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Kennedy, J. Gerald

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A historical guide to Edgar Allan Poe by J. Gerald Kennedy( )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), son of itinerant actors, holds a secure place in the firmament of history as America's first master of suspense. Displaying scant interest in native scenes or materials, Edgar Allan Poe seems the most un-American of American writers during the era of literary nationalism; yet he was at the same time a pragmatic magazinist, fully engaged in popular culture and intensely concerned with the "republic of letters" in the United States. This Historical Guide contains an introduction that considers the tensions between Poe's "otherworldly" settings and his historically marked representations of violence, as well as a capsule biography situating Poe in his historical context. The subsequent essays in this book cover such topics as Poe and the American Publishing Industry, Poe's Sensationalism, his relationships to gender constructions, and Poe and American Privacy. The volume also includes a bibliographic essay, a chronology of Poe's life, a bibliography, illustrations, and an index. -- Publisher's description
Romancing the shadow : Poe and race by J. Gerald Kennedy( )

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,933 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
The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and related tales by Edgar Allan Poe( )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,265 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( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,011 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 letters of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 3: 1926-1929, featuring many previously unpublished letters, follows a rising star as he emerges from the literary Left Bank of Paris and moves into the American mainstream. Maxwell Perkins, legendary editor at Scribner's, nurtured the young Hemingway's talent, accepting his satirical novel Torrents of Spring (1926) in order to publish what would become a signature work of the twentieth century: The Sun Also Rises (1926). By early 1929 Hemingway had completed A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway's letters of this period also reflect landmark events in his personal life, including the dissolution of his first marriage, his remarriage, the birth of his second son, and the suicide of his father. As the volume ends in April 1929, Hemingway is setting off from Key West to return to Paris and standing on the cusp of celebrity as one of the major writers of his time."--Publisher's website
Imagining Paris : exile, writing, and American identity by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French connections : Hemingway and Fitzgerald abroad( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 727 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 )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 546 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 508 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
Edgar A. Poe : buried alive( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Allan Poe: buried alive draws on the rich palette of Poe's evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author. Featuring Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare, the film explores the misrepresentations of Poe as an alcoholic madman. It reveals the way in which Poe tapped into what it means to be a human in the modern and sometimes frightening world
The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym : and the abyss of interpretation by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 355 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
American letters and the historical consciousness : essays in honor of Lewis P. Simpson( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's inexhaustive research into the subject is astounding and enlightening. William Darby made considerable contributions to the early mapping of the state of Louisiana as well as many other regions including Pennsylvania. His work was used by other unscrupulous editors and mapmakers, who gave themselves credit for Darby's work. Anyone interested in early geography and mapping of the United States will find this book a goldmine
Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 307 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"--
The American novel to 1870( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 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, or Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak by Black Hawk( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the transcribed autobiography of Black Hawk, a Sauk leader who struggled against white encroachment on his people's lands in western Illinois in the 1800s before his defeat at the Battle of Bad Axe in 1832, and includes a map of the Black Hawk War of the same year
Walker Percy by Ben Forkner( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 4, spanning April 1929 through 1931, featuring many previously unpublished letters, records the establishment of Ernest Hemingway as an author of international renown following the publication of A Farewell to Arms. Breaking new artistic ground in 1930, Hemingway embarks upon his first and greatest non-fiction work, his treatise on bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon. Hemingway, now a professional writer, demonstrates a growing awareness of the literary marketplace, successfully negotiating with publishers and agents and responding to fan mail. In private we see Hemingway's generosity as he provides for his family, offers support to friends and colleagues, orchestrates fishing and hunting expeditions, and sees the birth of his third son. Despite suffering injuries to his writing arm in a car accident in November 1930, Hemingway writes and dictates an avalanche of letters that record in colorful and eloquent prose the eventful life and achievements of an enormous personality
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
 
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A historical guide to Edgar Allan Poe
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Romancing the shadow : Poe and raceThe narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and related talesThe letters of Ernest HemingwayImagining Paris : exile, writing, and American identityFrench connections : Hemingway and Fitzgerald abroadPoe, death, and the life of writingModern American short story sequences : composite fictions and fictive communitiesThe portable Edgar Allan Poe
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Kennedy, Gerald

Kennedy, Gerald J.

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English (186)

Spanish (1)

French (1)