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Atlas, James

Overview
Works: 60 works in 184 publications in 4 languages and 7,436 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Art  Humor  Bildungsromans  Fictional autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Radio programs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3537.C79, B
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Bellow : a biography by James Atlas( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,757 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 )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 1,260 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 965 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 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Undetermined 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 410 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 364 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 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidents collection by James Atlas( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 49 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 : a biography by James Atlas( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 6 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

The shadow in the garden : a biographer's tale by James Atlas( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The biographer's autobiography: a funny, endearing tale of how writers' lives get documented, by the celebrated chronicler of Saul Bellow and Delmore Schwartz. The biographer--so often in the shadows, kibbitzing, casting doubt, proving facts--here comes to the stage. James Atlas takes us back to his childhood in suburban Chicago, where he fell in love with literature and, early on, found in himself the impulse to study writers' lives. We meet Richard Ellmann, the great biographer of James Joyce and Atlas's professor during a transformative year at Oxford. We get to know the author's first subject, the "self-doomed" poet Delmore Schwartz; a bygone cast of intellectuals such as Edmund Wilson and Dwight Macdonald (the "tall trees," as Mary McCarthy described them, cut down now, Atlas writes, by the "merciless pruning of mortality"); and, of course, the elusive Bellow, "a metaphysician of the ordinary." Atlas revisits the lives and work of the classical biographers: the Renaissance writers of what were then called "lives," Samuel Johnson and the "meshugenah" Boswell, among them. And in what amounts to a pocket history of his own literary generation, Atlas celebrates the luminaries of contemporary literature and the labor of those who hope to catch a glimpse of one of them--"as fleeting as a familiar face swallowed up in a crowd.""--
The Art of New York( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 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

Paideuma( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 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

 
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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 (144)

Italian (2)

Swedish (1)

Polish (1)

Covers
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 Bellow : a biography