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Simmons, Charles 1924-

Overview
Works: 82 works in 237 publications in 6 languages and 4,627 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Concordances  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Editor, Narrator, Composer, Creator
Classifications: PS379, 813.509
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Most widely held works by Charles Simmons
The creative present; notes on contemporary American fiction by Nona Balakian ( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wrinkles by Charles Simmons ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliantly original examination of the many aspects that make up a life—from birth, up and over the hill, and into the wilderness of old age A truly astonishing and original work of fiction, Wrinkles is the story of a life lived forty-four times, from childhood to adulthood to old age. It is a story of one man, a writer, who is born, who grows, who loves, who stops loving; who eats, sleeps, smokes, lies, boozes, cheats, regrets, has sex, has dreams, and lives. In short yet intimately detailed chapters, each covering a single aspect of his life from youth through old age, we get to know this person fully through the small yet telling incidents that make him who he is. He remembers the taste of a cigarette, the feel of his army uniform, the scent of a lover, the strange and unexpected touch of a college professor’s hand, and so many more small experiences that can never be shaken off. At once poignant, funny, and troubling, Charles Simmons’s Wrinkles is a dissection of an ordinary existence made extraordinary through reflection—a brilliant celebration of the not-so-simple act of being alive
Salt water : a novel by Charles Simmons ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a family holiday by the sea, a 16-year-old boy falls in love with a 20-year-old woman next door. The father, a womanizer, is also attracted to her, jealousy is born and one of them will drown. By the author of The Belles Lettres Papers
The belles lettres papers : a novel by Charles Simmons ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The everyday insanity of life at a fictional literary review The journal Belles Lettres has a long and storied history, which is what enticed young editor Frank Page over its threshold in the first place. But Frank did not anticipate the infighting, backstabbing, and utter oddity that are all business as usual at the respected magazine. Still, nothing can match Frank’s thrill at discovering a new literary phenom. But the book industry seems to be on the decline. Integrity is going extinct as conglomerate giants gobble up smaller organs and trample innovation and daring into the muck of commerciality. At least Frank’s position gives him a front-row seat at the publishing world’s fight of the century, as deposed editorial icon Jonathan Margin takes on self-serving corporate overseer Newbold Press in an ink-splattered battle to the death
Powdered eggs, a novel by Charles Simmons ( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young writer-to-be embarks on a comic coming-of-age journey through the crushing mediocrity of work, the vagaries of fate, and the mysteries of sex A confused and conflicted but not altogether angry young man shares his observations, disappointments, rants, and sexual desires in a revealing series of letters to an unnamed friend. Our hero wants to be a writer, but is stuck doing mind-numbing work for an unscrupulous encyclopedia publisher. He muddles through two engagements, one to a bright-eyed Catholic virgin, the other to a woman pregnant with another man’s child. And the Great American Novel he is writing—about a man named Austin who is becoming invisible—may be a bit too much for the reading public to handle. But as long as he’s got his friends (like Jose, who is determined to bed and wed his cousin Rita the nun), his health (no thanks to the medical establishment that killed his father), and his libido, everything should turn out okay. Winner of the William Faulkner Foundation Award for notable first novel—more outrageous than Catcher in the Rye and more scandalous than Portnoy’s Complaint —Charles Simmons’s Powdered Eggs is an unforgettable view of young American life through an amusingly jaundiced eye
All there is to know : readings from the illustrious eleventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An old-fashioned darling by Charles Simmons ( Book )
5 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beleaguered young editor at a famous girly magazine swears off sex, only to find himself more deeply mired in lust and love than ever before There are perks to working at a men’s magazine that unabashedly celebrates the unclothed female form. However, the constant parade of exquisitely beautiful women strolling in and out of Oliver Bacon’s office can prove most distracting. Oliver opts to treat his situation with extreme measures: he resolves to try celibacy. But being chaste is easier said than done when one is toiling in a garden of earthly delights, with temptation blooming all around. The challenge gets even more difficult when a particular darling turns up to plunge Oliver’s life and libido both into pure chaos. In an insightful and outrageous romp, Charles Simmons wickedly charts the minefields of lust and love
A Scripture manual, alphabetically and systematically arranged, designed to facilitate the finding of proof texts by Charles Simmons ( Book )
23 editions published between 1844 and 1908 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plots that sell to top-pay magazines by Charles Simmons ( Book )
3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A laconic manual and brief remarker containing over a thousand subjects, alphabetically and systematically arranged by Charles Simmons ( Book )
13 editions published between 1852 and 1853 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
P. Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoseon XIII, XIV = The metamorphoses of Ovid, books XIII and XIV by Ovid ( Book )
8 editions published between 1887 and 1939 in Latin and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Topical text-finder. by Charles Simmons ( Book )
1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belles Lettres : Roman by Charles Simmons ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salzwasser Roman by Charles Simmons ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les locataires de l'été : roman by Charles Simmons ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman psychologique (formation)
All there is to know ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lebensfalten : Roman by Charles Simmons ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ai shang Shi na by Xi Meng Si ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
P. Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoseon XIII = The metamorphoses of Ovid, book XIII by Ovid ( Book )
3 editions published between 1929 and 1948 in Latin and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La narrativa actual en los Estados Unidos ( Book )
4 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (111)
German (18)
Latin (8)
French (6)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (1)
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