Rollyson, Carl E. (Carl Edmund)
Most widely held works by Carl E Rollyson
Notable American novelists ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,576 libraries worldwide
Contains entries that provide biographical and analytical information about forty-seven of the United States' and Canada's best-known fiction writers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; arranged alphabetically from James Agee to Ernest J. Gaines.
Lillian Hellman : her legend and her legacy by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
In depth critical biography of playwright Lillian Hellman drawn from recently discovered diaries, state department files, and interviews.
Critical survey of long fiction ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
Contains entries that provide biographical and career information about seventy-one world authors of long fiction,each with data on dates and places of birth and death, lists of principal works, a critical essay, and a bibliography; arranged alphabetically from A-to-Cap.
The lives of Norman Mailer : a biography by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
Notable British novelists ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 927 libraries worldwide
Contains biographical sketches and career analyses of 104 of the best-known and most studied English, Scottish, and Irish writers of long fiction from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries.
Herman Melville A to Z : the essential reference to his life and work by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 901 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Although he spent much of his career in obscurity, Herman Melville has since become known as one of America's greatest novelists, short story writers, and poets. The author of Moby-Dick, Billy Budd, Typee, White-Jacket, "Bartleby the Scrivener," and many other classic works, Melville was rediscovered in the 1920s by a new generation of writers who saw in his work an evolving sense of modernism. His work is now an integral part of the high school and college curriculum, and writers as diverse as Jack London, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, and Norman Mailer have paid homage to Melville's poetry and prose. Herman Melville A to Z is the most comprehensive guide to his life and work. Entries examine the characters and settings of his novels and short stories, the critics and scholars who commented on his work, and Melville's friends and associates, including such prominent literary figures as Oliver Wendell Holmes and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Susan Sontag : the making of an icon by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 892 libraries worldwide
Delves beneath the surface to examine the forces that made Sontag an international icon, exploring her public persona and private passions, including the strategies behind her meteoric rise to fame and her political moves.
Critical survey of drama ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev. ed., English language series, published in 1994, and Critical survey of drama, Foreign language series, published in 1986. This new 8 vol. set contains 602 essays, of which 538 discuss individual dramatists and 64 cover broad overview topics. The dramatist profiles contain more than 310 photographs and drawings.
The Brontës A to Z : the essential reference to their lives and work by Lisa Olson Paddock ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: One of English literature's most famous families, the Bronts︠ are known as much for their short lives as for the unforgettable works they produced: Charlotte's Jane Eyre, Emily's Wuthering Heights, and Anne's Agnes Grey, among others. Now, in one encyclopedic resource, readers can explore the life and work of each writer as an individual and as part of an unusually creative family. The Bronts︠ A to Z is an indispensable, easy-to-use reference to the world of the Bront ︠family: sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne; their brother, Branwell; and their father, Patrick. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including correspondence, reviews, biographical studies, and the texts themselves, this book covers the Bronts︠' literary influences and achievements, personal history, and critical reception.
Nothing ever happens to the brave : the story of Martha Gellhorn by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
Notable playwrights ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Biographical sketches and critical studies of 106 important dramatists from antiquity to the present.
Uses of the past in the novels of William Faulkner by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Rebecca West : a life by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
A novelist, critic, biographer, travel writer, and investigative journalist, Rebecca West had a keen eye for conflict, and a razor tongue for battle. Called "George Bernard Shaw in skirts" by pundits, she was a woman both feted for her achievements and feared for her cutting wit - "With malice toward all" was her motto, and her barbs are legend. Yet her vitriol was a mask for the pain she spent her life trying to escape. Born Cicily Fairfield to a ne'er-do-well, sexually abusive father and an emotionally fragile mother, she took the name Rebecca West from a strong-willed character in an Ibsen play, and thus began the remarkable process of reinvention that would culminate in her being named Dame of the British Empire at the peak of her career. West's first great love was H. G. Wells, with whom she had a son out of wedlock; her stormy relationship with both father and son would plague her throughout her life. She traveled around the world for her writing, and her fame, beauty and wit drew men to her wherever she went. She left behind a notable train in her wake, including the likes of Wells, Lord Beaverbrook, and Charlie Chaplin. Drawing upon a wealth of never-before-seen archival material and interviews with family and friends, authorized biographer Carl Rollyson has re-created this singular life with compassion, animation, and rare insight. He has plumbed deeply, to the truth behind Dame West's outrageous reputation, and - a harder feat - he has taken the first full measure of her dazzling range of accomplishments. At last, one of this century's most gifted and colorful writers has been given the biography she so richly deserves.
Encyclopedia of American literature ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Three volumes present a comprehensive reference guide to American literature, from the colonial period through the 20th century.
Marilyn Monroe : a life of the actress by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Reading Susan Sontag : a critical introduction to her work by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
"Each of the chapters in Reading Susan Sontag is devoted to one of her books and is divided into three sections: synopsis, Ms. Sontag's own views of her work, and critical commentary. Thus it moves from basic knowledge to more sophisticated interpretation." "A glossary at the end of the book defines the terms and figures of speech that characterize Ms. Sontag's essays and may inhibit readers who do not share her formidable command of world culture. It also traces her use of allusions to other writers from one essay to the next." "In all, readers will find Reading Susan Sontag to be an enormously useful companion to the work of one of our major writers."--BOOK JACKET.
Critical companion to Herman Melville : a literary reference to his life and work by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Presents a guide to the life and literary accomplishments of the American author, including analyses of the contents and characters of each of his works.
Beautiful exile : the life of Martha Gellhorn by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
A student's guide to Scandinavian American genealogy by Lisa Olson Paddock ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Provides tips and resources to use when tracing Scandinavian-American ancestory.
A student's guide to Polish American genealogy by Carl E Rollyson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
A step-by-step guide to genealogical research to assist students of Polish-American descent.
American drama American fiction Art Authors, American Authors, English Bio-bibliography Bio-bibliography--Dictionaries Biography Biography as a literary form Biography--Dictionaries Brontë, Anne,--1820-1849 Brontë, Charlotte,--1816-1855 Brontë, Emily,--1818-1848 Brontë family Commonwealth drama (English) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dictionaries Drama Dramatists, American Encyclopedias England England--Yorkshire English drama English fiction Faulkner, William,--1897-1962 Fiction Gellhorn, Martha,--1908-1998 Great Britain Handbooks, manuals, etc. Hellman, Lillian,--1905-1984 Hemingway, Ernest,--1899-1961 History History Intellectual life Journalists Juvenile works Literature Mailer, Norman Marriage Melville, Herman,--1819-1891 Memory Novelists, American Novelists, English Sontag, Susan,--1933-2004 Southern States Time United States West, Rebecca,--1892-1983 Women and literature Women authors, English
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Rollyson, Carl Sokolnicki
Rollyson, Carl Sokolnicki, 1948-