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Crowley, John William 1945-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 114 publications in 1 language and 13,568 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PZ3.H84, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John William Crowley
The Haunted dusk : American supernatural fiction, 1820-1920( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on Winesburg, Ohio by ANON( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Cabot Lodge by John William Crowley( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white logic : alcoholism and gender in American modernist fiction by John William Crowley( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are no second acts in American lives." F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous pronouncement, an epitaph for his own foreshortened career, points out a pattern of imaginative blight common to writers of the Lost Generation. As John W. Crowley shows in this engaging study, excessive drinking had a crucial effect on the frequently diminished fortunes of these writers. Indeed, the modernists - especially the men - were a decidedly drunken lot. The first extended literary analysis to take account of recent work by social historians on the temperance movement, this book examines the relationship between intoxication and addiction in American life and letters during the first half of the twentieth century. In explaining the transition from Victorian to modern paradigms of heavy drinking, Crowley focuses on representative fictions. He considers the historical formation of "alcoholism" and earlier concepts of habitual drunkenness and their bearing on the social construction of gender roles. He also defines the "drunk narrative," a mode of fiction that expresses the conjunction of modernism and alcoholism in a pervasive ideology of despair - the White Logic of John Barleycorn, London's nihilistic lord of the spirits
The black heart's truth : the early career of W.D. Howells by John William Crowley( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dean of American Letters : the late career of William Dean Howells by John William Crowley( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The final volume of John W. Crowley's trilogy of works on William Dean Howells, this book focuses on the much neglected last decades of the author's life. It was during this period that Howells, already well known as a writer, became a kind of cultural icon, the so-called "Dean of American Letters."" "In the end, Crowley sees Howells's rise to prominence as an early manifestation of the commodification of culture that came to dominate American letters during the twentieth century. At the same time, he succeeds in conveying the humane virtues that Howells never relinquished - his graciousness, his humility, and his geniality."--BOOK JACKET
The Mask of fiction : essays on W.D. Howells by John William Crowley( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunkard's progress : narratives of addiction, despair, and recovery by John William Crowley( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twelve-step" recovery programs for a wide variety of addictive behaviors have become tremendously popular in the 1990s. According to John W. Crowley, the origin of these movements--including Alcoholics Anonymous--lies in the Washingtonian Temperance Society, founded in Baltimore in the 1840s. In lectures, pamphlets, and books (most notably John B. Gough's Autobiography, published in 1845), recovering "drunkards" described their enslavement to and liberation from alcohol. Though widely circulated in their time, these influential temperance narratives have largely been forgotten. In Drunkard's Progress, Crowley presents a collection of revealing excerpts from these texts along with his own introductions. The tales, including "The Experience Meeting, " from T.S. Arthur's Six Nights with the Washingtonians (1842), and the autobiographical Narratives of Charles T. Woodman, A Reformed Inebriate (1843), still speak with surprising force to the miseries of drunkenness and the joys of deliverance. Contemporary readers familiar with twelve-step programs, Crowley notes, will feel a shock of recognition as they relate to the experience, strength, and hope of these old-time--but nonetheless timely--narratives of addiction, despair, and recovery. -- Back cover
Genteel pagan : the double life of Charles Warren Stoddard by Roger Austen( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de 19de-eeuwse, homoseksuele auteur Charles Warren Stoddard (1843-1909)
Selected fiction and verse by George Cabot Lodge( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drunkard's refuge : the lessons of the New York State Inebriate Asylum by John William Crowley( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of Silas Lapham : an authoritative text, composition and backgrounds, contemporary responses, criticism by William Dean Howells( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A devoted husband and father, fairly decent employer, and mostly honest businessman, Silas Lapham has used his father's small paint company to amass a large fortune. But he yearns to "enter society" and for his two daughters, Penelope and Irene, to marry well. However, blue-blooded Tom Corey's love for one of the Lapham daughters is thwarted by his mother, who believes Penelope is an overly independent social climber. Meanwhile, Silas's efforts to be accepted by the Boston Brahmins lead him into dangerous financial waters that threaten to drown his business and swallow his family. - Publisher
The life of George Cabot Lodge by Henry Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of George Cabot Lodge: a literary biography by John William Crowley( )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the rising sun : [op. 4, no. 1] by Trygve Torjussen( )

1 edition published in 1912 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the dynamics of plate tectonics : multiple solutions, the influence of water, and thermal evolution by John William Crowley( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winesburg, Ohio and the Autobiographical Moment by Marcia Ann Jacobson( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anderson's Expressionist Art by David Stouck( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winesburg, Ohio and the End of Collective Experience by Thomas Yingling( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motherlove in Two Narratives of Community : Winesburg, Ohio and the Country of the Pointed Firs by Clare Colquitt( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Crowley, John W.

Crowley, John W. 1945-

Crowley, John W. (John William), 1945-

Crowley, John William 1945-

Languages
English (88)

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The white logic : alcoholism and gender in American modernist fictionThe Dean of American Letters : the late career of William Dean HowellsDrunkard's progress : narratives of addiction, despair, and recoveryGenteel pagan : the double life of Charles Warren StoddardDrunkard's refuge : the lessons of the New York State Inebriate AsylumThe rise of Silas Lapham : an authoritative text, composition and backgrounds, contemporary responses, criticism