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Johnson, Joyce 1935-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 198 publications in 5 languages and 7,123 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Case studies  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, pan
Classifications: PS3521.E735, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joyce Johnson
The voice is all : the lonely victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work, a profile of the iconic author's early years offers insight into his efforts to bridge his dual cultural heritage while exploring how his French Canadian background enriched his prose
What Lisa knew : the truths and lies of the Steinberg case by Joyce Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IN HER POWERFUL, INTENSELY PERSONAL AND SUPERBLY WRITTEN INVESTIGATION INTO THE STEINBERG CASE, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR JOYCE JOHNSON STIRS US TO LOOK DEEPLY INTO OURSELVES FOR THE ANSWER TO THIS HAUNTING QUESTION. UNLIKE ANY OTHER TRUE CRIME ACCOUNT OF THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY, WHAT LISA KNEW TELLS US THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE EVENTS OF NOVEMBER 1, 1987 WHEN JOEL STEINBERG, SLEAZY LAWYER AND SADISTIC COKE ADDICT, SAVAGELY BEAT HIS SIX YEAR OLD ADOPTED DAUGHTER AND LEFT HER TO DIE ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR OF HIS GREENWICH VILLAGE APARTMENT WHILE HIS LOVER, HEDDA NUSSBAUM, THE WOMAN WHO RAISED LISA FROM INFANCY DID NOTHING TO SAVE HER
Door wide open : a beat love affair in letters, 1957-1958 by Jack Kerouac( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a blind date in Greenwich Village set up by Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac met Joyce Glassman. This unique book, containing the many letters the two of them wrote to each other whenever Jack was in transit, reveals a surprising side of Kerouac - his capacity for forming a tender bond with a woman who shared his passion for writing. It also gives us a vivid and immediate picture from the female perspective of what it took to be young and Beat in the Cold War fifties, to participate in the formation of a defiant new bohemia in downtown Manhattan, and to fall deeply in love with a man who "could behave unforgivably but whom you would ultimately have to forgive.""--Jacket
In the night café by Joyce Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and French and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joanna is haunted by the death of her husband, Tom. Her grief is like an umbrella shadowing her daily activities as she tries to carry on and to understand the meaning of Tom's broken life
Bessie Head : the road of peace of mind : a critical appreciation by Joyce Johnson( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to Kerouac?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the personal history and creative process of Jack Kerouac, father of the Beat Generation, author of "On the road", and a pivotal figure of the fifties countercultural revolution. Shows what happened when fame and notoriety were thrust upon an essentially reticent man
Bad connections by Joyce Johnson( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the great wave of husband-leaving ushered in by the Sexual Revolution, Molly Held frees herself from her cold, flagrantly unfaithful husband after their final quarrel turns violent. With her five-year-old son, she lights out for an Upper West Side apartment and the new life she hopes to find with Conrad Schwartzberg-the charismatic radical lawyer who has recently become her lover. Having escaped from a desert, she lands in a swamp. While Conrad radiates positive energy, he is unable to tell Molly-or anyone who loves him-the truth. No longer the wronged wife, Molly now finds herself the Other Woman. She is sharing Conrad with Roberta, another refugee from marriage-with Conrad's movements between the two of them disguised by his suspiciously frequent out-of-own engagements. Roberta either knows nothing or prefers to look the other way, but Molly's maddening capacity for double vision takes over her mind. What saves her from herself is her well-developed sense of irony, which never fails her-or the reader
Minor characters by Joyce Johnson( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Kerouac. Allen Ginsberg. William S. Burroughs. LeRoi Jones. Theirs are the names primarily associated with the Beat Generation. But what about Joyce Johnson (nee Glassman), Edie Parker, Elise Cowen, Diane Di Prima, and dozens of others' These female friends and lovers of the famous iconoclasts are now beginning to be recognized for their own roles in forging the Beat movement and for their daring attempts to live as freely as did the men in their circle a decade before Women's Liberation. Twenty-one-year-old Joyce Johnson, an aspiring novelist and a secretary at a New York literary agency, fell in love with Jack Kerouac on a blind date arranged by Allen Ginsberg nine months before the publication of On the Road made Kerouac an instant celebrity. While Kerouac traveled to Tangiers, San Francisco, and Mexico City, Johnson roamed the streets of the East Village, where she found herself in the midst of the cultural revolution the Beats had created. Minor Characters portrays the turbulent years of her relationship with Kerouac with extraordinary wit and love and a cool, critical eye, introducing the reader to a lesser known but purely original American voice: her own
The voice is all : the lonely victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Jack Kerouac as a young artist
The NY beat generation show( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 of a series documenting the historic Beat Generation Conference - May 1994, Town Hall & NY University
Jack Kerouac by Dave Stewart( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Kerouac, cult writer of the Beat generation, remains an American icon. This documentary focuses on the 63 days he spent as a fire warden in Washington State where he used the time to gather material for his second book. Examining the time through photos and the commentary of those who knew him, the program illuminates Kerouac's literary style, while detailing his later downward spiral into alcoholism
In the night cafe by Joyce Johnson( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh air with Terry Gross : writers speak by National Public Radio (U.S.)( Recording )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Gross interviews 13 acclaimed writers
Kerouac et la beat generation une enquête by Jean-François Duval( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zaunköniginnen New Yorker Erinnerungen by Joyce Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisas Geheimnis die schockierende Geschichte einer Familie by Joyce Johnson( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desolation angels by Jack Kerouac( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After spending months as a fire lookout on a remote mountain, Jack Duluoz returns to his life in San Francisco and discovers how his isolation has affected his life. As he hitches, walks, and talks his way across the world, Duluoz perceives the angel that is in everything. It is life as he sees it
The NY beat generation show( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel discussion with women authors who were involved in the "beat generation" of the late 50's and 60's and some individual interviews
Dangerous legacy by Joyce Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come and join the dance by Joyce Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daring debut of the Beat Generation's first woman novelistIt's 1955. Seven days before her graduation from Barnard College, Susan Levitt asks herself, "What if you lived your entire life without urgency?" just before going out to make things happen to her that will shatter the mask of conformity concealing her feelings of alienation. If Susan continues to be "good," marriage and security await her. But her hunger is rising for the self-discovery that comes from existential freedom. After breaking up with the Columbia boy she knows she could marry, Susan seeks out those she considers "o
 
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Door wide open : a beat love affair in letters, 1957-1958
Alternative Names
Glassman Joyce

Glassman, Joyce 1935-

Joyce Johnson Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Joyce Johnson écrivaine américaine

Joyce Johnson US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Джойс Джонсон

جویس جانسون نویسنده آمریکایی

ジョンソン, ジョイス

Languages
English (145)

French (11)

German (10)

Spanish (4)

Japanese (2)

Covers
Bessie Head : the road of peace of mind : a critical appreciationMinor charactersFresh air with Terry Gross : writers speakDesolation angelsMissing men : a memoirMinor characters : a young woman's coming-of-age in the beat orbit of Jack Kerouac