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Maxwell, William 1908-2000

Overview
Works: 132 works in 616 publications in 13 languages and 20,146 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Short stories, American  Juvenile works  Reviews  College stories  Biography  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3525.A9464, 813.54
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So long, see you tomorrow by William Maxwell( Book )
65 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,078 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 )
72 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,391 libraries worldwide
The flu epidemic of 1918 overtakes a midwestern family
The folded leaf by William Maxwell( Book )
83 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,349 libraries worldwide
Set in Illinois in the 1920s, William Maxwell's serenely observed yet deeply affecting novel deals with the bonding of two half-grown boys
All the days and nights : the collected stories of William Maxwell by William Maxwell( Book )
34 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 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 )
24 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 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 )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
Time will darken it : a novel by William Maxwell( Book )
41 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 795 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
55 short stories from the New Yorker by New Yorker( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
Billie Dyer and other stories by William Maxwell( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 735 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 708 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty-nine short stories that provide insight into many types of human characters and traits
Letters by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 libraries worldwide
The outermost dream : essays and reviews by William Maxwell( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
What there is to say we have said : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell by Eudora Welty( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 534 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 Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
"This is an anthology of stories that, in the words of its co-editor David Leavitt, "illuminate the experience of love between men, explore the nature of homosexual identity, or investigate the kinds of relationships gay men have with each other, with their friends, and with their families." It is not a collection of stories written exclusively by gay authors; indeed, readers may be surprised to discover that some of their favorite women writers and straight male writers have also explored the territory. What the stories do share is a refusal to ghettoize gay men as denizens of the gay nocturnal subculture. The men in these stories live very much in the world; their sexuality, though an important aspect of their lives, doesn't singularly define them." "The thirty-nine stories brought together here suggest the ways in which gay experience has - and hasn't - changed over the course of this century, starting with the tender, unarticulated longings of two boys swimming in D.H. Lawrence's "A Poem of Friendship" and ending with the explicit sexual interaction of two boys in a bathtub in A.M. Homes's "The Whiz Kids." In between there is every imaginable kind of gay story, as offered by well-known authors and by those less familiar to the devotees of the genre. There is wry humor in Barbara Pym's clever manipulation of romantic convention; painful accounts of discovery in Larry Kramer's "Mrs. Tefillin"; the consolation of age in Edmund White's "Reprise"; and in Randall Kenan's "Run, Mourner, Run," the breaking of both racial and sexual taboos. The anthology also encompasses a richly diverse subcategory of stories inspired by AIDS, from such writers as Allen Barnett, Michael Cunningham, Stephen Greco, Dennis McFarland, and Peter Wells: stories that explore not only the tragedy of the epidemic but also the triumphs, even the erotic possibilities, that have been generated in its wake."
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 458 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 )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 374 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 )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Dr. and Mrs. Donald's dog Bun dreams of living in his own little house instead of the Donald's house,but when his wish comes true it is not as nice as he expected
The heavenly tenants by William Maxwell( Book )
12 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
In this fantasy, a Wisconsin farm family become involved with the characters of the zodiac
Ancestors by William Maxwell( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Ancestors and descendants of Henry Maxwell who emigrated from Ireland to the American colonies when 12 years old and settled in Lancaster County, Penn. where he died in 1792
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"--
 
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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 Keepers Maxwell mlajši
William Maxwell novelista estadounidense
William Maxwell US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
מקסוול, ויליאם
מקסול, וילים 1908-2000
विलियम कीपर्स मैक्सवेल
맥스웰, 윌리암 1908-2000
맥스웰, 윌리엄 1908-2000
Languages
English (363)
German (21)
Spanish (21)
French (13)
Swedish (5)
Italian (5)
Catalan (4)
Chinese (2)
Korean (2)
Danish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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