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Kennedy, J. Gerald

Overview
Works: 40 works in 204 publications in 3 languages and 12,767 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Fiction  Sea stories  Conference papers and proceedings  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 818.309
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. Gerald Kennedy
The letters of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume 2 (1923-1925) illuminates Hemingway's literary apprenticeship in the legendary milieu of expatriate Paris in the 1920s that he would epitomize for posterity. We witness the development of his friendships and associations with Sylvia Beach, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, and John Dos Passos. Striving to 'make it new, ' he emerges from the tutelage of Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein to forge a new style, gaining recognition as one of the most formidable talents of his generation. In this period, Hemingway publishes his first three books, including In Our Time (1925), and discovers a lifelong passion for Spain and the bullfight, quickly transforming his experiences into fiction as The Sun Also Rises (1926). The volume features many previously unpublished letters and a humorous sketch that was rejected by Vanity Fair"--Publisher description
A historical guide to Edgar Allan Poe by J. Gerald Kennedy( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Allan Poe's strength as a writer lay in fabricating fantasies in settings far removed from his own place and time. This book revisits the Poe's issue, re-examining what it means to speak of an author or his work as a racist, and where the critic's responsibility lies
French connections : Hemingway and Fitzgerald abroad( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 723 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 )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 585 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 517 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 394 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 )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is Edgar Allan Poe's only novel; indeed, Poe likely wrote it because he was unable to interest his publisher in a collection of his stories at that time (1836). Poe himself dismissed the novel shortly after its publication as "a very silly work," and Pym enjoyed minimal commercial success. After the novel's inclusion in a collection of Poe's works in the 1850s, however, it exercised considerable influence on or was recognized by such writers as Jules Verne (who wrote a sequel), Arthur Rimbaud, Henry James, and W.H. Auden. Further, certain elements of Pym prefigure Herman Melville's Moby-Dick
American letters and the historical consciousness : essays in honor of Lewis P. Simpson( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 343 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
The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, and related tales by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 323 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 217 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 )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 203 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."
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 200 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"
Life of Black Hawk : Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak by Black Hawk( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 154 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 )

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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kennedy, Gerald

Kennedy, Gerald J.

Languages
English (177)

Spanish (1)

French (1)

Covers
A historical guide to Edgar Allan PoeImagining 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 letters