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Charyn, Jerome

Works: 268 works in 1,137 publications in 11 languages and 24,965 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Humor  Satire  Anecdotes  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Interviewee, Creator, Director, Illustrator, Narrator
Classifications: PS3553.H33, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jerome Charyn
Johnny One-Eye : a tale of the American Revolution by Jerome Charyn( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comic masterpiece reimagines the American Revolution with a one-eyed spy, a heroic whorehouse madam, and a cunning George Washington
The secret life of Emily Dickinson : a novel by Jerome Charyn( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if the old maid of Amherst wasn't an old maid at all? The poet dons a hundred veils, alternately playing wounded lover, penitent, and female devil in this extraordinary adventure that will disturb and delight
I am Abraham : a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War by Jerome Charyn( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the historic arc of Lincoln's life from his picaresque days as a gangly young lawyer in Sangamon County, Illinois, through his improbable marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd, to his 1865 visit to war-shattered Richmond only days before his assassination
A loaded gun : Emily Dickinson for the 21st century by Jerome Charyn( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We think we know Emily Dickinson: the Belle of Amherst, virginal, reclusive, and possibly mad. But in A Loaded Gun, Jerome Charyn introduces us to a different Emily Dickinson: the fierce, brilliant, and sexually charged. Through interviews with contemporary scholars, close readings of Dickinson's correspondence and handwritten manuscripts, and a suggestive, newly discovered photograph that is purported to show Dickinson with her lover, Charyn's literary sleuthing reveals the great poet in ways that have only been hinted at previously: as a woman who was deeply philosophical, intensely engaged with the world, attracted to members of both sexes, and able to write poetry that disturbs and delights us today." -- Publisher's description
The tar baby by Jerome Charyn( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cast in the form of a ribald parody of a literary quarterly--including such magazine paraphernalia as ads and letters to the editor--the novel is populated by an array of brawling academics and earthy townies
Darlin' Bill : a love story of the Wild West by Jerome Charyn( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Bronx by Jerome Charyn( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of New York Mayor Isaac Sidel as he cleans the Bronx of criminals and protects his friends. The latter include two 12-year-olds, one a poor graffiti artist, the other his rich girlfriend, who have become the target of drug-dealing street gangs. By the author of Little Angel Street
The new mystery : the International Association of Crime Writers' essential crime writing of the late 20th century( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 32 mystery stories written by various authors
Joe DiMaggio : the long vigil by Jerome Charyn( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of the baseball player in a new light, as a man who took his marriage to Marilyn Monroe very seriously long after their divorce, and had trouble finding a new role for himself during his retirement from the sport
The green lantern : a romance of Stalinist Russia by Jerome Charyn( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His performance becomes the talk of Moscow, and he falls under the direct scrutiny of Joseph Stalin, who controls whether the show will proceed and the actors will live to give another performance. An audacious winter's tale, The Green Lantern is an exploration of Shakespeare, the Soviet Union, and what it is to p̀erform, '' by one of the great American writers
Paradise man : a novel by Jerome Charyn( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stylish killer makes the mistake of befriending a god Though he doesn & rsquo;t know mink from sable, Sidney Holden is the most important employee at Aladdin Furs. He is a bumper, a well-dressed killer who collects the debts that cannot be paid, and Aladdin would be nothing without him. After all, fur is murder. As Cuban refugees flood the United States, the New York criminal class is rocked by the appearance of a Santer & iacute;a sect that hails a young girl as the newest incarnation of Chang & oacute;, their bloodthirsty thunder god. But after a routine hit, Holden finds the girl cowering under the kitchen table & mdash;a divine witness to a double murder. Unable to kill her, he takes her with him, sparking an all-out turf war so vicious that Holden will be happy to have any god on his side
Gangsters and gold diggers : old New York, the Jazz Age, and the birth of Broadway by Jerome Charyn( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charyn looks at the men and women who helped make Broadway the most glamorous place on the planet, from Mae West to Fanny Brice, Legs Diamond to Irving Berlin, Louise Brooks to William Randolph Hearst, Scott Fitzgerald to Arnold Rothstein and the Gatsby-like gangster Owen Madden, and many more."--Jacket
Bitter Bronx : thirteen stories by Jerome Charyn( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooklyn is dead. Long live the Bronx! In Bitter Bronx, Jerome Charyn returns to his roots and leads the literary renaissance of an oft--overlooked borough in this surprising new collection
Blue eyes by Jerome Charyn( Book )

45 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good policeman by Jerome Charyn( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police commissioner Isaac Sidel struggles to keep the New York Police Department from shatteringWhen he was the police commissioner & rsquo;s first deputy, Isaac Sidel was one of the most powerful men in New York. But now that he & rsquo;s been promoted to the top job, there & rsquo;s nothing for Sidel to do but stare at his desk and feed the tapeworm that & rsquo;s attached to his stomach. The Justice Department sends him on a lecture tour of the country, but after one too many lunches with small-town mayors, Sidel goes AWOL and comes back to New York, getting in touch with the Ivanhoes, his illegal network of secret informants. A missing mob lawyer, a baseball-obsessed orphan genius, and a mysterious Romanian princess point towards a mystery that only he can tackle. Justice wants him back on tour, but something is rumbling beneath the city, and Sidel needs to be there to see it explode
Maria's girls by Jerome Charyn( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York police commissioner Isaac Sidel wants to get two sinister bureaucrats out of the public school system, but a mob king wants him dead
Marilyn the wild : a novel by Jerome Charyn( Book )

44 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secret tryst threatens to turn two cops against each otherIsaac Sidel is a bear of a cop. Although his position as the commissioner & rsquo;s first deputy is largely political, Sidel has not forgotten how to work the New York City streets. To protect the East Side he has survived gunfights, broken arms, and once tore out a hoodlum & rsquo;s eyes. In his spare time he does favors for old friends, finding runaway daughters and protecting merchants from roving street gangs. On the street there is no problem he can & rsquo;t solve, but at home he is powerless. His daughter Marilyn, twenty-five and twice divorced, keeps Sidel up at night. Just before her father goes to Paris for a lecture on police work, Marilyn runs away from her newest husband and shacks up with Manfred Coen, Sidel & rsquo;s blue-eyed prot & eacute;g & eacute; cop. Both men love her, and when Marilyn becomes a target, they & rsquo;ll destroy the city to save her, if they don & rsquo;t kill each other first
Montezuma's man by Jerome Charyn( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the hands of master puppeteer LeComte and a Mafia turncoat named Montezuma, the Sicilian puppets in New York tell a story of murder, mayhem, and kilos of elegantly imported heroin
Elsinore by Jerome Charyn( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hitman comes out of retirement to rescue his kidnapped fianc & eacute;e After he stops killing for money, Sidney Holden tries to live discreetly. He takes a Manhattan apartment in the Copenhagen building, a few blocks from where John Lennon died, and attempts to make a new life with his fianc & eacute;e, Fay, former daughter-in-law of the district attorney. But as the quiet months pass, Fay grows distant and suicidal, and finally disappears, removed by the district attorney to a mental hospital where Holden cannot reach her. Hungry for a last taste of action, a billionaire ex-gangster named Phipps offers to help Holden get her back. The ninety-two-year-old Phipps hires Holden to run a counterfeiting scheme, using Fay & rsquo;s whereabouts as bait. But the closer Holden gets to Phipps & rsquo; operation, the less he trusts the old man. And with the DA and the mafia closing on him, Holden may not stay alive long enough to rescue his darling from her prison
Citizen Sidel by Jerome Charyn( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York City policeman is murdered and suspicion centers on his father who is also a policeman. As he investigates, Isaac Sidel, the city's mayor, uncovers a murder-for-hire operation within the force. By the author of El Bronx
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Johnny One-Eye : a tale of the American Revolution
Alternative Names
Charin, Dzherom


Charyn 1937-

Charyn, Jérôme

Jerome Charyn American writer

Jerome Charyn Amerikaans romanschrijver

Jerome Charyn escritor estadounidense

Jerome Charyn Novelist

Jerome Charyn US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Чарин, Джером

צ׳רין, ג׳רום

צ׳רין, ג׳רום סופר אמריקאי


チャーリン, ジェローム

The secret life of Emily Dickinson : a novelThe tar babyEl BronxJoe DiMaggio : the long vigilThe green lantern : a romance of Stalinist RussiaGangsters and gold diggers : old New York, the Jazz Age, and the birth of BroadwayBlue eyesMaria's girls