradition proper, one formed in the twentieth-century crucible of American literature and one whose very inscrutability continues to provoke intense debate in the realm of fiction studies
The portable Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first new edition of this landmark anthology since 1945 presents a more complicated, perverse, and culturally engaged Poe. Along with the author's familiar masterworks in poetry and fiction, this new Portable Poe includes satirical tales that reflect his critique of American culture
The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym : and the abyss of interpretation by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new study of Pym J. Gerald Kennedy considers the novel in light of the political turbulence and racial unrest prevalent at the time of its publication while examining the divide in criticism between those who see the voyage as a meaningful journey toward illumination and those who see it as an ironic commentary on human self-deception. A skillful and thorough analysis of both Pym and the myriad studies of the work, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and the Abyss of Interpretation will prove a significant addition to the literature on Poe and his works at both the high school and college levels
The astonished traveler : William Darby, frontier geographer and man of letters by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American letters and the historical consciousness : essays in honor of Lewis P. Simpson( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and related tales by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And now I found these fancies creating their own realities, and all imagined horrors crowding upon me in fact'. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is an archetypal American story of escape from home and family which traces a young man's rite of passage through a series of terrible brushes with death during a fateful sea voyage. But it also goes much deeper, as Pym encounters various interpretative dilemmas, at last leaving the reader with a broken-off ending that defies solution. Apart from its violence and mystery, the tale calls attention to the act of writing and to the problem of representin
Poe and the remapping of antebellum print culture by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has long occupied the position of literary outsider. Dismissed as unrepresentative of the main currents of antebellum culture, Poe commented incisively-in fiction and nonfiction-on nationalism, science, materialism, popular taste, and cultural ideology. Opposing the pressure to write nationalistic "American" tales or from a restricted New England perspective, he produced a body of work held in greater international esteem than that of any of his U.S. contemporaries. In Poe and the Remapping of Antebellum Print Culture, scholars explore Poe's anti-nationalistic Americ
The American novel to 1870( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Revolution and the Civil War bracket roughly eight decades of formative change in a republic created in 1776 by a gesture that was both rhetorical and performative. The subsequent construction of U.S. national identity influenced virtually all art forms, especially prose fiction, until internal conflict disrupted the project of nation-building. This volume reassesses, in an authoritative way, the principal forms and features of the emerging American novel. It will include chapters on: the beginnings of the novel in the US; the novel and nation-building; the publishing industry; leading novelists of Antebellum America; eminent early American novels; cultural influences on the novel; and subgenres within the novel form during this period. This book is the first of the three proposed US volumes that will make up Oxford's ambitious new twelve-volume literary resource, The Oxford History of the Novel in English (OHONE), a venture being commissioned and administered on both sides of the Atlantic."
Life of Black Hawk : Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak by Black Hawk( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rediscovered, defiant work of Native American literature, presented here on the 175th anniversary of its first publication Upon its publication in 1833, this unflinching narrative by the vanquished Sauk leader Black Hawk was the first thoroughly adversarial account of frontier hostilities between white settlers and Native Americans. Black Hawk, a complex, contradictory figure, relates his life story and that of his people, who had been forced from western Illinois in what was known as the Black Hawk War. The first published account of a victim of the American war of extermination, this vivid portrait of Indian life stands as a tribute to the author and his extraordinary people, as well as an invaluable historical document
Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining work by William Wells Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, Caroline Kirkland, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, and others, Strange Nation investigates America's often vexed relationship with the practice of literary nationalism"--
Walker Percy by Ben Forkner( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hemingway's letters, most previously unpublished, allow an unprecedented insight into his mind and a vivid record of his turbulent life
The letters of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hemingway described his artistic method as inventing from experience. In his letters we live in the country, meet the people, track the relationships, and witness events unfold that later he would forge into fiction. In a postscript to the 11 September 1925 letter to his mother telling of his novel in progress, Hemingway added a note about his wife: Hadley is better looking and huskier than ever. She's had her hair cut like a boys as all the chic people now and has several people in love with her including a very nice bull fighter named Nino de la Palma who dedicates bulls to her and gives her the ears. These are carefully saved in my handkerchiefs"
The Oxford history of the novel in English by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American novel from its beginnings to 1870( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a comprehensive, global, and up-to-date history of English-language prose fiction and written by a large, international team of scholars. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the ""literary"" novel, and each volume includes chapters on the processes of production, distribution, and reception, and on popular fiction and the fictional sub-genres, as well as outlining the work of major novelists, movements, traditions, and tendencies. In thirty-four essays, this volume reconstructs the emergence and ea
 
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A historical guide to Edgar Allan Poe
Alternative Names
Kennedy, Gerald

Kennedy, Gerald J.

Languages
English (164)

French (1)

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Imagining Paris : exile, writing, and American identityRomancing the shadow : Poe and raceFrench connections : Hemingway and Fitzgerald abroadPoe, death, and the life of writingModern American short story sequences : composite fictions and fictive communitiesThe portable Edgar Allan PoeThe astonished traveler : William Darby, frontier geographer and man of lettersThe narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and related tales