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Wolff, Tobias 1945-

Overview
Works: 285 works in 688 publications in 4 languages and 21,733 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Short stories  Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Speaker, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Translator, Contributor, Dedicatee
Classifications: PS3573.O558, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tobias Wolff
Old school : a novel by Tobias Wolff ( Book )
34 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he's achieved, and steers his destiny in directions no one could have predicted. The school's mystique is rooted in Literature, and for many boys this becomes an obsession, editing the review and competing for the attention of visiting writers whose fame helps to perpetuate the tradition. Robert Frost, soon to appear at JFK's inauguration, is far less controversial than the next visitor, Ayn Rand. But the final guest is one whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain
Our story begins : new and selected stories by Tobias Wolff ( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten potent new stories that, along with twenty-one classics, display Wolff's mastery over a quarter century
The night in question : stories by Tobias Wolff ( Book )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fourteen stories on a variety of subjects. In Firelight, a woman and her son visit apartments for rent even though they have no money to rent them, in A Bullet in the Head a bystander gets shot for heckling a robber, and in Chain a man revenging himself for a dog biting his daughter starts a chain of violence
Back in the world : stories by Tobias Wolff ( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noveller
In the garden of the North American martyrs : a collection of short stories by Tobias Wolff ( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories tell of a boy who can not tell the truth, a dying hunter, a philandering professor, and others coping with life's unexpected realities
The Vintage book of contemporary American short stories ( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories features the work of Carol Bly, Ann Beattie, Allan Gurganus, Joyce Carol Oates, and others
The barracks thief by Tobias Wolff ( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Barracks Thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. Brought together one sweltering afternoon to stand guard over an ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire, they discover in each other an unexpected capacity for recklessness and violence. Far from being alarmed by this discovery, they are exhilarated by it; they emerge from their common danger full of confidence in their own manhood and in the bond of friendship they have formed. This confidence is shaken when a series of thefts occur. The author embraces the perspectives of both the betrayer and the betrayed, forcing us to participate in lives that we might otherwise condemn, and to recognize the kinship of those lives to our own
An introduction to A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway audio guide by Dan Stone ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Hemingway's A farewell to arms, a novel about the tenuous nature of love in time of war told through the story of Lieutenant Henry, an American, and Catherine Barkley, a British nurse, who meet during World War I
An introduction to Old School by Tobias Wolff by Dan Stone ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis of Tobias Wolff's Old School which tells the story of a student determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he's achieved, when a visiting writer whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain visits
Matters of life and death : new American stories ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best American short stories, 1994 by Tobias Wolff ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-one best short stories of 1994
Our story begins new and selected stories by Tobias Wolff ( )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten potent new stories that, along with twenty-one classics, display Wolff's mastery over a quarter century
Edna O'Brien in conversation with Tobias Wolff ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ms. O'Brien read from the story "Brother" and from Down by the River on May 12, 1998
Writers harvest 3 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old school [a novel] by Tobias Wolff ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A coming-of-age story about an outsider in an exclusive New England prep school
The Picador book of contemporary American stories ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The stories of Tobias Wolff by Tobias Wolff ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of American short stories_
On writing short stories by Francine Prose ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Writing Short Stories, Second Edition, explores the art and craft of writing short fiction by bringing together nine original essays by professional writers and thirty-three examples of short fiction. The first section features original essays by well-known authors--including Francine Prose, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andre Dubus--that guide students through the process of writing. Focusing on the characteristics and craft of the short story and its writer, these essays take students from the workshopping process all the way through to the experience of working with agents and publishers. The second part of the text is an anthology of stories--many referred to in the essays--that give students dynamic examples of technique brought to life
This boy's life : a memoir by Tobias Wolff ( Book )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In this unforgettable memoir of boyhood in the 1950s, we meet the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move. Between themselves they develop an almost telepathic trust that sees them through their wanderings from Florida to a small town in Washington State. Fighting for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, Toby's growing up is at once poignant and comical. His various schemes-running away to Alaska, forging cheeks, and stealing cars-lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility
This boy's life a true story by Tobias Wolff ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young rebellious teen struggles against an overbearing and tyrannical stepfather
 
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Alternative Names
Ṿolf, Ṭobias 1945-
Wolff, Tobias
Wolff, Tobias Jonathan Ansell 1945-
וולף, טוביאס 1945-
ウルフ, トバイアス
Languages
English (320)
Spanish (14)
German (2)
Hebrew (2)
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