Gardner, John 1933-1982
Most widely held works about John Gardner
Most widely held works by John Gardner
Grendel by John Gardner ( Book )
72 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,628 libraries worldwide
The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his own side of the story.
The life & times of Chaucer by John Gardner ( Book )
18 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 2,657 libraries worldwide
A biography of the medieval English author who wrote "The Canterbury Tales," "Troilus and Criseyde," "The Legend of Good Women," and other works.
October light by John Gardner ( Book )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,366 libraries worldwide
James Page is a crusty old Vermonter who blasts his TV with a shotgun and locks his 80-year old sister, Sally, in her bedroom. While imprisoned there, she finds and reads a cheap paperback thriller about marijuana smugglers in Mexico (actually written by Gardner and his first wife, Joan). The two stories are then woven together with considerable leaps of time and missing pages in the thriller. At times, Gardner wanders around in philosophy la-la land, while at other times he can write the most surreal and beautiful poetic prose about nature, and at still other times he can portray the emotional torture endured by James and eventual redemption of his humane spirit.
Nickel mountain; a pastoral novel by John Gardner ( Book )
32 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,267 libraries worldwide
The story of a middle-aged man who runs a rural diner and the young, plain girl who drifts into his life.
The sunlight dialogues by John Gardner ( Book )
26 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,154 libraries worldwide
The art of fiction : notes on craft for young writers by John Gardner ( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,948 libraries worldwide
Explains the principles and techniques of good writing, and discusses the seven basic technical matters that beginning writers must constantly bear in mind.
On becoming a novelist by John Gardner ( Book )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,841 libraries worldwide
Contains advice to young writers organized around three main questions: Am I talented enough? How should I educate myself? Can I make a living from writing fiction?
On moral fiction by John Gardner ( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,797 libraries worldwide
Essays in which the novelist demands that fiction seek "to improve life, not debate it" and that it "ought to be a force bringing people together, breaking down barriers of prejudice and ignorance, and holding up ideals worth pursuing.".
Mickelsson's ghosts : a novel by John Gardner ( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,569 libraries worldwide
Former star philosophy professor Peter Mickelsson buys a house in the Pennsylvanian countryside as part of an attempt to patch his life and health back together only to find himself facing a series of weird events.
Gilgamesh : translated from the Sîn-leqi-unninnī version ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,481 libraries worldwide
A totally new translation of the classic Mesopotamian epic--with lengthy introduction and annotations--is presented in such a way as to reflect the appearance and arrangement of the original stone tablets.
Freddy's book by John Gardner ( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,441 libraries worldwide
Freddy, who is a shy, obese, eightfoot-tall adolescent, writes a folktale of sixteenth-century Scandinavia. The dark, anguished world he writes of mirrors his own anguish.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: notes with notes on Pearl and brief commentary on Purity and Patience by John Gardner ( Book )
4 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
The art of living, and other stories by John Gardner ( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and Russian and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
The poetry of Chaucer by John Gardner ( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,316 libraries worldwide
The king's Indian; stories and tales by John Gardner ( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 1,223 libraries worldwide
Jason and Medeia by John Gardner ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
A modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth depicting the love of Jason, the hero who claimed the kingdom of Iolcus, and the princess of Caechis, Medeia.
In the suicide mountains by John Gardner ( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Unable to find a place for themselves in society, a young woman, a dwarf, and a prince journey to the mountains intent on doing away with themselves.
Stillness ; and, Shadows by John Gardner ( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
The alliterative Morte Arthure, The owl and the nightingale, and five other Middle English poems in modernized version ( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 769 libraries worldwide
On writers and writing by John Gardner ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
"All my life," John Gardner wrote, weeks before his death in a motorcycle accident, "I've lived flat-out. As a motorcycle racer, chemist, writer...I was never cautious." This goes for John Gardner the critic as well, and that is nowhere more evident than in the pieces collected in this book. On Writers and Writing brings together, for the first time, John Gardner's essays and reviews on his fellow writers and reaffirms his status as one of the most intelligent, generous, and insightful critics of his generation. In piece after piece we see Gardner, the consummate teacher and critic, separating novelistic wheat from chaff, genuine fiction from fakery, examining the work of writers he admires - Saul Bellow, Vladimir Nabokov, Philip Roth, John Cheever, Larry Woiwode, and Joyce Carol Oates - as he would an assignment by one of his students. "Often," Charles Johnson says in his introduction, "the effect is shocking - he said that about John Updike? - but it is a testament to Gardner's professionalism that publicity and public acclaim never blinded him to the basic question every reviewer and critic must ask: What exactly do we have here?" That deceptively simple question is asked insistently throughout many of the pieces collected here, so that the reader too sees the craft and skill of some of America's greatest writers at work. In other essays, Gardner turns his extraordinary intelligence to subjects ranging from fairy tales and religion to King Arthur and Walt Disney. Chock full of insights and opinions, making it essential reading for anyone interested in American literature, On Writers and Writing is also an invaluable contribution to our understanding of John Gardner.
Adaptations Arts and morals Beowulf Biography Brothers and sisters Chaucer, Geoffrey,--d. 1400 City and town life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Domestic fiction Dragons Drifters Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian Epic poetry, English (Old) Ethics Fairy tales Farm life Fiction Fiction--Authorship--Vocational guidance Fiction--Technique Gardner, John,--1933-1982 Gawain and the Grene Knight Great Britain Heroes History Kings and rulers Literature Literature and morals Love stories Manners and customs Mentally ill Middle-aged men Monsters New York (State) New York (State)--Batavia Nineteen sixties Novelists, American Pearl (Middle English poem) Pennsylvania Poetry Poets, English--Middle English Police Psychological fiction Restaurant management Scandinavia Sheriffs Social change Social classes Teenage girls Translations Vermont
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Gardner, John Champlin.
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Gardner, John Champlin, 1933-1982
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