Donald Windham: A Bio-Bibliography - Bio-Bibliographies in American Literature (Hardback)
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Donald Windham: A Bio-Bibliography - Bio-Bibliographies in American Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 25/06/1991
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Bruce Kellner worked directly from the collection of often-overlooked novelist Donald Windham to produce this reference work. Entries on books, pamphlets, articles and criticism provided a comprehensive record of Windham's literary development, critical reception, failures, and achievements. According to Kellner, the public has yet to fully embrace the quiet eloquence of Windham's work; like authors Herman Melville and Gertrude Stein, he may be vindicated by time. Kellner introduces the bio-bibliography with a discussion of Donald Windham's background, writing style, and reception by publishers and readers. He likens Windham's subtle style to E.M. Forster, and he suggests that America's action-oriented culture lacks patience for Windham's offerings, which are homosexual but not erotic, Southern but not gothic. The book, which includes an addendum to the introduction by Windham himself, is divided into five parts: Books and Pamphlets, Books and Pamphlets with Contributions, Contributions to Periodicals, Ephemera, and Criticism and Biography. This book is valuable to students, scholars, and general audiences of literature.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313268571
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 382 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 9 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Donald Windham has had a steady, if quiet literary career which spans five decades. A long time intimate of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote (he even coauthored one play with Williams), he has never attained the name-recognition achieved by his more flamboyant fellow Southerners. Kellner, an admirer of Windham's work, has compiled painstaking descriptions of Windham's novels, plays, short stories, journal articles, published letters, and ephemera.... There is a section that contains an annotated list of critical reactions to Windham's work in journals and newspapers: quotes from the reviews are mixed with Kellner's editorial comments. This slim volume begins with a short introductory essay on Windham's life and career. Windham himself provides an amiable commentary to the compiler's introduction. The few photographs include a manuscript page with Tennessee Williams's written suggestions. A short, serviceable index concludes the book. Kellner's biobibliography will be most useful for collectors of Windham's writings."-Choice
"Kellner is both explicit in discerning several factors contributing to the relative neglect of Windham and also persuasive in making the case for why Windham's novels and stories should not remain neglected.... If you are familiar with the writings of Donals Windham, you will want to look into this reference work. If you look into this reference work, you will want to become familiar with the writing of Donald Windham."-Journal of American Culture
?Kellner is both explicit in discerning several factors contributing to the relative neglect of Windham and also persuasive in making the case for why Windham's novels and stories should not remain neglected.... If you are familiar with the writings of Donals Windham, you will want to look into this reference work. If you look into this reference work, you will want to become familiar with the writing of Donald Windham.?-Journal of American Culture
?Donald Windham has had a steady, if quiet literary career which spans five decades. A long time intimate of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote (he even coauthored one play with Williams), he has never attained the name-recognition achieved by his more flamboyant fellow Southerners. Kellner, an admirer of Windham's work, has compiled painstaking descriptions of Windham's novels, plays, short stories, journal articles, published letters, and ephemera.... There is a section that contains an annotated list of critical reactions to Windham's work in journals and newspapers: quotes from the reviews are mixed with Kellner's editorial comments. This slim volume begins with a short introductory essay on Windham's life and career. Windham himself provides an amiable commentary to the compiler's introduction. The few photographs include a manuscript page with Tennessee Williams's written suggestions. A short, serviceable index concludes the book. Kellner's biobibliography will be most useful for collectors of Windham's writings.?-Choice

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