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Nissen, Axel

Overview
Works: 14 works in 59 publications in 4 languages and 3,329 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Union catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1833, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Axel Nissen
Manly love : romantic friendship in American fiction by Axel Nissen( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern idea of Victorians is that they were emotionless prudes, imprisoned by sexual repression and suffocating social constraints; they expressed love and affection only within the bounds of matrimony--if at all. And yet, a wealth of evidence contradicting this idea has been hiding in plain sight for close to a century. In Manly Love, Axel Nissen turns to the novels and short stories of Victorian America to uncover the widely overlooked phenomenon of passionate friendships between men. Nissen's examination of the literature of the period brings to light a forgotten genre: the fiction of ro
Bret Harte : prince and pauper by Axel Nissen( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Axel Nissen gives a vivid account of Harte's tumultuous life, from his birth in Albany, N.Y., in 1836 until his death in a sleepy English village in 1902." "Based on extensive new sources, Harte's latest biography focuses on Harte's love-hate relationship with Mark Twain and examines the homo-erotic element in his life and work. He also offers a satisfying account of why Harte became so famous in his own time and why in ours he has suffered a decline."--Jacket
The films of Agnes Moorehead by Axel Nissen( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before she achieved immortality on the long-running situation comedy Bewitched, Agnes Moorehead had established a distinguished career as a character actress. After her screen debut in 'Citizen Kane' (1941), Moorehead became one of the most familiar female faces on the silver screen. For moviegoers of the 1940s and '50s, she was the quintessential character actress, earning four Academy Award nominations during a career that saw her gain the respect of her peers in all four major entertainment media: radio, film, theater, and television. In this book, Axel Nissen looks at the actress's sixty-three feature films between 1941 and 1973
The romantic friendship reader : love stories between men in Victorian America( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel excerpts, stories, and travel writing exemplifying a resistance to the "domestic ideology" of the later 19th century. Cf. Introduction. With critical commentary
Actresses of a certain character : forty familiar Hollywood faces from the thirties to the fifties by Axel Nissen( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Information presented regarding birth, death, film credits and analyzes each player's unique talents, signature roles and career development. Representative range of backgrounds, character types and career experiences including actresses such as Agnes Moorehead, Thelma Ritter, Beulah Bondi, Sara Allgood, and Jessie Ralph, among others. A fascinating tour through Hollywood's big studio era and the lives of its characters"--Provided by publisher
Mothers, mammies, and old maids : twenty-five character actresses of golden age Hollywood by Axel Nissen( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This survey focuses upon the typical roles available to character actresses in classic Hollywood films. Each profile captures the essence of the individual performer's on-screen persona, unique talents and popular appeal--with special emphasis on the actress's single definitive performance. The appendix offers a list of "The Top 100 Performances by Character Actresses in Hollywood, 1930-1960.""--Provided by publisher
Accustomed to her face : thirty-five character actresses of golden age Hollywood by Axel Nissen( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on historical documents and newspaper reports, this book provides a fascinating group portrait of a diverse group of character actresses who left their stamp on Hollywood from the early sound era through the 1960s. The lives of 35 actresses are explored in detail. Some are familiar. Others are nearly forgotten"--
Agnes Moorehead on radio, stage and television by Axel Nissen( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a career spanning six decades, Agnes Moorehead (1900-1974) made her name in four entertainment media. Focusing on 25 of her most representative performances, this retrospective analyzes her work and presents her roles in the context of her personal life. It discusses her relationship with directors, producers and other performers, providing little known facts about the productions"--
Calendar of the letters of Bret Harte by Axel Nissen( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo/hetero by Axel Nissen( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hva innebærer det å være homoseksuell i dagens Norge? Hva er egentlig seksualitet? Er homoseksualitet noe man er, eller noe man gjør? Hva er kjønnspolitiet, hva er hverdagshomofobi? Beveger vi oss mot et multiseksuelt samfunn? Slike og lignende grunnleggende spørsmål stiller Nils Axel Nissen i homo/hetero, og i en underholdende og tankevekkende tekst gir han også svar. På en lettfattelig, personlig og humoristisk måte trekker han opp hovedlinjene innen moderne skeiv teori og hvilken betydning dette har for vår oppfatning av seksualitet generelt og homoseksualitet spesielt. Med denne boken mener forlaget at Nils Axel Nissen kaster en brannfakkel inn i homodebatten
(Über die Wechselwirkung zwischen Kohlenstoff-Kohlenstoff-Dreifachbindungen) by Axel Nissen( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feminization of roaring camp : Bret Harte and "The American woman's home" by Axel Nissen( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Agnes Moorehead on Radio by Axel Nissen( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Form matters : Toni Morrison's "Sula" and the ethics of narrative by Axel Nissen( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Bret Harte : prince and pauper
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Bret Harte : prince and pauperThe romantic friendship reader : love stories between men in Victorian AmericaActresses of a certain character : forty familiar Hollywood faces from the thirties to the fifties
Alternative Names
Nissen, Nils Axel 1967-

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