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Berkove, Lawrence I.

Overview
Works: 35 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 9,723 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Drama  Fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1097, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Lawrence I Berkove
 
Most widely held works by Lawrence I Berkove
Skepticism and dissent : selected journalism from 1898-1901 by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heretical fictions : religion in the literature of Mark Twain by Lawrence I Berkove( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging the prevailing belief that Mark Twain's position on religion hovered somewhere between skepticism and outright heresy, Lawrence Berkove and Joseph Csicsila marshal biographical details ofTwain's life alongside close readings of his work to explore the religious faith of America's most beloved writer and humorist. They conclude not only that religion was an important factor in Twain's life but also that the popular conception of Twain as agnostic, atheist, or apostate is simply wrong. Heretical Fictions is the first full-length study to assess the importance of Twain's heretical Calvinism as the foundation of his major works, bringing to light important thematic ties that connect the author's early work to his high period and from there to his late work. Berkove and Csicsila set forth the main elements of Twain's "countertheological" interpretation of Calvinism and analyze in detail the way it shapes five of his major books---Roughing It, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger---as well as some of his major short stories. The result is a groundbreaking and unconventional portrait of a seminal figure in American letters
The best short stories of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects several of Mark Twain's short stories, including Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog, Political Economy, and Extracts from Adam's Diary
A prescription for adversity : the moral art of Ambrose Bierce by Lawrence I Berkove( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Prescription for Adversity makes the revolutionary case that Ambrose Bierce, far from being a bitter misanthrope, was instead both a compassionate and moral author. Berkove, focusing on Bierce's short fiction, establishes the necessity of recognizing the pattern of his intellectual and literary development over the course of his career. The author shows that Bierce, probably the American author with the most extensive experience of the Civil War, turned to classical Stoicism and English and French Enlightenment literature in his postwar search for meaning. Bierce's fiction arose from his ultimately unsatisfying encounters with the philosophies those sources offered, but the moral commitment as well as the literary techniques of their authors, particularly Jonathan Swift, inspired him. Dating Bierce's fiction, and introducing uncollected journalism, correspondence, and important new literary history and biographical information, Berkove brings new insights to a number of stories, including "A Son of the Gods" and "A Horseman in the Sky, " but especially "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, " and presents compelling readings of the Parenticide Club tales and "Moxon's Master." A Prescription for Adversity substantiates how Bierce at his best is one of the few American authors who rise to the level of Mark Twain, and the only one who touches Jonathan Swift. A work of both biography and literary criticism, this book rescues Ambrose Bierce and his literature from the neglect to which it has been assigned by 'illfounded, obtuse, and unproductive approaches based on skewed notions of his personality and forced or facile readings of individual stories.'"--Back cover
The short fiction of Ambrose Bierce : a comprehensive edition by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack London( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fighting horse of the Stanislaus : stories & essays by Dan De Quille( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tongue-Oil Timothy, as unflappable as he is unconscionable, swindles Wasatch Sam in a villainous poker game. Amazed prospectors discover a full-grown silver man deep in a mountain tunnel. Old Pizen, a horse so mean that he was almost poison to himself, is wagered by his own owner in the fight of his life. The travelling stones of Pahranagat, when scattered about the ground, immediately huddle together like eggs in a nest. Highly eccentric but shrewd, itinerant preacher Lorenzo Dow raises the devil. A cheery voiced goblin frog points the way toward the great Comstack silver lode
The Old West in the old world : lost plays by Bret Harte and Sam Davis by Bret Harte( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the plays The Luck of Roaring Camp, by Bret Harte, and The Prince of Timbuctoo, by Sam Davis
The psychoscope : a sensational drama in five acts by Rollin Mallory Daggett( Book )

4 editions published between 1871 and 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sagebrush anthology : literature from the silver age of the Old West( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty-eight selections representing writers who spent their creative years in Nevada from the 1860s to the early twentieth century and have become known as the Sagebrush School. Features Mark Twain, Dan De Quille, Sam Davis, Joe Goodman, and Rollin Daggett, and lesser-known writers Arthur McEwen, Fred Hart, and others"--Provided by publisher
Dives and Lazarus by Dan De Quille( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan De Quille by Lawrence I Berkove( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the big bonanza : Dan De Quille's early Comstock accounts( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This may be the best discovery to come out of Nevada mining since the Big Bonanza vein itself. Dan De Quille was the outstanding reporter of the Comstock Lode, and almost anything he would have to say about it would be worth reading."--Michael Green
Insider stories of the Comstock Lode and Nevada's mining frontier, 1859-1909 : primary sources in American social history by Lawrence I Berkove( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume work includes the "Bye-the-Bye" columns that were published in The Nevada Mining News in the years 1908-1909. This featured column was devoted to a series of historical memoirs primarily about the Comstock Lode of the 1860s to 1880s. The columns provide a fascinating glimpse into this era during which the first major mining enterprise in Nevada occurred and shed light on a number of the personalities of that time, including John Mackay. The editor has framed these materials through an excellent introduction, explanatory annotation, supplementary appendices, a thorough bibliogra
Ambrose Bierce's concern with mind and man by Lawrence I Berkove( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gnomes of the dead rivers by Dan De Quille( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sorceress of Attu by Dan De Quille( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short fiction of Ambrose Bierce : a comprehensive edition by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

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

Ethical records of Twain and his circle of Sagebrush journalists by Lawrence I Berkove( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insider stories of the Comstock Lode and Nevada's mining frontier, 1859-1909( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Heretical fictions : religion in the literature of Mark Twain
Alternative Names
Berkove, Lawrence Ivan 1930-

Languages
English (88)

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The best short stories of Mark TwainA prescription for adversity : the moral art of Ambrose BierceThe short fiction of Ambrose Bierce : a comprehensive editionJack LondonThe Old West in the old world : lost plays by Bret Harte and Sam DavisThe sagebrush anthology : literature from the silver age of the Old WestDan De QuilleInsider stories of the Comstock Lode and Nevada's mining frontier, 1859-1909 : primary sources in American social historyThe short fiction of Ambrose Bierce : a comprehensive edition