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Posnock, Ross

Overview
Works: 62 works in 169 publications in 1 language and 10,110 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Romans à clef  Biographies  Short stories  Literature  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3555.L625, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ross Posnock
Philip Roth's rude truth : the art of immaturity by Ross Posnock( )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Has anyone ever worked harder and longer at being immature than Philip Roth? The novelist himself pointed out the paradox, saying that after establishing a reputation for maturity with two earnest novels. He "worked hard and long and diligently" to be frivolous - an effort that resulted in the notoriously immature Portnoy's Complaint (1969). Three-and-a-half decades and more than twenty books later, Roth is still at his serious "pursuit of the unserious." But his art of immaturity has itself matured, developing surprising links with two traditions of immaturity - an American one that includes Emerson, Melville and Henry James, and a late twentieth-century Eastern European one that developed in reaction to totalitarianism. In Philip Roth's Rude Truth - one of the first major studies of Roth's career as a whole - Ross Posnock examines Roth's "mature immaturity" in all its depth and richness."--Jacket
Color & culture : Black writers and the making of the modern intellectual by Ross Posnock( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Ross Posnock shows that black writers, far from being recent arrivals, were arguably the first modern American intellectuals. W.E.B. Du Bois's ideal of a "higher and broader and more varied human culture" is at the heart of a cosmopolitan tradition that Posnock identifies as a missing chapter in American literary and cultural history. The book offers a much needed historical perspective on "black intellectuals" as a social category, ranging over a century - from Frederick Douglass to Patricia Williams, from Du Bois, Pauline Hopkins, and Charles Chesnutt to Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alain Locke, from Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin to Samuel Delany and Adrienne Kennedy. These writers challenge two durable assumptions: that high culture is "white culture" and that racial uplift is the sole concern ofthe black intellectual
The trial of curiosity : Henry James, William James, and the challenge of modernity by Ross Posnock( )

20 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important revisionist study, Posnock integrates literary and psychological criticism with social and cultural theory to make a major advance in our understanding of the life and thought of two great American figures, Henry and William James. Challenging canonical images of both brothers, Posnock is the first to place them in a rich web of cultural and intellectual affiliations comprised of a host of American and European theorists of modernity. A startlingly new Henry James emerges from a cross-disciplinary dialogue, which features Veblen, Santayana, Bourne, and Dewey, as well as Weber, Simmel, Benjamin, and Adorno
The Cambridge companion to Ralph Ellison by Ross Posnock( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductrion : Ellison's joking / Ross Posnock -- Ralph Ellison's invented life : a meeting with the ancestors / Lawrence Jackson -- Ellison and the black church : the gospel according to Ralph / Laura Saunders -- Ellison, photography, and the origins of invisibility / Sara Blair -- Ralph Ellison's music lessons / Paul Allen Anderson -- Ralph Ellison's constitutional faith / Gregg Crane -- Ralph Ellison and the politics of melancholia / Anne Anlin Cheng -- Invisible Ellison : the fight to be a Negro leader / Tim Parrish -- Ellison's experimental attitude and the technologies of illumination / John S. Wright -- Female iconography in Invisible man / Shelly Eversley -- Chaos not quite controlled : Ellison's uncompleted transit to Juneteenth / Kenneth W. Warren -- Ralph Ellison, Hannah Arendt, and the meaning of politics / Ross Posnock -- Dry bones / Eric J. Sundquist
Novels, 1903-1911 by Henry James( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Included as an appendix is 'The Married Son, ' the chapter James contributed to The Whole Family (1908), a multi-author novel conceived by Howells and portraying a fractious family whose struggles mirror the frustrated collaborative efforts of the book's twelve contributors."--Publisher description from jacket flaps
Henry James and the Father Question by Albert Gelpi( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual relationship between Henry James and his father proved to be an influential resource for the novelist. Taylor examines the nature of both men's engagement with autobiographical strategies, issues of gender reform, and the language of religion
Henry James and the problem of Robert Browning by Ross Posnock( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renunciation : acts of abandonment by writers, philosophers, and artists by Ross Posnock( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work of synthesis that includes traditions and genres from antiquity to postmodernity, the author discovers connections among disparate figures ranging from Lao Tzu to Dave Chappelle and Bob Dylan. The thread running through these acts of renunciation, he argues, is an aesthetic and ethical resistance to the demand that one's words and actions be straightforward and immediately comprehensible.--Publisher's description
Novels 1903-1911 : the ambassadors, the golden bowl, the outcry by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, the sixth and final in The Library of America's edition of the complete novels of Henry James, brings together two masterpieces of his extraordinary late period--The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904)--as well as his last extended narrative work, The Outcry (1911), a short comic novel of social manners. The idea for The Ambassadors came from James's friend William Dean Howells, who told of having given advice to a friend in France: 'You have time. You are young. Live!' In James's novel, a conscientious American, Lambert Strether, travels to Paris to convince Chad Newsome, the son of a friend, to return home and take charge of family business matters. Strether finds Newsome significantly altered--mature and sophisticated, and with a mistress. Strether himself eventually succumbs to the charms of the Old World and gives up his mission. Although others arrive from America to attempt to lure Newsome home, only the older man recognizes the true nature of the young man's transformation. James described The Golden Bowl as 'the most done of my productions--the most composed and constructed and completed.' In the novel an American woman, Maggie Verver, marries an Italian prince, while her wealthy father marries Maggie's girlhood friend, Charlotte Stant--neither Verver being aware that the Prince and Charlotte have been (and possibly continue to be) lovers. Maggie's eventual discovery of the nature of that relationship provides the basis for an exploration of the fragility and strength of human ties and further develops what James once called that 'complex fate, being an American.' This volume prints the New York Edition texts of The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl, which include the prefaces that James wrote for each work as well as the illustrations he commissioned from photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn. The Outcry, James's last completed novel, is a crisp and witty comedy of manners adapted from an unproduced stage play he had written in 1909. Its light plot serves as a platform for a more serious discussion of the ethics of art collecting. Included as an appendix is 'The Married Son, ' the chapter James contributed to The Whole Family (1908), a multi-author novel conceived by Howells and portraying a fractious family whose struggles mirror the frustrated collaborative efforts of the book's twelve contributors."--Publisher description from jacket flaps
The making of racial sentiment : slavery and the birth of the frontier romance by Ezra F Tawil( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frontier romance, an enormously popular genre of American fiction born in the 1820s, helped redefine 'race' for an emerging national culture. The novels of James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Maria Child, Catharine Maria Sedgwick and others described the 'races' in terms of emotional rather than physical characteristics. By doing so they produced the idea of 'racial sentiment': the notion that different races feel different things, and feel things differently. Ezra Tawil argues that the novel of white-Indian conflict provided authors and readers with an apt analogy for the problem of slavery. By
From modernism to postmodernism : American poetry and theory in the twentieth century by Jennifer Ashton( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ambitious overview of twentieth-century American poetry, Jennifer Ashton explores the complex currents of poetic and intellectual interest linking contemporary poets with their modernist forebears, including Stein, Williams and Pound. She develops important new ways to read modernist and postmodernist poetry through their similarities as well as their differences
Covenant and Republic by Philip Gould( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.D. and the Victorian Fin de Siécle by Cassandra Laity( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackness and Value by Lindon Barrett( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices of the Nation by Caroline Field Levander( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in American Literature and Culture, Volume 62 by Victoria Harrison( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color of the Sky by David Halliburton( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture and commerce of the American short story by Andrew Levy( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Culture and Commerce of the Short Story is a cultural and historical account of the birth and development of the American short story from the time of Poe. It describes how America - through political movements, changes in education, magazine editorial policy and the work of certain individuals - built the short story as an image of itself and continues to use the genre as a locale within the realm of art where American political ideals can be rehearsed, debated and turned into literary forms. While the focus of this book is cultural, individual authors such as Edgar Allan Poe and Edith Wharton are examined as representative of the phenomenon. As part of its project, this book also contains a history of creative writing and the workshop dating back a century. Andrew Levy makes a strong case for the centrality of the short story as a form of art in American life and provides an explanation for the genre's resurgence and ongoing success. -- Amazon.com
A house undivided by Douglas Anderson( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Epic by John P McWilliams( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Color & culture : Black writers and the making of the modern intellectual
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Color & culture : Black writers and the making of the modern intellectualThe trial of curiosity : Henry James, William James, and the challenge of modernityThe Cambridge companion to Ralph EllisonNovels, 1903-1911Novels 1903-1911 : the ambassadors, the golden bowl, the outcry
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