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New, Melvyn

Works: 59 works in 258 publications in 1 language and 8,076 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Experimental fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Sermons  Psychological fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, ed
Classifications: PR3714, 823.6
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Publications about Melvyn New
Publications by Melvyn New
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Most widely held works by Melvyn New
The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman by Laurence Sterne( Book )
58 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 libraries worldwide
Offers the classic story of a young man's experiences since conception and his interpretation of the art of writing
Laurence Sterne as satirist; a reading of "Tristram Shandy." by Melvyn New( Book )
8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Tristram Shandy : a book for free spirits by Melvyn New( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Samuel Johnson and Samuel Richardson condemned it. James Boswell and Goethe proclaimed it a masterpiece. And from the beginning Sterne realized he had written a book that would not suit everyone's taste. For more than two centuries. Tristram Shandy (1759-67) has astounded - and by turns confounded, captivated, angered, and amused but ever entertained - readers worldwide. While on the surface a comic, disjointed account of the title character's life and times, the work is in fact a brilliant commentary on life's inherent chaos, the pointed challenge of British clergy-man-turned-author Laurence Sterne to the twin concepts of rationalism and sentimentalism. Delineating his views through skillfully drawn representations - among them Tristram, Yorick, and Uncle Toby - Sterne pinpointed issues central to not only his era but our own. Filled with thought-provoking ideas and marked by an open, conversational writing style, Tristram Shandy: A Book for Free Spirits is an adroit guide to understanding the aims and achievements of Sterne's masterpiece and to fully appreciating its lessons for contemporary times
Approaches to teaching Sterne's Tristram Shandy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
The complete novels and selected writings of Amy Levy, 1861-1889 by Amy Levy( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Laurence Sterne ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
The Life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman, Laurence Sterne by Laurence Sterne( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
The eight essays in this collection offer a substantial introduction to Sterne's satiric masterpiece, Tristram Shandy. According to Melvyn New's combative and engaging "lntroduction Polemical," they share an interest in the traditions from which Tristram emerged and a turning away from the now dated attempt to make Sterne "one of us," a modern existentialist. The Further Reading section gives readers commentary on some forty-five additional works
The Florida edition of the works of Laurence Sterne by Laurence Sterne( Book )
in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Telling new lies : seven essays in fiction, past and present by Melvyn New( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
With the finesse that transports his pun upon the idea of telling (as both "narrating" and "significant"), the author weds a new essay on Jonathan Swift and Thomas Mann with six previously published articles to fashion this new collection, unified in an introductory essay around the theme of falsehood. These essays range from excursions into eighteenth-century fiction to an encounter with Thomas Pynchon's postmodern novel V.; from an exploration of Orwell's 1984 in the light of antisemitism to a study of Sterne's Tristram Shandy in the light of his suppressed antagonist, Bishop Warburton; and from a reading of A Sentimental Journey through the filter of Proust to a reading of A Tale of a Tub through the filter of The Magic Mountain. While the idea of fabrication is inherent in most postmodern commentary, New's criticism in these essays lies to the right of the literary academy, manifesting itself as a "contrarian," not liberal, mode of thinking. In his introduction, he takes note of the dread of totalitarianism that defines the horizon of all post-1945 literary study, and of the reader's necessary task to distinguish lies of power from lies of art--a difficult task, he writes, since "Power will often speak with the voice of art--is, indeed, art's best mimic, and worst." If we cannot find the truth in our lies and the grace in our art, New asks, what do we pass on the next generation--"what do we tell the children?"
Theology and literature in the age of Johnson : resisting secularism by Melvyn New( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
"Theology and Literature in the Age of Johnson: Resisting Secularism contains seventeen essays exploring the complex relationships between literary intentions and theological concerns of authors writing in the second half of the eighteenth century. The diversity of literary forms and subjects, from Fielding and Richardson to Burke and Wollstonecraft, is matched by a diversity of approaches and theologies. To argue that the age "resisted secularism" is by no means to argue that resistance was blindly doctrinal or rigidly uniform. The many ways secularism could be resisted is the subject of the collection."--Publisher's website
In proximity : Emmanuel Levinas and the eighteenth century ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
The sermons of Laurence Sterne by Laurence Sterne( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Psalm 4:6 (p. 5-27) ; Ecclesiastes 7:2-3 (p. 31-53) ; Luke 10:36,37 (p. 57-83) ; 2 Samuel 12:7a (p. 87-111) ; 1 Kings 17:16 (p. 119-159) ; Luke 18:14a (p. 163-182) ; Romans 14:7 (p. 185-207)
A sentimental journey through France and Italy ; and, Continuation of the Bramine's journal : the text and notes by Laurence Sterne( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
The letters by Laurence Sterne( Book )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Mary Astell and John Norris : letters concerning the love of God by Mary Astell( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Swiftly Sterneward : essays on Laurence Sterne and his times in honor of Melvyn New by William Blake Gerard( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
These thirteen essays have been collected to honor Melvyn New, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, and are prefaced by a description of his scholarly career of more than forty years. Suggesting the wide-range of that career, the first eight essaysoffer various critical perspectives on a diverse group of eighteenth-century authors. Laurence Sterne, the primary focus of Professor New's scholarship, is the focus as well of the final five essays. Joseph G. Kronick takes the battle of the books as a starting point and provides a reading of Eliot in the shadow of Pope that reveals the fate of poetry to be a perpetual struggle with its modernity. E. Derek Taylor discovers an ironic allusion between two of Gainsborough's final paintings that invites the viewer to consider the ways that each painting both complicates and enhances the other, in a fashion similar to the ironic strategy of the final two chapters of Sterne's Sentimental Journey. Robert G. Walker traces the importance of the now vilified practice of casuistry in Samuel Johnson's thought and writings. Taylor Corse illuminates Smollett's treatment of the traffic in human lives in "Slavery in Roderick Random." James E. May provides a detailed bibliographical study of George Lyttelton's To the Memory of a Lady Lately Deceased. Two essays discuss Fielding's Joseph Andrews. Martha F. Bowden argues that Fielding's championing of Hoadly via Parson Adams is a clear indication that his own theology lay on the side of the radical latitudinarians. Eric Rothstein presents the narrator of Joseph Andrews as an agent for realism, allowing Fielding to enlarge our openness to a world frequently out of control, and so improve our chances of coping with it adaptively. The first eight essays end, as they began, with a comparison of an eighteenth-century writer with a more modern one: Frank Palmeri finds that Swift's satiric critique of religious psychology overlaps with that of Nietzsche in all of its essential points. Taking up Sterne, Elizabeth Kraft bringstogether for reflection the eighteenth-century Christian author and the twentieth-century student of Cabbala, Gershom Scholem. Sterne's influence on abolitionist discourse in American popular media between 1788 and 1831 is the subject of W.B. Gerard's s
The miscellaneous writings and Sterne's subscribers, an identification list by Laurence Sterne( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
A sentimental journey through France and Italy ; and, Continuation of the Bramine's journal : with related texts by Laurence Sterne( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Sterne, Tristram, Yorick : tercentenary essays on Laurence Sterne by Ashleigh Blackwood( Book )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
These thirteen essays represent a very wide range of approaches to the fictions of Laurence Sterne, who has certainly evolved into the eighteenth century's most important influence on modern and postmodern literature. While each essay centers on his written texts or his lived contexts, they together offer homage to his endurance as an author emulated by many modern writers-Nietzsche, Proust, Woolf, Joyce, Mann, Marías, Goytisolo, Fuentes, Rushdie, and Pamuk; indeed, what important writer in the past 150 years has not been influenced by Sterne?
The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy - Laurence Sterne by Melvyn New( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
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