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Plante, David

Overview
Works: 71 works in 280 publications in 5 languages and 10,346 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3566.L257, 891.733
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The country by David Plante( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Een in Londen wonende Amerikaan bezoekt zijn familie in de Verenigde Staten om het contact te vernieuwen met zijn gedeeltelijk invalide ouders en de overige leden van het gezin
The woods by David Plante( Book )
8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
Door en in de relatie met zijn vriend, een vrouw en zijn broer wordt een 18-jarige jongen langzaam volwassen
The Catholic by David Plante( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 567 libraries worldwide
Daniel Francoeur is a young man uneasily aware of his gay sexuality- a sexuality both nurtured and tormented by his passionate religious feelings. In a bar he meets Harry, a stranger with whom he spends a night of the most intense and compelling erotic exploration and fulfillment. Set against the background of Boston in the Sixties
The family by David Plante( Book )
10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 libraries worldwide
The foreigner by David Plante( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Een jonge, ontheemde Amerikaan gaat in 1959 naar Parijs om te studeren. In de ban geraakt van Angela, een zwarte vrouw, volgt hij haar naar Vincent in Barcelona. Op hem wordt hij verliefd
ABC : a novel by David Plante( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
In the wake of an accident in the New Hampshire woods that claims the life of his young son, a grieving Gerard becomes obsessed with a study of the Sanskrit language and joins other "abecedarians" in a quest to uncover the hidden meaning of the alphabet
The native by David Plante( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
De spanningen binnen een welgestelde Amerikaanse familie leiden door een tragisch voorval tot een uitbarsting
The Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
"These stories illuminate the common ground of gay male experience - as well as its astonishing diversity."--Jacket
Annunciation by David Plante( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 441 libraries worldwide
The romance of an art historian and an art book editor, both Americans, as they travel through Europe in search of a painting by an Italian artist. They each have experienced tragedies in their families and the journey turns into a quest for meaning in life
The accident by David Plante( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
The ghost of Henry James by David Plante( Book )
15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Slides by David Plante( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Relatives by David Plante( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Pure reason : poems by Nikos Stangos( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The Francoeur novels by David Plante( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
The Francoeurs, a family of French Canadians settled in Providence, Rhode Island. The book deals with an adolescent boy's coming to terms with his sexuality within a Franco-American culture
The darkness of the body by David Plante( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and French and held by 98 libraries worldwide
American stranger : a novel by David Plante( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in French and English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Brought up in a secularized Jewish household on Manhattan's upper Eastside, Nancy Green knows suspiciously little about her parents' past. She knows they were World War II Jewish refugees who were able to escape Germany with precious family heirlooms that are constant reminders of a lost life and world Nancy knows very little about. The longing she has for some kind of spiritual connection first leads her into an encounter with an Hassidic Jewish man who, unable to find meaning in his own religion, has taken vows to becomes a monk; and then an involvement with a Catholic boy in Boston where she is studying for her masters degree in English literature. Yvon, trying to escape the clutches of Catholicism and his overbearing mother, finds temporary refuge in Nancy and sees her as an escape from the insular enclave of Franco-Americans where he has spent most of his life. Their highly erotic, tempestuous relationship is frightening to both of them and a tragedy in Yvon's life eventually pulls them apart. Devastated by the breakup, Nancy ends up marrying a Jewish man from London, hoping to find herself with a man of her own religion. However, this new relationship, pale in comparison to her relationship with Yvon, ends very sadly and regrettably, inspiring Nancy to go back to Boston to track down the man who, she realizes, is the great love of her life. -- amazon.com
Difficult women : a memoir of three by David Plante( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Difficult Women presents portraits of three extraordinary, complicated, and, yes, difficult women, while also raising intriguing and, in their own way, difficult questions about the character and motivations of the keenly and often cruelly observant portraitist himself. The book begins with David Plante's portrait of Jean Rhys in her old age, when the publication of The Wide Sargasso Sea, after years of silence that had made Rhys's great novels of the 1920s and '30s as good as unknown, had at last gained genuine recognition for her. Rhys, however, can hardly be said to be enjoying her new fame. A terminal alcoholic, she curses and staggers and rants like King Lear on the heath in the hotel room that she has made her home, while Plante looks impassively on. Sonia Orwell is his second subject, a suave exploiter and hapless victim of her beauty and social prowess, while the unflappable, brilliant, and impossibly opinionated Germaine Greer sails through the final pages, ever ready to set the world, and any erring companion, right
The pure lover : a memoir of grief by David Plante( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Written in response to the death of his life partner, Nikos Stangos, from brain cancer, this memoir explores Stangos's childhood in Nazi-occupied Greece; his college life in the U.S.; his happy days in London, when he and the author met and became lovers; and his final months as he was ravaged by disease
American ghosts by David Plante( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
His part-Blackfoot father was stoic and silent; his mother, lively and garrulous but trapped; and at the center of their difficult lives was a deep, dark God." "The ghosts of the parish haunted David Plante long after he left home, lost his belief in any god, and found the center of his life both in love and in writing. However free of his past he became in his maturity, his constant fear remained that the God he was raised with would appear to him and possess him. Finally, Plante came to terms with this possessive God by coming to terms with his ancestry in a stunning spiritual and physical journey that brought him back to Providence, to Canada, to France, and finally to a new understanding of God."--Jacket
 
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David Plante American writer
David Plante Amerikaans romanschrijver
David Plante escritor estadounidense
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