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Gardner, John 1933-1982

Overview
Works: 371 works in 1,125 publications in 13 languages and 54,571 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Romances  Study guides  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Librettist, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Narrator, Interviewer
Classifications: PS3557.A712, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by John Gardner, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by John Gardner
Grendel by John Gardner ( Book )
76 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 4,032 WorldCat member 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 )
30 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 2,919 WorldCat member 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 )
45 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,573 WorldCat member 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
The sunlight dialogues by John Gardner ( Book )
53 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Who is the Sunlight Man? Sheriff Fred Clumly is trying to unravel mysteries surrounding a drifter called "The Sunlight Man," who is jailed for painting the word "LOVE" across two lanes of traffic in the small town of Batavia, New York, and later suspected of murder. Vivid, compassionate and often disturbing - with an astonishing cast of characters - this expansive novel is John Gardner's masterpiece."--BOOK JACKET
Nickel mountain; a pastoral novel by John Gardner ( Book )
38 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,374 WorldCat member 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 art of fiction : notes on craft for young writers by John Gardner ( Book )
34 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,235 WorldCat member 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 )
33 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,027 WorldCat member 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 )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that great moral fiction has open-mindedly tested human values in an attempt to discover what best promotes human fulfillment and that current fiction fails to do so and, thus, undermines our experience of literature and our faith in ourselves
The alliterative Morte Arthure the owl and the nightingale, and five other Middle English poems in a modernized version by John Gardner ( )
14 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: notes with notes on Pearl and brief commentary on Purity and Patience ... by John Gardner ( )
16 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<DIV>The adventures and challenges of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew and a knight at the Round Table, including his duel with the mysterious Green Knight, are among the oldest and best known of Arthurian stories. Here the distinguished author and poet John Gardner has captured the humor, elegance, and richness of the original Middle English in flowing modern verse translations of this literary masterpiece. Besides the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, this edition includes two allegorical poems, "Purity" and "Patience"; the beautiful dream allegory "Pearl"; and the miracle story "Saint Erkenwald," all attributed to the same anonymous poet, a contemporary of Chaucer and an artist of the first rank.</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>"Mr. Gardner has translated into modern English and edited a text of these five poems that could hardly be improved. ... The entire work is preceded by a very fine and complete general introduction and a critical commentary on each poem."--Library Journal </DIV>
Gilgamesh : translated from the Sîn-leqi-unninnī version ( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member 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 )
32 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bestselling story of a king's crusade to vanquish the Devil and to defeat the monster in each of us A visiting lecturer is lured to the remote, gothic mansion of an estranged professor and his only son, who is described as a monster. But soon, the visitor enters an enchanting new world when he begins reading the son's hidden manuscript. Part history, part myth, the story conjures a sixteenth-century Sweden in which good and evil clash for the ultimate prize. To attain the throne, the protagonist, Gustav Vasa, accepts the Devil's counsel, but to remain in power and rule justly, he must drive the Devil underground. This sweeping, masterful tale transports us from the wasted mining hills of Dalarna to the frozen northern country of the Lapps and into the very heart of the struggle over what it means to be human
Mickelsson's ghosts : a novel by John Gardner ( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,554 WorldCat member 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
The art of living, and other stories by John Gardner ( Book )
22 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Information: 1st ed. Nimram.--Redemption.--Stillness.--The music lover.--Trumpeter.--The library of horror.--The joy of the just.--Vlemk, the box-painter.--Come on back.--The art of living
The king's Indian; stories and tales by John Gardner ( Book )
31 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An iconic collection that showcases Gardner as a master craftsman navigating an uncertain worldIn this exceptional book, author John Gardner explores the literary form as a vehicle of vision, and creates heroes that personify his tremendous artistic ideals: A Boston schoolmaster abandons his dreams of owning a farmhouse in rural Illinois only to be taken on a voyage across the seas and into self-discovery, faith, and love; an artist&rsquo;s rapturous enthusiasm inspires an aging university professor to approach life&rsquo;s chaotic moments as opportunities for creation. Each of these stories is wonderful in its own right, and provides valuable insight into the author&rsquo;s literary beliefs. Written just prior to his critical masterwork, On Moral Fiction, The King&rsquo;s Indian is a must-read for those interested in learning more about Gardner&rsquo;s highly controversial artistic philosophies. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives
The poetry of Chaucer by John Gardner ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jason and Medeia by John Gardner ( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,210 WorldCat member 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 )
17 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 WorldCat member 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
Dragon, dragon, and other tales by John Gardner ( Book )
17 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four fairy tales featuring a dragon, a giant, a cunning mule, and a little chimney-girl
Grendel by John Gardner ( )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Re-telling of the story of Beowulf, from the monster's point of view
 
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Alternative Names
Champlin Gardner, John 1933-1982
Gardner, Dzhon
Gardner, Dzhon 1933-1982
Gardner, John C. 1933-1982
Gardner John Champlin
Gardner, John Champlin 1933-
Gardner, John Champlin 1933-1982
Gārdners, Džons 1933-1982
Гарднер, Джон 1933-1982
גארדנר, ג׳ון 1933־1982
ガードナー, ジョン
Languages
English (503)
Spanish (15)
French (14)
Swedish (12)
Japanese (5)
Polish (5)
Italian (4)
Romanian (2)
Catalan (2)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
Portuguese (1)
Latvian (1)
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