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Manly, Inc

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Works: 16 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 878 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PS508.N3, 813.5
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Black American literature by Valerie Smith ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of the development of black American literature from the 1890's to the 1930's, examining the achievements of the authors who consolidated the Afro-American literary tradition at the turn of the century, the major poets and novelists of the Harlem Renaissance, and the black women writers who provide a unique, double perspective on racial and sexual oppression in their work
An Introduction to William Faulkner's fiction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Brooks examines the society, culture, geography, and history of the 'little postage stamp of native soil, ' as Faulkner called the region of northern Mississippi that he transformed into the Yoknapatawpha County of his novels. Out of these particular features of his South, Faulkner fashioned a portrait of the four classes of Southern society: the gentry, the yeoman, the poor white, and the Negro. Though divided in life, these classes combine in Faulkner's art to constitute an enduring, universal vision of human nature."--Container
An Introduction to Ernest Hemingway's fiction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Kazin presents an appraisal of Ernest Hemingway's life and career which demonstrates the duality of this inventor of modern American prose. No other American of his time did so much to change our literary language. No other writer, seeking to accomplish the highest art, lived with such restless vigor."--Container
An Introduction to Richard Wright's fiction by Valerie Smith ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Wright, the foremost Black novelist of his time, was both the product and the chief antagonist of the racial injustice of twentieth-century American culture. Valerie Smith describes Wright's childhood experiences of poverty and oppression which he transmuted into art most successfully in his still-powerful and influential first novel, Native Son
An Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald's fiction by Matthew J Bruccoli ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bruccoli presents an overview of Fitzgerald's life, work, and reputation, identifying the chief themes and techniques of Fitzgerald's fiction. The correction of major misconceptions about Fitzgerald's career - that he was a careless writer whose material was trivial - provides a basis for a clear critical appreciation of his literary achievement
Realism and naturalism in American literature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berthoff explains the origins of the idea of realism in the 1850s, discriminates among the varieties of literary realism in fiction from the 1870s to the 1950s, and differentiates between the general literary method of realism and the deterministic concept of naturalism, which he examines in the work of Stephen Crane and Theodore Dreiser
An Introduction to T.S. Eliot's poetry ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Litz traces the stages of Eliot's development as a poet, giving special emphasis to his early years in England and his reconciliation with the American tradition in his poetry of the 1930s. This presentation focuses on Eliot's preparation for writing The Waste Land and on the changes in style and emotion that took place between it and Four Quartets
An Introduction to Robert Frost's poetry by Helen Vendler ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frost's poetry is based on a unique combination of modern themes and traditional literary techniques. Vendler examines this synthesis, illustrating Frost's technical debts to the major poets of the nineteenth century, and exploring his experimental use of conventional poetic forms to frame his characteristically modern, dark vision in his works
The Modern American novel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first half of the twentieth century is the great age of the American novel. Garret provides an overview of American fiction, from 1910 to 1950, identifying more than sixty prominent novelists and commenting on their work. He examines this vast and dynamic literature decade by decade, concluding with a discussion of the regional and ethnic "schools" of novelists that emerge during the period
Understanding John Steinbeck's The Grapes of wrath ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steinbeck, America's great novelist of the downtrodden victims of the Depression era, is most remembered for his proletarian epic, The Grapes of Wrath. Benson clarifies the ideological backgrounds, composition, and literary merits of Steinbeck's masterpiece, demonstrating its still-powerful union of political subject matter and artistic achievement
An Introduction to John Steinbeck's fiction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benson, the biographer of John Steinbeck, provides an informative and detailed discussion of Steinbeck's life, career, and material. Benson describes the formative influences on the ideas and themes that culminate in Steinbeck's masterworks of the 1930s: Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath. Benson's survey concludes with an assessment of the declines in Steinbeck's writing and its critical reception in later years
An Introduction to John Dos Passos's fiction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Dos Passos's literary career illustrates the rise and fall of the twentieth-century radical. Townsend Ludington explores the personal and cultural sources for Dos Passos's literary and political radicalism, which reached fruition in his master works, Manhattan Transfer, and U.S.A. He also describes Dos Passos's decline as a writer, from the 1940s onward, and his concurrent move toward increasing political conservatism
An Introduction to Theodore Dreiser's fiction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreiser was the most influential social realist of modern American fiction. Berthoff surveys Dreiser's achievement in his six most important novels, from Sister Carrie through An American Tragedy, distinguishing between the realist and the naturalist worldviews in the fiction and accounting for the special "problem" of Dreiser's ungainly prose style
An Introduction to Thomas Wolfe's fiction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rubin, in his overview of the life and work of Thomas Wolfe, reveals how Wolfe's personality dominates his art of recreated memory. Wolfe's often stormy relations with his publishers, and the pervasive sense of loss, death, and time passing that permeates his fiction, are revealed as central to his work
An Introduction to Edith Wharton's fiction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wharton was the leading American literary woman from the 1890s to the 1930s, the author of forty-seven books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Her biographer, R.W.B. Lewis, surveys her troubled early life, her hard-won independence, her long and productive literary career, her major works of fiction, and her chief theme: the oppression of the individual by society
Understanding Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kazin presents an appreciation of the first and most lasting of 20th-century American city novels. Dreiser, the pioneer realist from Indiana, caught the external indifference of Chicago and New York while powerfully demonstrating, with a special feeling for his heroine, the city's inner life of sexual passion
 
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