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Wolff, Geoffrey 1937-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 174 publications in 6 languages and 8,273 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  History  Domestic fiction  Local history  Chronologies  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PS3573.O53, B
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Black Sun : the brief transit and violent eclipse of Harry Crosby by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the life of Harry Crosby, a publisher and member of the Lost Generation who led an excessive lifestyle and eventually committed suicide
The art of burning bridges : a life of John O'Hara by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An enigma of twentieth-century literature - a writer accorded great importance in his time, if less than in his own mind - is here explored by one of our most versatile men of letters, a novelist and biographer ideally suited to the strange case of John O'Hara." "What Geoffrey Wolff reveals is not only the hugely complicated man in full but also his rightful place in our contemporary attention - a portrait of the artist that illuminates both the process of fiction and an era still vivid in our cultural history."--Jacket
Providence : a novel by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent actions disturb the lives of at least five people--and all five know they will never be the same again
The age of consent by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the course of a family picnic, Massie Jenks, 15, normally so gay and carefree, throws herself off a cliff head down, seriously injuring herself. This purposeful and defiant act, by a girl admired in the community for her love of life, is the mystery her younger brother will devote years to solving, discovering incest and sexual abuse. By the author of The Final Club
The hard way around : the passages of Joshua Slocum by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the legendary sea commander traces his rapid rise from an uneducated childhood in mid-nineteenth-century Nova Scotia to the leader of ships that experienced high-danger adventures, including the first documented solo journey around the world
The final club by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A half-Jewish outsider from Seattle must navigate the snobbery and discrimination of 1950s Princeton, learning a bitter-comic lesson about the way of the world
The Edward Hoagland reader by Edward Hoagland( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad debts by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inklings by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Essays 1989( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1988 which were originally published in American periodicals
The sightseer by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final club by Geoffrey Wolff( Recording )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the coming-of-age story of Nathaniel Clay, who learns about the dark side of Princeton student life in the 1950s when he is excluded from the university's fraternities
The Duke of deception : memories of my father by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke Wolff was a flawless specimen of the American clubman -- a product of Yale and the OSS, a one-time fighter pilot turned aviation engineer. Duke Wolff was a failure who flunked out of a series of undistinguished schools, was passed up for military service, and supported himself with desperately improvised scams, exploiting employers, wives, and, finally, his own son. In The Duke of Deception, Geoffrey Wolff unravels the enigma of this Gatsbyesque figure, a bad man who somehow was also a very good father, an inveterate liar who falsified everything but love. From the Trade Paperback edition
Joshua Slocum nur Reisen ist Leben ; eine Biografie by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day at the beach : recollections by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With these interwoven autobiographical essays, Geoffrey Wolff, author of the acclaimed "The Duke of Deception", recounts the moral (and immoral) education of a writer, friend, husband, and father, as he offers his spirited, elegant, and deeply felt observations on an extraordinary life: from wildly dysfunctional childhood Christmases to a concupiscent career teaching literature in Istanbul; from a victory over the chaos of drink to a life-affirming surrender to the majesty of the Matterhorn; and from a foundering friendship to the transcending love of family. He shares with us, then, the wisdom of an alert man learning through the unsettling collisions of time, place, and local custom, and through the force of hardship and hazard, to bring his many disparate selves together -- with astonishing high-stakes candor and dazzling literary agility
Herman Melville : biography by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

of The American Poetry Review by Geoffrey Wolff( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comprises 1 item, 1 leaf correspondence
The great skeptic by Geoffrey Wolff( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers of Michael Ryan by Michael Ryan( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondents represented by 3 or more letters include Joan Aleshire, Charles Baxter, Ann Beattie, Stephen Berg, Raymond Carver, Peter Davison, Carl Dennis, Stephen Dobyns, Reginald Gibbons, Louise Glück, Allen and Judith Grossman, Donald Hall, Seamus Heaney, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, David Huddle, Diane Johnson, Donald R. Justice, Judy Karasik, Stanley Kunitz, Sydney Lea, Thomas Lux, Paul L. Mariani, Gail Mazur, Linda McCarriston, Lisel Mueller and Carol Muske
The edge of Maine by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist and biographer Geoffrey Wolff has spent many summers in Maine'sailing its coastal waters, climbing its rocky peaks, and communing with its natives. Now, with the voice of a passionate insider, he brings readers into the heart of this striking region and explains what makes it unique. Starting with a gripping tale about being lost offshore in the fog with inadequate navigational aids, Wolff goes on to describe the coast's geological history and discovery by Europeans. He then turns a keen eye towards Mainers, their mores and peculiarities, and to the summer rusticators who for generations have invaded the stunning waterfronts. A section on boat building celebrates the extraordinary rescue of Maine's foremost craft; another on lobsters tells the rich story of the custom, taste, commerce, environmental conflict, and scientific mystery surrounding these critical crustaceans. Here is a true feast'travel literature at its best
 
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The art of burning bridges : a life of John O'Hara
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Wolff American writer

Geoffrey Wolff écrivain américain

Geoffrey Wolff escritor estadounidense

וואלף, ג'פרי 1937-

ווולף, ג'פרי 1937-

וולף, ג'פרי 1937-

Languages
English (146)

Spanish (5)

German (3)

Danish (2)

French (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
The art of burning bridges : a life of John O'HaraThe age of consentThe hard way around : the passages of Joshua SlocumThe Duke of deception : memories of my fatherA day at the beach : recollectionsThe edge of MaineA day at the beach : recollections