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Stout, Janis P.

Overview
Works: 32 works in 127 publications in 1 language and 11,137 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  Illustrated works  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3505.A87, B
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Most widely held works about Janis P Stout
 
Most widely held works by Janis P Stout
The selected letters of Willa Cather by Willa Cather( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first publication of the acclaimed writer's personal correspondences includes whimsical teenage reports of her 1880s Red Cloud life, letters written during her early journalism years and the 1940s exchanges penned in observation of World War II and her own struggles with aging. -- Publishers Description
Willa Cather : the writer and her world by Janis P Stout( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Previous biographies of Willa Cather have either recycled the traditional view of a writer detached from social issues whose work supported a wholesome view of a vanished America, or they have focused solely on revelations about her private life. Challenging these narrow interpretations, Janis P. Stout presents a Cather whose life and quietly modernist work fully reflected the artistic and cultural tensions of her day." "The Cather that emerges from Stout's treatment is a modernist conservative in the mold of T.S. Eliot, though more responsive to her time and simultaneously less assured in her pronouncements. Cather's sexuality, too, is more complicated in Stout's version than previous biographers have allowed."--Jacket
Katherine Anne Porter : a sense of the times by Janis P Stout( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Anne Porter's life closely paralleled that of her century not only in its span (1890-1980) but in its interests and contradictions. A communist sympathizer who became a quasi fascist; a cosmopolitan who embraced southern agrarianism, a femme fatale whose writings nonetheless evince feminist feeling, Porter embodied, often at their extremes, the major currents of her time and ours. In this new biography, Janis P. Stout argues that these inconsistencies can be viewed as part and parcel of modernism itself. Drawing on Porter's rich and voluminous correspondence as well as published works, Stout here sets out to craft an intellectual biography of a woman who, by her own admission, was "not really an intellectual." Stout reveals the extent of Porter's involvement in events of public significance and her interactions with prominent figures, from President Alvaro Obregon of Mexico in 1920 to Hermann Goering in Berlin in 1931, to Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Allen Tate, and others in the 1930s and 1940s, to members of the Lyndon Johnson White House in the 1960s. Against the backdrop of world war and cold war, Porter's conflicting views on politics, race, religion, and feminism reflected Porter's ambivalence toward her own Texas roots
The journey narrative in American literature : patterns and departures by Janis P Stout( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sodoms in Eden : the city in American fiction before 1860 by Janis P Stout( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies of reticence : silence and meaning in the works of Jane Austen, Willa Cather, Katherine Anne Porter, and Joan Didion by Janis P Stout( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the window, out the door : women's narratives of departure, from Austin and Cather to Tyler, Morrison, and Didion by Janis P Stout( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An important moment in many novels and poems by American women writers occurs when a central character looks out a window or walks out the door of a house. These acts of departure serve to convey such values as the rejection of constraining social patterns, the search for individual fulfillment, and the entry into the political. Janis Stout examines such moments and related patterns of venture and travel in the fiction of five major American novelists of the 20th century: Mary Austin, Willa Cather, Anne Tyler, Toni Morrison, and Joan Didion. Moving between texts and between texts and contexts, Stout shows how women writers have envisioned the walls of both physical and social structures (including genres) as permeable boundaries, drawing on both a rhetoric of liberation and a rhetoric of domesticity to construct narrative arguments for women's right to move freely between the two."--Jacket
Willa Cather and material culture : real-world writing, writing the real world( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Willa Cather and Material Culture is a collection of 11 new essays that taps into a recent and resurgent interest among Cather scholars in addressing her work and her career through the lens of cultural studies. One of the volume's primary purposes is to correct the commonplace view of her as a literary connoisseur set apart from her times and to demonstrate the extent to which Cather did participate in her culture." "The contributors explore both the objects among which Cather lived and the objects that appear in her writings, as well as the commercial constraints of the publishing industry by which her art was made and marketed. Essays address her relationship to quilts both personally and as symbols in her work; her contributions to domestic magazines such as Home Monthly and Woman's Home Companion; the problematic nature of Hollywood productions of her work; and her efforts and successes as a businesswoman. By establishing the centrality of material matters to her writing, these essays contribute to the reclaiming of Cather as a modernist and highlight the significance of material culture, in general, to the study of American literature."--Jacket
Coming out of war : poetry, grieving, and the culture of the world wars by Janis P Stout( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While probing the work of such well-known poets as Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, and Randall Jarrell, Janis P. Stout also highlights the impact of the World Wars on lesser studied but equally compelling sources, such as the music of Charles Ives, Cole Porter, Aaron Copeland, and Irving Berlin. She challenges the commonplace belief that war poetry came only from the battlefield and was written only by men examining the wartime writings of women poets such as Rose Macaulay, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks. She also challenges the assumption that World War II did not produce poetry of distinction by studying the work of John Ciardi, Karl Shapiro, Louis Simpson, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
A calendar of the letters of Willa Cather by Janis P Stout( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An infamous clause in Willa Cather's will, forbidding publication of her letters and other papers, has long caused consternation among Cather scholars. There is a lot to be learned from reading an author's letters. For Cather, a complex and private person who seldom made revelatory public pronouncements, personal letters provide - or would provide - an especially valuable key to understanding. But because of the terms of her will, that key is not readily available. Cather's letters will not come into public domain until the year 2017. Until then, even quotation, let alone publication in full, is prohibited." "Janis P. Stout has gathered over eighteen hundred of Cather's letters - all the letters currently known to be available - and provides a brief summary of each, as well as a biographical directory identifying correspondents and a multisection index of the widely scattered letters by location, by correspondent, and by names and titles mentioned. This book will be an essential resource for Cather scholars."--Jacket
Picturing a different West : vision, illustration, and the tradition of Austin and Cather by Janis P Stout( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home truth by Janis P Stout( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April twilights (1903); poems by Willa Cather( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition reprints Willa Cather's 1903 collection of poems (called April Twilights) along with the additional poems she added in 1923 (in a collection she called April twilights and other poems). In addition it includes many uncollected and previously unpublished poems, along with a selection of Cather's letters that are relevant to her poetry from The selected letters of Willa Cather, edited by Stout and Jewell and published 2013 by Knopf
South by Southwest : Katherine Anne Porter and the burden of Texas history by Janis P Stout( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interdisciplinary study of Katherine Anne Porter's troubled relationship to her Texas origins and southern roots, South by Southwest offers a fresh look at this ever-relevant author. Today, more than thirty years after her death, Katherine Anne Porter remains a fascinating figure. Critics and biographers have portrayed her as a strikingly glamorous woman whose photographs appeared in society magazines. They have emphasized, of course, her writing- particularly the novel Ship of Fools, which was made into an award-winning film, and her collection Pale Horse
A family likeness : a novel by Janis P Stout( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen holes : a novel by Janis P Stout( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A calendar of the letters of Willa Cather by Willa Cather( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of health related social work by British Association of Social Workers( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willa Cather, April twilights and other poems, edited by Robert Thacker; letters selected and edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis P. Stout by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fallen woman and the complicated author : Hawthorne and Hardy by Janis P Stout( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Willa Cather : the writer and her world
Alternative Names
Stout, Janis

Stout, Janis 1939-

Stout, Janis P.

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Katherine Anne Porter : a sense of the timesSodoms in Eden : the city in American fiction before 1860Through the window, out the door : women's narratives of departure, from Austin and Cather to Tyler, Morrison, and DidionWilla Cather and material culture : real-world writing, writing the real worldComing out of war : poetry, grieving, and the culture of the world warsA calendar of the letters of Willa CatherPicturing a different West : vision, illustration, and the tradition of Austin and CatherHome truthA calendar of the letters of Willa Cather