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Castronovo, David

Overview
Works: 18 works in 96 publications in 2 languages and 5,739 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Literature  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor
Classifications: PS3545.I6245, 818.5209
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Most widely held works by David Castronovo
Edmund Wilson by David Castronovo( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse schrijver (1895-1972)
Thornton Wilder by David Castronovo( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the gray flannel suit : books from the 1950s that made American culture by David Castronovo( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This examination and celebration of the literature and thought of the 1950s throws the enduring works of a golden era into high relief. An unconventional tour of a crucial period in 20th-century culture, the present book avoids sweeping surveys and gets to the heart of major achievement." "Beyond the Gray Flannel Suit shows how particular landmark books took on the hot-button subjects of the 1950s - race and religious difference; social class and the suburbs; the youth culture; rebellion, conformity, and groupthink; the telling conflicts over taste and judgment - and how, in the process, whether we realize it or not, this body of super-charged literature shaped today's American culture."--Jacket
Edmund Wilson revisited by David Castronovo( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the jazz age to the Nixon years, Edmund Wilson was an intrepid critic, historian, journalist, and creative writer who communicated in the voice of the public intellectual with a general audience and with international peers including Isaiah Berlin and Vladimir Nabokov. This new, revised edition of a 1985 New York Times Notable Book is about Wilson's passions: his commitment to the writer's craft, his contempt for power politics in his time and in history, his appetite for ancient and modern languages and literatures, and his many loves and eccentricities. Moving from his 1920s days as a cultural journalist to his 1930s period as a reporter on Depression America to his later years of relentless research and writings on the Civil War, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the panorama of his long life in literature, Edmund Wilson Revisited analyzes the books and opinions that have made Wilson a landmark figure. Chapters devoted to literary ideas, reporting, revolutionary politics, and personal philosophy reveal grand patterns of a writer's career as they follow his life across the century. Readers will discover Wilson's renaissance outreach as he explored Iroquois Indian customs, Hebrew texts, Marx and Engels, and the work of famous friends such as Edna St. Vincent Millay, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and many other writers whom he brought into focus and championed
Richard Yates by David Castronovo( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents biographical information on Richard Yates and critical commentary on his literary works
From the uncollected Edmund Wilson by Edmund Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection is organized chronologically and leads the reader through the journeyman writing at Hill School and Princeton, the essays on literary modernism and contemporary culture written in the 1920s, the socially-focused critiques of the 1930s, and the diverse assortment of book reviews of the late period. Across this full range of moods and literary styles, Wilson is a powerful spokesman for writers and a guardian of imagination and decency for the informed citizen
Edmund Wilson, the man in letters by Edmund Wilson( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the major writers of the Hemingway and Fitzgerald generation, Edmund Wilson defied categorization. He wrote essays, stories and novels, cultural criticism, and contemporary chronicles, as well as journals and thousands of letters about the literary life and his own private world." "Here for the first time in print is Wilson's personal correspondence to his parents, lovers and wives, children, literary comrades, and friends from the different corners of his life. Various writers and thinkers - including Lionel Trilling, Cyril Connolly, and Isaiah Berlin - take their places alongside upstate New York neighbors in this gallery of letters that extends from the teens to the early 1970s. These letters complete the picture of Wilson the man, offering unguarded moments and flinty opinions that enrich our understanding of a complex and troubled personality. Four times married and many times in love; traveling through Depression America, the USSR, postwar Europe, the Middle East, and Haiti; and writing on a Balzacian scale, Wilson as a correspondent reveals the exhilaration and chaos of being himself." "Arranged by correspondent and moving through the phases of his career, Edmund Wilson, the Man in Letters constitutes an exemplary autobiography cum cultural history. The writing itself is vintage Wilson - a blending of classical and conversational styles that stands as part of the modern American canon and is filled with the emotions and tastes of a master."--Jacket
The English gentleman : images and ideals in literature and society by David Castronovo( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American gentleman : social prestige and the modern literary mind by David Castronovo( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critic in love : a romantic biography of Edmund Wilson by David Castronovo( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each woman he came to love was an alluring interpretative problem, an erotic and analytic challenge, a presence that fired his imagination. They came from the Greenwich Village of the 1920s, from his own upper middle class world of privilege, from New York's working class, from the high reaches of literary New York, and from the workaday world of Talcottville in upper New York State." "Wilson's Rabelaisian passions, ardors, and vulnerabilities, complicated by his ideas about love and sex, and marriage, are the ingredients of a story quite singular in modern American culture, wonderfully told in this portrait."--Jacket
Blokes : the bad boys of English literature by David Castronovo( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'blokes' were writers who revitalized British drama, fiction, poetry, and criticism. When Britain was in the economic doldrums, when its supply of great authors was dwindling after World War II, they rebuilt a world-class reputation. This book looks at their influences
Blokes : the bad boys of British literature by David Castronovo( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The blokes were writers who revitalized British drama, fiction, poetry, and criticism. When Britain was in the economic doldrums, when its supply of great authors was dwindling after World War II, they rebuilt a world-class reputation. They came from unpromising places and unglamorous backgrounds. They crashed the Establishment party in one generation, raided the citadels of culture, and brought their idioms, themes, and passions to the centre of British life. The central idea of this book is how these writers, and others, transformed British heritage - how they worked with the materials of their own backgrounds, the class system, tradition, and artistic convention to make new art. They took their place in a long line of writers who thrived in grit - including Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Bernard Shaw, and D.H. Lawrence. The cast of characters includes playwrights John Osborne and Arnold Wesker, novelist Kingsley Amis, critic Kenneth Tynan, poet Philip Larkin, fiction writer Alan Sillitoe, plus lesser-known figures such as John Braine, David Storey, Stan Barstow, Keith Waterhouse, and Sheilagh Delaney. As a portrait of an age told in portraits, the book is in ten overlapping chapters on landmark figures and landmark works."--Publisher description
La formazione dell'ideologia di stato assoluto in Giustiniano by David Castronovo( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the uncollected Edmund Wilson by Edmund Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La formazione dell'ideologia di stato assoluto in Giustiniano by David Castronovo( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Touching the much vexed question of stimulants" : drinks, drinkers and drinking in James Joyce's Ulysses by David Castronovo( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The social construction of clowning and ridicule : a review of some literature by Henry Beck( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dickens and the idea of the gentleman by David Castronovo( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Beyond the gray flannel suit : books from the 1950s that made American culture
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Edmund Wilson revisitedRichard YatesFrom the uncollected Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson, the man in lettersCritic in love : a romantic biography of Edmund WilsonBlokes : the bad boys of English literatureBlokes : the bad boys of British literatureFrom the uncollected Edmund Wilson