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McElrath, Joseph R.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 167 publications in 2 languages and 10,905 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Didactic fiction  Bibliography  Biography  Book reviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS2472, 813.4
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Publications about Joseph R McElrath
Publications by Joseph R McElrath
Most widely held works by Joseph R McElrath
The complete works of Anne Bradstreet by Anne Bradstreet( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Frank Norris : a life by Joseph R McElrath( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
This is the first complete biography of this centrally important American novelist to appear in seventy years, and anyone familiar with the breezier existing accounts of the man and hungering for the real story will agree that Frank Norris, A Life was worth the wait."--Jacket
Frank Norris revisited by Joseph R McElrath( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 libraries worldwide
"McElrath concurs foremost with estimations of Norris as a touchstone of the changes in art and thought that made the 1890s such a paradoxical decade. Norris kept his finger on America's pulse, McElrath observes--from his luridly thrilling adventure-romance, Moran of the Lady Letty (1898); to Blix (1899), his partially autobiographical contribution to the period's love idylls, in which good young people triumph over adversities to know happiness; to his most widely read novel, McTeague, a frank, post-Darwinian portrait of greed, sexual arousal, brutal violence, and psychopathology among the denizens of society's underside." "When Norris died at the age of 32, his contemporaries mourned the loss of, potentially, the Great American Novelist. In his insightful exploration of this complex writer, Joseph McElrath holds a mirror up to the world Norris depicted with such immediacy, and the images we see look much like the America of today."--Jacket
To be an author : letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1889-1905 by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Long eclipsed by the writers who later rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance, Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) has received a steadily increasing amount of attention since the 1960s. In what he termed the "Post-Bellum-Pre-Harlem" phase of African-American cultural history, this pioneer in the world of black letters vied with Paul Laurence Dunbar for the honor of being the first to "evince innate distinction in literature." The major establishment critic of his day, William Dean Howells, recognized Dunbar's poetry thus in 1896. But it was Chesnutt who won Howells's praise for prose fiction a few years later when The Conjure Woman (1899) and The Wife of His Youth (1899) appeared
Charles W. Chesnutt : essays and speeches by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
The 77 works included in this volume comprise all of Chesnutt's known works of nonfiction, 38 of which are reprinted here for the first time. They reveal an ardent and often outraged spokesman for the African American whose militancy increased to such a degree that, by 1903, he had more in common with W. E. B. Du Bois than Booker T. Washington. He was, however, a lifelong integrationist and even an advocate of "race amalgamation," seeing interracial marriage as the ultimate means of solving "the Negro Problem," as it was termed at the end of the century. That he championed the African American during the Jim Crow era while opposing Black Nationalism and other "race pride" movements attests to the way Chesnutt defined himself as a controversial figure, in his time and ours
Critical essays on Charles W. Chesnutt ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
This book offers interviews, reviews, personal statements, essays, and articles examining the style of African American writer, Charles Chesnutt, with a biographical introduction
Walden : notes ... by Joseph R McElrath( Book )
20 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 libraries worldwide
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Walden, you discover the most important work of Henry David Thoreau - his exploration of the transcendentalist's striving to realize the possibility of one's own perfection and divinity. What results is an account of Thoreau's two-year stay at Walden Pond, a
Frank Norris: a reference guide by Jesse S Crisler( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 libraries worldwide
An exemplary citizen : letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1906-1932 by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
"This book collects the letters written between 1906 and 1932 by novelist and civil rights activist Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932). Between 1885 and 1905, this pioneer in the African-American literary tradition published three novels, two books of short stories, a biography of Frederick Douglass, and many short stories and essays in prestigious periodicals - at the same time managing a stenography and court reporting firm in Cleveland, Ohio. His works, which featured the experiences of African Americans in the ante- and post-bellum period, received favorable reviews. But they did not find a large and appreciative audience until many decades later when both the civil rights movement and increased interest in the African-American contribution to American cultural life resulted in the "rediscovering" of Chesnutt's large body of writings."--Jacket
John Steinbeck : the contemporary reviews by Joseph R McElrath( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
This volume is the first to collect the critical responses of Steinbeck's generation to his many fiction and non-fiction works, as they appeared from the late 1920s onwards. The articles trace the record of Steinbeck's progress through the 1930s and go on to reflect Steinbeck's steady series of achievements through the 1960s, including his attainment of the Nobel Prize in 1967. These articles offer a means of seeing Steinbeck's writings as they were perceived by his contemporaries, whose task it was first to evaluate and interpret them for an ever-growing readership
The apprenticeship writings of Frank Norris, 1896-1898 by Frank Norris( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Frank Norris, the critical reception ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Frank Norris : a descriptive bibliography by Joseph R McElrath( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Frank Norris and the Wave : a bibliography by Joseph R McElrath( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
The apprenticeship writings of Frank Norris, 1896-1898 by Frank Norris( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The complete works by Anne Bradstreet( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The pit : a story of Chicago by Frank Norris( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This classic literary critique of turn-of-the-century capitalism in the United States reveals Norris's powerful story of an obsessed trader intent on cornering the wheat market and the consequences of his unchecked greed
 
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Languages
English (119)
Spanish (1)
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