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Connell, Evan S. 1924-2013

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Works: 86 works in 434 publications in 6 languages and 20,498 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Miscellanea  Drama  Diary fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Inscriber, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PS3553.O5, 813.54
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Son of the morning star by Evan S Connell( Book )
54 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,545 libraries worldwide
Discusses the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the federal and Indian antagonists, and of the battle's place in the context of the Plains Indian Wars
Mrs. Bridge : a novel by Evan S Connell( Book )
64 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,362 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
Mr. Bridge by Evan S Connell( Book )
35 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,182 libraries worldwide
Walter Bridge, husband to India and father to three, is a successful lawyer in a Kansas suburb. The daily dramas of his life only serve to illuminate his prejudice, self-doubts and dreary existence - his Christmas gifts to the family are stock certificates, which he immediately takes back to manage on their behalf
Deus lo volt! : chronicle of the Crusades by Evan S Connell( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 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
Points for a compass rose by Evan S Connell( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 918 libraries worldwide
?We have here on the planet with us a man of such courage and strength of spirit that he has not lost what Alfred Adler calls ?the nerve for excellence.' He has kept it despite the burden of an awareness not only of the enormity of his project and of the limitations of his own human understanding, but also of the abject ignorance and indifference of his audience...?Somehow Connell makes you care. Many modern poets demand a good deal of work; Connell excites it. Sometimes the note-taker's [narrator] tone is hectoring, even belligerent; if you have any competitive spirit at all, you seize a thre
The connoisseur by Evan S Connell( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Francisco Goya by Evan S Connell( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 751 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Aztec treasure house : selected essays by Evan S Connell( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 702 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
Notes from a bottle found on the beach at Carmel by Evan S Connell( Book )
19 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 667 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 white lantern by Evan S Connell( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 libraries worldwide
The alchymist's journal by Evan S Connell( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
A long desire by Evan S Connell( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 609 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
Saint Augustine's pigeon : the selected stories of Evan S. Connell by Evan S Connell( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 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 520 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 English and Undetermined and held by 483 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 473 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 diary of a rapist; a novel by Evan S Connell( Book )
18 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Journal of a civil servant, married to a woman who has rejected him, telling of his life of fantasy and petty violence
The anatomy lesson, and other stories by Evan S Connell( Book )
9 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
At the crossroads; stories by Evan S. Connell, Jr by Evan S Connell( Book )
6 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
The patriot by Evan S Connell( Book )
12 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 311 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
 
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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
コネル, エヴァン・S
Languages
English (294)
French (5)
German (3)
Italian (3)
Swedish (2)
Czech (2)
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