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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Mazzeno, Laurence W.
New York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994
|Named Person:||Herman Wouk; Herman Wouk; Herman Wouk; Herman Wouk|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Laurence W Mazzeno
|Description:||xv, 132 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. Life, Influences, and Ideology --
Ch. 2. Apprenticeship in Fiction and Drama --
Ch. 3. Becoming a Best-Selling Author: The Caine Mutiny --
Ch. 4. Writing for the Masses --
Ch. 5. Exploring the Causes and Consequences of War: Winds of War; War and Remembrance --
Ch. 6. "Shooting for the Family Trade"
|Series Title:||Twayne's United States authors series, TUSAS 639.|
|Responsibility:||Laurence W. Mazzeno.|
Wouk's later panoramic fictional histories of World War II - Winds of War and War and Remembrance - were the basis for a popular American television miniseries during the 1980s.
In this long overdue study, Laurence W. Mazzeno reviews each of the author's nine novels. The study incorporates an assessment of Wouk's ideologies, tracing them throughout his best novels. In addition, Mazzeno includes a thorough evaluation of the critical response to Wouk's work by featuring generous quotations from contemporary reviews of the novels. Mazzeno's bibliography and examination of previously uncollected criticism scattered throughout magazines newspapers and literary reviews is a first.
Wouk, a writer of highly popular novels for more than forty years, has been the subject of only one book-length study; Mazzeno's Herman Wouk clearly fills this void.