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Aldridge, John W.

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Works: 58 works in 284 publications in 4 languages and 9,944 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Fiction  Interviews  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PS379, 813.509
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After the lost generation; a critical study of the writers of two wars by John W Aldridge( Book )
82 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,766 libraries worldwide
Critiques and essays on modern fiction, 1920-1951, representing the achievement of modern American and British critics by John W Aldridge( Book )
17 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
In search of heresy; American literature in an age of conformity by John W Aldridge( Book )
28 editions published between 1955 and 1974 in English and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
The devil in the fire; retrospective essays on American literature and culture, 1951-1971 by John W Aldridge( Book )
14 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
Time to murder and create: the contemporary novel in crisis; [essays] by John W Aldridge( Book )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
The American novel and the way we live now by John W Aldridge( Book )
12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
In the country of the young by John W Aldridge( Book )
20 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Swedish and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Selected stories by P. G Wodehouse( Book )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
Fifteen humorous stories center around Jeeves, the gentleman's gentleman, and the sage advice he constantly gives to Bertie Wooster and his friends
Talents and technicians : literary chic and the new assembly-line fiction by John W Aldridge( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
In Talents and Technicians: Literary Chic and the New Assembly-Line Fiction, John Aldridge offers an irreverent antidote to the pieties of the tastemakers--an incisive, provocative, and always compelling study of American writing in our time. Focusing on the current crop of young writers, many of whose reputations were made in a whirl of 1980s media hype, he determines who will likely survive the test of future critical scrutiny and what they have to say about our world. The expansion of graduate writing programs and their impact on the style and sensibilities of those they train are grist for Aldridge's mill; nor does he hide his feelings about the practices of reviewers and the critical establishment in general. Taking a hard look at the art of writing, he wonders at careers made and missed through adherence to fashion. However, fashion and hype are not all. In an assessment of the literary scene of the past thirty years, Aldridge takes heart in the contributions of such masters as Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, William Gaddis, and Norman Mailer, whose distinctive voices continue to challenge and reinvent the culture. It is within this context that Aldridge evaluates the new generation of writers, while examining the legacy of Raymond Carver and the influence of Ann Beattie. Never afraid to diverge from popular opinion, he guides us through works of Frederick and Donald Barthelme, Amy Hempel, Bobbie Ann Mason, Mary Robison, Louise Erdrich, Lorrie Moore, David Leavitt, and T. Coraghessan Boyle, and takes an unsparing look at the novels of Jay McInerney and Bret Easton Ellis. Witty and refreshingly frank, Aldridge entertains as he reveals the talents who will be the bright lights of the nineties
Classics & contemporaries by John W Aldridge( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Its cynicism. A new review of Mailer's latest novel, Harlot's Ghost, concludes that Mailer "possesses the largest mind and imagination at work in American literature today." Aldridge traces literary fads in "William Styron's Holocaust Chic" before concluding that "Styron's problem is not so much that he is unable to express his ideas in his fiction as that he seems not to have any ideas to express." "Amidst the tumult and confusion of the times, John W. Aldridge has kept
The party at Cranton by John W Aldridge( Book )
12 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
The hermeneutic of Erasmus by John William Aldridge( Book )
15 editions published in 1966 in English and German and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Discovery ( serial )
in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Critiques and essays on modern fiction 1920-1951 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
... Discovery by John W Aldridge( Book )
4 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Wright Morris : critical views and responses ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Party at Cranton. (Second printing.) [A novel.] by John W Aldridge( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Hemingway: the etiquette of the berserk by John W Aldridge( Article )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The devil in the fire : Retrospective essays on American literature and culture, 1951-1871 by John W Aldridge( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Afterthoughts on the Twenties and the Sun Also Rises by John W Aldridge( file )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Aldridge, John 1922-
Aldridge, John 1922-2007
Aldridge, John W.
Aldridge, John Watson 1922-
Aldridge, John Watson 1922-2007
Aldridge, John William
John W. Aldridge Amerikaans schrijver (1922-2007)
John W. Aldridge amerikansk författare
John W. Aldridge amerikansk skribent
John Watson Aldridge écrivain américain
John Watson Aldridge scrittore statunitense
Languages
English (241)
Russian (2)
German (2)
Swedish (1)
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