West, James L. W.
Most widely held works by James L. W West
Dreiser's Russian diary by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,380 libraries worldwide
Theodore Dreiser's Russian Diary is an extended record of the American writer's travels throughout the Soviet Union in 1927-28. Dreiser was initially invited to Moscow for a week-long observance of the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution. He asked, and was granted, permission to make a extended tour of the country. This previously unpublished diary is a firsthand record of life in the USSR during the 1920s as seen by a leading American cultural figure. It is a valuable primary source, surely among the last from this period of modern history.
Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 1,342 libraries worldwide
Jennie Gerhardt was Theodore Dreiser's second novel and his first true commercial success. Today it is generally regarded as one of his three best novels, along with Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy. But the text of Jennie Gerhardt heretofore known to readers is quite different from the text as Dreiser originally wrote it. In the tradition of the University of Pennsylvania Dreiser Edition, James L. W. West III has recaptured the text as it was originally written, restoring it to its complete, unexpurgated form. As submitted to Harper and Brothers in 1911, Jennie Gerhardt was a powerful study of a woman tragically compromised by birth and fate. Harpers agreed to publish the book but was nervous about its subject matter and moral stance. Jennie has an illegitimate child by one man and lives out of wedlock with another - but Dreiser does not condemn her for her behavior. As a requirement for publication, Harpers insisted on cutting and revising the text. Although Dreiser fought against many of the cuts and succeeded in restoring some material, Harpers shortened the text by 16,000 words and completely revised its style and tone. These changes ultimately transformed Jennie Gerhardt from a blunt, carefully documented work of social realism to a touching love story merely set against a social background. Passages critical of organized religion and of the institution of marriage were reduced and altered. Perhaps most important, Jennie's point of view - her innate romantic mysticism - was largely edited out of the text. As a consequence, the central dialectic of the novel was skewed and the narrative thrown out of balance.
William Styron, a life by James L. W West ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
American diaries, 1902-1926 by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 libraries worldwide
This side of paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise was the opening statement of his literary career. Published originally in 1920, the novel captures the rhythm and feel of the gaudy postwar decade that was to follow in America. This Side of Paradise made Fitzgerald simultaneously famous and infamous: famous for the stylish exuberance of his writing and infamous for the errors - in spelling, fact, grammar, and chronology - that peppered his text. This new edition, prepared with the most recent techniques of modern scholarly editing, brings into being an accurate, fully annotated text based on Fitzgerald's original manuscript.
The suicide run : five tales of the Marine Corps by William Styron ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
Best known for his ambitious novels, Styron also created personal but no less powerful tales based on his real-life experiences as a U.S. Marine. This book collects five of these meticulously rendered narratives, one published here for the first time, bringing to life the drama, inhumanity, absurdity, and heroism that forever changed the men who served in the Marine Corps.--From publisher description.
Trimalchio : an early version of The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
Conversations with William Styron by William Styron ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
Presents twenty-five interviews with the novelist from 1951-1984.
American authors and the literary marketplace since 1900 by James L. W West ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on William Styron ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Flappers and philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Letters to my father by William Styron ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
"I've finally pretty much decided what to write next--a novel based on Nat Turner's rebellion," twenty-six-year-old William Styron confided to his father in a letter he wrote on May 1, 1952. Styron would not publish his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner until 1967, but this letter undercuts those critics who later attacked the writer as an opportunist capitalizing on the heated racial climate of the late 1960s. From 1943 to 1953, Styron wrote over one hundred letters to William C. Styron, Sr., detailing his adventures, his works in progress, and his ruminations on the craft o.
All the sad young men by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
"This volume of the Cambridge Fitzgerald Edition includes the original nine stories selected by Fitzgerald for All the Sad Young Men, together with eleven additional stories, published between 1925 and 1928, which were not collected by Fitzgerald during his lifetime." "This edition of All the Sad Young Men is the first of the short-fiction collections in the Cambridge edition to be based on extensive surviving manuscripts and typescripts. The volume contains a scholarly introduction, historical notes, a textual apparatus, illustrations, and appendixes."--BOOK JACKET.
The making of This side of paradise by James L. W West ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
The perfect hour : the romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ginevra King, his first love by James L. W West ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Dreiser's Jennie Gerhardt : new essays on the restored text ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
William Styron : a descriptive bibliography by James L. W West ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
A short autobiography by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
A revelatory anthology of 19 personal essays and articles by the 20th-century literary master spans his career and includes a 1920 article written shortly after This Side of Paradise made him famous and a 1940 assessment of the times in which he lived.
Advertising American literature Authors, American Authors and publishers Authors and readers Bibliography Biography Books and reading Children of the rich College students Criticism, interpretation, etc. Diaries Dreiser, Theodore,--1871-1945 Electronic books Facsimiles Fathers and sons Fiction Fiction--Authorship Fitzgerald, F. Scott--1896-1940 Great Britain Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald, F. Scott) History Illinois--Chicago Interviews King, Ginevra,--1898-1980 Literature Literature publishing Love stories Manners and customs Manuscripts Manuscripts, American Mistresses New York (State)--New York Novelists, American Publishers and publishing Records and correspondence Relations with women Sister Carrie (Dreiser, Theodore) Social history Southern States Soviet Union Styron, William,--1925-2006 This side of paradise (Fitzgerald, F. Scott) Travel United States United States.--Marine Corps Veterans World War (1914-1918) Young men Young women
West III, James L. W.
West, James L. 1946-