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Dewey, Joseph 1957-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 3,162 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Joseph Dewey
 
Most widely held works by Joseph Dewey
In a dark time : the apocalyptic temper in the American novel of the nuclear age by Joseph Dewey( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond grief and nothing : a reading of Don DeLillo by Joseph Dewey( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dewey finds DeLillo's concerns to be organized around three rubrics that mark the writer's own creative evolution: the love of the street, the embrace of the word, and the celebration of the soul." "Written to present an open and helpful reading of this demanding literary figure, Beyond Grief and Nothing traces DeLillo's achievement in a careful chronology of artistic progression. By grounding his reading in the texts themselves (novels, plays, and many of the short stories), Dewey develops an insightful arc, a thematic trajectory that takes understanding of DeLillo into significant new directions and offers a compelling and satisfying introduction to his long literary career."--Jacket
The catcher in the rye, by J.D. Salinger( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume argues that, with the death of Salinger, we are at a threshold moment in our long obsession with Holden and its eccentric author, a chance to re-approach The Catcher in the Rye. We can approach the book now as readers. As it turns out, there is more to Holden Caulfield than, well, Holden. And there is more to Catcher in the Rye than Sonny Salinger. Liberated from the need to identify with (or the zeal to condemn) Holden Caulfield, liberated from the dark charisma of its troubled hermit-author, we can at last confront a novel whose argument, as it turns out, we have only begun to measure. This volume gathers essays?now-classic investigations into the novel as well as new perspectives?that collectively offer the opportunity to begin such a re-introduction. There are, of course, essays that detail the emotional impact of first hearing Holden's voice. In these poignant essays, readers set aside the pedagogical imperative and attempt to understand the human ties they felt with Holden. These essayists remind readers today that once upon a time novels, and the characters in them, had the deeply personal impact that are now routinely associated with films, music, and television. However beyond such intimacy, the private identification with a book and a charismatic main character, Catcher speaks to a much broader community. -- Publisher's website
UnderWords : perspectives on Don DeLillo's Underworld( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finer thread, the tighter weave : essays on the short fiction of Henry James( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume focuses on issues raised by James's short fiction by treating a significant number of less-scrutinized works and by taking new routes into some of the more familiar tales. These new paths into what James termed his "brevities" challenge set assumptions about these texts and provide the reader/researcher of James with insights into valuable new directions for study." "The authors of the seventeen essays in this volume invite a number of angles and offer the challenge of multiple approaches. They take provocative stands and dare us to reencounter James, to rethink what James might have been up to." "For all their diversity, the authors trace a common thread throughout the Jamesian short fiction: how to handle the anxiety of uncertainty, the subversive thrust of (mis)perception, our environment's right and necessary indecipherability, James's patient revelations that revelation itself is a deception, a surpriser, and a risk."--Jacket
Understanding Richard Powers by Joseph Dewey( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dewey contends that while Powers's novels investigate the most pressing issues of the new millennium, the novelist is most deeply interested in the same thematic argument that consumed Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickinson - the problem of the self, the deep and unshakable loneliness that has always been at the heart of the American literary imagination."--Jacket
Novels from Reagan's America : a new realism by Joseph Dewey( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetical meditations, being the improvement of some vacant hours by Roger Wolcott( Book )

7 editions published in 1725 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The review of contemporary fiction : Rick Moody, Ann Quin, Silas Flannery( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Michael Chabon by Joseph Dewey( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon has emerged as one of the most daring writers of American fiction in the post-Pynchon era. Joseph Dewey examines how Chabon's narratives have sought to bring together the defining elements of the two principal expressions of the American narrative that his generation inherited: the formal extravagances of postmodernism and the compelling storytelling of psychological realism. --Provided by publisher
Graphic novel and the post coldwar american narrative by Joseph Dewey( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The catcher in the rye, by J.D. Salinger( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by Higley family( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence, notes, deeds, poems, and other papers, of Brewster Higley, Jr., Esther Ann Higley, Samuel Higley, and other family members. Includes ms. notes relating to family members serving in the Revolutionary War; petition by Samuel Higley, of Simsbury and Joseph Dewey, of Hebron, Conn., to the Connecticut General Assembly for permission to engage in the business of manufacturing steel; genealogical materials on the descendants of Brewster Higley, Sr.; and compass owned originally by Capt. John Higley
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger (Critical Insights) by Joseph Dewey( Book )

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

Physical and metaphysical works : including his dignity and advancement of learning in nine books ; and his Novum Organum : precepts for the interpretation of nature by Francis Bacon( Book )

1 edition published in 1853 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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In a dark time : the apocalyptic temper in the American novel of the nuclear age
Alternative Names
Dewey, Joseph

Languages
English (68)

Covers
Beyond grief and nothing : a reading of Don DeLilloThe catcher in the rye, by J.D. SalingerUnderWords : perspectives on Don DeLillo's UnderworldThe finer thread, the tighter weave : essays on the short fiction of Henry JamesUnderstanding Richard PowersNovels from Reagan's America : a new realismThe catcher in the rye, by J.D. Salinger