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Pizer, Donald

Overview
Works: 123 works in 702 publications in 1 language and 37,200 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  War fiction  Juvenile works  War stories  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Other, ed, Commentator
Classifications: PS1449.C85, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald Pizer
Novels and essays by Frank Norris( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 2,204 WorldCat member 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 )

40 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red badge of courage : an episode of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crane's classic novel of Henry Fleming's coming of age in the midst of battle is accompanied by interpretive commentaries
McTeague : a story of San Francisco : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Frank Norris( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the text of the first edition of McTeague and background and sources and criticism of the book
The novels of Theodore Dreiser : a critical study by Donald Pizer( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Novels of Theodore Dreiser was first published in 1976. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Relying heavily on the manuscripts and letters in the Dreiser Collection of the University of Pennsylvania Library, Professor Pizer seeks to establish the facts of the sources and composition of each of Dreiser's eight novels and to study the themes and form of the completed works. In this study he relates what can be discovered about the factual reality of a novel to its imaginative reality. His interpretation of the novels avoids the suggestion that there is a single overriding theme or direction in Dreiser's work and emphasizes that Dreiser deserves examination primarily on the basis of the individuality and worth of each of his novels. A separate chapter is devoted to each of the novels: Sister Carrie, Jennie Gerhardt, The "Genius," The Financier, The Titan, An American Tragedy, The Bulwark, and The Stoic
Twentieth-century American literary naturalism : an interpretation by Donald Pizer( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member 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 Cambridge companion to American realism and naturalism by Donald Pizer( Book )

49 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Companion examines a number of issues related to the terms realism and naturalism, which have long served to designate major late nineteenth-century American fiction
The novels of Frank Norris by Donald Pizer( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume Donal Pizer undertakes to interpret fully, for the first time, the nature and quality of each of Frank Norris' novels."--Inside jacket
New essays on Sister Carrie by ANON( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on "Sister Carrie", each of which examines an area of interest in the novel. Topics include the impact of Dreiser's life on the creation of Carrie and Hurstwood, the relationship of Carrie and the theatre, and Dreiser's naturalism and his narrative technique
Sister Carrie; an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism by Theodore Dreiser( Book )

43 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member 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
Themes and directions in American literature; essays in honor of Leon Howard by Ray B Browne( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Theodore Dreiser by Donald Pizer( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary criticism of Frank Norris by Frank Norris( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member 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
Dos Passos' U.S.A. : a critical study by Donald Pizer( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new study Donald Pizer analyzes the genesis and the nature of this twentieth-century American masterpiece. He first provides an introduction to Dos Passos' critical view of American life and his experimental fictional techniques by selecting three works from the great body of Dos Passos' writing before U.S.A. The remainder of the book is devoted to U.S.A. - from Dos Passos' planning and composition of the trilogy and his concept of it as a whole to the function of its four modes and the nature of the modal interrelatedness that constitutes the completed work of fiction. This study as a whole demonstrates the complexity and richness of U.S.A. as a modernistic epic American novel. --from inside cover
Documents of American realism and naturalism by Donald Pizer( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Pizer presents the major critical discussions of American realism and naturalism from the beginnings of the movement in the 1870s to the present. He includes the most often cited discussions ranging from William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Frank Norris in the late nineteenth century to those by V.L. Parrington. Malcolm Cowley, and Lionel Trilling in the early twentieth century. To provide the full context for the effort to interpret the nature and significance of realism and naturalism during the periods when the movements were live issues on the critical scene, however, he also includes many uncollected essays. His selections since World War II reflect the major recent tendencies in academic criticism of the movements
American expatriate writing and the Paris moment : modernism and place by Donald Pizer( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through careful readings of the texts, Pizer identifies both the common threads in the expatriates' response to the Paris moment and the distinctive expression each work gives to their shared experience. Most important, he addresses the neglected question of how the portrayal of the Paris scene helps shape a specific work's themes and form. He traces such experimental devices as fragmented or cubistic narrative forms, the dramatic representation of consciousness, and sexual explicitness, and explores the powerful and evocative tropes of mobility and feeding
The theory and practice of American literary naturalism : selected essays and reviews by Donald Pizer( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American naturalism and the Jews : Garland, Norris, Dreiser, Wharton, and Cather by Donald Pizer( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Naturalism and the Jews examines the unabashed anti-Semitism of five notable American naturalist novelists otherwise known for their progressive social values. Hamlin Garland, Frank Norris, and Theodore Dreiser all pushed for social improvements for the poor and oppressed, while Edith Wharton and Willa Cather both advanced the public status of women. But they also expressed strong prejudices against the Jewish race and faith throughout their writings, producing a contradiction in American literacy history that has stymied scholars and, until now, gone largely unexamined. In this study, Donald Pizer confronts this disconcerting strain of anti-Semitism pervading American letters and culture, illustrating how easily prejudice can coexist with even the most progressive ideals."--Jacket
The significant Hamlin Garland : a collection of essays by Donald Pizer( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Significant Hamlin Garland' collects the best of Donald Pizer's essays dealing with Garland's early work and activities in an effort to re-establish the importance of this formative stage in his career. The essays in the first part of the book are devoted to Garland's radical economic and artistic beliefs and activities, while those in the second half concentrate on his most permanent work of the period: 'Main-Travelled Roads', his novel 'Rose of Dutcher's Coolly', and his autobiography 'A Son of the Middle Border'
 
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Novels and essays
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English (380)

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Realism and naturalism in nineteenth-century American literatureThe red badge of courage : an episode of the American Civil WarMcTeague : a story of San Francisco : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismThe Cambridge companion to American realism and naturalismNew essays on Sister CarrieSister Carrie; an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticismDocuments of American realism and naturalismAmerican expatriate writing and the Paris moment : modernism and place