WorldCat Identities

Barbour, James 1933-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 3,296 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Fiction  Church history  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS88, 813.509
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Barbour
Writing the American classics( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographies of books : the compositional histories of notable American writings( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind the composition and publication of a literary work is often almost as interesting as the work itself. The essays gathered here under the skillful editorship of James Barbour and Tom Quirk present the fascinating "biographies" of ten well-known works by some of the most inventive and important authors in American literature. From Mark Twain to Ken Kesey, Edith Wharton to Eudora Welty, these writers helped shape the American literary imagination. The workings of their individual imaginations as affected by time and circumstance are the subject of this volume. These critical investigations by distinguished contributors touch upon the authors' lives and loves, their unique methods of writing, and their ambivalent, sometimes stormy, relationships with agents, publishers, and artistic forebears. Unlike critical approaches that treat literary works as linguistic artifacts, these essays seek to recreate a sense of literature as a unique product of the human imagination
Dreaming baseball by James T Farrell( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickey Donovan grew up on the South Side of Chicago dreaming of becoming a star for the White Sox. Donovan's childhood dream came true in 1919 when he made the team. Despite the fact that he spent most of his rookie season on the bench, it was truly a magical year - until the Black Sox scandal turned it into a nightmare. -- Book jacket
Essays on Puritans and Puritanism by Leon Howard( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebling at The New Yorker : uncollected essays by A. J Liebling( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.J. Liebling has often been regarded as one of the greatest of American journalists. These essays show him at his best, always finding the element of human interest in the most complex story. As Fred Warner notes in the introduction, once we read Liebling, we wish he were still around commenting on the absurdities of our times, writing about our current crop of mountebanks who so abundantly flourish, insisting on the objectivity and integrity of the Press. But most of all we wish he were here to grace us with his marvelous prose
Liebling's war : World War II dispatches of A.J. Liebling by A. J Liebling( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Yorker sent [A.J.] Liebling to Paris in October 1939 to cover the war in Europe. The assignment lasted through the liberation of Paris and a few weeks thereafter, and here for the first time Liebling's war dispatches ... are arranged to form a coherent narrative"--Jacket
The unfolding of Moby-Dick : essays in evidence (a fragment) by Leon Howard( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A neutral corner : boxing essays by A. J Liebling( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical conversion of solid wastes to useful products by James Barbour( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writing of Moby Dick by James Barbour( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zone refining of naphthalene by James Barbour( )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The polyisocyanate straw particleboard process by James Barbour( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The industrial utilization of solid waste : economic and engineering analysis of a straw-particleboard plant by Robert R Groner( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Writing the American classics
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Biographies of books : the compositional histories of notable American writingsDreaming baseballLiebling's war : World War II dispatches of A.J. LieblingA neutral corner : boxing essays