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Sobin, Gustaf

Overview
Works: 56 works in 154 publications in 6 languages and 5,677 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Artist
Classifications: PS3569.O37, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gustaf Sobin
The fly-truffler : a novel by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory and dream braid together into a magical narrative, and Cabassac's seductive epiphanies overwhelm his waking life as he desperately pursues their promise of redemption and revelation."--Jacket
In pursuit of a vanishing star by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dying screenwriter Philip Nilson writes about a critical moment in the career of Greta Garbo. She was in Constantinople in 1924, just before she became a huge star. The story revives in Nilson the memory of a lost love, an image that has haunted him ever since
Luminous debris : reflecting on vestige in Provence and Languedoc by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earth as air by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladder of shadows : reflecting on medieval vestige in Provence and Languedoc by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bits of late Roman coinage, the mutilated torso of a marble Venus, blue debris from an early medieval glassworks, and the powder rasped from the reputed tomb of Mary Magdalene - these tantalizing mementos of human history found scattered throughout the landscape of southeastern France are the points of departure for Gustaf Sobin's lyrical narrative. A companion volume to his acclaimed "Luminous Debris", "Ladder of Shadows" picks up where the former left off: with late antiquity, covering a period from roughly the third to the thirteenth century. Here Sobin offers brilliant readings of late Roman and early Christian ruins in his adopted region of Provence, sifting through iconographic, architectural, and sacramental vestiges to shed light on nothing less than the existential itself
Ideograms in China by Henri Michaux( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Previously available only as a limited edition, Henri Michaux's Ideograms in China is now available as a New Directions paperback. Translated by the American poet Gustaf Sobin, this long, illustrated and annotated prose poem was originally written as an introduction to Leon Chang's La calligraphie chinoise (1971), a work that now stands as an important complement to Pound and Ernest Fenollosa's classic study, The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry."--Jacket
Venus Blue : a novel by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and German and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyaging portraits : poems by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaths' burials : poems by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in Gustaf Sobin's newest collection, Breaths' Burials, establish a dialogue with silence. Breath, its syllables buried in the resonant space between the word and the void, unlocks "the gloriole, the ring of things released." Whether Sobin is writing about irises, Venetian architecture, or the wind-blown plateaus of his adopted Provence, his poems are nothing more nor less than a search for the redemptive, celebrating the regeneration of language out of itself. Breaths' Burials once again confirms the praise of Robert Duncan, who described Sobin's work as "a poetry of great distinction, awakening the spirit to a world of errant clarities renewed."
By the bias of sound : selected poems, 1974-1994 by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brittle age : and, Returning upland by René Char( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards the blanched alphabets by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The places as preludes by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the name of the neither by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wind chrysalid's rattle by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebration of the sound through by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aura : last essays by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrogio Magnaghi by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in Italian and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the yellow triangle by Gustaf Sobin( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little yellow triangle travels with clouds and wind, until on reaching a lonely hill he cries out, and finds friendship
 
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The fly-truffler : a novel
Alternative Names
Gustaf Sobin American writer

Gustaf Sobin Amerikaans dichter (1935-2005)

Gustaf Sobin escriptor estatunidenc

Gustaf Sobin escritor estadounidense

Gustaf Sobin US-amerikanischer Lyriker und Erzähler

Languages
English (90)

German (10)

French (5)

Italian (5)

Dutch (3)

Chinese (1)

Covers
In pursuit of a vanishing starLuminous debris : reflecting on vestige in Provence and LanguedocThe earth as airLadder of shadows : reflecting on medieval vestige in Provence and LanguedocIdeograms in ChinaVenus Blue : a novelVoyaging portraits : poemsBreaths' burials : poems