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Conn, Peter J.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 184 publications in 6 languages and 9,269 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Christian fiction  Records and correspondence  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PS3503.U198, B
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Most widely held works by Peter J Conn
Pearl S. Buck : a cultural biography by Peter J Conn( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearl Buck was one of the most renowned, interesting, and controversial figures ever to influence American and Chinese cultural and literary history - yet she remains one of the least studied, honored, or remembered. Peter Conn's Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography sets out to reconstruct Buck's life and significance, and to restore this remarkable woman to visibility
Literature in America : an illustrated history by Peter J Conn( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes index. An account of the span of American literature from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to the writings of the 1980s
The American 1930s : a literary history by Peter J Conn( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the stock market crash of 1929 and ending with America's entry into the Second World War, the long Depression decade was a period of immense social, economic, and political turmoil. In response, writers as various as John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Eugene O'Neill, Langston Hughes, Pearl S. Buck, and others looked to the past to make sense of the present. In this important new study of the 1930s, the distinguished cultural historian Peter Conn traces the extensive and complex engagement with the past that characterized the imaginative writing of the decade. Moving expertly between historical events and literature, Conn includes discussions of historical novels, plays and poems, biographies and autobiographies, as well as factual and imaginary works of history. Mapping the decade's extraordinary intellectual range with authority and flair, The American 1930s is a widely anticipated contribution to American literary studies
The good earth by Pearl S Buck( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner
The divided mind : ideology and imagination in America, 1898-1917 by Peter J Conn( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and the glory by Graham Greene( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Mexico during the era of anticlerical violence by revolutionaries, the story depicts the martyrdom of the last Roman Catholic priest, who is being hunted by a police lieutenant. The "whisky priest" is a degraded alcoholic who has broken most of his vows but who nevertheless insists upon performing his duties until the very end, when he is finally captured and executed
Afro-American literature( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adoption : a brief social and cultural history by Peter J Conn( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this essential contribution to the current literature on adoption, Peter Conn seamlessly draws upon philosophy, history, literary criticism, and related fields to offer a fascinating narrative of the global history of adoption. By bringing an unprecedented historical perspective to bear on the subject, Conn advances our understanding of the role of the concept of 'culture' in attitudes toward international adoption and provides an enduring conceptual and historical framework for future research. This book is crucial to understanding the issues faced not only by the ever-growing number of adoptees in the United States, but also to the welfare of children the world over."--Back cover
The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1771, at the age of 65, Benjamin Franklin sat down to write his autobiography, "having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity." The result is a classic of American literature
The Several worlds of Pearl S. Buck : essays presented at a centennial symposium, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, March 26-28, 1992( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewpoints : excerpts from the ACLS Conference on the Humanities in the 1990's by ACLS Conference on the Humanities in the 1990's( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great American bestsellers : [the books that shaped America] by Peter J Conn( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great American bestsellers : the books that shaped America by Peter J Conn( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 24 lectures, 30 minutes each, Prof. Conn discusses why bestsellers matter and how their recurring themes reflect our pervasive issues. For some, he talks about why they were so popular
Afro-American literature by William Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents include works by: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Dick Gregory, Malcolm X, Claude Brown, Bob Teague, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Jr., Anne Moody, James Farmer, John O. Killens, Julius Lester, LeRoi Jones, and Eldridge Cleaver
Afro-American literature by William Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatura norteamericana by Peter J Conn( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afro-American literature by William Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and religion in Puritan New England by Peter J Conn( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great American bestsellers. the books that shaped America by Peter J Conn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great American bestsellers. the books that shaped America by Peter J Conn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pearl S. Buck : a cultural biography
Alternative Names

controlled identityPeters, Zachary

controlled identityWright, Timothy, 1884-1958

Conn, Peter.

Conn, Peter J.

Conn, Peter James

Conn, Peter (Peter J.)

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Literature in America : an illustrated historyThe American 1930s : a literary historyThe good earthThe divided mind : ideology and imagination in America, 1898-1917The power and the gloryThe autobiography of Benjamin FranklinThe Several worlds of Pearl S. Buck : essays presented at a centennial symposium, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, March 26-28, 1992