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Aldridge, John W.

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Works: 63 works in 244 publications in 3 languages and 9,927 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Interviews  History  Fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PS379, 813.509
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Most widely held works about John W Aldridge
 
Most widely held works by John W Aldridge
After the lost generation; a critical study of the writers of two wars by John W Aldridge( Book )
53 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in English and held by 1,756 libraries worldwide
Critiques and essays on modern fiction, 1920-1951, representing the achievement of modern American and British critics by John W Aldridge( Book )
9 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
In search of heresy; American literature in an age of conformity by John W Aldridge( Book )
24 editions published between 1955 and 1974 in English and held by 1,240 libraries worldwide
The devil in the fire; retrospective essays on American literature and culture, 1951-1971 by John W Aldridge( Book )
11 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
Time to murder and create: the contemporary novel in crisis; [essays] by John W Aldridge( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1972 in English and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
The American novel and the way we live now by John W Aldridge( Book )
8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 945 libraries worldwide
In the country of the young by John W Aldridge( Book )
17 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Talents and technicians : literary chic and the new assembly-line fiction by John W Aldridge( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 446 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
The hermeneutic of Erasmus by John W Aldridge( Book )
13 editions published in 1966 in English and German and held by 342 libraries worldwide
The party at Cranton by John W Aldridge( Book )
12 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Classics & contemporaries by John W Aldridge( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Since the publication of his highly influential first book, After the Lost Generation, John W. Aldridge has been recognized as a master of contemporary literary criticism. In this selection of brilliant essays he turns his creative critical mind toward some of the major figures of modern literature--Edmund Wilson, Malcolm Cowley, Wright Morris, Ernest Hemingway, Henry James, Saul Bellow, John Barth, and Robert Penn Warren, among others. Throughout his career, Aldridge
Discovery ( serial )
in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
After the lost generation by John W Aldridge( Book )
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Critiques and essays on modern fiction 1920-1951 by John W Aldridge( Book )
6 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
After the lost generation : a crit. study of the writers of 2 wars by John W Aldridge( Book )
4 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Wright Morris : critical views and responses ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
After to lost generation by John W Aldridge( Book )
6 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
After the lost generation : a critical study of the writers of the two wars by John W Aldridge( Book )
2 editions published between 1951 and 1959 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The Party at Cranton. (Second printing.) [A novel.] by John W Aldridge( Book )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Posle poteri︠a︡nnogo pokolenii︠a︡ sbornik stateĭ : perevod s angliĭskogo by John W Aldridge( file )
2 editions published in 1981 in Russian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Aldridge, John 1922-
Aldridge, John W.
Aldridge, John Watson, 1922-
Aldridge, John William
Languages
English (194)
Russian (2)
German (2)
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