Hawkes, John 1925-1998
Most widely held works about John Hawkes
Most widely held works by John Hawkes
Second skin by John Hawkes ( Book )
22 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
A 59-year-old American acquires a new family on a tropical island, while looking back on his "naked history" with his old family and its talent for death.
The blood oranges by John Hawkes ( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,234 libraries worldwide
... the central theme of [this novel] is ... asserted by its narrator, Cyril, the archetypal multisexualist. Likening himself to a white bull on Love's tapestry, he pursues his romantic vision in a primitive Mediterranean landscape. There two couples -- Cyril and Fiona, Hugh and Catherine -- mingle their loves in an "Illyria" that brings to mind the equally timeless countryside of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Yet no synopsis or comparison can convey the novel's lyric comedy or, indeed, its sinister power -- sinister because of the strength of will Cyril exerts over his wife, his mistress, his wife's reluctant lover; lyric, since he is also a "sex-singer" in the land where music is the food of love. -Back cover.
The lime twig by John Hawkes ( Book )
24 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
As English horse race, the Golden Bowl at Aldington, provides the background for [the] novel ... which tells of an ingenious plot to steal and race a horse under a false name. but it would be unfair to the reader to reveal what happens when a gang of professional crooks gets wind of the scheme and moves to muscle in on this bettors' dream of a long-odds situation. Worked out with all the meticulous detail, terror, and suspense of a nightmare, the tale is, on one level, comparable to a Graham Greene thriller; on another, it explores a group of people, their relationships, fears, and loves. -Back cover.
The cannibal by John Hawkes ( Book )
27 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
A surrealistic novel of Germany after the Second World War. In the bombed-out ruins of the little village of Spitzen-on-the-Dein, a faded nightclub singer plots with a ruined politician to murder the single American G.I. who rules over the region from his motorcycle. There are flashbacks to 1914, and many of the characters appear in both periods. In the end, Germany is reunited and victorious. -http://www.wwnorton.com.
Death, sleep & the traveler by John Hawkes ( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and French and held by 978 libraries worldwide
Travesty by John Hawkes ( Book )
19 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 976 libraries worldwide
An Irish eye by John Hawkes ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and French and held by 868 libraries worldwide
In Ireland, on an outing by her orphanage to an old soldiers' home, Dervia O'Shannon, 13, one of the orphans, falls in love with Teddy Stark, one of the soldiers. The novel describes their zany adventures when they elope.
Lunar landscapes; stories & short novels, 1949-1963 by John Hawkes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
The passion artist by John Hawkes ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 821 libraries worldwide
The beetle leg by John Hawkes ( Book )
13 editions published between 1951 and 1992 in English and French and held by 807 libraries worldwide
The innocent party; four short plays by John Hawkes ( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Adventures in the Alaskan skin trade by John Hawkes ( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 718 libraries worldwide
John Hawkes reads from his novel Adventures in the Alaskan skin trade and talks about the Alaska of his youth and imagination.
Sweet William : a memoir of Old Horse by John Hawkes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
John Hawkes (author of thirteen previous novels, including The Lime Twig, Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade, Virginie, and The Blood Oranges) is one of American fiction's most honored, irascible - and most unpredictable - talents. Now Hawkes delivers what is destined to become his most popular novel, the autobiography of a wise, witty, unforgettable...horse. Sweet William is fresh and lively, a completely compelling reading experience, and a truly human, humane tale. In this anthropomorphic odyssey, Hawkes takes us into the rough world of Old Horse from his Dickensian youth (marked by the death of his beloved dam), through his years on the racetrack of life, to his relationship with Master, the man whose kindness transforms his beastly life. Old Horse is a figure whose trek through the world's multitude of shifting circumstances symbolizes all the tests and challenges faced by every beast. Hawkes brings real heart and moments of savage humor to this equine saga.
Whistlejacket : a novel by John Hawkes ( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and French and held by 697 libraries worldwide
Virginie, her two lives by John Hawkes ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and French and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Consists primarily of manuscripts by Hawkes, particularly various drafts with corrections and revisions of his ninth novel, Virginie, Her Two Lives. Also contains notes, fragments, jacket covers, and blurbs for Virginie.
The goose on the grave. [The owl] Two short novels by John Hawkes ( Book )
10 editions published between 1953 and 1994 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
The frog by John Hawkes ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and French and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Early this century a French boy swallows a frog which becomes a permanent resident in his stomach. Nobody believes him and he is sent to an asylum where, with sexual assistance from the frog, he seduces the director's wife, later ending up in a brothel. A fairy tale for adults by the author of The Blood Oranges.
Humors of blood & skin : a John Hawkes reader : autobiographical notes by John Hawkes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
"... Hawkes's own selection from his novels, stories, and his current novel-in-progress, Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade. In autobiographical commentaries, Hawkes provides a context for each of the selections and discusses the genesis and the writing of his work. As a novelist whose creative life has depended largely on travel, he evokes the actual places that have inspired his imaginary worlds: the Alaska of his boyhood; the Caribbean island where he wrote Second Skin; the Germany he knew as an ambulance driver in World War II; the South of France where he searched for images of Picasso and the Marquis de Sade."--Cover.
Innocence in extremis by John Hawkes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 337 libraries worldwide
A John Hawkes symposium : design and debris ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Alaska American fiction Artists Barth, John,--1930- Bibliography Christian fiction, American Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Europe Families Fathers and daughters Fiction Fiction--Religious aspects--Christianity Fiction--Technique Foundlings France Frogs Germany God Hawkes, John,--1925-1998 Heller, Joseph History Horror tales, American Horses Human-animal relationships Humor Humorous stories, American Innocence (Psychology) Ireland Large type books Literature Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Mediterranean Region Murder O'Connor, Flannery Parables Postmodernism (Literature) Power (Social sciences) Psychological fiction Psychological fiction, American Pynchon, Thomas Reincarnation Southern States Traffic accidents United States West, Nathanael,--1903-1940 Women and literature Young men Young women
Hawkes, J. 1925-1998
Hawkes, J.C.B., 1925-1998
Hawkes, J. C. B. (John C. B.), 1925-1998
Hawkes, John C. B. 1925-1998
Hawkes, John Clendennin Burne 1925-1998
Hawkes, John Clendennin Talbot Burne, 1925-1998
הוקס, ג׳ון, 1925-הוקס, ג׳ון
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