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Goyen, William

Overview
Works: 197 works in 545 publications in 8 languages and 10,147 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Personal correspondence  Interviews  Biographies  Satirical literature  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Former owner, Narrator, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PS3513.O97, 813.54
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Most widely held works by William Goyen
The house of breath by William Goyen( Book )

57 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 920 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 )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcadio : a novel by William Goyen( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 598 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 )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Random House/Bookwords book." Bibliography: 11 prelim. page
Had I a hundred mouths : new & selected stories, 1947-1983 by William Goyen( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a farther country; a romance by William Goyen( Book )

36 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 463 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
Come, the restorer; a novel by William Goyen( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and French and held by 436 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 )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 302 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
Half a look of Cain : a fantastical narrative by William Goyen( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 248 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
The faces of blood kindred; a novella and ten stories by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghost and flesh : stories and tales by William Goyen( Book )

7 editions published between 1947 and 1952 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savata, my fair sister by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The lazy ones by Albert Cossery( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and French and held by 80 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
Precious door by William Goyen( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in French and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine poems by William Goyen( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La maison d'haleine by William Goyen( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in French and held by 51 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
Wonderful plant by William Goyen( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in French and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zamour et autres nouvelles by William Goyen( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven stories, set mainly in Texas. Includes "A tale of inheritance", a novella about three sisters and a family curse
Arthur Bond by William Goyen( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Half a look of Cain : a fantastical narrative
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Arcadio : a novelIn a farther country; a romanceCome, the restorer; a novelHalf a look of Cain : a fantastical narrativeGoyen : autobiographical essays, notebooks, evocations, interviewsA Goyen companion : appreciations of a writer's writerSelected letters from a writer's life
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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