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Butler, Robert Olen

Overview
Works: 115 works in 310 publications in 2 languages and 17,233 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  History  Radio programs  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Spy stories  Erotic stories 
Roles: Signer
Classifications: PS3552.U8278, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Robert Olen Butler
A good scent from a strange mountain : stories by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
37 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and French and held by 2,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Vietnam War continues to play itself out in fiction, autobiography, and history books, but no American author has captured the experiences of the Vietnamese themselves--and caught their voices--more tellingly than Robert Olen Butler, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain. The 15 stories collected here, all written in the first person, blend Vietnamese folklore, the terrible, lingering memories of war, American pop culture and family drama
The deep green sea : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member 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
They whisper : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Butler's narrator is Ira Holloway, who as he moves into middle age is driven to examine his sexuality and its profound hold on him. Ira is, in many respects, an ordinary man: son of a steelworker, he is a husband and father; a Vietnam Vet, he works now as public relations man. But the details of Ira's quotidian life are of little real importance in his story. He lives - as so many men do - in an ongoing internal landscape populated by all the many women he has loved. And continues to love - instinctively, comprehensively, creatively, deeply. So deeply, in fact, that as he relives the moments of intimacy with them, Ira often speaks in the voices of these women. This weaving of the inner voices of both a man and the women he's loved creates a narrative driven by intuition and sensuality and free of theories and cant intellectualizing
A small hotel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member 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
Mr. Spaceman : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and French and held by 989 WorldCat member 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
Tabloid dreams : stories by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and French and held by 896 WorldCat member 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 )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Janet Burroway, author of Writing Fiction, the classic text on creative writing ... introduces her edited transcripts of Butler's thought-provoking lectures. From Where You Dream reimagines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual and tells writers how to achieve the dreamspace necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction. Proposing fiction as the exploration of the human condition with yearning as its compass, Butler reinterprets the traditional tools of the craft using the dynamics of desire."--From publisher's website
The Star of Istanbul by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christopher Marlowe ("Kit") Cobb, an American war correspondent reporting on World War I, has been tasked to follow a man named Brauer, a German intellectual and possible covert SS agent, into perilous waters aboard the ship Lusitania, as the man is believed to hold information vital to the war effort. Aboard the Lusitania on its fateful voyage, Cobb becomes smitten with famed actress Selene Bourgani, who for some reason appears to be working with German Intelligence
Severance : stories by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member 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 held by 645 WorldCat member 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 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intercourse : stories by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member 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
Countrymen of bones by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wabash : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The deuce : a novel by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sun dogs by Robert Olen Butler ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small hotel by Robert Olen Butler ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, chronicles the relationship between Michael and Kelly Hayes, who have decided to separate after twenty years of marriage. Due in court, Kelly instead drives to New Orleans and checks into the hotel where she and Michael fell in love some twenty years earlier and where she must now make a decision that will forever affect her, Michael, and their nineteen-year-old daughter
The Star of Istanbul a Christopher Marlowe Cobb thriller by Robert Olen Butler ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aboard the passenger liner Lusitania, war correspondent and American spy Kit Cobb has been assigned to shadow a German intellectual and possible covert agent who is believed to have information vital to the war effort. During the voyage Cobb is smitten with famed actress Selene Bourgani, who inexplicably seems to be working for the Germans. Cobb soon realizes this simple actress is anything but
Wartime lives ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected war time short stories read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors
So, is it done? navigating the revision process ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presentation of revision as a necessary step in all good writing. Presents methods, questions, interviews, and exercises to guide writers to their best work
 
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Alternative Names
Olen Butler, Robert
Olen Butler, Robert 1945-
バトラー, ロバート・O
Languages
English (201)
French (4)
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