Collected Stories of Jessamyn West

Collected Stories of Jessamyn West

novels appear in this book ; they remain available in their final , more cogent form as chapters in their larger contexts . Collected Stories of Jessamyn West contains all of the independent short fiction that she wished preserved .

Author: Jessamyn West

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 0156189798

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

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Thirty-eight stories depict suspense, romance, obsession, the supernatural, adolescence, and sexual relationships
Categories: Fiction

Short Story Index

Short Story Index

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ISBN: UOM:49015003032795

Category: Short stories

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The Friendly Persuasion

The Friendly Persuasion

Her work appeared in Harper's, Mademoiselle, Kenyon Review, and the New Yorker among other publications. Her other books include Massacre at Fall Creek and The Collected Stories of Jessamyn West.

Author: Jessamyn West

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 015602909X

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Jess Birdwell, a Quaker with a fondness for fast horses, his wife Eliza, and their children struggle to deal with the turmoil, violence, and challenges of the Civil War in their own way. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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Cress Delahanty

Cress Delahanty

The tenderly funny story of a modern girl’s growing up. Cress Delahanty, growing up on a California ranch, might have been you at sixteen, your teenage daughter or niece, or the girl next door.

Author: Jessamyn West

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781787202245

Category: History

Page: 167

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The tenderly funny story of a modern girl’s growing up. Cress Delahanty, growing up on a California ranch, might have been you at sixteen, your teenage daughter or niece, or the girl next door. You will watch her progress, as her parents did, with amusement and an occasional touch of exasperation and a twinge of heartache at the memory of your own growing pains. She’s the girl who invented Delahanty’s Law for Saving Time. The high-school kid who decided craziness would be her trademark. The love-smitten adolescent who found a unique way to attract the boys. Not since Penrod—that classic by another Indiana author—has the magic, the humor and the seriousness of adolescence been so warmly and sympathetically portrayed in an American novel. “An enchanting novel...those still capable of feeling the absurdity and the beauty of growing up will find it a book well worth treasuring in that library of libraries, the heart.”—CLIFTON FADIMAN, The book-of-the-Month Club News “Cress Delahanty has all the makings of a classic.”—Hartford Courant “An extraordinarily engaging, humorous and touching book about a teenage girl.”—The New York Times “It does for an adolescent girl what Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye did for her male counterpart.”—Los Angeles Mirror
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In Her Own Image Women Working in the Arts

In Her Own Image  Women Working in the Arts

By Jessamyn West Born in Indiana , Jessamyn West ( 1902- ) was thirtyseven when she wrote her first story and almost ... Many of the stories are based on the family memories of Jessamyn West's own mother , Grace , who had always wanted ...

Author: Elaine Hedges

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 0912670622

Category: Art

Page: 308

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An anthology of visual and literary works by and about women artists and authors.
Categories: Art

Jessamyn West Revised Edition

Jessamyn West  Revised Edition

Eight West books have been published since Shivers's first treatment of the author, Jessamyn West, appeared in 1974; all are discussed in this revised edition.

Author: Alfred S. Shivers

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015029214569

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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"Mary Jessamyn West was born in 1902 to an Indiana Quaker family who moved to the ranch and orchard land of southern California when she was six. As a mature writer, West would return again and again to these simple facts of her youth. Quakerism, the settling of the Midwest as told to her in stories by her mother, and the domestication of the southwestern frontier became the dominant milieus of her fiction, a fiction distinguished by its detailed, authentic conveyance of the homesteading landscape and of the folkways and language of the people that inhabited it." "In Jessamyn West, Revised Edition, Alfred S. Shivers chronicles West's complete works, from her first, well-received story collection about the lives of a midwestern Quaker couple, The Friendly Persuasion (1948), to her last, the posthumously published Collected Stories of Jessamyn West (1986). Eight West books have been published since Shivers's first treatment of the author, Jessamyn West, appeared in 1974; all are discussed in this revised edition." "The author of seven novels, several short-story collections, a volume of poetry, and two memoirs, West kept private notebooks and journals since she was a child. But she began to write seriously only after a debilitating bout with tuberculosis and a long period of recovery and reflection. West contracted tuberculosis at 29, and in its early stages the disease threatened her life. Among the persistent themes in her work is that of understanding and illumination brought about by intimacy with death." "West also wrote frankly about sexuality, a trait the reviewers of her day often found surprising - and sometimes disturbing - in a female, Quaker writer. With great respect for psychological realism and in a polished, often sensuous, style, her fiction explores variously the awakening of sexuality in adolescence, the destructive consequences of self-denial and sexual repression, and the sexual loneliness of middle-aged women." "It is, however, the carefully crafted backdrop against which these themes are played out for which West remains best known and most admired, particularly that of American Quakers from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. No other writer, Shivers argues, has recorded their way of life as faithfully, humanly, and entertainingly as Jessamyn West." "Ironically, as successful as West was in depicting Quaker ways in her fiction, she wanted neither her life nor her art to be restricted by traditional Quaker concerns for modesty and propriety. West enjoyed shocking people, for instance, by telling them she had once slept with former president Richard Milhous Nixon - a second cousin who, as a baby, had slept on the same bed with West, then a little girl. Struggling against her Quaker upbringing, Shivers writes, West tried to overcome "the tendency to be agreeable or good at the expense of being truthful, to be polite at the expense of being vivid, to be pretty at the expense of being honest." What Jessamyn West wanted least was to be known as "that sweet little old Quaker lady.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Witch Diggers

The Witch Diggers

Christie Fraser went to court Cate Conboy on Xmas Eve 1899.

Author: Cameron West

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045000937

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

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Christie Fraser went to court Cate Conboy on Xmas Eve 1899. He had only met her once at his cousins sociable. During his visit he learned a lot about Cate, her family, and the inmated of the Poor Farm her father ran. The reader learns what happed to Cate's courtship and what role the "diggers" played.
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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Fiction

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Fiction

Cress Delahanty, a series of short stories, is Jessamyn West's own chronicle of adolescence in rural California. The young heroine, who is pictured from ages 12–16, is in love with romantic literature, with elegant language, ...

Author: Nancy M. Tischler

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313345685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Provides biographies of American and British authors of Christian themed works from World War II until the present day.
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Jessamyn West

Jessamyn West

RT On verso Collected Stories of Jessamyn West . On recto ( in italics , according to title of short story ) . Text 20 lines 9.5 ( 10 ) X 11.2 cm . Paper White , wove , unwatermarked , all edges trimmed , sheets bulk 3.2 cm .

Author: Ann Dahlstrom Farmer

Publisher: Scarecrow Author Bibliographie

ISBN: UOM:39015046876960

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 383

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Describes the known work by and about Jessamyn West (1902- 1984). Includes full bibliographic descriptions of all of the editions of West's 27 separate publications, plot summaries, correspondence, critical interpretations, and works based on West's primary works. Much of the book covers West's unpublished materials which are primarily archived at Whittier College. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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A Book of Short Stories

A Book of Short Stories

JESSAMYN WEST ( 1902–1984 ) Born in Indiana , Jessamyn West moved with her family to Yorba Linda , California ... is a collection of these stories . a Jessamyn West wrote novels , short stories , autobiographical books , and essays .

Author: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc

Publisher: Harcourt School

ISBN: 0030384427

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Librarians in Fiction

Librarians in Fiction

librarians are looking at her and " seeing " what she does with the books . Convinced that she must make a break from her routine ... In her Collected Stories of Jessamyn West . New York : Harcourt , Brace , Jovanovich , 1986 , pp .

Author: Grant Burns

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786483164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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The depictions of librarians in over 374 novels, short stories, and plays in English are the focus of this fully annotated reference work. Librarians, no less than other professionals, want to know how they are depicted in fiction. The stereotypical or fictional librarian--the one with the bun, comfortable shoes, and dour demeanor--may be fading, but fiction teaches a lesson about public perception. Actually, story librarians are often described as adaptable, knowledgeable, shrewd, tactful, tender and intelligent--traits that the authors, and by extension the readers, look for in their librarians. All entries include complete bibliographic data, followed by a lengthy annotation that discusses how the librarian fits into the story and gives insight to how he or she is depicted. Title and author indexes are provided for further utility.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Wonderful Heart

A Wonderful Heart

... Assistant to the producer: Stuart Millar; Screenplay: [Michael Wilson, Jessamyn West, Robert Wyler, all uncredited; based on the collected stories, The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West]; Cinematographer: Ellsworth Fredricks; ...

Author: Neil Sinyard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603490

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Revered by his cinematic peers, William Wyler (1902–1981) was one of the most honored and successful directors of Hollywood’s Golden Age, with such classics as Dead End, Wuthering Heights, The Little Foxes, Roman Holiday and Ben-Hur. He won three directing Oscars and elicited over a dozen Oscar-winning performances from his actors. Such exacting performers as Bette Davis, Laurence Olivier and Charlton Heston counted him the best director they had worked with. Yet during the era of the “auteur” theory his films fell out of fashion, lacking, it was said, a distinctive stylistic and thematic signature. This new critical study of Wyler’s work, the first in more than thirty years, challenges the notion of Wyler’s impersonality and offers a comprehensive reappraisal of his work, particularly of the underrated postwar films. It also provides a rebuttal of the auteurist criticism whose rigid categorization of directors cannot adequately encompass the range of someone like Wyler, who put substance above style and had a breadth of human understanding that was not reducible to a cluster of characteristic themes. Supported by archival research in Los Angeles, the book traces the important milestones in Wyler’s career, the context of his films, the importance of legendary producer Sam Goldwyn, his distinguished war record and his principled opposition to blacklisting during the McCarthy era.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

The personal narrative of the celebrated writer reveals her family and life and sentiments towards the joys and pains of solitude

Author: Jessamyn West

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: UCAL:B4451273

Category: Authors, American

Page: 310

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The personal narrative of the celebrated writer reveals her family and life and sentiments towards the joys and pains of solitude
Categories: Authors, American

Great Short Stories about Parenting

Great Short Stories about Parenting

Themes include conflict, materialism, and discipline

Author: Philip Osborne

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000020684884

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Themes include conflict, materialism, and discipline
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Critical Survey of Short Fiction Sil Wol

Critical Survey of Short Fiction  Sil Wol

Analysis Jessamyn West's short stories fall into two categories : those which treat various episodes in the lives of a single family and are gathered in a single volume , and those which more conventionally are quite separate in plot ...

Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015029468256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2819

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Short Stories

Short Stories

Collected Stories of Jessamyn West RC 25363 by Jessamyn West narrated by Dale Carter 4 cassettes Index Number : 555 Thirty - eight of the author's short stories , most of them culled from two previously published collections . 1986 .

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: Blind and Physically Handicapped

ISBN: UOM:39015019602047

Category: Blind

Page: 253

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Categories: Blind

William Wyler

William Wyler

Director: William Wyler Associate producer: Robert Wyler Screenplay: Jessamyn West, Michael Wilson, and Robert Wyler (uncredited), based on the collected stories The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West Photography: Ellsworth Fredericks ...

Author: Gabriel Miller

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813142104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 520

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During his forty-five-year career, William Wyler (1902–1981) pushed the boundaries of filmmaking with his gripping storylines and innovative depth-of-field cinematography. With a body of work that includes such memorable classics as Jezebel (1938), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Ben-Hur (1959), and Funny Girl (1968), Wyler is the most nominated director in the history of the Academy Awards and bears the distinction of having won an Oscar for Best Director on three occasions. Both Bette Davis and Lillian Hellman considered him America's finest director, and Sir Laurence Olivier said he learned more about film acting from Wyler than from anyone else. In William Wyler, Gabriel Miller explores the career of one of Hollywood's most unique and influential directors, examining the evolution of his cinematic style. Wyler's films feature nuanced shots and multifaceted narratives that reflect his preoccupation with realism and story construction. The director's later works were deeply influenced by his time in the army air force during World War II, and the disconnect between the idealized version of the postwar experience and reality became a central theme of Wyler's masterpiece, The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). None of Wyler's contemporaries approached his scope: he made successful and seminal films in practically every genre, including social drama, melodrama, and comedy. Yet, despite overwhelming critical acclaim and popularity, Wyler's work has never been extensively studied. This long-overdue book offers a comprehensive assessment of the director, his work, and his films' influence.
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Stories of Initiation

Stories of Initiation

In herfirst book, “The Friendly Persuasion” (1945), Jessamyn West drew upon her heritage and the region where she was born. ... Her next book, “Cress Delahanty”, a collection ofshort stories, appeared in 1953. The stories deal with the ...

Author: Wolfgang Staeck

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125784017

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