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Berger, Thomas 1924-2014

Overview
Works: 112 works in 832 publications in 15 languages and 30,751 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Western films  Drama  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Comedy films  Historical fiction  Screenplays  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Conceptor, Annotator, Redactor, Contributor
Classifications: PS3552.E719,
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Little big man by Thomas Berger( Book )
144 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,108 libraries worldwide
Fictional reminiscences of an 111-year-old man telling of his checkered career as plainsman, Indian scout, and squaw man and of his colorful acquaintances
The return of little big man by Thomas Berger( Book )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,010 libraries worldwide
Only white man to survive the Battle of Little Bighorn, the Indian-raised Jack Cabb describes his subsequent adventures. He bodyguards saloon owner Wild Bill Hickock, rides in Europe with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show and acts as Sitting Bull's interpreter, witnessing his murder. A sequel to the 1964 Little Big Man
Arthur Rex : a legendary novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,395 libraries worldwide
King Arthur, Merlin, and the knights of the Round Table live in ancient Britain but have contemporary concerns because Guinevere and the other women act liberated
Neighbors : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,356 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Earl Keese, a pudgy homeowner living on a dead-end road in the country. A younger couple moves in next door and begins to harass Earl in a fashion that is by turns sinister and fetching. Earl's reactions follow suit. Some moments in the 24-hours chronicled in Neighbors seem a blissful fantasy, while others seem a nightmare
Best friends : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
"Since childhood, Sam Grandy and Roy Courtright have been best friends. They grew up in the same prosperous community, went to the same prep school, and later entered the same university. After Sam's father died, Roy's father looked after him. At one point Sam dated Roy's sister, Robin. As best friends, they share a close and loving bond, often stronger than the relationships other men share with their girlfriends, siblings, or wives." "But in the twenty years since their friendship began, their fundamental differences have become more apparent and their relationship has grown strained. More and more often they realize they are opposites - one a womanizer, the other a devoted husband; one careless with money, the other frugal; one independent, the other needy. Do these differences threaten their friendship - or are the dissimilarities what make it possible? Can they escape the ties of their past, or are they intrinsically bound until death?" "When Sam's health begins to falter, he draws Roy into his life again - and into a chain of deceit, sex, delusion, death, and love such as only a best friend could."--Jacket
Sneaky people : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
26 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
The time is the 1930s. Buddy Sandifer, dressed in his natty white flannels, baby-blue shirt, striped tie, tan-and-white shoes, and coconut-straw hat with polka-dot band, is falling into one of his moods. Owner of a used-car lot and father of a fifteen-year-old son with a penchant for sex manuals, Buddy has decided to murder his wife and marry his mistress, Laverne, a robust blonde who cooks his favorite meal of fried pork chops, fried potatoes, and fried apples while wearing a short pink apron over black-lace step-ins and brassiere, long-gartered silk stockings, and platform shoes. The only problem is how to arrange the crime
Being invisible : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Fred Wagner thought his newfound ability would bring big opportunities, but some special powers aren't as useful as they appear to be. Advertising copywriter Fred Wagner lives a mundane existence, dreaming of being a novelist but making scant progress on his first literary effort. His career has stalled and his personal life is falling to pieces, but everything seems poised to change when, one day, Fred realizes he can will himself in and out of visibility. A world of possibilities seems finally within reach--that is, until Fred learns that invisibility isn't the panacea he hoped it would be
The feud : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
In THE FEUD Thomas Berger returns to the era and milieu that he knows best--small-town America in the 1930s. THE FEUD chronicles encounters, hostile and amorous, between members of the Bellers of Hornbeck and Bullards of Millville. The trouble begins when Dolf Beller, on an innocent mission for paint remover, chews an unlit cigar in Bud Bullard's hardware store, where no smoking is allowed. Within 24 hours the store burns down. Dolf's car blows up--and the feud begins
Reinhart's women : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
Reinhart, a cook good enough to attract an offer of television fame, makes his way among the fair sex
Vital parts, a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
40 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Carlo Reinhart, now a 44-year-old liberal, has found himself to be merely a vague shadow of the young man he once was. Kicked out of the house by his wife and hated by his son, Carlo's daughter is naive and helpless. Bob Sweet, a high school acquaintance for whom success has become a habit walks into his life. The story is both humorous and pathetic
The houseguest : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and French and held by 972 libraries worldwide
Chuck Burgoyne appears to be the perfect houseguest, but the Graves family is soon threatened by their mysterious visitor, who discovers their darkest secrest and about whom no one knows anything
Meeting evil : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 942 libraries worldwide
John Felton, prototypical husband, father of two, and real-estate salesman, is interrupted while eating breakfast by a disturbing stranger who asks for his help with a stalled car. John's assent, an automatic if grudging gesture of politeness, quickly leads him into a string of disastrous events, including a tabloid-worthy crime spree in which he is an unwitting accomplice to robbery, kidnapping, arson, and murder. More unnerving still is the stranger's stonyfaced, near-convincing contention that each barbarous crime is an act of kindness and protectiveness.--jacket
Who is Teddy Villanova? by Thomas Berger( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 libraries worldwide
Who is Teddy Villanova? His corpse keeps turning up in various locations and Wren is under suspicion. He clears himself and races off to track down the ubiquitous but invisible Villanova
Regiment of women; a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
26 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
A bizarre sex role reversal novel in the world of the future where feminism has run completely amuck. Boys are raised to be passive and girls are raised to be tough, mean, and aggressive. The women of this world have taken on the superficial characteristics of men. They are parodies of men as the men are of women. They must use dildos on their boy-slaves in order to luxuriate in their absolute domination of them. Sex is presented as power. The main character of the novel is the completely feminized male secretary Goergie Cornell, who dresses and acts like a woman, and has major psychological problems. The book serves as a warning for those who wish to defy nature and try to "masculinize" women
Changing the past : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
Changing the Past plays on the horror of having your wishes come true. It is a black comedy of the finest kind. Praise Berger begins his latest novel by stating, Not even God can change the past." But Berger the novelist can and does as he takes Walter Hunsicker, a mild-mannered copy editor, through several possible pasts for the newly invented Jack Kellog. Hunsicker/Kellog explores life as a real estate tycoon, a stand-up comedian, a popular author, and even a radio psychologist whose wife is elected president of the United States. These alternative lives, however, prove unsatisfactory. After desperately seeking to escape life, Hunsicker finally decides that it is best to accept his lot, even though it means watching his son die of AIDS. Berger has a real gift for using absurdity to reveal the core of our humanity. Those willing to spend a few hours in his Twilight Zone will come away the richer
Suspects : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Polish and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Officers Moody and LeBeau investigate the killing of a woman and her three-year-old daughter in their home. One suspect, the husband, is quickly written off as he was in a motel entertaining the wife of his boss. But his brother is another matter. By the author of Little Big Man
Adventures of the artificial woman : a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and German and held by 786 libraries worldwide
A scientist creates the perfect woman only to have her leave him to become a movie star and eventually the American president
Killing time; a novel by Thomas Berger( Book )
34 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Killing Time is a psychological novel about crime. The hero, Joseph Detweiler, is the world's most courteous, sensitive, sincere, and likable killer. He is even innocent of the fact that a crime has been committed. This tough and bizarre story breaks all the rules. It is not a whodunit, because the killer is already known. It is not a detective story or a sociological treatise on crime, because it is told from the point of view of the criminal. PRAISE?Detweiler is one of the most complex characters in modern fiction ... the eeriest thing about him is that he is wholly believable, which is to say, of course, that Thomas Berger is a magnificent novelist."?National Review
Nowhere by Thomas Berger( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 727 libraries worldwide
Detective Russel Wren takes a case in what just might be the oddest country on earth A phone call warning of a bomb threat is all Detective Russel Wren needs to get out the door. He makes it to the next block before an enormous explosion destroys his entire building. Without his Manhattan office, Wren finds himself forced to accept a strange mission to the tiny central European nation of Saint Sebastian. Saint Sebastian is unlike any country Wren has ever seen, and as his stay there continues, its oddities merely multiply: blond-haired citizens are consigned to the underclass; rudeness is a capital crime; and the Ministry of Clams is the go-to for any problem that can & rsquo;t be solved by the Ministries of Hoaxes, Disaffection, Irony, or Allergies. No matter where Wren finds himself, he stumbles upon something puzzling, hilarious, and extraordinary & mdash;all leading up to a stunning turn of events. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Thomas Berger including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author & rsquo;s personal collection
Reinhart in love by Thomas Berger( Book )
46 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Comic adventure of a lumpish G.I. after World War 2 as student, as lover, and as head of a sewer construction company
 
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Alternative Names
Berger, Thomas 1924-...
Berger, Thomas écrivain américain
Berger, Thomas Louis.
Berger, Thomas Louis 1924-2014
Thomas Berger Amerikaans schrijver
Thomas Berger amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Thomas Berger amerikansk författare
Thomas Berger amerikansk skribent
Thomas Berger écrivain américain
Thomas Berger escritor estadounidense
Thomas Berger scrittore statunitense
Бергер, Томас
ברגר, תומס 1924-2014
バーガー, トマス
Languages
English (481)
German (37)
French (23)
Polish (19)
Italian (15)
Spanish (8)
Hungarian (5)
Czech (5)
Danish (3)
Japanese (3)
Multiple languages (3)
Russian (2)
Croatian (1)
Swedish (1)
Hebrew (1)
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