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Wagner-Martin, Linda

Works: 154 works in 909 publications in 5 languages and 48,104 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Biography  History  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  Reference works  Bibliography  Literature  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Creator, Thesis advisor, wpr
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Linda Wagner-Martin
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Most widely held works by Linda Wagner-Martin
A historical guide to Ernest Hemingway by Linda Wagner-Martin( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1999 centennial of Ernest Hemingway's birth marks a time for the reevaluation of his position as America's premier modernist writer. The previously unpublished essays in this collection plumb unexplored details of Hemingway's life to illuminate new and unexpected dimensions of the force of his literary accomplishments. The essays discuss biographical details of Hemingway's personal and professional life as well as describe the subleties of his character
Telling women's lives : the new biography by Linda Wagner-Martin( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 2,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Placing herself in the avid reader's chair, Linda Wagner-Martin writes about women's biography from George Eliot and Virginia Woolf to Eleanor Roosevelt and Margaret Mead, and even to Cher and Elizabeth Taylor. Along the way, she looks at dozens of other life stories, probing at the differences between biographies of men and women, prevailing stereotypes about women's lives and roles, questions about what is public and private, and the hazy margins between autobiography, biography, and other genres. In quick-paced and wide-ranging discussions, she looks at issues of authorial stance (who controls the narrative? who chooses which story to tell?), voice (is this story told in the traditional objective tone? and if it is, what effect does that telling have on our reading?), and the politics of publishing (why aren't more books about women's lives published? and when they are, what happens to their advertising budgets?)
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a gold mine of information about women's writing, women's history, and women's concerns - 771 entries, ranging from short biographies to extensive essays. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and highly informative survey of women writers and their work as it also illuminates the issues that fired their imaginations. The volume boasts contributions by many of today's well-known cultural and literary critics, including Susan Faludi writing on backlash, Deborah Tannen on communication between the sexes, Jane Gallop on Lacanian psychoanalysis, Sidonie Smith on autobiography, Trudier Harris on passing, Nancy Armstrong on daughters, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis on poetry. There are over four hundred biographical profiles of not only important poets, novelists, and playwrights (including such contemporary figures as Wendy Wasserstein, Louise Erdrich, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Annie Dillard, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, and Tama Janowitz), but also of women writers who have made important contributions in other fields - Margaret Mead, Betty Friedan, Rachel Carson, and Susan B. Anthony. Perhaps most important, there is extensive coverage of the many personal, cultural, and historical issues that have been explored by, and have influenced the lives and productivity of, women writers: race and racism, violence and sexual harassment, health, AIDS, the Civil War, the women's movement, and much more. There is also coverage of the publishing world (women's bookstores and presses), the art and practice of writing, and contemporary literary criticism (including deconstruction, black feminism, and lesbianliterary theory)
Ernest Hemingway : five decades of criticism by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These twenty-two essays delineate the development of the young writer, Hemingway's own critical interests, and his continuing emphasis on craft
Sylvia Plath : a biography by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

48 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given in memory of Ethel A. Tsutsui, Ph. D. and Minoru Tsutsui, Ph. D
William Faulkner; four decades of criticism by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia Plath--a literary life by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Linda Wagner-Martin's emphasis in this study is the way Sylvia Plath made herself into a writer. In keeping with the critic's early groundbreaking work on American poet William Carlos Williams, she here studies elements of Plath's work with dedication to discussions of style and effect. Close attention to Plath's reading and her apprenticeship writing in both fiction and poetry provides information helpful to understanding the late work of the 1960s. The book concludes with a section assessing Sylvia Plath's current standing."--Jacket
The Oxford book of women's writing in the United States( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveling in the awareness that the best U.S. women's writing is, quite simply, some of the best in the world, editors Linda Wagner-Martin and Cathy N. Davidson have chosen selections spanning four centuries and reflecting the rich variety of American women's lives. The collection embraces the perspectives of age and youth, the traditional and the revolutionary, the public and the private. Here is Judith Sargent Murray's 1790 essay "On the Equality of the Sexes," journalist Martha Gellhorn's "Last Words on Vietnam, 1987," and Mary Gordon's homage to the ghosts of Ellis Island, "More Than Just a Shrine"; powerful short stories by Zora Neale Hurston, Edith Wharton, Cynthia Ozick, and Toni Morrison; letters from Abigail Adams, Sarah Moore Grimke, Emma Goldman, and Georgia O'Keeffe; Alice B. Toklas's recipe "Bass for Picasso," and erotic offerings from Anais Nin and Rita Mae Brown
Denise Levertov by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical-analytical study of Levertov's poetic theory and practice
Dos Passos : artist as American by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse schrijver John Roderigo Dos Passos (1896-1970)
Ernest Hemingway : a reference guide by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Linda Wagne-Martin brings a wealth of new information to this detailed portrait of Hemingway's life and work. Emphasizing his immense love of animals, the sea, and the natural world, the swiftly told personal narrative gives a crucial insight into Hemingway's character, revealing him as a conflicted idealist caught between his need to write and his need to love. Wagner-Martin explores his friendships with women and the history of his four marriages, and builds up a vivid picture of Hemingway's century - not only the two world wars and the Spanish Civil War, but also the peaceful fishing in the Gulf waters, the African safaris, and the iconic Spanish bullfights."--Jacket
Maya Angelou : adventurous spirit : from I know why the caged bird sings (1970) to Rainbow in the cloud, the wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou (2014) by Linda Wagner-Martin( )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive biographical and critical reading of the works of American poet and memoirist Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Linda Wagner-Martin covers all six of Angelou's autobiographies, as well as her essay and poetry collections, while also exploring Angelou's life as an African American in the United States, her career as stage and film performer, her thoughtful participation in the Civil Rights actions of the 1960s, and her travels abroad in Egypt, Africa, and Europe. In her discussion of Angelou's methods of writing her stunning autobiography, which began with the 1970 publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Wagner-Martin writes about the influences of the Harlem Writers Group (led by James Baldwin, Paule Marshall, and John O. Killens) as well as Angelou's significant friendships with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other leaders from both international and African American United States cultures. Crucial concepts throughout include the role of oral traditions, of song and dance, of the spiritualism of art based on religious belief, of Angelou's voiced rhythms and her polished use of dialogue to convey more abstract "meaning." Wagner-Martin shows that, viewing herself as a global citizen, Angelou never lost her spirit of adventure and discovery as well as her ability to overcome."--
New essays on The sun also rises by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays that discuss Hemingway's first novel including the use of humor, its literary and historical context, Brett, the modern "new woman", and the issues of sexuality
The poems of William Carlos Williams, a critical study by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

31 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is two-fold: i) to show the major reasons for Williams' excellence as a poet; and ii) to disprove the assumption that he was a "typical" poet who wrote "instinctively", with little critical awareness
Critical essays on Sylvia Plath by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of critical essays and reviews on the work of the American poet
Critical essays on Joyce Carol Oates by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hemingway's wars : public and private battles by Linda Wagner-Martin( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a study of the ways various kinds of injury and trauma affected Ernest Hemingway's life and writing, from the First World War through his suicide in 1961"
The modern American novel, 1914-1945 : a critical history by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical study of American fiction in the first half of the twentieth century
Barbara Kingsolver's world : nature, art, and the twenty-first century by Linda Wagner-Martin( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Barbara Kingsolver published The Bean Trees in 1988, her work has been of great interest to readers - first, American readers; then British and South African readers; and finally to readers the world over. With incredible speed, Kingsolver became one of the best-known United States writers, a person who collected honors and awards as if she were a much more mature literary producer. From the beginning Kingsolver touched an elbow of keen interest in her readers: hers was the voice of world awareness, a conscientious voice that demanded attention for the narratives of the disadvantaged, the politically troubled, the humanly silenced. By paying special attention to her non-fiction (essays and books), this new study by renowned literary critic Linda Wagner-Martin highlights the way Kingsolver has become a kind of public intellectual, particularly in the twenty-first century. It will provides fresh readings of each of her novels, stories, and poems. --Provided by publisher
The bell jar, a novel of the fifties by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though her life was brief, the American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath (1932-63) exerted a profound influence on contemporary writers, particularly women writers of the sixties and seventies. Just as to her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry Plath brought a decidedly feminist perspective, so too did she etch in her novel The Bell Jar a disturbing vision of life for young women in America at midcentury. The Bell Jar - based on Plath's own experiences as a student at Smith College, an intern at Mademoiselle, and a young woman battling for her own sanity amid societal mores of the times - was initially published in England under a pseudonym, its American publication stifled for years by the writer's family. When, however, the 1963 novel was finally released to U.S. audiences in 1971, it achieved both critical and popular success, and has since become a classic of feminist literature and a unique vehicle for better appreciating Plath's gifts. It is through a multifaceted lens that Linda Wagner-Martin examines The Bell Jar in this new study. Whereas past critical attention has centered on The Bell Jar as autobiography, Wagner-Martin transcends that approach, looking as well at the novel in its larger context of the social and historical forces shaping women's lives in America during the fifties and sixties. Thus eschewing a simplistic reading of the novel, the author plumbs issues of gender, genre, and narrative voice. Arguing that Plath's troubled personal history was the product of her struggle against contemporary social forces, Wagner-Martin reviews the writer's prior work and inspects earlier, partial versions of the novel; explores Plath's use of humor and sarcasm; traces the writer's representation of patriarchal structures in the novel; and ultimately places the novel squarely in the tradition of works about women at odds with a society dominated by patriarchal values. A brilliantly argued, eminently readable approach to this masterpiece, The Bell Jar: A Novel of the Fifties is certain to be lauded by scholars and students alike
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A historical guide to Ernest Hemingway
Telling women's lives : the new biographyThe Oxford companion to women's writing in the United StatesErnest Hemingway : five decades of criticismSylvia Plath : a biographyWilliam Faulkner; four decades of criticismSylvia Plath--a literary lifeThe Oxford book of women's writing in the United StatesErnest Hemingway : a reference guide
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