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Teachout, Terry

Overview
Works: 64 works in 174 publications in 3 languages and 8,770 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Fiction)  Drama  Vocal scores 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Librettist, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: ML419.A75, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Terry Teachout
 
Most widely held works by Terry Teachout
Pops : a life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. Offstage he was witty, introspective and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with an explosive temper whose larger-than-life personality was tougher and more sharp-edged than his worshipping fans ever knew. Wall Street Journal arts columnist Terry Teachout has drawn on new sources unavailable to previous biographers, including hundreds of private recordings of backstage and after-hours conversations, to craft a sweeping new narrative biography of this towering figure that shares, for the first time, full, accurate versions of such storied events as Armstrong's quarrel with President Eisenhower and his decision to break up his big band.--From publisher description
Duke : a life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Quechua and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the public and private lives of the eminent jazz artist covers his slave heritage, the musical talent that inspired some 1,700 compositions, and his relationships with numerous lovers
The skeptic : a life of H.L. Mencken by Terry Teachout( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the outspoken American writer and critic traces his early days as a cub reporter to his tenure as founding editor of The American Mercury, citing his controversial views on religion, art, love, and politicians
All in the dances : a brief life of George Balanchine by Terry Teachout( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the late ballet magnate's Russian heritage, love for American culture, four marriages, and ongoing legacy that has caused his works to be danced by prestigious companies continuously since 1948
A second Mencken chrestomathy by H. L Mencken( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Wonderful Sequel to the best-selling A Mencken Chrestomathy of nearly half a century ago is full of the iconoclastic common sense that marked H.L. Mencken's astonishing career as the premier American social critic of the twentieth century. Gathered by Mencken himself before he died in 1956, this second chrestomathy ("a collection of selected literary passages," with the accent on the tom) contains writings about a variety of subjects - politics, war, music, literature, men and women, lawyers, brethren of the cloth. Some of his essays have beguiling titles - "Notes for an Honest Autobiography," "The Commonwealth of Morons," "Le Vice Anglais," "Acres of Babble," "Hooch for the Artist." All of them are a pleasure to read, and we are reminded that what Mencken wrote in the early years of this century remains applicable to a very different America
The dud avocado by Elaine Dundy( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy's Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking. Charming, sexy, and hilarious, The Dud Avocado gained instant cult status when it was first published and it remains a timeless portrait of a woman hell-bent on living
Last dance( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the genesis of A selection, a dance work created in collaboration by Pilobolus Dance Theatre and Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks of the Night Kitchen Theater. Beginning with the first rehearsals for the work, the film explores the complex and occasionally troubled interaction between the dance company, known for its innovative collaborative approach to choreography, and Sendak, an eminent author and illustrator. Archival footage from Nazi Germany depicts the inspiration for the work, a dance of death evoking the evils of the Jewish Holocaust. The film follows A selection from its presentation as a work-in-progress at Purchase College's Performing Arts Center to its world premiere at the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C., and its New York premiere at the Joyce Theater. A sequence of performance excerpts from the work conclude the film
A Terry Teachout reader by Terry Teachout( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Terry Teachout turns his sharp eye to every corner of the arts world - music, dance, literature, theater, film, TV, and the visual arts. This collection gathers the best of Teachout's writings from the past fifteen years. In each essay he offers lucid and balanced judgments that invariably illuminate, sometimes infuriate, and always spark a response - the mark of a critic whose thoughts, however controversial, cannot be ignored."--BOOK JACKET
Beyond the boom : new voices on American life, culture, and politics( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on post-Vietnam baby boomers by Richard Brookhiser, Walter Olson, George Sim Johnston, Susan Vigilante, Maggie Gallagher, Richard Vigilante, Roger Kimball, Donna Rifkind, Andrew Ferguson, Bruce Bawer, John Podhoretz, Dana Mack, Lisa Schiffren, David Brooks, Terry Teachout
Ghosts on the roof : selected journalism of Whittaker Chambers, 1931-1959 by Whittaker Chambers( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whittaker Chambers is one of the most controversial figures in modern American history a former Communist spy who left the party, testified against Alger Hiss before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and wrote a classic autobiography, Witness. Dismissed by some as a crank, reviled by others as a traitor, Chambers still looms as a Dostoevskian figure over three decades after his death in 1961. A man of profound pessimism, rare vision, and remarkable literary talents, his continuing importance was attested to when Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded him the Medal of Freedom in 1984. Ghosts on the Roof, originally published in 1989, brings together more than fifty short stories, essays, articles, and reviews that originally appeared in Time, Life, National Review, Commonweal, The American Mercury, and the New Masses. Included are essays on Karl Marx, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, George Santayana, Dame Rebecca West, Ayn Rand, and Greta Garbo. These show Chambers at his best, as a peerless historian of ideas."--Provided by publisher
Flashfire by Richard Stark( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parker's in West Palm Beach, competing with a crew that has an unhealthy love of explosions. When things go sour, Parker finds himself shot and trapped--and forced to rely on a civilian to survive
Making it by Norman Podhoretz( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Podhoretz, the son of Jewish immigrants, grew up in the tough Brownsville section of Brooklyn, attended Columbia on a scholarship, and later received degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary and Cambridge University. Making It is his blistering account of fighting his way out of Brooklyn and into, then out of, the Ivory Tower, of his military service, and finally of his induction into the ranks of what he calls The Family, the small group of left-wing and largely Jewish critics and writers whose opinions came to dominate and increasingly politicize the American literary scene in the fifties and sixties. It is a Balzacian story of raw talent and relentless and ruthless ambition. It is also a closely observed and in many ways still pertinent analysis of the tense and more than a little duplicitous relationship that exists in America between intellect and imagination, money, social status, and power. The Family responded to Podhoretz's book with outrage, and Podhoretz soon turned no less angrily on them, becoming the fierce neoconservative he remains to this day. Fifty years after its first publication, this controversial and legendary book remains a riveting autobiography, a book that can be painfully revealing about the complex convictions and needs of a complicated man as well as a fascinating and essential document of mid-century American cultural life
Flashfire by Richard Stark( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After throwing a firebomb to distract from a bank robbery, Parker "is rampaging through the American South, taking on a new identity as he goes, planning his own assault on his former parters' next target, a spectacular jewelry heist in Palm Beach"--Jacket
Satchmo at the Waldorf by Terry Teachout( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-man, three-character play in which the same actor portrays Louis Armstrong, the greatest of all jazz trumpeters; Joe Glaser, his white manager; and Miles Davis, who admired Armstrong's playing but disliked his onstage manner. It takes place in 1971 in a dressing room backstage at the Empire Room of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where Armstrong performed in public for the last time four months before his death. Reminiscing into a tape recorder about his life and work, Armstrong seeks to come to terms with his longstanding relationship with Glaser, whom he once loved like a father but now believes to have betrayed him. In alternating scenes, Glaser defends his controversial decision to promote Armstrong's career (with the help of the Chicago mob) by encouraging him to simplify his musical style, while Davis attacks Armstrong for pandering to white audiences
Ghosts on the roof : selected essays by Whittaker Chambers( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whittaker Chambers is one of the most controversial figures in modern American history a former Communist spy who left the party, testified against Alger Hiss before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and wrote a classic autobiography, Witness. Dismissed by some as a crank, reviled by others as a traitor, Chambers still looms as a Dostoevskian figure over three decades after his death in 1961. A man of profound pessimism, rare vision, and remarkable literary talents, his continuing importance was attested to when Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded him the Medal of Freedom in 1984. Ghosts on the Roof, originally published in 1989, brings together more than fifty short stories, essays, articles, and reviews that originally appeared in Time, Life, National Review, Commonweal, The American Mercury, and the New Masses. Included are essays on Karl Marx, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, George Santayana, Dame Rebecca West, Ayn Rand, and Greta Garbo. These show Chambers at his best, as a peerless historian of ideas
Pops : the wonderful world of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern music culture. He knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts, wrote the finest of all jazz autobiographies - without a collaborator - and created collages that have been compared to the art of Romare Bearden. The ranks of his admirers included Johnny Cash, Jackson Pollock and Orson Welles. Offstage he was witty, introspective and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with an explosive temper whose larger-than-life personality was tougher and more sharp-edged than his worshipping fans ever knew. Wall Street Journal arts columnist Terry Teachout has drawn on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous Armstrong biographers, including hundreds of private recordings of backstage and after-hours conversations that Armstrong made throughout the second half of his life, to craft a sweeping biography of the towering figure whom Philip Larkin called 'an artist of Flaubertian purity ... more important than Picasso.'"--Publisher's description
Duke : the life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington was arguably the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century - and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand. His music, too, was powerful and entirely original. Andre Previn compared him to Stravinsky and Prokofiev, Percy Grainger to Bach and Delius. But in fact he was very much his own man. The grandson of a slave, Ellington dropped out of high school to become a musical showman of incomparable suavity, as comfortable in Carnegie Hall as in the nightclubs where he honed his famous style. When he raised his fingers, the music that blazed out had its own unique richness and range. He wrote hundreds of compositions, many of which remain beloved standards, and sought inspiration in an endless string of transient lovers, concealing himself behind a smiling mask of flowery language and ironic charm. In this revealing biography, Terry Teachout skillfully peels away the countless layers of Ellington's evasion to tell the unvarnished truth about a creative genius and musical pioneer
The letter : an opera in eight scenes by Paul Moravec( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King's man : an opera in one act by Paul Moravec( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The skeptic : the life of H.L. Mencken by Terry Teachout( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Pops : a life of Louis Armstrong
Covers
The skeptic : a life of H.L. MenckenAll in the dances : a brief life of George BalanchineA second Mencken chrestomathyThe dud avocadoA Terry Teachout readerGhosts on the roof : selected journalism of Whittaker Chambers, 1931-1959FlashfireGhosts on the roof : selected essays
Alternative Names
Terry Teachout American writer

Terry Teachout Amerikaans librettist

Terry Teachout escriptor estatunidenc

Terry Teachout escritor estadounidense

Languages
English (118)

Spanish (2)

Quechua (1)