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Stein, Sol

Overview
Works: 96 works in 313 publications in 8 languages and 7,971 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.T375, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Sol Stein
  • by Vanguard PressVanguard Press( )
  • Sol Stein Papers by Sol Stein Sol Stein( )
  • People file by N.Y.) Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society (Briarcliff Manor N.Y.) Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society (Briarcliff Manor( )
  • by Vanguard PressVanguard Press( )
 
Most widely held works by Sol Stein
Native sons : a friendship that created one of the greatest works of the 20th century : notes of a native son by James Baldwin( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"James Baldwin was newly recognized as the most brilliant black writer of his generation when his first book of essays, Notes of a Native Son, firmly established his reputation in 1955. No one was more pleased by the book's reception than Baldwin's high school friend Sol Stein. A rising New York editor, novelist, and playwright, Stein had suggested that Baldwin write the book and coaxed his old friend through the long and sometimes agonizing process of putting the volume together and seeing it into print. Now, in this new book, Sol Stein documents the story of his and Baldwin's intense creative partnership through newly uncovered letters, photos, inscriptions, and an illuminating memoir of the friendship that resulted in one of the classics of American literature. Also included in this book are the two works they created together - the story "Dark Runner" and the play Equal in Paris, both published here for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
How to grow a novel : the most common mistakes writers make and how to overcome them by Sol Stein( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book offers guidelines and warnings of special value for nonficiton writers who want to move into fiction". -- Jacket
The touch of treason : a novel by Sol Stein( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As one of the characters in this enthralling novel remarks, "The Russians play chess, Americans play checkers." Into this arena, as if into a trap, walks George Thomassy, a brilliant defense attorney coerced into defending a gifted young man accused of murdering America's most prescient Russian expert just as he is about to finish his major work on the U.S.S.R. Thomassy's lover, Francine Widmer, an attractive, bright, politically aware woman, understands what Thomassy doesn't: in this, His greatest trial, watched by the world's press, his more formidable enemy is his own innocence of the world outside the courtroom, where there are crimes worse than murder. Thomassy, whose skill is winning, faces a decision no lawyer can walk away from.The Touch of Treason is a multilayered love story, a profound entertainment of acute suspense that we might expect from an American Graham Greene. Its strobelike insights into man, love, crime, and human relationships open up a century that has trapped both its characters and its readers in what surely must be both the best and worst of times. And its excitement, its pace, its surprises are the glorious trappings of a novel rich in characters and ideas
Stein on writing : a master editor of some of the most successful writers of our century shares his craft techniques and strategies by Sol Stein( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions--how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called "Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization." In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for the first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In "Secrets of Good Dialogue," the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You won't need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after you've read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. You'll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and resonance. In Chapters 32 and 33 you'll discover why revising by starting at page one can be a serious mistake, and how to revise without growing cold on your manuscript. In the pages of this book, nonfiction writers will find a passport to the new revolution in journalism and a guide to using the techniques of fiction to enhance nonfiction.--Publisher's description
The magician; a novel by Sol Stein( Book )
15 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The resort by Sol Stein( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cliffhaven--Magnificent new resort near Big Sur. Surrounded by redwoods. Guarded by oceanside cliffs. Protected from prying eyes. By reservation only. Cliffhaven--Founded by a man with very special interests, catering to a very special clientele. Margaret and Henry Brown, vacationing New Yorkers innocently driving down the sea-washed coast of California, are just the right sort of people. Cliffhaven--It has a spectacular entrance, a three-star restaurant, lavish accommodations--and no exit!
A feast for lawyers : inside Chapter 11--an exposé by Sol Stein( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Other people : a novel by Sol Stein( Book )
19 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living room; a novel by Sol Stein( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shirley Hartman, at twenty-eight, was the star of Madison Avenue, a woman who'd made it to the top in the male-dominated advertising game. Beauty, brains, fame, love...yet there she was, standing on a lonely rooftop, contemplating suicide. Had Shirley pushed too hard and reached too far--or can this extraordinary woman break out to some living room beyond career success and the usual arrangements with a man?Shirley Hartman is as much a feminist as Portia, Becky Sharp or Scarlett O'Hara. In her, Stein has created a heroine yearning for that living space that men and women need after social and financial triumph. The kind of novel one keeps on ready.--New RepublicA roller coaster reader ride. Shirley Hartman is a ball of fire you are not likely to forget.--John Barkham Reviews
The childkeeper by Sol Stein( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best revenge : a novel of Broadway by Sol Stein( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Riller is a successful Broadway producer whose latest production is costing him too much money. One of his friends forces him to choose between his moral and financial ruin
The husband; a novel by Sol Stein( Book )
11 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Carmody is a man most people would envy. He has a successful career, an attractive wife, two children he loves and who love him. Yet Peter Carmody has been playing at a marriage that has run down over the years through emotional attrition and boredom. Sometimes, when the martinis come fast enough and the determined, frenetic gaiety of friends momentarily fills up the emptiness, the charade is almost convincing. But in the small, honest hours of the night, Peter recognizes his arrangement for what it is--the very opposite of living. In an explosive self confrontation, Peter gambles all he has against what he hopes to have in a life with Elizabeth, the woman he loves. Resented by his friends who lack the courage--perhaps the desperation--to break out of their own loveless arrangements, and humiliated by the American way of divorce that strips him of his children, property, and self respect, Peter touches despair before realizing that making an honest, joyful connection with Elizabeth is an affirmation of life worth any cost. The Husband is a very real and dramatic story of a man struggling to find the truth of his life. The Husband is someone you know
A deniable man : a novel by Sol Stein( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susan Whitcomb, a brilliant New York trial lawyer, has learned her craft from the best in the field Professor Farlan Amory Adams, her Columbia law teacher, millionaire mentor, and eloquent would-be lover. She needs every shred of the rigorous mental training he has given her when, without warning, she is catapulted into the vicious world of international terrorism. Susan's well-ordered Manhattan life comes to a sudden end with the news that her father, an army general based in Rome, has been assassinated. When she, too, becomes a target of the terrorists, a mysterious, driven young man called David Smith presents himself to her in Rome and tells her he has been assigned to protect her from the dangers that will follow her back to America. And this is only the beginning . As the story develops, Susan becomes a pawn in a deadly game of escalating complexity, brutality, and suspense in which life, love, and loyalty all hang in the balance. The millions of readers who were riveted by Sol Stein's previous best-sellers, The Magician and The Touch of Treason, will recognize the hand of a master storyteller in this psychologically dense and driving thriller. Not for nothing did The New York Times write of his work: "If you read a Sol Stein novel while walking, you will walk into a wall."
The magician by Sol Stein( )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a tale of two magicians, of high school extortion and violence, and of a criminal trial in which the guilty go free
Sol Stein's reference book for writers by Sol Stein( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to writing and publishing, with alphabetically-arranged tips and advice on topics such as writer's block, plotting, character development, preparing a manuscript for publication, maintaining momentum, and the publishing process
A deniable man by Sol Stein( )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susan Whitcomb's well ordered Manhattan life comes to a sudden end with the news that her father, an Army general based in Rome, has been assassinated. When she, too, becomes a target of terrorists, a mysterious, driven young man called David Smith tells her he has been assigned to protect her from the dangers that will follow her. Susan finds herself a pawn in a deadly game of escalating complexity, brutality, and suspense, in which life, love, and loyalty all hang in the balance
Stein on writing a master editor of some of the most successful writers of our century shares his craft techniques and strategies by Sol Stein( )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The master editor of some of the most successful writers of our century shares his craft techniques and strategies, including how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, and how to create interesting writing in the first place
The best revenge a novel of Broadway by Sol Stein( )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It's good to be ambitious. Only remember, the nearer you get to the front of the line, the more people with knives can see your back." That's Louie Riller giving advice to his son, Ben, who happens to be the most successful producer on Broadway. Louie Riller himself happens to be long dead. Ben's having a running argument with the late Louie about life, love, and Ben's newest production, The Best Revenge, a play that has already gobbled up too much of other people's money and is in danger of closing before it opens
Other people a novel by Sol Stein( )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of three men--very different from each other in age, background, and sensibility--who find themselves in love with the same woman. It is the story of that woman, Francine Widmer, twenty-seven, beautiful, intelligent, resourceful, who insists on running her own life. Suddenly, control of Francine's life is ripped apart when a gas-station owner rapes her. Francine finds that the doctors and the police are indifferent to the enormity of rape. How, then, do the three men who love her react? Francine wants revenge, and selects as her instrument the best criminal lawyer in the country, a man named George Thomassy, who knows how to use the toughest methods to convince district attorneys, and perhaps the whole of civilized society, that a woman's body is hers. But is it hers alone? Thomassy, a bachelor who at forty-four wants to preserve his privacy and freedom, knows that a lawyer's job is to rattle the skeletons in other people's closets. What is he to do when his own are rattled? Francine, who has sought the aid of a psychoanalyst, begins to learn what a psychoanalyst really thinks as he sits behind an attractive patient telling him in detail of her experiences with other men. And what is she to make of her father, a distinguished WASP lawyer, when he betrays his own feelings by showing her a certain photograph?
Solutions for writers : practical craft techniques for fiction and non-fiction by Sol Stein( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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