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Barbour, James 1933-

Works: 14 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 3,318 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
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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 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays describes the genesis of ten classic works of American literature. Using biographical, cultural, and manuscript evidence, the contributors tell the "stories of stories," plotting the often curious and always interesting ways in which notable American books took shape in a writer's mind
Romanticism by James Barbour( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1986. This outstanding collection of major essays by some of America's finest literary scholars and critics provides students of American literature with a unique perspective of America's Romantic literature. Some of these essays make connections between authors or define Romanticism in terms of one of the works; others address major issues during the period; others offer a framework for specific works; and, finally, some give interpretations for the reader. All of the essays offer distinctive voices that will engage students in this rich and memorable period of American literature
Biographies of books : the compositional histories of notable American writings( Book )

7 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
Essays on Puritans and Puritanism by Leon Howard( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming baseball by James T Farrell( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 358 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
Liebling at The New Yorker : uncollected essays by A. J Liebling( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 202 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 140 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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen previously unpublished boxing pieces written between 1952 and 1963. Demonstrating A.J. Liebling's abiding passion for the "sweet science" of boxing, A Neutral Corner brings together fifteen previously unpublished pieces written between 1952 and 1963. Antic, clear-eyed, and wildly entertaining, these essays showcase a The New Yorker journalist at the top of his form. Here one relives the high drama of the classic Patterson-Johansson championship bout of 1959, and Liebling's early prescient portrayal of Cassius Clay's style as a boxer and a poet is not to be missed. Liebling always finds the human story that makes these essays appealing to aficionados of boxing and prose alike. Alive with a true fan's reverence for the sport, yet balanced by a true skeptic's disdain for sentiment, A Neutral Corner is an American treasure
The chemical conversion of solid wastes to useful products by James Barbour( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writing of Moby Dick by James Barbour( )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 11 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