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Churchwell, Sarah Bartlett 1970-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 113 publications in 4 languages and 4,086 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Novels  Short stories, American  Drama  Radio plays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS2116, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell
Careless people : murder, mayhem, and the invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books, delighting readers across the world. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail the relation of Fitzgerald's classic to the chaotic world he in which he lived. Fitzgerald set his novel in 1922, and Careless People carefully reconstructs the months when Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald returned to New York in the autumn of 1922--the parties; the drunken weekends at Great Neck, Long Island; the drives back into the city to the jazz clubs and speakeasies; the casual intersection of high society and organized crime; and the growth of celebrity culture, of which the Fitzgeralds themselves were the epitome. And for the first time it returns to the story of The Great Gatsby the high-profile murder that provided a crucial inspiration for Fitzgerald's tale. With wit and insight, Sarah Churchwell traces the genesis of a masterpiece, mapping where fiction comes from, and how it takes shape in the mind of a genius. Blending biography and history with lost and forgotten newspaper accounts, letters and newly discovered archival material, Careless People is the biography of a book, telling the extraordinary tale of how F. Scott Fitzgerald created a classic and in the process discovered modern America."--
The many lives of Marilyn Monroe by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After her death in 1962, Marilyn the star became Marilyn the myth: sex goddess and innocent child, crafty manipulator and dumb blonde, liberated woman and tragic loner. Indeed, the writing and rewriting of this endlessly intriguing icon's life has produced more than six hundred books, from the long procession of "authoritative" biographies to the memoirs and plays by ex-husband Arthur Miller and the works by Norman Mailer and Joyce Carol Oates. But even as the books have multiplied, myth, reality, fact, fiction, and gossip have become only more intertwined; there is still no consensus about such basic facts as the identity of her father or even her given name. Was she was molested as a child? Did she prostitute herself to get ahead? Did she have affairs with one or both of the Kennedy brothers? Was she mentally unstable, and how and why did she die?" "In The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, cultural critic Sarah Churchwell gives us a biography of the biographies. She reviews the unreliable and unverifiable - but highly significant - stories that have framed the greatest Hollywood legend, from the circumstances of her birth to the mystery surrounding her death. Peeling back the fantasies, fallacies, and falsehood that have colored the portraits of Monroe, Churchwell uncovers the shame, belittlement, and anxiety that we bring to the story of a woman we supposedly adore. In the process, she reveals us to ourselves: our conflicted views on women, our tormented sexual attitudes, our ambivalence about success, our fascination with self-destruction. And she rescues a Marilyn Monroe who is far more complicated and credible than the one we think we know."--Jacket
Must read : rediscovering American bestsellers : from Charlotte Temple to The Da Vinci code by Thomas Ruys Smith( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that discuss the successes of popular fiction
Behold, America : the entangled history of "America first" and "the American dream" by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( Book )

14 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Behold, America, Sarah Churchwell offers a surprising account of twentieth-century Americans' fierce battle for the nation's soul. It follows the stories of two phrases--the "American dream" and "America First"--That once embodied opposing visions for America. Starting as a Republican motto before becoming a hugely influential isolationist slogan during World War I, America First was always closely linked with authoritarianism and white supremacy. The American dream, meanwhile, initially represented a broad vision of democratic and economic equality. Churchwell traces these notions through the 1920s boom, the Depression, and the rise of fascism at home and abroad, laying bare the persistent appeal of demagoguery in America and showing us how it was resisted. At a time when many ask what America's future holds, Behold, America is a revelatory, unvarnished portrait of where we have been"--
Careless people : murder, mayhem, and the invention of the Great Gatsby by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( Recording )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating look at the autumn of 1922, when F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda returned to New York and the seeds for The Great Gatsby were sown
The ambassadors by Henry James( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great masterpieces of James's late period--and the author's own favorite among his works. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY. First published in 1903, The Ambassadors follows the middle-aged Lambert Strether, dispatched from Massachusetts to Paris by his wealthy fiancee to "rescue" her son Chad from the corrupting influences of Europe and its wicked women. Once Strether arrives in Paris, however, Chad introduces him to a world that he finds refined and sophisticated, rather than debauched and base. He is especially enchanted by Chad's female companions, Madame de Vionnet and her daughter, Jeanne, and begins to wonder if, all his life, he has missed out on what the wider world has to offer. As his fiancee, waiting in Massachusetts, grows impatient, she sends more ambassadors to retrieve her wayward men. A darkly comic, masterfully written story of liberation, self-discovery, and the meaning of living well"--
Murder, mayhem and the invention of The great Gatsby by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication, 'The Great Gatsby' has become one of the world's best-loved books, delighting readers across the world. 'Careless People' tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail the relation of Fitzgerald's classic to the chaotic world in which he lived
Forgotten Fitzgerald : echoes of a lost America by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behold, America : the entangled history of "America First" and "the American Dream" by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown history of two ideas crucial to the struggle over what America stands forIn Behold, America, Sarah Churchwell offers a surprising account of twentieth-century Americans' fierce battle for the nation's soul. It follows the stories of two phrases--the "American dream" and "America First"--that once embodied opposing visions for America. Starting as a Republican motto before becoming a hugely influential isolationist slogan during World War I, America First was always closely linked with authoritarianism and white supremacy. The American dream, meanwhile, initially represented a broad vision of democratic and economic equality. Churchwell traces these notions through the 1920s boom, the Depression, and the rise of fascism at home and abroad, laying bare the persistent appeal of demagoguery in America and showing us how it was resisted. At a time when many ask what America's future holds, Behold, America is a revelatory, unvarnished portrait of where we have been
Must read : rediscovering American bestsellers from Charlotte Temple to The Da Vinci code by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many lives of Marilyn Monroe by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rather than offering another "definitive life", Sarah Churchwell's book looks at the writing of Marilyn Monroe's many life stories, comparing the competing versions of some of the key moments in her life
Must Read : Rediscovering American Bestsellers by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it about certain books that makes them bestsellers? Why do some of these books remain popular for centuries, and others fade gently into obscurity? And why is it that when scholars do turn their attention to bestsellers, they seem only to be interested in the same handful of blockbusters, when so many books that were once immensely popular remain under-examined?Addressing those and other equally pressing questions about popular literature, Must Read is the first scholarly collection to offer both a survey of the evolution of American bestsellers as well as critical readings of some of
Biography( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A streetcar named Desire : a full cast BBC Radio dramatisation by Tennessee Williams( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne-Marie Duff stars as Blanche DuBois in BBC Radio 3's landmark production of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece. Tennessee Williams's iconic play tells the story of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister Stella and her explosive brother-in-law Stanley. Over the course of one hot and steamy New Orleans summer, Blanche's fragile façade slowly crumbles, wreaking havoc on Stella and Stanley's already turbulent relationship…Embodying the turmoil and drama of a changing nation, A Streetcar Named Desire strips Williams's tortured characters of their illusions, leaving a wake of destruction in their path. Tennessee Williams's 1947 drama is one of the most loved and well-known stage plays of the 20th century. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award in 1948, and the 1951 film adaptation picked up four Oscars. In this compelling radio dramatisation, Blanche is played by Olivier Award-winning actress Anne-Marie Duff, with a stellar cast including Matthew Needham as Stanley and Pippa Bennett-Warner as Stella
Marilyn unveiled : the many lives of an American icon by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A severed head ; The black prince ; The sea, the sea by Iris Murdoch( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The usable past : reading within and without The Great Gatsby by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flappers and philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of some of the great American author's most noted short works
Metamorfozy prozy : refleksje post factum by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ingerencje w wydania pośmiertne
Secrets and lies : Plath, privacy, publication and Ted Hughes's "Birthday letters" by Sarah Bartlett Churchwell( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Languages
English (103)

Polish (3)

German (2)

Finnish (2)