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Yardley, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 35 works in 91 publications in 2 languages and 4,503 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  History  Romance fiction  Diaries  Football stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Sports 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 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After thirty-five years in a sealed vault, the autobiography of America's great social and literary critic now comes to light, edited and with an introduction by Jonathan Yardley. H.L. Mencken stipulated in his will that the manuscript not be read for thirty-five years so that no one mentioned in its pages would still be alive on publication, thus giving the author the freedom to write what he pleased. The narrative contains many profiles and reminiscences covering Mencken's years in the magazine world, particularly with the Smart Set, which he co-edited with George Jean Nathan. The heart of the book, however, lies in the descriptions of the relationships - rivalries, feuds, friendships and mentorships - that Mencken carried on with many of the significant writers of the twentieth century, including Theodore Dreiser, James Joyce, Willa Cather, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, Frank Harris, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aldous Huxley and Sinclair Lewis
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

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
Selected stories by Ring Lardner( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 225 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man within by Graham Greene( Book )

4 editions published between 1929 and 2005 in English and held by 180 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 167 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creative era the Renaissance. Scene Italy, the story of Andrea Orsini, leader, diplomat, painter
Captain from castile : the best-selling historical epic by Samuel Shellabarger( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of the mid-20th century popular classic of a Spanish nobleman who accompanies Cortez to conquer Mexico
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 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

Mr. Exley, a schoolteacher in a dismal rural New York town, finds pleasure in rooting for the Giants as he tries to make it on his own in modern American society
Monday morning quarterback by Jonathan Yardley( Book )

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

"Every Monday morning, thousands of subscribers to the Washington Post turn directly to Jonathan Yardley's weekly column, where they are always rewarded by the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic's observations about American life. Monday Morning Quarterback contains Yardley's best essays from the 1990s. But be warned. Nothing is sacred to Yardley. Yardley is always provocative, his insights always uncompromising, and his judgments always controversial. In the tradition of America's best journalists and social critics, Yardley's subjects are vast - politics, culture, baseball, literature, publishing, the media, current intellectual fashions - but his opinions are enduring. Prepare yourself for an eye-opening, original, and occasionally hilarious journey through America as Yardley sees it."--BOOK JACKET
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
Papers of Alan Cheuse by Alan Cheuse( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection consists chiefly of Cheuse's personal and professional correspondence, 1983-1986, but also includes publicity, book reviews by Cheuse, miscellaneous short stories of other writers and three of his own: "Daughters of the eighties," "Nights on the Cumberland Plateau," and "The Tennessee Waltz."
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
Spowiedź przez sen : powieść o Rosji by Jonathan Yardley( )

1 edition published in 2006 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

 
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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 KramerA fan's notes : a fictional memoirMonday 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)