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Savage, Sam 1940-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 139 publications in 15 languages and 3,553 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Fantasy fiction  Epistolary fiction  Novels in verse  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Compositor, Book designer, Binder, Creator, Singer
Classifications: PS3619.A84, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Sam Savage
Publications by Sam Savage
Most widely held works by Sam Savage
Firmin : adventures of a metropolitan lowlife by Sam Savage( Book )
66 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,227 libraries worldwide
Firmin the rat, born in a bookstore basement in Boston's Scollay Square, is forced to compete for food with his larger and meaner brothers and sisters. He begins to devour his surroundings, learns to read, and soon begins to identify more with humans than rodents. Alienated by his family, he seeks the friendship of his hero, the bookseller and a down-on-his luck science fiction writer who frequents the shop. Firmin is then led deep into his own imaginative soul, a place where down-and-out rats alike can find people who adore them
The cry of the sloth : the mostly tragic story of Andrew Whittaker being his collected, final, and absolutely complete writings by Sam Savage( Book )
32 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 799 libraries worldwide
From letters and diary entries to grocery lists, this novel comprises a collection of everything Andrew Whittaker commits to paper over the course of four critical months. This tragicomic portrait of a literary life chronicles an aspiring novelist who is--quite literally--authoring his own downfall
The way of the dog : a novel by Sam Savage( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Sam Savage's novel follows Harold Nivenson, a decrepit, aging man who was once a painter and arts patron. The death of Peter Meinenger, his friend turned romantic and intellectual rival, prompts him to ruminate on his own career as a minor artist and collector and make sense of a lifetime of gnawing doubt. Over time, his bitterness toward his family, his gentrifying neighborhood, and the decline of intelligent artistic discourse gives way to a kind of peace within himself, as he emerges from the shadow of the past and finds a reason to live, every day, in "the now."
Glass : a novel by Sam Savage( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
"Tasked with writing the preface to a reissue of her late husband?s long-out-of-print novel, Edna is unexpectedly asked to take care of a vacationing neighbor?s pet rat, an aquarium of fish, and an apartment full of potted plants. Sitting at her typewriter day after day, her mind drifts from one thing to another in a Proustian marathon of introspection. What eventually unfolds, as if by accident, is the story of a marriage and a portrait of a mind pushed to its limits. The reader is never quite certain if Edna?s preface is an homage to her late husband or an act of belated revenge. Is she the cultured and hypersensitive victim of a crass and brutally ambitious husband? Or was Clarence the long-suffering caretaker of a neurotic and delusional wife?"--Publisher's website
It will end with us : a novel by Sam Savage( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
"It Will End with Us dismantles the mythic greats of the past--an American South that never was, and a mother's artistic pretensions that never should have been. Sam Savage captures both the frustrations of our degraded world and the tender sympathy it evokes for all our sad efforts to leave something beautiful behind."--
De roep van de luiaard by Sam Savage( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Via brieven aan succesvolle collega's, kranten, een jong meisje, aspirant-schrijvers, schuldeisers en zijn ex-vrouw probeert de redacteur van een zieltogend literair tijdschrift grip op zijn leven te krijgen
Adventures of a metropolitan lowlife by Sam Savage( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A darkly comic rat's tale of exile, unrequited love and the redemptive power of books
Przygody wielkomiejskiej szumowiny by Sam Savage( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The cry of the sloth [the mostly tragic story of Andrew Whittaker being his collected, final, and absolutely complete writings] by Sam Savage( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
From letters and diary entries to grocery lists, this novel comprises a collection of everything Andrew Whittaker commits to paper over the course of four critical months. This tragicomic portrait of a literary life chronicles an aspiring novelist who is--quite literally--authoring his own downfall
Firmin : ein Rattenleben by Sam Savage( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Cristal by Sam Savage( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Una editorial encarga a Edna la redacción de un prólogo para la edición de una novela de su difunto marido. Edna empieza entonces la escritura de lo que se convertirá en un libro propio. Frente a la máquina de escribir, Edna se pierde en un maratón de introspección en el que se mezclan las reflexiones filosóficas con el humor. Sobre la marcha, Edna va tejiendo la historia de su matrimonio y el retrato de una mujer incapaz de romper las cadenas de su soledad. ¿Es Edna una víctima de un marido excesivamente ambicioso o es simplemente una neurótica? ¿Homenaje o venganza? Es el lector quien debe decidir. Los inolvidables personajes creados por Sam Savage en Firmin y El lamento del perezoso sedujeron a medio mundo. Con Edna, Savage ha vuelto a dar vida a un personaje marcado por las contradicciones, adorable e irritante a la vez, cómico y trágico: Una novela sobre la verdad de la memoria y la heroica tarea de la soledad... original y de increíble fuerza , Library Journal
The criminal life of Effie O : an entertainment by Sam Savage( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Firmin : aventurile unei viȩti subterane by Sam Savage( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Romanian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Eighteen kinds of loneliness : haiku by Sam Savage( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Spring hope : roman by Sam Savage( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The greatest dog stories ever : three classic novels by Fred Gipson( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Firmin : iz zhizni gorodskikh nizov by Sam Savage( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Russian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Krik zelenogo lenivt︠s︡a : tragichneĭshai︠a︡ istorii︠a︡ Ėndri︠u︡ Uittakera, i pritom okonchatelʹnoe i polneĭshee sobranie ego sochineniĭ by Sam Savage( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
From letters and diary entries to grocery lists, this novel comprises a collection of everything Andrew Whittaker commits to paper over the course of four critical months. This tragicomic portrait of a literary life chronicles an aspiring novelist who is--quite literally--authoring his own downfall
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1 edition published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Firmin autobiographie d'un grignoteur de livres by Sam Savage( file )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Sam Savage Amerikaans schrijver
Sam Savage amerikansk författare
Sam Savage amerikansk skribent
Sam Savage écrivain américain
Sam Savage scrittore statunitense
Sam Savage US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Savage, Sam
Сам Савидж
سام سوج نویسنده آمریکایی
새비지, 샘 1940-
Languages
English (50)
German (19)
Spanish (19)
French (11)
Catalan (9)
Italian (8)
Polish (3)
Dutch (3)
Romanian (2)
Chinese (2)
Russian (2)
Korean (1)
Portuguese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Thai (1)
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