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Pollock, Donald Ray 1954-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 143 publications in 12 languages and 3,934 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Noir fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3616.O5694, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Donald Ray Pollock
 
Most widely held works by Donald Ray Pollock
The devil all the time : a novel by Donald Ray Pollock( Book )

52 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There's Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can't save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his prayer log. There's Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, who troll America's highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There's the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte's orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right"--Jacket
The heavenly table : a novel by Donald Ray Pollock( Book )

29 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name of Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it? In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters.--
Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the era from the mid-1960s to the late 1990s, a collection of stories journeys inside the world of the diverse inhabitants of Knockemstiff, a tough, Midwestern town, as their lives change and intertwine
The devil all the time by Donald Ray Pollock( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There's Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can't save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his prayer log. There's Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, who troll America's highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There's the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte's orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right
The heavenly table : a novel by Donald Ray Pollock( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors. It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ekes out a hardscrabble existence with his three young sons: Cane (the eldest; handsome; intelligent); Cob (short; heavy set; a bit slow); and Chimney (the youngest; thin; ill-tempered). Several hundred miles away in southern Ohio, a farmer by the name ofZ Ellsworth Fiddler lives with his son, Eddie, and his wife, Eula. After Ellsworth is swindled out of his family's entire fortune, his life is put on a surprising, unforgettable, and violent trajectory that will directly lead him to cross paths with the Jewetts. No good can come of it. Or can it?In the gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy with a healthy dose of cinematic violence reminiscent of Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, the Jewetts and the Fiddlers will find their lives colliding in increasingly dark and horrific ways, placing Donald Ray Pollock firmly in the company of the genre's literary masters
Die himmlische Tafel Roman by Donald Ray Pollock( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un jardin de sable : roman by Earl Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un jardin de sable est le cri de rage des laissés-pour-compte et des âmes médiocres à qui on ne tend jamais la main, mais qu'Earl Thompson [1931-1978] embrasse dans la brume du sordide et de l'impur. Jacky, né au Kansas à l'aube de la grande dépression, porte le désespoir et la misère comme une seconde peau. Témoin malgré lui de toutes les turpitudes, il se nourrit d'un monde où prévalent la brutalité, le sexe et le mépris. Sa jeunesse est un combat dans les bas-fonds de l'humanité pour se libérer de son destin et remonter à la surface ! Un jardin de sable est une oeuvre puissante et sombre, traversée de violences et de transgressions. Une histoire peuplée d'êtres acariâtres, de gamins aux mentons croûtés, de truands, de vagabonds, de prostituées, de macs et de brutes - les ongles y sont sales, la peau, couverte de bleus, et les draps comme les âmes sont souillés au-delà de toute rédemption. Pourtant c'en est beau de douleur et de foi en l'avenir. C'est Steinbeck et Fante. C'est Bukowski et Zola. C'est de la dynamite et de la poésie. C'est la vie. Brutale, nauséabonde, fragile et magnifique. [4e de couv.]
New American stories by Ben Marcus( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ben Marcus, one of the most innovative and vital writers of this generation, delivers a stellar anthology of the best short fiction being written today in America In New American Stories, Ben Marcus has collected a diverse, exciting, and wholly unique book of contemporary American fiction writers. Herein are the luminaries of the form like Deborah Eisenberg, George Saunders, and Denis Johnson, as well as the best new voices of today, like Wells Tower, Claire Vaye Watkins and Rivka Galchen. Practitioners of deep realism like Anthony Doerr and Yilun Li brush shoulders with genre-bending wonders like Charles Yu and Kelly Link. Finally there are the true emerging stars, like Tao Lin and Rachel Glasser standing next to long established writer like Joy Williams. Nothing less than the American short story renaissance distilled down to its most relevant, daring, and interesting works, New American Stories puts on wide display the true art of the short story"--
Le diable, tout le temps [roman] by Donald Ray Pollock( )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2015 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Russell Banks: Lost memory of skin : with Donald Ray Pollock: The devil all the time by Russell Banks( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Here's what the critics have to say about Donald Ray Pollock's stories: "Startling, bleak, uncompromising, and funny ... This is as raw as American fiction gets. It's is an unforgettable experience." (San Francisco Chronicle); "Knockemstiff is a powerful, remarkable, exceptional book that is very hard to read ... dark, twisted, stuffed like the back seat of an old car with stained clothing, ugly sex, and too many drugs" (Los Angeles Times). Interested yet? After receiving the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for being an "exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise," Pollock set about writing his first novel, The Devil All the Time -- a grim, exquisite and compulsively readable story about an orphan, a preacher, and a couple of serial killers that has drawn comparison to the writings of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O'Connor
Fish Sticks / Rainy Sunday (Storycuts) by Donald Ray Pollock( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Assailants / Discipline / Honolulu (Storycuts) by Donald Ray Pollock( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: In our mitigated, cultivated world, is it possible to still be wild? With no wilderness, will our natures turn tame? These are two of the challenges we threw out for our Wild issue, and because writers are creative, and therefore untamed, they came back to us with very different answers. Often the word wild is associated with otherness and primitiveness. Artist Matt Kish explores this idea in his dark, haunting interpretation of Conrad's classic tale of madness, Heart of Darkness; Lauren Groff's single female heroine loses herself to otherness in the story "Salvador"; and journalist Inara Verzemnieks chronicles a transient community that colonized a highway rest stop. The doggedly inquisitive Ginger Strand tackles the elusive sex trade in Vegas and traces the not-so-wild roots of the Wild West. Whatever your inclination, we hope you heed the words of Isadora Duncan: "You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you."
Dynamite Hole / Real Life (Storycuts) by Donald Ray Pollock( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hair's Fate / Knockemstiff (Storycuts) by Donald Ray Pollock( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Blessed / The Fights (Storycuts) by Donald Ray Pollock( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Djävulens hantverk by Donald Ray Pollock( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Volt : nouvelles by Alan Heathcock( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Holler / I Start Over (Storycuts) by Donald Ray Pollock( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The devil all the time : a novel
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Knockemstiff
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Donald Ray Pollock American writer

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Ray Pollock, Donald 1954-

ডোনাল্ড রে পলক মার্কিন লেখক

폴록, 도널드 레이 1954-

Languages
English (69)

German (17)

French (15)

Spanish (10)

Italian (5)

Catalan (5)

Dutch (4)

Chinese (3)

Danish (2)

Swedish (2)

Czech (2)

Korean (1)