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Trillin, Calvin

Overview
Works: 169 works in 425 publications in 2 languages and 28,036 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Humor  Biographies  Fiction  Poetry  History  Humorous poetry  Humorous fiction  Essays  Political poetry 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PS3570.R5, 814.54
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Killings by Calvin Trillin( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reporters love murders," Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. "In a pinch, what the lawyers call 'wrongful death' will do, particularly if it's sudden." Killings, first published in 1984 and expanded for this edition, shows Trillin to be such a reporter, drawn time after time to tales of sudden death. But Trillin is attracted less by violence or police procedure than by the way the fabric of people's lives is suddenly exposed when someone comes to an untimely end. As Trillin says, Killings is "more about how Americans live than about how some of them die."These stories, which originally appeared in The New Yorker between 1969 and 2010, are vivid portraits of lives cut short. An upstanding farmer in Iowa finds himself drastically changed by a woman he meets in a cocktail lounge. An eccentric old man in Eastern Kentucky is enraged by the presence of a documentary filmmaker. Two women move to a bucolic Virginia county to find peace, only to end up at war over a shared road. Mexican American families in California hand down a feud from generation to generation. A high-living criminal-defense lawyer in Miami acquires any number of enemies capable of killing him. Stark and compassionate, deeply observed and beautifully written, Killings is "that rarity, reportage as art"
Tepper isn't going out : a novel by Calvin Trillin( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ordinary man, Murray Tepper unwittingly turns New York upside down when he engages in the normal activity of reading the newspaper in his car, which always seems to be parked in the same desirable parking spot in Manhattan
Remembering Denny by Calvin Trillin( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering Denny is Calvin Trillin's most inspired and powerful book to date: a memoir, a work of investigative reporting, a book of self-examination that captures something essential about how America has changed. In 1957, the graduation from Yale of Denny Hansen - "a strapping young man with a flat-top crew cut and a gregarious manner and a broad, absolutely dazzling smile" - was the subject of a feature in Life magazine, with photographs by Alfred Eisenstaedt. A varsity swimmer and Phi Beta Kappa and Rhodes Scholar from California, Hansen was the emblematic college hero of his time and place. His classmates used to joke about the posts they would occupy when he was President
If you can't say something nice by Calvin Trillin( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic American humorist Calvin Trillin making underhanded, snide comments about everyone from the neighbors to Reagan
Travels with Alice by Calvin Trillin( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trillin family travels include visiting places of song titles and unusual travel questions
Jackson, 1964 : and other dispatches from fifty years of reporting on race in America by Calvin Trillin( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of previously uncollected essays, originally published in "The New Yorker," reflects the work of the eminent journalist's early career and traces his witness to the fledgling years of desegregation in Georgia
Too soon to tell by Calvin Trillin( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topical essays of Too Soon to Tell reveal Calvin Trillin at his barbed and irrepressible best. Dealing with matters of the family, he tells the tale of a couple who were at first pleased that their twenty-six-year-old son had finally moved out ("If Jeffrey's going to find himself, it would probably help for him to look somewhere other than his own room") and then realized that they had lost the ability to videotape. Grappling with educational issues, he discusses whether the presence of Michael Milken as a lecturer at the UCLA business school means that its religion department will get around to employing Jim Bakker ("Church Management 101: Imaginative Ideas in Religious Fund-Raising"). In the field of world affairs, he deals with the role of astrologers ("The planets are perfect for trading arms for hostages and saying you didn't") and whether the language laws in Quebec really require the hiring of a mime who doesn't speak French rather than a mime who doesn't speak English. Trillin's short takes send us back to life refreshed and delighted
An education in Georgia; the integration of Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes by Calvin Trillin( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal stories of Negro students who entered the University of Georgia in January, 1961 and graduated in June, 1963
Dogfight : the 2012 presidential campaign in verse by Calvin Trillin( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a humorous ode to the 2012 presidential election that likens the campaign to a three-ring circus and includes riffs on figures ranging from Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to Rick Perry and Rick Santorum
Uncivil liberties by Calvin Trillin( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American stories by Calvin Trillin( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obliviously on he sails : the Bush administration in rhyme by Calvin Trillin( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1990 Calvin Trillin has been The Nation's "deadline poet," contributing every week a piece of verse on the news. There's nothing for improving a satirist's form like having a good target. Case in point: New Yorker regular Trillin, whose earlier verse sampler, Deadline Poet (1994), was mostly less amusing than last year's political cartoons. The present presidential administration, led as it is by the least articulate politician in living memory, seems heaven sent for satire
With all disrespect : more uncivil liberties by Calvin Trillin( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Heckuva job : more of the Bush administration in rhyme by Calvin Trillin( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humorist and author offers a new collection of irreverent verses that takes aim at the Bush administration
Enough's enough (and other rules of life) by Calvin Trillin( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the author's columns, 1987-1990
Alice, let's eat : further adventures of a happy eater by Calvin Trillin( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Calvin Trillin's Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin. "Trillin is our funniest food writer. He writes with charm, freedom, and a rare respect for language." 'New York magazine In this delightful and delicious book, Calvin Trillin, guided by an insatiable appetite, embarks on a hilarious odyssey in search of "something decent to eat." Across time zones and cultures, and often with his wife, Alice, at his side, Trillin shares his triumphs in the art of culinary discovery, including Dungeness crabs in California, barbecued mutton in Kentucky, potato latkes in London, blaff d'oursins in Martinique, and a $33 picnic on a no-frills flight to Miami. His eating companions include Fats Goldberg, the New York pizza baron and reformed blimp; William Edgett Smith, the man with the Naughahyde palate; and his six-year-old daughter, Sarah, who refuses to enter a Chinese restaurant unless she is carrying a bagel ("just in case"). And though Alice "has a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day," on the road she proves to be a serious eater'despite "seemingly uncontrollable attacks of moderation." Alice, Let Eat amply demonstrates why The New Republic called Calvin Trillin "a classic American humorist." "One of the most brilliant humorists of our times ... Trillin is guaranteed good reading." 'Charleston Post and Courier "Read Trillin and laugh out loud." 'Time
Companionship in grief : love and loss in the memoirs of C.S. Lewis, John Bayley, Donald Hall, Joan Didion, and Calvin Trillin by Jeffrey Berman( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Companionship in Grief, Jeffrey Berman focuses on the most life-changing event for many people--the death of a spouse. Some of the most acclaimed memoirs of the past fifty years offer insights into this profound loss: C.S. Lewis's A Grief Observed; John Bayley's three memoirs about Iris Murdoch, including Elegy for Iris; Donald Hall's The Best Day the Worst Day; Joan Didion's best-selling. The Year of Magical Thinking; and Calvin Trillin's About Alice. These books explore the nature of spousal bereavement, the importance of caregiving, the role of writing in recovery, and the possibility of falling in love again after a devastating loss. Throughout his study, Berman traces the theme of love and loss in all five memoirists' fictional and nonfictional writings as well as in those of their spouses, who were also accomplished writers." "Combining literary studies, grief and bereavement theory, attachment theory, composition studies, and trauma theory, Companionship in Grief will appeal to anyone who has experienced love and loss. Berman's research casts light on five remarkable marriages, showing how autobiographical stories of love and loss can memorialize deceased spouses and offer wisdom and comfort to readers." ""Jeffrey Berman's examination of each partner's writings gives this book its unique perspective. I know of no other work like his in thanatology; Companionship in Grief will make a significant contribution to persons interested in death, dying, and bereavement."--David Balk, editor-in-chief, Handbook of Thanatology: The Essential Body of Knowledge for the Study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement" ""This is a book that will be interesting to theorists of grief and grieving and to critics of contemporary British and American Literature while at the same time appealing to general readers who have themselves experienced crucial losses--or fear them."--Sandra M. Gilbert, author of Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Way We Grieve"--BOOK JACKET
Floater by Calvin Trillin( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a "floating" writer on a national magazine, Fred Becker's greatest diversion is keeping score on all office romances, until a hot tip about the president's wife gives his career a new boost
Third helpings by Calvin Trillin( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runestruck by Calvin Trillin( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tepper isn't going out : a novel
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Remembering DennyTravels with AliceToo soon to tellAn education in Georgia; the integration of Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton HolmesObliviously on he sails : the Bush administration in rhymeA Heckuva job : more of the Bush administration in rhymeAlice, let's eat : further adventures of a happy eaterCompanionship in grief : love and loss in the memoirs of C.S. Lewis, John Bayley, Donald Hall, Joan Didion, and Calvin Trillin
Alternative Names
Calvin Trillin Amerikaans journalist

Calvin Trillin journaliste américain

Calvin Trillin periodista estadounidense

Trillin, Bud

Trillin, Bud, 1935-

Trillin, Calvin

Trillin, Calvin Marshall.

Trillin, Calvin Marshall, 1935-

Кэлвин Триллин

トリリン, カルヴィン

Languages
English (230)

Japanese (6)