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Madden, David 1933-

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Works: 337 works in 604 publications in 1 language and 21,674 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Experimental fiction  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Librettist, Signer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS379, 813.52
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Tough guy writers of the thirties by David Madden( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 1,480 libraries worldwide
American dreams, American nightmares by David Madden( Book )
19 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,395 libraries worldwide
Proletarian writers of the thirties by David Madden( Book )
14 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 1,348 libraries worldwide
Wright Morris by David Madden( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
James M. Cain by David Madden( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 libraries worldwide
A primer of the novel : for readers and writers by David Madden( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 libraries worldwide
"This handbook focuses on more than fifty types and major artistic techniques of the novel throughout its history, providing definitions and discussions and including typical passages and lists of examples. For easy reference, it includes a detailed chronology of novels, two bibliographies of articles and books by both novelists and critics, and two indexes of types and techniques and authors and titles."--BOOK JACKET
Remembering James Agee by David Madden( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 845 libraries worldwide
Nathanael West: the cheaters and the cheated; a collection of critical essays by David Madden( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
London Bridge in plague and fire a novel by David Madden( file )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 720 libraries worldwide
"I am still living on London Bridge myself. The world of this novel has merged with my life. Under Madden's pen, the web of human connection is woven over water, through space, and beyond time." —Allen Wier, author of Tehano For more than two thousand years, Old London Bridge evolved through many fragile wooden forms until it became the first bridge built of stone since the Roman invaders. With over two hundred houses and shops built directly upon the bridge, it was a wonder of the world until it was dismantled in 1832. In this stunningly original novel, Old London Bridge is as much a living, breathing character as its architect, the priest Peter de Colechurch, who began work on it in 1176, partly to honor Archbishop Thomas à Becket, murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. In 1665, the year of the Great Plague, Peter’s history is unknown, but Daryl Braintree, a young poet living on the bridge, resurrects him through inspired flights of imagination. As Daryl chronicles the history of the bridge and composes poems about it, he reads his work to his witty mistress, who prefers making love. Among other key characters is Lucien Redd, who as a boy was sexually brutalized by both Puritans and Cavaliers during the English Civil War before being kidnapped off London Bridge onto a merchant ship. Thus traumatized, he aspires to become Lucifer’s most evil disciple. Twenty years later, young Morgan Wood is forced into seafaring service to pay off his father’s debts; and, compelled by obsessive nostalgia for his early life on the bridge, he keeps a journal. Joining Morgan aboard ship, Lucien “befriends” him—to devastating effect. The shops and houses on the bridge survive both the Great Plague and Great Fire, believed to be God’s wrath upon sinful London. Fearing that God may next destroy the bridge and its eight hundred denizens, seven of its merchant leaders revert to a pagan appeasement ritual by selecting one of their virgin daughters for sacrifice. To enact their plan, they hire Lucien, who has returned to the bridge to burn it out of pure meanness. But as Lucien discovers, the chosen victim may be more Lucifer’s favorite than he is. Like his creation Daryl Braintree, David Madden employs diverse innovative ways to tell this complex, often shocking, but also lyrical story. The author of ten novels—including The Suicide’s Wife, Bijou, and most recently, Abducted by Circumstance and Sharpshooter—Madden has, with London Bridge in Plague and Fire, given us the most ambitious and imaginative work of his distinguished career
The legacy of Robert Penn Warren ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
Classics of Civil War fiction by David Madden( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
The suicide's wife : a novel by David Madden( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Beyond the battlefield : the ordinary life and extraordinary times of the Civil War soldier ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Black and white period photographs and excerpts from the memoirs, letters, and journals of soldiers on both sides of the Civil War provide a first hand look at the everyday lives of ordinary soldiers, from what they wore and what they ate to the leisure activities that they used to combat the boredom of military life
Bijou; a novel by David Madden( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Contemporary novelists ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Includes biographies, bibliographies and critical essays on a wide range of contemporary writers
Harlequin's stick, Charlie's cane : a comparative study of commedia dell'arte and silent slapstick comedy by David Madden( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
The poetic image in 6 genres by David Madden( Book )
6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Studies in the short story by Adrian H Jaffe( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 libraries worldwide
pt. 1. Basic elements of fiction -- Most dangerous game / Richard Connell ; And the rock cried out / Ray Bradbury ; The Manhunt / Daniel Curley ; The last day in the field / Caroline Gordon ; A Tree, a rock, a cloud / Carson McCullers -- pt. 2. Point of view -- The Horse Dealer's Daughter / D. H. Lawrence ; What we don't know hurts us / Mark Schorer ; Rain / W. Somerset Maugham ; The girls in their summer dresses / Irwin Shaw -- pt. 3. Honesty and dishonesty in fiction --De Mortuis / John Collier ; The Lottery / Shirley Jackson ; Necklace / Guy de Maupassant -- pt. 4. Symbol -- Girl / Meridel Le Sueur ; Portable phonograph / Walter Van Tilburg Clark ; Good country people / Flannery O'Connor ; Flowering Judas / Katherine Anne Porter -- Pt. 5. Humor, satire, and fantasy -- Catbird seat / James Thurber ; First Confession / Frank O'Connor ; Forks / J.F. Powers ; Other side of the hedge / E. M. Forster ; Adam and Eve and Pinch me ; A. E. Coppard -- pt. 6. Theme and variation -- Leader of the people / John Steinbeck ; That evening sun / William Faulkner ; Absolution / F.Scott Fitzgerald ; Short happy life of Francis Macomber / Ernest Hemingway -- pt. 7. More stories for study -- Tell-tale heart / Edgar Allen Poe ; My Kinsman, Major Molineux / Nathaniel Hawthorne ; Bartleby / Herman Melville ; Lament / Anton Chekhov ; Real Thing / Henry James; Herart of Darkness/ Joseph Conrad ; Open Boat / Stephen Crane; Gentleman from San Francisco / Ivan Bunin ; Little Cloud / James Joyce ; Petrified man / Eudora Welty ; Goodbye, my brother / John Cheever; Unspoiled reaction / Mary McCarthy ; Patented gate and the mean hamburger / Robert Penn Warren ; Who made yellow roses yellow? / John Updike ; Defender of the faith / Philip Roth
Sharpshooter : a novel of the Civil War by David Madden( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
The up-and-down life of a boy who enrolled as a soldier in the Civil War. Starting on the Union side, Willis Carr, 13, is captured and given the choice of execution or joining the Confederacy. He joins, only to desert, is recaptured and sent to be a guard in a prison. Finally he gets something out of the war, a slave teaches him to read and write
 
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