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Gorra, Michael Edward

Overview
Works: 31 works in 133 publications in 1 language and 8,344 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fables  Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Edward Gorra
After Empire : Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie by Michael Edward Gorra( )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 2,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om Paul Scott's "The Raj quartet", V.S. Naipaul's "In his fathers house", og: Salman Rushdie's: "Midnight's children
The bells in their silence : travels through Germany by Michael Edward Gorra( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Gorra uses Goethe's account of his Italian journey as a model for testing the traveler's response to Germany today, and he subjects the shopping arcades of contemporary German cities to the terms of Benjamin's Arcades project. He reads post-Wende Berlin through the novels of Theodor Fontane, examines the role of figurative language, and enlists W.G. Sebald as a guide to the place of fragments and digressions in travel writing." "Replete with the flaneur's chance discoveries - and rich in the delights of the enduring and the ephemeral, of architecture and flood - The Bells in Their Silence offers that rare traveler's tale of Germany while testing the very limits of the travel narrative as a literary form."--Jacket
Portrait of a novel : Henry James and the making of an American masterpiece by Michael Edward Gorra( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revelatory biography of the American master as told through the lens of his greatest novel
The end of the affair by Graham Greene( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Bendrix is a sardonic and cynical writer who reflects on his affair with Sarah, a married woman, during the bombing of London in 1940
As I lay dying : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by William Faulkner( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1930, As I Lay Dying has long been recognized not only as one of William Faulkner's greatest works, but also as the most accessible of his major novels. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1985 Corrected Text and is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations." "In addition to the text's essays and criticism, a chronology and a selected bibliography are also included."--Jacket
The English novel at mid-century : from the leaning tower by Michael Edward Gorra( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'So far as the young were concerned, ' Orwell wrote of Britain in the years after the Great War, 'the official beliefs were dissolving like sandcastles.' Most critical accounts of that postwar generation have been constrained by having to deal with the myth of the 'thirties.' Michael Gorra's innovation in this exciting study of the postwar generation's major novelists lies in seeing the consequences of that dissolution in formal rather than political terms, arguing that the novelist's difficulty in representing human character in what Wyndham Lewis called a 'shell-shocked' age is itself a sign of that loss of belief. But while most studies of this generation end with the coming of World War 2, Gorra follows these novelists throughout their careers. The result is a book that not only shows how the British novel's increasing consciousness of its own limitations stands as a mirror to the country's loss of power, but also provides memorable portraits of four major twentieth century writers
The sound and the fury : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by William Faulkner( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Faulkner's provocative and enigmatic 1929 novel, The Sound and the Fury, is widely acknowledged as one of the most important English-language novels of the twentieth century. This revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition builds on the strengths of its predecessors while focusing new attention on both the novel's contemporary reception and its rich cultural and historical contexts. The text for the Third Edition is again that of the corrected text scrupulously prepared by Noel Polk, whose textual note precedes the novel. David Minter's annotations, designed to assist readers with obscure words and allusions, have been retained. "Contemporary Reception," new to the Third Edition, considers the broad range of reactions to Faulkner's extraordinary novel on publication. Michael Gorra's headnote sets the stage for assessments by Evelyn Scott, Henry Nash Smith, Clifton P. Fadiman, Dudley Fitts, Richard Hughes, and Edward Crickmay. New materials by Faulkner ("The Writer and His Work") include letters to Malcolm Cowley about The Portable Faulkner and Faulkner's Nobel Prize for Literature address. "Cultural and Historical Contexts" begins with Michael Gorra's insightful headnote, which is followed by seven seminal considerations--five of them new to the Third Edition--of southern history, literature, and memory. Together, these works--by C. Vann Woodward, Richard H. King, Richard Gray, William Alexander Percy, Lillian Smith, William James, and Henri Bergson--provide readers with important contexts for understanding the novel. "Criticism" represents eighty-five years of scholarly engagement with The Sound and the Fury. New to the Third Edition are essays by Eric Sundquist, Noel Polk, Doreen Fowler, Richard Godden, Stacy Burton, and Maria Truchan-Tataryn. A Chronology of Faulkner's life and work is newly included along with an updated Selected Bibliography"--The publisher
The portable Conrad by Joseph Conrad( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great novelist of the sea, a poet of the tropics, a critic of empire and analyst of globalization, a harbinger of the modern spy novel, an unparalleled observer of the moments in which people are stripped of their illusionsJoseph Conrad is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. This revised edition of "The Portable Conrad" features the best known and most enduring of Conrads works, including "The Secret Agent, Heart of Darkness," and "The Nigger of the Narcissus," as well as shorter tales like "Amy Forster" and "The Secret Sharer," a selection of letters, and his observations on the sinking of the Titanic
The portrait of a lady : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Henry James( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aspern papers and other tales by Henry James( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daily Henry James : a year of quotes from the work of the master by Henry James( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange and delightful memento of one of the most lasting literary voices of all time, The Daily Henry James is a little book from a great mind. First published with James’s approval in 1911 as the ultimate token of fandom—a limited edition quote-of-the-day collection titled The Henry James Year Book—this new edition is a gift across time, arriving as we mark the centenary of his death
Doting by Henry Green( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a story of yearning and lusting and aging in which a wife and a brash young woman run hilarious circles around a hapless hardworking civil servant suddenly seized by long-dormant urges
The house of mirth by Edith Wharton( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire of New York society at the turn of the century follows Lily Bart, who is torn between the pressure to marry a wealthy husband and the desire to be true to herself
The Aspern papers and other stories by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unscrupulous critic, determined to get his hands on the private papers of a great poet, finds himself duelling with the grim old lady who was once the poet's mistress and muse. Aspern's lost world of beauty and romance still seems to hand in the glamorous air of Venice, but the price of admission turns out to involve another party, the old woman's unmagical niece. What exactly is Aspern's admirer prepared to pay? In the other stories collected here - 'The Private Life', 'The Middle Years', and 'The Death of the Lion' - the elusive figure of the writer again arouses passions of pursuit and dispute among rival admirers and patrons."--Publisher
The sound and the fury : an authoritative text, backrounds and context, criticism by William Faulkner( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English novel at mid-century : Evelyn Waugh, Henry Green, Anthony Powell, and Graham Greene by Michael Edward Gorra( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banshee( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guide; a novel by R. K Narayan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently released from prison and living in an abandoned temple, Raju is mistaken for a holy man and decides to play the part
Random( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Library of America at thirty : an appreciation by Michael Edward Gorra( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gorra Michael

Gorra Michael 1957-....

Gorra, Michael Edward.

Gorra, Michael Edward 1957-

Michael Gorra académico estadounidense

Michael Gorra académicu estauxunidense

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English (122)