Benson, Jackson J.
Most widely held works about Jackson J Benson
Most widely held works by Jackson J Benson
The short stories of Ernest Hemingway : critical essays ( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 1,942 libraries worldwide
The true adventures of John Steinbeck, writer : a biography by Jackson J Benson ( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 1,595 libraries worldwide
Reveals the dimensions of the man and the events of his life as he pursued his artistic vocation.
America and Americans, and selected nonfiction by John Steinbeck ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,347 libraries worldwide
"There is no writer more quintessentially American than John Steinbeck. More than three decades after his death, he remains one of America's most beloved authors. Yet his nonfiction - the writings in which he spoke directly about his world - have long been overlooked. Now, in celebration of the centennial of his birth, this original collection brings together for the first time more than fifty of Steinbeck's finest essays and journalistic pieces, from his 1936 series of newspaper articles."--BOOK JACKET.
Looking for Steinbeck's ghost by Jackson J Benson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
Hemingway; the writer's art of self-defense by Jackson J Benson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
Hemingway in our time ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 libraries worldwide
The Fiction of Bernard Malamud ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
Wallace Stegner : his life and work by Jackson J Benson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
Drawing on nearly ten years of research and unlimited access to Stegner's letters and personal files, Benson traces the trajectory of Wallace Stegner's life from his birth on his grandfather's Iowa farm, his frontier childhood on the lonely prairie homestead in Saskatchewan, and his teenage years among Salt Lake City's Mormons up through his prominence as an award-winning writer, critic, historian, environmental activist, and teacher. Stegner founded Stanford University's legendary Creative Writing Program, where his students included such budding writers as Larry McMurtry, Ken Kesey, Wendell Berry, Robert Stone, Raymond Carver, Evan Connell, and Tillie Olsen.
The Short novels of John Steinbeck : critical essays with a checklist to Steinbeck criticism ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
[In this book, the] essays examine the six most popular short novels Tortilla Flat, The Red pony, Of mice and men, The moon is down, Cannery row, and The pearl. -Back cover.
New critical approaches to the short stories of Ernest Hemingway ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
<DIV>With an Overview by Paul Smith and a Checklist to Hemingway Criticism, 1975 & ndash;1990 <I>New Critical Approaches to the Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway</I> is an all-new sequel to Benson & rsquo;s highly acclaimed 1975 book, which provided the first comprehensive anthology of criticism of Ernest Hemingway & rsquo;s masterful short stories. Since that time the availability of Hemingway & rsquo;s papers, coupled with new critical and theoretical approaches, has enlivened and enlarged the field of American literary studies. This companion volume reflects current scholarship and draws together essays that were either published during the past decade or written for this collection.<BR>The contributors interpret a variety of individual stories from a number of different critical points of view & mdash;from a Lacanian reading of Hemingway & rsquo;s & ldquo;After the Storm & rdquo; to a semiotic analysis of & ldquo;A Very Short Story & rdquo; to an historical-biographical analysis of & ldquo;Old Man at the Bridge. & rdquo; In identifying the short story as one of Hemingway & rsquo;s principal thematic and technical tools, this volume reaffirms a focus on the short story as Hemingway & rsquo;s best work. An overview essay covers Hemingway criticism published since the last volume, and the bibliographical checklist to Hemingway short fiction criticism, which covers 1975 to mid-1989, has doubled in size. <I>Contributors.</I> Debra A. Moddelmog, Ben Stotzfus, Robert Scholes, Hubert Zapf, Susan F. Beegel, Nina Baym, William Braasch Watson, Kenneth Lynn, Gerry Brenner, Steven K. Hoffman, E.R. Hagemann, Robert W. Lewis, Wayne Kvam, George Monteiro, Scott Donaldson, Bernard Oldsey, Warren Bennett, Kenneth G. Johnston, Richard McCann, Robert P. Weeks, Amberys R. Whittle, Pamela Smiley, Jeffrey Meyers, Robert E. Fleming, David R. Johnson, Howard L. Hannum, Larry Edgerton, William Adair, Alice Hall Petry, Lawrence H. Martin Jr., Paul Smith</div>
Wallace Stegner : a study of the short fiction by Jackson J Benson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
Provides an in-depth critical introduction to the short stories of Wallace Stegner. Includes a detailed analyses of every significant story, biographical information, a chronology of the artist's life and works, and a representative selection of critical responses.
Angle of repose by Wallace Stegner ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the story of four generations in the life of an American family. A wheelchair-bound retired historian embarks on a monumental quest: to come to know his grandparents, now long dead. The unfolding drama of the story of the American West sets the tone for Stegner's masterpiece. Four generations in the life of an American family are chronicled as retired historian Lyman Ward, confined to a wheelchair, decides to write his grandparent's history. The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic has been selected by the board of the Modern Library as one of the best hundred novels of the 20th century.
Under the big sky : a biography of A.B. Guthrie Jr by Jackson J Benson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Author of The Way West and the screenplay for the classic Shane, among many other timeless stories, icon of Western literature A. B. "Bud" Guthrie Jr. brought a blazing realism to the story of the West. That realism came out of the depth of Guthrie's historical research and an acuity that had seldom been seen in the work of Western novelists. The small Montana town that figures in several of Guthrie's books is clearly patterned after the town where he grew up, Choteau, on the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains. Biographer Benson illuminates Guthrie's upbringing and education, the influence of his intellectually inclined father, his work as a newspaperman in Kentucky, and his time at Harvard University. Animated by the observations of friends, family, and fellow authors, this intimate account offers rare insight into the life and work of a remarkable writer and into the making of the literary West.--From publisher description.
Down by the lemonade springs : essays on Wallace Stegner by Jackson J Benson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
John Steinbeck, writer : a biography by Jackson J Benson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
The Ox-Bow man : a biography of Walter Van Tilburg Clark by Jackson J Benson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
John Steinbeck an American writer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
His concern for the underdog made him a hero to the masses and an enemy of the establishment. He is one of the most celebrated writers in history. He illuminated the plight of America's forgotten citizens, and in so doing, became one of the most recognizable and important voices in literature. His activism and outspoken opinions made him persona non grata in his own home state by the end of his life. His novel, "The Grapes of Wrath" is one of the most banned books in history. It is also one of the most important.
Steinbeck's Cannery Row : a reconsideration by Jackson J Benson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Of men and their making by John Steinbeck ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
An Introduction to John Steinbeck's fiction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 31 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.
Adultery American literature Archives Authors, American Benson, Jackson J Bibliography Biography Biography as a literary form California Civilization Clark, Walter Van Tilburg,--1909-1971 Collins, Tom Conference proceedings Criticism, interpretation, etc. Domestic fiction Domestic fiction Fiction Grandparents Grapes of wrath (Steinbeck, John) Guthrie, A. B.--1901-1991 Hemingway, Ernest,--1899-1961 Historians Historiography Homes Human rights workers In dubious battle (Steinbeck, John) Labor literature Literature Malamud, Bernard Married people Montana Nobel Prizes Novelists, American Older people People with disabilities Political and social views Prohibited books Psychological fiction, American Self Short story Social history Stanford University Stegner, Wallace,--1909-1993 Steinbeck, John,--1902-1968 Travel United States Universities and colleges--Faculty West (U.S.) Western stories Western stories--Authorship
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