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Coale, Samuel

Overview
Works: 29 works in 135 publications in 3 languages and 10,172 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Biography  Interviews  Illustrated works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Samuel Coale
 
Most widely held works by Samuel Coale
In Hawthorne's shadow : American romance from Melville to Mailer by Samuel Coale( )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P>""The world is so sad and solemn,"" wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne, ""that things meant in jest are liable, by an overwhelming influence, to become dreadful earnest; gaily dressed fantasies turning to ghostly and black-clad images of themselves."" From the radical dualism of Hawthorne's vision, Samuel Coale argues, springs a continuing tradition in the American novel. In Hawthorne's Shadow is the first critical study to describe precisely the formal shape of Hawthorne's psychological romance and to explore his themes and images in relation to such contemporary writers as John Cheever, Norman Mai
Quirks of the quantum : postmodernism and contemporary American fiction by Samuel Coale( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,647 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
Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays on this well-known American writer and her works
William Styron revisited by Samuel Coale( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life and literary works of William Styron
John Cheever by Samuel Coale( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Burgess by Samuel Coale( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Theroux by Samuel Coale( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 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 )

8 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
The entanglements of Nathaniel Hawthorne : haunted minds and ambiguous approaches by Samuel Coale( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 425 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
Paradigms of paranoia : the culture of conspiracy in contemporary American fiction by Samuel Coale( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 419 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."
The mystery of mysteries : cultural differences and designs by Samuel Coale( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 263 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
The James Carling illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's The raven by James William Carling( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Hawthorne in the college classroom( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Hawthorne by Samuel Coale( )

in English and held by 5 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

This work examines the influence of Puritan thought and typology and the persecutorial actions of the ancestors of Nathanial Hawthorne on his literature. Typological allusions and typological layering, in which fictional characters are portrayed as recurrent types found throughout the Bible, myth, and history, require readers to perform an hermeneutical exercise of interpretation in order to gain insight into the nature of sin
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

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

 
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Mesmerism and Hawthorne : mediums of American romanceThe entanglements of Nathaniel Hawthorne : haunted minds and ambiguous approachesParadigms of paranoia : the culture of conspiracy in contemporary American fictionThe mystery of mysteries : cultural differences and designsHow Nathaniel Hawthorne's narratives are shaped by sin : his use of biblical typology in his four major works
Alternative Names
Chase Coale, Samuel 1943-

Coale, Samuel C.

Coale, Samuel C., 1943-

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Coale, Samuel Chase.

Coale, Samuel Chase 1943-

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