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Tanner, Tony

Works: 98 works in 891 publications in 6 languages and 22,837 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Novels  Psychological fiction  History  Sea stories  Bildungsromans  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Other
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Publications about Tony Tanner
Publications by Tony Tanner
Publications by Tony Tanner, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Tony Tanner
Most widely held works by Tony Tanner
Henry James : the writer and his work by Tony Tanner( Book )
106 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 2,132 libraries worldwide
City of words: American fiction, 1950-1970 by Tony Tanner( Book )
38 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,837 libraries worldwide
Offers a penetrating critical commentary on the works of twenty-five contemporary novelists including Barth, Mailer, Bellow, Heller, Updike and Malamud
Jane Austen by Tony Tanner( Book )
34 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,692 libraries worldwide
Tanner addresses the issues that have continually occupied Austen's most perceptive critics in this reissued edition that also features a new Preface by leading Romantic scholar Marilyn Gaull, who examines Tanner's background and places the original work in context
Adultery in the novel : contract and transgression by Tony Tanner( Book )
30 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
The reign of wonder, naivety and reality in American literature by Tony Tanner( Book )
33 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,261 libraries worldwide
Thomas Pynchon by Tony Tanner( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
Scenes of nature, signs of men by Tony Tanner( Book )
30 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 830 libraries worldwide
The American mystery : American literature from Emerson to DeLillo by Tony Tanner( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
Prefaces to Shakespeare by Tony Tanner( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
In the final ten years of his life, Tony Tanner tackled the largest project any critic in English can take on, writing a preface to each of Shakespeare's plays. This collection serves as a comprehensive introduction for the general reader. Tanner brings Shakespeare to life, explicating everything from big-picture issues such as the implications of shifts in Elizabethan culture to close readings of Shakespeare's deployment of complex words in his plays.--[book jacket]
Saul Bellow by Tony Tanner( Book )
26 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Conrad: Lord Jim by Tony Tanner( Book )
35 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
25 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale, who defied capture
Venice desired by Tony Tanner( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 573 libraries worldwide
The Oxford book of sea stories by Tony Tanner( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, John Masefield, E.M. Forster, Malcolm Lowry, and Peter Ustinov are some of the British authors in the collection. Although not British in origin, the greatest of all writers in sea fiction is Joseph Conrad, the only writer to be represented by two stories: 'Initiation', which begins the volume, and 'The Secret Sharer', in which he charts one of the most extraordinary relationships between man at sea ever imagined and analysed
Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Book )
61 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 503 libraries worldwide
De verwikkelingen rondom de familie Bennet waarin vijf huwbare dochters in het 19e eeuwse Engeland aan de man moeten worden gebracht
The comedies by William Shakespeare( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
A collection of all of Shakespeare's comedies
Henry James and the art of nonfiction by Tony Tanner( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
"In Henry James and the Art of Nonfiction, Tony Tanner shows how James radically transformed the nonfiction genres of travel writing, literary criticism, and autobiography, just as he transformed the novel." "Exploring the developments and characteristics of James's travel writing, Tanner observes that "absence rather than presence; shadow rather than substance; broken eloquence esteemed more than confidently replete utterance" are its central features. By deliberately withholding information, writes Tanner, James gives the reader "something rare and incomparable. Not only a sense of a place or of the past. But as one reads him, a sense of that sense. It can take one's breath away."" "Tanner then examines the kind of theory James offers for literary criticism - if indeed it does not amount to an antitheory - and looks closely at James's criticism of four writers whom the author admired: George Eliot, Ivan Turgenev, Honore de Balzac, and Gustave Flaubert, Tanner begins by discussing "The Art of Fiction," the closest James ever came to making a theoretical statement. According to Tanner, James's criticism is the "reverse of schematic." James wants to challenge prescriptive categorizations and fixed taxonomies with regard to such matters as narration, description, dialogue, character, and incident. For James, criticism is not, and cannot be, a theory. It is an art."
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Book )
48 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 359 libraries worldwide
The private and social worlds of three families are revealed through the experiences of the heroine, Fanny Price
The Blithedale romance : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
17 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Presents an annotated edition of Hawthorne's novel based on the Brook Farm socialistic experiment which George Ripley started in 1841 with the help of fellow Transcendentalists; and includes a selection of background and source material, and critical essays
Hawthorne by Henry James( Book )
10 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
"This is the only book-length study James wrote about a fellow novelist, and it's not surprising he picked Hawthorne for such extended treatment. The tradition Hawthorne began in American literature - the morally intense exploration of the universality of guilt and the ambiguities of human choice - was clearly carried on by James. Although James expressed misgivings about some of Hawthorne's more extravagant symbolism and heavy reliance on allegory, he shared his predecessor's constant interest in moral quandaries, divided loyalties, and the inevitable conflicts between imaginative protagonists and intractable reality"--
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Alternative Names
Tanner, Paul Antony
Tener, Toni 1935-1998
Tony Tanner British literary critic
Tony Tanner critico letterario britannico
Тони Тэннер
タナー, トニー
English (548)
Italian (9)
Spanish (7)
Japanese (2)
Serbian (2)
French (1)
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