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Yardley, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 30 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 4,617 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Football stories  Diaries  Fictional autobiographies  Reviews  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6013.R44, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Yardley
Ring : a biography of Ring Lardner by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life as author and editor by H. L Mencken( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full of wonderfully revealing anecdotes and biting observations, these pages are spiked with his trademark outrageous and pugnacious wit, as well as his alarming frankness. Although the memoir breaks off in the early 1920's because of a stroke he suffered in 1948, it contributes significantly to our understanding of the legendary literary era of which he was at the center. It also makes abundantly clear - if proof were ever needed - why he was our greatest social commentator, and why he has had an enduring impact on American society and letters
Misfit : the strange life of Frederick Exley by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Misfit, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic of The Washington Post portrays in full one of the most tormented, distinctive, and talented writers of the post-war years. Exley's story, which in Yardley's telling reads as if it were a novel, reveals a singular personality: raunchy, vulgar, self-centered, and even infantile, yet also loyal, self-deprecating, and unfailingly humorous
Out of step : notes from a purple decade by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected stories by Ring Lardner( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ring Lardner's humor, quirky imagination, and ear for the American vernacular endeared him to such formidable critics as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, V.S. Pritchett, and Virginia Woolf. A newspaperman who began as a sports reporter and almost accidentally stumbled into short-story writing, Lardner meticulously captured the way Americans really speak. In You Know Me Al (1916), he created one of the most enduring characters in American fiction, the semi-literate baseball player Jack Keefe
The man within by Graham Greene( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrews, a young man, has betrayed his fellow smugglers and fears their vengeance. Fleeing from them, with no hope of pity or salvation, he takes refuge in the house of a young woman, also alone in the world. She persuades him to give evidence against his accomplices in court, but neigher she nor Andrews is aware that to both criminals and authority treachery is as great a crime as smuggling." -- from book cover
Second reading : notable and neglected books revisited by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of five dozen pieces of literary criticism was published in the Washington Post between March 2003 and January 2010. It is a collection of Yardley's opinions of books that he believes are worthy of a second look. They scan the realms of fiction, biography and autobiography, memoirs, and history
Instant replay; the Green Bay diary of Jerry Kramer by Jerry Kramer( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic sports book takes readers inside the 1967 season of the Green Bay Packers, following that storied team from training camp to their dramatic victory in Super Bowl II. Candid and often amusing, Jerry Kramer describes from a player's perspective a bygone era of sports, filled with blood, grit, and tears ... We also get a rare and insightful view of the Packers' legendary leader, coach Vince Lombardi ..."--Page 4 of cover
A conversation with A. Scott Berg by A. Scott Berg( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author A. Scott Berg is interviewed about his biography of Charles A. Lindbergh
Papers of Alan Cheuse by Alan Cheuse( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondents include Esther Cohen, Robert Draper, George P. Garrett, Herbert Gold, Kent Haruf, William Holinger, James D. Houston, William Kennedy, Bernard Malamud, Richard Marius, Michael Mewshaw, Dale Richardson, Ann Vliet, John Manchip White, and Jonathan Yardley
Our kind of people : the story of an American family by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An account of the Pultizer Prizewinner's family from the founding of the country to the present day
Ten Books That Shaped The American Character by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

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

Walden is here, of course; but so too is Fanny Farmer's first cookbook
A fan's notes : a fictional memoir by Frederick Exley( Book )

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

"This fictional memoir, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, traces a self professed failure's nightmarish decent into the underside of American life and his resurrection to the wisdom that emerges from despair"--The publisher
Everything you ever wanted to know about the man, not the artist : [a review of] Faulkner, a biography, by Joseph Blotner ... by Jonathan Yardley( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

States of mind : a personal journey through the Mid-Atlantic by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alone among the principal regions of the United States, the Mid-Atlantic suffers from an identity problem. Think of the South and you think at once of grits, the Civil War, and magnolias. The same applies to the Northeast (Boston baked beans, town meetings), the Midwest (the Mississippi River, corn as high as an elephant's eye), and West (John Wayne, hot tubs). But think of the Mid-Atlantic and you're likely to draw a blank. Is that fair? Does the Mid-Atlantic really
Papers of Alan Cheuse by Alan Cheuse( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers contain personal and professional correspondence; book reviews by him and of his book "The light possessed"; a short story "The plan"; an introduction to a symposium on "The situation of reviewing"; a forward to "The kidnapped saint" by B. Traven; a recorded review of Robert Stone's "Outerbridge reach" and an interview with Stone; "The year in literature: 1991" for The Encyclopedia Britannica; and a miscellaneous pieces by other authors including Ron Carlson and Richard Elman
Telling others what to think : recollections of a pundit by Edwin M Yoder( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Yoder is most compelling when describing the pleasures and hazards of maintaining professional and social relationships with people in the arena of politics and public life - including Washington Post editorial page editor Meg Greenfield, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, writer and editor Willie Morris, and Georgetown University president Father Timothy Healy. Circumspect, forthright, and generous in his reflections, Yoder the man and the pundit prove to be the same. An appendix presents a portfolio of his past columns, sage advice to the aspiring opinion writer, and thoughts on the tabloidization of news in recent years."--Jacket
Monday morning quarterback by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In Monday Morning Quarterback, Washington D.C.'s best known columnist offers his wit and wisdom on America in the 1990s, from politics and culture to sports and literature
A personal look at book reviewing and publishing by Jonathan Yardley( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the American grain : U.S.A.: The 42nd parallel ; 1919 ; The big money by John Dos Passos ... by Jonathan Yardley( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Misfit : the strange life of Frederick Exley
Alternative Names
Jonathan Yardley American book critic

Jonathan Yardley Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Jonathan Yardley critico americano

Jonathan Yardley crítico estadounidense

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My life as author and editorMisfit : the strange life of Frederick ExleySelected storiesThe man withinSecond reading : notable and neglected books revisitedInstant replay; the Green Bay diary of Jerry KramerA fan's notes : a fictional memoirTelling others what to think : recollections of a punditMonday morning quarterback