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Johnson, Denis 1949-

Overview
Works: 118 works in 643 publications in 15 languages and 22,630 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Short stories  Spy stories  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  History  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Creator, Lyricist, Scenarist, Arranger, Director, Film editor, Editor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3560.O3745, 813.54
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Publications about Denis Johnson
Publications by Denis Johnson
Most widely held works by Denis Johnson
Tree of smoke by Denis Johnson( Book )
71 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,670 libraries worldwide
The lives of Skip Sands, a spy-in-training engaged in psychological operations against the Vietcong, and brothers Bill and James Houston, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert into a war, intertwine in a novel of America during the Vietnam War
Train dreams by Denis Johnson( Book )
44 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,986 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of early twentieth-century day laborer Robert Grainer, who endures the harrowing loss of his family while struggling for survival in the American West against a backdrop of radical historical changes
Nobody move by Denis Johnson( Book )
42 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,792 libraries worldwide
In Bakersfield, California, an assortment of unscrupulous characters engages in a cat-and-mouse game over a multimillion-dollar claim
The laughing monsters : a novel by Denis Johnson( Book )
28 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,701 libraries worldwide
"A literary spy thriller set in Africa, where an intelligence agent is caught up in a get rich quick scheme"--
Jesus' son : stories by Denis Johnson( Book )
45 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,328 libraries worldwide
Jesus' Son, the first collection of stories by Denis Johnson, presents a unique, hallucinatory vision of contemporary American life unmatched in power and immediacy, and marks a new level of achievement for this acclaimed writer. Set in the Midwest and West, they are narrated by a young man, an alcoholic and heroin addict, whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss. Many of them are centered around the Vine, a bar in an Iowa town where the narrator meets his friends and forms alliances "based on something erroneous, some basic misunderstanding that hadn't yet come to light". In "Work", he and another man vandalize an empty house, stripping it of electrical wire to sell for scrap; "Dirty Wedding" evokes the emotional scars of an abortion from an unusual viewpoint; in "Beverly Home", our hero finds himself spying on a Mennonite couple through their bedroom window. In their intensity of perception, their neon-lit evocation of a strange world brought uncomfortably close, the stories in Jesus' Son offer a disturbing yet eerily beautiful portrayal of American loneliness and hope
Fiskadoro by Denis Johnson( Book )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 994 libraries worldwide
After the world has been virtually destroyed and the United States consists of only its southernmost reaches, it is the period of the Quarantine, the beginning of a new era for the youth Fiskadoro, Anthony Cheung, and Cheung's one-hundred-year-old grandmother
The name of the world by Denis Johnson( Book )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 990 libraries worldwide
"Portrait of a professor at a Midwestern university who has been patient in his grief after an accident takes the lives of his wife and child and has permitted that grief to enlarge him."--Jacket
Angels by Denis Johnson( Book )
37 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 876 libraries worldwide
Angels puts Jamie Mays -- a runaway wife toting along two kids -- and Bill Houston -- ex-Navy man, ex-husband, ex-con -- on a Greyhound Bus for a dark, wild ride cross country. Driven by restless souls, bad booze, and desperate needs, Jamie and Bill bounce from bus stations to cheap hotels as they ply the strange, fascinating, and dangerous fringe of American life. Their tickets may say Phoenix, but their inescapable destination is a last stop marked by stunning violence and mind-shattering surprise
Already dead : a California gothic by Denis Johnson( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 libraries worldwide
The protagonist is Nelson Fairchild, a rich man's son who grows marijuana in California and who has cheated a dealer. If he doesn't settle his debt he will be killed. But the person who holds the purse strings is his wife and she won't give him money, so Fairchild decides to kill her
Resuscitation of a hanged man by Denis Johnson( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 730 libraries worldwide
Thematically ambitious and written with virtuoso style, this book probes the mysteries of faith, hope, and love in a work of stirring resonance and great beauty--a memorable achievement.es hard-boiled theology and a redeeming wit--the perfect spiritual tonics for tough times".--Kirkus Reviews
Tree of smoke by Denis Johnson( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 libraries worldwide
The lives of Skip Sands, a spy-in-training engaged in psychological operations against the Vietcong, and brothers Bill and James Houston, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert into a war, intertwine in a novel of America during the Vietnam War.--
The best American short stories 2015 by Heidi Pitlor( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
The stars at noon by Denis Johnson( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and French and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Roman noir inspiré par les multiple séjours de D. Johnson en tant que journaliste en Afrique et en Amérique centrale
Nobody move by Denis Johnson( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Jimmy Luntz, a compulsive gambler, owes money to Juarez, who tracks Jimmy down in Bakersfield, California, and sends Gambol to collect, but in a lucky break, Jimmy escapes and runs into Anita Desilvera, a femme fatale who is plotting to steal the millions of dollars she has been accused of embezzling
The incognito lounge : and other poems by Denis Johnson( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Raymond Carver said of The Incognito Lounge, Denis Johnson's third and most widely acclaimed book of verse: The subject matter is harrowingly convincing, is nothing less than a close examination of the darker side of human conduct. Why do we act this way? Johnson asks. How should we act? His best poems are examples of what the finest poetry can do: bring us closer to ourselves and at the same time put us in touch with something larger. --Carnegie Mellon University Press
Train dreams a novella by Denis Johnson( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and German and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century, an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, listeners witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime
The laughing monsters a novel by Denis Johnson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Roland Nair returns to Freetown to reunite with his friend Michael Adriko to meet Adriko's fiancee, Davidia. Together the three set out to visit Adriko's clan in the Uganda-Congo borderland. Nair gets mired in betrayal in a landscape of violence as he travels with them, gets smuggled into a war zone, kidnapped by the Congo Army, and terrorized by a self-proclaimed god ruling over a dying village. Their journey leads the three to meet themselves not in a new light, but rather in a new darkness
The throne of the third heaven of the nations millennium general assembly : poems, collected and new by Denis Johnson( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
From the award-winning poet and novelist'a must-have collection of his four previous books of poetry plus a selection of new, unpublished work
Shoppers : two plays by Denis Johnson( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
These two works present a dramatized field guide to some of the more dysfunctional and dysphoric inhabitants of the American West: a sexual-misconduct investigator who misconducts herself sexually; a renegade Jehovah's Witness who supports his splinter Jehovean group by dealing drugs; the Cassandra brothers, their father, and their grandmother, thrown together at a family reunion/wedding/melee at their shabby homestead in Ukiah, California
The veil : poems by Denis Johnson( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Denis Johnson Amerikaans dichter
Denis Johnson amerikansk poet
Denis Johnson écrivain américain
Denis Johnson scrittore statunitense
Denis Johnson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Dionysius Johnson
Johnson, Denis
Johnson, Denis Hale
Дэнис Джонсон
דניס ג'ונסון
دنیس جانسون شاعر آمریکایی
ジョンソン, デニス
デニス・ジョンソン
Languages
English (356)
German (34)
French (25)
Spanish (22)
Italian (16)
Dutch (8)
Polish (3)
Portuguese (2)
Japanese (2)
Czech (2)
Ndonga (1)
Danish (1)
Swedish (1)
Chinese (1)
Norwegian (1)
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