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The Resource William Maxwell : a literary life, Barbara Burkhardt

William Maxwell : a literary life, Barbara Burkhardt

Label
William Maxwell : a literary life
Title
William Maxwell
Title remainder
a literary life
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Burkhardt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Known as a beloved, longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker, William Maxwell worked closely with such legendary writers as John Updike, Vladimir Nabokov, Mary McCarthy, and John Cheever. His own novels include They Came Like Swallows, and the American Book Award-winning So Long, See You Tomorrow, and have become so highly acclaimed that many now consider him to be one of the most important writers to come out of the Midwest in the twentieth century. Barbara Burkhardt's William Maxwell: A Literary Life represents the first major critical study of this Illinois writer's life and work." "Burkhardt addresses Maxwell's highly autobiographical fiction by interweaving a portrait of the author with her own critical interpretations. She begins each chapter with commentary on the life circumstances and literary influences that affected each of his compositions. By contextualizing his novels and short stories in terms of events including his mother's early death from influenza, his marriage, and the role of his psychoanalysis under the guidance of Theodor Reik, Burkhardt's subsequent literary analyses achieve an unprecedented depth." "Drawing on a wide range of previously unavailable material, Burkhardt includes letters written to Maxwell by authors such as Eudora Welty and Louise Bogan, excerpts from Maxwell s unpublished manuscripts and correspondence, and her own interviews with key figures from his life, including John Updike, Roger Angell, New Yorker fiction editor Robert Henderson, and Maxwell's family and friends. She also presents Maxwell's own views on his life and work, which he shared with her in conversations and correspondence over a number of years."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burkhardt, Barbara A
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3525.A9464
LC item number
Z58 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Editors
  • Authors, American
  • Maxwell, William
Label
William Maxwell : a literary life, Barbara Burkhardt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Three quarters of the material" he would need : the early life -- Modernist beginnings, 1931-1934 : the early poetry and bright -- Center of heaven -- They came like swallows -- Mature novelist, 1938-1948 : the folded leaf -- Time will darken it -- New directions, 1948-1961 : the chateau -- Ancestors -- Over by the river and other stories -- "The view after seventy is breathtaking" : So long, see you tomorrow -- Billie Dyer and other stories
Control code
56128579
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252030185
Isbn Type
(Cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
William Maxwell : a literary life, Barbara Burkhardt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Three quarters of the material" he would need : the early life -- Modernist beginnings, 1931-1934 : the early poetry and bright -- Center of heaven -- They came like swallows -- Mature novelist, 1938-1948 : the folded leaf -- Time will darken it -- New directions, 1948-1961 : the chateau -- Ancestors -- Over by the river and other stories -- "The view after seventy is breathtaking" : So long, see you tomorrow -- Billie Dyer and other stories
Control code
56128579
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252030185
Isbn Type
(Cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004018508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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