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Coale, Samuel

Overview
Works: 28 works in 122 publications in 3 languages and 8,870 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Interviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PS3505.H6428, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Samuel Coale
 
Most widely held works by Samuel Coale
John Cheever by Samuel Coale( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Hawthorne's shadow : American romance from Melville to Mailer by Samuel Coale( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Styron revisited by Samuel Coale( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life and literary works of William Styron
Anthony Burgess by Samuel Coale( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Theroux by Samuel Coale( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Paul Theroux
Mesmerism and Hawthorne : mediums of American romance by Samuel Coale( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thus, in creating his romances, Hawthorne employed his own mesmerist-like strategies in texts that participate in the very medium he abhorred. In effect, Coale concludes, Hawthorne's romances constitute a form of mesmeric expression themselves. Coale's examination of the processes of mesmerism - the creation of the trance, the entry into its dreamlike state, the psychology of idolatry produced by this procedure - clearly reveals the affinities between mesmerism and Hawthorne's art and discloses the power and scope of Hawthorne's distinctly American romance
Paradigms of paranoia : the culture of conspiracy in contemporary American fiction by Samuel Coale( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Paradigms of Paranoia, Samuel Chase Coale argues that contemporary culture - a landscape characterized by doubt, ambiguity, fragmentation, information overload, and mistrust - has fostered a radical skepticism so pervasive that the tendency to envision or construct conspiracies often provides the best explanation for the chaos that surrounds us." "Conspiracy as embodied in narrative form provides a fertile field for explorations of the anxiety lying at the heart of the postmodern experience. Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49, Don DeLillo's Underworld, Toni Morrison's Jazz and Paradise, Joan Didion's Democracy, Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods, and Paul Auster's New York City Trilogy are some of the texts Coale examines for their representations of isolated individuals at the center of massive, anonymous master plots that lay beyond their control." "While conspiracies make comprehensible a world of contingency, their great irony, Coale shows, is that the endless possibilities or interpretation of those conspiracies leave even more uncertainly in their wake."--Jacket
The mystery of mysteries : cultural differences and designs by Samuel Coale( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using feminist and black critical theory, mythic and historical patterns, and literary genre theory, Samuel Coale examines the works of four American mystery writers and investigates the compromises that each is forced to make when working within a recognizably popular literary form." "Coale has also included interviews with these writers who respond to these issues and reveal how they create their plots, characters, and cultural and social conflicts. In doing so, they also reveal how they have re-energized the mystery form and brought new and controversial ideas and topics into popular literature."--Jacket
Quirks of the quantum : postmodernism and contemporary American fiction by Samuel Coale( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodic and disconnected, much of postmodern fiction mirrors the world as quantum theorists describe it, according to Samuel Chase Coale. In Quirks of the Quantum, Coale shows how the doubts, misgivings, and ambiguities reflected in the postmodern American novel have been influenced by the metaphors and models of quantum theory. Coale explains the basic facets of quantum theory in lay terms and then applies them to a selection of texts, including Don DeLillo's Underworld, Joan Didion's Democracy, and Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day. Using a new approach to literature and culture, this book aims to bridge the gap between science and the humanities by suggesting the many areas where they connect. -- Publisher's description
The entanglements of Nathaniel Hawthorne : haunted minds and ambiguous approaches by Samuel Coale( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Hawthorne, celebrated in his own day for sketches that now seem sentimental, came only gradually to be fully appreciated for what his friend Herman Melville diagnosed as the 'power of blackness' in his fiction - the complex moral grappling with sin and guilt. By the 1850s, Hawthorne had already been accepted into the American canon, and since then, his works - especially 'The Scarlet Letter' - have remained ubiquitous in American culture. Along with this has come an explosion of Hawthorne criticism, from New Criticism, New Historicism, and Cultural Studies to queer theory, feminist scholarship, and transatlantic criticism, that shows no signs of slowing. This book charts Hawthorne's canonization and the ongoing critical discourse, drawing on two senses of 'entanglement.' First the sense from quantum physics, which allows us to see what were once seen as strict dualisms in Hawthorne as more complex relations where the poles of the would-be dualities play off of and affect each other; second, the sense of critics being tangled up in, caught up in, Hawthorne the man and his work and in previous critics' views of him. Charting the course of Hawthorne criticism as well as his place in popular culture, this book sheds light also on the culture in which his reception has occurred. Samuel Chase Coale is Professor of American Literature and Culture at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts
The role of the South in the fiction of William Faulkner, Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor and William Styron by Samuel Coale( )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Nathaniel Hawthorne's narratives are shaped by sin : his use of biblical typology in his four major works by Jason Charles Courtmanche( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Hawthorne by Samuel Coale( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Address delivered before the Society of improvement and the Franklin debating club, of the Maryland institute, at their annual commencement. Baltimore, July 22nd, 1844 by Samuel Coale( Book )

1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quirks of the Quantum: Postmodernism and Contemporary American Fiction (Cultural Frames, Framing Culture) by Samuel Coale( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agawam Hunt : the first hundred years, 1897-1997. by Samuel Coale( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history collection by R.I.) Trinity Repertory Theatre (Providence( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two hundred hours of tape recorded interviews with members of the Trinity company and its board; with playwrights and educators; with members of the Dallas Theater Center, the American Repertory Theatre, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and with other key observers. The most in-depth interview is with Adrian Hall who discusses his Southern background and early theatre experience in Texas; the naturalistic approach to theatre; his work in New York as an actor and director; questions of art and society; the selection of Anne Bogart as artistic director of Trinity Repertory Theatre; the theatrical revolution of the 1960's and 1970's; and different aspects of theatre audiences
Melville to Mailer : Manichean manacles by Samuel Coale( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joyce Carol Oates : contending spirits by Samuel Coale( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Mesmerism and Hawthorne : mediums of American romance
Alternative Names
Chase Coale, Samuel 1943-

Coale, Samuel C.

Coale, Samuel C., V

Coale, Samuel Chase.

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Paradigms of paranoia : the culture of conspiracy in contemporary American fictionThe mystery of mysteries : cultural differences and designsThe entanglements of Nathaniel Hawthorne : haunted minds and ambiguous approachesHow Nathaniel Hawthorne's narratives are shaped by sin : his use of biblical typology in his four major works