Most widely held works about Robert Coover
Most widely held works by Robert Coover
The public burning by Robert Coover ( Book )
28 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,342 libraries worldwide
"A controversial best-seller in 1977, The Public Burning has since emerged as one of the most influential novels of our time. The first major work of contemporary fiction ever to use living historical figures as characters, the novel reimagines the three fateful days in 1953 that culminated with the execution of alleged atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Vice-President Richard Nixon - the voraciously ambitious bad boy of the Eisenhower regime - is the dominant narrator in an enormous cast that includes Betty Crocker, Joe McCarthy, the Marx Brothers, Walter Winchell, Uncle Sam, his adversary The Phantom, and Time magazine incarnated as the National Poet Laureate. All of these and thousands more converge in Times Square for the carnivalesque auto-da-fe at which the Rosenbergs are put to death. And not a person present escapes implication in Cold War America's ruthless "public burning.""--BOOK JACKET.
A night at the movies, or, You must remember this : fictions by Robert Coover ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
John's wife : a novel by Robert Coover ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 980 libraries worldwide
A small town in the Midwest is enthralled by its first lady. She is the wife of a wealthy builder and everyone has an opinion on her, though few have actually met her. A look at fame and fortune in a small pond by the author of Pinocchio in Venice.
The Universal Baseball Association, inc., J. Henry Waugh, prop by Robert Coover ( Book )
31 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 975 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged accountant invents a dice-controlled baseball world.
Gerald's party : a novel by Robert Coover ( Book )
27 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 936 libraries worldwide
"Robert Coover's wicked and surreally comic novel takes place at a chilling, ribald, and absolutely fascinating party. Amid the drunken guests, a woman turns up murdered on the living room floor. Around the corpse, one of several the evening produces, Gerald's party goes on - a chatter of voices, names, faces, overheard gags, rounds of storytelling, and a mounting curve of desire. What Coover has in store for his guests - besides an evening gone mad - is part murder mystery, part British parlor drama, part sly and dazzling meditation of time, theater, and love."--BOOK JACKET.
Pricksongs & descants; fictions by Robert Coover ( Book )
17 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 901 libraries worldwide
Ghost town : a novel by Robert Coover ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 837 libraries worldwide
A parody of the western novel featuring a hero who drifts into town to become both sheriff and outlaw. All the elements of the genre are present, from train robbery and runaway stagecoach, to cattle stampede. By the author of The Public Burning.
Pinocchio in Venice by Robert Coover ( Book )
23 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 816 libraries worldwide
Briar rose by Robert Coover ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 744 libraries worldwide
An allegorical retelling of Sleeping Beauty. It features a princess who dreams of a succession of kissing princes, and a fairy who inhabits her dreams, regaling her with legends of other sleeping beauties. A look at the power of romantic desire.
The origin of the Brunists : a novel by Robert Coover ( Book )
28 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 697 libraries worldwide
Whatever happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears by Robert Coover ( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and Polish and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Noir by Robert Coover ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 595 libraries worldwide
A mysterious young widow hires Philip M. Noir to find her husband's killer--if he was killed. She suddenly is killed and her body disappears. At once wry, absurd, and desolate--most people will think what's happening is pretty funny.
A theological position : plays by Robert Coover ( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Spanking the maid : a novel by Robert Coover ( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a master, his maid, and the irresistible ritual that binds them.
The adventures of Lucky Pierre : directors' cut by Robert Coover ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
"Cinecity is the frozen capital of an unnamed utopia - or is it dystopia? - where Lucky Pierre plies his trade, and it is the only world he knows. Part porn star, part clown, part everyman, Lucky has no life outside the films he is in, films created by nine women filmmakers, each with her own creative and sexual proclivities. Through the lenses of his nine muse-directors, Lucky - a.k.a. Wee Willie, Peter Prick, Crazy Leg, Badboy, Pete the Beast - becomes a naive castaway, a submissive slave, a child star in a barnyard frolic, a love-struck suburban hubby, a hologram, a sexual outlaw, a monk, a monkey, a mountain-climber, a dirty cartoon, a sex-pilgrim in virtual reality, and much much more. Coover's irrepressible imagination - or that of his nine filmmakers - is boundless . . . and merciless." "But what is destiny in a world where there is no line between reality and the increasingly outrageous fantasy of the director and the camera? Recalling the protagonist of The Truman Show if Georges Bataille had written it, Lucky Pierre is both louche and innocent, a caricature of pornographic conventions and a stand-in for all human efforts to sort out vanity, performance, emotion, and motive from the ecstasy that reveals us to ourselves."--BOOK JACKET.
A child again by Robert Coover ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
A political fable by Robert Coover ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Charlie in the house of rue by Robert Coover ( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Stepmother by Robert Coover ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
In bed one night & other brief encounters by Robert Coover ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and French and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Accountants Actors Adaptations American drama American fiction Barthelme, Donald Baseball stories Black humor Cat in the Hat (Fictitious character) City and town life Communists Community life Coover, Robert Cowboys Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cults Dinners and dining Dissident arts Domestic fiction Entertaining Erotic films Experimental fiction, American Fairy tales Fiction Fiction--Technique Gass, William H.,--1924- Italy--Venice Love stories Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Married women Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture industry Motion pictures Pennsylvania Pinocchio (Fictitious character) Postmodernism (Literature) Presidential candidates Private investigators Psychological fiction Pynchon, Thomas Rosenberg, Ethel,--1915-1953 Rosenberg, Julius,--1918-1953 Short stories Short story Sleeping Beauty Trials (Espionage) United States Widows Women motion picture producers and directors
Coover, Robert Lowell
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