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Drew, Bettina 1956-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 55 publications in 3 languages and 2,190 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Short stories  Documentary films  History  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Redactor, Editor
Classifications: PS3501.L4625, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Bettina Drew
 
Most widely held works by Bettina Drew
Nelson Algren : a life on the wild side by Bettina Drew( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ernest Hemingway predicted that he would 'rank among our best American novelists.' Malcolm Cowley hailed him as Carl Sandburg's successor, dubbing him 'the poet of the Chicago slums.' In A 1950 his classic novel The Man with the Golden Arm earned him the first National Book Award; in 1974 he received the Award of Merit for the Novel from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--an honor previously bestowed on only Nabokov, Mann, Huxley, Dreiser, Hemingway, and O'Hara. And the French feminist Simone de Beauvoir pledged her eternal love in a transatlantic affair that was one of the century's most romantic and passionate. Yet until now, Nelson Algren, the Chicago-born author of five novels, several short-story collections and travelogues, and countless essays and poems, has never been the subject of a biography. He was a man whose life was marked by compulsive gambling, disastrous marriages, and incredible extremes--from Sartre's Paris coterie to a Texas jail cell, from Hollywood parties to skid-row soup kitchens, from literary celebration to public censorship. Playing out his youthful ambition to become 'the American Gorky, ' Algren made himself a voice for the lost and despised--addict, prostitute, murderer, prisoner--portraying, with poetry and compassion, the dark underside of the American dream. A Depression radical who rode the rails as a hobo and stole a typewriter to finish his first novel, a member of left-wing literary circles with James T. Farrell and Richard Wright, he was blackballed by the Chicago Public Library, hounded by the FBI, and exploited by Otto Preminger. Still, Algren remained a hilarious raconteur, and whether as wartime correspondent in Saigon or investigative reporter of the controversial murder charge against boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, he was willful, uncompromising, original--and he managed to produce an impressive body of fiction, a lasting legacy in the deeply American tradition of such writers as Dreiser, Anderson, and Twain. Calling upon scores of interviews and hundreds of pages of manuscripts and correspondence, including the love letters of Simone de Beauvoir, Bettina Drew's vivid narrative captures the essence of a complex nonconformist whose tremendous talent lives on through his writing. It is a walk on the wild side, with a man who knew it as no other."--Jacket
The Texas stories of Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories on the author's hobo days in Texas where he searched for work during the 1930s depression and was jailed for stealing. In one story he writes, "God help you if you run and God help you if you fight; God help you if you're broke and God help you if you're black."
Crossing the expendable landscape by Bettina Drew( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noted essayist Bettina Drew takes the reader on an in-depth exploration of several American cities-- Stamford, Hilton Head, Las Vegas, Dallas, Celebration-- to examine the consequences of built environments that fail to reflect regional, historic, aesthetic, and social values. Drew talks to the everyday people who live in these cities, along with the urban planners and developers who created them, about the cultural impact of big-business-inspired living. She concludes with an overview of the ways in which some architects and planners are now working to humanize American landscape development. Always searching for the impact of physical environment on human happiness, Drew focuses on what has gone so wrong with mass architecture and reflects on the possibilities for built environments in the future"--Back cover
The Texas stories of Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories on the author's hobo days in Texas where he searched for work during the 1930s depression and was jailed for stealing. In one story he writes, "God help you if you run and God help you if you fight; God help you if you're broke and God help you if you're black."
John Edgar Hoover and the great American inquisitions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a critical overview of the career of J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI for over forty years. Argues that Hoover used the FBI to further personal motives and engaged the organization in actions that were unconstitutional
Master Andrew Jackson : Indian removal and the culture of slavery by Bettina Drew( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson Algren archive of Bettina Drew by Bettina Drew( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection was compiled by Bettina Drew for her biography Nelson Algren: a life on the wild side published by Putnam in 1989. It consists of drafts, notes, galleys, correspondence, clippings, photographs, audiotapes of interviews, and other archival material
The basement geraniums : collected poems by Bettina Drew( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Midwestern Landscapes by Bettina Drew( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(dlps) article: act2080.0032.003:21
Midwestern Landscapes by Bettina Drew( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

University of Michigan
The Texas stories of Nelson Algren by Nelson Algren( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written over the course of four decades, this collection of 12 stories centers around Depression-era Texas. Characterized by small-town strife, political corruption and frontier-style justice, each tale is a testament to the struggles of the working poor. Also among the stories is a retelling of the myth of Bonnie and Clyde
Lily Harmon papers by Lily Harmon( )

in Multiple languages and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primarily research files and notes, subject files, interview tapes and transcripts, correspondence, writings, and other materials compiled by Harmon for a never-published biography of art dealer J.B. Neumann, titled The Art Lover. Found are photocopies of J.B. Neuman's correspondence with Karl Nierendorf, Clifford Odets, Elsa Schmid, and Alfred Stieglitz; photocopies and other materials from the J.B. Neumann Collection at the University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Center, including photocopies of the magazine published by Neumann titled Art Lover Library, 1930-1957 (volume 1, 1930 is original bound volume), copyprints and photocopies of photographs of Neumann, his family, and of other subjects; interview transcripts and audio tapes with numerous artists conducted in the mid-1980s; research notes and files; and subject files on numerous artists (all photocopies)
 
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