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Carduff, Christopher

Overview
Works: 13 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 6,524 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Short stories, American 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3571.P4, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Carduff
Collected later stories by John Updike( Book )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the eighty-four stories gathered here, fifty-three first appeared in The New Yorker. Most were revised by the author for his collections Problems (1979), Trust Me (1987), The Afterlife (1994), Licks of Love (2000), and My Father's Tears (2009). All were written from 1976 to 2008, when Updike was in his mid-forties to mid-seventies, and are arranged here, for the first time, in the order in which they were completed. Each is offered in its latest, definitive text, and some incorporate posthumous corrections found in Updike's personal copies of his books"--
Higher gossip : essays and criticism by John Updike( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the eloquent, insightful, and beautifully written prose works that Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009, this book opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter--a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation with the sources of his magic
Early novels and stories by William Maxwell( Book )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The novelist works with what life has given him," wrote William Maxwell. "It was no small gift that I was allowed to lead my boyhood in a small town in Illinois where the elm trees cast a mixture of light and shade over the pavements." The patterns of light, love, and a sorrow in this town, and the domestic particulars of the early 20th century, are at the heart of Maxwell's early fiction. They Came Like Swallows is the story of two boys, their father, and the unbearable loss they suffer in the winter of 1918. The Folded Leaf describes the arc of an obsessive adolescent friendship that ends in near-tragedy. Time Will Darken It paints a portrait of a small, straitlaced community where gossip can ruin even its most blameless member. The achievement of these novels is here complemented by the youthful, comic Bright Center of Heaven - out of print for nearly 70 years - and nine short stories."--Jacket
Always looking : essays on art by John Updike( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this posthumous collection of John Updike's art writings, a companion volume to the acclaimed "Just Looking "(1989) and "Still Looking" (2005), readers are again treated to "remarkably elegant essays" ("Newsday") in which "the psychological concerns of the novelist drive the eye from work to work until a deep understanding of the art emerges" ("The New York Times Book Review")." Always Looking "opens with "The Clarity of Things," the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities for 2008. Here, in looking closely at individual works by Copley, Homer, Eakins, Norman Rockwell, and others, the author teases out what is characteristically "American" in American art. This talk is followed by fourteen essays, most of them written for "The New York Review of Books," on certain highlights in Western art of the last two hundred years: the iconic portraits of Gilbert Stuart and the sublime landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, the series paintings of Monet and the monotypes of Degas, the richly patterned canvases of Vuillard and the golden extravagances of Klimt, the cryptic triptychs of Beckmann, the personal graffiti of Miro, the verbal-visual puzzles of Magritte, and the monumental Pop of Oldenburg and Lichtenstein. The book ends with a consideration of recent works by a living American master, the steely sculptural environments of Richard Serra. John Updike was a gallery-goer of genius. "Always Looking" is, like everything else he wrote, an invitation to look, to "see, " to apprehend the visual world through the eyes of a connoisseur.--publisher
Later novels and stories : the château, So long, see you tomorrow, stories and improvisations, 1957-1999 by William Maxwell( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The afterlife by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Delafield, Dorothy L. Sayers, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Doora Carrington, Ford Madox Ford, Rose Macaulay, Rebecca West, John Lehmann, Louis Macneice, C.S. Lewis, Stevie Smith, Angus Wilson, Roald Dahl, Philip Larkin, J.L. Carr, Barbara Pym, Muriel Spark, John McGahern, Roddy Doyl, William Trevor, Amy Tan, Richard Yates, Carol Shields, Jung Chang, Victor Klemperer, Canaletto's Venice, The Holy Land, The Moors, My life and workd, My childhood home, Schooldays, Reading for the plot, Diaglogue in fiction, Why I write, How I write, Last Words"--Back cover
The golden West : Hollywood stories by Daniel Fuchs( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Golden West collects, for the first time, the best of Fuchs's writings about the movie business, from a novice screenwriter's anxious diaries (1937-38) to a fifty-year veteran's mellow memoirs (1989). The centerpiece of the book is "West of the Rockies," a short novel, set in the late 1950s, about a half-mad woman, immature and incapable, who is, almost despite herself, a star, "a quantity indefinable, ephemeral, everlastingly elusive - Hollywood's chief stock in trade." It is also a bitter portrait of the star's agent, a grifter who is tempted to use her and her weaknesses to his own ends."--Jacket
Selected poems by Karl Shapiro( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A beautiful Selected volume of this masterly writer's poetry, giving us five decades of witty, intimate, and moving poems with the cumulative force of an autobiography in verse. Though John Updike is widely known as one of America's greatest writers of prose, he began and ended his career with books of poems, and between them published six other accomplished collections. Now, six years after Updike's death, Christopher Carduff has selected the best of his lifework in poetry: 132 of his most significant and accomplished poems, from precocious undergraduate efforts to well-known anthology classics to the late-life mastery of the blank-verse sonnet sequence "Endpoint." Art, nature, popular culture, foreign travel, erotic love, and personal history--these recurring topics provided the poet ever-surprising occasions for metaphysical wonder and matchless verbal invention. His Selected Poems is, as fellow-poet Brad Leithauser writes in his introduction, a celebration of American life in the second half of the twentieth century, and no one but Updike "captured upon the page, in prose and in poetry, so much of this passing pageant. That he did so with brio and delight and nimbleness is yet another reason to celebrate our noble celebrant.""--
Selected writings by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a collection of reviews and essays by Penelope Fitzgerald. Contents include early TLS reviews, pieces from her own short-lived arts magazine, 'The World Review', and articles from the 'Spectator'. Originally published: London: Flamingo, 2003
Essays on art by John Updike( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insightful collection of art criticism and a masterclass in appreciating art from the great American man of letters, John Updike. These sensitive essays on art include writing on a comprehensive array of subjects, both American and European
The long-winded lady; notes from the New Yorker by Maeve Brennan( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1969, 'The Long-Winded Lady' is a celebration of one of The New Yorker's finese writers
A house of air : selected writings by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early novels and stories by William Maxwell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The novelist works with what life has given him," wrote [the author]. "It was no small gift that I was allowed to lead my boyhood in a small town in Illinois where the elm trees cast a mixture of light and shade over the pavements." The patterns of light, love, and a sorrow in this town, and the domestic particulars of the early 20th century, are at the heart of Maxwell's early fiction. They Came Like Swallows is the story of two boys, their father, and the unbearable loss they suffer in the winter of 1918. The Folded Leaf describes the arc of an obsessive adolescent friendship that ends in near-tragedy. Time Will Darken It paints a portrait of a small, straitlaced community where gossip can ruin even its most blameless member. The achievement of these novels is here complemented by the youthful, comic Bright Center of Heaven - out of print for nearly 70 years - and nine short stories.-Dust jacket
 
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Higher gossip : essays and criticism
Alternative Names
Carduff Chris

Carduff, Christopher

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English (75)

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Early novels and storiesLater novels and stories : the château, So long, see you tomorrow, stories and improvisations, 1957-1999The afterlifeThe golden West : Hollywood storiesSelected writingsThe long-winded lady; notes from the New YorkerA house of air : selected writings