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Purdy, James

Works: 10 works in 182 publications in 12 languages and 574 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Theatrical adaptations  Domestic fiction  Musical settings  Maps  Picaresque literature 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: PS3531.U426, 813.54
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Publications about James Purdy
Publications by James Purdy
Most widely held works about James Purdy
Most widely held works by James Purdy
Malcolm by James Purdy( Book )
72 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 12 languages and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Roman om den 15-årige Malcolm, der af en mystisk ældre herre sættes i forbindelse med mærkelige personer, der river ham ud af hans apatiske livsholdning
Cabot Wright begins by James Purdy( Book )
47 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Med udgangspunkt i en sag om en voldsforbryder, der intet kan huske, udvikler romanen sig til en vittig og ubarmhjertig satire over amerikanske samfundsforhold
I am Elijah Thrush by James Purdy( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Bizarre klucht, waarin de jonge zwarte man Albert als een pion heen en weer wordt geschoven tussen de oude rijke Millicent De Frayne en haar grote liefde, de oude danser, dichter en schilder Elijah Trush, die haar blijft afwijzen. E.T. houdt slechts van zijn stomme kleinzoon, die hij 'Bird-of-Heaven' noemt
Jeremy's version by James Purdy( Book )
23 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Original typescript, with moderate to heavy revisions in pen and pencil
The complete short stories of James Purdy by James Purdy( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The publication of The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy is a literary event that marks the first time all of James Purdy's short stories--fifty-six in number, including seven drawn from his unpublished archives--have been collected in a single volume. As prolific as he was unclassifiable, James Purdy was considered one of the greatest--and most underappreciated--writers in America in the latter half of the twentieth century. Championed by writers as diverse as Dame Edith Sitwell, Gore Vidal, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams, Carl Van Vechten, John Cowper Powys, and Dorothy Parker, Purdy's vast body of work has heretofore been relegated to the avant-garde fringes of the American literary mainstream
The house of the solitary maggot by James Purdy( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
De teloorgang van een Amerikaanse grootgrondbezittersfamilie waarvan de leden elkaar met geweld proberen te overheersen
Gossamer noons by Robert Helps( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Selected plays by James Purdy( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Hailed as a creative genius (TLS) and a singular American visionary (New York Times), James Purdy may be best known for his remarkable novels, but he is also an astonishing playwright who has written nine full-length and twenty short plays. Purdy is one of the few contemporary American writers capable of writing tragedy-Tennessee Williams called him a uniquely gifted man of the theater. This collection presents four riveting and beautifully crafted works: Brice, The Paradise Circus, Where Quentin Goes, and Ruthanna Elder. Each explores a range of emotional and familial tangles, as fathers betray their sons and squander their inheritances, siblings compete for parental affection, and husbands and wives try to salvage meaning from their broken marriages. The plays are written in Purdy's authentic idiom, which Paul Bowles called the closest [we have] to a classical American colloquial."--
English (109)
Italian (19)
German (9)
French (9)
Spanish (9)
Danish (7)
Portuguese (3)
Dutch (3)
Finnish (2)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (1)
Norwegian (1)
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