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Budd, Louis J.

Overview
Works: 80 works in 269 publications in 1 language and 13,746 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Political fiction  Satire  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS1311, 818.409
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Most widely held works by Louis J Budd
New essays on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ( Book )
29 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays exlpore various aspects of the novel
Mark Twain: social philosopher by Louis J Budd ( Book )
19 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The popular image of Mark Twain as a rough and ready crusader and champion of American virtues is not the one projected by Louis J. Budd's careful analysis. Instead, we see revealed a complex, seemingly self-contradictory sage, on the whole typically representative of ninetheenth-century liberalism with all the conservative leanings--by modern standards--of that school of thought. Deeply concerned with social ethics, he was pragmatic in demanding that moral principles work in political cases. He opposed women's suffrage, approved of importing cheap Chinese labor, believed that poverty haunted only those who deserved it, and subscribed to a middle class code of business ethics. Twain also had the typical liberal's faith in the powers of technology, if it was free from the shackles of established church and royalty--his two pet peeves. He opposed the spoils system, derided southern "chivalry," and early in his career, was critical of the Irish, Jews, Roman Catholics and other targets of the know-nothings, with whom he sympathized. He mellowed as the years progressed, notably in his attitude toward Negroes; yet his social philosophy remained complex enough to allow Louis J. Budd to remark: "the cheerful scholars who screen his books for nuggets to enrich our democratic tradition have to brush aside much gritty skepticism, and the opposite school who expose him as a hypocritical profiteer on the "Gilded Age" could easily find that he never held the attitudes he is accused of betraying. And anybody who, without taking political sides, yet praises Twain as unshakably American, must pass over much that will puzzle and irritate the star-spangled admirer who reads him with care. Mr. Budd's vivid recreation of the political Mark Twain draws heavily on little-known newspaper columns and personal letters which often make clearer the trends of his major works and occasionally change their apparent meanings. The works themselves are carefully analyzed for their political and social implications, and original illustrations from such books as 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' are reproduced with photographs of their real-life counterparts pointing up the political satire involved. In the end, Mr. Budd concludes, Mark Twain's decency and strong sense of justice succeeded in raising him above the moral failings of his time: 'born to an era of rising nationalism, Twain had steadily fought clear of its excess and the prejudice that usually came with them...' Twain's final musings decided that 'patriotism, even at its best... has one blemish--it naturally erects barriers against the B of M...' He could use initials for the brotherhood of man because it was so heavy on his mind that he would not forget what this time meant."--Book jacket
Our Mark Twain : the making of his public personality by Louis J Budd ( Book )
9 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Mark Twain, 1910-1980 by Louis J Budd ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Mark Twain, 1867-1910 by Louis J Budd ( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Herrick by Roger B Rollin ( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In one of his many epigrams, poet Robert Herrick (1591-1674) wrote, "Let others to the Printing Presse Run fast, / Since after death comes glory, Ile not haste." That glory was two centuries in coming. Not until the 1960s was Herrick shown to be far more than a "minor" poet and member of Ben Jonson's "Tribe of Ben." Recent criticism illuminates him as an extraordinary and original talent: he is among the most self-reflexive of the English poets; he arranges his collected works, Hesperides, according to a subtle and complex design; and he is an artist with a deep and well-formed vision of life and art. Herrick's over 1,400 poems, including such familiar anthology favorites as "The Night Piece, to Julia" and the song that begins "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may," today receive significant scholarly attention; and the complex nature of his talent, craftsmanship, and lyricism has spawned an outpouring of criticism. This timely revision of Roger B. Rollin's now classic 1966 study synthesizes, evaluates, and benefits from this Herrick "renaissance," and it remains the only full-scale introduction to the poet. Framed by a new preface and the most up-to-date bibliography available, Rollin's Revised Edition maintains its balanced, traditional approach, offering fresh close readings of works from Herrick's entire canon; careful placement of the poet in his seventeenth-century context; and chapters devoted to each of Herrick's main concerns: transiency, the good life, love, religion, poetry, and immortality. Rollin sets the stage for his interpretations with a look at the critical controversies surrounding Hesperides. His readings of that collection reassert Herrick's place beside Milton and Marvell in the British pastoral tradition, and reintroduce him as an eminent devotional poet with sophisticated conceptions of God, humanity, life, and death
On Mark Twain ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toward a new American literary history : essays in honor of Arlin Turner ( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Whitman by Edwin H. And Budd, Louis J. Eds Cady ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Melville ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Emerson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Twain : the contemporary reviews ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A companion to Mark Twain by Peter B Messent ( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Twain is one of the best-known figures of American literature. This broad-ranging companion brings together many of the most respected American and European critics and a number of up-and-coming scholars to provide an overview of Twain, his background, his writings, and his place in American literary history. It places especial emphasis on the ways in which the author's works remain both relevant and important for a twenty-first century audience. The book approaches Twain through six subject headings: his cultural and historical context; his relationships with other writers; his role in the larger professional world of publishing and performing; studies of his travel writing; studies of his fictional works; and readings of his role as a humorist. A concluding essay evaluates the changing landscape of Twain criticism. This organisation provides a strong basis for the exploration and re-evaluation of Twain's work and cultural importance
On Faulkner ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Frost ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Hawthorne ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Poe ( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Dickinson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gilded age by Mark Twain ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1873, The Gilded Age is both a biting satire and a revealing portrait of post-Civil War America-an age of corruption when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's peacetime optimism. With his characteristic wit and perception, Mark Twain and his collaborator, Charles Dudley Warner, attack the greed, lust, and naivete of their own time in a work which endures as a valuable social document and one of America's most important satirical novels
On Henry James ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Budd, Louis J.
Budd, Louis John.
Budd, Louis John, 1921-2010
Budrewicz, Louis John
Budrewicz, Louis John, 1921-2010
Languages
English (154)
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