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Maxwell, William 1908-2000

Works: 154 works in 650 publications in 15 languages and 20,085 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Records and correspondence  Short stories, American  Juvenile works  Reviews  Gay fiction  College stories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3525.A9464, 813.54
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So long, see you tomorrow by William Maxwell( Book )
83 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,221 libraries worldwide
[In this book, the author] explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. And the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers - one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy - has been shattered. Fifty years later, one of those boys - now a grown man - tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. In doing so, he is inevitably drawn back to his lost friend Cletus, who had the misfortune of being the son of Wilson's killer and who in the months before witnessed things that Maxwell's narrator can only guess at. Out of memory and imagination, the surmises of children and the destructive passions of their parents, [the author] creates a [story] of youth and loss.-Back cover
They came like swallows by William Maxwell( Book )
77 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,422 libraries worldwide
The flu epidemic of 1918 overtakes a midwestern family
The folded leaf by William Maxwell( Book )
86 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,399 libraries worldwide
Set in Illinois in the 1920s, William Maxwell's serenely observed yet deeply affecting novel deals with the bonding of two half-grown boys
All the days and nights : the collected stories of William Maxwell by William Maxwell( Book )
34 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
Stories written over half a century. They range from A Game of Chess, on the attitude of boorish provincials towards their bohemian New York relatives, to What Every Boy Should Know, on the pangs of growing up
The château by William Maxwell( Book )
21 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
Novel about a young American couple's summer in France in 1948 and their relationship with an impoverished family of aristocrats
Early novels and stories by William Maxwell( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 975 libraries worldwide
""The novelist works with what life has given him," wrote William Maxwell. "It was no small gift that I was allowed to lead my boyhood in a small town in Illinois where the elm trees cast a mixture of light and shade over the pavements." The patterns of light, love, and a sorrow in this town, and the domestic particulars of the early 20th century, are at the heart of Maxwell's early fiction. They Came Like Swallows is the story of two boys, their father, and the unbearable loss they suffer in the winter of 1918. The Folded Leaf describes the arc of an obsessive adolescent friendship that ends in near-tragedy. Time Will Darken It paints a portrait of a small, straitlaced community where gossip can ruin even its most blameless member. The achievement of these novels is here complemented by the youthful, comic Bright Center of Heaven - out of print for nearly 70 years - and nine short stories."--Jacket
Time will darken it : a novel by William Maxwell( Book )
41 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 818 libraries worldwide
Sustin King's attempts to impress his Southern relatives, especially his foster cousin Nora, cause a scandle in his Illinois hometown and a crisis within his family
Later novels and stories : the château, So long, see you tomorrow, stories and improvisations, 1957-1999 by William Maxwell( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 801 libraries worldwide
55 short stories from the New Yorker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Billie Dyer and other stories by William Maxwell( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 732 libraries worldwide
Billie Dyer -- Love -- The man in the moon -- With reference to an incident at the bridge -- My father's friends -- the front and back parts of the home -- The holy terror
The old man at the railroad crossing, and other tales by William Maxwell( Book )
20 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty-nine short stories that provide insight into many types of human characters and traits
Over by the river, and other stories by William Maxwell( Book )
13 editions published between 1941 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 libraries worldwide
Twelve stories, representing thirty years of Maxwell's work, trace the lines of attraction between people and between people and places, in New York, the Midwest, and France, and the weakening of those lines
Letters by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 libraries worldwide
What there is to say we have said : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell by Eudora Welty( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Traces the celebrated literary friendship through their personal letters to each other, a correspondence that reflected their worries, literary opinions, and major events, while offering insight into their relationships with their contemporaries
The outermost dream : essays and reviews by William Maxwell( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
The Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
"These stories illuminate the common ground of gay male experience - as well as its astonishing diversity."--Jacket
The element of lavishness : letters of Sylvia Townsend Warner and William Maxwell, 1938-1978 by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
"In July 1938, William Maxwell, then twenty-nine years old and the acting poetry editor of The New Yorker, wrote to Sylvia Townsend Warner inviting her to send him verse. Miss Warner, forty-four and famous for her novel Lolly Willowes, had recently begun writing stories for the magazine, antic, inimitable sketches of English life that Maxwell adored. The poems were sent, and a remarkable friendship was begun."--Jacket
The happiness of getting it down right : letters of Frank O'Connor and William Maxwell, 1945-1966 by Frank O'Connor( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
The letters between the Irish writer Frank O'Connor and William Maxwell, his editor at "The New Yorker."
The heavenly tenants by William Maxwell( Book )
12 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
In this fantasy, a Wisconsin farm family become involved with the characters of the zodiac
Mrs. Donald's dog Bun and his home away from home by William Maxwell( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Dr. and Mrs. Donald's dog Bun dreams of living in his own little house instead of the Donald's house, but when his wish comes true it is not as nice as he expected
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William Maxwell US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
מקסוול, ויליאם
מקסול, וילים 1908-2000
विलियम कीपर्स मैक्सवेल
맥스웰, 윌리암 1908-2000
맥스웰, 윌리엄 1908-2000
English (385)
Spanish (24)
German (21)
French (16)
Italian (9)
Swedish (5)
Chinese (4)
Catalan (4)
Polish (2)
Korean (2)
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Danish (1)
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