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Noble, Donald R.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 5,459 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Anecdotes  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Epistolary fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PS3537.T3234, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Donald R Noble
 
Most widely held works by Donald R Noble
Lewis Nordan : humor, heartbreak, and hope by Barbara A Baker( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Nordan: Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope examines and celebrates the work of southern writer Lewis "Buddy" Nordan, whose stories reveal his own pain and humanity and in their honesty force us to recognize ourselves within them. Written by scholars and fiction writers who represent a fascinating range of experience - from a Shakespearean scholar to English professors to a former student of Nordan's - this is a rich array of essays, poems, and visual arts in tribute to this increasingly important writer. The collection deepens the base of scholarship on Nordan, and c
Critical insights( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the individual author's entire body of work and on his/her single works of literature
John Steinbeck( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easily one of America's most important novelists, John Steinbeck has been a favorite among readers of all kinds for decades. A versatile, restless writer who constantly experimented with new forms and genres, he seems to offer something for everyone-whether rapturous descriptions of the California landscape, fierce denunciations of social injustices, simple morality tales, or just picaresque adventure stories. His simple prose style makes him a perennial favorite among students, yet the layers of meaning his simplicity conceals give many readers deep, lifelong enjoyment. Edited and with an introduction by Don Noble, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Alabama, this volume in the Critical Insights series brings together a variety of classic and contemporary essays on this American author. Countering some of the more severe criticisms leveled against Steinbeck, Noble's introduction argues that readers have good reason to respect the Nobel laureate's accomplishments, and Hua Hsu, writing for The Paris Review, celebrates the author's social vision. For readers studying Steinbeck for the first time, four new essays provide a framework for studying the author in greater depth. Matthew J. Bolton reviews Steinbeck's critical reputation, and Jennifer Banach describes the social and historical contexts to which Steinbeck responded in his work. Gurdip Panesar evaluates the novelist's relationship to literary naturalism by comparing him with one of America's quintessential literary naturalists, Frank Norris. Finally, Cynthia A. Bily offers an ecofeminist reading of the stories of The Long Valley. Next, a selection of classic and contemporary essays introduce readers to key issues in the critical discussion of Steinbeck. Opening this section is Jackson J. Benson's "John Steinbeck: The Favorite Author We Love to Hate," in which Benson attempts to explain why Steinbeck's popular reputation is at such variance with his critical reputation. Steinbeck's most popular novelsTortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrathare then treated in several essays. Joseph Fontenrose explains how the underlying structure of Tortilla Flat incorporates Arthurian legend and ecological theory, and Thomas M. Tammaro describes the merits of In Dubious Battle. Of Mice and Men is treated by Anne Loftis, who guides readers through its composition, and Louis Owens, who explicates the novel's themes of paradise, loneliness, and commitment. Finally, John Seelye compares The Grapes of Wrath to another sentimental protest novel, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Susan Shillinglaw describes how California writers responded to the challenges issued by The Grapes of Wrath. Next, a group of essays examine themes prevalent across Steinbeck's work. Warren G. French illustrates the psychological commonalities between Steinbeck and some of his most famous protagonists, and James C. Kelley and John H. Timmerman take up the author's views on science and nature. Mimi Gladstein and Susan Shillinglaw also analyze Steinbeck's portraits of women and racial minorities. Finally, the work of Steinbeck's middle and late career is covered by three essays. Robert E. Morsberger describes the author's involvement in World War II and evaluates his wartime writing. Carol L. Hansen takes up the moral schema of East of Eden, and Robert DeMott attempts to rehabilitate the critically panned Sweet Thursday as an experimental comedy. Concluding the section is a revealing 1995 interview with Steinbeck's third wife, Elaine. Rounding out the volume are a biography and chronology of John Steinbeck's life, a list of his major publications, and a bibliography of resources for readers wishing to study Steinbeck and his work in greater depth. - Publisher
F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays dealing with F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Steinbeck question : new essays in criticism( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rising South( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hemingway: a revaluation( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climbing Mt. Cheaha : emerging Alabama writers( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by Alabama writers who have had three or fewer fiction books published
A state of laughter : comic fiction from Alabama( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes and issues( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical insights : John Steinbeck( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easily one of America's most important novelists, John Steinbeck has been a favorite among readers of all kinds for decades. A versatile, restless writer who constantly experimented with new forms and genres, he seems to offer something for everyone-whether rapturous descriptions of the California landscape, fierce denunciations of social injustices, simple morality tales, or just picaresque adventure stories
Belles' letters 2 : contemporary stories by Alabama women( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical Insights: F. Scott Fitzgerald( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First bursting into the American consciousness with the evanescently lyrical This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald seemed to have a charmed life. Overnight, he became wealthy, married the girl of his dreams, and set about living the sort of beautiful, stylish life most of us only dream of. But in time the grandeur faded, as it does from the lives of his best characters, in a haze of parties, marital discord, and squandered youth and potential
The eleventh house : memoirs by Hudson Strode( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Eleventh House is a book of friends who were collected and cherished by Hudson Strode. The writer, gardener, gourmet, and world traveler proceeds from his childhood home in Alabama to the international literary scene of the 1920's and 1930's, recounting meetings with Eugene O'Neill, H.L. Mencken, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, H.G. Wells, the Prince of Wales, and the King of Sweden."--Provided by publisher
A century hence : or, A romance of 1941 by George Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis Covington( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Dennis Covington discusses his prize winning young adult novel Lizard and the spiritual journey that resulted in his writing the book Salvation on Sand Mountain
A solitary business( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segment I discusses how writers see, work, think and teach. Segment II discusses teaching mentally retarded children to live as independently as possible. Segment III discusses printmakers' professions
An edition of George Tucker's A century hence, or, A romance of 1942 by George Tucker( )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rising south( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'm in the truth business : William Bradford Huie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alabama author William Bradford Huie sold 28 million books and seven of them were made into Hollywood movies, including 'the Execution of Private Slovik, ' 'The Revolt of Mamie Stover, ' and 'The Americanization of Emily.' He also invented checkbook journalism when he investigated civil rights murders. This program profiles one of this century's most successful and controversial writers."--Container
 
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John SteinbeckF. Scott FitzgeraldClimbing Mt. Cheaha : emerging Alabama writersA state of laughter : comic fiction from Alabama
Alternative Names
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Noble, Donald R.

Languages
English (63)