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Crews, Frederick C.

Overview
Works: 64 works in 309 publications in 2 languages and 15,237 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Humor  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Short stories  Parodies, imitations, etc  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Narrator, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6025.I65, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Frederick C Crews
The sins of the fathers: Hawthorne's psychological themes by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
26 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pooh perplex, a freshman casebook by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
15 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is discovered that the true meaning of the Pooh stories is not as simple as is usually believed, but for proper elucidation requires the combined efforts of several academicians of varying critical persuasions
The Random House handbook by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
26 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and German and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
E.M. Forster: the perils of humanism by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
17 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of my system : psychoanalysis, ideology, and critical method by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragedy of manners; moral drama in the later novels of Henry James by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
23 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postmodern Pooh by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Purporting to be the proceedings of a forum on Winnie-the-Pooh convened at the Moder Language Association's annual convention, this sequel of sorts to Frederick Crews's classic send-up of literary criticism, the Pooh Perplex, brilliantly parodies the academic fads and figures that held sway at the millennium. Deconstruction, poststructuralist Marxism, New historicism, radical feminism, cultural studies, recovered memory theory, and postcolonialism, among other methods, take their shots at the poor bear, and Crews takes his well-considered, wildly funny jabs at them. His aim, as ever, is true."--Publisher
Psychoanalysis and literary process by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthology of American literature by George L McMichael ( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws together the most important examples of American literature from its beginnings to the present day
Unauthorized Freud : doubters confront a legend ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here are 20 rigorous essays that mount a formidable critique of mainstream Freudian theory and practice, and of Freud's major cases. Whereas Freud fostered the idea of solitary, heroic discovery through his self-analysis, in reality, the authors contend, he taught his followers to replace the empirical attitude with blind loyalty and censorship, instilling in them a negative, quasi-paranoid view of rival theorists and clinicians. The contributors--among them Frank J. Sulloway, Ernest Gellner, Peter J. Swales and other noted American and European scholars in fields ranging from philosophy to neuroscience--present compelling evidence that Freud habitually and greatly exaggerated his therapeutic successes. They also cast serious doubt on new Freudians' confidence in free association as a curative tool to decipher the meaning of dreams or to reconstruct events from a patient's distant past
Skeptical engagements by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The critics bear it away : American fiction and the academy by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederick Crews has been a force in American literary culture ever since his hilarious spoof of criticism, The Pooh Perplex, made its way onto the bestseller lists in 1963. Now, in The Critics Bear It Away, he turns his attention to the way key American novelists - from Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, and Twain to Hemingway, Faulkner, O'Connor, and Updike - are being apprehended, and misapprehended, by the academic avant-garde. As Crews shows, recent theoretical discourse takes a justifiably hard line toward the liberal humanism and formalism that dominated the discussion of American classics for many years following World War II. As academics have become more distrustful of the social attitudes that produced a largely white-male, New England-based canon, they have developed a dramatically altered account of standard authors - sometimes indicting them for ideological deficiencies, sometimes attempting to render their texts more congenial through "decentered" techniques of analysis. With relentless logic and a keen eye for the telling detail, Crews shows what is gained and, more often, what is sacrificed by such well-intentioned maneuvers. Are we really better off, he asks, with a Mark Twain who has been stripped of his idiosyncratic wit and reduced to the level of contemporaries whose prejudices he may have shared? Conversely, should we rejoice when methodological sleight-of-hand makes Faulkner's blatant sexism and Flannery O'Connor's Catholic pietism disappear? This is not to say, however, that Crews exercises his skepticism only on proposals from academic trendsetters. The Critics Bear It Away is just as unsparing toward traditionalists who want the cultural clock to be forever stopped at 1945. Crews's purpose is not to support a faction but to expose critical illusions. "And the particular illusions I will be examining," he announces, "originate in conservative as well as radical impulses - in, for example, New Critical formalism, orthodox intentionalism, Christian or Agrarian moralism, and outright hero worship of the sort that transforms an Ernest Hemingway or a John Updike from a spiteful, ethically confused, yet often compelling writer into an icon of pure masculinity or matchless sophistication." Taken together, Crews's chapters - many of which derive from controversial essays he has published in The New York Review of Books - make a coherent stand, not for any one ideology or method, but for a nuanced, biographically aware criticism that faces troubling issues without retreating into dogmatism. The Critics Bear It Away is a major statement from a critic to whom books and authors, with all their limitations on view, matter far more than cliques and trends
The Borzoi handbook for writers by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The memory wars : Freud's legacy in dispute by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1993 and 1994, The New York Review of Books published two tenaciously argued essays by Frederick Crews attacking Freudian psychoanalysis and its aftermath in the so-called recovered memory movement. The first reviewed a growing body of evidence indicating that Freud doctored his data and manipulated his colleagues in an effort to consolidate a cult-like following that would neither defy nor upstage him. The second, published in two parts, challenged the scientific and therapeutic claims of the rapidly growing recovered memory movement, maintaining that its social effects have been devastating. Crews traced that movement to Freudian precedent - not just to Freud's abandoned "seduction theory" but also to the most essential assumptions of psychoanalysis itself. The response was tremendous: issues flew off the stands, and therapists, patients, scholars, philosophers, and others whose lives had been touched by Freud's ideas responded in one of the largest waves of letters the Review had ever seen. Twenty-five of these were published, with Crews's deft and forceful replies. Most are gathered here, together with Crews's original essays, a new introduction describing the genesis of his pieces, and an epilogue considering the debate and its reverberations. The result is a fierce, contentious, and startling book that rocks the foundations of one of the century's governing ideas
Great short works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
14 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book presents a great American writer at the height of his powers. It includes his most famous and highly praised novel The Scarlet Letter and seven of his finest stories. Hawthorne's stature seems to grow with the passing decades. Contemporary critics have been tireless in discovering the layers of meaning in his fiction. Henry James predicted this when he wrote "his work will remain; it is too original and exquisite to pass away."--Jacket flap
Follies of the wise : dissenting essays by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists of a collection of edited book reviews, essays, and lectures from the last 15 years on psychoanalysis and a wide range of related topics
Concise anthology of American literature by George L McMichael ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Patch Commission by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skeptical engagements by Frederick C Crews ( )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pooh perplex : a student casebook by Frederick C Crews ( Book )
15 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satire op de verschillende scholen en richtingen in de literaire kritiek en literatuurwetenschap, in de vorm van twaalf gefingeerde boekbesprekingen over de Winnie the Pooh-boeken van A.A. Milne
 
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Alternative Names
Crews, Frederick.
Crews, Frederick, 1933-
Crews, Frederick C.
Crews, Frederick Campbell
Crews, Frederick Campbell, 1933-
Languages
English (247)
German (1)
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