Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk (wōk), 1915–, American writer, b. New York City. In The Caine Mutiny (1951; Pulitzer Prize), he made the protagonist-antagonist Captain Queeg a popular symbol of uncontrolled authority. A best-seller, it was later turned into a movie and then a play. Two later novels about World War II, The Winds of War (1971) and War and Remembrance (1978), were also very successful and formed the basis for two 1980s television miniseries. Among his other novels are Marjorie Morningstar (1955), Youngblood Hawke (1962), Inside, Outside (1985), The Hope (1993), The Glory (1994), and A Hole in Texas (2004). Wouk has also written two studies of Judiasm and Jewish life, This Is My God (1959) and The Will to Live On (2000).

See his memoir, Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author (2015); studies by A. Beichman (1984), L. W. Mazzeno (1994), and B. A. Paulson, ed. (1999).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2018, The Columbia University Press.

Herman Wouk: Selected full-text books and articles

The World of Law: A Treasury of Great Writing about and in the Law: Short Stories, Plays, Essays, Accounts, Letters, Opinions, Pleas, Transcripts of Testimony; from Biblical Times to the Present By Ephraim London Simon and Schuster, vol.1, 1960
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The Hanukkah Anthology By Philip Goodman Jewish Publication Society, 1992
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The Sukkot/Simhat Torah Anthology By Philip Goodman Jewish Publication Society, 1988
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Great Moral Dilemmas in Literature, Past and Present By R. M. MacIver Institute for Religious and Social Studies, 1956
Librarian's tip: Chap. I "The Tergiversation of Herman Wouk (The Caine Mutiny)"
The Columbia History of the American Novel By Emory Elliott; Cathy N. Davidson; Patrick O'Donnell; Valerie Smith; Christopher P. Wilson Columbia University Press, 1991
Librarian's tip: "Herman Wouk (1915-)" begins on p. 819
Studies in Modern Jewish Literature By Arnold J. Band Jewish Publication Society, 2003
Librarian's tip: "Marjorie Morningstar" begins on p. 414
In My Opinion: An Inquiry into the Contemporary Novel By Orville Prescott Bobbs-Merrill, 1952
Librarian's tip: Chap. X "Novelists and War: Hersey, Michener, Mailer, Jones, Baron, Wouk"
Love and Death in the American Novel By Leslie A. Fiedler Stein and Day, 1966 (Revised edition)
Librarian's tip: Chap. 8 "Clarissa in America: Toward Marjorie Morningstar"
American Novelists of Today By Harry R. Warfel American Book, 1951
Librarian's tip: "Herman Wouk" begins on p. 467
'The Language God Talks': Raising Caine By Thomas, Louisa Newsweek, Vol. 155, No. 16, April 19, 2010
Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture By Jack R. Fischel; Susan M. Ortmann Greenwood Press, 2009
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