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Williams, John 1922-1994

Overview
Works: 21 works in 191 publications in 11 languages and 6,810 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Western stories  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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 )
66 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,159 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 )
28 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,568 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, in a new edition of the National Book Award-winning novel
Butcher's Crossing by John Williams( Book )
26 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,045 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 )
7 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stoner by John Williams( Recording )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 313 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
Butcher's crossing by John Williams( Recording )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 251 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
Augustus by John Williams( Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 221 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
The broken landscape, poems by John Williams( Book )
3 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nothing but the night by John Williams( Book )
7 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stoner by John Williams( )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een Amerikaanse boerenzoon die literatuurprofessor wordt, probeert de vele tegenslagen in zijn leven waardig te doorstaan
Butcher's Crossing by John Williams( )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1870 volgt een verlegen domineeszoon in Amerika zijn hart en gaat op bizonjacht in het ruige Westen
Other lords : a tale of two continents by John Williams( Book )
3 editions published in 1913 in English 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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profesor Stoner by John Williams( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een Amerikaanse boerenzoon die literatuurprofessor wordt, probeert de vele tegenslagen in zijn leven waardig te doorstaan
<> by John Williams( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The necessary lie [by] John Williams by John Edward Williams( )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stoner ungekürzte Lesung ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
British football and social change : getting into Europe by British football and social change( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Avgust : istorichskiĭ roman by John Williams( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Russian and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Williams, John.
Williams John 1922-1994
Williams, John Edward
Williams, John Edward 1922-1994
Williams, John (John Edward), 1922-1994
ウィリアムズ, ジョン
Languages
English (122)
Dutch (20)
Italian (12)
German (9)
Spanish (9)
French (6)
Catalan (5)
Polish (3)
Japanese (2)
Hebrew (2)
Russian (1)
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