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Hobson, Fred 1943-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 174 publications in 2 languages and 12,009 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Essays  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Printer, Composer, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3525.E43, 810.9975
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Fred Hobson
 
Most widely held works by Fred Hobson
Serpent in Eden: H.L. Mencken and the South by Fred Hobson( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Mencken's indictment of the post-bellum South which brought about its renascence of literary achievement
Mencken : a life by Fred Hobson( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever in control, H.L. Mencken contrived that future generations would see his life as he desired them to. He even wrote Happy Days, Newspaper Days, and other books to fit the pictures he wanted: first, the carefree Baltimore boy; then, the delighted, exuberant critic of American life. But he told only part of the truth. Over the past twenty-five years - since the last Mencken biography - vital collections of the writer's papers have become available, including his literary correspondence, a 2,100-page diary, equally long manuscripts about his literary and journalistic careers, and numerous accumulations of his personal correspondence. The letters and diaries of Mencken's intimates have been uncovered as well. Now Fred Hobson has used this newly accessible material to fashion the first truly comprehensive portrait of this most original of American originals: a man who was so unhappy in his teens that he contemplated suicide, who taught himself German in order to write on Nietzsche, who considered himself as much European as American; a literary lion who, without benefit of academic training, compiled renowned volumes on the American language; a man of hates and loves, of passions and prejudices - all portrayed in intimate, elegant detail in this landmark biography
Literature at the barricades : the American writer in the 1930s by Fred Hobson( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell about the South : the southern rage to explain by Fred Hobson( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five years of newspaper work : a memoir by H. L Mencken( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1991 the Enoch Pratt Free Library opened the sealed manuscript of H.L. Mencken's "Thirty-five Years of Newspaper Work." Written in 1941-42 and bequeathed to the library under time-lock upon Mencken's death in 1956, it is among the very last of his papers opened to the public. Thirty-five Years of Newspaper Work, a one-volume abridgement of Mencken's much longer memoir, vividly pictures the excitement of newspaper life in the heyday of print journalism. Here Mencken colorfully recalls his years - mostly with the Baltimore Evening Sun - as a reporter and a writer of editorials that always caused a stir among the public and uproars of indignation among his enemies. The volume includes important new material on his coverage of presidential candidates from 1912 to 1940 (Mencken on Harding's inaugural address: "a string of wet sponges") and the 1925 trial of the man he called the "infidel Scopes." Mencken also describes his brief stint as a war correspondent on Germany's subzero Eastern Front in 1917 and the perilous voyage back, which took him through Havana just as a revolution was breaking out. (He stayed to cover it.) He writes, with curious detachment, about the "inevitable" war and likely fate of Germany's Jews during a final visit to his ancestral homeland in summer 1938. And he describes colorful Baltimore personalities, shares local gossip, and offers candid - usually unflattering - portraits of the politicians and clerics he mostly despised
South-watching : selected essays by Gerald W Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But now I see : the White southern racial conversion narrative by Fred Hobson( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hobson applies the term "racial conversion narrative" to several autobiographies or works of highly personal social commentary by Lillian Smith, Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, James McBride Dabbs, Sarah Patton Boyle, Will Campbell, Larry L. King, Willie Morris, Pat Watters, and other southerners, books written between the mid-1940s and the late 1970s in which the authors - all products of and willing participants in a harsh, segregated society - confess racial wrongdoings and are "converted," in varying degrees, from racism to something approaching racial enlightenment. Indeed, the language of many of these works is, Hobson points out, the language of religious conversion - "sin," "guilt," "blindness," "seeing the light," "repentance," "redemption," and so forth. Hobson also looks at recent autobiographical volumes by Ellen Douglas, Elizabeth Spencer, and Rick Bragg to show how the medium persists, if in a somewhat different form, even at the very end of the twentieth century."--Jacket
William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! : a casebook( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The southern writer in the postmodern world by Fred Hobson( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of the literature of the U.S. South( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South brings together contemporary views of the literature of the region in a series of chapters employing critical tools not traditionally used in approaching Southern literature. It assumes ideas of the South--global, multicultural, plural: more Souths than South--that would not have been embraced two or three decades ago, and it similarly expands the idea of literature itself. Representative of the current range of activity in the field of Southern literary studies, it challenges earlier views of antebellum Southern literature, as well as, in its discussions of twentieth-century writing, questions the assumption that the Southern Renaissance of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s was the supreme epoch of Southern expression, that writing to which all that had come before had led and by which all that came afterward was judged. As well as canonical Southern writers, it examines Native American literature, Latina/o literature, Asian American as well as African American literatures, Caribbean studies, sexuality studies, the relationship of literature to film, and a number of other topics which are relatively new to the field." -- Publisher's description
The silencing of Emily Mullen and other essays by Fred Hobson( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South to the future : an American region in the twenty-first century( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern mythmaking : the savage and the ideal by Fred Hobson( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A southern enigma essays on the U.S. South by Fred Hobson( Book )

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

H.L. Mencken and the Southern literary renascence by Fred Hobson( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mencken : a life by Fred Hobson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern literary studies( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of the literature of the U.S. South( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Handbook to the Literature of the U.S. South brings together contemporary views of the literature of the U.S. South in a series of essays employing critical tools not traditionally used in approaching southern literature. It assumes ideas of the South-global, multicultural, plural: more Souths than South-that would not have been embraced two or three decades ago, and it similarly expands the idea of literature itself"
The critic and the cynic : the life and work of H.L. Mencken by Fred Hobson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off the rim : basketball and other religions in a Carolina childhood by Fred Hobson( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hobson, a passionate follower of North Carolina basketball who once played briefly for the Tar Heels, tells the story of an eternal childhood relived each season. More than a basketball memoir, his account also depicts a seldom-viewed South through glimpses of a boyhood in the Carolina hills"--Provided by publisher
 
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Literature at the barricades : the American writer in the 1930s
Alternative Names
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Hobson, Fred C.

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Hobson, Fred C. 1943- Jr

Hobson, Fred C. (Fred Colby), 1943-

Hobson, Fred C., Jr. (Fred Colby), 1943-

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Hobson, Fred Colby, Jr., 1943-

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English (149)

Spanish (2)

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Mencken : a lifeLiterature at the barricades : the American writer in the 1930sTell about the South : the southern rage to explainThirty-five years of newspaper work : a memoirSouth-watching : selected essaysBut now I see : the White southern racial conversion narrativeWilliam Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! : a casebookThe southern writer in the postmodern world