Butler, Robert Olen
Most widely held works about Robert Olen Butler
Most widely held works by Robert Olen Butler
A good scent from a strange mountain : stories by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 2,253 libraries worldwide
Butler's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its impact on the Vietnamese is reissued. Includes two subsequently published stories that complete the collection's narrative journey, returning to the jungles of Vietnam.
They whisper : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
This may be the sexiest book you've ever read. It is also, at turns, among the funniest and the most harrowing and the most moving and the most lyrically beautiful of books. And it is also a book of uncompromising artistic integrity. They Whisper is an astonishingly rare thing in this sex-conscious age: a serious-work of literary art that directly and unflinchingly addresses the subject of modern heterosexuality.
The deep green sea : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
A romance in Vietnam between a returning American and his Amerasian tourist guide. As they get to know each other the question arises, is she the daughter of the bar girl he slept with? The guide cannot tell, she was abandoned by her mother, but a trip to the country will provide an answer. By the author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain.
Fair warning : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
"At age forty, Amy is the company's star employee, capable of selling a Renoir painting of a pudgy nude for twice its value. Hers are the charms and talents of a sophisticated woman; intelligence, ambition, wit, and endless charisma." -- Jacket.
Mr. Spaceman : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
A spaceman orbits the Earth, gently abducting people to study humanity, then erasing the event from their memories. Problems arise when he falls in love with a beautician from Alabama.
Hell by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
Hatcher McCord is an evening newscaster who has found himself in Hell and is struggling to explain his bad fortune. He's far from the only one to suffer this fate--in fact, he's surrounded by an outrageous cast of characters, including William Shakespeare, Humphrey Bogart, Richard M. Nixon, Jezebel, Judas Iscariot, Pope Boniface VIII, J. Edgar Hoover, and a panoply of present-day figures who will soon be in Hell. The question may be not who is in Hell but who isn't. Butler's Hell isn't as much a boiling lake of fire--although there is that--as it is a Sisyphean trial tailored to each inhabitant. One day, Hatcher McCord meets Dante's Beatrice, who believes there is a way out of Hell. Soon thereafter, by a twist of diabolical fate and an interviewer's savvy, he learns a deep, dark secret of the underworld. From there Butler is off on a madcap romp about good, evil, free will, and the possibility of escape.--From publisher's description.
Had a good time : stories from American postcards by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
A collection of short fiction inspired by postcards from a bygone era and their messages offers fifteen pieces, including "Carl and I," "The Ironworkers' Hayride," and "The One in White."
Tabloid dreams : stories by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
Twelve off-beat stories. In JFK Secretly Attends Jackie's Auction, President Kennedy, who survived the assassination and is a prisoner of the CIA, is allowed to attend an auction of his wife's property, while in Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot, a husband reincarnated as a parrot tries to make amends to his wife who now owns him.
From where you dream : the process of writing fiction by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
"Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his short-story collection A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, has been praised as "the best living American writer, period" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram). During his prestigious career, he has been guiding, inspiring, and awakening graduate fiction students at Florida State University-his version of literary boot camp. Now Janet Burroway, author of the classic text Writing Fiction, introduces her edited transcripts of his thought-provoking lectures." "From Where You Dream reimagines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual. It proposes fiction as the exploration of the human condition with yearning as its compass, and reinterprets the traditional tools of the craft using the dynamics of desire. Butler offers invaluable insights into the nature of voice, and tells writers how to achieve the dreamspace necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction." "From Where You Dream offers a direct view into the mind and craft of "our preeminent practitioner of first-person narrative" (Chicago Tribune). Like sitting in on a yearlong master class in fiction, it is an invaluable tool for the novice and experienced writer alike. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
A small hotel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
A tale set in reverse chronicles the failing marriage of New Orleans residents Michael and Kelly Hayes, who, on the day their divorce becomes final, revisit their shared history to evaluate the insecurities and inabilities that have driven them apart.
Severance : stories by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer-winning Butler presents 62 stories, each exactly 240 words long, capturing the flow of thoughts and feelings that go through a person's mind after their head has been severed. The characters are both real and imagined, including Medusa and Anne Boleyn.
The alleys of Eden by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and French and held by 687 libraries worldwide
On distant ground : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Intercourse : stories by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
A collection of short fiction by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers a revealing look at what goes through a person's mind during sex as he captures the innermost thoughts of such couples as Bonnie and Clyde, Adam and Eve, and Richard Milhous Nixon and Pat Nixon.
Wabash : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Countrymen of bones by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
The deuce : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Sun dogs by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Hương thơm từ núi lạ by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Mr. Butler reads five stories from his book, which won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Wartime lives ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Selected war time short stories read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors.
Americans Ansa, Tina McElroy Art--Collectors and collecting Auctioneers Authors, American Brown, Larry,--1951-2004 Butler, Robert Olen Divorce Edgerton, Clyde,--1944- Fiction Fiction--Authorship France France--Paris Future punishment Gibbons, Kaye,--1960- Gurganus, Allan,--1947- Hell History Humphreys, Josephine Interviews Iron and steel workers Kenan, Randall Ketchin, Susan Louisiana Louisiana--New Orleans Love stories Love stories Manners and customs Man-woman relationships McCorkle, Jill,--1958- McLaurin, Tim Men--Sexual behavior Military deserters Millennium (Eschatology) New York (State)--New York Racially mixed children Ravenel, Shannon Sanders, Dori,--1934- Sexual intercourse Short stories Short stories, American Smith, Lee,--1944- Southern States United States Veterans Vietnam Vietnamese Americans Vietnam--Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam War (1961-1975) Wade, Brent,--1959-
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