skip to content

Chavkin, Allan Richard 1950-

Works: 11 works in 62 publications in 2 languages and 4,444 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Radio programs  Study guides 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PS3569.I44, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Publications about Allan Richard Chavkin
Publications by Allan Richard Chavkin
Most widely held works by Allan Richard Chavkin
The Chippewa landscape of Louise Erdrich by Allan Richard Chavkin( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris by Louise Erdrich( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Being of mixed blood and having lived in both white and Indian worlds, they give an original perspective on American society. Sometimes with humor and always with refreshing candor, their discussions undermine the damaging stereotypes of American Indians. Some of the interviews focus on their nonfiction book The Broken Cord, which recounts the struggle to solve their adopted son's health problems from fetal alcohol syndrome. Included also are two recent interviews published here for the first time
Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony : a casebook ( Book )
12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Conversations with John Gardner by John Gardner( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
English romanticism and modern fiction : a collection of critical essays ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
The essential premise of this book is that there is a continuity from the English romantic era to our own. To understand properly some important twentieth-century writers of fiction, one must understand their connection with romanticism. To avoid this connection is to risk simplification or distortion of view about some major contemporaries. Scholars have established in general terms that romanticism marked a watershed in the early nineteenth century and then continued in subsequent years to shape the sensibilities of some important modern writers, especially twentieth-century poets. Yet the explicit connection has been ignored, and the essayists in this collection seek to demonstrate the impact of romanticism on six twentieth-century fictionists. In his introduction, Allan Chavkin writes that "we are still suffering from a warped view of twentieth-century literature as a result of a lingering anti-romantic prejudice of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and the Imagists, who, in their zeal to revitalize a literature stagnating in late Victorian imitation-romanticism, caricatured romanticism as softminded ... This collection of essays will help correct this distorted view by showing the centrality of English romanticism to modern fiction."
Saul Bellow ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 libraries worldwide
The secular imagination : the continuity of the secular romantic tradition of Wordsworth and Keats in Stevens, Faulkner, Roethke, and Bellow by Allan Richard Chavkin( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The antelope wife by Louise Erdrich ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Louise Erdrich returns in The Antelope Wife to the Ojibway people, whose lives, loves, and passions she has so masterfully chronicled in previous novels. In her fictional world, where myth is woven deeply into the fabric of everyday life, 'there is light as well as darkness ... and encountering it offers pain and exhilaration in equal measure' (The New York Times Book Review)"--Publisher description
Saul Bellow (Critical Insights) by Allan Richard Chavkin( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
In Europe with Carlyle, De Quincey, and Samuel Rogers : five letters of James T. Fields to Edwin P. Whipple by James Thomas Fields( Article )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Laguna Pueblo young man. Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremony that defeats the most virulent of afflictions-despair. "Demanding but confident and beautifully written" (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Drawn to his Indian past and its traditions, his search for comfort and resolution becomes a ritual--a curative ceremony that defeats his despair
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Chavkin Allan
Chavkin, Allan 1950-...
Chavkin, Allan Richard
Chavkin, Allan Richard 1950-
English (57)
Spanish (1)
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.