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Powers, J. F. (James Farl) 1917-1999

Overview
Works: 91 works in 360 publications in 7 languages and 13,632 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Religious fiction  Satire  Records and correspondence  Charters and articles of incorporation  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3566.O84, 813.54
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Morte d'Urban by J. F Powers( Book )

80 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alert priest is led to a re-examination of his principles when he is put in charge of his order's retreat, a dilapitated lake resort
Wheat that springeth green by J. F Powers( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Power succeeds in conveying the nuts and bolts of a clergyman's life even as he illuminates the hidden corners of his soul."
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
The presence of grace by J. F Powers( Book )

39 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darkly comic, gently compassionate examinations of 1950s Middle America, Catholic style. As the village of Sherwood (where some stories take place in a vaguely pinpointed but accurately mapped terrain) becomes swallowed up into Minneapolis suburbia, as the Church begins to find its parishioners assimilating beyond the reach of vestibule religious tracts into the Welcome Wagon invitations of the middle class tract, Powers shifts accordingly... This follow-up [to "The Prince of Darkness and Other Stories"] presents nine investigations of Catholic life. Most are clerical, and those that feature the laity tend to wear the trappings of their faith less obviously, as fits the subject matter. But each one peers into the dilemmas of compromise, how one must balance what's rendered to God with what's given to Caesar. --John L. Murphy at Amazon.com
How we live : contemporary life in contemporary fiction : an anthology by Penney Chapin Hills( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "short stories, novellas, and self-contained excerpts from novels in such a way that we are given a comprehensive psychological-sociological account of our life and times."
Prince of Darkness, and other stories by J. F Powers( Book )

48 editions published between 1947 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven short stories, including Catholic and Negro stories
Look how the fish live by J. F Powers( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding short fiction gathered from Best American short stories and its predecessors
Lions, harts, leaping does, and other stories by J. F Powers( Book )

9 editions published between 1943 and 1963 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of J.F. Powers by J. F Powers( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"J. F. Powers, who died in 1999, stands with Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Raymond Carver among the authors who have given the short story an unmistakably American cast. In three slim collections of stories, published over a period of some thirty years and brought together here in a single volume for the first time. Powers wrote about many things: baseball and jazz, race riots and lynchings, the Great Depression and the flight to the suburbs. His greatest subject, however - and one that was uniquely his - was the life of priests in Chicago and the Midwest. Powers's thoroughly human priests, who include do-gooders, gladhanders, wheeler-dealers, petty tyrants, and even the odd saint, struggle to keep up with the Joneses in a country unabashedly devoted to consumption."--Jacket
The Code of Cuenca : municipal law on the twelfth-century Castilian frontier by Cuenca (Spain)( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Forum Conche (in Latin) or Fuero de Cuenca is a remarkable body of municipal law originating in the Central Middle Ages in the Hispanic kingdom of Castile
The old bird : a love story by J. F Powers( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Newman is an elderly man, a former white-collar worker who is now unemployed and desperate for work. He applies for a job at a local company where Mr. Shanahan, the personnel officer, offers him temporary employment wrapping parcels in the firm's shipping department
Gesammelte Erzählungen by J. F Powers( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le prince des ténèbres by J. F Powers( Book )

6 editions published in 1951 in French and Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ol' man River 3 Erzählungen by J. F Powers( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Teufel und der Pfarrvikar : Erzählungen by J. F Powers( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fürst der Finsternis Erzählung by J. F Powers( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am späten Abend : Eine Liebesgeschichte und anderes by J. F Powers( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Książe ciemności by J. F Powers( Book )

4 editions published in 1953 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Streitaxt 5 stories by J. F Powers( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1960 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The stories of J.F. Powers
Alternative Names
Farl Powers, James 1917-1999

J. F. Powers Amerikaans schrijver (1917-1999)

J. F. Powers amerikansk författare

J. F. Powers amerikansk skribent

J. F. Powers écrivain américain

J. F. Powers escritor estadounidense

J. F. Powers US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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Powers, J.F. 1917-1999

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Languages
English (240)

German (21)

French (18)

Italian (13)

Polish (7)

Spanish (3)

Catalan (1)

Covers
Wheat that springeth greenThe stories of J.F. PowersThe Code of Cuenca : municipal law on the twelfth-century Castilian frontier