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Marovitz, Sanford E.

Overview
Works: 21 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 2,507 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography of bibliographies  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: Z1225, 016.81
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sanford E Marovitz
Artful thunder ; versions of the romantic tradition in American literature, in honor of Howard P. Vincent ( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Cahan by Sanford E Marovitz( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Abraham Cahan, Sanford E. Marovitz relates in telling detail Cahan's rise from green newspaperman to discriminating novelist and shrewd editor of the daily Yiddish Forward. After a difficult start, Cahan, a founder of the Forward, edited the paper for nearly 50 years, bringing its circulation to an impressive quarter million during its heyday in the early 1920s. An ardent advocate of assimilation, Cahan saw the Forward as a means of acculturating newly arrived Jewish immigrants to America and helping them gain economic stability. Although Cahan was first and last a newspaperman, he wrote what is still considered one of the best fictional accounts of the American immigrant experience: The Rise of David Levinsky. Written in English (as were all the novels and stories covered in Abraham Cahan) and published in 1917, the novel tells the story of the title character's rise from poor Hebrew scholar in Russia to successful businessman in America and of the psychological and spiritual price he pays for neglecting his emotional life. For this and other works of fiction - such as the Yekl, A Tale of the New York Ghetto (1896) and the short stories collected in The Imported Bridegroom (1898) - Cahan was both praised and criticized for his brutal realism. He populated his stories with flawed and often conflicted characters and spared his readers few of the grim details of existence in the Jewish ghetto. Part of Cahan's motivation for writing fiction in English was to educate non-Jewish American readers about Jewish culture, history, and persecution in both the Old and New Worlds. His novel The White Terror and the Red (1905) particularly dramatized the violence Eastern European Jews suffered at the hands of czarist police. Another motivation for writing in English was to humanize Jews in the eyes of America's Gentiles, most of whom at that time perceived the Jewish people to be strangely different from themselves. Interestingly, in spite of Cahan's sympathies with the plight of his fellow Jews, he did not practice his religion, but embraced socialism and promoted it as a means to help Jewish immigrants achieve social and economic security
Bibliographical guide to the study of the literature of the U.S.A. by Clarence Gohdes( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melville "Among the nations" : proceedings of an international conference, Volos, Greece, July 2-6, 1997 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
the world met in Volos, Greece, to discuss the work of American writer and international traveler Herman Melville. Offering insights into Melville the man and Melville the artist, the papers presented at this conference reflected a variety of interdisciplinary, international, and intergenerational perspectives. With the participation of esteemed Melville critics and many young scholars gaining recognition for their innovative and incisive work in the area of Melville studies, this unique conference afforded all who attended an overview of current approaches to Melville and detailed thematic examinations of his specific works and themes. Edited by conference participants and organizers Sanford E. Marovitz and A. C. Christodoulou, Melville Main Description Among the Nations is a handsomely designed and illustrated collection with much original art and typography by A. C. Christodoulou?that displays the diversity of approaches used to illuminate Melville's art and thought
Melville as poet : the art of "pulsed life" by Sanford E Marovitz( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melville as Poet: The Art of "Pulsed Life" opens with an introduction by Sanford E. Marovitz and the late Douglas Robillard on Melville's conception of poetry as a literary form. The essays begin with Dennis Berthold's study of how Melville's observations of art at New York's National Academy of Design in 1865 are reflected in Battle-Pieces, and Mary K. Bercaw Edwards follows, describing how the nautical combat of the ironclads Monitor and Merrimack became a subject of wide contemporary interest in popular culture. The next three essays focus on Clarel. Peter Riley explains how Melville's familiarity with the congestion of Lower Manhattan as a customs inspector influenced his descriptions of Jerusalem. Gordon M. Poole then discusses notable subtleties in Ruggero Bianchi's Italian translation of the poem, and Robert R. Wallace reveals how selected Biblical prints and other graphics familiar to Melville affected the poet's descriptions in Clarel. Melville's John Marr and Other Sailors (1888) is then examined by A. Robert Lee, who emphasizes the themes of memory and death in that small volume, and Sanford E. Marovitz illuminates Melville's method of unifying Timoleon, Etc. by using contrast to bind, not separate. Vernon Shetley compares Melville's "Pausilippo" thematically with Shelley's "Julian and Maddalo," and Michael Jonik explores "The Archipelago" for insights into Melville's experimentation with imagery and form. Finally, Wyn Kelley, Clark Davis, and Robert Sandberg imaginatively examine and reassess poems Melville left unpublished at his death
Humanizing the ideal : Melville and the Greeks by Sanford E Marovitz( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontier conflicts Villains, outlaws, and Indians in selected "Western" fiction: 1799-1860 by Sanford E Marovitz( )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The country printer : an essay by William Dean Howells( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herman in the Darbies : Melville's dead-wall meditations on readings from Europe in Billy Budd, sailor by Sanford E Marovitz( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The mark of Cain: social evil in Hawthorne's fiction by Sanford E Marovitz( )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hawthorne, Melville, and the streets of Rome by Sanford E Marovitz( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The romantic echoes of Sigurd F. Olson : conservationist with a fly rod by Sanford E Marovitz( )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Melville "Among the Nations" Proceedings of an International Conference, Volos, Greece, July 2-6, 2020 by Sanford E Marovitz( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Melville "among the nations" : proceedings of an international conference, Volos, Greece, july 2-1997 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Faulkner and "Snopesism" : a study of The hamlet, the town, and the mansion by Sanford E Marovitz( )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
More chartless voyaging : Melville and Adler at sea by Sanford E Marovitz( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A bibliography of Herman Melville studies in Japan by Masao Tsunematsu( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
with Chaim Potok by Sanford E Marovitz( )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Regarding Marovitz's paper on The book of lights with Potok's response
Owen Wister : an annotated bibliography of secondary material by Sanford Earl Marovitz( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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