WorldCat Identities

Carduff, Christopher

Overview
Works: 38 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 6,758 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Short stories, American  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3571.P4, 813.54
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Christopher Carduff
Higher gossip : essays and criticism by John Updike( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the eloquent, insightful, and beautifully written prose works that Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009, this book opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter--a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation with the sources of his magic
Early novels and stories by William Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member 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
Collected later stories by John Updike( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the eighty-four stories gathered here, fifty-three first appeared in The New Yorker. Most were revised by the author for his collections Problems (1979), Trust Me (1987), The Afterlife (1994), Licks of Love (2000), and My Father's Tears (2009). All were written from 1976 to 2008, when Updike was in his mid-forties to mid-seventies, and are arranged here, for the first time, in the order in which they were completed. Each is offered in its latest, definitive text, and some incorporate posthumous corrections found in Updike's personal copies of his books"--
Collected early stories by John Updike( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects over one hundred of the author's short stories from the early portion of his career
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 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Updike : novels, 1959-1965 : The Poorhouse Fair ; Rabbit, Run ; The Centaur ; Of the Farm by John Updike( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Updike had already made a name as a contributor of stories and poems to The New Yorker when, in January 1959, at the age of twenty-six, he published his first novel, The Poorhouse Fair, launching one of the most extraordinary literary careers in American letters. Now, Library of America inaugurates a multi-volume edition of Updike's novels with this volume gathering his first four novels, including the landmark Rabbit, Run, chosen in 2010 by TIME Magazine one of the best 100 novels published in English since 1923
The afterlife by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some of the subjects considered in The Afterlife: Jane Austen, William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sarah Orne Jewett, George Eliot, Mrs. Oliphant, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Emily Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, The Arts and Crafts Movement, The Poetry Bookshop, Edward Taylor, Charlotte Mew, Walter de la Mare, A.E. Housman, M.R. James, PUNCH, Ernest Shepard, William Butler, Yeats, Maud Gonne, George Moore, Ada Leverson, Olive Schreiner, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Radclyffe Hall
The golden West : Hollywood stories by Daniel Fuchs( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Golden West collects, for the first time, the best of Fuchs's writings about the movie business, from a novice screenwriter's anxious diaries (1937-38) to a fifty-year veteran's mellow memoirs (1989). The centerpiece of the book is "West of the Rockies," a short novel, set in the late 1950s, about a half-mad woman, immature and incapable, who is, almost despite herself, a star, "a quantity indefinable, ephemeral, everlastingly elusive - Hollywood's chief stock in trade." It is also a bitter portrait of the star's agent, a grifter who is tempted to use her and her weaknesses to his own ends."--Jacket
John Updike : novels 1968-1975 by John Updike( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The three essential John Updike novels collected here--the scandalous Couples, the second Rabbit book, Rabbit Redux, and the uproarious A month of Sundays--form an indelible triptych of the social upheaval that roiled America from the Kennedy to the Nixon years. Written with the grace, verve and style of one of American literature's most beguiling entertainers, these books reveal Updike's genius in characterization, his formal versatility as a novelist, and his surprising audacity. They delve into the complexities of sex and marriage, social class and personal morality, and the difficult quandaries of the flesh and the spirit. As a special feature the volume also presents two short pieces that shed light on the novels and the tale "Couples: A Short Story," the origin of the novel of the same name, written in 1963 but deemed unsuitable for publication by The New Yorker."--
Selected poems by John Updike( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A beautiful Selected volume of this masterly writer's poetry, giving us five decades of witty, intimate, and moving poems with the cumulative force of an autobiography in verse. Though John Updike is widely known as one of America's greatest writers of prose, he began and ended his career with books of poems, and between them published six other accomplished collections. Now, six years after Updike's death, Christopher Carduff has selected the best of his lifework in poetry: 132 of his most significant and accomplished poems, from precocious undergraduate efforts to well-known anthology classics to the late-life mastery of the blank-verse sonnet sequence "Endpoint." Art, nature, popular culture, foreign travel, erotic love, and personal history--these recurring topics provided the poet ever-surprising occasions for metaphysical wonder and matchless verbal invention. His Selected Poems is, as fellow-poet Brad Leithauser writes in his introduction, a celebration of American life in the second half of the twentieth century, and no one but Updike "captured upon the page, in prose and in poetry, so much of this passing pageant. That he did so with brio and delight and nimbleness is yet another reason to celebrate our noble celebrant.""--
Later novels and stories by William Maxwell( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the centennial of William Maxwell{u2019}s birth, here is the second volume in a two- volume collected edition that reveals the full range of an extraordinary literary voice, a voice that John Updike has called "one of the wisest in American fiction . . . as well as one of the kindest." In Later Novels and Stories, Maxwell deepens his connection to his signature subject matter even as he broadens his canvas
Always looking : essays on art by John Updike( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insightful collection of art criticism and a masterclass in appreciating art from the great American man of letters, John Updike. These sensitive essays on art include writing on a comprehensive array of subjects, both American and European
Collected later stories by John Updike( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected early stories by John Updike( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected stories by John Updike( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two volumes collect short stories written by the author over the course of his career
Later novels and stories by William Maxwell( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Updike : collected early stories by John Updike( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the 102 stories gathered here, eighty first appeared in The New Yorker. Most were revised by the author for his collections The Same Door (1959), Pigeon Feathers (1962), The Music School (1966), Museums and Women (1972), Problems (1979), and The Early Stories (2003). All were written from 1953 to 1975, when Updike was in his twenties, thirties, and early forties, and are arranged here, for the first time, in the order in which they were completed. Each is offered in its latest, definitive text, and some incorporate posthumous corrections found in Updike s personal copies of his books
Novels 1959-1965 : The poorhouse fair, Rabbit, run, The centaur, Of the farm by John Updike( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early novels and stories by William Maxwell( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early novels and stories by William Maxwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.24 for Always loo ... to 0.95 for The golden ...)

Early novels and stories Early novels and stories Early novels and stories
Covers
Early novels and storiesLater novels and stories : the château, So long, see you tomorrow, stories and improvisations, 1957-1999The afterlifeThe golden West : Hollywood storiesLater novels and storiesLater novels and storiesEarly novels and storiesEarly novels and stories
Alternative Names
Carduff Chris

Carduff, Christopher

Languages
English (85)