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Atlas, James

Overview
Works: 61 works in 177 publications in 4 languages and 7,454 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Art  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Radio programs  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3537.C79, B
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Bellow : a biography by James Atlas( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Saul Bellow's parents fled Russia in 1913 and settled with relatives in Canada, where Saul was born. Bellow's boyhood in Quebec and Chicago, marked by his family's transient existence and struggle for economic survival (his father was a bootlegger for a time), provided inspiration for many of the memorable characters and scenes that animate his fiction. It was in Chicago that Bellow came into his own, discovering his unique voice and encountering many of the women, as well as the writers and intellectuals, who were to populate his novels and his life. Atlas draws upon Bellow's vast correspondence with Ralph Ellison, Delmore Schwartz, John Berryman, Robert Penn Warren, John Cheever, and many other luminaries in this rich and revealing account of one writer's experience of America's twentieth-century intellectual and literary history."--Jacket
Delmore Schwartz : the life of an American poet by James Atlas( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ETHS alumnus of the class of 1967, Atlas has written an impressive biography of a twentieth-century American poet and story writer whose reputation has waxed, wained, and revived posthumously
Battle of the books : the curriculum debate in America by James Atlas( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does it matter which books college students read? Indeed it does, contends James Atlas. What we read has crucial implications for both our development as individuals and our ability to establish consensus on national issues. We are what we read." "Where once the giants of Western thought - Aristotle, Plato, Shakespeare, Milton, and Dante - had pride of place, university courses now boast authors such as Raymond Chandler, Alice Walker, and Louis L'Amour. Traditionalists argue that abandoning the "Great Books" spells doom for America's education system, a system that multiculturalists have called a white, elitist scam that fails to reflect America's multi-ethnic, non-European heritage." "Has the "opening" of the curriculum gone too far? Atlas's attempt to answer this question takes him to university classrooms across America, where the canon of "Great Books" is being dismantled in the name of political correctness, and into his own past, as he considers the influence of these books on his own life." "As ethnic groups reassert their identities and break from traditional assimilation, Atlas argues, America's need for common ground is greater than ever. Unless there is a set of core beliefs upon which to build consensus, there may soon be no clear idea of America, no common heritage, and no unified future." "Like The Closing of the American Mind and The Disuniting of America, Battle of the Books is a powerful, unsettling argument that calls attention to a looming crisis in American education."--Jacket
The book wars by James Atlas( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dreams begin responsibilities and other stories by Delmore Schwartz( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight stories portray the world of the New York intellectual during the 1930s and 40s, probing the conflict between ambitious, educated youths and their immigrant parents
How they see us : meditations on America( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, novelists and other writers from around the world share their perceptions of the United States
The great pretender by James Atlas( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.T.H.S. graduate (class of 1967), James Atlas describes, in thinly veiled fiction, growing up in Evanston and attending ETHS in the 1960's. Although he later attends Harvard and wins a fellowship to Oxford, his roots remain on the North Shore
Go by John Clellon Holmes( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1952
Ten American poets--an anthology of poems by James Atlas( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidents collection by James Atlas( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perfect gift for your favorite history buff, or for your own collection, this audio set from the acclaimed Eminent Lives series is a must for anyone interested in the story of America
Attila József, selected poems and texts by Attila József( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life in the middle ages : a survivor's tale by James Atlas( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a man's midlife years as he discusses the challenges of raising children, caring for aging parents, maintaining financial stability, and taking care of his own health
Saul Bellow by James Atlas( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bellow's twentieth-century masterpiece is the story of a young boy growing up in a working class Jewish family in Chicago. The Depression puts a halt to his education and work becomes odd jobs, including stealing cars. Augie wanders through life looking for definition while tripping over convoluted relationships with friends and lovers"--Publisher description
Life overshadowing art : a literary discussion at the First North American Reunion of Oxonians( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dreams begin responsibilities : And other stories. With an introd. Forew. by Irving Howe by Delmore Schwartz( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paideuma( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of New York( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delmore Schwartz : the life of an American poet by James Atlas( Recording )

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

Bluffmakaren : roman by James Atlas( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bellow : a biography
Alternative Names
James Atlas American CEO

James Atlas americký novinář a nakladatel

James Atlas Amerikaans journalist

Languages
English (137)

Italian (2)

Polish (1)

Swedish (1)

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Delmore Schwartz : the life of an American poetBattle of the books : the curriculum debate in AmericaIn dreams begin responsibilities and other storiesHow they see us : meditations on AmericaGoThe presidents collectionMy life in the middle ages : a survivor's taleSaul BellowIn dreams begin responsibilities : And other stories. With an introd. Forew. by Irving Howe