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Bassett, John Earl 1942-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 6,039 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History  Sources  Records and correspondence  Archives  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3511.A86, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Earl Bassett
William Faulkner : the critical heritage by John Earl Bassett( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Faulkner: an annotated checklist of criticism by John Earl Bassett( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherwood Anderson : an American career by John Earl Bassett( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sherwood Anderson: An American Career is the first critical introduction to this important Midwestern and American writer in over a quarter century. While re-evaluating the accomplishments in Winesburg, Ohio and Anderson's other novels and short stories, it pays more attention to his non-fictional, autobiographical, and journalistic writing than do previous studies. It draws on unpublished manuscripts in the Newberry Library Anderson papers that shed new light on a prolific career, manuscripts such as "Talbott Whittingham" and "An Ohio Paper.""--Jacket
Faulkner, an annotated checklist of recent criticism by John Earl Bassett( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlem in review : critical reactions to Black American writers, 1917-1939 by John Earl Bassett( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlem in Review charts critical responses to black American writers in the 1920s and 1930s. Based on broad research into American and African-American journals and newspapers, it includes more than a thousand annotated items and an introduction surveying major issues in the criticism. The Harlem Renaissance inspired widespread interest in black culture as well as the first public debates among black writers about their own writing. With the publication of Harlem Shadows, Cane, and the early novels of Jessie Fauset and Walter White, American readers heard about contributions of "The New Negro" to literature. Anthologies of poetry and folklore made more texts in black culture available than ever before. Two issues divided black writers. One, articulated in a debate between Hughes and the more conservative George Schuyler, was over the value of using specifically black cultural forms and materials. The other issue, portrayal of black characters in fiction, can best be studied in reviews of McKay's and Fauset's novels. To some critics Home to Harlem was a stunning depiction of lower-class life. Others said that to focus on bums, prostitutes, and seedier aspects of life was pandering to prurient tastes of white readers. Fauset's fiction of "middle-class Negroes" was praised for portraying a neglected group but condemned as a set of timid stories acceptable to white Americans. White reviewers tended to address different issues--form, style, coherence of characterizations--at times condescendingly but often with favor, and they were divided over the success of McKay's episodic technique and Fauset's sentimentality. The best black critics, such as Rudolph Fisher and Wallace Thurman, addressed both kinds of issues effectively. In the 1930s poetry received less attention, and some of the most exciting intellectual activity among blacks was in the social sciences. A number of novelists gave a new momentum to fiction. As urban writers such as McKay, Thurman, Fauset, Fisher, and Nella Larsen completed their work in fiction or died, new writers of the Depression--Zora Neale Hurston, George Wylie Henderson, Waters Edward Turpin, Ama Bontemps--wrote novels of a rural world. While receiving fewer reviews than Faulkner, Wolfe, and Hemingway, they did get favorable responses from all parts of the country. At the same time debates over social realism and over political and aesthetic missions of writers divided black intellectuals. Outlets such as New Masses and the Daily Worker published manifestoes by engaged young writers like Ralph Ellison and Richard Wright; and Wright himself gave a new direction to black literature in the 1940s. In that decade a new generation of poets and novelists emerged, and black literature began to get its first attention in academic journals
Faulkner in the eighties : an annotated critical bibliography by John Earl Bassett( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision and revisions : essays on Faulkner by John Earl Bassett( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Wolfe : an annotated critical bibliography by John Earl Bassett( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining Southern literature : perspectives and assessments, 1831-1952( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining Southern Literature delineates several phases in the story of Southern literature. Debate over what makes Southern literature different - or even Southern - goes back many decades, and among the answers has been the debate itself, a uniquely pervasive regional self-consciousness over what makes Southern culture different. Certainly no other American region has been so distinctly "marked" as the South has. Attempts to delineate the special mission, nature, problems, and virtues of Southern writers can be traced back at least to the 1830s, when editors called - with only slight success - for a sectional literature and more supportive Southern readers
William Faulkner : an annotated bibliography of criticism since 1988 by John Earl Bassett( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Faulkner (1897-1962) produced such enduring novels as The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, and As I Lay Dying, as well as many short stories. His works continue to be a source of interest to scholars and students of literature, and the immense amount of criticism about the Nobel-prize winner continues to grow. Bassett provides an annotated listing of commentary in English on William Faulkner since the late 1980s. This volume dedicates its sections to book-length studies of Faulkner, commentaries on individual novels and short works, criticism covering multiple works, biographical and bibliographical sources, and other materials such as book reviews, doctoral dissertations, and brief commentaries. This bibliography provides a list of all significant recent commentary on Faulkner, and the annotations direct readers to those materials of most interest to them." -- From back of book
"A heart of ideality in my realism" and other essays on Howells and Twain by John Earl Bassett( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna : a travellers' companion( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The McIlrath letters : sent from Killinchy, New Zealand to Killinchy, County Down 1860-1915 by James McIlrath( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vogel's textbook of quantitative inorganic analysis : including elementary instrumental analysis by Arthur I Vogel( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Priročnik vsebuje osnove kvantitativne anorganske analize, napake in vzorčevanje, ločitvene tehnike, titrimetrijo, gravimetrijo, elektroanalitske, spektroanalitske in termalne metode
Faulkner's readers: crosscurrents in American reviews and criticism, 1926-1962 by John Earl Bassett( )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury : an annotated checklist of criticism by John Earl Bassett( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William Faulkner : an annotated bibliography of criticism since 1988 by John Earl Bassett( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Faulkner's Mosquitoes : toward a self-image of the artist by John Earl Bassett( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Faulkner by John Earl Bassett( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995
Gradual progress and Intruder in the dust by John Earl Bassett( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sherwood Anderson : an American career
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Sherwood Anderson : an American careerThomas Wolfe : an annotated critical bibliographyWilliam Faulkner : an annotated bibliography of criticism since 1988