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Dooling, Richard

Overview
Works: 30 works in 152 publications in 3 languages and 4,533 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Satirical literature  Horror television programs  Television programs  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PS3554.O583, 813.54
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Publications about Richard Dooling
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Most widely held works by Richard Dooling
White man's grave by Richard Dooling( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 724 libraries worldwide
A peace corps worker disappears in Africa and Boone Westfall, his best friend, flies out to look for him. The search is complicated by witchcraft, tribal politics and cultural misunderstandings. By the author of Critical Care
Blue streak : swearing, free speech, and sexual harassment by Richard Dooling( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
"Most language issues from the cerebral cortex - evolution's pride and joy. But swearing erupts from the buried, primitive limbic system, which is the same part of the brain that produces passion, hatred, and aggression. As National Book Award nominee Richard Dooling tells us in his smart, funny, and erudite exploration of verbal taboos, this difference in linguistic origin explains why many people who suffer brain damage that destroys their ordinary speaking abilities can nevertheless cuss up a storm. It also helps to explain why swearing pervades all eras, cultures, and levels of human society: We have the hardware for swearing built into our systems, and nature - or at least human nature - doesn't like to let any tool lie around unused." "But our capacity and our impulse to give vocal offense have always run smack into good manners, and in America these days they also run smack into political correctness and federal regulations. These age-old and newfangled conflicts provide Richard Dooling with his richest sources of insight and humor. He demonstrates in logical and hilarious detail why government rules about language are next to unenforceable, focusing directly on those that involve sexual harassment. He skeptically follows the trail of professional psychobabble about profanity, and he traces the history and meaning of several primary English curse words and their tendency to wax and wane in transgressiveness. Right now, for example, "hell" is often used as a conversational litmus test for dirty-word tolerance, and it's the only common imprecation that doesn't involve scatology or sex. But in Blue Streak, Dooling makes a convincing case that "Go to hell" should be regarded as the ultimate insult, and he proceeds to prove that cursing is not only part of our biology, but a necessary component of any religious view of the universe."--Jacket
Rapture for the geeks : when AI outsmarts IQ by Richard Dooling( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
"Dooling looks at what some of the greatest minds have to say about our role in a future in which technology rapidly leaves us in the dust. ... Dooling provocatively examines nothing less than what it means to be human in what he playfully calls the age of B.S.(before Singularity, the era when computers outthink humans)--and what life will be like when we are no longer alone with Mother Nature at Darwin's card table."--Dust cover
Kingdom Hospital by Stephen King( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Tells the terrifying story of a hospital with a bizarre population that includes a nearly blind security guard, a nurse who faints at the sight of blood, and a girl crying in the halls
Critical care by Richard Dooling( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 libraries worldwide
This novel provides a starkly accurate portrait of life and death in an Intensive Care Unit as seen through the eyes of one of its doctors
Critical care ( visu )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Dr. Werner Ernst is an overworked intern who only wants what is best for his elderly, comatose patient - until he falls for the ailing man's beautiful daughter Felicia
Brain storm by Richard Dooling( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Attorney Joe Watson, a cybernerd, loses his job and his fairly comfortable way of life when he is assigned the defense of a man accused of a double hate crime: killing his wife's deaf black lover
White man's grave by Richard Dooling( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 libraries worldwide
A satire that carries you from Indianapolis bankruptcy courts to West African witching huts. When Peace Corps Volunteer Michael Killigan disappears from Sierra Leone, his best friend, Boone Westfall, plunges directly into the African bush to find him
Dolan's cadillac : journeys fuelled by revenge, can only end in death ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Based on a terrifying short story from Stephen King, Dolans Cadillac, is a dark tale of murderous and unrepentant revenge. The story revolves around Las Vegas middle school science teacher, Robinson, whose beloved wife witnesses an execution in the desert and is then targeted for death by the mobster who committed it, notorious Vegas crime lord Jimmy Dolan. Dolans vast wealth stems from his human trafficking operations. Dolan succeeds in having Elizabeth killed before she can testify against him. Without a witness to the murders, Dolan goes free, and Robinson must avenge Elizabeths death on his own
Delta farce : Critical care ; Bait shop ; Boat trip ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Delta farce (89 min.): Down on his luck after losing his job and his girlfriend on the same day, Larry decides to join his neighbor, Bill and his combat-happy buddy, Everett for a relaxing weekend of drinking and target practice. But when the three hapless guys are mistaken for Army Reservists they are loaded onto an army plane headed for Fallujay, Iraq. The threesome is mistakenly ejected in a Humvee somewhere over Mexico. Convinced they are actually in the Middle East, the clueless wannabe soldiers save a rural village from a siege of bandits and become local heroes
Patientens døtre Critical care ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Rendezvous in black by Cornell Woolrich( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"On a mild midwestern night in the early 1940s, Johnny Marr leans against a drugstore wall. He?s waiting for Dorothy, his fianc?e, and tonight is the last night they?ll be meeting here, for it?s May 31st, and June 1st marks their wedding day. But she?s late, and Johnny soon learns of a horrible accident?an accident involving a group of drunken men, a low-flying charter plane, and an empty liquor bottle. In one short moment Johnny loses all that matters to him and his life is shattered. He vows to take from these men exactly what they took from him. After years of planning, Johnny begins his quest for revenge, and on May 31st of each year?always on May 31st?wives, lovers, and daughters are suddenly no longer safe." --Amazon.com
Grab des weißen Mannes by Richard Dooling( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Grab des weißen Mannes by Richard Dooling( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Does she or doesn't she? by Richard Dooling( Article )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Druse, Eleanor

Dooling, Richard Patrick, 1954-
Druse, Eleanor 1955-
Richard Dooling Amerikaans romanschrijver
Richard Dooling écrivain américain
Richard Dooling US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Ричард Дулинг
Languages
English (49)
German (16)
Polish (1)
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