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Brodkey, Harold

Overview
Works: 117 works in 345 publications in 7 languages and 6,375 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Short stories 
Roles: Creator, Author of introduction, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PS3552.R6224, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Harold Brodkey, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Harold Brodkey
Stories in an almost classical mode by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
26 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of stories that originally appeared in the "New Yorker", "Esquire" and other magazines, and represent three decades of Brodkey's fiction
The runaway soul by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
19 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harold Brodkey’s acclaimed novel is a mesmerizing work of literary genius, exploring the momentous events in the life of a family in twentieth-century St. Louis, and a writer still haunted by a childhood tragedy First published in 1991, The Runaway Soul took Harold Brodkey more than three decades to complete. This sprawling novel has since been eagerly embraced by readers and critics alike, earning Brodkey the epithet of an “American Proust.” Told by Wiley Silenowicz, Brodkey’s fictional alter ego, the story snakes back and forth across the unforgettable events of a life. Following the traumatic death of his mother, Wiley recalls his troubling childhood in the care of his cousins: smooth-talking S. L. Silenowicz, his beautiful, emotionally deficient wife, Lila, and their abusive daughter, Nonie, who torments Wiley to no end. In language that soars and hypnotizes, The Runaway Soul fearlessly explores youth and adulthood, love and loss, sex and death, marriage and family, tracing upon one man’s odyssey through a troubling world. More than two decades after it first appeared in print, Harold Brodkey’s magnum opus remains one of the finest literary works produced by an American novelist in the twentieth century
Profane friendship by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A homosexual love affair between an American writer and an Italian actor in Venice. It begins when both are students, is interrupted by World War II, then resumes with full passion, only to turn into jealousy and hate
First love and other sorrows by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
27 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In First Love and Other Sorrows, the young Brodkey chronicles the world of the educated and affluent middle class of the 1950s, at leisure and in love. He establishes themes that would appear throughout his career: the painful uncertainties of childhood and the halting intimacies of social life. This edition includes three never-before-collected stories, to complete an anthology of rare tenderness, humor, and haunting insight
The world is the home of love and death : stories by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and German and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of perversion and pornography. In Dumbness Is Everything, a drunk married couple engage in brutal sex, while in Car Buying, a family--parents and children--raise verbal and physical abuse to the level of art
Sea battles on dry land : essays by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and German and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sea Battles on Dry Land gathers the best of Harold Brodkey's essays into a single volume. His "One of the Rules of Foppishness" explains, with deadpan precision, just what men and women are trying to communicate to each other by the way they dress. The previously unpublished "Notes on American Fascism" eerily anticipates the violence of latter-day militia groups. And Brodkey's profile of Frank O'Hara's Harvard years stands as one of the most eloquent portraits of a legendary American writer."--BOOK JACKET
Women and angels by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series: The Author's Workshop
My Venice by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This wild darkness : the story of my death by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One day in the spring of 1993, author Harold Brodkey checked into a Manhattan emergency room unable to move and scarcely able to breathe. When he was later diagnosed with the AIDS virus, Brodkey greeted the devastating - and completely unexpected - news with an odd lightheartedness, a perverse fascination with his passage from the ranks of the living to the fraternity of the dying. As a novelist, he refused the fate that had been assigned to him: his acute editorial sensibility told him that he had been badly miscast as a condemned man. In This Wild Darkness, Brodkey, who died on January 26, 1996, examines his predicament with the same irony and lucidity he brought to his acclaimed fiction. Part journal, part memoir, part essay, this book offers a frank and profound exploration of Brodkey's sexuality, his relationships, and the slow, withering advance of his disease. A stirring self-portrait from one of our greatest men of letters, This Wild Darkness lends a fresh and heroic perspective to the subject of AIDS, death, and love
The abundant dreamer by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Geschichte meines Todes by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profane Freundschaft : Roman by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die flüchtige Seele by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nahezu klassische Stories by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erste Liebe und andere Sorgen : Erzählungen by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
15 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venedig by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nahezu klassische Stories by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nahezu klassische Stories by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire de ma mort : ces ténèbres sauvages by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pour l'un des plus grands écrivains américains, avoir le sida ne fut pas juste un choc mais un affront. Il paraissait à Harold Brodkey intellectuellement impossible de mourir de la sorte. Le sida a néanmoins progressé et c'est dans les moments de répit qu'il a écrit ses mémoires
Storie in modo quasi classico by Harold Brodkey ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brodkey, Harold
ブラドキー, ハロルド
ブロドキー, ハロルド
Languages
English (131)
German (50)
Italian (11)
French (3)
Spanish (3)
Portuguese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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