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Madden, David 1933-

Works: 473 works in 837 publications in 1 language and 25,558 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biographies  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Librettist, Author of introduction, Signer, Other
Classifications: PS379, 813.52
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Tough guy writers of the thirties by David Madden( Book )
29 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
American dreams, American nightmares by David Madden( Book )
28 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,317 libraries worldwide
Proletarian writers of the thirties by David Madden( Book )
25 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
Wright Morris by David Madden( Book )
19 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
Remembering James Agee by David Madden( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
James M. Cain by David Madden( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 libraries worldwide
A primer of the novel : for readers and writers by David Madden( Book )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 820 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."--Jacket
Rediscoveries : informal essays in which well-known novelists rediscover neglected works of fiction by one of their favorite authors by David Madden( Book )
9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Nathanael West: the cheaters and the cheated; a collection of critical essays by Nathanael West( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Classics of Civil War fiction by David Madden( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
The legacy of Robert Penn Warren by David Madden( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
"Robert Penn Warren was unique among twentieth-century American writers for having achieved excellence in a broad and assorted range of genres: poems, novels, plays, critical works, historical essays, personal essays, biography, and innovative textbooks. In this collection of essays, critics and poets--among the finest Warren scholars--assess Warren's legacy within his various genres and illuminate his centrality to twentieth-century American culture."--Book jacket
The suicide's wife : a novel by David Madden( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
Wayne Harrington, a poet and an English professor at a small university in West Virginia returns to his empty family home in upstate New York to have a last look before he sells it. He is discovered there, sitting on the lawn, in his favorite boyhood spot, with a bullet in his head. His wife, Ann is left with three small children to raise and an overpowering need to piece together the recent past of a husband whose anguish she never suspected. (Newsweek)
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 462 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
Harlequin's stick, Charlie's cane : a comparative study of commedia dell'arte and silent slapstick comedy by David Madden( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Bijou; a novel by David Madden( Book )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Lucius Hatchfield's life is influenced by the movies at the Bijou where he is an usher. His family and friends seem almost as fantastic as the characters on the big screen
Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
This book provides readers with a collection of essays and in-depth discussions of William Faulkner's novel, "Absalom, Absalom". A chronology of Faulkner's life, a complete list of Faulkner's works and their original dates of publication, a general bibliography, a detailed paragraph on the volume's editor, notes on the individual chapter authors, and a subject index are also provided
London Bridge in plague and fire : a novel by David Madden( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
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 "(Bbefriends" 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
Wright Morris territory : a treasury of work by Wright Morris( Book )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Best known for his novels, including the National Book Award winners The Field of Vision and Plains Song, Nebraska-born author Wright Morris has long been regarded as one of America's most gifted writers. This volume, culling work from the photo-text books, criticism, and numerous short stories frequently overlooked among his oeuvre, reflects the true breadth of this quintessentially American artist's talents. As such, it offers a fascinating overview of Morris's inspiring accomplishments in multiple genres. While embracing the prose for which Morris is justly famous, this treasury of work als
James M. Cain : hard-boiled mythmaker by David Madden( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
James M. Cain wrote some of the most gritty novels in American literature, including such classics as The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce. James M. Cain: Hard-Boiled Mythmaker is a critical overviewof the author's life, work, and legacy. An updated and expanded edition of two of David Madden's scholarly works on Cain, this new book improves upon the previous works by collecting the most essential writing on Cain by Madden into one volume. In addition to melding existing material, this work contains updated and new material, including fresh commentaries on later books, such as Rainbow's End, Cloud Nine, and The Enchanted Isle, as well as later film adaptations, including Butterfly. It also responds to 40 years' worth of criticism on Cain and reevaluates his influence. Providing an overview of all of Cain's fiction, including an analysis of the major themes of his entire literary career, the book also describes Cain's impacton and importance in 20th-century culture, film in particular. In addition to a biographical summary and thematic outline of Cain's nearly 50-year career, Madden and Mecholsky examine how Cain's works explore the nightmare consequences of the persistent American dream. Finally, Madden and Mecholsky consider Cain's technical innovations of the novel and survey the major film adaptations of Cain's novels. With its significant in-depth analysis, this volume will be of interest to Cain scholars as well as anyone interested in 20th century American literature and film
The last bizarre tale : stories by David Madden( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Though he has authored more than eleven novels including, Cassandra Singing, The Suicide's Wife, Abducted by Circumstance, and the recent London Bridge in Plague and Fire, David Madden has been publishing short stories for all six decades of his active career. The Last Bizarre Tale consists of works that appeared in journals but that have not appeared together as a collection. Madden used two stories, "The Singer" and "Second Look Presents: the Rape of an Indian Brave," as chapters in his 1980 novel On the Big Wind. "The Headless Girl's Mother" was first published as a chapter in a serialized novel entitled Hair of the Dog. Two other stories developed out of longer versions of Madden's novels. "A Demon in My View" is part of a sequel, not yet published, to Bijou. All of the stories in David Madden's third collection are distinguished by variety of content and by shifting styles and often innovative techniques. They are to varying degrees and in various ways bizarre in their characters and their relationships, in the kinds of internal and external conflicts, and in locales and themes. The title story, The Last Bizarre Tale, involving a corpse that has hung on a hook in a funeral home garage for decades, is evocative of Poe and, in its dark, grotesque humor, Flannery O'Connor and Carson McCullers. "Process is as important as product to David Madden," writes editor James Perkins, "and one can learn as much about the process of writing as about the human condition by a careful reading of these stories." The author of eleven novels and two short story collections, David Madden is known for his innovative style and technique in crafting fiction. His work is praised by critics and fans alike as complex yet lyrical and always masterfully done. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina. James A. Perkins is a professor of English Emeritus at Westminster College. He is the author of The Cass Mastern Material: The Core of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men. He is coeditor, with Jeffrey J. Folks, of Southern Writers at Century's End and coauthor, with Randy J. Hendricks, of David Madden: A Writer for All Genres
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David Madden écrivain, dramaturge, poète et critique littéraire américain
David Madden (novelist) Amerikaans literatuurcriticus
Дэвид Мэдден
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