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Broer, Lawrence R.

Overview
Works: 18 works in 115 publications in 2 languages and 9,289 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Erotic fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lawrence R Broer
Sanity plea : schizophrenia in the novels of Kurt Vonnegut by Lawrence R Broer( )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 2,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this revised edition of a volume originally published in 1989, Lawrence Broer extends his comprehensive critique of the body of writing by Kurt Vonnegut. Broer offers a broad psychoanalytic study of Vonnegut's works from Player Piano to Hocus Pocus, taking a decisively new approach to the work of one of America's most important, yet often misinterpreted writers. A compelling and original analysis, Sanity Plea, explores how Vonnegut incorporates his personal experiences into an art that is not defeatist, but rather creatively therapeutic and life-
Hemingway and women : female critics and the female voice by Lawrence R Broer( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from fiction to biography, the collection concludes with a group of essays about the real women in Hemingway's life--those who cared for him, competed with him, and, ultimately, helped to shape his art
Vonnegut and Hemingway : writers at war by Lawrence R Broer( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative study of two iconic writers in combative conversation
Hemingway's Spanish tragedy by Lawrence R Broer( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabbit tales : poetry and politics in John Updike's Rabbit novels( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tales of "Rabbit" Angstrom, John Updike has produced one of the most compelling literary tapestries of our time. Updike's Rabbit, the aging high-school basketball star adrift in the century's confusion, is an archetypal American hero, one strikingly real and individual yet emblematic of his class, his country, and his era. Lawrence R. Broer brings together twelve essays by prominent Updike scholars to illuminate the unique achievement of the four Rabbit novels
Sanity Plea : Schizophrenia in the Novels of Kurt Vonnegut (Revised) by Lawrence R Broer( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this revised edition of a volume originally published in 1989, Lawrence Broer extends his comprehensive critique of the body of writing by Kurt Vonnegut. Broer offers a broad psychoanalytic study of Vonnegut's works from Player Piano to Hocus Pocus, taking a decisively new approach to the work of one of America's most important, yet often misinterpreted writers. A compelling and original analysis, Sanity Plea, explores how Vonnegut incorporates his personal experiences into an art that is not defeatist, but rather creatively therapeutic and life-affirming
Dancing fools and weary blues : the great escape of the twenties( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first time; initial sexual experiences in fiction by Lawrence R Broer( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloemlezing. Bevat o.a. fragmenten uit Robert Anderson, Tea and sympathy (p. 49-52), Radclyffe Hall, The well of loneliness (p. 87-97) en E.M. Forster, Maurice (p. 98-102)
Counter currents; an introduction to current fiction by Lawrence R Broer( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of Ernest Hemingway's identification with certain aspects of Spanish thinking on his rendering of character by Lawrence R Broer( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study the author investigated the nature of the influence of certain aspects of Spanish thinking on Ernest Hemingway's treatment of character--especially that of his later heroes. The method of procedure was to examine the Spanish influence on Hemingway in approximately three stages. First the author examined the apparent reasons why Hemingway was so irresistibly drawn to Spain. The hope was that this would illuminate certain aspects of Hemingway's early work as well as of what he had to say after 1932. Secondly, the author discussed the particular nature of those aspects of the Spanish world which appear to have directly influenced Hemingway's art. Thirdly, the author examined the effects "those aspects" had which seemed to bear on Hemingway's rendering of character. While little has been written about Hemingway's personal experiences in Spain, the works themselves attest the extent to which Spanish thinking seems to have penetrated into the origins of Hemingway's art and world view. Consequently, primary sources were the chief means of gaining information. However, many Spanish critics were consulted on the subject of the Spanish character and Spanish thinking, and on this basis conclusions about the Spanish world as it bears on Hemingway's depiction of character were drawn. A convincing case has been made for showing that Hemingway's association and identification with certain Spanish behavioral patterns and with the Spaniard's fatalistic world view led him to alter significantly his depiction of character from 1932 until the end of his career. It was in 1932--in the writing of Death In The Afternoon--that he defined his highest aspirations as man and artist in terms of Spanish attitudes toward life and death. More specifically, the author has shown that whereas the earlier heroes--those least affected by Hemingway's Spanish enthusiasm --evince a sense of vulnerability and helplessness in the face of life's uncertainties, his later heroes, as a result of Spanish tendencies, became distinctly aggressive and rebellious in nature. These later heroes have been shown to bear a close resemblance to the figures of Pedro Romero, Juan Belmonte, Manuel Garcia and Manuel Garcia Maera--Spaniards whom Hemingway apotheosized in previous works. It was shown, furthermore, that the core of Hemingway's identification with Spanish thinking was a sense of rebellion and a code of ethics both primitive and extreme in nature. Hemingway found that the Spaniard's temperament was such that he refused to be classified with the general order of things: he would refuse to be dominated in any way, he would insist on being an exception and to assert his individual worth at every opportunity. The epitome of this spirit, which has been identified as the Spaniard's particularismo, was seen to reside in the bullfighter. The matador, Hemingway found, was not content merely to endure in the face of life's hardships. His strange pride demanded that he face danger and possible death over and over again to assert his individual skill and courage as a killer and as an artist, through his particular art form. It was demonstrated finally that Hemingway was particularly conscious of the dignity and the sense of glory the matador derived from killing quickly and in a way which gave emotional satisfaction. But in tracing the Spanish element in the character of the later heroes, it was demonstrated, also, that at some point in Hemingway's development he apparently began to have reservations about the morality of killing and about the ideal nature of the matador's anarchistic temperament in general. What resulted was the state of mental suffering that we observe in the minds of Hemingway's last four protagonists
The Human Prospect in Freshman English A Winter's Tale by Lawrence R Broer( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a means of arguing the conviction that the teaching of imaginative literature in composition classes may prove an invaluable tool for the survival of human dignity, the following remarks were circulated among English department members. Although the relatively intangible benefits of literature and the subtlety of its processes make it more difficult to teach, what greater service could be rendered the young student than to enlarge his sympathies and understanding of others in this dehumanized age through literature study? Good literature promotes self-awareness and the realization that material possessions are inadequate for satisfying the human spirit--truth and beauty are the humanizing factors. Literature study also stimulates the teaching of composition skills by providing examples of lively, colorful, compassionate, creative writing. Rather than an escape from life, imaginative literature is an escape into life. (JM)
A People Numerous and Armed: Reflections on the Military Struggle for American Independence Revised Edition by John W Shy( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Now it's women's turn : the rescue of Eurydice by Lawrence R Broer( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pattern of revolt; a short and long view of the death of Ernest Hemingway by Lawrence R Broer( )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Theatre symposium : a journal of the southeastern theatre conference, volume ii by Lawrence R Broer( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hemingway and women female critics and the female voice( )

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

Karl Barths Taulfiehre : ein interkonfessionelles Gesprach by Richard Schlüter( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hadley : an engaging person, part II by Lawrence R Broer( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hemingway and women : female critics and the female voiceRabbit tales : poetry and politics in John Updike's Rabbit novelsDancing fools and weary blues : the great escape of the twentiesHemingway and women female critics and the female voice
Alternative Names
Broer, Lawrence R.

Languages
English (111)

German (1)