WorldCat Identities

Offit, Sidney

Overview
Works: 54 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 5,101 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Satirical literature  Literature  Spy fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Biography  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3572.O5, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sidney Offit
Novels & stories, 1963-1973 by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capturing Vonnegut in mid-career, this first of a three-volume edition gathers four of his most acclaimed novels. Cat's Cradle (1963) is a comedy of the end of the world (it ends with ice). God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1965) is the tale of a so-called fool, his money, and the lawyer who contrives to part them (it ends with fire). Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Vonnegut's breakout book and one of the iconic masterpieces of twentieth-century American literature, is the tale of Billy Pilgrim, who, being unstuck in time, is doomed to continually relive both the firebombing of Dresden and his abduction by space aliens. And, in a text enhanced by the author's spirited line drawings, Breakfast of Champions (1973) describes the fateful meeting of "two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men," one of whom disastrously believes that everyone else is a robot. The volume is rounded out with three short stories and revealing autobiographical accounts of the bombing of Dresden
Novels & stories 1950-1962 by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of Vonnegut's early work opens with Player Piano (1952), a Metropolis-like parable of breakneck technological innovation and its effect on those it robs of their livelihoods. The Sirens of Titan (1959), the interplanetary adventures of the world's wealthiest and most despised man, is both a pulp-fiction space opera and a satire on the vanity of human striving. The confessions of a German-American double agent well placed among the Nazi elite, Mother Night (1962) is a cautionary tale with a famous moral: "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." Here too are six of Vonnegut's best short stories, gems that display his talent for hilarious invention and caustic social criticism
Novels 1976-1985 by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slapstick (1976) takes the form of the post-apocalyptic memoirs of Wilbur Daffodil-11 Swain, architect of a brilliant scheme to rid mankind of loneliness. Jailbird (1979) is a political fable of our time, the biography of a good man who becomes embroiled in several of the worst political scandals of the American century. Deadeye Dick (1982) depicts a talentless playwright's struggle to atone for the crimes of his youth and the sins of his country. Galápagos (1985), a favorite of the author's among his books, tells the story of how and why a million years ago, during the global ecological disaster of 1986, humankind embarked on an unlikely evolution. The volume is rounded out with an assortment of Vonnegut rarities: speeches, essays, and commentary from the period that touch upon the themes, incidents, and particulars of the novels
Novels 1987-1997 by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... "The final three novels of the visionary master who defined a generation. Bluebeard (1987) is the colorful history of a phenomenally gifted realist painter who, in the 1950s, betrayed his artistic vision for commercial success. Now, at seventy-one, he writes his memoirs and plots his revenge on the worldly forces that conspired to corrupt his talent. In Hocus Pocus (1990), a freewheeling prison memoir by a Vietnam vet and disgraced academic, Vonnegut brings his indelible voice to a range of still-burning issues--free speech, racism, environmental calamity, deindustrialization, and globalization. Timequake (1997), the author's last completed novel, is part science fiction yarn (starring perennial protagonist Kilgore Trout), part diary of the mid-1990s (starring the author himself). The result is a perfect fusion of Vonnegut's two signature genres, the satirical fantasy and the personal essay, and a literary magician's fond farewell to his readers and his craft."--Jacket
What kind of guy do you think I am? by Sidney Offit( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The summer after his high school graduation, Ted meets a young woman who helps him make some decisions about his immediate future
The boy who made a million by Sidney Offit( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifteen-year-old boy takes over his father's small grocery store, and with the help of his two friends has soon made a million dollars, only to discover his money can not buy the really important things in a boy's life
Soupbone by Sidney Offit( Book )

5 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two boys use a magic potion which makes people invisible to help Soupbone McDexter overcome his age and play a pennant-winning baseball game
The adventures of Homer Fink by Sidney Offit( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer Fink could speak Latin and Greek or chart the orbit of the planet Jupiter, but when it came to tying his shoelaces or knotting his tie Homer was helpless. The Adventures of Homer Fink is a story of youth's first awareness of power and philosophy and love. It is peopled with characters as real as your next-door neighbors and yet uniquely extraordinary. Above all, this is a tale full of humor and affection and the wonder of growing up
Not all girls have million dollar smiles : and other tales from Sam Orlinski's scene by Sidney Offit( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the adventures of a thirteen-year-old boy growing up in Baltimore
Only a girl like you by Sidney Offit( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in Danish and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seventeen-year-old boy finds himself falling in love with a girl who seems to be giving him everything without becoming involved
The best of baseball; the game's immortal men and moments as selected from Baseball magazine( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadet quarterback by Sidney Offit( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadet attack by Sidney Offit( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadet command by Sidney Offit( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 1968 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadet Stretch Wheatley must juggle his life as a company commander in military school and as star player on the basketball court
Little drops of water by Kurt Vonnegut( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often funny portrait of life in post'World War II America'a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. Vonnegut offers a pitch-perfect portrait of a singing instructor cum lothario whose perfectly ordered bachelor lifestyle is thrown into chaos by a jilted chanteuse who won't take "Go away" for an answer'and knows how to turn the force of habit against him. Little Drops of Water and the thirteen other never-before-published pieces that comprise Look at the Birdie serve as an unexpected gift for devoted readers who thought that Kurt Vonnegut's unique voice had been stilled forever'and provide a terrific introduction to his short fiction for anyone who has yet to experience his genius
King and Queen of the Universe by Kurt Vonnegut( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often funny portrait of life in post'World War II America'a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. In a poignant tale set in the depths of the Great Depression, two children of privilege get a lesson in empathy from a down-and-outer with an unusual plan to prove himself a success in the eyes of his dying mother. King and Queen of the Universe and the thirteen other never-before-published pieces that comprise Look at the Birdie serve as an unexpected gift for devoted readers who thought that Kurt Vonnegut's unique voice had been stilled forever'and provide a terrific introduction to his short fiction for anyone who has yet to experience his genius
The other side of the street, a novel by Sidney Offit( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He had it made by Sidney Offit( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topsy Turvy by Sidney Offit( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy who won the world series by Sidney Offit( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Novels & stories, 1963-1973
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SoupboneLittle drops of waterKing and Queen of the UniverseHe had it madeFriends, writers, and other countrymenFriends, writers, other countrymen : a memoir
Alternative Names
Sidney Offit American writer

Sidney Offit escritor estadounidense

Sidney Offit schrijver

Languages
English (78)

Danish (3)