Author Listings 31-40

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The Authors, By Ranking:

  • Franz Kafka (1883-1924) [31]
  • Moliere (1622-1673) [32]
  • William Wordsworth (1770-1850) [33]
  • Aristophanes (c.450-c.385 B.C.) [34]
  • Thomas Mann (1875-1955) [35]
  • Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) [36]
  • Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) [37]
  • Henry James (1843-1916) [38]
  • Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) [39]
  • Walt Whitman (1819-1892) [40]

 

Franz Kafka

Busse Library Resources on Kafka

  • Brod, Max. Franz Kafka, a biography / [c1960] PT2621.A26Z8 B61, 1960a
  • Gray, Ronald D. Kafka; a collection of critical essays / [1962] PT2621.A26 Z746
  • Hall, Calvin S. Dreams, life, and literature; a study of Franz Kafka / 1970. PT2621.A26 Z74618
  • Kafka, Franz. The metamorphosis /[c1972] PT2621 .A26 M4x 1972
  • Kafka, Franz. Selected short stories / [1952] PT2621.A26 S4x
  • Marson, Eric Lawson. Kafka's Trial: the case against Joseph K / c1975. PT2621.A26 M4x 1972
  • Neumeyer, Peter F. Twentieth century interpretations of The castle / [1969] PT2621.A26 S43
  • Pawel, Ernst. The nightmare of reason: a life of Franz Kafka / 1985, c1984. PT2621.A26 Z8155 1985
  • Thiher, Allen. Franz Kafka: a study of the short fiction / c1990. PT2621.A26 Z9316 1990

Moliere

Busse Library Resources on Moliere

  • Brown, John Russell. Restoration theatre / [1967,c1965] PR693 .R43x
  • Gossman, Lionel. Men and masks: a study of Moliere / [1963] PQ1860 .G6
  • Grene, Nicholas. Shakespeare, Jonson, Moliere, the comic contract / 1980. PN1926 .G7 1980
  • Guicharnaud, Jacques. Moliere, a collection of critical essays / [1964] PQ1860.A2 G8

William Wordsworth

Busse Library Resources on Wordsworth

  • Beatty, Arthur. William Wordsworth, his doctrine and art in their historical relations / 1960. PR5888 .B4 1960
  • Garrod, Heathcote William. Wordsworth: lectures and essays / 1927. PR5881 .G3
  • Gill, Stephen Charles. William Wordsworth: a life / 1989. PR5881 .G55 1989
  • Harper, George McLean. William Wordsworth, his life, works, and influence / 1916. PR5881 .H3
  • Herford, C.H. The age of Wordsworth / 1901. PR457 .H5 1901
  • Potts, Abbie Findlay. Wordsworth's Prelude; a study of its literary form / 1966 [c1953] PR5864 .P68 1966
  • Rylestone, Anne L. Prophetic memory in Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical sonnets / c1991. PR5866 .R95 1991
  • Stallknecht, Newton Phelps. Strange seas of thought; studies in William Wordsworth's philosophy / [1958] PR5888 .S7 1958
  • Wordsworth, William. The complete poetical works of William Wordsworth / 1903. PR5850 .F03

Aristophanes

Busse Library Resources on Aristophanes

  • Aristophanes. Five comedies / 1955. PA3877 .A2 1955
  • Casson, Lionel. Masters of ancient comedy; selections from Aristophanes, Menander / 1960. PA3629 .C3
  • Dover, Kenneth James. Aristophanic comedy / 1972. PA3879 .D6
  • Lord, Louis E. Aristophanes; his plays and his influence / 1963. PA3879 .L65 1963
  • McLeish, Kenneth. The theatre of Aristophanes / 1980. PA3879 .M3 1980

Thomas Mann

Busse Library Resources on Mann

  • Feuerlicht, Ignace. Thomas Mann / [1968] PT2625 .A44 Z5583
  • Hatfield, Henry Caraway. Thomas Mann; a collection of critical essays / [1964] PT2625.A44 Z596
  • Hayman, Ronald. Thomas Mann: a biography / c1995. PT2625.A44 Z6113 1995*
  • Heller, Erich. Thomas Mann, the ironic German; a study / 1973 [c1958] PT2625.A44 Z613 1973
  • Mann, Thomas. Stories of three decades / 1936. PT2625.A44 S7x
  • Prater, Donald A. Thomas Mann, a life / 1995. PT2625.A44 Z7932 1995eb
  • Reed, T.J. Thomas Mann; the uses of tradition / 1974. PT2625 .A44 Z7668
  • Travers, Martin Patrick Anthony. Thomas Mann / 1992. PT2625.A44 Z922147 1992

Henrik Ibsen

Busse Library Resources on Ibsen

  • Downs, Brian Westerdale. Ibsen; the intellectual background / 1969. PT8895 .D6 1969
  • Egan, Michael. Ibsen, the critical heritage / 1972. PT8895 .E35
  • Fjelde, Rolf. Ibsen; a collection of critical essays / [1965] PT8890 .F53
  • Freedman, Morris. The moral impulse; modern drama from Ibsen to the present / [1967] PN1851 .F7
  • Grene, David. Reality and the heroic pattern; last plays of Ibsen, Shakespeare / [1967] PN1623 .G7
  • Ibsen, Henrik. The works of Henrik Ibsen / [1911-12] PT8852 .E5 A7 1911
  • Rosefeldt, Paul. The absent father in modern drama / c1995. PN1821 .R67 1995

Anton Chekhov

Busse Library Resources on Chekhov

  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich. The image of Chekhov; forty stories in the order / 1963. PG3456.A13 P3x
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich. The works of Anton Chekhov / [c1929] PG3456 .A1 1929
  • Gilman, Richard. Chekhov's plays, an opening into eternity / c1995. PG3458.Z8 G5 1995eb
  • Hingley, Ronald. Chekhov; a biographical and critical study / [1966] PG3458 .H47 1966
  • Jackson, Robert Louis. Chekhov; a collection of critical essays / [1967] PG3458.A1 J3 1967
  • Maegd-Soep, Carolina de. Chekhov and women: women in the life and work of Chekhov / c1987. PG3458.Z9 W865 1987
  • Rayfield, Donald. Anton Chekhov: a life / 1998. PG3458 .R35 1998
  • Simmons, Ernest Joseph. Chekhov; a biography / [1962] PG3458 .S5

Henry James

Busse Library Resources on Henry James

  • Beach, Joseph Warren. The method of Henry James / 1954. PS2124 .B4 1954
  • Budd, John. Henry James: a bibliography of criticism, 1975-1981 / 1983. PS2123 .B8x
  • Cargill, Oscar. The novels of Henry James / 1961. PS2124 .C25
  • Edel, Leon. Henry James; a collection of critical essays / [c1963] PS2123 .E354x
  • James, Henry. The art of the novel / 1934. PS2112 .A3 1984
  • James, Henry. The notebooks of Henry James / 1955 [c1947] PS2123 .A4
  • Jolly, Roslyn. Henry James: history, narrative, fiction / 1993. PS2127.H5 J64 1993
  • Long, Robert Emmet. Henry James, the early novels / c1983. PS2124 .L62 1983
  • McWhirter, David Bruce. Desire and love in Henry James: a study of the late novels / 1989. PS2127.L65 M39 1989
  • Ricks, Beatrice. Henry James: a bibliography of secondary works / 1975. PS2123 .R6x

Vladimir Nabokov

Busse Library Resources on Nabokov

  • Appel, Alfred. Nabokov: criticism, reminiscences, translations / 1970. PG3476.N3 Z78 1970a
  • Boyd, Brian. Vladimir Nabokov: the Russian years / c1990. PG3476.N3 Z59 1990
  • Dembo, L.S. Nabokov; the man and his work / 1967. PG3476.N3 Z62x
  • Fowler, Douglas. Reading Nabokov / [1982] PG3475.N3 Z7x 1982
  • Nabokov, Vladimir. The stories of Vladimir Nabokov / c1995. PS3527.A15 A6 1995
  • Page, Norman. Nabokov, the critical heritage / 1982. PG3476.N3 Z787 1982
  • Proffer, Carl R. A Book of things about Vladimir Nabokov / 1974. PG3476.N3 Z58
  • Rampton, David. Vladimir Nabokov / 1993. PS3527.A15 Z88 1993

Walt Whitman

Busse Library Resources on Whitman

  • Allen, Gay Wilson. Walt Whitman handbook / 1946. PS3231 .A7
  • Aspiz, Harold. Walt Whitman and the body beautiful / c1980. PS3242.B58 A84
  • Callow, Philip. From noon to starry night: a life of Walt Whitman / 1992. PS3231 .C25 1992
  • Deutsch, Babette. Walt Whitman, builder for America / [c1941] PS3231 .D44
  • Lewis, R.W.B. The presence of Walt Whitman / 1962. PE1010 .E5 1960-61
  • Miller, Edwin Haviland. Walt Whitman's "song of myself": a mosaic of interpretations / 1989. PS3222.S63 M55 1989
  • Pearce, Roy Harvey. Whitman, a collection of critical essays / [1962] PS3238 .P4
  • Perlman, Jim. Walt Whitman -- the measure of his song / 1981. PS3238 .W37
  • Reynolds, David S. A historical guide to Walt Whitman / 2000. PS3238 .H57 2000
  • Waskow, Howard J. Whitman explorations in form / [1966] PS3231 .W35