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Hayes, Kevin J.

Works: 55 works in 300 publications in 2 languages and 18,815 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Folklore  Interviews  Sources  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1449.C85, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Kevin J Hayes
Most widely held works by Kevin J Hayes
The Cambridge companion to Edgar Allan Poe by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

42 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores key dimensions of Edgar Allan Poe's work and life. Contributions provide a series of new perspectives on one of the most enigmatic and controversial American writers. The essays, specially tailored to the needs of undergraduates, examine all of Poe's major writings, his poetry, short stories, and criticism, and place his work in a variety of literary, cultural, and political contexts. The volume features a detailed chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading
The road to Monticello : the life and mind of Thomas Jefferson by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an invaluable look at Thomas Jefferson's intellectual and literary life, focusing on the books and ideas that exerted the most profound influence on him, including "Aesop's Fables," "Robinson Crusoe," and works by the great writers of classical antiquity
The mind of a patriot : Patrick Henry and the world of ideas by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title presents an intellectual life of a major figure who has traditionally been seen as an anti-intellectual 'child of nature'. Individual chapters of this book examine Henry's education, his legal career, his use of books to improve his speaking style, his relationship to the antislavery movement, and much more
Melville's folk roots by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melville's Folk Roots brings to the forefront the depth of Melville's immersion with and borrowing from oral traditions, both musical and narrative; tall-tale humor; nautical folklore; superstition; and legend. Though intended as a survey of Melville's use of folklore, this book also is important as a general introduction to his work. Unencumbered by critical jargon and narrated in an engaging manner, this book will appeal to general readers as well as seasoned scholars of Melville
Henry James : the contemporary reviews( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie, a girl of the streets : (a story of New York) by Stephen Crane( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an annotated edition of the nineteenth-century novel about Maggie, a beautiful tenement girl whose life takes a downward spin when she becomes involved with Pete; and includes backgrounds and sources, reviews, critical essays, and a history of the novel's composition and revision
A journey through American literature by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid snapshot of America's kaleidoscopic literary tradition, A Journey Through American Literature illuminates the authors, works, and events that have shaped our cultural heritage. Kevin J. Hayes charts this history through a series of approachable thematic chapters-Narrative Voice and the Short Story, the Drama of the Everyday, the Great American Novel-that reveal the richness of American literature while providing a compelling set of footholds with which to engage it. Among the topics covered are the role of travel and the symbolism of geography, characters and the importance of voice and dialect, self-definition and the American dream, new beginnings, and the role of memory. Hayes not only discusses the main canonical genres like poetry, drama, and the novel, but also looks at travel writing, autobiography, and frame tales. Key writers like Mark Twain, Ralph Ellison, Emily Dickinson, and Harriet Jacobs are central players in the drama while dozens more create a backdrop that gives this history depth. The book also features over 20 illustrations, a bibliography, and a chronology listing the key events and work in America's literary history
A colonial woman's bookshelf by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge introduction to Herman Melville by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite its indifferent reception when it was first published in 1851, Moby-Dick is now a central work in the American literary canon. This introduction offers readings of Melville's masterpiece, but it also sets out the key themes, contexts, and critical reception of his entire oeuvre. Kevin J. Hayes provides comprehensive information about Melville's life and works in an accessible book that will be essential for students beginning to read this important author."--Jacket
Charlie Chaplin : interviews by Charlie Chaplin( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of early American literature( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature is a single-volume source of original scholarship on early American literature. This work presents an authoritative and in-depth assessment of a crucial area within literary studies. Organized primarily in terms of genre, the articles include original research on key concepts, as well as analysis of interesting texts from throughout colonial America. Separate articles are devoted to literary genres of great importance at the time of their composition that have been neglected in recent decades, such as histories, promotion literature, and scientific writing. New interpretations are offered on the works of Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and Dr. Alexander Hamilton while lesser-known figures are also brought to light. Newly vital areas like print culture and natural history are given full treatment
Conversations with Jack Kerouac by Jack Kerouac( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poe and the printed word by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Poe and the Printed Word, Kevin Hayes explores the relationship between various facets of print culture and Poe's writings. His study provides a fuller picture of Poe's life and works by examining how the publishing opportunities of his time influenced his development as a writer. Hayes demonstrates how Poe employed different methods of publication as a showcase for his verse, criticism, and fiction. Beginning with Poe's early exposure to the printed word, and ending with the ambitious magazine and book projects of his final years, this reappraisal of Poe's career provides an engaging account that is part biography, part literary history, and part history of the book."--Jacket
Folklore and book culture by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To many observers, folklore and book culture might appear to be opposites. Folklore, after all, involves orally circulated stories and traditions while book culture is concerned with the transmission of written texts. However, as Kevin J. Hayes points out, there are many instances where the two intersect, and exploring those intersections is the purpose of this fascinating and provocative study. Hayes shows that the acquisition of knowledge and the ownership of books have not displaced folklore but instead have given rise to new beliefs and superstitions. Some book have generated new proverbs; others have fostered their own legends. Occasionally the book has served as an important motif in folklore, and in one folk genre - the flyleaf rhyme - the book itself has become the place where folklore occurs, thus indicating a lively interaction between folk, print, and manuscript culture. Solidly researched and venturing into areas long neglected by scholars, Folklore and Book Culture is a work that will engage not only folklorists but historians and literary scholars as well
The critical response to Herman Melville's Moby-Dick( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese's Raging bull by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed for use in undergraduate and graduate film courses, Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull" will also enhance appreciation of this seminal film for general audiences."--Jacket
Edgar Allan Poe in context by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Allan Poe mastered a variety of literary forms over the course of his brief and turbulent career. As a storyteller, Poe defied convention by creating Gothic tales of mystery, horror, and suspense that remain widely popular today. This collection demonstrates how Poe's experience of early nineteenth-century American life fueled his iconoclasm and shaped his literary legacy. Rather than provide critical explications of his writings, each essay explores one aspect of Poe's immediate environment, using pertinent writings including verse, fiction, reviews, and essays to suit. Examining his geographical, social, and literary contexts, as well as those created by the publishing industry and advances in science and technology, the essays paint an unprecedented portrait of Poe's life and times. This collection offers new insight into Poe's rich and complex work
Edgar Allan Poe by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is the quintessential writer's biography - great works arising from a life of despair, poverty and alcoholism, and a mysterious solitary death. It may seem like a cliche now, but it was Poe who helped shape this idea in the popular imagination. Despite of - or inspired by - his many hardships, Poe wrote some of the most well-known poems and intricately crafted stories in American literature. In Edgar Allan Poe, Kevin J. Hayes argues that Poe's work anticipated many of the directions Western thought would take in the century to come, and he identifies links between Poe and writers and artists such as Walter Benjamin, Salvador Dali, Sergei Eistenstein and Jean Cocteau." "Written in an approachable, jargon-free style, Edgar Allan Poe will appeal to all readers interested in biography, literary history, American culture and modern thought."--Jacket
Jefferson in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates by Kevin J Hayes( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Kevin J. Hayes collects thirty accounts of Thomas Jefferson written by his granddaughters, visiting dignitaries, fellow politicians, and others who knew him as a family man, public servant, intellectual, and institution builder. The letters and reminiscences of those who knew Jefferson personally reveal him to be a warm, funny man, quite unlike the solemn statesman so often limned in biographies. To friends and enemies alike he was the model of a republican gentleman, profoundly knowledgeable in philosophy and natural history, able to converse in several languages, and capable of great wit but contemptuous of ceremony and fancy dress. Through these excerpts, we can see the nation's third president as his family knew him - a loving husband, father, and grandfather - and as his peers did, as a tireless public servant with a fondness for tall tales."--Project Muse
Franklin in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his time Benjamin Franklin (1706 & ndash;1790) was the most famous American in the world. Even those personally unacquainted with the man knew him as the author of Poor Richard & rsquo;s Almanack, as a pioneer in the study of electricity and a major figure in the American Enlightenment, as the creator of such life-changing innovations as the lightning rod and America & rsquo;s first circulating library, and as a leader of the American Revolution. His friends also knew him as a brilliant conversationalist, a great wit, an intellectual filled with curiosity, and most of all a master anecdotist whos
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The Cambridge companion to Edgar Allan Poe
Alternative Names
Hayes, K. 1959-

Hayes, K. J. 1959-

Hayes, Kevin 1959-

Hayes, Kevin J.

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The road to Monticello : the life and mind of Thomas JeffersonThe mind of a patriot : Patrick Henry and the world of ideasMelville's folk rootsHenry James : the contemporary reviewsMaggie, a girl of the streets : (a story of New York)The Cambridge introduction to Herman MelvilleCharlie Chaplin : interviewsThe Oxford handbook of early American literature