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Giraldi, William

Overview
Works: 9 works in 64 publications in 4 languages and 2,484 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Picaresque literature  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies  Fantasy poetry  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3607.I469, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William Giraldi
 
Most widely held works by William Giraldi
Hold the dark : a novel by William Giraldi( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the start of another pitiless winter, the wolves have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old boy of Medora and Vernon Slone. Stumbled by grief and seeking consolation, Medora contacts nature writer and wolf expert Russell Core. Sixty years old, ailing in both body and spirit, and estranged from his daughter and wife, Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings. Immersing himself in this settlement at the end of the world, he discovers the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora Slone and learns of an unholy truth harbored by this village"--Amazon.com
Busy monsters : a novel by William Giraldi( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his fiancée dumps him and sets off on the high seas in search of a legendary giant squid, mediocre memoirist Charles Homar travels cross-country seeking counsel from mythical and real creatures including Bigfoot, space aliens, and a professional bodybuilder
American audacity : in defense of literary daring by William Giraldi( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last decade William Giraldi has established himself as a charismatic and uncompromising literary essayist. American Audacity gathers Giraldi's fierce and witty considerations of American writers and themes, including a never-before-published appreciation of James Baldwin and an introductory call to arms for twenty-first-century American literature. With deep seeing and enormous learning, Giraldi considers giants from the past (Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Harper Lee), some of our great living critics and novelists (Harold Bloom, Cynthia Ozick, Allan Gurganus, Elizabeth Spencer), and those cultural-literary themes that have concerned him as a novelist (best-selling books, the problem of Catholic fiction, and his viral essay on bibliophilia). Demanding that literature be urgent and audacious, this book is itself an act of intellectual and stylistic daring. At a time when literature is threatened by ceaseless electronic distraction, Giraldi reaffirms the pleasure and wisdom of literary values" --
Hold the dark : a novel by William Giraldi( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terrifying literary thriller set on the Alaskan tundra, about the mystery of evil and mankind's losing battle with nature At the start of another pitiless winter, the wolves have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old son of Medora and Vernon Slone. Shaken with grief and seeking consolation, Medora contacts nature writer and wolf expert Russell Core. Sixty years old, ailing in both body and spirit, and estranged from his daughter and wife, Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings. Immersing himself in this settlement at the end of the world, he discovers the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora Slone and learns of an unholy truth harbored by this village. When Vernon Slone returns from a desert war to discover his son dead and his wife missing, he begins a methodical pursuit across this frozen landscape. Aided by his boyhood companion, the taciturn and deadly Cheeon, and pursued by the stalwart detective Donald Marium, Slone is without mercy, cutting a bloody swath through the wilderness of his homeland. As Russell Core attempts to rescue Medora from her husband's vengeance, he comes face-to-face with an unspeakable secret at the furthermost reaches of American soil?a secret about the unkillable bonds of family and the untamed animal in the soul of every human being. An Alaskan Oresteia, an epic woven of both blood and myth, Hold the Dark recalls the hyperborean climate and tribalism of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the primeval violence of James Dickey's Deliverance
The hero's body by William Giraldi( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A memoir of motorcycles and muscles, of obsession and grief, and of a young man who learned how to stay alive through literature. At just forty-seven years old, William Giraldi's father was killed in a horrific motorcycle crash while racing on a country road. This tragedy, which forever altered the young Giraldi and devastated his family, provides the pulse for The Hero's Body. In the tradition of Andre Dubus III's Townie, this is a deep-seeing investigation into two generations of men from the working-class town of Manville, New Jersey, including Giraldi's own forays into obsessive bodybuilding as a teenager desperate to be worthy of his family's pitiless, exacting codes of manhood. Lauded by The New Yorker for his "unrelenting, perfectly paced prose," Giraldi writes here with daring, searing honesty about the fragility and might of the American male. An unflinching memoir of luminous sorrow, a son's tale of a lost father and the ancient family strictures of extreme masculinity, The Hero's Body is a work of lasting beauty by one of our most fearless writers"--
American audacity : in defense of literary daring by William Giraldi( Recording )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most gifted literary essayists of his generation defends stylistic boldness and intellectual daring in American letters
Wolfsnächte by William Giraldi( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es herrscht bittere Kälte in Keelut, Alaska. Doch ist das der einzige Grund, warum Wölfe plötzlich Kinder anfallen? Wolf-Forscher Russel Core soll das herausfinden und stößt auf einen unerklärlichen Mord. Ein rasanter Thriller, der von einer faszinierenden Landschaft, einer dunklen Liebesgeschichte und einem geheimnisvollen Fluch erzählt. (Quelle: buchhandel.de)
The Annotated Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of Poe's tales and poems with in-depth marginal notes elucidating his sources, obscure words and passages, and literary, biographical, and historical allusions
People leave you by William Giraldi( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.19 for Busy monst ... to 0.95 for Wolfsnäch ...)

Busy monsters : a novel
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Alternative Names
William Giraldi Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Languages
English (52)

French (5)

German (3)

Dutch (2)