WorldCat Identities

Simon, Daniel 1957-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 54 publications in 7 languages and 5,300 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Interviews  History  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3572.O5, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  Daniel Simon Publications about Daniel Simon
Publications by  Daniel Simon Publications by Daniel Simon
Most widely held works by Daniel Simon
A man without a country by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a collection of brief autobiographical essays, the renowned novelist offers his views on art, politics, and everyday life in America. A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut's hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life "If I die-God forbid-I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?"), art ("To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."), politics ("I asked former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton what he thought of our great victory over Iraq and he said, Mohammed Ali versus Mr. Rogers."), and the condition of the soul of America today ("What has happened to us?"). Gleaned from short essays and speeches composed over the last five years and plentifully illustrated with artwork by the author in full color throughout, A Man Without a Country gives us Vonnegut both speaking out with indignation and writing tenderly to his fellow Americans, sometimes joking, at other times hopeless, always searching
The best of Abbie Hoffman by Abbie Hoffman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Run run run : the lives of Abbie Hoffman by Jack Hoffman ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An intimate portrait of one of the most fascinating and complex history-makers of our century, Run Run Run intertwines the details of Abbie Hoffman's intense personal life, as told by his brother, Jack, with the dramatic politics of the sixties, seventies, and eighties. From the creation of the Yippies! in 1967, the tumult of the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests, the humor and agony of the Chicago conspiracy trial, the scandal of Abbie's 1973 cocaine bust and his six and a half years as a fugitive, to the emergence of his alter ego, environmentalist Barry Freed, and Abbie's final struggle with manic-depressive illness, this brother's biography offers a compelling examination of the contradictions that make Abbie Hoffman such a fascinating figure." "Run Run Run is also the story of the Hoffman family and how Abbie and Jack's relationship survived the twists and turns of the one's celebrity. From early childhood until the day before his death, Abbie talked to, called, wrote, cabled, telexed, taught, and pestered his kid brother almost daily. With the information and affection only a brother could bring to the complexities of Abbie's life, Jack Hoffman, together with Daniel Simon, sets Abbie's public persona alongside a picture of his private aspirations and fears, romances and lasting loves, and enduring family relationships."--BOOK JACKET
A man without a country by Kurt Vonnegut ( )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author Kurt Vonnegut shares his often hilarious and always insightful reflections on America, art, politics, and life in general
Nonconformity : writing on writing by Nelson Algren ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The struggle to write with deep emotion is the subject of this extraordinary book, the previously unpublished credo of one of America's greatest 20th-century writers. "You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich," writes Nelson Algren in his only longer work of nonfiction, adding: "A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery." Nonconformity is about 20th-century America: "Never on the earth of man has he lived so tidily as here amidst such psychological disorder." And it is about the trouble writers ask for when they try to describe America: "Our myths are so many, our vision so dim, our self-deception so deep and our smugness so gross that scarcely any way now remains of reporting the American Century except from behind the billboards . . . [where there] are still . . . defeats in which everything is lost [and] victories that fall close enough to the heart to afford living hope." In Nonconformity, Algren identifies the essential nature of the writer's relation to society, drawing examples from Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Twain, and Fitzgerald, as well as utility infielder Leo Durocher and legendary barkeep Martin Dooley. He shares his deepest beliefs about the state of literature and its role in society, along the way painting a chilling portrait of the early 1950s, Joe McCarthy's heyday, when many American writers were blacklisted and ruined for saying similar things to what Algren is saying here
Entrapment and other writings by Nelson Algren ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: Nelson Algren sought humanity in the urban wilderness of postwar America, where his powerful voice rose from behind the billboards and down tin-can alleys, from among the marginalized and ignored, the outcasts and scapegoats, the punks and junkies, the whores and down-on-their luck gamblers, the punch-drunk boxers and skid-row drunkies and kids who knew they'd never reach the age of twenty-one: all of them admirable in Algren's eyes for their vitality and no-bullshit forthrightness, their insistence on living and their ability to find a laugh and a dream in the unlikeliest places. In Entrapment and Other Writings-containing his unfinished novel and previously unpublished or uncollected stories, poems, and essays-Algren speaks to our time as few of his fellow great American writers of the 1940s and '50s do, in part because he hasn't yet been accepted and assimilated into the American literary canon despite that he is held up as a talismanic figure. "You should not read [Algren] if you can't take a punch," Ernest Hemingway declared. "Mr. Algren can hit with both hands and move around and he will kill you if you are not awfully careful."
Man zonder land by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satirische essays van de Amerikaanse schrijver (1922- ) over Amerikaanse politiek, het milieu, kunst en literatuur
The man with the golden arm, a novel by Nelson Algren ( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indeholder Nelson Algrens roman fra Chicagos underverden i 1930'rne og 40'rne samt litteraturkritiske essays om Algren og hans forfatterskab
Un meublé dans la pénombre roman by Nelson Algren ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like shaking hands with God : a conversation about writing by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like Shaking Hands with God details a collaborative journey on the art of writing undertaken by two distinguished writers separated by age, race, upbringing, and education, but sharing common goals and aspirations. Rarely have two writers spoken so candidly about the intersection where the lives they live meet the art they practice. That these two writers happen to be Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer makes this a historic and joyous occasion. The setting was a bookstore in New York City, the date Thursday, October 1, 1998. Before a crowd of several hundred, Vonnegut and Stringer took up the challenge of writing books that would make a difference and the concomitant challenge of living from day to day. As Vonnegut said afterward, ""It was a magical evening."" A book for anyone interested in why the simple act of writing things down can be more important than the amount of memory in our computers
Čovek bez zemlje by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Serbian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muž bez vlasti by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En mand uden fædreland by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Publishing Black books ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Panelists at the 4th Annual Harlem Book Fair in New York City reflect on the current state of the Black book publishing industry and the recent explosion in the popularity of Black books. Afterward, they answer questions from the audience
Un home sense pàtria by Kurt Vonnegut ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Catalan and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.00 for Muž bez v ... to 1.00 for Publishing ...)
Alternative Names
Simon, Dan, 1957-....
Simon, Daniel
Languages
English (48)
French (1)
Danish (1)
Catalan (1)
Serbian (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
Covers