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Barbour, James 1933-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 3,281 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Church history  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 )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romanticism ( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographies of books : the compositional histories of notable American writings ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 518 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 )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 451 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 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liebling at The New Yorker : uncollected essays by A. J Liebling( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 205 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 )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 134 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 104 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 22 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 3 WorldCat member libraries 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
Zone refining of naphthalene by James Barbour( )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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