WorldCat Identities

Williams, John 1922-1994

Overview
Works: 29 works in 287 publications in 13 languages and 7,604 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Western stories  Biographical fiction  Poetry  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PS3545.I5286, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Williams
Stoner by John Williams( Book )

93 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,166 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 )

47 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,658 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 )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,249 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 )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoner by John Williams( Recording )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 335 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 )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 258 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
Augustus by John Williams( Recording )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 222 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 )

6 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and held by 142 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 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman who fell from the sky poems by Joy Harjo( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harjo reads from ten of her poems, accompanied by music from her band, Poetic Justice
The necessary lie [by] John Williams by John Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The God-seeker by John Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the way out by John Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niets dan de nacht by John Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustus : il romanzo dell'imperatore by John Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profesor Stoner by John Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaanse boerenzoon die literatuurprofessor wordt, probeert de vele tegenslagen in zijn leven waardig te doorstaan
 
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Stoner
Alternative Names
John Edward Williams Amerikaans auteur

John Edward Williams romanziere, poeta e accademico statunitense

John Williams (Autor) US-amerikanischer Autor und Herausgeber

Williams, John.

Williams John 1922-1994

Williams, John Edward

Williams, John Edward 1922-1994

Williams, John (John Edward), 1922-1994

جان ادوارد ویلیامز نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

ウィリアムズ, ジョン

Languages
English (165)

Dutch (24)

German (22)

Italian (22)

Danish (11)

Spanish (10)

French (6)

Catalan (6)

Polish (3)

Hebrew (3)

Korean (2)

Chinese (2)

Russian (1)

Covers
AugustusButcher's CrossingEnglish Renaissance poetry; a collection of shorter poems from Skelton to JonsonStonerButcher's crossingAugustusNothing but the night