WorldCat Identities

Metcalf, John 1938-

Overview
Works: 183 works in 566 publications in 2 languages and 8,706 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Biography  Satire  Domestic fiction  Novels  Poetry  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, wpr, Annotator, Contributor
Classifications: PR9199.3.M45, 813.54
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by John Metcalf
Adult entertainment : short fiction by John Metcalf( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The museum at the end of the world by John Metcalf( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, and Ottawa, the stories in this collection span the life of writer Robert Ford and his wife Sheila. Playing with various forms of comedy throughout, Metcalf paints a portrait of twentieth-century literary life with levity, satire, and unsuspecting moments of emotional depth. -- Amazon.com
Making it new : contemporary Canadian stories( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going down slow by John Metcalf( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a Montreal English teacher who is having an affair with a student
Martin John by Anakana Schofield( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin John sits beside you on the train. Can he see that look on your face? He needs to see that look in your eyes, the surprise of his touch upon your leg, and your repugnance. Despite his work's distractions, his evil flatmate's enmity, his worn-out mother's admonishments, his own rules and routines, nothing can diminish his determination to touch - and to repel
How stories mean by John Metcalf( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected essays by Clark Blaise( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clark Blaise's Selected Essays brings together another aspect of his tremendous and courageous oeuvre: belle lettres, essays and occasional pieces which range over autobiography, his French-Canadan heritage, the craft of fiction, American fiction, Australian fiction, and the work of such individual writers and Jack Kerouac, V.S. Naipaul, Salmon Rushdie, Alice Munro, Leon Rooke, and Bernard Malamud, his friend and mentor
Freedom from culture : selected essays 1982-92 by John Metcalf( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers talking by John Metcalf( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady who sold furniture by John Metcalf( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of a novella and five short stories
Here & now( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Italian and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Ludd by John Metcalf( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding again the world : selected stories by John Metcalf( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collected stories of one of the greatest masters and champions of the short story form, John Metcalf's Finding Again the World considers the world through a very Metcalf-y lens. Sarcastic, wry, brilliant, and hilarious, Metcalf again proves the value of the story in a world drowning in too many novels."--
The speaking earth; Canadian poetry by John Metcalf( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of contemporary Canadian poetry
The freedom in American songs : stories by Kathleen Winter( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet Xavier Boland, the untouchable cross-dresser, who walks loose and carefree as an old Broadway tune. Meet Miss Penrice, a lost old woman forced by wartime to parent a child for the first time. Meet a Zamboni mechanic turned funeral porteur, Madame Poirer's lapdog (and its chastity belt), a congregation of hard-singing, sex-obsessed Pentecostals, and more. With The Freedom in American Songs, Kathleen Winter brings her unusual sensuality, lyrically rendered settings, and subversive humour to bear on a new story collection about modern loneliness, small-town gay teens, catastrophic love, and the holiness of ordinary life."--Page 4 of cover
Frankie Styne and the silver man by Kathy Page( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revenge thriller about celebrity culture and the power of beauty in an ugly world, by the author of Alphabet
Sixteen by twelve; short stories by Canadian writers by John Metcalf( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected stories by John Metcalf( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative voice by John Metcalf( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girl in gingham by John Metcalf( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.08 for The John M ... to 0.82 for A Special ...)

How stories mean
Covers
How stories meanSelected essaysFreedom from culture : selected essays 1982-92Writers talkingShut up he explained : a literary memoirShort story criticism : criticism of the works of short fiction writersShut up he explained
Alternative Names
John Metcalf Brits literatuurcriticus

John Metcalf Canadian writer

John Metcalf críticu lliterariu canadianu

John Metcalf écrivain canadien

John Metcalf escriptor canadenc

John Metcalf escritor canadiense

John Metcalf kanadischer Literaturkritiker und Literaturkritiker

John Metcalf shkrimtar kanadez

Metcalf, John

Metkalfas Džonas

جون ميتكالف كاتب كندي

Languages
English (229)

Italian (1)