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Costa, Richard Hauer

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Works: 15 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 6,549 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography 
Classifications: PR5776, 823.912
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Publications about Richard Hauer Costa
Publications by Richard Hauer Costa
Most widely held works about Richard Hauer Costa
 
Most widely held works by Richard Hauer Costa
H.G. Wells by Richard Hauer Costa( Book )
21 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,477 libraries worldwide
Presents 2 sides of Wells and develops each with biographical comments and excerpts from appropriate works
An appointment with Somerset Maugham and other literary encounters by Richard Hauer Costa( file )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,728 libraries worldwide
Malcolm Lowry by Richard Hauer Costa( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 868 libraries worldwide
Alison Lurie by Richard Hauer Costa( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 libraries worldwide
"Nowhere is this pursuit more evident than in Lurie's fiction or better expressed than by the protagonist of her most recent novel, The Truth about Lorin Jones, whose goal it is "to write a book that would tell the whole contusing contradictory truth...let the devil take the hindmost." Nearly all of Lurie's protagonists are women, and Costa takes as one of his major themes the author's desire to unmask them. In a process of liberation often catalyzed by a passionate sexual relationship, each woman's true character is exposed as Lurie leads her to genuine self-knowledge, something that, Costa argues, Lurie values above all else and at almost any cost. Costa links the themes of Lurie's major nonfiction works, The Language of Clothes and Don't Tell the Grown-ups: Subversive Children's Literature, with her fiction. The ideas in The Language of Clothes, a study of the conscious and unconscious use of clothing as a means of self-expression, inform many of Lurie's novels, he writes, where dress often "sends out an unspoken signal from one character to another." The sentiment of Don't Tell the Grown-ups, in which Lurie praises those children's books that "express ideas and emotions not generally approved of" and that "view social pretenses with clear-eyed directness," is in good keeping with the satirical sensibility conveyed in Lurie's novels. Lurie's impatience with artifice and self-deception, Costa writes, is evident throughout her work." "Alison Lurie also includes an overview of the critical assessment of Lurie's writings, and Costa addresses the viewpoints of both detractors and admirers. Critics have been unanimous, however, in their appreciation for Lurie's lucid prose style and her acute powers of observation. She is among the most gifted American novelists writing today."--BOOK JACKET
Edmund Wilson, our neighbor from Talcottville by Richard Hauer Costa( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 libraries worldwide
Safe at home : a baseball wife's story by Sharon Hargrove( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Sharon Hargrove, wife of Mike Hargrove, formerly a big league baseball player, recounts the domestic side of the sport
A Malcolm Lowry catalogue by J. Howard Woolmer( Book )
4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
A Quest for Eridanus : the evolving art of Malcolm Lowry's Under the volcano by Richard Hauer Costa( Archival Material )
4 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A Malcolm Lowry catalogue, with essays by Perle Epstein and Richard Hauer Costa by J. Howard Woolmer( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Ulysses, Lowry's Volcano, and the voyage between; a study of an unacknowledged literary kinship by Richard Hauer Costa( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A guest for Eridanus the evolving art of Malcolm Lowry's Under the volcano by Richard Hauer Costa( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Papers of Alan Cheuse by Alan Cheuse( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Additional papers of Alan Cheuse include personal and professional correspondence, post cards, and cards; biographical summaries; invitations to literary events and conferences; photographs; course evaluations from The Johns Hopkins University; book reviews; and an appointment book
H. G. Wells, literary Journalist : a study of the journalistic methods and devices found i his novels and tracts by Richard Hauer Costa( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Wells and the cosmic despair by Richard Hauer Costa( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Costa, Richard H.
Hauer Costa, Richard
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English (57)
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