WorldCat Identities

Sheed, Wilfrid

Overview
Works: 61 works in 294 publications in 2 languages and 15,670 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Political fiction  Reviews  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Case studies  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PR6069.H396, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wilfrid Sheed
Clare Boothe Luce by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of Clare booth Luce, activist in politics and diplomacy
The house that George built : with a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Irving Berlin to Cy Coleman, from "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to "Big Spender," from Tin Pan Alley to the MGM soundstages, the Golden Age of the American song embodied all that was cool, sexy, and sophisticated in popular culture. For four glittering decades, geniuses like Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Harold Arlen enticed unforgettable melodies out of thin air. Gershwin, in his brief but incandescent career, straddled Tin Pan Alley and Carnegie Hall, charming everyone in his orbit. Possessed of a world-class ego, Gershwin was also generous, exciting, and utterly original. Half a century later, his love songs are as moving as ever. Writer Sheed uncovered the legends, mingled with the greats, and gossiped with the insiders. Now he's crafted a dazzling history of the era that "tripled the world's total supply of singable tunes.--Publisher description
People will always be kind by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The good word & other words by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Henry Robbins book "
The morning after; selected essays and reviews by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kennedy legacy : a generation later by Jacques Lowe( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and accompanying text describe the Kennedy brothers (Jack and Robert) influence and the legacy they left
Sixteen short novels : an anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short novel according to Wilfrid Sheed "is a form which the greatest masters find essential for certain effects." The masters are here in abundance, from Dostoevsky to Faulkner, Chekhov to Fowles, Mark Twain to Philip Roth. In his perspective critical introduction, Mr. Sheed explains why these stories had to be exactly this length and no longer, and what part they played in their authors' careers. Presenting a splendid group of writers at their best, this volume perfectly illustrates Mr. Sheed's bravura defense of a literary form that offers "such drama as can be taken at one sitting- a scale that literature can hardly afford to forfeit." -- publisher description
The boys of winter : a novel by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two rivals racing to write the perfect comic novel about art, life, and sex in a literary hamlet in the Hamptons
The blacking factory, & Pennsylvania Gothic; a short novel and a long story by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two short novels: The Blacking Factory describes the experiences of an American radio commentator in an English boarding school, while Pennsylvania Gothic describes Charlie Trimble's boyhood in Philadelphia
Office politics : a novel by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel's setting is the slightly worn-at-the-heels office of The Outsider, an influential journal of opinion with a small but dwindling circulation. The magazine and its staff have been dominated by the personality of editor-in-chief Gilbert Twining ever since that unorthodox "genius" of British journalism was imported a decade ago. But when a sudden illness sends Twining into enforced retirement, the underground struggle among his editors to supplant him surfaces
Transatlantic blues by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On one of his many flights between New York and London, the internationally famous television celebrity, Monty Chatworth, begins to have feelings of remorse for being a charlatan. He becomes well lubricated with Scotch, and begins to tell his confessional on his tape recorder. As he tapes his exploration into his troubled self, Monty relives the experiences of his formative years and his previous relationships, eventually revealing the secret of his soul
Essays in disguise by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's third collection of essays discusses literary figures such as Hemingway and Salinger, fatherhood, Ronald Reagan, television, politics, American humor, the Catholic Church, and other topics
Max Jamison; a novel by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theater critic Max Jamison is on the edge of burning out. Max's work is going to hell, his wife has left him, and he tries to fill the void with numerous sexual escapades that don't seem to help
Square's progress; a novel by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge Amerikaanse vrouw, die genoeg heeft van het sleurleven met haar saaie echtgenoot, verlaat haar man, waarna beiden tijdelijk hun eigen weg zoeken en de periode van scheiding op geheel verschillende wijze doorbrengen
The hack by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who has been writing pious stories and inspirational poems for Catholic magazines for years can no longer find any enthusiasm about the faith
Muhammad Ali : a portrait in words and photographs by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle class education, a novel by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three mobs : labor, church, and Mafia by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball and lesser sports by Wilfrid Sheed( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face of baseball by John Weiss( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The house that George built : with a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty
Alternative Names
Sheed, Wilfrid John Joseph

Sheed, Wilfrid John Joseph 1930-2011

Wilfrid Sheed Amerikaans romanschrijver (1930-2011)

Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist

Languages
English (213)

Dutch (2)

Covers
The morning after; selected essays and reviewsMax Jamison; a novelIn love with daylight : a memoir of recoveryMy life as a fanContemporary authors : new revision series