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Wood, James 1965-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 168 publications in 3 languages and 6,879 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  College stories  Short stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR6023.A93, 813.52
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Most widely held works by James Wood
How fiction works by James Wood ( Book )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,031 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 )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 835 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 )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 812 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 )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novels, 1970-1982 by Saul Bellow ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third volume of the Library of America's edition of Saul Bellow's complete novels collects three essential works: Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970), Humboldt's Gift (1975) -- and The Dean's December (1982). In each, Bellow shows himself a master of biting social commentary and bold characterization--above all through a trio of unforgettable protagonists. These novels, written in the period of Bellow's greatest literary and popular acclaim--he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976--are unsparing yet humane, and range widely in their philosophical and cultural concerns. They offer the indispensable voice of a great American raconteur and thinker
The fun stuff, and other essays by James Wood ( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 438 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
Selected stories of D.H. Lawrence by D. H Lawrence ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 232 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
The rainbow by D. H Lawrence ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 205 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
How fiction works by James Wood ( )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 127 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. Raging widely from Homer to David Foster Wallace, from What Maisie Knew to Make Way for Ducklings, Woods takes the reader through the basic elements of the art, step by step
Collected stories by Saul Bellow ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monumentale verzameling korte verhalen en novellen
The fun stuff and other essays by James Wood ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 99 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
Austerlitz by W. G Sebald ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Austerlitz, the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by "one of the most gripping writers imaginable" (The New York Review of Books), is the story of a man's search for the answer to his life's central riddle. A small child when he comes to England on a Kindertransport in the summer of 1939, one Jacques Aus-terlitz is told nothing of his real family by the Welsh Methodist minister and his wife who raise him. When he is a much older man, fleeting memories return to him, and obeying an instinct he only dimly understands, he follows their trail back to the world he left behind a half century before. There, faced with the void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe, he struggles to rescue his heritage from oblivion. From the Trade Paperback edition
Die Kunst des Erzählens by James Wood ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Was unterscheidet einen guten Roman von einem schlechten? Kaum jemand könnte das besser erklären als James Wood, <<einer der besten Kritiker unserer Zeit>> (Newsweek) und selbst ein herausragender Stilist. Erzählperspektive oder Detailauswahl, Figurenzeichnung und Dialoge - Wood zeigt, worauf zu achten lohnt. Anhand vieler Beispiele von der Bibel über Flaubert bis zu David Foster Wallace erklärt er, was manche Autoren besser machen als andere. Doch es geht Wood nicht allein um die Elemente gelungenen Erzählens. Er beantwortet auch grundlegende Fragen: Was hat die Literatur mit der Wirklichkeit zu tun? Und vor allem: Warum bewegt sie uns so? Denn bei aller analytischen Präzision bleibt Wood ein begeisterter Leser, dessen Leidenschaft ansteckend wirkt. So gelingt ihm das Kunststück, die Geheimnisse der Literatur zu lüften, ohne ihren Zauber zu zerstören. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags)
The fun stuff, and other essays by James Wood ( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following "The Broken Estate", "The Irresponsible Self", and "How Fiction Works" - books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation - "The Fun Stuff" confirms Wood's pre-eminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel. In twenty-three passionate, sparkling dispatches - that range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, Edmund Wilson, and Mikhail Lermontov - Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopaedic, passionate understanding of the literary canon with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today, including Cormac McCarthy, Lydia Davis, Aleksander Hemon, and Michel Houellebecq. Included in "The Fun Stuff" are the title essay on Keith Moon and the lost joys of drumming - which was a finalist for last year's National Magazine Awards - as well as Wood's essay on George Orwell, which Christopher Hitchens selected for the Best American Essays 2010. "The Fun Stuff" is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about contemporary literature
Hoe fictie werkt by James Wood ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uiteenzetting over het schrijven van verhalen en romans
The irresponsible self : essays on comedy and fiction by James Wood ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novels, 1956-1964 by Saul Bellow ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 20 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."--BOOK JACKET
Broken estate : essays on literature by James Wood ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a distinctively impassioned voice, James Wood advances some formidable arguments for what fiction and the truthful deployment of the imagination can be. He is one of literature's true lovers, and his deeply felt, contentious essays are thrilling in their reach and moral seriousness."--Susan SontagDonated by Wendy Larsen, 8/2011
Novels, 1944-1953 : Dangling man ; The victim ; The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 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."
 
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