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Goyen, William

Overview
Works: 160 works in 452 publications in 8 languages and 10,011 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Former owner, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3513.O97, 813.54
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The house of breath by William Goyen( Book )

61 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 910 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 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcadio : a novel by William Goyen( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 577 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 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
Selected writings of William Goyen by William Goyen( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goyen's final collection of stories, putting together selections from his long career as well as some of his newer works (1947-1982). Published in tandem with a new novel after about a decade of publishing silence. The title story won an O.Henry Prize
In a farther country; a romance by William Goyen( Book )

36 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 416 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
Come, the restorer; a novel by William Goyen( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and French and held by 404 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
A book of Jesus by William Goyen( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>Savata--a beautiful, fair-skinned young woman who leaves a career on the night club circuit to become high priestess of her own church in Brooklyn--is the creation of one of America's most original, evocative, and highly regarded writers. William Goyen offers a wonderful blend of bold satire and dignified pathos in this touching, funny, short novel.<BR></div>
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 243 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 212 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 )

4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savata, my fair sister by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 123 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 75 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 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zamour et autres nouvelles by William Goyen( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in French 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 38 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 )

7 editions published between 1956 and 1981 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À moitié Caïn : roman by William Goyen( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in French and English and held by 12 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. Told as a series of nested episodes, the novel is narrated alternately by a male nurse, his patient, and a lighthouse keeper. As boundaries blur and connections between the men emerge, Half a Look of Cain becomes a meditation on communion and alienation, and an exploration of emotional and physical longing. 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 a wonderful afterword
 
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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 amerikansk poet

William Goyen crivain amricain

William Goyen US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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Arcadio : a novelIn a farther country; a romanceCome, the restorer; a novelHalf a look of Cain : a fantastical narrativeA Goyen companion : appreciations of a writer's writerGoyen : autobiographical essays, notebooks, evocations, interviews