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Johnson, Greg 1953-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 131 publications in 1 language and 8,576 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Diaries  Fiction  Interviews  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Textbooks  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3565.A8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Greg Johnson
Invisible writer : a biography of Joyce Carol Oates by Greg Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Invisible Writer, the first full-length, authorized biography of this complex and gifted writer, author and literary critic Greg Johnson examines the mysteries and myths that have attended Oates's remarkable career. Granted privileged access to her private letters and journals, and drawing upon hundreds of extensive interviews with family, friends, colleagues, and Oates herself, Johnson develops his portrait of an "invisible writer" whose carefully guarded private world proves as fascinating as her well-publicized literary career. Oates's own life was marked by the same chaos, violence, and dark twists of fate that would later beset her fictional characters and create her obsession with what she calls "the phantasmagoria of personality." Here is the child born into poverty in the desolate heart of upstate New York; a girl shadowed by emotional terrors; a young woman drawn at an early age into an intensely private world of the intellect and imagination. We learn of her relationship with her autistic sister, Lynn, her mirror image - and a child without words; of her spectacular early success and subsequent conflicts with a sexist and hostile literary establishment; and of the near breakdown in the face of overwhelming media attention
The journal of Joyce Carol Oates : 1973-1982 by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates, edited by Greg Johnson, offers a rare first glimpse into the private thoughts of this extraordinary writer. This volume focuses on excerpts from the journal written during the crucial first decade, 1973-1982, one of the most productive of Oates's long career. Housed in her archive at Syracuse University, the journals themselves run to more than 5,000 single spaced typewritten pages. Far more than just a daily account of a writer's writing life, these intimate, unrevised pages candidly explore Oates' friendship with other writers, including John Updike, Donald Barthelme, Susan Sontag, Gail Godwin, and Philip Roth, among others. Oates also describes, in vivid and captivating detail, her university teaching, her love of the natural world, her rural background, her vast reading, her critics, her travels, and, predominantly, the "silent, secret" life of the imagination. -- BOOK JACKET
Understanding Joyce Carol Oates by Greg Johnson( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Dickinson, perception and the poet's quest by Greg Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnson describes Dickinson's poetic canon as the enactment of a major Romantic quest
Joyce Carol Oates : a study of the short fiction by Greg Johnson( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce Carol Oates is often called America's most prolific living writer, but it is perhaps her versatility that is most astounding. Just as she is a revered novelist, playwright, poet, and critic, the short stories gathered in her 21 published collections - from By the North Gate (1963) to Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque (1994) - vary in theme and style, although all evoke the bedrock natural and social reality that has consistently informed her fiction. In this comprehensive survey of Oates's stories, Greg Johnson selects eight of her collections that he considers most representative of her work and among her most successful books. He analyzes stories in which Oates experiments with form, genre, allusion, and Gothicism and presents postmodern allegories of American life. Separate chapters are devoted to Oates's early Eden County stories in By the North Gate and Upon the Sweeping Flood (1966), her stories focused on female experience in The Wheel of Love (1970) and The Goddess and Other Women (1974), her experimentation with fictional form and genre in Marriages and Infidelities (1972) and Night-Side (1977), and her recent work in Raven's Wing (1986) and Heat (1991), dealing with the psychology and culture of contemporary life. The volume's second part presents a 1981 interview with Oates (conducted by Sanford Pinsker), as well as a copious selection of Oates's writing about her stories and the form generally - a discussion of her early stories; separate appraisals of "Funland," "Heat," "The Swimmers," and "Why Don't You Come Live with Me It's Time"; her response to the question "Is there a female voice?"; and her comments on the translation of short story into film. Part 3 consists of four critical essays - by scholars Marilyn C. Wesley, Daniel L. Zins, Robert McPhillips, and Gretchen Schulz - commissioned specifically for this volume, as well as previously published essays by William Abrahams, Elaine Showalter, and Elizabeth Pochoda. Johnson's exploration of the stories he considers key to an understanding of Oates's mastery of the genre is essential reading for students of Oates's work and of the contemporary American short story
Joyce Carol Oates : conversations, 1970-2006 by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perrine's literature : structure, sound, and sense by Laurence Perrine( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eighth edition of Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, like the previous editions, is written for the student who is beginning a serious study of imaginative literature
Sticky kisses : a novel by Greg Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thom and Abby Sadler, a brother and sister close in age and temperament, enjoyed an aparently solid, middle-class upbringing. But as adults, after Thom has come out as a gay man and Abby has become the dutiful companion to their mother, they suffer an estrangement during a family crisis. When their father dies, Abby moves to Philadelphia with her mother, who grew up there, while Thom stays in Atlanta and cobbles together a new "family" with his close friends and the occasional, fleeting lover."--Jacket
Pagan babies by Greg Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the fleeting optimism of Kennedy & rsquo;s Camelot to the fearsome specter of the age of AIDS, this impressive, powerfully written debut novel follows the lives of two young people and their stormy relationship that parallels the moral confusion of America over the next thirty years
Distant friends : stories by Greg Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am dangerous : stories by Greg Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen Southern tales. In A House of Trees, a boy is crippled by his drunken father, Scene of the Crime is on a daughter who revenges herself on her mother, and Little Death is on abortion
A friendly deceit : short stories by Greg Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aid and comfort : poems by Greg Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last encounter with the enemy : stories by Greg Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perrine's Story and structure by Laurence Perrine( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] is the ... comprehensive resource for courses on reading or writing fiction. This essential text is designed to develop the vital skills required for success in nearly every college-level class: critical reading, careful analysis, and effective writing
Women I've known : new and selected stories by Greg Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These twenty-four stories, seven new and the rest selected from Johnson's previous four collections, range from 'The Metamorphosis,' in which a young female impersonator is torn to pieces by her fans, to 'Last Encounter with the Enemy,' a battle of wills between Flannery O'Connor and a precocious eleven-year-old boy. Other women writers from the past encountered here are Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and Emily Dickinson. Stories from the new collection have been included in The O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project
Perrine's story and structure : an introduction to fiction by Laurence Perrine( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a complete overview of the essential elements of fiction, along with a diverse selection of important and engaging stories to illustrate them. The section on three featured writers, James Joyce, Flannery O'Connor, and Joyce Carol Oates, includes three stories by each author (at least one of them new for Joyce and O'Connor), as well as essays, some new, by noted critics on their works
The journal of Joyce Carol Oates by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates, edited by Greg Johnson, offers a rare glimpse into the private thoughts of this extraordinary writer, focusing on excerpts written during one of the most productive decades of Oates's long career. Far more than just a daily account of a writer's writing life, these intimate, unrevised pages candidly explore her friendship with other writers, including John Updike, Donald Barthelme, Susan Sontag, Gail Godwin, and Philip Roth. It presents a fascinating portrait of the artist as a young woman, fully engaged with her world and her culture, on her way to becoming one of the most respected, honored, discussed, and controversial figures in American letters
Instructor's manual : Perrine's story and structure by Laurence Perrine( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perrine's story and structure by Laurence Perrine( Recording )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] is the ... comprehensive resource for courses on reading or writing fiction. This essential text is designed to develop the vital skills required for success in nearly every college-level class: critical reading, careful analysis, and effective writing. -HH216
 
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Invisible writer : a biography of Joyce Carol Oates
Alternative Names
Greg Johnson American football defensive lineman

Грег Джонсон

Languages
English (117)

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The journal of Joyce Carol Oates : 1973-1982Understanding Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates : a study of the short fictionJoyce Carol Oates : conversations, 1970-2006Perrine's literature : structure, sound, and senseSticky kisses : a novelPagan babiesDistant friends : stories