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Wood, James 1965-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 269 publications in 6 languages and 9,364 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  College stories  Historical fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PR6023.A93, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Wood
How fiction works by James Wood( Book )

59 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,273 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 )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 828 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
Novels, 1970-1982 by Saul Bellow( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 772 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 irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel by James Wood( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The common thread in Wood's latest collection of essays is what makes us laugh - and the book is an attempt to distinguish between the perhaps rather limited English comedy (as seen in Waugh, for example) and a 'continental' tragic-comedy, which he sees as real, universal and quixotic. A particularly acerbic, and very funny, essay - which has been widely celebrated - deals with Zadie Smith, Rushdie, Pynchon and DeLillo; its title, 'Hysterical Realism', has already entered the phrasebook of literary language."--BOOK JACKET
The book against God by James Wood( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 726 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
Novels 1984-2000 by Saul Bellow( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fun stuff, and other essays by James Wood( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 567 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
Collected stories by Saul Bellow( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a collection of short stories by the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature
The rainbow by D. H Lawrence( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 268 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
The foundations of aesthetics by C. K Ogden( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and held by 253 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
Selected stories of D.H. Lawrence by D. H Lawrence( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 222 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
Austerlitz by W. G Sebald( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Austerlitz 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, Jacques Austerlitz 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, Austerlitz 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."--Page 2 of cover
How fiction works by James Wood( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 129 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
The Book of common prayer and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Church of England : together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches, and the form or manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of bishops, priests, and deacons by Church of England( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 102 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
The fun stuff : and other essays by James Wood( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 99 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. The Fun Stuffis indispensable reading for anyone who cares about contemporary literature
The nearest thing to life by James Wood( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mengeling van jeugdherinneringen met beschouwingen over het schrijven van romans en verhalen
Novels, 1956-1964 by Saul Bellow( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 29 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 )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is both the story of the troubled life of a young writer, Antoine Roquentin, and an exposision of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times - existentialism
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 17 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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Alternative Names
James Wood britischer Literaturkritiker

James Wood Brits schrijver

James Wood critico letterario britannico

Wood, James Douglas Graham

ג'יימס ווד

우드, 제임스 1965-

Languages
English (217)

Italian (10)

Spanish (9)

Dutch (4)

German (3)

Turkish (2)

Covers
The broken estate : essays on literature and beliefNovels, 1970-1982The irresponsible self : on laughter and the novelThe book against GodCollected storiesThe rainbowThe foundations of aestheticsSelected stories of D.H. Lawrence