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Castle, Terry

Works: 34 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 8,082 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Novels  History  Gothic fiction  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works about Terry Castle
Most widely held works by Terry Castle
The literature of lesbianism : a historical anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the Renaissance, countless writers have been magnetized by the notion of love between women. From Renaissance love poems to twentieth-century novels, plays, and short stories, The Literature of Lesbianism brings together hundreds of literary works on the subject of female homosexuality. This is not an anthology of "lesbian writers." Nor is it simply a one-sided compendium of "positive" or "negative" images of lesbian experience. Terry Castle explores the emergence and transformation of the "idea of lesbianism": its conceptual origins and how it has been transmitted, transformed, and collectively embellished over the past five centuries." "Both male and female authors are represented here and they display an astonishing and often unpredictable range of attitudes. Some excoriate female same-sex love; some eulogize it. Some are salacious or satiric, others sympathetic and confessional. Yet what comes across everywhere is just how visible - as a literary theme - Sapphic love has always been in Western literature. As Castle demonstrates, it is hardly the taboo or forbidden topic we sometimes assume it to be, but has in fact been a central preoccupation for many of our greatest writers, past and present." "Beginning with an excerpt from Ariosto's comic epic poem, Orlando Furioso, the anthology progresses chronologically through the next five centuries, presenting selections from Shakespeare, John Donne, Katherine Philips, Aphra Behn, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Alexander Pope, the Marquis de Sade, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Guy de Maupassant, Henry James, Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Nella Larsen, Colette, and Graham Greene, among many others. It also includes some anonymous works - several published here for the first time - as well as numerous translations from the writers of antiquity, such as Sappho, Ovid, Martial, and Juvenal, whose rediscovery in the early Renaissance helped shape subsequent Western literary representations of female homosexuality."--Jacket
The apparitional lesbian : female homosexuality and modern culture by Terry Castle( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het lesbische als spookgestalte in de westerse literatuur, geschiedenis en cultuur sinds 1750 a.d.h.v. het werk van Defoe en Diderot, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, Henry James, Anne Lister, Syliva Townsend Warner en Janet Flanner en vrouwen als Greta Garbo en Marie Antoinette
Masquerade and civilization : the carnivalesque in eighteenth-century English culture and fiction by Terry Castle( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The female thermometer : eighteenth-century culture and the invention of the uncanny by Terry Castle( Book )

16 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The female thermometer is a collection of Professor Castle's liveliest essays on female identity from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Throughout the book are woven the themes which are constant in Castle's work: fantasy, hallucination, travesty, transgression, women, and sexual ambiguity. These essays form a coherent and provocative exploration of a range of issues pertinent to gender studies
Clarissa's ciphers : meaning & disruption in Richardson's "Clarissa" by Terry Castle( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ann Radcliffe's orphaned heroine Emily St. Aubert finds herself imprisoned in her evil guardian Count Montoni's gloomy medieval fortress in the remote Apennines. Terror is the order of the day inside the walls of Udolpho, as Emily struggles against Montoni's rapacious schemes and the threat of her own psychological disintegration." "A bestseller in its day and a potent influence on Sade, Poe, and other writers, The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) is Radcliffe's classic work of Gothic fiction. With its dream-like plot and hallucinatory rendering of its characters' psychological states, the novel remains a profound and fascinating challenge to modern readers."--Jacket
Noël Coward & Radclyffe Hall : kindred spirits by Terry Castle( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At first glance, it seems difficult to imagine two more different literary personalities than Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall. Coward's writing is playful, sarcastic, absurd; Hall's is brooding and melancholic, rife with misery and suffering. Where she throws her head back in despair, he merely lifts an eyebrow. Yet as Terry Castle displays in her provocative new study, the two had much more in common than critics have been willing to concede." "The first look at the literary and biographical link between these influential contemporaries, Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall recounts a forgotten literary friendship and shows that Coward and Hall even make subtle, "ghostly" appearances in each others' works. This captivating tale is brought to life in a series of 45 illustrations, including photographs of Hall, Coward, and others in their social circle, along with cartoon renditions of the two from the popular press." "Through its imaginative juxtaposition of two major literary figures, this provocative work illuminates how traditional ideas of the differences between male and female homosexuals shield from view a vast arena of cultural understanding. Castle pushes past stale definitions - the tragic lesbian and the witty, urbane gay man - to present a broader picture." "In the process, Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall provides a rich critical vocabulary for bridging the experiences of gays and lesbians in history, casting light upon deep-rooted stereotypes that have long separated the two."--Jacket
Boss ladies, watch out! : essays on women, sex, and writing by Terry Castle( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boss Ladies, Watch Out! brings together in a convenient format Terry Castle's most scintillating recent essays on literary criticism, women's writing and sexuality. Readers of Castle's many books and reviews already know her as one of the most incisive and witty critics writing today." "The articles collected in Boss Ladies, Watch Out! constitute an extended meditation - both learned and personal - on just what it means to be a Female Critic. In the book's opening essays Castle examines how women became critics in the first place - scandalously at times - in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She explores in particular Jane Austen's "talismanic" role in the establishment of a female critical tradition. In the second part of the book, Castle embraces, with gusto, the role of Female Critic herself." "In lively reconsiderations of Sappho, Bronte, Cather, Colette, Gertrude Stein, and many other great women writers - "Boss Ladies" all - Castle pays a moving and civilized tribute to female genius and intellectual daring."--Jacket
Emma by Jane Austen( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others
Dear nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 by Nicole Eisenman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The largest definitive mid-career survey of the work of celebrated American artist Nicole Eisenman? to date, 'Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–?2013' includes more than 120 works, charting the development of Eisenman's practice across painting, printmaking, and drawing from the 1990s to the present.0Over the past twenty years, Eisenman has developed a creative and versatile vision that combines high and low culture with virtuosic skill. Fusing centuries-old art-making conventions and a multitude of art historic influences - including impressionism, German expressionism, and twentieth-century social realist painting - with contemporary subject matter, she depicts settings and themes as varied as bar scenes, motherhood, and the plight of the artist. Among her core concerns are depictions of community, identity, and sexuality.?0Eisenman’s continual representation of women (both “butch” and “femme”) and female love not only imbues the practice of figurative painting with an audaciously queer bent but also recasts art history in a feminist light. Her wit spares no one and nothing, and it is indeed through her humor and the discomfort caused by her work that she communicates the multifaceted richness of the human condition. Her incisive sociopolitical critique operates through the quotidian and the absurd, in ways that are both formally playful and visually breathtaking.0Exhibition: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA (24.1.-13.4.2014)
Spine tingler the William Castle story( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive biography of the American film producer and director William Castle, with a focus on his classic horror films. Castle was famous for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. Includes extensive film clips and commentary by his family, friends and actors, producers, directors and film historians
Courage, mon amie by Terry Castle( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuasion by Jane Austen( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austen's last novel is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. Her heroine, Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity, breeding and great depth of emotion, stands in stark contrast to the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England. Includes a new Introduction by Margaret Drabble, famed novelist and editor of The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Between men-between women lesbian and gay studies( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masquerade and civilization by Terry Castle( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professor and other writings by Terry Castle( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of America's most brilliant critics and cultural commentators comes a long-awaited collection of penetrating autobiographical essays and a riveting short memoir, novelistic in style and ambition, about the pathos, comedy, and devastation of early love. Stanford professor and longtime contributor to the London Review of Books, the Atlantic, the New Republic, Slate, and other publications, Terry Castle is widely admired for the wit, panache, intellectual breadth, and emotional honesty of her writings on life, literature, and art. Now, at long last, she has collected some of the more personal of her recent essays in a single volume. Several pieces here are already acknowledged classics: "Desperately Seeking Susan," the celebrated account she wrote in 2005 of her droll and somewhat bittersweet friendship with Susan Sontag; "My Heroin Christmas," a darkly humorous examination of addiction, her family and stepsiblings, and the late, great jazz saxophonist Art Pepper; and the picaresque "Travels with My Mother," a rollicking travelogue that brings together Castle's complicated relationship with her mother, lesbianism, art, and the difficult yet transcendent work of the painter Agnes Martin. At the center of the collection, however, is the title work, published here for the first time: a candid and wrenching exploration of Castle's relationship, during her graduate school years, with a female professor. At once hilarious and rueful, it is a pitch-perfect recollection of the fiascos of youth: how we come to own (or disown) our sexuality; how we understand (or don't) the emotional needs and wishes of others; how the ordeals of desire can prompt a lifelong search for self-understanding. In this account of a sentimental education, as in all the essays in The Professor and Other Writings, Terry Castle reveals herself as a truly remarkable writer: utterly distinctive, wise, frank, and fearless
Gulliver's travels : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives by Jonathan Swift( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Swift's classic novel presents the 1965 Herbert Davis Edition (based on the Faulkner Edition of 1735) along with five critical essays - newly commissioned or revised for a student audience - that read Gulliver's Travels from five contemporary critical perspectives. Each critical essay is accompanied by a succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of the critical perspective and by a bibliography that promotes further exploration of
The professor : a sentimental education by Terry Castle( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The New eighteenth century : theory, politics, English literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Their heads in their canoos : comic myth in "Upon Appleton House" by Terry Castle( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The literature of lesbianism : a historical anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall
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Terry Castle American lliterary scholar

Терри Кастл

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The apparitional lesbian : female homosexuality and modern cultureMasquerade and civilization : the carnivalesque in eighteenth-century English culture and fictionThe female thermometer : eighteenth-century culture and the invention of the uncannyThe mysteries of UdolphoNoël Coward & Radclyffe Hall : kindred spiritsBoss ladies, watch out! : essays on women, sex, and writingEmmaSpine tingler the William Castle story