WorldCat Identities

Goyen, William

Overview
Works: 163 works in 501 publications in 8 languages and 10,506 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Biography  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Former owner, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: PS3513.O97, 813.54
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Most widely held works by William Goyen
The house of breath by William Goyen( Book )

71 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 940 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 )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcadio : a novel by William Goyen( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completed while he was dying, William Goyen's Arcadio 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 walks 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
Selected writings of William Goyen by William Goyen( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Had I a hundred mouths : new & selected stories, 1947-1983 by William Goyen( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come, the restorer; a novel by William Goyen( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and French and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goyen's fifth novel is a fable of sexuality, Texas country life in the first half of the twentieth century, religious revivalism, and the money madness and ecological destruction caused by the oil boom. The narrative is composed of the brief linked episodes and tales that are Goyen's trademark, and is written with an ear for the rhythms of regional speech that was his particular gift
In a farther country; a romance by William Goyen( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of Jesus by William Goyen( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>A non-fiction work by Goyen--his attempt to explain who Jesus Christ was utilizing Christ's own words. </div>
The fair sister : a novel by William Goyen( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in French and English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savita, a beautiful fair-skinned young woman leaves her career on the night club circuit to become high priestess of her own church in Brooklyn. A humorous tale of good and evil and right and wrong
The faces of blood kindred; a novella and ten stories by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half a look of Cain : a fantastical narrative by William Goyen( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and French and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part fable and part rhapsodic exploration of desire and loss, Half a Look of Cain bears Goyen's unmistakable artistic signature on every page. Too far ahead of its time in its swirling visionary structure, this novel was rejected by Goyen's first publisher as not sufficiently commercial and remained unpublished despite extensive revisions. The novel is shaped as a group of "medallions"--A series of related episodes
Ghost and flesh : stories and tales by William Goyen( Book )

5 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

6 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and French and held by 82 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
Im fernsten Land : eine Romanze by William Goyen( Book )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 71 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
Nine poems by William Goyen( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zamour et autres nouvelles by William Goyen( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in French and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonderful plant by William Goyen( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in French and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zamour und andere Erzählungen by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published between 1956 and 1962 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Goyen by Robert Phillips( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Half a look of Cain : a fantastical narrative
Alternative Names
Charles William Goyen scrittore, curatore editoriale e insegnante statunitense

Goyen, Charles William

Goyen Charles William 1915-1983

Goyen, William 1915-1983

William Goyen Amerikaans dichter (1915-1983)

William Goyen amerikansk poet

William Goyen écrivain américain

William Goyen romanopisec, povídkář, redaktor, učitel

William Goyen US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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Arcadio : a novelCome, the restorer; a novelIn a farther country; a romanceHalf a look of Cain : a fantastical narrativeWilliam GoyenA Goyen companion : appreciations of a writer's writerGoyen : autobiographical essays, notebooks, evocations, interviews