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Conn, Peter J.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 188 publications in 6 languages and 9,290 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Christian fiction  Drama  Christian drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PS3503.U198, B
Publication Timeline
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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 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into a missionary family, Pearl Buck lived the first half of her life in China and was bilingual from childhood. Although she is best known, perhaps, as the prolific author of The Good Earth and as a winner of the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, Buck in fact led a career that extended well beyond her eighty works of fiction and nonfiction and deep into the public sphere. Passionately committed to the cause of social justice, she was active in the American civil rights and women's rights movements; she also founded the first international adoption agency. She was an outspoken advocate of racial understanding, vital as a cultural ambassador between the United States and China at a time when East and West were at once suspicious and deeply ignorant of each other
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 1,254 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 )

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

"The classic novel of pre-revolutionary China." (from the front cover)
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 727 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 by William Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in Undetermined and English and held by 574 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 346 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

"Printer and publisher, author and educator, scientist and inventor, statesman and philanthropist, Benjamin Franklin was the very embodiment of the American self-made man. In 1771, at the age of 65, he 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." "On the eve of the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, the university he founded has selected the Autobiography for the Penn Reading Project. Each year for the past fifteen years, the University of Pennsylvania has chosen a single work that the entire incoming class, and a large segment of the faculty and staff, read and discuss together. For this occasion the University of Pennsylvania Press is publishing this special edition of Franklin's Autobiography, including a new preface by University president Amy Gutmann and an introduction by distinguished scholar Peter Conn. The volume also includes four short essays by noted Penn professors as well as a chronology of Franklin's life and the text of Franklin's Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania, a document resulting in the establishment of an institution of higher education that ultimately became the University of Pennsylvania." "No area of human endeavor escaped Franklin's keen attentions. His ideas and values, as Amy Gutmann notes, have shaped the modern University of Pennsylvania profoundly, "more profoundly than have the founders of any other major university of college in the United States." Franklin believed that he had been born too soon. Readers will recognize that his spirit lives on at Penn today."--Jacket
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 218 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 181 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 151 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 96 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

Afro-American literature by William Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 22 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

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

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

Several literary modes and a few major practitioners are examined in a review of the relationship between religion and literature in Puritan New England
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
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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