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Marling, William 1951-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 4,919 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Art  Fiction  Noir fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Pictorial works  Historical fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3505.H3224, 813.52
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Most widely held works by William Marling
How "American" is globalization? by William Marling( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critics point to the popularity of McDonald's as a prime example of globalization and the supposed American hegemony in the world. But Marling shows, in a series of case studies, that local cultures are intrinsically resilient and that local languages, eating habits, land use, education systems, and other social patterns determine the extent to which American culture is imported and adapted to native needs. He argues that globalization can actually accentuate local cultures, which often put their own imprint on what they import - from translating films and television into hundreds of languages to changing the menu at a McDonald's to include the Japanese favorite Chicken Tastuta."--Jacket
Raymond Chandler by William Marling( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical study tracing the relationship between style and era for each of Chandler's seven full-length books
Dashiell Hammett by William Marling( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Dashiell Hammett
William Carlos Williams and the painters, 1909-1923 by William Marling( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American roman noir : Hammett, Cain, and Chandler by William Marling( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The American Roman Noir, William Marling reads classic hard-boiled fiction and film in the contexts of narrative theories and American social and cultural history. His search for the origins of the dark narratives that emerged during the 1920s and 1930s leads to a sweeping critique of Jazz-Age and Depression-era culture. Integrating economic history, biography, consumer product design, narrative analysis, and film scholarship, Marling makes new connections between events of the 1920s and 1930s and the modes, styles, and genres of their representation. At the center of Marling's approach is the concept of "prodigality": how narrative represents having, and having had, too much. Never before in this country, he argues, did wealth impinge on the national conscience as in the 1920s, and never was such conscience so sharply rebuked as in the 1930s. What, asks Marling, were the paradigms that explained accumulation and windfall, waste and failure? Marling first establishes a theoretical and historical context for the notion of prodigality. Among the topics he discusses are such watershed events as the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti and the premiere of the first sound movie, The Jazz Singer; technology's alteration of Americans' perceptive and figurative habits; and the shift from synecdochical to metonymical values entailed by a consumer society
Gatekeepers : the emergence of world literature and the 1960s by William Marling( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic idea of the writer as an isolated genius has been discredited, but there are few empirical studies documenting the role of "gatekeeping" in the literary process. How do friends, agents, editors, translators, small publishers, and reviewers-not to mention the changes in technology and the publishing industry-shape the literary process? This matrix is further complicated when books cross cultural and language barriers, that is, when they become part of World Literature. This study builds on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, Randall Collins, James English and Mark McGurl, describing the multi-layered gatekeeping process in the context of World Literature after the 1960s. It focuses on four case studies: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Charles Bukowski, Paul Auster and Haruki Murakami. The two American authors achieved remarkable success overseas owing to perspicacious gatekeepers; the two international authors benefited tremendously from well-curated translation into English.0
They shoot horses, don't they? by Horace McCoy( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The depression of the 1930s led people to desperate measures to survive. The Marathon Dance Craze, which flourished at that time, seemed a simple way for people to earn extra money--dancing the hours away for cash. But, the underside of that Craze was filled with a competition and violence unknown to most ballrooms. [author's] classic American story captures that dark side in this powerful novel."--
Williams and the Arensberg Circle, 1909-1923 by William Marling( )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woollen industry of Gloucestershire; a retrospect. Papers by William Marling( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killers in tutus by William Marling( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The litany : (a literary revision) by William Marling( Book )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Proskuneo : a term for a lifestyle of obedience by William Marling( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Williams and the Arensberg Circle, 1909 - 1925 by William Marling( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How "American" is Globalization?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) presents a lecture on "How American is Globalization? by Dr. William Marling. February 24, 2009. West Hall, Auditorium B, 6:00pm
 
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Alternative Names
Marling, William.

Marling, William H. 1951-

Marling, William Henry 1951-

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The American roman noir : Hammett, Cain, and ChandlerThey shoot horses, don't they?