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Purdy, James 1914-2009

Overview
Works: 371 works in 992 publications in 11 languages and 26,147 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Theatrical adaptations  Domestic fiction  Musical fiction  Musical settings  Maps 
Roles: Author, Signer, Recipient
Classifications: PS3531.U426, 813.54
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Most widely held works about James Purdy
 
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Most widely held works by James Purdy
The nephew by James Purdy( Book )

81 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reactions of many residents of a small Ohio town to the news that a local boy is missing in action in Korea
Malcolm by James Purdy( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm is a classic innocent, led from one protective personality to another in the search for his missing father. He becomes involved in a series of poignant and wildly comic adventures as he is taken under the wing of an astrologer, an undertaker, a jazz queen and other eccentric characters
Color of darkness; eleven stories and a novella by James Purdy( Book )

39 editions published between 1956 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eustace Chisholm and the works by James Purdy( Book )

58 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depiction of the strange world of a small group of Americans in Chicago during the depression
In a shallow grave by James Purdy( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driehoeksverhouding tussen mismaakte Vietnamveteraan, ongenaakbare vrouw en jonge man
Cabot Wright begins by James Purdy( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cabot Wright is a handsome, Yale-educated stockbroker and scion of a good family. He also happens to be the convicted rapist of nearly three hundred women. Bernie Gladhart is a naive used-car salesman from Chicago, who--spurred on by his ambitious wife--decides to travel to Brooklyn and write the Great American Novel about the recently paroled Cabot Wright. As Bernie tries to track down Wright in Brooklyn, he encounters a series of bizarre and Dickensian characters and sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events
Children is all by James Purdy( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten stories and two plays
Jeremy's version by James Purdy( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremy's Vision is the first volume of Purdy's Sleepers in Moon-Crowded Valleys trilogy. It is Purdy's classic novel about a dysfunctional Midwestern family and the struggle between two great dynasties, particularly among the women who rule them
Mourners below by James Purdy( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De 17-jarige Duane Bledsoe, die in een kleine Amerikaanse stad woont samen met zijn vader, krijgt een relatie met de vriendin van zijn overleden broer. Tegelijkertijd groeit er een hechte vriendschap tussen Duane en een van zijn leraren
On glory's course by James Purdy( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van een vrouw die op zoek is naar haar buitenechtelijke zoon, geschilderd tegen de achtergrond van een Amerikaans dorp in de jaren dertig
Narrow rooms by James Purdy( Book )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ingewikkeld netwerk van vurige erotische passie tussen 4 jongemannen, die leidt tot moord op elkaar en het uitvoeren van opofferingsrituelen
The candles of your eyes, and thirteen other stories by James Purdy( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Purdy's stories are contemporary fables of deep loneliness and almost mystical redemption--tragic, absurd, profound, unsettling, and completely unforgettable."
In the hollow of his hand by James Purdy( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his return from World War I, Decatur, a full-bloodied Ojibwa Indian, claims as his offspring the only son of one of the towns most prominent famalies. This sets in motion a chain of events that shake this small town to its foundation
The house of the solitary maggot by James Purdy( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De teloorgang van een Amerikaanse grootgrondbezittersfamilie waarvan de leden elkaar met geweld proberen te overheersen
Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue : a novel by James Purdy( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bourgeois mother's quest in 1930s Chicago to learn about her dead daughter, a bohemian artist with whom she never got on. The quest takes Carrie Kinsella through the shocking world of jazz, alcohol and sex--but also of her daughter's paintings--and she emerges from her journey filled with motherly pride
I am Elijah Thrush by James Purdy( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bizarre klucht, waarin de jonge zwarte man Albert als een pion heen en weer wordt geschoven tussen de oude rijke Millicent De Frayne en haar grote liefde, de oude danser, dichter en schilder Elijah Trush, die haar blijft afwijzen. E.T. houdt slechts van zijn stomme kleinzoon, die hij 'Bird-of-Heaven' noemt
The complete short stories of James Purdy by James Purdy( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication of The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy is a literary event that marks the first time all of James Purdy's short stories--fifty-six in number, including seven drawn from his unpublished archives--have been collected in a single volume. As prolific as he was unclassifiable, James Purdy was considered one of the greatest--and most underappreciated--writers in America in the latter half of the twentieth century. Championed by writers as diverse as Dame Edith Sitwell, Gore Vidal, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams, Carl Van Vechten, John Cowper Powys, and Dorothy Parker, Purdy's vast body of work has heretofore been relegated to the avant-garde fringes of the American literary mainstream
Out with the stars : a novel by James Purdy( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the discovery of an anonymous libretto, a composer comes out of retirement to write an opera based on the life of the infamous novelist-turned-photographer Cyril Vane
Garments the living wear by James Purdy( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fra New York i 1980'erne med byens mange forskellige mennesker, rige og fattige, kriminelle og superreligiøse og mange andre
Dream palaces : three novels by James Purdy( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue : a novel
Alternative Names
James Purdy Amerikaans schrijver

James Purdy amerikansk poet och författare

James Purdy amerikansk poet og skribent

James Purdy écrivain américain

James Purdy scrittore statunitense

James Purdy US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Парди, Джеймс

פאראדיי, ג'מס

פרדי, ג'מס

ジェイムズ・パーディ

パーディ, ジェイムズ

詹姆斯·珀迪

Languages
English (409)

French (24)

German (23)

Italian (21)

Spanish (15)

Dutch (12)

Catalan (3)

Danish (3)

Japanese (2)

Chinese (1)

Turkish (1)

Covers
Eustace Chisholm and the worksIn a shallow graveJeremy's versionNarrow roomsThe candles of your eyes, and thirteen other storiesThe house of the solitary maggotGertrude of Stony Island Avenue : a novelI am Elijah Thrush