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Wood, James 1965-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 229 publications in 6 languages and 8,961 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  College stories  Short stories  Biography  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3503.E4488, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Wood
How fiction works by James Wood( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,127 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, 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 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 irresponsible self : on laughter and the novel by James Wood( Book )

23 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 )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 758 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 book against God by James Wood( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 755 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 572 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 563 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 foundations of aesthetics by Stanisław Ossowski( Book )

16 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation was made from the third edition of The Foundations of Aesthetics as prepared by the author (I ed. 1933. II ed. 1949. III ed. 1957. IV ed. in Works 1966). Some parts of the text were deleted from this translation such as references to examples which could not be understood by non-Polish readers (e.g. reminiscences about famous theatrical interpretations. theatrical productions dating back many years or references to literary characters which serve as specific examples in the consciousness of readers of Polish literature). Names and works of Polish authors cited in the text have been supplemented by brief information notes (the numbers referring to these footnotes have been differentiated by block parentheses). In the block parentheses in the author's footnotes the latest editions are given. Illustrations at the end of the book have been placed according to the order in which they would best serve to analyze the various topics. IX STANISLAW OSSOWSKI'S CONCEPTION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES The Foundation of Aesthetics is the first major work by Stanislaw Ossowski. Ossowski is well known to the English reader for his socio logical works, and especially for his book Class Structure in Social Consciousness and the majority of his works deal with various theoretical and methodological problems of sociology. It should be stressed here, that the book in the field of aesthetics constitutes a turning point in his biography. in the process of changing his focus of interest from logic to sociology
Collected stories by Saul Bellow( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monumentale verzameling korte verhalen en novellen
Selected stories of D.H. Lawrence by D. H Lawrence( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 223 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 133 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 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
The fun stuff and other essays by James Wood( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 101 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 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 95 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 nearest thing to life by James Wood( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 33 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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 19 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 (196)

Italian (3)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (3)

Turkish (2)

German (1)

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