WorldCat Identities

Summers, Hollis 1916-1987

Overview
Works: 67 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 4,920 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Inscriber
Classifications: PS3537.U72, 811.54
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Most widely held works about Hollis Summers
 
Most widely held works by Hollis Summers
Discussions of the short story by Hollis Summers( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How they chose the dead : stories by Hollis Summers( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peddler and other domestic matters by Hollis Summers( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven occasions by Hollis Summers( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sit opposite each other by Hollis Summers( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature: an introduction by Hollis Summers( Book )

6 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standing room : stories by Hollis Summers( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occupant, please forward : [poems] by Hollis Summers( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Start from home by Hollis Summers( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day after Sunday; a novel by Hollis Summers( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kentucky story, a collection of short stories by Hollis Summers( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen ; and, the girls : two novellas by Hollis Summers( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late Hollis Summers was a widely admired writer of fiction, and these two novellas, unpublished at his death, make abundantly clear the reasons for that admiration."--BOOK JACKET. "Helen is the narrative of Ben Adams, self-styled "Victorian" and "aging Catcher in the Rye," who has retreated to his lakeside cabin to write his way back through his "monogrammed life," seen refracted through a few short days that have changed it forever. Life, he has learned, does not stretch neatly from event to event but "crisscrosses and dovetails and goes back as much as forward.""--BOOK JACKET. "And so it does in this moving, aphoristic chronicle of Ben's journey with the eponymous Helen - his wife Anita's longtime friend - to the resort town of Cape May, New Jersey. The journey ends in unexpected passion and a kind of blessing, and it is this very blessing that prompts Ben to tell the story, to confess, to expiate "the guilt of being blessed.""--BOOK JACKET. "Ben Adams, Anita, Helen - in Summers' hands these characters make up a life, one rendered utterly convincing with the subtlest of brushstrokes: a shadow, a rain-streaked windshield, the color of a woman's hair. In Helen, as in a painting by Vermeer, the mystery of existence manifests itself in the most ordinary of moments."--BOOK JACKET. "The Girls is narrated by Archie Lee Baxter, a seemingly settled, contented bookstore owner just entering his sixties. On the surface the story is simple: Archie and his wife, Anna, must move temporarily from a small town in Kentucky to Houston, where "the girls," Archie's mother and his aunt Gloria, have been injured in an auto accident. But in Houston the dislocated couple must confront a family - and a world - rapidly changing beyond recognition. They must also face the infinite complexity of their love for each other, their own mortality, and the frailty of their aging loved ones - a frailty not without its moments of humor."--BOOK JACKET. "Spare, laconic, ringing with nuance, touching without a trace of sentimentality, these novellas are masterpieces, and rare will be the reader who remains unmoved by their moments of quiet wisdom. Each of us "lives in compartments"; each of us "walks a tightrope between sanity and desperation"; each of us faces the possibility that, indeed, "desperation is a kind of sanity." Through Summers' haunting evocations of hidden sorrows, small decencies, and the sudden transforming power of love, both Helen and The Girls emerge as modern parables, as explorations of the ties that bind us to lovers, family, and life itself - and as affirmations of the grace and dignity of middle-class lives."--BOOK JACKET
The garden by Hollis Summers( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other concerns & Brother Clark by Hollis Summers( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The walks near Athens by Hollis Summers( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems which deal with life in Athens, Ohio
The weather of February by Hollis Summers( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brighten the corner by Hollis Summers( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone else : sixteen poems about other children by Hollis Summers( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City limit by Hollis Summers( Book )

4 editions published between 1948 and 1950 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry in crystal : interpretations in crystal of thirty-one new poems by contemporary American poets by Steuben Glass (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Other concerns & Brother Clark
Alternative Names
Hollis Summers American writer

Hollis Summers écrivain américain

Spurgeon Summers, Hollis 1916-

Summers, Hollis S. 1916-

Summers, Hollis Spurgeon

Summers, Hollis Spurgeon 1916-

Languages
English (77)

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