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Savage, Sam 1940-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 153 publications in 15 languages and 3,470 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Epistolary fiction  Novels in verse  Juvenile works  Artists' books  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Binder, Compositor, Book designer, Creator, Singer
Classifications: PS3619.A84, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sam Savage
Firmin : adventures of a metropolitan lowlife by Sam Savage( Book )

55 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firmin the rat, born in a bookstore basement in Boston's Scollay Square, is forced to compete for food with his larger and meaner brothers and sisters. He begins to devour his surroundings, learns to read, and soon begins to identify more with humans than rodents. Alienated by his family, he seeks the friendship of his hero, the bookseller and a down-on-his luck science fiction writer who frequents the shop. Firmin is then led deep into his own imaginative soul, a place where down-and-out rats alike can find people who adore them
The cry of the sloth : the mostly tragic story of Andrew Whittaker being his collected, final, and absolutely complete writings by Sam Savage( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From letters and diary entries to grocery lists, this novel comprises a collection of everything Andrew Whittaker commits to paper over the course of four critical months. This tragicomic portrait of a literary life chronicles an aspiring novelist who is--quite literally--authoring his own downfall
The way of the dog : a novel by Sam Savage( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Savage's novel follows Harold Nivenson, a decrepit, aging man who was once a painter and arts patron. The death of Peter Meinenger, his friend turned romantic and intellectual rival, prompts him to ruminate on his own career as a minor artist and collector and make sense of a lifetime of gnawing doubt. Over time, his bitterness toward his family, his gentrifying neighborhood, and the decline of intelligent artistic discourse gives way to a kind of peace within himself, as he emerges from the shadow of the past and finds a reason to live, every day, in "the now."
Glass : a novel by Sam Savage( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tasked with writing the preface to a reissue of her late husband?s long-out-of-print novel, Edna is unexpectedly asked to take care of a vacationing neighbor?s pet rat, an aquarium of fish, and an apartment full of potted plants. Sitting at her typewriter day after day, her mind drifts from one thing to another in a Proustian marathon of introspection. What eventually unfolds, as if by accident, is the story of a marriage and a portrait of a mind pushed to its limits. The reader is never quite certain if Edna?s preface is an homage to her late husband or an act of belated revenge. Is she the cultured and hypersensitive victim of a crass and brutally ambitious husband? Or was Clarence the long-suffering caretaker of a neurotic and delusional wife?"--Publisher's website
It will end with us : a novel by Sam Savage( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It Will End with Us dismantles the mythic greats of the past--an American South that never was, and a mother's artistic pretensions that never should have been. Sam Savage captures both the frustrations of our degraded world and the tender sympathy it evokes for all our sad efforts to leave something beautiful behind."--
Il lamento del bradipo : in cui si narra la storia perlopiù tragica di Andrew Whittaker, ovvero la raccolta completa e definitiva dei suoi scritti by Sam Savage( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sous-titre décrit bien ce dont il est question en ce roman ambigu. [SDM]
De roep van de luiaard by Sam Savage( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Via brieven aan succesvolle collega's, kranten, een jong meisje, aspirant-schrijvers, schuldeisers en zijn ex-vrouw probeert de redacteur van een zieltogend literair tijdschrift grip op zijn leven te krijgen
A fa de er shou shu zhi lian by Sam Savage( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of a metropolitan lowlife by Sam Savage( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darkly comic rat's tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books
Moi, Harold Nivenson : roman by Sam Savage( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sam Savage's most intimate, tender novel yet follows Harold Nivenson, a decrepit, aging man who was once a painter and arts patron. The death of Peter Meinenger, his friend turned romantic and intellectual rival, prompts him to ruminate on his own career as a minor artist and collector and make sense of a lifetime of gnawing doubt. Over time, his bitterness toward his family, his gentrifying neighborhood, and the decline of intelligent artistic discourse gives way to a kind of peace within himself, as he emerges from the shadow of the past and finds a reason to live, every day, in "the now." Sam Savage is the best-selling author of Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, The Cry of the Sloth, and Glass. A native of South Carolina, Savage holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin." -- goodreads.com summaryof the English edition
The cry of the sloth : [the mostly tragic story of Andrew Whittaker being his collected, final, and absolutely complete writings] by Sam Savage( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From letters and diary entries to grocery lists, this novel comprises a collection of everything Andrew Whittaker commits to paper over the course of four critical months. This tragicomic portrait of a literary life chronicles an aspiring novelist who is--quite literally--authoring his own downfall
Spring hope : roman by Sam Savage( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firmin : aventurile unei viȩti subterane by Sam Savage( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Romanian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The criminal life of Effie O : an entertainment by Sam Savage( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firmin ein Rattenleben ; ungekürzte Lesung( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen kinds of loneliness : haiku by Sam Savage( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphanage of dreams by Sam Savage( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firmin : iz zhizni gorodskikh nizov by Sam Savage( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Russian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firmin : ein Rattenleben by Sam Savage( Recording )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krik zelenogo lenivt︠s︡a : tragichneĭshai︠a︡ istorii︠a︡ Ėndri︠u︡ Uittakera, i pritom okonchatelʹnoe i polneĭshee sobranie ego sochineniĭ by Sam Savage( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From letters and diary entries to grocery lists, this novel comprises a collection of everything Andrew Whittaker commits to paper over the course of four critical months. This tragicomic portrait of a literary life chronicles an aspiring novelist who is--quite literally--authoring his own downfall
 
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Firmin : adventures of a metropolitan lowlife
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The cry of the sloth : the mostly tragic story of Andrew Whittaker being his collected, final, and absolutely complete writingsGlass : a novelIl lamento del bradipo : in cui si narra la storia perlopiù tragica di Andrew Whittaker, ovvero la raccolta completa e definitiva dei suoi scrittiAdventures of a metropolitan lowlifeThe criminal life of Effie O : an entertainment
Alternative Names
Sam Savage Amerikaans schrijver

Sam Savage amerikansk författare

Sam Savage amerikansk skribent

Sam Savage écrivain américain

Sam Savage escritor estadounidense

Sam Savage scrittore statunitense

Sam Savage US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Savage, Sam

Сам Савидж

Сем Севиџ

سام سوج نویسنده آمریکایی

سم سوج نویسنده آمریکایی

새비지, 샘 1940-

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