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Gifford, Barry 1946-

Works: 263 works in 816 publications in 5 languages and 16,193 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Drama  Reviews  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  History  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Interviewee, Librettist, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3557.I283, B
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Jack's book : an oral biography of Jack Kerouac by Barry Gifford( Book )
31 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 1,593 libraries worldwide
Here is Jack Kerouac's story, as recorded through the voices of his friends and lovers. Authors Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee retraced Kerouac's life at home and on the road and talked with the prophets, musicians, poets, socialites, and working people who knew him. Some are famous (Allen Ginsberg, Gore Vidal, William Burroughs) ; some are not (Jack's boyhood buddies, his lovers, his barroom companions). All have contributed to a remarkably vibrant, riveting portrait of a life and the Beat Generation
Saroyan : a biography by Lawrence Lee( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
A biography of the popular author follows his career from his first success to his death, detailing Saroyan's rise and fall, and noting the place in his life of ambition, anti-Semitism and compulsive gambling
Lost highway by David Lynch( visu )
74 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 754 libraries worldwide
Fred Madison is a saxophonist who finds a video tape on his doorstep that shows the interior of his house. He becomes convinced that someone has broken in and calls the police. He finds another videotape showing him killing his wife. The police arrest him for murdering his wife. In prison, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton and begins living a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred's paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent
Wild at heart : the story of Sailor and Lula by Barry Gifford( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Despite her mother's disapproval, Lula Pace Fortune joins her boyfriend, Sailor Ripley, when he finishes serving his prison sentence for murder
As ever : the collected correspondence of Allen Ginsberg & Neal Cassady by Allen Ginsberg( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Wyoming by Barry Gifford( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Young Roy and his mother talk as they drive across the country in the late 1950s
Out of the past : adventures in film noir by Barry Gifford( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Sailor's holiday : the wild life of Sailor and Lula by Barry Gifford( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
The Devil thumbs a ride, and other unforgettable films by Barry Gifford( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
City of ghosts ( visu )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Jimmy is a New York con man fleeing the United States for Bangkok in order to avoid an insurance scam investigation. He goes to Cambodia to meet up with his former business partner and mentor, Marvin, to collect his half of the money. Along the way, he makes friends with local man, Sok, and romances Sophie, but is drawn into a lethal web of deceit and murder
Night people by Barry Gifford( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
A day at the races : the education of a racetracker by Barry Gifford( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes look at thoroughbred racing and a variety of people connected with racing
The stars above Veracruz by Barry Gifford( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
A tightrope walker introduces the collection, whose diverse locales include New Zealand, Honduras, and France. There's a one-legged man who hangs himself over an unrequited, albeit incestuous, love: "Even had he the use of both legs, they would not have saved him. Instead of walking across the rope he finished by dancing at the end of it." In the masterful "After Hours at La Chinita," a prostitute, a celebrated supper--club singer, and a Bible-thumping motel clerk recount details of a deadly shootout
Arise and walk : a novel by Barry Gifford( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
From Cleon Tone, a disgraced pastor, whose only hope for salvation lies in his ability to rescue mankind from the devil's son; Presciencia Espanto, La Preciosa, a televangelist/prophetess whose version of the truth has resulted in her being indicted for felonious necromancy; Croesus "Spit" Spackle and Demetrious "Ice D" Youngblood, escaped convicts unwilling to pass unnoticed in the street of men or be swept under by the tide of history; Tombilena Gayoso, an Isleno woman for whom revenge is a supremely religious act; and Marble Lesson, the ultimate feminist and living embodiment of the biblical dictum "And a child shall lead them"; to the Mary Mother of God Rape Crisis Center and the New Idea of the Church of the Fresh Start, enter here a universe wherein the righteous arise and do considerably more than walk, and where despair is the only unforgivable sin
The neighborhood of baseball : a personal history of the Chicago Cubs by Barry Gifford( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
The Sinaloa story by Barry Gifford( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 298 libraries worldwide
A motorcycle mechanic in Arizona is conned into helping a Mexican prostitute murder her employer for his money. The deed done, the mechanic gets the boot and when he comes after her, discovers she is a fighter and the money is for a revolution
Hotel room trilogy by Barry Gifford( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Port Tropique : a novel by Barry Gifford( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Revolution is simmering in the heat of battered Central American town Port Tropique, where protagonist Franz Hall is an "intellectual Meursault in a paranoid Hemingway landscape, a self-conscious Conradian adventurer, a Lord Jim in the earliest stages of selfwilled failure" (New York Times). The ineffectual hero spends his days drinking and observing people in the zOcalo, and occasional nights involved in an ivory-smuggling operation threatened by impending government siege. Always persistent are memories of Marie and what was lost. In this sinuous narrative of dislocation and remorse, Barry Gifford details Franz's mundanity and the bizarre cast of characters swirling around him
Kerouac's town by Barry Gifford( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Selected writings of Edward S. Curtis : excerpts from volumes I-XX of the North American Indian by Edward S Curtis( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
ギフォード, バリー
English (257)
French (11)
Italian (5)
German (3)
Spanish (2)
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