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Wagner-Martin, Linda

Works: 123 works in 701 publications in 5 languages and 43,772 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bibliography  Chronologies  Handbooks and manuals  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3566.L27, 813.52
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Publications about Linda Wagner-Martin
Publications by Linda Wagner-Martin
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Most widely held works by Linda Wagner-Martin
Sylvia Plath : a biography by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
100 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,186 libraries worldwide
Given in memory of Ethel A. Tsutsui, Ph. D. and Minoru Tsutsui, Ph. D
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 2,189 libraries worldwide
Here is a gold mine of information about women's writing, women's history, and women's concerns - 771 entries, ranging from short biographies to extensive essays. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and highly informative survey of women writers and their work as it also illuminates the issues that fired their imaginations. The volume boasts contributions by many of today's well-known cultural and literary critics, including Susan Faludi writing on backlash, Deborah Tannen on communication between the sexes, Jane Gallop on Lacanian psychoanalysis, Sidonie Smith on autobiography, Trudier Harris on passing, Nancy Armstrong on daughters, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis on poetry. There are over four hundred biographical profiles of not only important poets, novelists, and playwrights (including such contemporary figures as Wendy Wasserstein, Louise Erdrich, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Annie Dillard, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, and Tama Janowitz), but also of women writers who have made important contributions in other fields - Margaret Mead, Betty Friedan, Rachel Carson, and Susan B. Anthony. Perhaps most important, there is extensive coverage of the many personal, cultural, and historical issues that have been explored by, and have influenced the lives and productivity of, women writers: race and racism, violence and sexual harassment, health, AIDS, the Civil War, the women's movement, and much more. There is also coverage of the publishing world (women's bookstores and presses), the art and practice of writing, and contemporary literary criticism (including deconstruction, black feminism, and lesbianliterary theory)
The Oxford book of women's writing in the United States ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,580 libraries worldwide
The moving autobiography of Zitkala-Sa, whose mother was a Sioux, tells us more about "otherness" than any sociological treatise, while Janice Mirikitani's and Nellie Wong's poems about being young Asian-American women, like Alice Walker's meditation on the beauty of growing old, speak to all readers
Denise Levertov by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
25 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,278 libraries worldwide
Critical-analytical study of Levertov's poetic theory and practice
Dos Passos : artist as American by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
16 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,276 libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Amerikaanse schrijver John Roderigo Dos Passos (1896-1970)
New essays on The sun also rises by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
32 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
Essays that discuss Hemingway's first novel including the use of humor, its literary and historical context, Brett, the modern "new woman", and the issues of sexuality
Critical essays on Sylvia Plath by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
A selection of critical essays and reviews on the work of the American poet
The poems of William Carlos Williams, a critical study by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
22 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
The purpose of this book is two-fold: i) to show the major reasons for Williams' excellence as a poet; and ii) to disprove the assumption that he was a "typical" poet who wrote "instinctively", with little critical awareness
William Faulkner; four decades of criticism by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
Ernest Hemingway : five decades of criticism by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Joyce Carol Oates by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
The modern American novel, 1914-1945 : a critical history by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
A critical study of American fiction in the first half of the twentieth century
Telling women's lives : the new biography by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 988 libraries worldwide
Placing herself in the avid reader's chair, Linda Wagner-Martin writes about women's biography from George Eliot and Virginia Woolf to Eleanor Roosevelt and Margaret Mead, and even to Cher and Elizabeth Taylor. Along the way, she looks at dozens of other life stories, probing at the differences between biographies of men and women, prevailing stereotypes about women's lives and roles, questions about what is public and private, and the hazy margins between autobiography, biography, and other genres. In quick-paced and wide-ranging discussions, she looks at issues of authorial stance (who controls the narrative? who chooses which story to tell?), voice (is this story told in the traditional objective tone? and if it is, what effect does that telling have on our reading?), and the politics of publishing (why aren't more books about women's lives published? and when they are, what happens to their advertising budgets?)
Phyllis McGinley by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
8 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 libraries worldwide
A historical guide to Ernest Hemingway by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
The 1999 centennial of Ernest Hemingway's birth marks a time for the reevaluation of his position as America's premier modernist writer. The previously unpublished essays in this collection plumb unexplored details of Hemingway's life to illuminate new and unexpected dimensions of the force of his literary accomplishments. The essays discuss biographical details of Hemingway's personal and professional life as well as describe the subleties of his character
American modern : essays in fiction and poetry by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Interviews with William Carlos Williams : "speaking straight ahead" by William Carlos Williams( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Ernest Hemingway : a reference guide by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Anne Sexton by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 libraries worldwide
The bell jar, a novel of the fifties by Linda Wagner-Martin( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
Though her life was brief, the American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath (1932-63) exerted a profound influence on contemporary writers, particularly women writers of the sixties and seventies. Just as to her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry Plath brought a decidedly feminist perspective, so too did she etch in her novel The Bell Jar a disturbing vision of life for young women in America at midcentury. The Bell Jar - based on Plath's own experiences as a student at Smith College, an intern at Mademoiselle, and a young woman battling for her own sanity amid societal mores of the times - was initially published in England under a pseudonym, its American publication stifled for years by the writer's family. When, however, the 1963 novel was finally released to U.S. audiences in 1971, it achieved both critical and popular success, and has since become a classic of feminist literature and a unique vehicle for better appreciating Plath's gifts. It is through a multifaceted lens that Linda Wagner-Martin examines The Bell Jar in this new study. Whereas past critical attention has centered on The Bell Jar as autobiography, Wagner-Martin transcends that approach, looking as well at the novel in its larger context of the social and historical forces shaping women's lives in America during the fifties and sixties. Thus eschewing a simplistic reading of the novel, the author plumbs issues of gender, genre, and narrative voice. Arguing that Plath's troubled personal history was the product of her struggle against contemporary social forces, Wagner-Martin reviews the writer's prior work and inspects earlier, partial versions of the novel; explores Plath's use of humor and sarcasm; traces the writer's representation of patriarchal structures in the novel; and ultimately places the novel squarely in the tradition of works about women at odds with a society dominated by patriarchal values. A brilliantly argued, eminently readable approach to this masterpiece, The Bell Jar: A Novel of the Fifties is certain to be lauded by scholars and students alike
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German (8)
Spanish (7)
Catalan (3)
Italian (1)
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