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Connell, Evan S. 1924-2013

Works: 110 works in 597 publications in 10 languages and 22,855 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  History  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Instrumentalist, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Inscriber, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PS3553.O5, 813.54
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Son of the morning star by Evan S Connell( Book )

62 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 4,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the federal and Indian antagonists, and of the battle's place in the context of the Plains Indian Wars
Mr. Bridge by Evan S Connell( Book )

55 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Bridge" is the companion volume to Connell's "Mrs. Bridge." It is made up of fragments of experience from the life of a middle-aged suburban couple between two wars. Brief episodes are juxtaposed to reveal the stereotyped values and emotional and spiritual aridity of the prosperous and ever-so-proper Bridges. "Mr. Bridge" tells the story of Walter Bridge, a financially successful, but emotionally stunted, lawyer who lives out his proper married life in the wealthy Mission Hills suburb of Kansas City.
Mrs. Bridge : a novel by Evan S Connell( Book )

85 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of a successful lawyer in 1930s Kansas City, India Bridge, tries to cope with her dissastisfaction with an easy, though empty, life
Points for a compass rose by Evan S Connell( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of poems, the author meditates on the follies, cruelties and frailties of humankind adopting an outraged, vehement and sardonic tone as he gazes through his "teleidoscope" - an instrument for viewing the images of the ends of things
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
Deus lo volt! : chronicle of the Crusades by Evan S Connell( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents a tale of the Crusades. "Monologues and dialogues in the book are paraphrased or condensed from those in medieval documents. Every meeting, every conversation, every triumph or defeat, no matter how small, was recorded centuries ago."--Jacket
How we live : contemporary life in contemporary fiction : an anthology by Penney Chapin Hills( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "short stories, novellas, and self-contained excerpts from novels in such a way that we are given a comprehensive psychological-sociological account of our life and times."
The connoisseur by Evan S Connell( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed author Evan S. Connell sends us through the complete experience of a man initially intrigued and then enslaved by art: a curious interest, a rapt fixation, and the becoming of a connoisseur. The Connoisseur trails the evolution of Muhlbach, an insurance executive on a business trip in Taos, New Mexico, who develops an obsession with pre-Columbian figurines after meandering through a curio shop. Entranced yet bewildered by his sudden affinity for a little figurine, Muhlbach succumbs to his intrigue and, thirty dollars later, begins his journey as a connoisseur. With superb delivery and subtle clarity, Connell allows us to see and feel Muhlbach's emerging mania, with its impending tension and sudden exhilaration. He illustrates how a new fixation alters our lens on life and shapes our actions
Francisco Goya by Evan S Connell( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Goya was breakfast companion of the Queen and painter to the court, but his portrait of the royal family is so mercilessly unflattering that it's been wondered how he escaped strangulation. Yet his female saints and angels were beautiful, buxom majas - many thought them more suitable for brothels than churches. Goya was the portraitist of noble after silly, vain noble, and lover to the Duchess of Alba, the most desired woman of his age and one of the wealthiest - but his Spain was also one of blind beggars, cripples, cut-throats, lunatics, swaggering majos, flirtatious majas, dwarfs, bullfights, carnivals, massacres, and Inquisitors seeking the Devil. Much of it Goya saw through a glass darkly." "This inscrutable artist is a brilliant choice of subject for Connell, whose literary histories and penetrating novels have placed him among our greatest writers. With his famous wit, wry erudition and prodigious research, he brings to life an artist of unsurpassed imagination and his brutal times - Spain in the clutches of the Inquisition. Connell introduces a wealth of detail and a cast of comic and eccentric characters - dukes, duchesses, royalty, politicians and artists; as lewd and incorrigible a group as history has ever produced. As he charts the arc of Goya's career, Connell keeps pace with the tumultuous era and shrewdly sifts through two centuries of commentary on Goya's work, from Paul Claudel's dismay that Goya sought to avoid the eyes and the image of God, to Baudelaire's deadly accurate comment that he painted the black magic of our civilization." "Goya's protean talent sent connoisseurs barking in various directions. He was a master whose image of Saturn bloodily devouring his son is as unforgettable as his peerless rendering of the gentle light caught in the white satin gown of a countess. Most critics agree that Goya changed Western art forever, although the nature of his influence has been widely interpreted. Edgar Degas, for one, lamented that because of Goya he was condemned to painting a housewife in her bathtub. Connell has marshaled the vast array of contradictory thoughts on Goya, and conjured the artist, his art, and his times with fierce originality and imagination. The result is an unforgettable portrait from a literary master."--BOOK JACKET
The Aztec treasure house : selected essays by Evan S Connell( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connell offers stories of the Anazasi, the "old ones" of the Southwestern desert, of the grand explorers Marco Polo, Coumbus, Magellan, and Ibn Batuta, and of heretics, fanatics, scientists, cranks and geniuses
Notes from a bottle found on the beach at Carmel by Evan S Connell( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It eludes the usual categories of literature, falling somewhere in that dimly defined but extraordinarily fertile area where prose and verse, fiction and non-fiction, metaphysics and science meet."
The alchymist's journal by Evan S Connell( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white lantern by Evan S Connell( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long desire by Evan S Connell( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven essays examine the lives and achievements of adventurers, explorers, treasure hunters, and others who have sought the unknown and seemingly unattainable throughout history
Double honeymoon by Evan S Connell( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Muhlbach, hero of Evan Connell's previous novel, The Connoisseur, has a new obsession -- a beautiful, nubile girl-about-New York named Lambeth Brent, whose puzzling background and swinging activities lead Muhlbach into dark areas, causing new revelations of himself as a man to emerge. The mysterious bonds between opposites come into sharp relief as we follow the course of Muhlbach and Lambeth's relationship. An uncomfortable visit to the ballet, an abortive country vacation, brief but sparkling happy moments, and Muhlbach's final, shocking discovery add up to a mosaic of vignettes, rendering the characters startlingly real. Double Honeymoon explores the built-in dangers of a love affair between a cautious, conservative, middle-aged widower and a neurotic, high-strung, self-destructive girl. But far from just another May-September romance, the book is a keen examination of the dilemma posed by two people who are attracted to each other, yet unable to come together because of the profound differences in their backgrounds and outlooks. With a sure hand, Evan Connell demonstrates just how profound those differences can be
The diary of a rapist by Evan S Connell( )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 1960s: news of riots, war, unheard-of behavior, and rampant crime crowds the papers and the airwaves. Spurned by his wife at home and by superiors at work, Earl Summerfield hunkers down in his cramped San Francisco apartment and keeps a diary that is a scratched record of a world going to pieces. The words he overhears, the words he wants to say, swim in his head, turning into fantasies of ambition, love, and retribution. He is sorry for himself. He is angry at everyone. He takes to going out at night, slipping into other people's houses. He is looking for something, and he fixes on one woman"--Publisher's description
Lost in Uttar Pradesh : new and selected stories by Evan S Connell( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short works which center around the significance of minor events in the everyday lives of such characters as Mr. Bemis, Katia and her lion, and a wanderer back from Spain
Saint Augustine's pigeon : the selected stories of Evan S. Connell by Evan S Connell( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected stories of Evan S. Connell by Evan S Connell( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-six stories, some new, some republished. In Corset, a wife does headstands in the nude to excite her husband, in Au Lapin Gros, a man falls for a woman's big feet, and A Cottage Near Twin Falls is on a boring cocktail party
The patriot by Evan S Connell( Book )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Melvin Isaacs, aged 17, and his experiences in naval aviation school during the Second World War. Melvin faces the terrifying reality of training and the likelihood of his "washing out" (failing). Melvin's attempts to communicate the realities of his experience to his father are rebuffed
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.13 for Son of the ... to 0.79 for Evan S. Co ...)

Son of the morning star
Alternative Names
Connell, E. S. 1924-2013

Connell, Evan

Connell Evan 1924-2013

Connell, Evan S.

Connell, Evan S. 1924-2013 Jr

Connell, Evan S., Jr., 1924-2013

Connell, Evan Shelby 1924-

Connell, Evan Shelby 1924-2013

Connell, Evan Shelby 1924-2013 Jr

Connell, Evan Shelby, Jr.

Connell, Evan Shelby Jr. 1924-2013

Evan S. Connell Amerikaans auteur (1924-2013)

Evan S. Connell écrivain américain

Evan S. Connell US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Ивэн С. Коннелл


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English (345)

French (17)

Italian (12)

Spanish (7)

German (6)

Danish (4)

Dutch (4)

Japanese (2)

Swedish (2)

Czech (2)

Mr. BridgeMrs. Bridge : a novelPoints for a compass roseDeus lo volt! : chronicle of the CrusadesThe connoisseurFrancisco GoyaThe Aztec treasure house : selected essaysThe alchymist's journal