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Casey, John 1939-

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Works: 35 works in 137 publications in 4 languages and 7,774 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Short stories  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Editor, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PS3566,
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Spartina by John Casey( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,902 libraries worldwide
A commercial fisherman, husband, father, and lover, Dick Pierce upsets the placidity of his family when he finds himself in love with two people at the same time
Compass rose : a novel by John Casey( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Game warden Elsie Buttrick has just given birth to Dick's illegitimate daughter, Rose, and over the next 16 years the fiercely independent Elsie grapples with motherhood, aging, and love, and throws herself into a crusade to stop her land-grabbing brother-in-law from expanding his seaside resort. Meanwhile, Dick's wife, May, reconciles a public humiliation with an intense love for Rose. As Elsie's lust flares, May sinks deeper into her devotion to her children and Rose
The half-life of happiness by John Casey( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
A marriage disintegrates when the wife falls in love with a lesbian. The couple are Mike and Joss Reardon of Charlottesville, Virginia, he a lawyer running for Congress, she a filmmaker. Observing events are two daughters with acerbic tongues, Edith and Nora. By the author of Spartina
Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction by John Casey( Book )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
"For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award-winning author of Spartina. National Book Award winner John Casey is a masterful novelist who is also an inspiring and beloved teacher. In Beyond the First Draft he offers essential and original insights into the art of writing-and rewriting-fiction. Through anecdotes about other writers' methods and habits (as well as his own) and close readings of literature from Aristotle to Zola, the essays in this collection offer "suggestions about things to do, things to think about when your writing has got you lost in the woods." In "Dogma and Anti-dogma" Casey sets out the tried-and-true advice and then comments on when to apply it and when to ignore it. In "What's Funny" he considers the range of comedy from pratfalls to elegant wit. In "In Other Words" he discusses translations and the surprising effects that translating can have on one's native language. In "Mentors" he pays tribute to those who have guided him and other writers. Throughout the fourteen essays there are notes on voice, point of view, structure, and other crucial elements. This book is an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and a revitalizing companion for seasoned ones"--
Pagan virtue : an essay in ethics by John Casey( Book )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 libraries worldwide
This treatise argues that the classical virtues of courage temperance, practical wisdom and justice, which are largely ignored in modern moral philosophy, define the good of man. The author suggests that the values of success, pride and worldliness remain an important aspect of moral thinking
Testimony and demeanor by John Casey( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
A young intellectual is called into active duty and receives a rude awakening to the realities of military service. An Ivy League graduate is pressed casually into Intelligence work and encounters himself mirrored in his new-found friend--a Russian spy. An arrogant professor finds himself unable to resist the unschooled energy of a spunky female student. A lonely apprentice at a New York law firm is flattered by the attentions of two mentors--one a senior partner, the other an enchantingly extravagant woman--whose sophistication make his own naivety painfully apparent. Each story in this luminous quartet explorers an emotional turning-point, either toward or away from self-knowledge--that moment when a young man of privilege suddenly finds his carefully nurtured superiority crumbling. In Casey's beautiful prose, the experiences of these solitary narrators resonate with remarkable power
An American romance by John Casey( Book )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Enchantments by Linda Ferri( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
"Written as a memoir and told in twenty-five short chapters, Enchantments reveals a young Italian girl living in Paris with her parents and siblings. For the most part it is a happy life - joyful, in fact - and full of the things that children of her particular world and time do. She chooses new outfits for her doll, buys horses with her father, takes a ship to the States to visit her mother's family, eats ice cream at midnight, plays with the local children on visits to her father's farm. There are the regular trials and tribulations of a child's life: being tickle-tortured by her brother, betraying her younger sister, envying a classmate
You're an animal, Viskovitz! by Alessandro Boffa( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
"A whirlwind of fables in which the central hero, Viskovitz, continually changes identity in search of his one true love"--Jacket
The stories of Breece D'J Pancake by Breece D'J Pancake( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Breece D'J Pancake cut short a promising career when he took his own life at the age twenty-six. Published posthumously, this is a collection of stories that depict the world of Pancake's native rural West Virginia
Best new American voices 2004 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Charlottesville portrait by Mary Motley Kalergis( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Charm of the diamond bracelet by John Casey( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Supper at the Black Pearl by John Casey( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Nu hai gu zhou by John Casey( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Chinese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Xiao shuo yong xian shi zhu yi shou fa, miao xie le zhu ren gong di ke yu qi zi, qing ren, er zi, peng you yi ji ta he yu chuan zhi jian de lian xi, tan tao le wei miao er fu za de ren xing he ren ji guan xi
Amerika shinshin sakka kessakusen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
After lives : a guide to heaven, hell, and purgatory by John Casey( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"One of the most profound, deeply affecting questions we face as human beings is the matter of our mortality - and its connection to immorality. Ancient animist ghost cultures, Egyptian mummification, late Jewish hopes of resurrection, Christian eternal salvation, Muslim belief in hell and paradise all spring from a remarkably consistent impulse to tether a triumph over death to our conduct in life." "In After Lives, British scholar John Casey provides a rich historical and philosophical exploration of the world beyond, from the ancient Egyptians to St. Thomas Aquinas, from Martin Luther to modern Mormons. In a lively, wide-ranging discussion, he examines such topics as predestination, purgatory, Spiritualism, the Rapture, Armageddon and current Muslim apocalyptics, as well as the impact of such influences as the New Testament, St. Augustine, Dante, and the Second Vatican Council. Ideas of heaven and hell, Casey argues, illuminate how we understand the ultimate nature of sin, justice, punishment, and our moral sense itself. The concepts of eternal bliss and eternal punishment express - and test - our ideas of good and evil."--Jacket
Papers, chiefly of Pancake's literary executor John Casey by Breece D'J Pancake( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
There are also seven letters or notes from Pancake; letters from Pancake's mother, Helen; letters to Casey concerning his efforts to publish Pancake's stories; and material pertinent to documentary film maker Mark Rance's attempts to secure funding and produce a script based on Pancake's work including screenplay adaptations
Papers of John Casey by John Casey( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The papers consist of correspondence pertaining to literary matters and the writing career of Casey; personal papers including autobiographical materials; manuscripts of reviews, articles short stories and novels; postcards; newsclippings; photographs; and brochures. Typescripts and notebooks for "The Half-Life of Happiness" and a typescript version of "Spartina" are also included
Papers of Breece D'J Pancake by Breece D'J Pancake( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The collection contains correspondence and curriculum vitae from an employment search, manuscripts of short stories and class papers at the University of Virginia, a screenplay based on one of his stories, letters from Helen Pancake to John Casey, clippings, and a Bible and two books by Henri J.M. Nouwen owned by Pancake
 
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Alternative Names
ケイシー, ジョン
Languages
English (119)
Spanish (2)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (1)
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