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Urgo, Joseph R.

Overview
Works: 32 works in 105 publications in 3 languages and 13,306 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Western stories  Young adult works  Study guides  Braille books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator for written text, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Joseph R Urgo
Willa Cather and the myth of American migration by Joseph R Urgo( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a land where there is constant migration, can there be a "homeland"? In the United States, migration is initially experienced as immigration, but the process never achieves closure. Migration continues as transience - restless, unsettled movement across social and economic classes, states, and national borders. In this nuanced study grounded in literature, history, and popular culture, Joseph Urgo demonstrates that American culture and our sense of national identity are permeated by unrelenting, incessant, and psychic mobility across spatial, historical, and imaginative planes of existence. There is no better example of a writer reflecting on this migratory consciousness than Willa Cather. At home in numerous locations - Nebraska, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Maine, and Canada - Cather infused her novels with the cultural vitality that is a consequence of transience. By locating transience at the center of his conception of our national culture, Urgo redefines the mythos of American national identity and global empire. He concludes with an analysis of a potential "New World Order" in which migration replaces homeland as the foundation of world power
Novel frames : literature as guide to race, sex, and history in American culture by Joseph R Urgo( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willa Cather and the American Southwest( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume focuses on how the landscape of the American Southwest served Willa Cather creatively and the ways it shaped her research and productivity. No single scholarly methodology prevails in the essays gathered here, giving the volume depth and complexity
Faulkner's Apocrypha : a Fable, Snopes, and the spirit of human rebellion by Joseph R Urgo( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner and the ecology of the South : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2003 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner in America by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the age of distraction by Joseph R Urgo( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The information age bombards us with data from so many souces and media outlets that we find it difficult to maintain control over what we want or what we need to think about. Urgo alerts us to the contours of such technological imprisonment. He argues against allowing ourselves to be controlled by the tools we have created, and, with thought-provoking analysis, urges that we assume positions of power over those things that demand our attention
Faulkner and his contemporaries by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although he spent the bulk of his life in Oxford, Mississippi - far removed from the intellectual centers of modernism and the writers who created it - William Faulkner (1897-1962) proved to be one of the American novelists who most comprehensively grasped modernism. In his fiction he tested its tenets in the most startling and insightful ways." "What, then, did such contemporaries as Ernest Hemingway, Eudora Welty, and Walker Evans think of his work? How did his times affect and accept what he wrote?" "Faulkner and His Contemporaries explores the relationship between the Nobel laureate, ensconced in his "postage stamp of native soil," and the world of letters within which he created his masterpieces." "In this anthology, essays focus on such topics as how Faulkner's literary antecedents (in particular, Willa Cather and Joseph Conrad) influenced his writing, his literary/aesthetic feud with rival Ernest Hemingway, and the common themes he shares with fellow southerners Welty and Evans."--Jacket
Faulkner and material culture : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2004 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner and the passing of the old agrarian culture / Charles S. Aiken -- The philosophy of furniture, or, Light in August and the material unconscious / Jay Watson -- Dematerializing culture : Faulkner's trash aesthetic / Patricia Yaeger -- Flags in the dust and the material culture of class / Kevin Railey -- "Touch me while you look at her" : stars, fashion, and authorship in today we live / D. Matthew Ramsey -- Order and rebellion : Faulkner's small town and the place of memory / Miles Orvell -- Faulkner, photography, and a regional ethics of form / Katherine R. Henninger -- True and false things : Faulkner and the world of goods / T.J. Jackson Lears
Faulkner's inheritance : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2005 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by Susan V. Donaldson, Lael Gold, Adam Gussow, Martin Kreiswirth, Jay Parini, Noel Polk, Judith L. Sensibar, Jon Smith, and Priscilla Wald. William Faulkner once said that the writer "collects his material all his life from everything he reads, from everything he listens to, everything he sees, and he stores that away in sort of a filing cabinet ... in my case it's not anything near as neat as a filing case; it's more like a junk box." Faulkner tended to be quite casual about his influences. For example, he referred to the South as "not very important to me. I just happ
Violence, the arts, and Willa Cather by Willa Cather international seminar( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Faulkner. glossary and commentary by Joseph R Urgo( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Absalom, Absalom! has long been regarded as one of William Faulkner's most difficult, dense, and multilayered novels. It is, on one level, the story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him." On another level, the book narrates the tragedy that befalls the entire Sutpen family and that tragedy's legacy that continues well into the twentieth century and beyond. The novel's intricate, demanding prose style, and its haunting dramatization of the South's intricate, demanding history make it a masterpiece of twentieth-century American literature." "Reading Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom! offers a close examination and interpretation of the novel. Here difficult words and cultural terms that might prove to be a problem for general readers are explained and keyed to page numbers in the definitive Faulkner text (Library of America and Vintage editions). The authors place Faulkner's novel in its historical context, while also connecting it to his other works."--Jacket
My Ántonia by Willa Cather( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with a pioneer Bohemian girl. A novel set in Nebraska about pioneering Bohemian farmers & of the courageous heroine, Antonia. First published in 1918. In Willa Cather's own estimation, My Antonia, first published in 1918, was "the best thing I've ever done." An enduring paperback bestseller on Houghton Mifflin's literary list, this hauntingly eloquent classic now boasts a new foreword by Kathleen Norris, Cather's soulmate of the plains. Infused with a gracious passion for the land, My Antonia embraces its uncommon subject - the hardscrabble life of the pioneer woman on the prairie - with poetic certitude, rendering a deeply moving portrait of an entire community. Through Jim Burden's endearing, smitten voice, we revisit the remarkable vicissitudes of immigrant life in the Nebraska heartland with all its insistent bonds. Guiding the way are some of literature's most beguiling characters: the Russian brothers plagued by memories of a fateful sleigh ride, Antonia's desperately homesick father and self-indulgent mother, and the coy Lena Lingard. Holding the pastoral society's heart, of course, is the bewitching, free-spirited Antonia Shimerda
Faulkner and his contemporaries : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2002 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawha Conference( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner in America : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1998 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discursos inaugurales : (texto bilingüe) by Estats Units d'Amèrica( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Faulkner : a literature of the life experience by Joseph R Urgo( )

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

Reading Faulkner : Absalom, Absalom! by Joseph R Urgo( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absalom, Absalom! has long been regarded as one of William Faulkner's most difficult, dense, and multilayered novels. It is, on one level, the story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him." On another level, the book narrates the tragedy that befalls the entire Sutpen family and that tragedy's legacy that continues well into the twentieth century and beyond. The novel's intricate, demandin
Faulkner and the ecology of the South by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1952, Faulkner noted the exceptional nature of the South when he characterized it as "the only really authentic region in the United States, because a deep indestructible bond still exists between man and his environment.". The essays collected in Faulkner and the Ecology of the South explore Faulkner's environmental imagination, seeking what Ann Fisher-Wirth calls the "ecological counter-melody" of his texts. "Ecology" was not a term in common use outside the sciences in Faulkner's time. However, the word "environment" seems to have held deep meaning
Faulkner and the Ecology of the South by Joseph R Urgo( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1952, Faulkner noted the exceptional nature of the South when he characterized it as "the only really authentic region in the United States, because a deep indestructible bond still exists between man and his environment." The essays collected in Faulkner and the Ecology of the South explore Faulkner's environmental imagination, seeking what Ann Fisher-Wirth calls the "ecological counter-melody" of his texts. "Ecology" was not a term in common use outside the sciences in Faulkner's time. However, the word "environment" seems to have held deep meaning for Faulkner. Often he repeated his abiding interest in "man in conflict with himself, with his fellow man, or with his time and place, his environment." Eco-criticism has led to a renewed interest among literary scholars for what in this volume Cecelia Tichi calls, "humanness within congeries of habitats and en-vironments." Philip Weinstein draws on Pierre Bourdieu's notion of habitus. Eric Anderson argues that Faulkner's fiction has much to do with ecology in the sense that his work often examines the ways in which human communities interact with the natural world, and François Pitavy sees Faulkner's wilderness as unnatural in the ways it represents reflections of man's longings and frustrations. Throughout these essays, scholars illuminate in fresh ways the precarious ecosystem of Yoknapatawpha County. Joseph R. Urgo, Oxford, Mississippi, is chair of the English department at the University of Mississippi. His books include Faulkner's Apocrypha , Novel Frames: Literature as Guide to Race, Sex, and History in American Cultu re, and In the Age of Distraction , all published by University Press of Mississippi. Ann J. Abadie, Oxford, is associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. She has coedited Faulkner and His Contemporaries , Faulkner and War , Faulkner and Postmodernism , and Faulkner at 100: Retrospect and Prospect , among other Faulkner volumes, all published by University Press of Mississippi
 
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Willa Cather and the American SouthwestFaulkner and the ecology of the South : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2003Faulkner in AmericaIn the age of distractionFaulkner and his contemporariesFaulkner and material culture : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2004Faulkner's inheritance : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2005Violence, the arts, and Willa Cather