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Hynes, Samuel 1924-

Overview
Works: 145 works in 594 publications in 3 languages and 21,270 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Sources  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D570.9, B
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The Auden generation : literature and politics in England in the 1930's by Samuel Hynes( Book )

42 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graham Greene: a collection of critical essays by Samuel Hynes( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century interpretations of 1984; a collection of critical essays by Samuel Hynes( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edwardian turn of mind by Samuel Hynes( Book )

32 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poetical works of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'...A beautiful wrought study that belongs in every good library'. Publishers' Weekly '...remains a major contribution to Hardy studies' - Charles Osborne, Sunday Telegraph Originally published in 1971 and now for the first time reprinted, Thomas Hardy: His Career as a Novelist has long been recognized as a major - and exceptionally well-written - work of Hardy criticism that also set new standards for Hardy scholarship. A recent survey refers to it as 'one of the most permanently useful' of Hardy studies, characterized by an 'admirably clear, unpretentious style'. Although the central chapters are predominantly critical, offering independent readings of each of the novels (including those customarily considered 'minor'), those readings are developed within the context of available knowledge of Hardy's personal and intellectual backgrounds, his friendships and family relationships, and his evolution as a professional writer. Extensive use is made of Hardy's own manuscripts, notebooks, nd letters and of the correspondence and reminiscences of those who knew him, and in a new preface Michael Millgate speaks of having sought to resolve 'the standard work/life dichotomy' by pursuing 'the unitary conception of a career'
The soldiers' tale : bearing witness to modern war by Samuel Hynes( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the soldiers of the two world wars and Vietnam, and on the accounts written by victims of war - survivors of POW camps, the Nazi death camps, and the atom bombs - Samuel Hynes shows us how war looks to a soldier on the field at the Somme, or Khe Sanh, or the Salerno beachhead, to a pilot in a Spitfire over the Channel or a B-17 over Schweinfurt, or to a sailor in the Coral Sea. He draws from accounts recorded under fire and from memories that look back over decades, by both unknown authors whose battle memoirs are their only published work and literary memoirists like Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon, Elie Wiesel and Tim O'Brien
William Golding by Samuel Hynes( Book )

31 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A war imagined : the First World War and English culture by Samuel Hynes( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwardian occasions; essays on English writing in the early twentieth century by Samuel Hynes( Book )

16 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pattern of Hardy's poetry by Samuel Hynes( Book )

24 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literary criticism: romantic and Victorian by Daniel Hoffman( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English literary criticism : restoration and 18th century by Samuel Hynes( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete short fiction of Joseph Conrad by Joseph Conrad( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie novellen met toelichting en woordverklaringen in het Nederlands
The author's craft and other critical writings of Arnold Bennett by Arnold Bennett( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War by Samuel Hynes( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The vivid story of the young Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. The Unsubstantial Air is a chronicle of war that is more than a military history; it traces the lives and deaths of the young Americans who fought in the skies over Europe in World War I. Using letters, journals, and memoirs, it speaks in their voices and answers primal questions: What was it like to be there? What was it like to fly those planes, to fight, to kill? The volunteer fliers were often privileged young men--the sort of college athletes and Ivy League students who might appear in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and sometimes did. For them, a war in the air would be like a college reunion. Others were roughnecks from farms and ranches, for whom it would all be strange. Together they would make one Air Service and fight one bitter, costly war. A wartime pilot himself, the memoirist and critic Samuel Hynes tells these young men's saga as the story of a generation. He shows how they dreamed of adventure and glory, and how they learned the realities of a pilot's life, the hardships and the danger, and how they came to know both the beauty of flight and the constant presence of death. They gasp in wonder at the world seen from a plane, struggle to keep their hands from freezing in open-air cockpits, party with actresses and aristocrats, and search for their friends' bodies on the battlefield. Their romantic war becomes more than that--it becomes a harsh but often thrilling new reality"--
Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of the soldier by Rebecca West( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War I, in the background of Rebecca West's first novel, was "the first war that women could imagine," writes Samuel Hynes in his eloquent introduction, "and so it was the first that a woman could write into a novel." Narrated by a woman who, like West, has never experienced war and yet for whom the war was very real, The Return of the Soldier (1918) takes place not on a battlefield, but in an isolated country house. It examines the relationships between three women and a soldier suffering from shell shock. This novel of an enclosed world invaded by public events also embodies in its characters the shifts in England's class structures at the beginning of the twentieth century, as well as the choice between the romantic past and the horrifying present, between love and reality"--Jacket
The enormous room by E. E Cummings( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1917 young Edward Estlin Cummings went to France as a volunteer with a Red Cross ambulance unit on the western front. But his free-spirited, insubordinate ways soon got him tagged as a possible enemy of La Patrie, and he was summarily tossed into a French concentration camp at La Ferte-Mace in Normandy." "Under the vilest conditions, Cummings found fulfillment of his ever elusive quest for freedom. The Enormous Room, his account of his four-month confinement, reads like a latter-day Pilgrim's Progress, a journey into dispossession, to a place among the most debased and deprived of human creatures. Cummings's hopeful tone reflects the essential paradox of his existence: to lose everything is to become free, and so to be saved."--Jacket
Great short works of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy is best known for his great prose tragedies of nineteenth-century rural England
Flights of passage : reflections of a World War II aviator by Samuel Hynes( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the experiences of learning to fly and of becoming a Marine bomber pilot in the Pacific during WW II
 
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The soldiers' tale : bearing witness to modern war
Alternative Names
Hynes, Sam 1924-

Hynes, Samuel.

Hynes, Samuel 1924-

Hynes, Samuel L.

Hynes, Samuel Lynn

Hynes, Samuel Lynn 1924-

Languages
English (372)

Polish (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
The Edwardian turn of mindThe complete poetical works of Thomas HardyThe soldiers' tale : bearing witness to modern warA war imagined : the First World War and English cultureEnglish literary criticism: romantic and VictorianThe complete short fiction of Joseph ConradThomas HardyThe return of the soldierThe enormous room