WorldCat Identities

Dewey, Joseph 1957-

Works: 9 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 2,832 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3554.E4425, 813.5409353
Publication Timeline
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 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond grief and nothing : a reading of Don DeLillo by Joseph Dewey( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 420 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."--BOOK JACKET
UnderWords : perspectives on Don DeLillo's Underworld ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The finer thread, the tighter weave : essays on the short fiction of Henry James ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 368 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."--BOOK JACKET
Understanding Richard Powers by Joseph Dewey( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Understanding Richard Powers presents an introduction to one of the most important and admired writers to emerge in the post-Pynchon era of American literature. Joseph Dewey guides readers through Powers's combination of lexical virtuosity and structural daring - typical of the postmodernists - and the novelist's concern with the profound and humane dilemmas surrounding love and death characteristic of the late-twentieth-century realists
The catcher in the rye, by J.D. Salinger ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novels from Reagan's America : a new realism by Joseph Dewey( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 267 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
The finer thread, the tighter weave : new essays on the short fiction of Henry James ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dewey, Joseph
English (41)