WorldCat Identities

Bowering, George 1935-

Overview
Works: 318 works in 959 publications in 4 languages and 13,329 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Poetry  Short stories  Interviews  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Narrator, Honoree
Classifications: PR9199.3.B63, 813.54
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Shoot! by George Bowering( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the McLean Gang, halfbreeds who terrorized the Canadian West in the 1870s. The novel traces their idealistic beginning--stealing cattle and guns with the intention of starting an Indian rebellion--to their downhill slide into cold-blooded murder, whereupon the ranchers rose against them
Caprice : a novel by George Bowering( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid 1890s, a whip toting cowgirl is bent on getting revenge on the man who murdered her brother. In the rough country outside Kamloops, B.C. she comes face to face with his killer
Burning water : a novel by George Bowering( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre l'écrivain canadien-anglais George Bowering et George Vancouver, le navigateur britannique qui a donné son nom à la ville que l'on sait, se sont tissés les liens d'une longue complicité que ce roman de 1980, après un vaste poème et une pièce radiophonique, vient parachever. Le sous-titre du récit est explicite: on y retrouve, avec en un contrepoint discret le portrait de l'écrivain au travail, à Trieste et en d'autres lieux, le détail de cet interminable périple le long des côtes de l'Amérique qui, de 1791 à 1795, occupa l'explorateur. Une narration vive, des personnages bien saisis font de cet ouvrage une lecture agréable, encore qu'il soit exagéré d'écrire, comme le fait Stéphane Lépine, qu'il renouvelle le genre du récit d'aventures. [SDM]
10 women : stories by George Bowering( )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten Women is a new collection of short fiction from one of Canada's preeminent writers. Each of these stories offers us a portrait of a woman with whom the author may or may not have had either an intimate and/or a meaningful relationship. You can't really tell for sure. Depending on your proclivities, some of them might even seem pretty hot - like the lurid fantasies that illustrate the covers of pulp fiction novels, the ethereal intellectual beauties that emanate from poetic fields of asphodels, or the petit bourgeois housewives that litter Alice Munro stories, these ten characters remind us that for every fetish there's a partner. -- from back cover
Mirror on the floor by George Bowering( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reissued as part of Anvil Press's Lost BC Literature series Set in Vancouver in the mid-1960s, Mirror on the Floor focuses on one summer in the life of UBC grad student Bob Small and his roommate, George Delsing. They spend their time carousing the downtown eastside and engaging in conversations with the old-timers-dockworkers, unemployed loggers, and retired seamen. They study, smoke cigarettes, endure tedious summer jobs, bombard one another with philosophical banter, and strike out on near nightly adventures in Small's "poor old over-traveled yellow Morris Minor" to the pubs and late-night
Vermeer's light : poems, 1996-2006 by George Bowering( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Purdy by George Bowering( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mask in place : essays on fiction in North America by George Bowering( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerrisdale elegies by George Bowering( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is extraordinary that one can take the measure of how radically cultural sensibilities can change throughout a century by a careful reading of only two texts - in this case Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies, written in the midst of the First World War, and George Bowering's brilliant response to Rilke's call, the Kerrisdale Elegies, composed in the midst of the Cold War." "Bowering's Kerrisdale Elegies are a profoundly compelling illustration of Pound's instruction to all translators - to "make it new." In the intertextuality of these two great masterworks is to be found the birth of a post-modern writing that is self-aware, where the other is discovered in the process of the writer writing, and is not a referent, neither secular nor divine, outside of the text itself, and therefore ultimately estranged from both the writer and the reader." "Williams' dictum, too, that writers should write "no ideas but in things" so thoroughly infuses Bowering's Kerrisdale Elegies, that while they are an exact equivalent to Rilke's emblematic masterpiece - separated as they are by three generations of one of the most tumultuous centuries in human history - they are not a translation, but a living, vibrant transformation of the work."--BOOK JACKET
The Contemporary Canadian poem anthology by George Bowering( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sticks & stones by George Bowering( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the busy Pig household is always eventful, as Father, Mother, and their ten children have a big party, struggle against bad moods, and all end up in the same bed one night
Rocky Mountain foot; a lyric, a memoir by George Bowering( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Likely stories : a postmodern sampler( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction of contemporary Canada( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flycatcher & other stories by George Bowering( Book )

13 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of American poetry that celebrates over 200 years of American life and history as illustrated by fine art from the collection of the National Museum of American Art
Seventy-one poems for people by George Bowering( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short sad book : a novel by George Bowering( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touch; selected poems 1960-1970 by George Bowering( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gangs of Kosmos by George Bowering( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban snow by George Bowering( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Vermeer's light : poems, 1996-2006
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Caprice : a novelBurning water : a novelVermeer's light : poems, 1996-2006Kerrisdale elegiesSticks & stonesLikely stories : a postmodern samplerUrban snow
Alternative Names

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Languages
English (285)

French (4)

Chinese (1)

Italian (1)