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Rubin, Louis D. Jr (Louis Decimus) 1923-2013

Overview
Works: 185 works in 644 publications in 1 language and 38,732 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Bibliography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Signer, Compiler, Other
Classifications: PS261, 810.9975
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Louis D Rubin
The History of Southern literature by Louis D Rubin( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic imagination in American literature by Louis D Rubin( Book )

53 editions published between 1956 and 1983 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a series of lectures prepared for the Voice of America
Southern renascence: the literature of the modern South by Louis D Rubin( Book )

33 editions published between 1953 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Wolfe; a collection of critical essays by Louis D Rubin( Book )

15 editions published between 1955 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curious death of the novel, essays in American literature by Louis D Rubin( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia : a Bicentennial history by Louis D Rubin( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Interpretive narrative of over three hundred fifty years of Virginia's history, supplemented by a photographic essay, calls attention to social and economic patterns and the importance of the idea of a conservative commonwealth
The faraway country; writers of the modern South by Louis D Rubin( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern writers : a biographical dictionary( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gallery of Southerners by Louis D Rubin( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George W. Cable: the life and times of a Southern heretic by Louis D Rubin( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliographical guide to the study of Southern literature by Louis D Rubin( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American South : portrait of a culture by Louis D Rubin( Book )

42 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Wolfe; the weather of his youth by Louis D Rubin( Book )

9 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teller in the tale by Louis D Rubin( Book )

11 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect upon the reader of the storyteller's presence in his own work is explored through many novels as diverse as "Don Quixote" and "Huckleberry Finn."
William Elliott shoots a bear : essays on the Southern Literary imagination by Louis D Rubin( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubin presents essays which address the question of why southern writers write the way they do
The writer in the South; studies in literary community by Louis D Rubin( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The edge of the swamp : a study in the literature and society of the Old South by Louis D Rubin( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowering of literary imagination known as the American Renaissance had few roots in the South. While Hawthorne, Emerson, Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman were creating a body of work that would endure, the only southern writer making a lasting contribution was Edgar Allan Poe. This failure on the part of antebellum southern writers has long been a subject of debate among students of southern history and literature. Now one of the region's most distinguished men of letters offers a cogently argued and gracefully written account of the circumstances that prevented early southern writers from
My father's people : a family of Southern Jews by Louis D Rubin( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Rubin's people on his father's side were odd, inscrutable, and remarkable. In contrast to his mother's family, who were "normal, good people devoid of mystery," the ways of the Rubins both puzzled and attracted him. In My Father's People, Rubin tells "as best I can about them all - my father, his three brothers, and his three sisters." It is a searching, sensitive story of Americanization, assimilation, and the displacement - and survival - of a religious heritage. Born between 1888 and 1902 in Charleston, South Carolina, their father an immigrant Russian Jew, the Rubin children suffered
Where the Southern cross the Yellow Dog : on writers and writing by Louis D Rubin( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the problems facing the American literary scene, including creative writing programs, sports writing, Southern literature, publishing, and poetry, with references to William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, James Joyce, Thomas Wolfe, Mark Twain, Joyce Carol Oates, T.S. Eliot, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Herman Melville, and Ernest Hemingway"--Provided by publisher
The summer the Archduke died : essays on wars and warriors by Louis D Rubin( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writer and literary scholar Rubin turns his thoughts to World War I and its aftermath, a subject of lifelong fascination for him. Topics range from tactics used at the naval battle of Jutland, to critiques of revisionist histories of Winston Churchill, to the war's impact on literature"--Provided by publisher
 
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The History of Southern literature
Alternative Names
Decimus Rubin, Louis 1923-

Rubin, L. D. 1923-

Rubin, Louis D.

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Rubin, Louis D. 1923-2013

Rubin, Louis D. (Jr).

Rubin, Louis D. (Louis Decimus), 1923-

Rubin, Louis D. (Louis Decimus), 1923-2013

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Rubin, Louis Decimus 1923-2013

Rubin, Louis Decimus 1923-2013 Jr

Rubin, Louis Decimus Jr

Rubin, Louis Decimus, Jr., 1923-2013

Languages
English (315)

Covers
Virginia : a Bicentennial historySouthern writers : a biographical dictionaryA gallery of SouthernersMy father's people : a family of Southern JewsWhere the Southern cross the Yellow Dog : on writers and writingThe summer the Archduke died : essays on wars and warriorsAn honorable estate : my time in the working press