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Castronovo, David

Overview
Works: 19 works in 95 publications in 2 languages and 5,747 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Literature  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor
Classifications: PS3545.I6245, 818.5209
Publication Timeline
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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 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse schrijver (1895-1972)
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 718 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
Thornton Wilder by David Castronovo( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Wilson revisited by David Castronovo( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 610 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 507 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 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of Wilson's writings have been anthologized. But there is another body of work - over fifty fine essays on aspects of contemporary literature and ideas - that have been scattered in a variety of magazines, including The New Yorker, The New Republic, Vanity Fair, and The Nation. The editors, who recognize Wilson (1895-1972) as one of America's greatest men of letters of the twentieth century, also view his writing as a powerful antidote to late twentieth-century trends and fads and have collected his pieces here in the conviction that Wilson's writing is a permanently important model. Now a new generation of readers - as well as his loyal followers - will have access to this rich literary heritage in a single volume
Edmund Wilson, the man in letters by Edmund Wilson( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 421 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 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 358 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 272 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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

"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

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

in Italian 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

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

1 edition published in 1991 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