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Plimpton, George

Overview
Works: 488 works in 1,528 publications in 7 languages and 40,985 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biographies  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Children's audiobooks  Drama  Anecdotes  Humor  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Narrator, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor, Translator, Reporter, wpr, Creator, win, Interviewee
Classifications: PN453, B
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Most widely held works about George Plimpton
 
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Most widely held works by George Plimpton
Truman Capote : in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances, and detractors recall his turbulent career by George Plimpton( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using oral biography, a technique that perfectly matches the style of his subject, George Plimpton blends the voices of Capote's lovers, haters, acquaintances, and colleagues into a highly readable narrative. Here we are present for the entire span of Capote's life: his Southern childhood and his early days in New York; his first literary success with the publication of Other Voices, Other Rooms; his highly active love life; the groundbreaking excitement of In Cold Blood, the first "nonfiction novel"; his years as a jet-setter; and his final days of flagging inspiration, alcoholism, and isolation. All his famous friends and enemies are here: Katherine Graham, Lauren Bacall, Gore Vidal, Joan Didion, William Styron, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Lee Radziwill, John Huston, John Knowles, William F. Buckley, Jr., and dozens of others
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews by George Plimpton( Book )

90 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Kingsley Amis, John Cheever, James Dickey, Joan Didion, William Gass, Henry Green, Joseph Heller, Jerzy Kosinski, Archibald MacLeish, Pablo Neruda, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Irwin Shaw, Gore Vidal, P.G. Wodehouse
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recounts the simultaneously inspirational and hilarious saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, who in 1903 ... became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent."
D.V. by Diana Vreeland( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in English and French and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of the life and times of the woman who has reigned as fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-inchief of Vogue magazine
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, second series by Paris review( Book )

45 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edie : an American biography by Jean Stein( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the late American actress and model Edie Sedgwick
The curious case of Sidd Finch by George Plimpton( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Buddhist monk in the New York Mets organization learns to throw a baseball with unerring accuracy at the blazing speed of 168 miles per hour
Women writers at work : the Paris review interviews by George Plimpton( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris Review holds an exalted place in the annals of literature, and its interviews with writers are legendary. This reputation for excellence is borne out in the pages of this volume, the most recent in a series of interview collections and the second to focus on women writers. In her wonderfully saucy introduction, Margaret Atwood explains why a volume devoted solely to women writers is appropriate and desirable, an argument that paves the way for the edgy candor of the conversations themselves. Here are invaluable exchanges with such grande dames as Rebecca West and Katherine Ann Porter as well as interviews with contemporary writers, including Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, and Joyce Carol Oates. A photograph, reproduction of a manuscript page (what a nice touch), and biographical sketch proceed each in-depth interview. The probing and intricate discussions conducted by the likes of Donald Hall, Edward Hirsch, and Elizabeth Spires touch on everything from inspiration to working methods, gossip, and transcendent experiences, and these women speak as magnificently as they write
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews : fourth series by George Plimpton( Book )

45 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews with Borges and Seferis
Fireworks by George Plimpton( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fireworks--from legendary aficionados like Louis XIV and Peter the Great to the Lutheran minister who punctuates his sermons with homemade fireworks, from Minnesota to Monte Carlo, from cherry bombs to Catherine wheels
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, third series by George Plimpton( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interviews and biographical notes, prepared for book publication by George Plimpton."
American journey : the times of Robert Kennedy by Jean Stein( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bogey man by George Plimpton( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows golfers like Arnold Palmer, Dow Finsterwald, Walter Hagan, and many other golf greats and eccentrics on the Pro golf tour--meeting amateurs, pros, caddies, officials fans and hangers-on. Provides anecdotes on golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore, and best of all, the author's thoughts and experiences
The Civil War( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns' Emmy Award-winning documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict. The Civil War is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one
Charlotte's web by E. B White( Recording )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him
Rio Lobo by Paramount (Calif.)( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

520 A spectacular robbery of a Union pay train by Confederate guerillas leads to the train's colonel befriending the leaders of the robbery when the war ends. Together, they seek the Union traitors responsible for a string of Confederate train robberies
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, seventh series( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers 13 extended conversations with an interesting mix of old masters, mature practitioners and relative newcomers. Included is Malcolm Cowley on the drinking habits of Hart Crane, on procrastination, and on rescuing Faulkner; William Maxwell on the early days of The New Yorker; Raymond Carver on what the physical act of putting words on paper involves; Philip Larkins' last interview; Eugene Ionesco on writing versus party going; Edna O'Brien on the sanctity of first lines; and Philip Roth on psychoanalysis and fiction. Other writers covered include: Arthur Koestler, May Sarton, Elizabeth Hardwick, John Ashbery, John Barth, and Milan Kundera. These men and women speak to and against each other, candidly and provocatively, on their craft and their worlds. ISBN 0-670-80888-1: $22.95
Latin American writers at work( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... collection of interviews with some of the most important and acclaimed Latin American writers of our time ..."--Page 4 of cover
Open net by George Plimpton( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insightful and humorous, George Plimpton takes the reader into the world of professional hockey as he relates his experiences with the Boston Bruins
The Writer's chapbook : a compendium of fact, opinion, wit, and advice from the 20th century's preeminent writers by George Plimpton( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Danish and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Truman Capote : in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances, and detractors recall his turbulent career
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D.V.Edie : an American biographyThe curious case of Sidd FinchWomen writers at work : the Paris review interviewsThe bogey manCharlotte's webRio LoboLatin American writers at work
Alternative Names
Ames George Plimpton

George Plimpton acteur américain

George Plimpton actor estadounidense

George Plimpton Amerikaans journalist

George Plimpton lojtar i futbollit amerikan

George Plimpton pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

George Plimpton US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Förderer junger Schriftsteller

Plimpton, George A.

Plimpton George A. 1927-2003

Plimpton George Ames

Plimpton, George Ames 1927-2003

Plimptonas George'as

Джордж Плимптон

ג'ורג' פלימפטון שחקן אמריקאי

جرج پلیمپتن ژورنالیست، بازیگر، و نویسنده آمریکایی

جورج بليمبتون

ジョージ・プリンプトン

プリンプトン, ジョージ

乔治·普林普顿

喬治·普林頓

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