skip to content
Books of the century : a hundred years of authors, ideas, and literature from the New York times Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Books of the century : a hundred years of authors, ideas, and literature from the New York times

Author: Charles McGrath; Mark Summers
Publisher: New York : Times Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Books of the Century is an extraordinary collection of the best writing about books and authors published in The New York Times Book Review, America's most widely read journal of the literary arts. Arranged chronologically from 1896 through 1997, this rich chronicle leads the reader through a century of historic literary achievements, while also providing memorable portraits of the most significant writers and
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Reviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Books of the century.
New York : Times Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)651827942
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles McGrath; Mark Summers
ISBN: 0812929659 9780812929652
OCLC Number: 38439024
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 647 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1897-1919, review Spoils of Poynton / Henry James ... --
1920s, review General introduction to psychoanalysis / Sigmund Freud ... --
1930s, first impressions Maltese falcon / Dashiell Hammett ... --
1940s, review Native son / Richard Wright ... --
1950s, first impressions Dianetics / L. Ron Hubbard ... --
1960s, review Rise and fall of the Third Reich / William L. Shirer ... --
1970s, review One hundred years of solitude / Gabriel Garcia Marquez ... --
1980s, interview Eudora Welty ... --
1990s, letter William Manchester.
Other Titles: New York times book review.
Responsibility: edited by Charles McGrath and the staff of the Book review ; illustrations by Mark Summers.
More information:

Abstract:

Books of the Century is an extraordinary collection of the best writing about books and authors published in The New York Times Book Review, America's most widely read journal of the literary arts. Arranged chronologically from 1896 through 1997, this rich chronicle leads the reader through a century of historic literary achievements, while also providing memorable portraits of the most significant writers and thinkers of the era. Often the critics are as distinguished as the authors and books they review: Eudora Welty's sparkling discussion of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, John Updike's perceptive review of J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, and W.H. Auden's appreciation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring are a few of the memorable critiques contained within these pages. In addition to dozens of influential reviews of seminal books, Books of the Century includes several special features that will delight all booklovers.

Essays includes such highlights as Alice B. Toklas evoking Jazz Age Paris and Dr. Seuss chuckling over children's sense of humor. First Impressions features the initial reviews of such luminaries as Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Dashiell Hammett, Saul Bellow, Flannery O'Connor, and Derek Walcott. Interviews offers such unique voices as Willa Cather, Vladimir Nabokov, Milan Kundera, and Norman Mailer, heard with force and clarity. Letters revives some remarkably keen and unexpected insights, like Alan Greenspan's passionate defense of Ayn Rand's legacy and William Manchester's recollection of H.L. Mencken's contribution to the American language. Oops! recalls reviews that panned soon-to-be classics such as Catch-22 and Catcher in the Rye on their first appearance, showing that even The New York Times Book Review errs on occasion. Editors' Choice, an annual feature chartered in 1972, and running here through 1997, reflects our changing literary tastes.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(3)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38439024> # Books of the century : a hundred years of authors, ideas, and literature from the New York times
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "38439024" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   rdfs:seeAlso <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/330488534#CreativeWork/new_york_times_book_review> ; # New York times book review.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/836401> ; # Books
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/028.10973/e21/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/330488534#Topic/books_united_states> ; # Books--United States
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/Z1003> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/330488534#Topic/books_united_states_reviews> ; # Books--United States--Reviews
   schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/63869772> ; # Charles McGrath
   schema:copyrightYear "1998" ;
   schema:datePublished "1998" ;
   schema:description "Essays includes such highlights as Alice B. Toklas evoking Jazz Age Paris and Dr. Seuss chuckling over children's sense of humor. First Impressions features the initial reviews of such luminaries as Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Dashiell Hammett, Saul Bellow, Flannery O'Connor, and Derek Walcott. Interviews offers such unique voices as Willa Cather, Vladimir Nabokov, Milan Kundera, and Norman Mailer, heard with force and clarity. Letters revives some remarkably keen and unexpected insights, like Alan Greenspan's passionate defense of Ayn Rand's legacy and William Manchester's recollection of H.L. Mencken's contribution to the American language. Oops! recalls reviews that panned soon-to-be classics such as Catch-22 and Catcher in the Rye on their first appearance, showing that even The New York Times Book Review errs on occasion. Editors' Choice, an annual feature chartered in 1972, and running here through 1997, reflects our changing literary tastes."@en ;
   schema:description "1897-1919, review Spoils of Poynton / Henry James ... -- 1920s, review General introduction to psychoanalysis / Sigmund Freud ... -- 1930s, first impressions Maltese falcon / Dashiell Hammett ... -- 1940s, review Native son / Richard Wright ... -- 1950s, first impressions Dianetics / L. Ron Hubbard ... -- 1960s, review Rise and fall of the Third Reich / William L. Shirer ... -- 1970s, review One hundred years of solitude / Gabriel Garcia Marquez ... -- 1980s, interview Eudora Welty ... -- 1990s, letter William Manchester."@en ;
   schema:description "Books of the Century is an extraordinary collection of the best writing about books and authors published in The New York Times Book Review, America's most widely read journal of the literary arts. Arranged chronologically from 1896 through 1997, this rich chronicle leads the reader through a century of historic literary achievements, while also providing memorable portraits of the most significant writers and thinkers of the era. Often the critics are as distinguished as the authors and books they review: Eudora Welty's sparkling discussion of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, John Updike's perceptive review of J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey, and W.H. Auden's appreciation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring are a few of the memorable critiques contained within these pages. In addition to dozens of influential reviews of seminal books, Books of the Century includes several special features that will delight all booklovers."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/330488534> ;
   schema:genre "Reviews"@en ;
   schema:illustrator <http://viaf.org/viaf/274449140> ; # Mark Summers
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/651827942> ;
   schema:name "Books of the century : a hundred years of authors, ideas, and literature from the New York times"@en ;
   schema:productID "38439024" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/38439024#PublicationEvent/new_york_times_books_1998> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/330488534#Agent/times_books> ; # Times Books
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/random044/98005477.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780812929652> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/38439024> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/330488534#CreativeWork/new_york_times_book_review> # New York times book review.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:name "New York times book review." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/330488534#Topic/books_united_states_reviews> # Books--United States--Reviews
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Books--United States--Reviews"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/836401> # Books
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Books"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/274449140> # Mark Summers
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Summers" ;
   schema:givenName "Mark" ;
   schema:name "Mark Summers" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/63869772> # Charles McGrath
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "McGrath" ;
   schema:givenName "Charles" ;
   schema:name "Charles McGrath" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780812929652>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0812929659" ;
   schema:isbn "9780812929652" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/651827942>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Books of the century." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38439024> ; # Books of the century : a hundred years of authors, ideas, and literature from the New York times
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/38439024>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38439024> ; # Books of the century : a hundred years of authors, ideas, and literature from the New York times
   schema:dateModified "2018-11-11" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

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