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Connell, Evan S. 1924-2013

Works: 80 works in 477 publications in 11 languages and 20,701 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Miscellanea  Drama  Film adaptations  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Inscriber, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator for written text, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3553.O5, 813.54
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Mr. Bridge by Evan S Connell( Book )
39 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,284 libraries worldwide
"Mr. Bridge" is the companion volume to Connell's "Mrs. Bridge." It is made up of fragments of experience from the life of a middle-aged suburban couple between two wars. Brief episodes are juxtaposed to reveal the stereotyped values and emotional and spiritual aridity of the prosperous and ever-so-proper Bridges. "Mr. Bridge" tells the story of Walter Bridge, a financially successful, but emotionally stunted, lawyer who lives out his proper married life in the wealthy Mission Hills suburb of Kansas City.
Mrs. Bridge by Evan S Connell( Book )
67 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,185 libraries worldwide
The wife of a successful lawyer in 1930s Kansas City, India Bridge, tries to cope with her dissastisfaction with an easy, though empty, life
Deus lo volt! : chronicle of the Crusades by Evan S Connell( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
The author presents a tale of the Crusades. "Monologues and dialogues in the book are paraphrased or condensed from those in medieval documents. Every meeting, every conversation, every triumph or defeat, no matter how small, was recorded centuries ago."--Jacket
Francisco Goya by Evan S Connell( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 732 libraries worldwide
"Goya was breakfast companion of the Queen and painter to the court, but his portrait of the royal family is so mercilessly unflattering that it's been wondered how he escaped strangulation. Yet his female saints and angels were beautiful, buxom majas - many thought them more suitable for brothels than churches. Goya was the portraitist of noble after silly, vain noble, and lover to the Duchess of Alba, the most desired woman of his age and one of the wealthiest - but his Spain was also one of blind beggars, cripples, cut-throats, lunatics, swaggering majos, flirtatious majas, dwarfs, bullfights, carnivals, massacres, and Inquisitors seeking the Devil. Much of it Goya saw through a glass darkly." "This inscrutable artist is a brilliant choice of subject for Connell, whose literary histories and penetrating novels have placed him among our greatest writers. With his famous wit, wry erudition and prodigious research, he brings to life an artist of unsurpassed imagination and his brutal times - Spain in the clutches of the Inquisition. Connell introduces a wealth of detail and a cast of comic and eccentric characters - dukes, duchesses, royalty, politicians and artists; as lewd and incorrigible a group as history has ever produced. As he charts the arc of Goya's career, Connell keeps pace with the tumultuous era and shrewdly sifts through two centuries of commentary on Goya's work, from Paul Claudel's dismay that Goya sought to avoid the eyes and the image of God, to Baudelaire's deadly accurate comment that he painted the black magic of our civilization." "Goya's protean talent sent connoisseurs barking in various directions. He was a master whose image of Saturn bloodily devouring his son is as unforgettable as his peerless rendering of the gentle light caught in the white satin gown of a countess. Most critics agree that Goya changed Western art forever, although the nature of his influence has been widely interpreted. Edgar Degas, for one, lamented that because of Goya he was condemned to painting a housewife in her bathtub. Connell has marshaled the vast array of contradictory thoughts on Goya, and conjured the artist, his art, and his times with fierce originality and imagination. The result is an unforgettable portrait from a literary master."--Jacket
Points for a compass rose by Evan S Connell( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
In this collection of poems, the author meditates on the follies, cruelties and frailties of humankind adopting an outraged, vehement and sardonic tone as he gazes through his "teleidoscope" - an instrument for viewing the images of the ends of things
The Aztec treasure house : selected essays by Evan S Connell( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Connell offers stories of the Anazasi, the "old ones" of the Southwestern desert, of the grand explorers Marco Polo, Coumbus, Magellan, and Ibn Batuta, and of heretics, fanatics, scientists, cranks and geniuses
The white lantern by Evan S Connell( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Notes from a bottle found on the beach at Carmel by Evan S Connell( Book )
17 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Praise for Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel?A unique tour de force"?The New York Times Book Review?One of the most remarkable books that I have read in a long time."?Kenneth Rexroth?Mr. Connell's NOTES are what one intelligent, sensitive artist has been able to salvage from all experience as testimony to the rather pathetic integrity of the human species in the face of extinction. The book is no manual or tract, however, although its political meaning is unmistakable, but a work of art, even a work of high art."?Hayden Carruth>
The alchymist's journal by Evan S Connell( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
A long desire by Evan S Connell( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Eleven essays examine the lives and achievements of adventurers, explorers, treasure hunters, and others who have sought the unknown and seemingly unattainable throughout history
The diary of a rapist; a novel by Evan S Connell( Book )
34 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 490 libraries worldwide
Journal of a civil servant, married to a woman who has rejected him, telling of his life of fantasy and petty violence
Saint Augustine's pigeon : the selected stories of Evan S. Connell by Evan S Connell( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Lost in Uttar Pradesh : new and selected stories by Evan S Connell( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
A collection of short works which center around the significance of minor events in the everyday lives of such characters as Mr. Bemis, Katia and her lion, and a wanderer back from Spain
Double honeymoon by Evan S Connell( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Karl Muhlbach, hero of Evan Connell's previous novel, The Connoisseur, has a new obsession -- a beautiful, nubile girl-about-New York named Lambeth Brent, whose puzzling background and swinging activities lead Muhlbach into dark areas, causing new revelations of himself as a man to emerge. The mysterious bonds between opposites come into sharp relief as we follow the course of Muhlbach and Lambeth's relationship. An uncomfortable visit to the ballet, an abortive country vacation, brief but sparkling happy moments, and Muhlbach's final, shocking discovery add up to a mosaic of vignettes, rendering the characters startlingly real. Double Honeymoon explores the built-in dangers of a love affair between a cautious, conservative, middle-aged widower and a neurotic, high-strung, self-destructive girl. But far from just another May-September romance, the book is a keen examination of the dilemma posed by two people who are attracted to each other, yet unable to come together because of the profound differences in their backgrounds and outlooks. With a sure hand, Evan Connell demonstrates just how profound those differences can be
The collected stories of Evan S. Connell by Evan S Connell( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Fifty-six stories, some new, some republished. In Corset, a wife does headstands in the nude to excite her husband, in Au Lapin Gros, a man falls for a woman's big feet, and A Cottage Near Twin Falls is on a boring cocktail party
The anatomy lesson, and other stories by Evan S Connell( Book )
14 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and Portuguese and held by 337 libraries worldwide
At the crossroads; stories by Evan S. Connell, Jr by Evan S Connell( Book )
7 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
"At the Crossroads" brings together a wide range of Connell's short stories--from tragedy to high farce--embracing a wide variety of characters and locale
The patriot by Evan S Connell( Book )
14 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Melvin Isaacs, aged 17, and his experiences in naval aviation school during the Second World War. Melvin faces the terrifying reality of training and the likelihood of his "washing out" (failing). Melvin's attempts to communicate the realities of his experience to his father are rebuffed
Son of the morning star : Custer and the Little Bighorn by Evan S Connell( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Portrays the life of General Custer and describes the massacre of him and his forces by the Indians at the Little Bighorn
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge by James Ivory( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The wife in a traditional Kansas City couple has trouble facing the changes her children and neighbors try to bring into their lives, but the husband remains firm in his beliefs
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Alternative Names
Connell, E. S. 1924-2013
Connell, Evan
Connell Evan 1924-2013
Connell, Evan S. 1924-2013 Jr
Connell, Evan S., Jr., 1924-2013
Connell, Evan Shelby 1924-
Connell, Evan Shelby 1924-2013
Connell, Evan Shelby 1924-2013 Jr
Connell, Evan Shelby, Jr.
Connell, Evan Shelby Jr. 1924-2013
Evan S. Connell Amerikaans auteur (1924-2013)
Evan S. Connell écrivain américain
Evan S. Connell Novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist
Evan S. Connell US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Ивэн С. Коннелл
コネル, エヴァン・S
English (252)
Italian (14)
French (12)
Spanish (7)
German (5)
Japanese (3)
Dutch (3)
Chinese (3)
Portuguese (2)
Swedish (2)
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