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Millgate, Michael

Works: 139 works in 689 publications in 4 languages and 21,408 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PS3507.R55, 813.52
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Publications about Michael Millgate
Publications by Michael Millgate
Most widely held works about Michael Millgate
Most widely held works by Michael Millgate
The achievement of William Faulkner by Michael Millgate( Book )
46 editions published between 1926 and 1989 in English and held by 1,990 libraries worldwide
Faulkner's entire body of work is examined to reveal his perceptive characterization and tragic-comic vision
Thomas Hardy, a biography by Michael Millgate( Book )
44 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,919 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive account of the author's life based upon many previously unknown materials
William Faulkner by Michael Millgate( Book )
72 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in 5 languages and held by 1,475 libraries worldwide
Biografi over den amerikanske forfatter William Faulkner (1897-1962)
Lion in the garden; interviews with William Faulkner, 1926-1962 by James B Meriwether( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy: his career as a novelist by Michael Millgate( Book )
30 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
" ... A beautiful wrought study that belongs in every good library'. Publishers' Weekly ' ... remains a major contribution to Hardy studies"--Charles Osborne, Sunday Telegraph Originally published in 1971 and now for the first time reprinted, Thomas Hardy: His Career as a Novelist has long been recognized as a major - and exceptionally well-written - work of Hardy criticism that also set new standards for Hardy scholarship. A recent survey refers to it as 'one of the most permanently useful' of Hardy studies, characterized by an 'admirably clear, unpretentious style'. Although the central chapters are predominantly critical, offering independent readings of each of the novels (including those customarily considered 'minor'), those readings are developed within the context of available knowledge of Hardy's personal and intellectual backgrounds, his friendships and family relationships, and his evolution as a professional writer. Extensive use is made of Hardy's own manuscripts, notebooks, nd letters and of the correspondence and reminiscences of those who knew him, and in a new preface Michael Millgate speaks of having sought to resolve 'the standard work/life dichotomy' by pursuing 'the unitary conception of a career."
The collected letters of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )
32 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
The InteLex Past Masters English Letters database The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy contains the complete edition of Hardy's letters in seven volumes as published by the Clarendon Press
The life and work of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy( Book )
31 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
American social fiction, James to Cozzens by Michael Millgate( Book )
29 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
New essays on Light in August by Michael Millgate( Book )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 libraries worldwide
Light in August (1932) is one of William Faulkner's most important, most challenging, and most widely studied novels, demanding to be approached from many angles and with a variety of critical and scholarly skills. Here five distinguished critics offer just such a range of approaches, discussing the novel in terms of its composition and its place in Faulkner's oeuvre; its structure and narrative techniques; its relation to the religious, racial, and sexual assumptions of the society it depicts; its presentation of women and handling of gender-related issues; and the social and moral implications of the 'hero' status accorded to a figure like Joe Christmas. Each contributor has had a double ambition: to write clearly and directly, thus making the volume accessible to the widest possible audience, and to write freshly and originally, so as to enhance - even for those thoroughly familiar with the existing criticism - understanding and appreciation of Light in August itself and of Faulkner's work as a whole
Thomas Hardy, a biography revisited by Michael Millgate( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 libraries worldwide
"Michael Millgate's biography of Thomas Hardy, great novelist and poet, was first published in 1982. Much new information about Hardy has since become available, often in volumes edited or co-edited by Millgate himself, and many established assumptions have been challenged and revolutionized by scholarly research. In this extensively revised, fully reconsidered, and considerably expanded new edition the world's leading Hardy scholar draws not only upon these new materials but upon an understanding of Hardy gained from long immersion in the study of his life and work. Many large and small aspects of Hardy's life are here freshly illuminated, including his family background, his fumbling self-education as a poet, his difficult relations with his first wife and hers with his family, his sexual infatuations, his secret collaborations with aspiring women writers, his clandestine composition of his own official biography, and the memory-invoking techniques by which he sustained his remarkable creativity into extreme old age. Thomas Hardy: A Biography Revisited will become the standard life of Hardy for a new generation."--Jacket
Testamentary acts : Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy by Michael Millgate( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 libraries worldwide
The testamentary acts of Michael Millgate's title are those strategies of self-protection and self-projection by which authors attempt in old age to enhance posterity's view of themselves and their work. The four figures examined in detail here--Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Henry James, and Thomas Hardy--sought to maintain posthumous control over their personal privacy and the integrity of their finally approved texts by, for example, destroying documents, writing autobiographies, revising their earlier works and supplying them with retrospective prefaces, and publishing so-called 'collected' editions that in fact omitted items they no longer wished to preserve. Such strategies, though widely practised by writers, may yield altogether unanticipated results, and this study also examines the difficult role of such literary executors as Pen Browning, Hallam Tennyson, and Florence Hardy, called upon to exercise a delegated, hence compromised, authority. A concluding chapter gives briefer consideration to the wills and wishes of many other literary figures, from Samuel Johnson to Walt Whitman to Philip Larkin, and argues that biographers, editors, and readers in general need to be more attentive to these authorial end-games--to the often disregarded final years of writers and to the aims and consequences of their explicit and implicit testamentary acts
Transatlantic dialogue; selected American correspondence by Edmund Gosse( Book )
11 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy : selected letters by Thomas Hardy( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Thomas Hardy's public voice : the essays, speeches, and miscellaneous prose by Thomas Hardy( Book )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
"Thomas Hardy has generally been viewed as an intensely private figure, shy of publicity and even of people, self-isolated in his Dorsetshire home, and much more cautious and conservative in his personal outlook than might be expected of the author of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure. What the present volume reveals is that Hardy's public utterances, addressed to a wide range of literary, social, and political issues, were far more numerous and various than has previously been imagined. His essays, speeches, and other acknowledged pieces, both formal and informal, are here fully described, edited, and annotated, together with the letters he wrote to newspapers and the many unsigned items, from obituaries to clandestine contributions to literary gossip-columns, that have now been securely or tentatively identified."--Jacket
Thomas Hardy's Studies, specimens &c. notebook by Thomas Hardy( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Letters of Emma and Florence Hardy by Emma Lavinia Gifford Hardy( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
The ones written as Florence Hardy - to Sydney Cockerell, Siegfried Sassoon, and many others - constitute a remarkable record of a literary marriage, reflecting fully and poignantly both the rewards and, especially, the costs of being (as her Times obituary put it) the helpmate of genius
Thomas Hardy reappraised : essays in honour of Michael Millgate by Keith Wilson( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
"In Thomas Hardy Reappraised, editor Keith Wilson pays tribute to Millgate's many contributions to Hardy studies by bringing together new work by fifteen of the world's most eminent. Hardy scholars. These essays address questions of biblical and literary allusiveness, cultural, historical, and philosophical context, narrative and poetic theory and practice, as well as Hardy's place in the modern world and his influence on younger writers. Together, the contributors offer one of the most significant reappraisals of Hardy's work to have appeared since Michael Millgate helped to transform Hardy studies. They offer graphic testimony to Hardy's enduring popularity and importance."--Jacket
Thomas Hardy's "poetical matter" notebook by Thomas Hardy( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 libraries worldwide
"Thomas Hardy's "Poetical Matter" notebook, the last to be published from among the small group of notebooks not destroyed by Hardy himself or by his executors, has now been meticulously edited with full scholarly annotation. Through its inclusion of so many notes copied by Hardy from old pocket-books subsequently destroyed, "Poetical Matter" reaches back to all periods of his life, and is especially valuable from a biographical standpoint for its expansion and enhancement of knowledge of Hardy's final years and for its preservation of such intimate records as his richly revealing memories of the Bockhampton of his childhood and his sexually charged impressions of a woman glimpsed during a trip on a pleasure steamer in 1868. Its special distinctiveness nevertheless lies in its uniqueness as a late working notebook devoted specifically to verse. Florence Hardy, Hardy's widow, recalled his having experienced a great outburst of late creativity, feeling that he could go on writing almost indefinitely, and "Poetical Matter" bears direct witness to his actively thinking about poetry and projecting and composing new poems until shortly before his death at the age of eighty-seven. As such, it contains an abundance of new ideas for poems and sequences of poems and demonstrates Hardy's characteristic creative progression, his working variously with initial ideas, with gathered notes, whether old or new, and with tentative prose formulations, verse fragments, metrical schemes, and rhyme patterns, towards the writing of the drafts from which, yet further worked and reworked, the completed poem would ultimately emerge."--Jacket
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser( Book )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The story of a young woman from Wisconsin who goes to Chicago, becomes an actress, marries and moves to New York, and when her husband loses his job, returns to the stage
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Alternative Names
Millgate, Michael
Millgate, Michael 1929-
Millgate, Michael Henry
English (411)
Spanish (4)
Arabic (1)
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