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Maxwell, William 1908-2000

Works: 126 works in 524 publications in 13 languages and 19,036 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Short stories, American  Short stories  Juvenile works  Reviews  Biography  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Correspondent, Other, Recipient, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3525.A9464, 813.54
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So long, see you tomorrow by William Maxwell( Book )
44 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,137 libraries worldwide
On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. And the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers - one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy - has been shattered. Fifty years later, one of those boys - now a grown man - tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. In doing so, he is inevitably drawn back to his lost friend Cletus, who had the misfortune of being the son of Wilson's killer and who in the months before witnessed things that Maxwell's narrator can only guess at
They came like swallows by William Maxwell( Book )
63 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
The flu epidemic of 1918 overtakes a midwestern family
All the days and nights : the collected stories of William Maxwell by William Maxwell( Book )
30 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
Stories written over half a century. They range from A Game of Chess, on the attitude of boorish provincials towards their bohemian New York relatives, to What Every Boy Should Know, on the pangs of growing up
The château by William Maxwell( Book )
20 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Novel about a young American couple's summer in France in 1948 and their relationship with an impoverished family of aristocrats
Later novels and stories : the château, So long, see you tomorrow, stories and improvisations, 1957-1999 by William Maxwell( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Time will darken it : a novel by William Maxwell( Book )
36 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Sustin King's attempts to impress his Southern relatives, especially his foster cousin Nora, cause a scandle in his Illinois hometown and a crisis within his family
Billie Dyer and other stories by William Maxwell( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
Billie Dyer -- Love -- The man in the moon -- With reference to an incident at the bridge -- My father's friends -- the front and back parts of the home -- The holy terror
The old man at the railroad crossing, and other tales by William Maxwell( Book )
20 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Over by the river, and other stories by William Maxwell( Book )
9 editions published between 1941 and 1988 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Letters by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 libraries worldwide
The outermost dream : essays and reviews by William Maxwell( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
What there is to say we have said : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell by Eudora Welty( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Traces the celebrated literary friendship through their personal letters to each other, a correspondence that reflected their worries, literary opinions, and major events, while offering insight into their relationships with their contemporaries
The element of lavishness : letters of Sylvia Townsend Warner and William Maxwell, 1938-1978 by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
"In July 1938, William Maxwell, then twenty-nine years old and the acting poetry editor of The New Yorker, wrote to Sylvia Townsend Warner inviting her to send him verse. Miss Warner, forty-four and famous for her novel Lolly Willowes, had recently begun writing stories for the magazine, antic, inimitable sketches of English life that Maxwell adored. The poems were sent, and a remarkable friendship was begun."--Jacket
The happiness of getting it down right : letters of Frank O'Connor and William Maxwell, 1945-1966 by Frank O'Connor( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
The letters between the Irish writer Frank O'Connor and William Maxwell, his editor at "The New Yorker."
Mrs. Donald's dog Bun and his home away from home by William Maxwell( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Dr. and Mrs. Donald's dog Bun dreams of living in his own little house instead of the Donalds' house, but when his wish comes true it is not as nice as he expected
The heavenly tenants by William Maxwell( Book )
9 editions published between 1946 and 1992 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
In this fantasy, a Wisconsin farm family become involved with the characters of the zodiac
The garden and the wilderness by Charles Pratt( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Ancestors by William Maxwell( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
The National Book Award-winning author of So Long, See You Tomorrow offers an astonishing evocation of a vanished world, as he retraces, branch by branch, the history of his family, taking readers into the lives of settlers, itinerant preachers, and small businessmen, examining the way they saw their world and how they imagined the world to come. From the Trade Paperback edition
A William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciations ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Three generations of writers celebrate a master whose life and work continue to reverberate in contemporary letters. William Maxwell, who died in July 2000, was revered as one of the twentieth century's great American writers and a longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker. Now writers who knew Maxwell and were inspired by him - both the man and his work - offer intimate essays, most specifically written for this volume, that "bring him back to life, right there in front of us." Alec Wilkinson writes of Maxwell as mentor; Edward Hirsch remembers him in old age; Charles Baxter illuminates the magnificent novel So Long, See You Tomorrow; Ben Cheever recalls Maxwell and his own father; Donna Tartt vividly describes Maxwell's kindness to herself as a first novelist; and Michael Collier admires him as a supreme literary correspondent. Other appreciations include insightful pieces by Alice Munro, Anthony Hecht, a poem by John Updike, and a brief tribute from Paula Fox. Ending this splendid collection is Maxwell himself, in the unpublished speech "The Writer as Illusionist"--
Conversations with William Maxwell by William Maxwell( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Conversations with William Maxwell collects thirty-eight interviews, public speeches, and remarks that span five decades of the esteemed novelist and New Yorker editor's career. The interviews collectively address the entirety of Maxwell's literary work--with in-depth discussion of his short stories, essays, and novels including They Came Like Swallows, The Folded Leaf, and the American Book award-winning So Long, See You Tomorrow--as well as his forty-year tenure as a fiction editor working with such luminaries as John Updike, John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Vladimir Nabokov, and J.D. Salinger. Maxwell's words spoken before a crowd, some previously unpublished, pay moving tribute to literary friends and mentors, and offer reflections on the artistic life, the process of writing, and his Midwestern heritage. All retain the reserved poignancy of his fiction. The volume publishes for the first time the full transcript of Maxwell's extensive interviews with his biographer and, in an introduction, correspondence with writers including Updike and Saul Bellow, which enlivens the stories behind his interviews and appearances
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Alternative Names
Keepers, William Maxwell
Maxwell, William
Maxwell, William 1908-
Maxwell, William Keepers 1908-2000
William Keepers Maxwell, Jr. Amerikaans schrijver (1908-2000)
William Keepers Maxwell, Jr écrivain américain
William Maxwell US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
מקסוול, ויליאם
מקסול, וילים 1908-2000
विलियम कीपर्स मैक्सवेल
맥스웰, 윌리암 1908-2000
맥스웰, 윌리엄 1908-2000
English (263)
Spanish (17)
German (9)
French (7)
Italian (5)
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Polish (2)
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