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Castle, Terry

Works: 38 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 9,753 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Romance fiction  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Satirical literature  Humorous fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works about Terry Castle
Most widely held works by Terry Castle
The female thermometer : eighteenth-century culture and the invention of the uncanny by Terry Castle( )

19 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The female thermometer is a collection of Professor Castle's liveliest essays on female identity from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Throughout the book are woven the themes which are constant in Castle's work: fantasy, hallucination, travesty, transgression, women, and sexual ambiguity. These essays form a coherent and provocative exploration of a range of issues pertinent to gender studies
The apparitional lesbian : female homosexuality and modern culture by Terry Castle( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het lesbische als spookgestalte in de westerse literatuur, geschiedenis en cultuur sinds 1750 a.d.h.v. het werk van Defoe en Diderot, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, Henry James, Anne Lister, Syliva Townsend Warner en Janet Flanner en vrouwen als Greta Garbo en Marie Antoinette
Emma by Jane Austen( )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma (1816) is Jane Austen's most characteristic work. Convinced that she understands the world, Emma rules over her invalid father and the small social circle of Highbury with well-meaning tyranny. But she is highly fallible where love is concerned, and her failings there cause many misunderstandings - as well as giving the reader much enjoyment as order is restored. In her new introduction to this edition Terry Castle examines the pleasure given by Emma's reassuringly stable world and by its comedy, and examines the relationships, imagery, and continuing power of Austen's perhaps greatest novel
Boss ladies, watch out! : essays on women, sex, and writing by Terry Castle( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boss Ladies, Watch Out! brings together in a convenient format Terry Castle's most scintillating recent essays on literary criticism, women's writing and sexuality. Readers of Castle's many books and reviews already know her as one of the most incisive and witty critics writing today." "The articles collected in Boss Ladies, Watch Out! constitute an extended meditation - both learned and personal - on just what it means to be a Female Critic. In the book's opening essays Castle examines how women became critics in the first place - scandalously at times - in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She explores in particular Jane Austen's "talismanic" role in the establishment of a female critical tradition. In the second part of the book, Castle embraces, with gusto, the role of Female Critic herself." "In lively reconsiderations of Sappho, Bronte, Cather, Colette, Gertrude Stein, and many other great women writers - "Boss Ladies" all - Castle pays a moving and civilized tribute to female genius and intellectual daring."--Jaquette
The literature of lesbianism : a historical anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the Renaissance, countless writers have been magnetized by the notion of love between women. From Renaissance love poems to twentieth-century novels, plays, and short stories, The Literature of Lesbianism brings together hundreds of literary works on the subject of female homosexuality. This is not an anthology of "lesbian writers." Nor is it simply a one-sided compendium of "positive" or "negative" images of lesbian experience. Terry Castle explores the emergence and transformation of the "idea of lesbianism": its conceptual origins and how it has been transmitted, transformed, and collectively embellished over the past five centuries." "Both male and female authors are represented here and they display an astonishing and often unpredictable range of attitudes. Some excoriate female same-sex love; some eulogize it. Some are salacious or satiric, others sympathetic and confessional. Yet what comes across everywhere is just how visible - as a literary theme - Sapphic love has always been in Western literature. As Castle demonstrates, it is hardly the taboo or forbidden topic we sometimes assume it to be, but has in fact been a central preoccupation for many of our greatest writers, past and present." "Beginning with an excerpt from Ariosto's comic epic poem, Orlando Furioso, the anthology progresses chronologically through the next five centuries, presenting selections from Shakespeare, John Donne, Katherine Philips, Aphra Behn, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Alexander Pope, the Marquis de Sade, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Guy de Maupassant, Henry James, Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Nella Larsen, Colette, and Graham Greene, among many others. It also includes some anonymous works - several published here for the first time - as well as numerous translations from the writers of antiquity, such as Sappho, Ovid, Martial, and Juvenal, whose rediscovery in the early Renaissance helped shape subsequent Western literary representations of female homosexuality."--Jacket
Masquerade and civilization : the carnivalesque in eighteenth-century English culture and fiction by Terry Castle( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarissa's ciphers : meaning & disruption in Richardson's "Clarissa" by Terry Castle( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Samuel Richardson's 'exemplar to her sex, ' Clarissa in the eponymous novel published in 1748 is the paradigmatic female victim. In Clarissa's Ciphers, Terry Castle delineates the ways in which, in a world where only voice carries authority, Clarissa is repeatedly silenced, both metaphorically and literally. A victim of rape, she is first a victim of hermeneutic abuse. Drawing on feminist criticism and hermeneutic theory, Castle examines the question of authority in the novel. By tracing the patterns of abuse and exploitation that occur when meanings are arbitrarily and violently imposed, she explores the sexual politics of reading
The mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ann Radcliffe's orphaned heroine Emily St. Aubert finds herself imprisoned in her evil guardian Count Montoni's gloomy medieval fortress in the remote Apennines. Terror is the order of the day inside the walls of Udolpho, as Emily struggles against Montoni's rapacious schemes and the threat of her own psychological disintegration." "A bestseller in its day and a potent influence on Sade, Poe, and other writers, The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) is Radcliffe's classic work of Gothic fiction. With its dream-like plot and hallucinatory rendering of its characters' psychological states, the novel remains a profound and fascinating challenge to modern readers."--Jacket
Noël Coward & Radclyffe Hall : kindred spirits by Terry Castle( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At first glance, it seems difficult to imagine two more different literary personalities than Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall. Coward's writing is playful, sarcastic, absurd; Hall's is brooding and melancholic, rife with misery and suffering. Where she throws her head back in despair, he merely lifts an eyebrow. Yet as Terry Castle displays in her provocative new study, the two had much more in common than critics have been willing to concede." "The first look at the literary and biographical link between these influential contemporaries, Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall recounts a forgotten literary friendship and shows that Coward and Hall even make subtle, "ghostly" appearances in each others' works. This captivating tale is brought to life in a series of 45 illustrations, including photographs of Hall, Coward, and others in their social circle, along with cartoon renditions of the two from the popular press." "Through its imaginative juxtaposition of two major literary figures, this provocative work illuminates how traditional ideas of the differences between male and female homosexuals shield from view a vast arena of cultural understanding. Castle pushes past stale definitions - the tragic lesbian and the witty, urbane gay man - to present a broader picture." "In the process, Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall provides a rich critical vocabulary for bridging the experiences of gays and lesbians in history, casting light upon deep-rooted stereotypes that have long separated the two."--Jacket
Dear nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 by Nicole Eisenman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive biography of the American film producer and director William Castle, with a focus on his classic horror films. Castle was famous for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. Includes extensive film clips and commentary by his family, friends and actors, producers, directors and film historians
Courage, mon amie by Terry Castle( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northanger Abbey ; Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon by Jane Austen( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northanger Abbey is about the misadventures of Catherine Morland, young, ingenuous, and mettlesome, and an indefatigable reader of Gothic novels. In Lady Susan, Lady Susan has practically imprisoned her daughter Frederica in a boarding school which she hates because Frederica will not marry the man Lady Susan chose for her. In the Watsons, Emma Watson is a disenfranchised outsider in her family. Sanditon sketches a restless world of speculation and real estate as Mr. Parker devotes himself to transforming his quiet village into a bustling resort for the wealthy
The insistence of the letter : Fiction and experience in the novels of Samuel Richardson by Terry Castle( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professor and other writings by Terry Castle( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanford professor and longtime contributor to the London Review of Books, the Atlantic, the New Republic, Slate, and other publications, Terry Castle is widely admired for the wit, panache, intellectual breadth, and emotional honesty of her writings on life, literature, and art. Now, at long last, she has collected some of the more personal of her recent essays in a single volume. Several pieces here are already acknowledged classics: Desperately Seeking Susan, the celebrated account she wrote in 2005 of her droll and somewhat bittersweet friendship with Susan Sontag; My Heroin Christmas, a darkly humorous examination of addiction, her family and stepsiblings, and the late, great jazz saxophonist Art Pepper; and the picaresque Travels with My Mother, a rollicking travelogue that brings together Castle's complicated relationship with her mother, lesbianism, art, and the difficult yet transcendent work of the painter Agnes Martin
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyages of an Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, a land of people six inches high; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; Glubbdubdrib, an island of sorcerers; and a land where horses are masters of human-like creatures
Victorine by Maude Hutchins( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorine is thirteen, and she can't get the unwanted surprise of her newly sexual body, in all its polymorphous and perverse insistence, out of her mind: it is a trap lying in wait for her at every turn (and nowhere, for some reason, more than in church). Meanwhile, Victorine's older brother Costello is struggling to hold his own against the overbearing, mean-spirited, utterly ghastly Hector L'Hommedieu, a paterfamilias who collects and discards mistresses with scheming abandon even as Allison, his wife, drifts through life in a narcotic daze. And Maude Hutchins's Victorine? It's a sly, shocking, one-of-a-kind novel that explores sex and society with wayward and unabashedly weird inspiration, a drive-by snapshot of the great abject American family in its suburban haunts by a literary maverick whose work looks forward to--and sometimes outstrips--David Lynch's Blue Velvet and the contemporary paintings of Lisa Yuskavage and John Currin
Matters not fit to be mentioned : Fielding's "The female husband" by Terry Castle( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Gothic novel by Terry Castle( )

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

The professor : a sentimental education by Terry Castle( Book )

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

"From Terry Castle, the brilliant cultural commentator whom Susan Sontag called "the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today, " comes a long-awaited collection of captivating personal essays. The title piece at the heart of the anthology--Castle's candid, wry, and rueful retelling of her romantic involvement with a female professor during graduate school--is a pitch-perfect recollection of the fiascoes of youth. Here, also, are classic Castle short works, including "Desperately Seeking Susan, " a droll and bittersweet account of her friendship with Sontag; "My Heroin Christmas, " a darkly humorous examination of addiction, her family and stepsiblings, and the late, great saxophonist Art Pepper; and the picaresque "Travels with My Mother, " a rollicking tour through lesbianism, art, and the difficult yet transcendent paintings of Agnes Martin.The Professor is Terry Castle at her best: utterly distinctive, wise, frank, and fearless"--Publisher's description
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The female thermometer : eighteenth-century culture and the invention of the uncanny
The apparitional lesbian : female homosexuality and modern cultureEmmaBoss ladies, watch out! : essays on women, sex, and writingThe literature of lesbianism : a historical anthology from Ariosto to StonewallMasquerade and civilization : the carnivalesque in eighteenth-century English culture and fictionThe mysteries of UdolphoNoël Coward & Radclyffe Hall : kindred spiritsSpine Tingler! The William Castle Story
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Терри Кастл


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