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Aaron, Daniel 1912-2016

Works: 116 works in 591 publications in 3 languages and 20,295 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Epic fiction  Diaries  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3507.O743, 973
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The unwritten war; American writers and the Civil War by Daniel Aaron( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.A. by John Dos Passos( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unique among American novels for its epic scope and panoramic and social sweep, John Dos Passos' U.S.A. has long been acknowledged as a monument of modern fiction. In the novels that make up the trilogy - The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919 (1932), and The Big Money (1936) - Dos Passos creates an unforgettable collective portrait of America, shot through with sardonic comedy and brilliant social observation. He interweaves the careers of his characters and the events of their time with a narrative verve and breathtaking technical skill that make U.S.A. among the most compulsively readable of modern classics. In his prologue Dos Passos writes: "U.S.A. is the slice of a continent. U.S.A. is a group of holding companies, some aggregations of trade unions, a set of laws bound in calf, a radio network, a chain of moving picture theatres, a column of stock quotations rubbed out and written in by a Western Union boy on a blackboard, a public library full of old newspapers and dogeared history books with protests scrawled on the margins in pencil ... But mostly U.S.A. is the speech of the people." The trilogy is filled with American speech: labor radicals and advertising executives, sailors and stenographers, interior decorators and movie stars. The volume contains newly researched chronologies of Dos Passos' life and of world events cited in U.S.A., notes, and an essay on textual selection
Writers on the left, episodes in American literary communism by Daniel Aaron( Book )

44 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Men of good hope; a story of American progressives by Daniel Aaron( Book )

29 editions published between 1951 and 1977 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson and the progressive tradition.--Theodore Parker: "the battle of the nineteenth century."--Henry George: the great paradox.--Edward Bellamy: village utopian.--Henry Demarest Lloyd: the middle-class conscience.--William Dean Howells: the gentleman from Altruria.--Thorstein Veblen: moralist and rhetorician.--Theodore Roosevelt and Brooks Adams: pseudo-progressives.--In retrospect: 1912-1950.--Notes on sources (p. 309-321)
The memoirs of an American citizen by Robert Herrick( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and German and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: AaronDaniel: Daniel Aaron is Victor S. Thomas Professor of English and American Literature, Emeritus, Harvard University
America in crisis; fourteen crucial episodes in American history by Daniel Aaron( Book )

22 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on history and literature by Robert H Bremner( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in honour of F.R. Dulles
Emerson: a modern anthology by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from his journals, essays, letters, sermons, and poems
Shelburne essays on American literature by Paul Elmer More( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in biography by Daniel Aaron( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inman diary : a public and private confession by Arthur Crew Inman( Book )

15 editions published between 1661 and 1985 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American pantheon; [essays] by Newton Arvin( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that form a chronological survey of the significant and lesser-known figures of the 19th century American literature
The strenuous decade; a social and intellectual record of the 1930's by Daniel Aaron( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States; the history of a republic by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

21 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American fiction : historical and critical essays( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Republic by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

24 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers on the left by Daniel Aaron( Book )

41 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a new preface
American notes : selected essays by Daniel Aaron( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the decades, Daniel Aaron has made an extraordinary contribution to the study of American literature and culture. As social historian, critic, and literary journalist, Aaron has covered a diverse range of subjects in a flow of articles and review essays. This first collection of Aaron's influential writings focuses on American novels, poems, biographies, and auto biographies that are viewed largely as cultural artifacts. Many of the selections explore the relation of literature and history, a theme that runs through much of Aaron's work. An engaging introduction by Aaron as well as informative section headnotes offer personal reflections, explanations, asides, and reminiscences that enrich the readers understanding of the topics, the times, and the author. In Aaron's own words, the volume "traces the saltatory course of a career largely spent thinking and talking about American things."
American issues forum : a Courses by newspaper reader( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cincinnati, Queen City of the West, 1819-1838 by Daniel Aaron( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Aaron, one of todays foremost scholars of American history and American studies, began his career in 1942 with this classic study of Cincinnati in frontier days. Aaron argues that the Queen City quickly became an important urban center that in many ways resembled eastern cities more than its own hinterlands, with a populace united by its desire for economic growth. Aaron traces Cincinnati's development as a mercantile and industrial center during a period of intense national political and social ferment. The city owed much of its success as an urban center to its strategic location on the Ohio River and easy access to fertile backcountry. Despite an early over-reliance on commerce and land speculation and neglect of manufacturing, by 1838 Cincinnati's basic industries had been established and the city had outstripped her Ohio River rivals. Aaron's account of Cincinnati during this tumultuous period details the ways in which Cincinnatians made the most of commerce and manufacturing, how they met their civic responsibilities, and how they survived floods, fires, and cholera. He goes on to discuss the social and cultural history of the city during this period, including the development of social hierarchies, the operations of the press, the rage for founding societies of all kinds, the response of citizens to national and international events, the commercial elite's management of radicals and nonconformists, the nature of popular entertainment and serious culture, the efforts of education, and the messages of religious institutions. For historians, particularly those interested in urban and social history, Daniel Aaron's view of Cincinnati offers a rare opportuniry to view antebellum American society in a microcosm, along with all of the institutions and attitudes that were prevalent in urban America during this important time
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U.S.A.Writers on the left, episodes in American literary communismStudies in biographyThe Inman diary : a public and private confessionWriters on the left
Alternative Names
Aaron, Daniel, 1912-

Daniel Aaron americký spisovatel a akademik

Daniel Aaron Amerikaans historicus van de moderne tijd

Daniel Aaron US-amerikanischer Historiker und Amerikanist

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دانیل آرون

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English (377)

Japanese (3)

German (1)