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New, Melvyn

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Works: 68 works in 288 publications in 1 language and 8,984 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Experimental fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Records and correspondence  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, ed
Classifications: PR3714, 823.6
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Publications about Melvyn New
Publications by Melvyn New
Most widely held works about Melvyn New
 
Most widely held works by Melvyn New
The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman by Laurence Sterne( Book )
35 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 libraries worldwide
Offers the classic story of a young man's experiences since conception and his interpretation of the art of writing
Tristram Shandy : a book for free spirits by Melvyn New( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 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 517 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 held by 370 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Laurence Sterne ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
The Florida edition of the works of Laurence Sterne by Laurence Sterne( Book )
in English and held by 285 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 239 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?"
A sentimental journey through France and Italy ; and, Continuation of the Bramine's journal : the text and notes by Laurence Sterne( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
'The Fine Arts Reduced to a Single Principle' (1746) by Charles Batteux was arguably the most influential work on aesthetics published in the 18th century. James O. Young presents a complete English translation of the work, with full annotations and a comprehensive introduction, which illuminate Batteux's continuing philosophical interest
In proximity : Emmanuel Levinas and the eighteenth century ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
The Life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman, Laurence Sterne by Laurence Sterne( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 164 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 sermons of Laurence Sterne by Laurence Sterne( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
The Life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman, Laurence Sterne ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 150 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
Mary Astell and John Norris : letters concerning the love of God by Mary Astell( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
"Given the progress made in recent years in recovering the writings of early modern women, one might expect that a complete set of the important works of Mary Astell (1666-1731) would have been reissued long before now. Instead, only portions of the thought of the "First English Feminist" have reached a wide academic audience." "This volume presents a critical and annotated edition of the correspondence between Astell and John Norris of Bemerton (1657-1711), Letters Concerning the Love of God, which was published in three separate editions during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (1695, 1705, 1730). This work had profound significance in eighteenth-century intellectual and religious circles, and represents a crucial step in the development of Norris and Astell's philosophical and theological opposition to that most prominent of Enlightenment figures, John Locke." "Letters Concerning the Love of God includes, as contextual material, Norris's Cursory Reflections upon a Book Call'd, 'An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), the first published philosophical response to (as Bishop Stillingfleet would later put it) Locke's 'new way of ideas', and Astell's biting and comprehensive attack on Locke in the 'Appendix' to the second edition of the Christian Religion, As Professed by a Daughter of the Church of England (1717). These texts serve to place both Letters and its authors in the contentious philosophical-theological climate in which they belonged, one wherein, most significantly, Locke's present-day pre-eminence had yet to be realized." "The editor's extensive introduction and annotations to this volume not only provide background on the historical and biographical elements, but also elucidate philosophical and theological concepts that are perhaps unfamiliar to modern readers."--Jacket
The letters by Laurence Sterne( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Swiftly Sterneward : essays on Laurence Sterne and his times in honor of Melvyn New by William Blake Gerard( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 97 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
The miscellaneous writings and Sterne's subscribers, an identification list by Laurence Sterne( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Since the publication of 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman' in 1978, the 'Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne' has established itself as the standard scholarly text for all matters Sternean. This ninth and final volume maintains the exceptionally high editorial standards of the previous volumes, including comprehensive coverage of existing criticism
The life & opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman by Laurence Sterne( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 libraries worldwide
At once endlessly facetious and highly serious, Sterne's great comic novel contains some of the best-known and best-loved characters in English literature--including Uncle Toby, Corporal Trim, Parson Yorick, and Dr. Slop--and boasts one of the most innovative and whimsical narrative styles in all literature. This revised edition of Sterne's extraordinary novel retains the text based on the first editions of the original nine volumes (with Sterne's later changes), adds two illustrations by William Hogarth, and expands and updates the introduction, bibliography, and notes, to make this the most critically up-to-date edition available. The text of the novel preserves, as far as possible, the appearance of Sterne's idiosyncratic typography and features such as black pages, marbled pages, blank pages, missing chapters and other devices. The introduction sheds light on the novel's innovations and influence and provides a biographical account of the author. Comprehensive notes identify the profusion of references and reveal previously overlooked sources. - Publisher
 
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