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Goyen, William

Overview
Works: 168 works in 525 publications in 8 languages and 10,556 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Biography  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Former owner, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3513.O97, 813.54
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Most widely held works by William Goyen
The house of breath by William Goyen( Book )

72 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetical novel using symbols and impressions in telling the story of Charity, Texas
The collected stories of William Goyen by William Goyen( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcadio : a novel by William Goyen( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completed while he was dying, William Goyen's Arcadio is one of the most affecting and imaginative farewells to life ever written. Arcadio, whose voice is inimitably Goyenesque, is a creature from beyond the normal walk of life. Half man, half woman, raised in a whorehouse and for years the veteran exhibitionist in an itinerant circus sideshow, he has escaped from the show and has been wandering in a quest for his lost family. Speaking intimately to the reader, he tells the bizarre and fantastic tale of his life
Selected writings of William Goyen by William Goyen( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Had I a hundred mouths : new & selected stories, 1947-1983 by William Goyen( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come, the restorer; a novel by William Goyen( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and French and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goyen's fifth novel is a fable of sexuality, Texas country life in the first half of the twentieth century, religious revivalism, and the money madness and ecological destruction caused by the oil boom. The narrative is composed of the brief linked episodes and tales that are Goyen's trademark, and is written with an ear for the rhythms of regional speech that was his particular gift
A book of Jesus by William Goyen( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>A non-fiction work by Goyen--his attempt to explain who Jesus Christ was utilizing Christ's own words. </div>
In a farther country; a romance by William Goyen( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fair sister : a novel by William Goyen( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savita, a beautiful fair-skinned young woman leaves her career on the night club circuit to become high priestess of her own church in Brooklyn. A humorous tale of good and evil and right and wrong
Half a look of Cain : a fantastical narrative by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part fable and part rhapsodic exploration of desire and loss, Half a Look of Cain bears Goyen's unmistakable artistic signature on every page. Too far ahead of its time in its swirling visionary structure, this novel was rejected by Goyen's first publisher as not sufficiently commercial and remained unpublished despite extensive revisions. The novel is shaped as a group of "medallions"--A series of related episodes
The faces of blood kindred; a novella and ten stories by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost and flesh : stories and tales by William Goyen( Book )

7 editions published between 1947 and 1952 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savata, my fair sister by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im fernsten Land : eine Romanze by William Goyen( Book )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Goyen's second novel finds Marietta McGee-Chavez and her friends and acquaintances populate a world that is as much imagination as it is reality. And within it, they experience dreams and reality, sexual desire and loneliness, triumph and defeat. Subtitles, A Romance, In a Farther Country is an intense performance. Set in a Spanish arts factory in New York City, the novel develops through Marietta's mixed ancestry (Spanish and Texan). A cast of characters visit and move in to her Spain and by telling each other what they've never told others before, each finds the truths of themselves
The lazy ones by Albert Cossery( Book )

6 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laziness in the Fertile Valley is Albert Cossery's biting social satire about a father, his three sons, and their uncle - slackers one and all. One brother has been sleeping for almost seven years, waking only to use the bathroom and eat a meal. Another savagely defends the household from women. Serag, the youngest, is the only member of the family interested in getting a job. But even he - try as he might - has a hard time resisting the call of laziness
Precious door by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in French and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine poems by William Goyen( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se avessi cento bocche by William Goyen( )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>Goyen's final collection of stories, putting together selections from his long career as well as some of his newer works. Published in tandem with a new novel after about a decade of publishing silence. The title story won an O.Henry Prize.<BR></div>
Zamour et autres nouvelles by William Goyen( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven stories, set mainly in Texas. Includes "A tale of inheritance", a novella about three sisters and a family curse
Wonderful plant by William Goyen( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in French and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Half a look of Cain : a fantastical narrative
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Arcadio : a novelCome, the restorer; a novelIn a farther country; a romanceHalf a look of Cain : a fantastical narrativeGoyen : autobiographical essays, notebooks, evocations, interviewsA Goyen companion : appreciations of a writer's writer
Alternative Names
Charles William Goyen scrittore, curatore editoriale e insegnante statunitense

Goyen, Charles William

Goyen Charles William 1915-1983

Goyen, William 1915-1983

William Goyen Amerikaans dichter (1915-1983)

William Goyen amerikansk poet

William Goyen écrivain américain

William Goyen romanopisec, povídkář, redaktor, učitel

William Goyen US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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