WorldCat Identities

Goyen, William

Overview
Works: 163 works in 400 publications in 7 languages and 8,158 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Former owner, 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 )

69 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetical novel using symbols and impressions in telling the story of Charity, Texas
Selected writings of William Goyen by William Goyen( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 495 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 409 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 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 faces of blood kindred; a novella and ten stories by William Goyen( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fair sister : a novel by William Goyen( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 277 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>
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 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I was twenty when I followed away from my town a trapeze family, aerialists, a group of beautiful winged people, mother, father, son and daughter. They were the Ishbels." Chris, whose leg is injured, and his lover Stella, with whom he lives in a ruined, abandoned house; Chris's male nurse; Marvello the circus aerialist; a lighthouse keeper; a flagpole sitter in small-town America - these are the creatures of William Goyen's visionary fable of love, lust, and loneliness
Ghost and flesh : stories and tales by William Goyen( Book )

4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savata, my fair sister by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 122 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 81 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

Wonderful plant by William Goyen( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in French and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zamour und andere Erzählungen by William Goyen( Book )

5 editions published between 1956 and 1962 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Précieuse porte nouvelles by William Goyen( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in French and held by 32 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

Arthur Bond by William Goyen( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precious door by William Goyen( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erzählungen by William Goyen( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcadio : a novel by William Goyen( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and French and held by 11 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
 
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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 US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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Come, the restorer; a novelHalf a look of Cain : a fantastical narrativeArcadio : a novelA Goyen companion : appreciations of a writer's writer