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DeMarr, Mary Jean 1932-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 6,470 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Fiction  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS374.A3, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Mary Jean DeMarr
Barbara Kingsolver : a critical companion by Mary Jean DeMarr( )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides critical analyses of four novels by feminist writer Barbara Kingsolver, and includes biographical information about the author
Colleen McCullough : a critical companion by Mary Jean DeMarr( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She also compares McCullough's novels of ideas (A Creed for the Third Millennium and her four recent historical novels set in ancient Rome, "The Masters of Rome" series). Each novel or series is discussed in a separate chapter, which contains sections on plot development and structure, character development, setting, style, and themes. Each novel is also examined from an alternate critical approach, such as feminist, allegorical, anti-generic, and deconstructionist, to
Kaye Gibbons : a critical companion by Mary Jean DeMarr( )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born to a tobacco farmer in rural North Carolina, Kaye Gibbons found her literary voice by speaking through the strong southern women who inhabit her novels. While concentrating on the places and people she knows well, Gibbons has managed to speak for people who struggle to find their own place, wherever they are, and her books have reached a worldwide audience. Whether for students assigned to read Ellen Foster or for lovers of literature, this companion—the first and only book-length study of its kind—provides insights and interpretations that will help readers enjoy and better appreciate the novels of Kaye Gibbons. Beginning with a biographical chapter, this companion shows how Gibbons's own life came to shape her fiction. Her place in and contributions to the genre of the southern novel are considered, and readers are taken through each of her six novels, starting with the highly acclaimed Ellen Foster (1987) and concluding with On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon (1998). For each work, lucid analyses of plot, character development, theme, and style are provided, along with an alternate critical perspective. The select bibliography includes reviews and further information on biographical and critical sources."--
The adolescent in the American novel since 1960 by Mary Jean DeMarr( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolescent female portraits in the American novel, 1961-1981 by Jane S Bakerman( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the beginning : first novels in mystery series( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains fourteen essays by authoritative academics studying the field of mystery and detection fiction. The essays all concentrate on the first novels in established series, analyzing ways in which the opening books of the series do or do not create patterns followed in succeeding novels. Some of the essays comment in detail on the formulae adopted by the particular author, setting the earliest in a context. Others concentrate more on analysis of the subject novel itself, indicating more briefly how that book relates to those which follow it. Some discuss such questions as what exactly is the first novel in some rather complex series and in several cases more than one initiating book is discussed. No attempt has been made to include consideration of a representative sample of the various types of detective series, but a variety of authors is covered, ranging from such classics as Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, and Dorothy L. Sayers, to more recent authors like James McClure, Joseph Hansen, and Colin Dexter. Male and female writers and detectives, gay and straight, majority and minority detectives are included, and traditional, hard-boiled, police-procedural subgenres are represented
In a strange land : contributions to American literature by Russian and Russian Jewish immigrants by Mary Jean DeMarr( )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual bibliography of English language and literature( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual bibliography of English language and literature for 1985, Vol. 60 by Elizabeth Erskine( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kaye Gibbons: A Critical Companion (Critical companions to popular contemporary writers, 1082-4979) by Mary Jean DeMarr( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Agnes Sligh Turnbull and the world of the Pennsylvania Scotch-Irish Presbyterians by Mary Jean DeMarr( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Barbara Kingsolver : a critical companion
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Colleen McCullough : a critical companionKaye Gibbons : a critical companionIn the beginning : first novels in mystery series
Alternative Names
De Marr, Mary Jean 1932-

Marr, Mary Jean de 1932-

Languages
English (61)