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Bourjaily, Vance 1922-2010

Overview
Works: 79 works in 251 publications in 4 languages and 7,354 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Musical fiction  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Fantasy fiction  War stories  Interviews  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: PS3503.O77, 813.54
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The man who knew Kennedy by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om det velstående, intelligente og frisindede miljø, Kennedyæraen udsprang fra
Now playing at Canterbury by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of interrelated tales that range from a ghost story to drag-racing, and above all, a gloriously readable narrative of people from all parts of the United States
Confessions of a spent youth / a novel by Vance Bourjaily by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this masterwork of confessional literature, a man approaching middle age recalls his impetuous youth with fondness, remorse, and astonishment Spanning the years 1939 to 1946, this is the story of a defining era in one man's life and an exhilarating tribute to the entire generation that came of age during World War II. Quince's youthful adventures begin with his first sexual encounter, a night with a girl named Moomie in a one-room cabin in Virginia, and end with the twenty-four-year-old veteran settling down to his postwar future. In between, he falls in and out of love with dozens of women, drinks and drugs his way through two years of college and four years of military service, travels the world, and meets a dazzling array of colorful characters. In a voice both beguiling and sincere, an older, wiser Quince narrates his escapades in search of the truth about who he was and who he has become. One of the finest novels of mid-twentieth-century America, Confessions of a Spent Youth is poignant, witty, and profound
The violated, a novel by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel shows an unsparing portrait of the sexual, moral and intellectual lives of four people of Bourjaily's generation, from the 1920's to the 1950's. It shows how four characters violate those whom they would love, and are, in turn, violated in the emptiness of their rapacious lives
Brill among the ruins; a novel by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nominee for the National Book Award: The story of an average American man searching for himself in the ruins of Old Mexico At the start of this vivid and invigorating novel, Robert Brill has a farm, a law practice, two children (a high-school age daughter and a son fighting in Vietnam), and a wife who would rather drink sherry than do anything else. What more can a typical Midwesterner ask for in the late 1960s? A lot, thinks Brill. Tired of distracting himself by drinking, hunting, and sleeping around, Brill leaves Illinois and his family in search of adventure. Inspired by a trip he made to the Yucatan in his younger years, he joins an archaeological dig in Puebla, Mexico. As he sifts through pre-Columbian artifacts, Brill sorts through the ruins of his life and imagines what might have been. One exhilarating fantasy involves the beautiful young graduate student sleeping in the next tent. But, as Brill soon discovers, the past is always with you, even when you are thousands of miles from home. Witty, candid, and deeply felt, Brill Among the Ruins is considered by many critics to be Vance Bourjaily’s finest novel
The great fake book : a novel by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his search for the father he never knew, Charlie Mizzourin stumbles onto a number of sources, one of whom knows about the father's diary long hidden in a fake book
A game men play : a novel by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A double murder leads to an IRA plot against the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N
The end of my life by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

22 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homosexualiteit leidt tot de ondergang van één der personages
The unnatural enemy by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1984 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hound of earth by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 1970 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allerd Pennington believed that a scientist worked for knowledge as an artist works for art. When he learns that his research as an army physicist contributed to the development of the Atom Bomb in the Manhattan Project he is overwhelmed by guilt and flees from the army and from his family
Old soldier : a novel by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country matters : collected reports from the fields and streams of Iowa and other places by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American literary anthology, 2 : the second annual collection of the best from the literary magazines by George Plimpton( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with writers : Vance Bourjaily ...( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl in the abstract bed by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assassination by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How novelists work( Recording )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a panel discussion on how novelists work while writing a novel, how to market a novel, and the pros and cons of using an agent
... Discovery( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unnatural Enemy ... Illustrated by David Levine by Vance Bourjaily( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ..., a checklist by Betty Lenhardt Hudgens( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bourjaily, Vance

Bourjaily, Vance 1922-

Bourjaily, Vance 1922-2010

Bourjaily, Vance Nye.

Nye Bourjaily, Vance

Vance Bourjaily Amerikaans romanschrijver (1922-2010)

Vance Bourjaily Novelist, playwright, journalist, essayist

Vance Bourjaily US-amerikanischer Journalist, Schriftsteller, Verfasser von Theaterstücken und TV-Episoden

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