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Calisher, Hortense

Overview
Works: 81 works in 319 publications in 4 languages and 17,863 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Biography  Diary fiction  Historical fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Film adaptations  Drama  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3553.A4, 813.54
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The collected stories of Hortense Calisher by Hortense Calisher( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finalist for the National Book Award: Thirty-six stories by O. Henry Award & ndash;winning novelist Hortense Calisher The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher gathers short pieces that chart the author & rsquo;s best-loved themes of mindful consciousness and social worlds. This collection includes one of her well-known New Yorker stories, & ldquo;In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks, & rdquo; in which a young man drops his mother off at a sanitarium and acquires a new friend who finally awakens him to the world. Also included are & ldquo;The Sound of Waiting, & rdquo; one of the chapters in the Elkin family saga; the chilling, Jamesian & ldquo;The Scream on Fifty-seventh Street, & rdquo; in which a New York widow hears a scream late one night but cannot decide how to investigate without appearing to her neighbors to have gone mad; and the nearly novella-length & ldquo;The Summer Rebellion. & rdquo
Age by Hortense Calisher( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a spirited elderly couple and their encounter with old age!
The New Yorkers by Hortense Calisher( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judge Simon Mannix, a well-educated upper-middle-class New Yorker, is faced with a terrible decision when his unfaithful wife is accidentally shot and killed by their twelve-year-old daughter. Mannix insists upon keeping the truth a secret, claiming that the death was a suicide, as he attempts to save his child from a life of psychological trauma. Shame accumulates in his consciousness, and Mannix finds himself obsessed with the nuances of guilt
Sunday Jews by Hortense Calisher( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sunday Jews explores a family united in blood yet divided by ideas. Charles, the eldest son, hopes to be a Supreme Court justice; family beauty Nell has children by different lovers; art expert Erika has altered her appearance, yet clings to her role as custodian of the family's Jewishness; and artist Zach has two wives. Their mother, infamous in Israel, born of a well-to-do Boston family but no longer rich, is bound to a past that never quite dies. The buried history of this extraordinary - and very American - family comes to light unexpectedly when grandson Bert brings home as a wife the woman who, some years ago, joined the family circle and then mysteriously disappeared."--Jacket
Extreme magic : a novella and other stories by Hortense Calisher( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and Polish and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False entry, a novel by Hortense Calisher( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-person story of a man with many masks, from his childhood in England and in the South, to the love affair in New York which forces him to face reality
Textures of life, a novel by Hortense Calisher( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in motives, conflicts, ambitions, and fears as idealistic young newlyweds face unanticipated realitiesHortense Calisher's second novel is a multigenerational story of art, family, and marriage. Opening with Liz and David's wedding and chronicling the first four years of their life together, Calisher follows the couple through their evolution into erudite, antimaterialist artists. They move into a sparse downtown Manhattan loft, prideful of their rebellious choice to lead lives unfettered by possessions. As time passes, they realize that their unbridled optimism is slowly being abraded
The railway police, and The last trolley ride by Hortense Calisher( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two short novels: "The railway police" concerns a female social worker who resigns and becomes a vagrant; "The last trolley ride" deals with a marriage that fails
Tale for the mirror, a novella and other stories by Hortense Calisher( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella and twelve other unsentimental and sometimes humorous stories illustrating the pathos of modern life. Three of them deal with aspects of human loneliness
Standard dreaming by Hortense Calisher( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish doctor deals with the dilemmas of his professional and social life
The bobby-soxer by Hortense Calisher( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hortense Calisher's revelatory novel of celebrity, small-town values, and a young woman's coming of ageFamous playwright Craig Towle has decided to return to his New Jersey hometown, a suburb of New York City. He arrives with his world-renowned reputation and a new wife who is half his age. It is the 1950s, and the new couple raises plenty of eyebrows-in particular, those of the narrator, an adolescent girl who is full of observations, but not judgments. At the center of this layered novel is the narrator's unconventional family and their odd fixation on Towle, which goes beyond his mere celeb
Eagle eye by Hortense Calisher( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hortense Calisher's complex exploration of the journey of a young man whose intelligent observations cannot help him figure out his own directionReturning home to New York from Europe on his twenty-first birthday, draft-dodging narrator Bunty Bronstein is frustrated with his increasingly pompous businessman father and his disaffected mother, who no longer shows the flame she once possessed. Equipped with an incisive view of bourgeois lifestyles in New York, Bunty observes the shifting sensibilities of his family members, and yet has difficulty apprehending his own place in the world. Preoccupie
Saratoga, hot by Hortense Calisher( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On keeping women by Hortense Calisher( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV> A complex masterpiece that reveals the mind of a contemporary woman beyond the confines of family, love, and duty to one's self </div><DIV></div> Lexie, a married woman with four children, undergoes a midlife crisis and questions her role as wife, mother, and lover. From within a Victorian house in the Hudson River Valley, Lexie dissects her life experiences in hopes of gaining a deeper understanding of her unhappiness. Through rich symbolism, lively dialogue, and acute commentary, Hortense Calisher conjures a cohesive map of Lexie's personal awakening
Mysteries of motion by Hortense Calisher( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hortense Calisher's excursion into science fiction: A rich portrait of the passengers aboard the first civilian space shuttle The Citizen Courier is headed toward Island US, "the first public habitat in space." Aboard the ship resides a collection of diverse travelers. Narrator Tom Gilpin is a rich publisher, and he's joined by fellow journalist Veronica, as well as an industrialist, a Jewish-German expatriate philosopher, a diplomat and his wife, and the teenage son of a NASA admiral. Revealing a complex, nonlinear narrative for each of its characters, the iridescent literary sci-fi of Mysteries of Motion captures lives and relationships as labyrinthine as the space vessel that carries them, channeling intergalactic, philosophical, and psychological voyages
Tattoo for a slave by Hortense Calisher( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A "tattoo" is a bugle call, a summoning that lingers in the ear. Although Hortense Calisher's family eventually migrated north to New York City, the echoes of their days as a slave-owning family in the South still resonate with this acclaimed author, who uncovers a part of history never before so strongly and tenderly revealed." "Calisher traces her family's years in the South and their transformative move up north, beautifully evoking the mood and texture of the early twentieth century. Her family was an eccentric combination of traditions and tragedies. Her Virginia-born father, a perfume manufacturer, was twenty-two years older than her German-born mother. Marked by longer-than-normal gaps between the generations and conflicts between the mercantile and the scholarly, the "American" and the emigre, her family is characterized by Calisher as "volcanic to meditative to fruitfully dull, and bound to produce someone interested in character, society, and time.""--Jacket
Queenie, a novel by Hortense Calisher( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cheeky portrait of an old-fashioned young woman's assimilation into the modern worldSet in 1960s New York, this piquant coming-of-age story concerns a teenage girl, Queenie, raised to become a "kept woman" in an exceedingly comfortable and well-adjusted'yet insular and retrograde'household. After enrolling in college, Queenie confronts new understandings, both personal and political, and gradually becomes cognizant of the dated values imparted upon her. Bringing her trademark stylishness and a remarkable exuberance to Queenie, Hortense Calisher simultaneously pays homage to and updates the Victorian storytelling approach in capturing the intellectual and sexual breakthroughs of a contemporary young woman
In the absence of angels, stories by Hortense Calisher( Book )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debut short story collection that launched the career of one of the twentieth century's most vivid writers, featuring the celebrated tale "In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks"In this captivating collection of fifteen short stories, many of which first appeared in the New Yorker, Hortense Calisher's lyrical prose captures the quotidian lives of individuals dealing with alienation, loneliness, and assimilation. Highly influenced by her own New York upbringing, Calisher brings an all-knowing and compassionate verve to these intimate stories. The opening piece, "In Greenwich There Are M
Journal from Ellipsia by Hortense Calisher( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genderless alien from Ellipsia, a planet whose inhabitants have no concept of individuality, comes to Earth on an intergalactic exchange program to learn how to become human. To live here, the traveler must study and understand our inclinations for seeing people as distinct beings--the nature of gender, and at the heart of identity, the word I. At once funny and serious, Journal from Ellipsia offers a starkly objective view on our own humanity
In the slammer with Carol Smith : a novel by Hortense Calisher( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life as a street person from a woman's point of view. It all began during the Vietnam War when Carol joined some rich kids making their anti-war stand with the help of home-made bombs. She was arrested, went to jail and on her release joined the street people. Lots of street wisdom
 
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Alternative Names
Heffelfinger, Hortense Calisher

Heffelfinger, Hortense Calisher 1911-2009

Hortense Calisher American novelist, short story writer, and memoirist

Hortense Calisher Amerikaans auteur

Hortense Calisher écrivaine américaine

Hortense Calisher US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

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Languages
English (239)

Italian (6)

Spanish (3)

Polish (1)

Covers
Sunday JewsTattoo for a slaveIn the slammer with Carol Smith : a novelContemporary literary criticism. Volume 134