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Plante, David

Overview
Works: 71 works in 281 publications in 5 languages and 10,174 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PG3456.A15, 891.733
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Plante
The country by David Plante( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een in Londen wonende Amerikaan bezoekt zijn familie in de Verenigde Staten om het contact te vernieuwen met zijn gedeeltelijk invalide ouders en de overige leden van het gezin
The woods by David Plante( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Door en in de relatie met zijn vriend, een vrouw en zijn broer wordt een 18-jarige jongen langzaam volwassen
The Catholic by David Plante( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Francoeur is a young man uneasily aware of his gay sexuality- a sexuality both nurtured and tormented by his passionate religious feelings. In a bar he meets Harry, a stranger with whom he spends a night of the most intense and compelling erotic exploration and fulfillment. Set against the background of Boston in the Sixties
ABC : a novel by David Plante( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of an accident in the New Hampshire woods that claims the life of his young son, a grieving Gerard becomes obsessed with a study of the Sanskrit language and joins other "abecedarians" in a quest to uncover the hidden meaning of the alphabet
The family by David Plante( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreigner by David Plante( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge, ontheemde Amerikaan gaat in 1959 naar Parijs om te studeren. In de ban geraakt van Angela, een zwarte vrouw, volgt hij haar naar Vincent in Barcelona. Op hem wordt hij verliefd
The native by David Plante( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Native focuses on Philip, one of the seven Francoeur sons, who, in his attempt to free himself from his parents' religion and culture, marries a Protestant woman. Philip soon realizes his wife is stupid and common and that his daughter yearns for the same spiritual grounding that he had spurned in his youth. This novel continues the story that started with The Family and The Country
The Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an anthology of stories that, in the words of its co-editor David Leavitt, "illuminate the experience of love between men, explore the nature of homosexual identity, or investigate the kinds of relationships gay men have with each other, with their friends, and with their families." It is not a collection of stories written exclusively by gay authors; indeed, readers may be surprised to discover that some of their favorite women writers and straight male writers have also explored the territory. What the stories do share is a refusal to ghettoize gay men as denizens of the gay nocturnal subculture. The men in these stories live very much in the world; their sexuality, though an important aspect of their lives, doesn't singularly define them." "The thirty-nine stories brought together here suggest the ways in which gay experience has - and hasn't - changed over the course of this century, starting with the tender, unarticulated longings of two boys swimming in D.H. Lawrence's "A Poem of Friendship" and ending with the explicit sexual interaction of two boys in a bathtub in A.M. Homes's "The Whiz Kids." In between there is every imaginable kind of gay story, as offered by well-known authors and by those less familiar to the devotees of the genre. There is wry humor in Barbara Pym's clever manipulation of romantic convention; painful accounts of discovery in Larry Kramer's "Mrs. Tefillin"; the consolation of age in Edmund White's "Reprise"; and in Randall Kenan's "Run, Mourner, Run," the breaking of both racial and sexual taboos. The anthology also encompasses a richly diverse subcategory of stories inspired by AIDS, from such writers as Allen Barnett, Michael Cunningham, Stephen Greco, Dennis McFarland, and Peter Wells: stories that explore not only the tragedy of the epidemic but also the triumphs, even the erotic possibilities, that have been generated in its wake."
The age of terror by David Plante( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic American in post-communist Russia offers marriage to save a Russian woman from her crooked American partner, the pair involved in selling sex slaves to the West. But does she want to be saved? By the author of Annunciation
Annunciation by David Plante( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of an art historian and an art book editor, both Americans, as they travel through Europe in search of a painting by an Italian artist. They each have experienced tragedies in their families and the journey turns into a quest for meaning in life
The accident by David Plante( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost of Henry James by David Plante( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American ghosts by David Plante( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His part-Blackfoot father was stoic and silent; his mother, lively and garrulous but trapped; and at the center of their difficult lives was a deep, dark God." "The ghosts of the parish haunted David Plante long after he left home, lost his belief in any god, and found the center of his life both in love and in writing. However free of his past he became in his maturity, his constant fear remained that the God he was raised with would appear to him and possess him. Finally, Plante came to terms with this possessive God by coming to terms with his ancestry in a stunning spiritual and physical journey that brought him back to Providence, to Canada, to France, and finally to a new understanding of God."--Jacket
American stranger : a novel by David Plante( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in French and English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought up in a secularized Jewish household on Manhattan's upper Eastside, Nancy Green knows suspiciously little about her parents' past. She knows they were World War II Jewish refugees who were able to escape Germany with precious family heirlooms that are constant reminders of a lost life and world Nancy knows very little about. The longing she has for some kind of spiritual connection first leads her into an encounter with an Hassidic Jewish man who, unable to find meaning in his own religion, has taken vows to becomes a monk; and then an involvement with a Catholic boy in Boston where she is studying for her masters degree in English literature. Yvon, trying to escape the clutches of Catholicism and his overbearing mother, finds temporary refuge in Nancy and sees her as an escape from the insular enclave of Franco-Americans where he has spent most of his life. Their highly erotic, tempestuous relationship is frightening to both of them and a tragedy in Yvon's life eventually pulls them apart. Devastated by the breakup, Nancy ends up marrying a Jewish man from London, hoping to find herself with a man of her own religion. However, this new relationship, pale in comparison to her relationship with Yvon, ends very sadly and regrettably, inspiring Nancy to go back to Boston to track down the man who, she realizes, is the great love of her life. -- amazon.com
Slides by David Plante( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential tales of Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology by a 19th century Russian master, comprising twenty tales. They range from The Lady with the Dog, an illicit love affair between two married people, to A Blunder, in which parents eavesdrop as a suitor proposes to their daughter
Pure reason : poems by Nikos Stangos( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relatives by David Plante( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Francoeur novels by David Plante( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Francoeurs, a family of French Canadians settled in Providence, Rhode Island. The book deals with an adolescent boy's coming to terms with his sexuality within a Franco-American culture
The darkness of the body by David Plante( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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David Plante American writer

David Plante Amerikaans romanschrijver

David Plante escritor estadounidense

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