WorldCat Identities

Goyen, William

Overview
Works: 170 works in 434 publications in 8 languages and 9,736 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Biography  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Former owner, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3513.O97, 813.54
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Most widely held works about William Goyen
 
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Most widely held works by William Goyen
The house of breath by William Goyen( Book )
37 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poetical novel using symbols and impressions in telling the story of Charity, Texas
The collected stories of William Goyen by William Goyen( Book )
10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arcadio : a novel by William Goyen( Book )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<Div>Completed while he was dying, William Goyen's <I>Arcadio</I> is one of the most affecting and imaginative farewells to life ever written. Arcadio, whose voice is inimitably Goyenesque, is a creature from beyond the normal walk of life. Half man, half woman, raised in a whorehouse and for years the veteran exhibitionist in an itinerant circus sideshow, he has escaped from the show and has been wandering in a quest for his lost family. Speaking intimately to the reader, he tells the bizarre and fantastic tale of his life.</div>
Selected writings of William Goyen by William Goyen( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Had I a hundred mouths : new & selected stories, 1947-1983 by William Goyen( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Come, the restorer; a novel by William Goyen( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and French and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a farther country; a romance by William Goyen( Book )
29 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Goyen's second novel finds Marietta McGee-Chavez and her friends and acquaintances populate a world that is as much imagination as it is reality. And within it, they experience dreams and reality, sexual desire and loneliness, triumph and defeat.Subtitles, A Romance, In a Farther Country is an intense performance. Set in a Spanish arts factory in New York City, the novel develops through Marietta's mixed ancestry (Spanish and Texan). A cast of characters visit and move in to her Spain and by telling each other what they've never told others before, each finds the truths of themselves
A book of Jesus by William Goyen( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The faces of blood kindred; a novella and ten stories by William Goyen( Book )
4 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fair sister : a novel by William Goyen( Book )
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ghost and flesh : stories and tales by William Goyen( Book )
4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Half a look of Cain : a fantastical narrative by William Goyen( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It dreams of defying mortality - as if living in the air, like the aerialists or the flagpole sitter - and of finding perfect companionship in lover and friend. The novel is both a rediscovered cry against the conformity and suppressed emotions of the 1950s and a celebration of passion. Reginald Gibbons has edited the novel from the author's multiple manuscripts and has contributed an illuminating afterword
Savata, my fair sister by William Goyen( Book )
6 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lazy ones by Albert Cossery( Book )
5 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laziness in the Fertile Valley is Albert Cossery's biting social satire about a father, his three sons, and their uncle - slackers one and all. One brother has been sleeping for almost seven years, waking only to use the bathroom and eat a meal. Another savagely defends the household from women. Serag, the youngest, is the only member of the family interested in getting a job. But even he - try as he might - has a hard time resisting the call of laziness
Nine poems by William Goyen( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haus aus Hauch : Roman by William Goyen( Book )
12 editions published between 1950 and 1983 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La maison d'haleine by William Goyen( Book )
5 editions published between 1954 and 1982 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edition originale, 1951. Ce roman propose des portraits, des tableaux de moeurs d'une petite ville du Texas. Il contient aussi "une étude d'inquiète adolescence, une analyse des troubles qui accompagnent une puberté difficile", comme l'écrit M.-E. Coindreau dans une très bonne préface rédigée en 1954
Zamour et autres nouvelles by William Goyen( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Précieuse porte nouvelles by William Goyen( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Fantôme et la chair by William Goyen( Book )
6 editions published between 1956 and 1981 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Goyen, Charles William
Goyen Charles William 1915-1983
Goyen, William 1915-1983
Languages
English (163)
French (34)
German (27)
Spanish (7)
Italian (3)
Greek, Modern (2)
Hungarian (1)
Portuguese (1)
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