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Gold, Herbert 1924-

Overview
Works: 361 works in 751 publications in 7 languages and 19,683 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Biographies  Romance fiction  History  Literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.O34, 813.54
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Fathers; a novel in the form of a memoir by Herbert Gold( Book )

58 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Russisch-joodse emigrant slaagt erin een succesvol bestaan in Amerika op te bouwen, maar blijft zich toch een buitenstaander voelen
Twelve original essays on great American novels by Charles Shapiro( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve different authors discuss outstanding American fiction
Stories of modern America by Herbert Gold( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salt, a novel by Herbert Gold( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a bachelor New Yorker, "mild wizard of Wall Street", his old Army buddy, recently divorced, and the lonely, loving girl both men want
A girl of forty by Herbert Gold( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First person singular : essays for the sixties( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium of declarations on modern life by contemporary authors who usually write as novelists, poets or in another media
Family : a novel in the form of a memoir by Herbert Gold( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction of the fifties : a decade of American writing by Herbert Gold( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great American jackpot by Herbert Gold( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great American Jackpot is about the price in rage and loneliness of the pursuit of success and individual personality in the new mass-cult America. Setting is California, San Francisco to be exact; the time is now, right now, and the people are Dr. Jarod Howe, successful, charming, clever, and tormented black professor, and his student Al Dooley, young white son of California affluence. Both of them are intelligent; both seem to have everything America can give; and both are in deep trouble. Al decides to embark on a career in crime. He will rob the Crocker-Anglo Bank. He does. What happens? Read and find out. Jarod sheds his professor's robes to try the Black Muslim way. Does it work? We shall see."--
He/she : a novel by Herbert Gold( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love & like by Herbert Gold( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of happy problems by Herbert Gold( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his first book of non-fiction, originally published in 1962, Herbert Gold explores some not-so-happy problems confronting people in an age of "mass destruction, mass inertia, mass everything." While acknowledging that we live in a time of utmost global significance-war on an enormous scale was a reality of the twentieth century and continues to threaten, unadulterated evil has exhibited itself in grandiose proportions-Gold tackles issues and problems which are very much of significance to the individual: teaching, writing, love, marriage, divorce, and death. In The Age of Happy Problems, Gold takes the reader through a journey of eclectic characters, situations, and locales. Part I is a selection of essays entitled "American Events." In "The Age of Happy Problems" we are presented with an analysis of the problems facing people in the middle of their lives and careers. "How to Be an Artist's Wife" explores the prospect of being married, and remaining married, to a temperamental and egotistical artist. "Divorce as a Moral Act" describes the termination of marriage as a means for renewal and the chance to start over again the search for love. "The Bachelor's Dilemma" evokes the decisions confronting the male of the "big city." And "A Dog in Brooklyn, A Girl in Detroit: A L"ife Among the Humanities" is a memoir on the paradoxes of teaching in a university. Part II is entitled "American Places." The author examines in this section various American lifestyles. In "Paris: Notes from La Vie de Boheme," Gold describes Americans abroad, why they decide to become expatriates, and how they adapt to their new surroundings. In "Greenwich Village: The Changing Village" he writes about the importance of New York City's symbol of change, experiment and nonconformity. Finally, the author meditates on "Death in Miami Beach," offering a moving account of the relationship between death and the popular Florida city. Gold writes: "How can I total it up? What is the map of the map? Well, to begin with, Plato was wrong. The life of contemplation is not sufficient...and for another thing, Plato was right. He knew that men must learn to come together in the practice of intelligence and moral privilege." Gold's essays, stemming from the author's own humanity, are just as poignant and relevant today as they were when they were first published. The Age of Happy Problems is sure to captivate, but perhaps most of all, make the reader contemplate the importance of these issues for his or her own life."--Provided by publisher
The magic will: stories and essays of a decade by Herbert Gold( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming : a novel by Herbert Gold( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True love by Herbert Gold( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Therefore be bold, a novel by Herbert Gold( Book )

19 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and German and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for Cordelia by Herbert Gold( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She took my arm as if she loved me by Herbert Gold( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Dan Kasdan and his wife Priscilla become entangled with Karim, a pornographer and drug dealer, as they come to terms with the loss of their 1960s idealism in 1990s San Francisco
Mister White Eyes : a novel by Herbert Gold( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiti : best nightmare on Earth by Herbert Gold( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Five decades ago, award-winning author Herbert Gold traveled to Haiti on a Caribbean version of the Fulbright Scholarship. The journey proved to be a turning point in his life. Fifty years later, his attachment to the tiny Caribbean nation-his second home-remains as passionate and powerful as ever. Now, in Best Nightmare on Earth, he explores the secret life of this vibrant, volatile, violent land.-Beautiful ... bizarre ... dangerous ... exotic, a Garden of Eden fallen into despair, a tiny nation of unimaginable misery and unpredictable grace, an island where life is a kind of literature, a world of -unlimited impossibility.- This is Herbert Gold's Haiti, a country of extraordinary paradox and remarkable extremes-of gingerbread dream houses and wretched slums, of brutal repression and explosive creative energy. Where else, he asks, can you run into evil spirits on the back roads, or find the goddess of fertility and orgasm represented by a photo of a tap-dancing Shirley Temple? Where else is there such generosity amid such corruption, such humor in the midst of such desperation? In his many Haitian travels, Gold has dined with Graham Greene and chatted with the hated Duvalier oppressors. He has traded stories with CIA saboteurs, former Nazis, rum-soaked diplomats, and voodoo priests. He has taken in the cockfights and hunted for pirate treasure. He has nearly died of malaria; he has faced machete-wielding gangs of Ton-Ton Macoutes. He followed the traffic in Haitian blood to American hospitals and watched the AIDS epidemic take its toll. He listened to the steady beat of drums rolling down mist-shrouded mountains, and shared in the flirting, drinking, and laughter of the streets. He has captured the essence of this land where tragedy is the music the people dance to. Herbert Gold reflects on the country's history and politics, culture and folklore, but sees much more. He sees Haiti through the eyes of a lover: impassioned, jealous, probing, ever alert, and alive. This book will be of interest to travelers to, and people interested in the problems of, Haiti and the Caribbean; and collectors of Haitian art."--Provided by publisher
 
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She took my arm as if she loved me
Alternative Names
GOLD, HENRYK

Herbert Gold Amerikaans romanschrijver

Herbert Gold écrivain américain

Герберт Голд

גאלד, הרברט 1924-

גולד, הרברט 1924-

הרברט גולד

هربرت جولد روائي من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

هربرت گلد

ゴールド, ハーバート

Languages
English (272)

French (20)

German (9)

Spanish (4)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Danish (1)

Covers
The age of happy problemsShe took my arm as if she loved meHaiti : best nightmare on EarthStill alive! : a temporary condition : a memoirHaiti : best nightmare on EarthBohemia : digging the roots of coolNot dead yet : a feisty bohemian explores the art of growing old