WorldCat Identities

Fante, John 1909-1983

Works: 203 works in 1,123 publications in 26 languages and 11,041 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Fictional autobiographies  Drama  Romance films  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree
Classifications: PS3511.A594, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Fante
Ask the dust by John Fante( Book )

155 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ask the Dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the twentieth-century American novel. It is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Struggling to survive, he perseveres until, at last, his first novel is published. But the bright light of success is extinguished when Camilla has a nervous breakdown and disappears ... and Bandini forever rejects the writer's life he fought so hard to attain."--Publisher's website. Young Arturo Bandini comes to Los Angeles to be a writer. A disappointing love affair and his poverty prove bitter and disillusioning
Wait until spring, Bandini by John Fante( Book )

129 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Svevo Bandini, an Italian immigrant, and his wife Maria and son Arturo struggle to survive another Colorado winter
The brotherhood of the grape : a novel by John Fante( Book )

70 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Molise, a 50 year old, successful writer, returns to the family home to help with the latest drama; his aging parents want to divorce. Henry's tyrannical, brick laying father, Nick, though weak and alcoholic, can still strike fear into the hearts of his sons. His mother, though ill and devout to her Catholicism, still has the power to comfort and confuse her children. This is typical of Fante's novels, it's autobiographical, and brimming with love, death, violence and religion. Writing with great passion Fante powerfully hits home the damage family can wreck upon us all
1933 was a bad year by John Fante( Book )

49 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped in a small, poverty-ridden town in 1933, under pressure from his father to go into the family business, seventeen-year-old Dominic Molise yearns to fulfill his own dreams
The road to Los Angeles by John Fante( Book )

70 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I had a lot of jobs in Los Angeles Harbor because our family was poor and my father was dead. My first job was ditchdigging a short time after I graduated from high school. Every night I couldn't sleep from the pain in my back. We were digging an excavation in an empty lot, there wasn't any shade, the sun came straight from a cloudless sky, and I was down in that hole digging with two huskies who dug with a love for it, always laughing and telling jokes, laughing and smoking bitter tobacco
Dreams from Bunker Hill by John Fante( Book )

67 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My first collision with fame was hardly memorable. I was a busboy at Marx's Deli. The year was 1934. The place was Third and Hill, Los Angeles. I was twenty-one years old, living in a world bounded on the west by Bunker Hill, on the east by Los Angeles Street, on the south by Pershing Square, and on the north by Civic Center. I was a busboy nonpareil, with great verve and style for the profession, and though I was dreadfully underpaid (one dollar a day plus meals) I attracted considerable attention as I whirled from table to table, balancing a tray on one hand, and eliciting smiles from my customers. I had something else beside a waiter's skill to offer my patrons, for I was also a writer
Full of life by John Fante( Book )

62 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the definitive biography of John Fante, English and film studies professor Stephen Cooper explores the life of a man whose muse was Los Angeles
The big hunger : stories, 1932-1959 by John Fante( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published here for the first time, this text presents a collection of recently-discovered stories by John Fante
The wine of youth : selected stories by John Fante( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeugdherinneringen van een Amerikaan van Italiaanse afkomst, die zich afspelen in Denver kort na de Eerste Wereldoorlog
West of Rome : two novellas by John Fante( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dago red by John Fante( Book )

27 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of the legendary Dago Red, first published in 1940, contains seven new stories, including "A Nun No More" and "My Father's God."
A walk on the wild side by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man searches for his lost love in 1930 New Orleans. He finds her working in a whorehouse and fights to save her
The reluctant saint : the story of St. Joseph of Cupertino( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when scholars fill the ranks of the monastery, Desa, who is considered the village idiot, longs to be a priest. His devotion wins him a place among the Franciscans at Otranto, but he continues to struggle to meet the ideal. When Giuseppe gets exiled to the stables, his true nature is recognized by another former peasant-turned-Bishop. The young priest's faith is so great that he begins to have visions and levitates during prayer. This feat 'elevates' him to sainthood
Prologue to Ask the dust by John Fante( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demande à la poussière by John Fante( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mon chien Stupide by John Fante( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in French and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coincé entre une progéniture ingrate et un talent de plus en plus incertain, le personnage principal de Mon chien stupide oscille entre un cynisme salvateur et des envies de fuite. Fils d'immigrés italiens, il caresse le rêve d'un retour à ses racines, fantasmant sur une vie paisible aux terrasses des cafés de la Piazza Navona à Rome. Mais pour l'heure, il faut courir le cachet, écrire des scénarios médiocres pour des séries télé affligeantes... ou le plus souvent aller encaisser un chèque des allocations de chômage. L'existence tumultueuse de la famille est bouleversée lorsqu'un gigantesque chien décide de s'installer dans la maison, pour le plus grand bonheur de l'auteur raté mais au grand dam du reste de sa tribu. Mon chien stupide est une tragicomédie de la crise individuelle : crises d'adolescence à retardement, démon de midi, couple en déliquescence. [Babelio]
The Kim Novak collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle of the Night: A young woman is in a relationship with her boss, nearly twice her age, and their families' disapproval threatens their happiness
A ovest di Roma by John Fante( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West of Rome's two novellas, "My Dog Stupid" and "The Orgy," fulfill the promise of their rousing titles. The latter novella opens with virtuoso description: "His name was Frank Gagliano, and he did not believe in God. He was that most singular and startling craftsman of the building trade-a left-handed bricklayer. Like my father, Frank came from Torcella Peligna, a cliff-hugging town in the Abruzzi. Lean as a spider, he wore a leather cap and puttees the year around, and he was so bowlegged a dog could lope between his knees without touching them."
Bravo, Burro! by John Fante( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his father's objections, Manuel refuses to be parted from the burro he rescued from a fight with a cougar
The Bandini quartet by John Fante( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This quartet of novels tells of Fante's fictional alter-ego Bandini, an impoverished young Italian-American escaping his suffocating home in Colorado for Depression-era Los Angeles. Bandini struggles under the triple of weights of poverty, father and Church
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Ask the dust
Alternative Names
Con Fante

Džon Fante

Fante, Džon, 1909-1983

Fante J.

Fante J. 1909-1983

Fante, John

Fāntī, Jūn, 1909-1983

John Fante Amerikaans schrijver

John Fante amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

John Fante amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

John Fante amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

John Fante amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

John Fante amerykański pisarz

John Fante écrivain américain

John Fante escritor estadounidense, autor de relatos, novelas e guións, de orixe italiana

John Fante scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

John Fante US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Фанте Д

Фанте Д. 1909-1983

Фанте, Джон

Џон Фанте

جان فانته نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

جون فانتي

ჯონ ფანტე

판, 존 1909-1983


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Wait until spring, BandiniThe brotherhood of the grape : a novel1933 was a bad yearThe road to Los AngelesDreams from Bunker HillFull of lifeThe big hunger : stories, 1932-1959The wine of youth : selected stories