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Yardley, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 33 works in 88 publications in 2 languages and 4,540 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  History  Romance fiction  Diaries  Detective and mystery fiction  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PR6013.R44, 818.5209
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 1,221 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 1,051 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 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Exley was at once unique and prototypical. He inhabited his own bizarre universe and obeyed no rules except his own, yet he was a familiar and characteristic American literary type: an author whose reputation rests on a single book. His life, which he described, and disguised, and distorted in all three of his books, rivaled his "fiction." Everything he did involved a struggle, and the most important struggle of his life was his writing; out of that strife came A Fan's Notes, which Jonathan Yardley believes is one of the best books of our time
Selected stories by Ring Lardner( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 227 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
Out of step : notes from a purple decade by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man within by Graham Greene( Book )

4 editions published between 1929 and 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graham Greene's first published novel represented for the author "one sentimental gesture towards his own past, the period of ambition and hope." It tells the story of Andrews, a young man who has betrayed his fellow smugglers and fears their vengeance. "The Man Within" offers a foretaste of Greene's recurring theme of religion and the individual's struggles against cynicism and the indifferent forces of a hostile world
Second reading : notable and neglected books revisited by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 170 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 29 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
Prince of foxes by Samuel Shellabarger( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creative era the Renaissance. Scene Italy, the story of Andrea Orsini, leader, diplomat, painter
Instant replay : the Green Bay diary of Jerry Kramer by Jerry Kramer( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing players and coaches, big games and scrimmages, victories and defeats, Kramer reveals his Green Bay world of professional football
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
Our kind of people : the story of an American family by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Pultizer Prizewinner's family from the founding of the country to the present day
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

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
Frederick Exley papers by Frederick Exley( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Frederick Exley collection consists of 36 boxes and 9 oversize items of Exley's personal papers and memorabilia, including 7 boxes of correspondence; 6 boxes of manuscript and printed material by Exley; 1 box of manuscript material by other writers; 4 boxes of printed material and ephemera; 2 boxes of financial, legal, medical and personal documents and materials; 5 boxes of ephemera and memorabilia; 7 boxes of Jonathan Yardley's personal research and manuscript material; 5 packages of oversize ephemera; 1 framed oil portrait; and 3 large exhibit posterboard photos. Most of the collection consists of materials relating to Exley's career as a writer and his personal life during those years, as he did not save much from his childhood or his life in general before writing A Fan's Notes. Still, there are several items of interest from these years that can be found throughout the collection including photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks, and family legal documents (much of which is photocopied and located among Jonathan Yardley's research materials). Items of particular interest to researchers include: correspondence from many well-known writers and celebrities such as John Cheever, Don DeLillo, William Devane, Frank Gifford, David Markson, Diane Sawyer, William Styron, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, and many others, as well as a significant amount of publisher, family, and fan mail correspondence; original manuscripts and typescripts of Exley's magazine articles and novels including A Fan's Notes; illustrations by Jim Spanfeller, who also illustrated the book jackets for Exley's first two novels; research and manuscript materials relating to Jonathan Yardley's biography of Exley, Misfit; photographs of Exley, his family, and well-known friends; a shirt worn by Exley; and the Smith-Corona typewriter on which Exley typed A Fan's Notes
The Earl of Louisiana by A. J Liebling( Book )

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

Biography of Earl Long, based on the three-part profile in the "New Yorker" magazine
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

Surprising portrait of this previously unrecognized region, bringing out the true colors of these states in the middle, revealing their charms, their flaws, and their personalities. Starting in his adopted hometown of Baltimore, Yardley drives his high-performance all-American automobile to and through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., a journey that enables him to capture - in the distinctive
Material by and about Warren Chappell inserted in books in his library by Warren Chappell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection also contains correspondence laid in books in Chappell's library including letters from Charles Antin, C. Waller Barrett, Jacques Barzun, Klaus Blankherz, Max Dorn, Alfred Fairbank, Carolyn Hammer, Shirley Hazzard, Paul Horgan, Lyndon B. Johnson (brief thank you), Robert E. Knoll, Alfred A. Knopf, Fritz Kredell, Charles Locke, Lewis Mumford, Cynthia Ozick, Patricia Purinton, Roger D. Sell, Francis Steegmuller, Diantha C. Thorpe, John Updike, Joseph Wechsberg, Edgar and Margaret Wind, Jonathan Yardley, and Hermann Zapt
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
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
 
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Misfit : the strange life of Frederick Exley
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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 KramerThe Earl of LouisianaMonday morning quarterback
Alternative Names
Jonathan Yardley American book critic

Jonathan Yardley Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Jonathan Yardley critico americano

Jonathan Yardley crítico estadounidense

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Languages
English (80)

Polish (1)