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Lawson, Lewis A.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 8,757 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PS3566.E6912, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Lewis A Lawson
 
Most widely held works by Lewis A Lawson
The added dimension; the art and mind of Flannery O'Connor by Melvin J Friedman( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a miscellaneous collection of critical opinions about the American writer Flannery O'Connor. This collection was conceived more as a representation of many points of view than as a unified approach to Flannery O'Connor's fiction. The editors tried to present a sustained, coherent estimation of Flannery O'Connor's work, from her earliest story, "The Geranium, " through the posthumous volume, Everything That Rises Must Converge. It attempts to travel a middle road and offer an entree to the more specialized studies which follow
A Gorgon's mask : the mother in Thomas Mann's fiction by Lewis A Lawson( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thesis of A Gorgon's Mask: the Mother in Thomas Mann's Fiction depends upon three psychoanalytic concepts: Freud's early work on the relationship between the infant and its mother and on the psychology of artistic creation, Annie Reich's analysis of the grotesque-comic sublimation, and Edmund Bergler's analysis of writer's block. Mann's crisis of sexual anxiety in late adolescence is presented as the defining moment for his entire artistic life. In the throes of that crisis he included a sketch of a female as Gorgon in a book that would not escape his mother's notice. But to defend himself from being overcome by the Gorgon-mother's stare he employed the grotesque-comic sublimation, hiding the mother figure behind fictional characters physically attractive but psychologically repellent, all the while couching his fiction in an ironic tone that evoked humor, however lacking in humor the subtext might be. In this manner he could deny to himself that the mother figure always lurked in his work, and by that denial deny that he was a victim of oral regression. For, as Edmund Bergler argues, the creative writer who acknowledges his oral dependency will inevitably succumb to writer's block."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Still following Percy by Lewis A Lawson( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Still Following Percy, a collection of interrelated essays, Lewis Lawson studies the Percy canon to speculate that an earlier and more fundamental shaping of Walker Percy's character and fictional imagination was his sense of the inadequacy of the relationship which he as an infant had with his mother and of her early death. Lawson argues that the sense of loss led to Percy's tendency to regression, to his need to create his own life narrative in fiction after psychoanalysis had been insufficient as a means of reconstruction, and to his conversion to Roman Catholicism. Lawson interprets Percy's conversion as a statement of the possibility of reconciliation through the transcendent truth
Conversations with Walker Percy by Walker Percy( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 27 conversations recorded here span the years between 1961 and 1984,and range from one-page newspaper profiles to full-length interviews in journals. Presented unabridged in order of publication, they reveal Percy's philosophical, sociological, and religious underpinnings, and the influence of Kierkegaard, Sartre and Marcel, and present forthright statements about his hopes and abhorrences. Topics covered include: Percy's conversion to Catholicism; his bout with TB; his concern with man's predicament in the modern world; Thomas Merton; and his works. The interviews bring us an added dimension of his religious and intellectual background, and create a portrait of a genteel and kindly human, profound in his thought and unpretentious in his actions, and imbued with a strong moral vision. ISBN 0-87805-252-6 (pbk.) : $9.95
Another generation : southern fiction since World War II by Lewis A Lawson( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following Percy : essays on Walker Percy's work by Lewis A Lawson( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaard's presence in contemporary American life : essays from various disciplines by Lewis A Lawson( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More conversations with Walker Percy by Walker Percy( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of interviews supplements Conversations with Walker Percy and occasions an additional two dozen pleasurable encounters with Percy. Primarily from the last ten years of Percy's life, they show how his presence was stimulating thought in much of humanistic America, in literature, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy, and in cultural life in general. Although this acclaimed author of The Moviegoer, Lancelot, and Love in the Ruins never overcame his shyness with interviewers, he continued to grant interviews as long as his health permitted. This act of openness illustrates his humility before his ideas and his desire to help others understand them. Although the questions he was asked almost invariably became predictable, he always managed to add an anecdote, an illustration, a topical reference, that would breathe new life into the responses he was making. The interviews in this collection show him at the height when he knew that his illness would not allow him to write any more books, and that the only way to restate his ideas and offer a valediction to the large audience to whom he had always been kind, patient, and appreciative was to speak out. Percy despised the posture of many modern self-proclaimed intellectuals who delight in cloaking ideas in jargon and abstraction. He always tried to express himself clearly and as free of reservations as possible. These interviews reflect that clarity. With this book readers will welcome yet more close encounters with him
Walker Percy's feminine characters by Elżbieta H Oleksy( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wheeler's last raid by Lewis A Lawson( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rogue's life : R. Clay Crawford, prison escapee, Union Army officer, pretend millionaire, phony physician and the most respected man in Macon, Georgia by Lewis A Lawson( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reveals the life of R. Clay Crawford, his dreams, his schemes, his successes and his failures, as he launched himself into many of the most turbulent episodes of 19th century United States history. This book reveals the influences on his behavior inherited from his father and his grandfathers"--
The grotesque in recent Southern fiction by Lewis A Lawson( )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ANOTHER GENERATION : SOUTHERN FICTION SINCE WORLD WAR II ; (ESSAYS ON WALKER PERCY, FLANNERY O'CONNOR, RICHARD WRIGHT, HARRIETTE ARNOW, MITCHELL F. JAYNE, AND WILLIAM STYRON) by Lewis A Lawson( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Gogon's mask : the mother in Thomas Mann's fiction by Lewis A Lawson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogue's Life R. Clay Crawford, Prison Escapee, Union Army Officer, Pretend Millionaire, Phony Physician and the Most Respected Man in Macon, Georgia by Lewis A Lawson( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Gorgon's mask by Lewis A Lawson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grotesque-comic in the Snopes trilogy by Lewis A Lawson( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Psyche's Descent into the Underworld: The Transcending Pattern in Myth and Literature( )

1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The myth of Cupid and Psyche first appears in the Latin novel of Apuleius entitled the Metamorphoses or Golden Ass. Its wide influence may be due, in part, to the archetypal significance and power of the myth, especially of its central event, Psyche's katabasis or descent into the underworld. Apuleius can be credited with creating both the tale and the unique novel that frames it, as well as explicitly connecting the two parts into one carefully integrated whole. Chapters I through IV of this study examine Apuleius' synthesis of his philosophical, literary, and folk-tale sources into one novel with this Neoplatonic myth at its core. The myth is seen to function as the keystone and symbolic heart of the work. Psyche's descent into the underworld, her subsequent reunion with her divine husband, her apotheosis, and the birth of her daughter Bliss set the pattern for the spiritual quest of Lucius, the novel's hero. Parallel to Psyche's descent and return are Lucius' seaside vision of the goddess Isis and his subsequent spiritual rebirth. Parallel to Psyche's elevation to Mt. Olympus and attainment of immortal status are Lucius' initiations into the Isiac mysteries with their promise of long life and eternal bliss in the Elysian Fields. Psyche's katabasis is clearly a metaphor for the soul's descent inwards to a source of power that confers knowledge and immortality. The wide influence of the Psyche myth throughout Western literature may thus be due to its most universal spiritual meaning. The second part of this study begins with an analysis of the spiritual descent and rebirth pattern in myth, ritual, and psychology. Based on psychophysiological research on the Transcendental Meditation technique a model of a "transcending" pattern is proposed for understanding these events as they occur in imaginative literature. The transcending model contains three stages: 1) a naturally increasing quiescence of mind and physiology, which is expressed metaphorically as a dive or des
Art and mind of Flannery O'Connor( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Follow-up study of students who took English fundamentals, fall quarter, 1956, to determine their academic achievement by Lewis A Lawson( )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Conversations with Walker Percy
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Still following PercyConversations with Walker PercyFollowing Percy : essays on Walker Percy's workMore conversations with Walker PercyA rogue's life : R. Clay Crawford, prison escapee, Union Army officer, pretend millionaire, phony physician and the most respected man in Macon, Georgia
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