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Horvath, Brooke

Works: 19 works in 60 publications in 2 languages and 3,345 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biographies  Bio-bibliography  Reference works  Poetry  History  Fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS374.S5, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brooke Horvath
George Garrett : the Elizabethan trilogy( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American short-story writers since World War II by Patrick Meanor( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on how the declining market for short-story writers after World War II saw the migration of these writers to universities where they not only continued to write, but established creative writing classes that would in turn inspire and develop new generations of writers of various genres
Pynchon and Mason & Dixon( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finer thread, the tighter weave : essays on the short fiction of Henry James( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 376 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."--Jacket
Understanding Nelson Algren by Brooke Horvath( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Horvath offers on introduction to the life and work of the Chicagoan who wrote about the underclass in the Windy City and beyond, bringing to the fore their humanity and aspirations. He proposes that while it is appropriate to view Algren's work through the lenses of literary naturalism, disenchanted social critique, and (in his later works) postmodernism, Algren's ideological concerns should not eclipse his considerable stylistic achievements, including his lyricism and humor."
A Goyen companion : appreciations of a writer's writer( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Goyen was the author of luminous novels, including Arcadio, The House of Breath, and Half a Look of Cain, as well as short story collections and a collection of poems. This book brings together essays by well-known Goyen scholars, as well as appreciations of his work by fellow writers, including Madison Smartt Bell, James Merrill, Joyce Carol Oates, and W.D. Snodgrass. These complementary pieces provide a substantive introduction to the themes and concerns of
Line drives : 100 contemporary baseball poems( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entrapment and other writings by Nelson Algren( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Nelson Algren sought humanity in the urban wilderness of postwar America, where his powerful voice rose from behind the billboards and down tin-can alleys, from among the marginalized and ignored, the outcasts and scapegoats, the punks and junkies, the whores and down-on-their luck gamblers, the punch-drunk boxers and skid-row drunkies and kids who knew they'd never reach the age of twenty-one: all of them admirable in Algren's eyes for their vitality and no-bullshit forthrightness, their insistence on living and their ability to find a laugh and a dream in the unlikeliest places. In Entrapment and other writings-containing his unfinished novel and previously unpublished or uncollected stories, poems, and essays-Algren speaks to our time as few of his fellow great American writers of the 1940s and '50s do, in part because he hasn't yet been accepted and assimilated into the American literary canon despite that he is held up as a talismanic figure. "You should not read [Algren] if you can't take a punch," Ernest Hemingway declared. "Mr. Algren can hit with both hands and move around and he will kill you if you are not awfully careful."
Consolation at ground zero by Brooke Horvath( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lecture on dust : poems by Brooke Horvath( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooke Horvath is a cosmologist of moments, one who maps the meteor showers in the night ske and also in a child's unguarded eye. Upon his maps, we may read the farewell greeting of all things real and near, imagined and far. --Donald Revell
At times : new and selected poems by Brooke Horvath( )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over thirty years of poems from an American poet in the spirit of Alan Dugan and Nelson Algren's Chicago: City on the Make. "At times . . . I wanted to be a poet." A fittingly sly and humble epigraph for this half- a- lifetime's worth of sly and humble, and also lyrical and joyous, poems. From the first poem in the collection, "The Woman in the Peter Pan Collar," in which the poet examines an old photograph of his mother, searching for clues, to the last, "Rainouts," in which he beseeches the Lord to let his own death take place on the sort of day that strands baseball games mid-inning, leaving "all final decisions happily deferred," Brooke Horvath is always intimate, never rhetorical or bland. This is poetry not just for the sake of poetry, but poetry as a way of life, of engaging with the world. Like the works of Alan Dugan or Galway Kinnell, these are poems of the everyday and, when read slantwise, of what lies beyond. The whole collection, in fact, is imbued with the wily double meaning of the final couplet from "What in the World Were We Thinking Of?"--"It was a day when nothing happened / that we will find worth remembering.""--
Looking back at Elyria : a midwest city at midcentury by Marci Rich( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brimming with postwar optimism and prosperity, mid-twentieth-century Elyria seemed like Camelot and was, indeed, a brief passage on a beloved president's campaign trail. You could visit the bears at Cascade Park and play on the slides. See a movie at the Capitol Theatre and enjoy a cherry Coke at the Paradise, but wait until the party line is free before calling your friends on your rotary telephone to make your plans. Run an errand for Mom at Hales Market and then walk up to the old Reefy mansion to check out a book at the library. Shop for your parents at Merthe's and Harry's Men's Wear, then admire the groovy clothes at New Horizons East. Revisit your Elyria youth with this, your very own time-travel guide. Based on her award-winning articles for the Chronicle-Telegram, author Marci Rich combines journalism, historical research, and memoir to look back at her hometown with love"--Provided by publisher
Modern sports fiction( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An act of courage : selected poems 1965-1998 by Mort Krahling( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Auster( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

of The American Poetry Review by Brooke Horvath( )

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

Comprises 4 items, 5 leaves correspondence plus manuscripts for publication. Oversize galley in folder 5299
Snapshots of China by Brooke Horvath( Book )

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

Edward Sanders( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Furrow : a chapbook anthology( Book )

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

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American short-story writers since World War II
American short-story writers since World War IIPynchon and Mason & DixonThe finer thread, the tighter weave : essays on the short fiction of Henry JamesUnderstanding Nelson AlgrenA Goyen companion : appreciations of a writer's writerLine drives : 100 contemporary baseball poemsEntrapment and other writingsThe lecture on dust : poems
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French (2)