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Gioia, Dana

Overview
Works: 405 works in 879 publications in 1 language and 31,769 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Poetry  History  Short stories  Interviews 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Actor, Librettist, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Signer
Classifications: PN1042, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dana Gioia
Why Shakespeare? by Lawrence Bridges( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various famous and not so famous individuals state the effect that Shakespeare's works have had in their lives. A main video presentation accompanied by seventeen vignettes
Can poetry matter? by Dana Gioia( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dana Gioia's essay "Can Poetry Matter?" appeared in the Atlantic in 1991, it sparked a firestorm of debate and discussion over the role of the poet in today's world - a dialogue in which Gioia participated on radio, television, and in print. One of the more stimulating and provocative figures on our literary horizon, and the author of two widely praised books of poems, Gioia is also an essayist of wide renown. This collection of essays demonstrates that Gioia's talents do not lie in the area of controversy alone. Can Poetry Matter? is an old-fashioned sort of literary book, part literary criticism, part social commentary, and part plain good reading. Addressing such subjects as the poet as businessman and New Formalism as the real avant-garde, it also includes pieces on the life and work of such diverse figures as Robinson Jeffers, Weldon Kees, Robert Bly, and Wallace Stevens
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama by X. J Kennedy( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides insights on reading and writing about stories, poems, and plays. Organized into three genres-Literature, this work presents discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by works, supported by useful writing tips, and followed by chapters devoted to writing
An introduction to poetry by X. J Kennedy( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bestselling anthology includes more than 500 of the discipline's greatest poems, blending classic works and contemporary selections. Both noted poets themselves, the text's editors X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia write of their subject with wit and a contagious enthusiasm. Informative, accessible apparatus presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, and supported by interludes with the poets. --Publisher description
Twentieth-century American poetry by Dana Gioia( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twentieth-Century American Poetry draws together the best poets of the past hundred years. From the well-established to the previously obscure, each poet featured here contributes his or her share to the vitality of our nation's poetry. The country's youngest poets - those writers exploring poetry's newest frontiers - speak here, too."--Jacket
The art of the short story by Dana Gioia( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of fifty-two short stories, covering a wide range of international authors and offering insight into the art of short story, including works by Chinua Achebe, William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Yukio Mishima, Eudora Welty, among others
Disappearing ink : poetry at the end of print culture by Dana Gioia( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dana Gioia offers insightful essays on literature's changing place in contemporary culture in this new collection." "What happens to poetry in a culture that no longer depends on books? Dana Gioia dismisses the standard cliches about poetry's precarious place in a society transformed by electronic media. Looking at both the literary world and popular entertainment, Gioia's original title essay offers an account of how new technologies and innovative forms of oral poetry - rap, slam, spoken work, performance art - are revitalizing the art in unexpected ways."--Jacket
An introduction to To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee by Dan Stone( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
An Introduction to The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, a novel about a poor family of sharecroppers who are driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry during the Great Depression
An introduction to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a future American society that embraces hedonism and bans critical thought through reading
An Introduction to The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
An introduction to The call of the wild by Jack London by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Jack London's tale of an unusual dog--part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd--that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Leo Tolstoy's The death of Ivan Ilyich, a novel about Christian faith and the nature of life and death
An introduction to Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Rudolfo Anaya's novel about a young boy in New Mexico in the 1940s who must reconcile the many conflicting influences of his family, religion, and community
An introduction to The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of the novel by Carson McCullers about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in Georgia
An introduction to A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Hemingway's A farewell to arms, a novel about the tenuous nature of love in time of war told through the story of Lieutenant Henry, an American, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse, who meet during World War I
An Introduction to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain by Adam Kampe( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of the classic Twain story of a young boy growing up in Hannibal, Missouri
An introduction to The age of innocence by Edith Wharton by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Wharton's The age of innocence, a novel about the upper classes of New York and the story of Newland Archer's love for Countess Olenska
An introduction to The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan : audio guide by Adam Kampe( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, a novel about four mothers, four daughters, and four families whose paths cross in 1949 in San Francisco as four Chinese women begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk
 
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Can poetry matter?
Alternative Names

controlled identityGioia, Ted

Dana Gioia American writer

Dana Gioia Amerikaans dichter

Dzhoĭa, Deĭna

Dzhoĭa, Deĭna, 1950-

Gioia, Dana 1950-...

Gioia, Michael Dana

Gioia, Michael Dana 1950-

Michael, Dana 1950-

Джойа, Дейна

Джойа, Дейна 1950-

Languages
English (202)

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Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and dramaAn introduction to poetryTwentieth-century American poetryThe art of the short storyDisappearing ink : poetry at the end of print cultureDana GioiaLonely impulse of delight : one reader's childhood