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Wood, James 1965-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 204 publications in 6 languages and 7,960 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Prayers and devotions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Hymns  Creeds  Juvenile works  Paraphrases  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6013.R44, 823.912
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Most widely held works about James Wood
 
Most widely held works by James Wood
How fiction works by James Wood( Book )

50 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes a story a story? What is style? What's the connection between realism and real life? These are some of the questions James Wood answers in How Fiction Works, the first book-length essay by the preeminent critic of his generation. Ranging widely--from Homer to David Foster Wallace, from What Maisie Knew to Make Way for Ducklings--Wood takes the reader through the basic elements of the art, step by step.--From publisher description
The broken estate : essays on literature and belief by James Wood( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of essays, Wood relates the work of a number of prominent authors to questions of religious and philosophical belief
The book against God by James Wood( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His marriage and academic career falling apart, philosophy doctoral student and chronic liar Thomas Bunting secretly writes an atheistic manuscript he hope will be his opus and returns to the side of his ailing parish priest father
The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel by James Wood( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Wood has been called our best young critic. This is not true. He is our best critic; he thinks with a sublime ferocity."--Cynthia Ozick Following the collection The Broken Estate--which established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation--The Irresponsible Self confirms Wood's preeminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of contemporary novels. In twenty-three passionate, sparkling dispatches, he effortlessly connects his encyclopedic, passionate understanding of the literary canon with an equally earnest and appreciative view of the most discussed authors writing today, including Franzen, Pynchon, Rushdie, DeLillo, Naipaul, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith. This collection includes Wood's famous and controversial attack on "hysterical realism", and his sensitive but unsparing examinations of White Teeth and Brick Lane. The Irresponsible Self is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about modern fiction
Novels, 1970-1982 by Saul Bellow( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Dean's December, Albert Corde experiences totalitarianism firsthand when he travels to Bucharest to visit his dying mother-in-law. As college dean in Chicago he has attracted controversy through his journalism and his role in a racially charged murder trial. Alternating between Romanian and American settings, the novel is a profound indictment of official hypocrisy and corruption on both sides of the Iron Curtain
The fun stuff, and other essays by James Wood( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twenty-three passionate, sparkling dispatches--which range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, Edmund Wilson, and Mikhail Lermontov--literary critic James Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopedic, passionate understanding of the literary canon with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today, including Cormac McCarthy, Lydia Davis, and Aleksandar Hemon
Novels 1984-2000 by Saul Bellow( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundations of aesthetics by C. K Ogden( Book )

10 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1922 scholarly landmark, influential British critic I. A. Richards and his colleagues Charles Ogden and James Wood lay out a new theory of harmony and balance in a work of literature the two mingle with an audience's psychological impulses in order to determine how the work is perceived. This study is a key text of the New Criticism, which forever changed how scholars read and analyze literature
The rainbow by D. H Lawrence( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles the lives of three generations of the Brangwen family, setting them against the emergence of modern England. This work examines the relationships and the conflicts they bring, and the inextricable mingling of the physical and the spiritual"--NoveList
Selected stories of D.H. Lawrence by D. H Lawrence( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Wood has selected fourteen of D.H. Lawrence's stories that demonstrate clearly the breadth of Lawrence's achievement in the shorter form. The stories are "Strike-Pay," "Love Among the Haystacks," "The Prussian Officer," "The Thorn in the Flesh," "A Fragment of Stained Glass," "Odour of Chrysanthemums," "England, My England," "The Blind Man," "The Fox," "St. Mawr," "The Woman Who Rode Away," "The Border Line," "The Man Who Loved Islands," and "The Man Who Died." In a long introductory essay, "The Success of Failure: D.H. Lawrence's Short Stories," written especially for this Modern Library edition, Wood discusses Lawrence's supremacy as a religious novelist who is also a modern writer with profound Romantic tendencies
How fiction works by James Wood( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes a story a story? What is style? What's the connection between realism and real life? These are some of the questions James Wood answers in How Fiction Works, the first book-length essay by the preeminent critic of his generation. Ranging widely--from Homer to David Foster Wallace, from What Maisie Knew to Make Way for Ducklings--Wood takes the reader through the basic elements of the art, step by step
Collected stories by Saul Bellow( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monumentale verzameling korte verhalen en novellen
Austerlitz by W. G Sebald( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Austerlitz was only a small child when he was sent to Wales in 1939. He was told nothing of his first family by the couple who raised him, but now he seeks to unlock the mystery of his identity
The fun stuff and other essays by James Wood( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopedic understanding of the literary canon with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today. Also included are the title essay on Keith Moon and the lost joys of drumming and Wood's essay on George Orwell
The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America; together with the Psalter or Psalms of David by Church of England( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exquisite Deluxe Edition of the Anglican prayer book and literary masterpiece commemorates the 350th anniversary of the 1662 edition intimately familiar to our most enduring writers (Austen, Swift, the BrontEs). It features a new introduction by The New Yorker's book critic, James Wood, discussing how it has influenced the English language and literature. As essential to the canon as the Bible and the plays of Shakespeare, The Book of Common Prayer has been in daily use for centuries. Originally produced for the Church of England in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer, who was burned at the stake upon the accession to the throne of the ardently Catholic Queen Mary, it contains the entire liturgy as first presented in English'as well as some of the oldest phrases to be used by modern English speakers. Here are the daily prayers, scripture readings, psalm recitals, and the services marking such religious milestones as baptism, confirmation, and marriage ('to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, to till death do us part'), all from the 1662 edition, whose words live on to this day sin figures of speech, ceremonial vows and benedictions, and in the work of some of the greatest writers in English literature
Novels, 1956-1964 by Saul Bellow( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Passionate, insightful, often funny, and exhibiting a linguistic richness few writers have equaled, the novels of Saul Bellow are among the defining achievements of postwar American literature. Novels 1956 1964 opens with Seize the Day, a tightly wrought novella that, unfolding over the course of a single devastating day, explores the desperate predicament of the failed actor and salesman Tommy Wilhelm. The austere psychological portraiture of Seize the Day is followed by an altogether different book, Henderson the Rain King, the ebullient tale of the irresistible eccentric Eugene Henderson, best characterized by his primal mantra "I want! I want!" Beneath the novel's comic surface lies an affecting parable of one man's quest to know himself and come to terms with morality; like Don Quixote, Henderson is, as Bellow later described him, "an absurd seeker of high qualities."" "Henderson's irrepressible vitality is matched by that of Moses Herzog, the eponymous hero of Bellow's best-selling 1964 novel. His wife having abandoned him for his best friend, Herzog is on the verge of mental collapse and has embarked on a furious letter-writing campaign as an outlet for his all-consuming rage. Bellow's bravura performance in Herzog launched a new phase of his career, as literary acclaim was now joined by a receptive mass audience in America."--Jacket
The irresponsible self : essays on comedy and fiction by James Wood( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novels, 1944-1953 : Dangling man ; The victim ; The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of "The Adventures of Augie March," and reflects the mid-twentieth-century's psychological turmoil from more inhibited times in a volume that also includes "The Victim" and "Dangling Man."
The heart of the matter by Graham Greene( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in West Africa, this is the story of Scobie, an assistant police commissioner, and his personal and professional corruption
Het boek tegen God : roman by James Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De zoon van een Anglicaanse priester, die een omvangrijk boek over atheïsme schrijft om zich te ontworstelen aan het religieuze milieu waarin hij is opgegroeid, verzoent zich met zijn vader
 
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Alternative Names
James Wood britischer Literaturkritiker

ג'יימס ווד

Languages
English (179)

Spanish (7)

Italian (5)

German (4)

Dutch (3)

Hebrew (1)

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The broken estate : essays on literature and beliefThe book against GodThe irresponsible self : on laughter and the novelNovels, 1970-1982The foundations of aestheticsThe rainbowSelected stories of D.H. LawrenceHow fiction works