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Benson, Jackson J.

Overview
Works: 51 works in 224 publications in 2 languages and 16,687 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Short stories  Drama  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jackson J Benson
The short stories of Ernest Hemingway : critical essays by Ernest Hemingway( Book )
25 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories contains ten of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Selected from Winner Take Nothing, Men Without Women, and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, this collection includes "The Killers," the first of Hemingway's mature stories to be accepted by an American periodical; the autobiographical "Fathers and Sons," which alludes, for the first time in Hemingway's career, to his father's suicide; "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," a "brilliant fusion of personal observation, hearsay and invention," wrote Hemingway's biographer, Carlos Baker; and the title story itself, of which Hemingway said: "I put all the true stuff in," with enough material, he boasted, to fill four novels. Beautiful in their simplicity, startling in their originality, and unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, the stories in this volume highlight one of America's master storytellers at the top of his form
Wallace Stegner : his life and work by Jackson J Benson( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,737 WorldCat member 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 true adventures of John Steinbeck, writer : a biography by Jackson J Benson( Book )
26 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals the dimensions of the man and the events of his life as he pursued his artistic vocation
Hemingway; the writer's art of self-defense by Jackson J Benson( Book )
24 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America and Americans, and selected nonfiction by John Steinbeck( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Under the big sky a biography of A.B. Guthrie Jr. by Jackson J Benson( )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member 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
The Ox-Bow man a biography of Walter Van Tilburg Clark by Jackson J Benson( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Walter Van Tilburg Clark was one of the West's most important literary figures. Author of the classic novel The Ox-Bow Incident, he helped to change American literature by making the West a legitimate subject for serious fiction. As a comparatively young man, he published three novels and an acclaimed collection of short stories, then remained almost silent for the rest of his life, the victim of a paralyzing case of writer's block. Now Jackson J. Benson has produced the first full-length biography of this enigmatic, and ultimately tragic figure."
Hemingway in our time by Richard Astro( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Fiction of Bernard Malamud ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Short novels of John Steinbeck : critical essays with a checklist to Steinbeck criticism ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New critical approaches to the short stories of Ernest Hemingway ( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This companion volume reflects current scholarship and draws together essays that were published during the past decade or written for this collection."--Back cover
Down by the lemonade springs : essays on Wallace Stegner by Jackson J Benson( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Steinbeck, writer : a biography by Jackson J Benson( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of men and their making : the selected non-fiction of John Steinbeck by John Steinbeck( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Steinbeck an American writer by Morgan. Smith, Harry. Graves, Peter. Perkins, Jack, 1933- Arts and Entertainment Network. New Video Group Neville( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member 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 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America and Americans by John Steinbeck( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author offers his opinions on life in America during the mid-twentieth century
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
Catching the light : remembering Wallace Stegner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Benson, Jackson 1930-
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English (177)
Chinese (3)
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