WorldCat Identities

Fante, John 1909-1983

Overview
Works: 204 works in 859 publications in 22 languages and 10,206 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Drama  Biography  Romance films  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Biographical films  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, zxx, Honoree
Classifications: PS3511.A594, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Fante
Ask the dust by John Fante( Book )

91 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Arturo Bandini comes to Los Angeles to be a writer. A disappointing love affair and his poverty prove bitter and disillusioning
The brotherhood of the grape : a novel by John Fante( Book )

67 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 840 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
Wait until spring, Bandini by John Fante( Book )

91 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Svevo Bandini, an Italian immigrant, and his wife Maria and son Arturo struggle to survive another Colorado winter
The road to Los Angeles by John Fante( Book )

67 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jongeman in Californië probeert met verschillende baantjes het hoofd boven water te houden. Uiteindelijk gaat hij het als schrijver proberen
1933 was a bad year by John Fante( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 500 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
Dreams from Bunker Hill by John Fante( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 451 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 )

45 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 409 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 406 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 401 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 )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dago red by John Fante( Book )

26 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 200 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 )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 130 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
Prologue to Ask the dust by John Fante( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reluctant saint : the story of St. Joseph of Cupertino( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the humble Franciscan monk who literally rose to sainthood. In the impoverished community of 17th century Cupertino a peasant boy finds himself in hot water most of the time. His mother, thinking she can improve him, takes him to her brother, a priest who reluctantly accepts the boy into the monastery. Miraculous things begin to happen to him, especially as he is saying his first Mass
Mon chien Stupide by John Fante( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A ovest di Roma by John Fante( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bandini quartet by John Fante( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 68 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
The Kim Novak collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bell Book and Candle: A witch gets bored, and longs for a more 'normal' existence, only to fall in love with her upstairs neighbor
Romanzi e racconti by John Fante( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Con Fante

Džon Fante

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 scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

John Fante US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Фанте Д. 1909-1983

Фанте, Джон

Џон Фанте

جان فانته نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

ჯონ ფანტე

판, 존 1909-1983

ジョン・ファンテ

ファンテ, ジョン

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The brotherhood of the grape : a novelWait until spring, BandiniThe road to Los Angeles1933 was a bad yearDreams from Bunker HillFull of lifeThe big hunger : stories, 1932-1959The wine of youth : selected stories