WorldCat Identities

Haslett, Adam

Works: 36 works in 124 publications in 8 languages and 4,670 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Quotations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PS3608.A85, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adam Haslett
You are not a stranger here by Adam Haslett( Book )
34 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories features characters confronting the concerns of both classic literature and contemporary life, from an aging inventor who visits his gay son to an orphaned boy who finds solace in a classmate's violence
Union Atlantic : a novel by Adam Haslett( Book )
31 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the heart of this novel lies a test of wills between a young banker, Doug Fanning, and a retired schoolteacher, Charlotte Graves, whose two dogs have begun to speak to her. When Doug builds an ostentatious mansion on land that Charlotte's grandfather donated to the town of Finden, Massachusetts, she determines to oust him in court. As a senior manager of Union Atlantic bank, a major financial conglomerate, Doug is embroiled in the company's struggle to remain afloat. It is Charlotte's brother, Henry Graves, the president of the New York Federal Reserve, who must keep a watchful eye on Union Atlantic and the entire financial system. Drawn into Doug and Charlotte's intensifying conflict is Nate Fuller, a troubled high-school senior who unwittingly stirs powerful emotions in each of them
Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett( )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Banker Doug Fanning begins building a massive mansion on land formerly owned by retired teacher Charlotte Graves' grandfather. The land was once donated to the local town, and now Charlotte is trying to stop Doug's construction efforts by any means necessary
Adam Haslett on George Washington Rules of civility by George Washington( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the mid-1700s, long before he led the American Revolution, a teenage George Washington copied out his famous 110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation at his home near Fredericksburg, Virginia. In this debut selection of the Akashic U.S. Presidents Series, Adam Haslett introduces this surprisingly contemporary guide to manners and mores, and considers whether or not our current President lives up to the virtues extolled by his predecessor." --Book Jacket
My father's business by Adam Haslett( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although he's an unemployed psychiatric patient, 25-year-old Daniel Markham remains convinced he's as normal as apple pie. And to prove it, he interviews his small circle of friends--and anyone else willing to participate in his groundbreaking research. But Daniel's doctors remain unconvinced. When he finally insists on checking himself out of a Boston mental hospital, he takes with him a bundle of transcripts and letters that evoke his past and foreshadow his future
War's end by Adam Haslett( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A former history teacher feels his debilitating depression unfairly burdens his loving wife. Although his doctor thinks a change of scenery will do him well, Paul isn't sure as he and Ellen arrive in a quaint Scottish town. While Ellen does research in a nearby library, Paul contemplates suicide. And then he encounters an old woman and her dying grandson
Short stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles fourteen commonly studied short stories by authors including Richard Yates, Julian Barnes, Deborah Eisenberg, and others, providing plot summaries, author biographies, analysis, historical context, and criticism for each
The good doctor from the collection You are not a stranger here by Adam Haslett( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working for the National Health Service Corps, psychiatrist Frank Briggs heads deep into rural Nebraska to interview a new patient. He suspects Mrs. Buckholdt may have been misdiagnosed in the past, so he's shocked when he arrives and finds her in perfect mental health. Before long, Briggs realizes that Mrs. Buckholdt's problems extend far beyond the reach of medicine
Notes to my biographer by Adam Haslett( Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Frank shows up unexpectedly at his son Graham's apartment, he encounters Graham's gay partner. Undeterred by this surprise, Frank finds his creative muse inspired by the father-son reunion and flits from one manic high to the next. But he is saddened to learn that his son uses drugs to suppress the "genius" he has inherited
Readers & writers ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mr. Pope had rigged up a reading light ... and the horse read far into the night." From Ed Has His Mind Improved by Walter R. Brooks. A boon for booklovers, this set features funny, fantastical and poignant stories about people with unique and passionate connections to the written word
Tales of betrayal a celebration of the short story ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"He had ruined her life ... For years, he'd allowed himself to imagine she had forgotten Ben, or at least stopped remembering ... What consolation could he give her now?"--Devotion by Adam Haslett. In this compilation characters make choices that define their lives and suffer consequences often dire or disquieting
L'intrusion : roman by Adam Haslett( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En 2005, à Boston, Doug Fanning, issu d'une famille pauvre, exerce le métier de trader, ce qui lui permet de prendre une revanche sur la vie. Il pratique des opérations boursières illégales qui l'enrichissent à tel point qu'il fait construire une villa à Finden sur un terrain protégé. Mais un jour, ses fraudes éclatent au grand jour et sa petite-fille Charlotte le mène en justice. Premier roman.--[Résumé de l'éditeur]
Aquí no eres un extraño by Adam Haslett( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cotton tenants : three families by James Agee( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer In 1941, James Agee and Walker Evans published Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a 400-page prose symphony about three tenant farming families in Hale County, Alabama, at the height of the Great Depression. The book shattered journalistic and literary conventions. Critic Lionel Trilling called it the "most realistic and most important moral effort of our American generation." The origins of Agee and Evans's famous collaboration date back to an assignment for Fortune magazine, which sent them to Alabama in the summer of 1936 to report a story that was never published. Some have assumed that Fortune's editors shelved the story because of the unconventional style that marked Famous Men, and for years the original report was presumed lost. But fifty years after Agee's death, a trove of his manuscripts turned out to include a typescript labeled "Cotton Tenants." Once examined, the pages made it clear that Agee had in fact written a masterly, 30,000-word report for Fortune. Published here for the first time, and accompanied by thirty of Walker Evans's historic photos, Cotton Tenants is an eloquent report of three families struggling through desperate times. Indeed, Agee's dispatch remains relevant as one of the most honest explorations of poverty in America ever attempted and as a foundational document of long-form reporting. As the novelist Adam Haslett writes in an introduction, it is "a poet's brief for the prosecution of economic and social injustice."
You are not a stranger here stories by Adam Haslett( Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his bestselling and lavishly praised first book of stories, Adam Haslett explores lives that appear shuttered by loss and discovers entire worlds hidden inside them. The impact is at once harrowing and thrilling. An elderly inventor, burning with manic creativity, tries to reconcile with his estranged gay son. A bereaved boy draws a thuggish classmate into a relationship of escalating guilt and violence. A genteel middle-aged woman, a long-time resident of a psychiatric hospital, becomes the confidante of a lovelorn teenaged volunteer. Told with Chekhovian restraint and compassion, and conveying both the sorrow of life and the courage with which people rise to meet it, You Are Not a Stranger Here is a triumph of storytelling
Are we feeling better now? : Autobiografie und Fiktion ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First Atlantic : a novel by Adam Haslett( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Gespenst der Liebe : Erzählungen by Adam Haslett( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une saison de coton trois familles de métayers by James Agee( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are we feeling better now? : Autobiografie und Fiktion : Tübinger Poetik-Dozentur 2009 by Jonathan Franzen( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
ヘイズリット, アダム
English (68)
German (11)
French (8)
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Italian (4)
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