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Moseley, Merritt 1949-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 7,108 library holdings
Genres: Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Merritt Moseley
 
Most widely held works by Merritt Moseley
Understanding Julian Barnes by Merritt Moseley( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating the whole of Barnes's canon, Moseley describes the novelist's admiration for Gustave Flaubert, which is most notably apparent in his fourth novel, Flaubert's Parrot; identifies his technical and thematic concerns; and explores his divided career as a writer of serious novels, published under his own name, and of detective thrillers, published under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh
British novelists since 1960( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains biographical sketches of representative British novelists whose work began to appear roughly around 1960
Understanding Jonathan Coe by Merritt Moseley( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Understanding Jonathan Coe, the first full-length study of the British novelist, Merritt Moseley surveys a writer whose experimental technique has become increasingly well received and critically admired. Coe is the recipient of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Prix Medicis, the Priz du Meilleur Livre Entranger, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prizes for Fiction, and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction. His oeuvre includes eleven novels and three biographies--two of famous Hollywood actors Humphrey Bogart and Jimmy Stewart and one of English modernist novelist B.S. Johnson. Following an introductory overview of Coe's life and career, Moseley examines Coe's complex engagement with popular culture, his experimental technique, his political satire, and his broad-canvased depictions of British society. Though his first three books, An Accidental Woman, A Touch of Love, and The Dwarves of Death, received little notice upon publication, Moseley shows their strengths as literary works and as precursors. In 1994 Coe gained visibility with What a Carve Up!, which has remained his most admired and discussed novel. He has since published a postmodern take on sleep disorders and university students, The House of Sleep; a two-volume roman-fleuve consisting of The Rotters' Club and The Closed Circle; a touching account of a lonely woman's life, The Rain before It Falls; a satiric vision of a misguided life, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim; and a domestic comedy thriller set at the 1958 world's fair in Brussels, Expo '58. Moseley explicates these works and discusses the recurring features of Coe's fiction: political consciousness, a deep artistic concern with the form of fiction, and comedy."--
British novelists since 1960 by Merritt Moseley( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains biographical sketches of representative British novelists whose work began to appear roughly around 1960
British novelists since 1960 by Merritt Moseley( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains biographical sketches of representative British novelists whose work began to appear roughly around 1960
British and Irish novelists since 1960( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on British and Irish novelists discusses the combination of desperation and avant-gardism, bestsellers, masterpieces, competing technologies, hyper fiction, the future of the novel, recent changes in British publishing, and the increase in writings by celebrity authors
Booker Prize novels, 1969-2005 by Merritt Moseley( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Booker Prize, renamed in 2002 to the Man Booker Prize, is the most prestigious literary award given in the United Kingdom and one of the two or three most esteemed such awards in the world and confers literary recognition on novels that reflect and portray the state of culture. Discusses the impact the Booker Prize had on the world of books, the history of the Booker Prize, the rules and judging, and the various controversies that arose over awarding this prize
Understanding Kingsley Amis by Merritt Moseley( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Michael Frayn by Merritt Moseley( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best known for his play Noises Off, Michael Frayn has garnered widespread critical acclaim and a number of literary honors for his work as a journalist, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and translator." "Beginning with Frayn's humorous journalism, which was vital to the "satire boom" of the 1960s, Merritt Moseley assesses the entirety of the writer's literary contributions, including his works of philosophy and autobiography. One of the first scholars to consider Frayn seriously as a novelist, Moseley provides careful readings of his fiction, including The Tin Man, Sweet Dreams, and Headlong. Moseley also explores Frayn's development as a playwright, beginning in 1970 with the critically panned The Two of Us."--Jacket
The academic novel : new and classic essays by Merritt Moseley( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the most illuminating commentary written on the English language academic novel during the last forty years, together with new essays especially commissioned for this volume. As well as general thematic essays, there are discussions of a number of individual novelists: Vladimir Nabokov, Randall Jarrell, Mary McCarthy, Kingsley Amis, Alison Lurie, Robertson Davies, David Lodge, Howard Jacobson. Contributors are: Adam Begley, Ian Carter, Benjamin DeMott, Aida Edemariam, Leslie Fiedler, Philip Hobsbaum, J.P. Kenyon, David Lodge, Merritt Moseley, Dale Salwak, Samuel Schuman, J.A. Sutherland, Glyn Turton, Chris Walsh, Susan Watkins, George Watson
The fiction of Pat Barker by Merritt Moseley( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive introduction and a guide to the essential criticism of Barker's fiction, for the use of students - and any readers - interested in learning more of what critics have written on her novels."--The Introduction
David Lodge : how far can you go? by Merritt Moseley( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academia in fact and fiction by Ludmila Gruszewska-Blaim( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Academia in Fact and Fiction comprises twenty-eight essays on the relationship(s) between the university and the practice of belles lettres. The collection includes studies of the teaching of fiction by university professors; the fit -or misfit- between the creative writer and the academy; the depiction of the university, its staff and atmosphere, in literature, cinema and new media; and the varieties of academic fiction ranging from the ludic and satirical to the tragic. Most of the works addressed in the volume are British or American, modern or contemporary, but the historical range extends to Victorian and Shakespearian works, and the geographical range includes novels and poems from Russia, New Zealand, and Nigeria. Among the genres discussed are, in addition to the "literary novel", plays, detective fiction, fanfiction, utopias, mysteries and alternative history. The contributors are international and cosmopolitan") --
British novelists since 1960( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings, June 7-12, 1991 by Asheville Institute on General Education( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British novelists since 1960( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British novelists since 1960 by Jay L Halio( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British novelists since 1960( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British novelists since 1960( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Merritt Moseley born 1949; VIAF 56691469

Languages
English (132)

German (1)