Most widely held works by Donald Pizer
Novels and essays by Frank Norris ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 2,207 libraries worldwide
In his brief career -- he died at 32 -- Frank Norris introduced fresh and sometimes shocking elements into American fiction. Inspired by the naturalistic "new novel" developed in France by Zola and Flaubert, he adapted it to American settings, adding his own taste for exciting action and a fascination with the emerging sciences of economics and psychology. Vandover and the brute, set in a vividly described San Francisco, captures with harsh realism the dissipation and decline of a fashionable playboy into virtual bestiality. McTeague (source for Erich von Stroheim's classic film Greed) was a radical departure for its time in its frank treatment of sex, domestic violence and pathological obsession, revealing the dark underside of San Francisco's new middle class. The octopus depicts the epic struggle of strong, ruthless California ranchers with the railroad monopoly and its political machine. Twenty-two essays address theories of literature, the state of American fiction, and the social responsibilities of the artist. The New York Times said, "An opportunity to read, or re-read, in an authentic new edition, the work of one of the trailblazers in American literature.
Realism and naturalism in nineteenth-century American literature by Donald Pizer ( Book )
27 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 2,116 libraries worldwide
Documents of American realism and naturalism ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,601 libraries worldwide
The red badge of courage : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Stephen Crane ( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,361 libraries worldwide
Crane's classic novel of Henry Fleming's coming of age in the midst of battle is accompanied by interpretive commentaries.
Twentieth-century American literary naturalism : an interpretation by Donald Pizer ( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
Pizer explores six novels to define naturalism and explain its tenacious hold throughout the twentieth century on the American creative imagination.
American realists and naturalists ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Contains biographical sketches of American writers associated with the literary movements known as realism and naturalism between the close of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I.
The novels of Theodore Dreiser : a critical study by Donald Pizer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 1,146 libraries worldwide
McTeague : a story of San Francisco : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Frank Norris ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
The novels of Frank Norris by Donald Pizer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
New essays on Sister Carrie ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Themes and directions in American literature; essays in honor of Leon Howard ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 853 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Literary criticism of Frank Norris by Frank Norris ( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
All of Norris' significant critical writings, including his articles for the "San Francisco Wave", 1896-1897 and selections from a "Chicago American" column.
Sister Carrie : an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
29 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Story of Carrie Meeber, an 18-year-old country girl who moves to Chicago and then to New York. She starts out poor and living with her sister but eventually becomes a successful Broadway star.
The theory and practice of American literary naturalism : selected essays and reviews by Donald Pizer ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Dos Passos' U.S.A. : a critical study by Donald Pizer ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge companion to American realism and naturalism ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
American expatriate writing and the Paris moment : modernism and place by Donald Pizer ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Montparnasse and its cafe life, the shabby working-class area of the place de la Contrescarpe and the Pantheon, the small restaurants and cafes along the Seine, and the Right Bank world of the well-to-do...for American writers self-exiled to Paris during the 1920s and 1930s, the French capital represented what their homeland could not a milieu that through the freedom of thought and action it permitted and the richness of life it offered, nurtured the full expression of the creative imagination. How these expatriates interpreted and gave modernist shape to the myth of "the Paris moment" in their writing is the altogether fresh focus of Donald Pizer's study of seven of their major works.
Hamlin Garland's early work and career by Donald Pizer ( Book )
15 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
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