WorldCat Identities

Gifford, Barry 1946-

Works: 252 works in 941 publications in 10 languages and 16,846 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  Biographies  Reviews  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Actor, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3557.I283, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barry Gifford
Jack's book : an oral biography of Jack Kerouac by Barry Gifford( Book )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is Jack Kerouac's story, as recorded through the voices of his friends and lovers. Authors Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee retraced Kerouac's life at home and on the road and talked with the prophets, musicians, poets, socialites, and working people who knew him. Some are famous (Allen Ginsberg, Gore Vidal, William Burroughs) ; some are not (Jack's boyhood buddies, his lovers, his barroom companions). All have contributed to a remarkably vibrant, riveting portrait of a life and the Beat Generation
Saroyan : a biography by Lawrence Lee( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the popular author follows his career from his first success to his death, detailing Saroyan's rise and fall, and noting the place in his life of ambition, anti-Semitism, and compulsive gambling
Lost highway by Richard Currey( Visual )

92 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Madison is a saxophonist who finds a video tape on his doorstep that shows the interior of his house. He becomes convinced that someone has broken in and calls the police. He finds another videotape showing him killing his wife. The police arrest him for murdering his wife. In prison, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton and begins living a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred's paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent
Wild at heart : the story of Sailor and Lula by Barry Gifford( Book )

40 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 9 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite her mother's disapproval, Lula Pace Fortune joins her boyfriend, Sailor Ripley, when he finishes serving his prison sentence for murder
As ever : the collected correspondence of Allen Ginsberg & Neal Cassady by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil thumbs a ride, and other unforgettable films by Barry Gifford( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and French and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une vision du cinéma américain qui dérange et inquiète par sa violence. Par un poète, romancier et scénariste, auteur de Sailor et Lula
Out of the past : adventures in film noir by Barry Gifford( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night people by Barry Gifford( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four linked stories follow two lesbian ex-cons determined to reeducate men, brother and sister preachers battling abortion rights, and a teenaged correspondent with Jesus
Sailor's holiday : the wild life of Sailor and Lula by Barry Gifford( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of ghosts( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and German and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy is a New York con man fleeing the United States for Bangkok in order to avoid an insurance scam investigation. He goes to Cambodia to meet up with his former business partner and mentor, Marvin, to collect his half of the money. Along the way, he makes friends with local man, Sok, and romances Sophie, but is drawn into a lethal web of deceit and murder
Wyoming by Barry Gifford( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Roy and his mother talk as they drive across the country in the late 1950s
A day at the races : the education of a racetracker by Barry Gifford( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes look at thoroughbred racing and a variety of people connected with racing
Arise and walk : a novel by Barry Gifford( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Cleon Tone, a disgraced pastor, whose only hope for salvation lies in his ability to rescue mankind from the devil's son; Presciencia Espanto, La Preciosa, a televangelist/prophetess whose version of the truth has resulted in her being indicted for felonious necromancy; Croesus "Spit" Spackle and Demetrious "Ice D" Youngblood, escaped convicts unwilling to pass unnoticed in the street of men or be swept under by the tide of history; Tombilena Gayoso, an Isleno woman for whom revenge is a supremely religious act; and Marble Lesson, the ultimate feminist and living embodiment of the biblical dictum "And a child shall lead them"; to the Mary Mother of God Rape Crisis Center and the New Idea of the Church of the Fresh Start, enter here a universe wherein the righteous arise and do considerably more than walk, and where despair is the only unforgivable sin
The stars above Veracruz by Barry Gifford( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and French and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the title tale, a man sips beer in a Mexico City cantina once frequented by bullfighters as he reminisces about a Eurasian girlfriend with "dove-shaped" hands and heady perfume
Landscape with traveler : the pillow book of Francis Reeves by Barry Gifford( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written as the protagonist's diary, and structured as three acclaimed short novels bound into one volume, the book recounts the deep friendship between a middle-aged gay man and a young straight man through vignette-like entries, all the while tracing a history of US, from the 1930s through 1970s
Port Tropique : a novel by Barry Gifford( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution is simmering in the heat of battered Central American town Port Tropique, where protagonist Franz Hall is an "intellectual Meursault in a paranoid Hemingway landscape, a self-conscious Conradian adventurer, a Lord Jim in the earliest stages of selfwilled failure" (New York Times). The ineffectual hero spends his days drinking and observing people in the zócalo, and occasional nights involved in an ivory-smuggling operation threatened by impending government siege. Always persistent are memories of Marie and what was lost. In this sinuous narrative of dislocation and remorse, Barry G
Hotel room trilogy by Barry Gifford( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerouac's town by Barry Gifford( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings of Edward S. Curtis : excerpts from volumes I-XX of the North American Indian by Edward S Curtis( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first and only comprehensive selection from Edward Curtis' legendary twenty volume, l The American Indian, originally published in a private edition by J.P. Morgan in 1907 -1930. A landmark publication, the selected writings, chosen from Curtis' studies of more than 80 tribes west of the Mississippi, also includes a portfolio of original, never-before reproduced photgravures by the man known to the Indians as "Shadow-catcher."--back cover
The Sinaloa story by Barry Gifford( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A motorcycle mechanic in Arizona is conned into helping a Mexican prostitute murder her employer for his money. The deed done, the mechanic gets the boot and when he comes after her, discovers she is a fighter and the money is for a revolution
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.22 for A day at t ... to 1.00 for Black Ston ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Wild at heart : the story of Sailor and Lula
Alternative Names
Barry Gifford Amerikaans schrijver

Barry Gifford amerikansk författare, poet och manusförfattare

Barry Gifford amerikansk skribent, poet og manusforfattar

Barry Gifford amerikansk skribent, poet og manusforfatter

Barry Gifford amerikansk skribent, poet og manuskriptforfatter

Barry Gifford scrittore, poeta e sceneggiatore statunitense

Barry Gifford US-amerikanischer Autor

Гиффорд, Барри

بری قیفورد

بری گیفورد نویسنده، شاعر، و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

기포드, 배리 1946-

ギフォード, バリー



English (300)

Spanish (25)

French (23)

Italian (14)

German (7)

Japanese (6)

Danish (3)

Croatian (2)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (2)

Saroyan : a biographyWild at heart : the story of Sailor and LulaThe Devil thumbs a ride, and other unforgettable filmsOut of the past : adventures in film noirNight peopleWyomingArise and walk : a novelThe stars above Veracruz