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Williams, John 1922-1994

Overview
Works: 33 works in 267 publications in 24 languages and 6,756 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Western fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3545.I5286, 813.54
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Most widely held works about John Williams
 
Most widely held works by John Williams
Stoner by John Williams( Book )

45 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born the child of a poor farmer in Missouri, William Stoner is urged by his parents to study new agriculture techniques at the state university. Digging instead into the texts of Milton and Shakespeare, Stoner falls under the spell of the unexpected pleasures of English literature, and decides to make it his life. Stoner is the story of that life"--Publisher description (January 2007)
Augustus by John Williams( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling fictional portrait of Augustus Caesar follows the ancient Roman leader from his youth to his rise to power following the murder of his uncle, Julius Caesar, in the midst of fierce competition, intrigue, and political machinations
Butcher's Crossing by John Williams( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1870s, Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek "an original relation to nature," drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher's Crossing, a small Kansas town full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. One of these men regales Will with tales of the immense buffalo herds hidden away in the Colorado Rockies and convinces him to join an expedition to track them down. At the end of a grueling journey, the men reach a place of paradisal richness, where they abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter. So caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time, the men are overtaken by winter and snowed in. In the spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher's Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been
English Renaissance poetry; a collection of shorter poems from Skelton to Jonson by John Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included in this volume are poems by Skelton, More, Wyatt, Vaux, Surrey, Gascoigne, Googe, Turberville, Dyer, Ralegh, Spenser, Sidney, Greville, Peele, Greene, Lodge, Daniel, Drayton, the English Madrigalists, Shakespeare, Campion, Nashe, Donne, and Jonson
Stoner by John Williams( Recording )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to a university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar's life. As the years pass, Stoner encounters a series of disappointments: marriage into a "proper" family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude. William Stoner emerges not only as an archetypal American but as an unlikely existential hero, standing in stark relief against an unforgiving world
English Renaissance poetry : a collection of shorter poems from Skelton to Jonson( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing but the night by John Williams( Book )

23 editions published between 1948 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigates the terror and the waywardness of a man who has suffered an early traumatic experience. As a child, Maxley witnessed a scene of such violence and of such a nature that the evocation of Greek tragedy is inescapable. now, years later, we move through a single significant day in the grown Arthur Maxley's life, the day when he is to meet his father, who has been absent for many years. With rare economy and clarity, the story moves at an ever-increasing pace to its unforgettable end"--Amazon.com
Augustus by John Williams( )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered by the senate, eighteen-year-old Octavius Caesar inherits a Roman Republic plunged in the throes of a power-struggle. Battling against a number of foes, first the traitorous Brutus and Cassius, then former ally Mark Antony, Octavius cements his place as Rome's first and greatest emperor
Butcher's crossing by John Williams( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1870s, Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek "an original relation to nature," drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher's Crossing, a small Kansas town full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. One of these men regales Will with tales of the immense buffalo herds hidden away in the Colorado Rockies and convinces him to join an expedition to track them down. At the end of a grueling journey, the men reach a place of paradisal richness, where they abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter. So caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time, the men are overtaken by winter and snowed in. In the spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher's Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been
The broken landscape, poems by John Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The necessary lie [by] John Williams by John Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sŭt'onŏ = Stoner by John Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Korean and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stouner by John Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Russian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaanse boerenzoon die literatuurprofessor wordt, probeert de vele tegenslagen in zijn leven waardig te doorstaan
Shi tuo na = Stoner by John Williams( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si tong na, Tu di de er zi, Bei fu zhe fu mu de qi wang xue xi nong xue, Ben gai hui xiang ji cheng nong chang, Que zai ou ran jian bei wen xue de mei li ji zhong, Kai shi zhuan xiang wen xue zhuan ye, Zi ci kai shi wan quan bu tong de ren sheng. Ta zai da xue dan ren jiao zhi, Yi zhi dao qu shi zhi qian dou shi zhu li jiao shou. Ta de yi sheng ping dan wu qi, Hun yin shi bai, Jiao xue fang mian ye mei you shen me tu chu biao xian, Er qie hai xian ru yi chang kuang ri chi xu de ren shi dou zheng zhi zhong. Ta yi sheng jing li le liang ci shi jie da zhan, Ta jian zheng le tong bei he nian qing yi dai ru he bei zhan zheng tun shi. Ta bi sheng wei bao quan zi wo de wan zheng he can ku de shi jie dui kang, Ta cheng gong le. Ta shi yi ge fan ren, Ye shi yi ge ying xiong
Augustus : il romanzo dell'imperatore by John Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world and God : the poems and dramas of Fulke Greville by John Williams( )

3 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August by John Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Catalan and Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by John Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buts'ers Ḳrosing by John Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing but the night by John Williams( Recording )

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

First published in 1948, Nothing but the Night marked the auspicious beginning of John Williams' career as a novelist-a career that would go on to include the classics Stoner and the National Book Award-winning Augustus. In the person of Arthur Maxley, Williams investigates the terror and the waywardness of a man who has suffered an early traumatic experience. As a child, Maxley witnessed a scene of such violence and of such a nature that the evocation of Greek tragedy is inescapable. Now, years later, we move through a single significant day in the grown Arthur Maxley's life, the day when he is to meet his father, who has been absent for many years. With rare economy and clarity, the story moves at an ever-increasing pace to its unforgettable end
 
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AugustusButcher's CrossingStonerEnglish Renaissance poetry : a collection of shorter poems from Skelton to JonsonNothing but the nightAugustusButcher's crossing
Alternative Names
Williams, John, 1922-

Williams John 1922-1994

Williams, John Edward, 1922-

Williams, John Edward, 1922-1994

Williams, John (John Edward), 1922-1994

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