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Louis D. Rubin, Jr. (1923–2013)

Autor(a) de A Writer's Companion

51+ Works 686 Membros 7 Críticas

About the Author

Louis Decimus Rubin, Jr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 19, 1923. After serving in the Army during World War II, he received a history degree the University of Richmond. He worked for The Associated Press and several newspapers including the Richmond News-Leader before receiving mostrar mais master's and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins University. In 1953, while still at Johns Hopkins University, he co-edited his first book, Southern Renascence: The Literature of the Modern South. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Hollins College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a co-founder of Algonquin Books and founder of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In 1989, he retired from the UNC faculty after 22 years to focus on Algonquin Books. He was a prolific author who wrote novels, critical studies, histories, memoirs and a guide for predicting the weather. His books include Small Craft Advisory, Babe Ruth's Ghost, A Memory of Trains, An Honorable Estate, and My Father's People. He died from kidney disease on November 16, 2013 at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

A Writer's Companion (1995) — Editor — 109 exemplares
The History of Southern Literature (1985) — Editor — 65 exemplares
The Quotable Baseball Fanatic (2000) — Editor — 30 exemplares
The Literary South: Louisiana (1979) 28 exemplares
The Algonquin Literary Quiz Book (1990) 28 exemplares
The Heat of the Sun: A Novel (1995) 20 exemplares
Seaports of the South: A Journey (1998) 20 exemplares
A Gallery of Southerners (1982) 16 exemplares
My Father's People: A Family of Southern Jews (2002) — Autor — 15 exemplares
Southern writing, 1585-1920 (1970) — Editor — 14 exemplares
Southern renascence: the literature of the modern South (1966) — Editor — 12 exemplares
The comic imagination in American literature (1973) — Editor — 10 exemplares
The Golden Weather (Voices of the South) (1961) — Autor — 8 exemplares
Black Poetry in America (1974) 5 exemplares
Surfaces of a Diamond (1981) 4 exemplares
The idea of an American novel (1961) — Editor — 4 exemplares
The Teller in the Tale (1967) 3 exemplares
No Place on Earth (1959) 3 exemplares
Virginia a History 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (1919) — Posfácio, algumas edições1,010 exemplares
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Contribuidor — 301 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
A Richmond Reader, 1733-1983 (1983) — Introdução, algumas edições26 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
James Branch Cabell: Centennial Essays (1983) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Mannerhouse (1948) — Editor, algumas edições13 exemplares
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Faulkner and Ideology (Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series) (1995) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Literary Charleston: A Lowcountry Reader (1996) — Prefácio — 7 exemplares
Place in American Fiction: Excursions and Explorations (2005) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Papers on Proust (1966) — Introdução — 1 exemplar
Kalki : Studies in James Branch Cabell — Contribuidor, algumas edições1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

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Rubin, Louis Decimus, Jr.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Local de falecimento
Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA
Johns Hopkins University (PhD|1954)
Johns Hopkins University (MA|1949)
University of Richmond (BA|1946)
Yale University (1943-44)
College of Charleston (1940-42)
literary critic
novelist (mostrar todos 8)
Barth, John (student)
Dillard, Annie (student)
Smith, Lee (student)
Gibbons, Kaye (student)
McCorkle, Jill (student)
Ravenel, Shannon (student) (mostrar todos 7)
Woodward, C. Vann (teacher)
Fellowship of Southern Writers (charter member)
The Hopkins Review (editor)
American Studies Association (executive secretary)
Hollins University (professor)
Hollins Critic (founder and editor)
Southern Literary Journal (co-founder) (mostrar todos 13)
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (founder, president, and editorial director)
Johns Hopkins University (instructor)
University of North Carolina (professor)
Louisiana State University Press (editor)
University of North Carolina Press (advisory editor)
Mississippi Quarterly (editorial board)
U.S. Information Agency Forums (co-ordinator)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement (1997)
Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, National Book Critics Circle
North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame (1997)
Sewanee Review fellowship (1953)
Guggenheim fellowship (1956)
American Council of Learned Societies fellowship (1964) (mostrar todos 18)
Distinguished Virginian Award (1972)
Litt.D., University of Richmond (1974)
Mayflower Society award (1978)
Jules F. Landry Award, Louisiana State University Press (1978)
D.Litt., Clemson University (1986)
D.Litt., University of the South (1992)
D.Litt., College of Charleston (1989)
D.Litt., University of North Carolina at Asheville (1993)
R. Hunt Parker Memorial Award for lifetime contributions to the literary heritage of North Carolina
South Carolina Academy of Authors (1987)
North Carolina Award (1992)
O. Max Gardner Medal (1989)



laplantelibrary | Apr 17, 2022 |
Reread in light of so much that has been written and portrayed about the press, especially since the Trump era began. I treated it as a rest stop from more serious and denser reading; what I came away with, however, was some personal thoughts about my first job, then others’ first jobs and reminiscences … such as Twain in “Old Times on the Mississippi.”
markburris | Jul 11, 2021 |
The most commendable facet of this collection is its diversity of perspective. There are analytical essays by scholars, tender meditations by fiction writers, and more formal critiques by literary critics. The result is a rather fair and balanced portrait of Wolfe's work.
BeauxArts79 | May 30, 2021 |
A rather loosely connected group of essays, mostly originating as reviews of books about World War I, but opening with "A Certain Day in 1939" which described growing up as a Reformed Jewish boy in Charleston, SC between the two world wars, automatically accepting the southern military tradition even though his own ancestry had nothing to do w8th the Civil War. It is one of the best descriptions of how being "southern" and accepting the sentimental Confederate historical tradition could be something quite different from the racism with which it is usually identified. The other essays tend to express the view that World War I Germans were just "Nazis with better manners" and that World War I battles were all mindless slaughters, both of which I find a bit simplistic but probably natural for someone who grew up in his conditions as an American Jew who served (however ineptly, by his frank account) in World War 2. He does come across as a profoundly humane civilized human being.… (mais)
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antiquary | Oct 1, 2015 |



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