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Charyn, Jerome

Overview
Works: 322 works in 1,269 publications in 11 languages and 26,845 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Spy fiction  Short stories  Biographies  Humor  Satire 
Subject Headings: Novelists, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Publishing director, Creator, Director, Narrator, Sponsor, Illustrator, Originator
Classifications: PS3553.H33, 813.54
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Joe DiMaggio : the long vigil by Jerome Charyn( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of the baseball player in a new light, as a man who took his marriage to Marilyn Monroe very seriously long after their divorce, and had trouble finding a new role for himself during his retirement from the sport
A loaded gun : Emily Dickinson for the 21st century by Jerome Charyn( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We think we know Emily Dickinson: the Belle of Amherst, virginal, reclusive, and possibly mad. But in A Loaded Gun, Jerome Charyn introduces us to a different Emily Dickinson: the fierce, brilliant, and sexually charged. Through interviews with contemporary scholars, close readings of Dickinson's correspondence and handwritten manuscripts, and a suggestive, newly discovered photograph that is purported to show Dickinson with her lover, Charyn's literary sleuthing reveals the great poet in ways that have only been hinted at previously: as a woman who was deeply philosophical, intensely engaged with the world, attracted to members of both sexes, and able to write poetry that disturbs and delights us today." -- Publisher's description
The secret life of Emily Dickinson : a novel by Jerome Charyn( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if the old maid of Amherst wasn't an old maid at all? The poet dons a hundred veils, alternately playing wounded lover, penitent, and female devil in this extraordinary adventure that will disturb and delight
Johnny One-Eye : a tale of the American Revolution by Jerome Charyn( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comic masterpiece reimagines the American Revolution with a one-eyed spy, a heroic whorehouse madam, and a cunning George Washington
I am Abraham : a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War by Jerome Charyn( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the historic arc of Lincoln's life from his picaresque days as a gangly young lawyer in Sangamon County, Illinois, through his improbable marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd, to his 1865 visit to war-shattered Richmond only days before his assassination
Paradise man : a novel by Jerome Charyn( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stylish killer makes the mistake of befriending a god
El Bronx by Jerome Charyn( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of New York Mayor Isaac Sidel as he cleans the Bronx of criminals and protects his friends. The latter include two 12-year-olds, one a poor graffiti artist, the other his rich girlfriend, who have become the target of drug-dealing street gangs. By the author of Little Angel Street
Blue eyes by Jerome Charyn( Book )

48 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman
Jerzy by Jerome Charyn( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jerzy Kosinski was a great enigma of post-World War II literature. When he exploded onto the American literary scene in 1965 with his best-selling novel The Painted Bird, he was revered as a Holocaust survivor and refugee from the world hidden behind the Soviet Iron Curtain. He won major literary awards, befriended actor Peter Sellers (who appeared in the screen adaptation of his novel Being There), and was a guest on talk shows and at the Oscars. But soon the facade began to crack, and behind the public persona emerged a ruthless social climber, sexual libertine, and pathological liar who may have plagiarized his greatest works. Jerome Charyn lends his unmistakable style to this most American story of personal disintegration, told through the voices of multiple narrators--a homicidal actor, a dominatrix, and Joseph Stalin's daughter--who each provide insights into the shifting facets of Kosinski's personality. The story unfolds like a Russian nesting doll, eventually revealing the lost child beneath layers of trauma, while touching on the nature of authenticity, the atrocities of WWII, the allure of sadomasochism, and the fickleness of celebrity."--Page 4 of cover
The good policeman by Jerome Charyn( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Finnish and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police commissioner Isaac Sidel struggles to keep the New York Police Department from shatteringWhen he was the police commissioner & rsquo;s first deputy, Isaac Sidel was one of the most powerful men in New York. But now that he & rsquo;s been promoted to the top job, there & rsquo;s nothing for Sidel to do but stare at his desk and feed the tapeworm that & rsquo;s attached to his stomach. The Justice Department sends him on a lecture tour of the country, but after one too many lunches with small-town mayors, Sidel goes AWOL and comes back to New York, getting in touch with the Ivanhoes, his illegal network of secret informants. A missing mob lawyer, a baseball-obsessed orphan genius, and a mysterious Romanian princess point towards a mystery that only he can tackle. Justice wants him back on tour, but something is rumbling beneath the city, and Sidel needs to be there to see it explode
Maria's girls by Jerome Charyn( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York police commissioner Isaac Sidel wants to get two sinister bureaucrats out of the public school system, but a mob king wants him dead
The tar baby by Jerome Charyn( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cast in the form of a ribald parody of a literary quarterly--including such magazine paraphernalia as ads and letters to the editor--the novel is populated by an array of brawling academics and earthy townies
Darlin' Bill : a love story of the Wild West by Jerome Charyn( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Sidel by Jerome Charyn( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and French and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York City policeman is murdered and suspicion centers on his father who is also a policeman. As he investigates, Isaac Sidel, the city's mayor, uncovers a murder-for-hire operation within the force. By the author of El Bronx
Montezuma's man by Jerome Charyn( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and German and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the hands of master puppeteer LeComte and a Mafia turncoat named Montezuma, the Sicilian puppets in New York tell a story of murder, mayhem, and kilos of elegantly imported heroin
The new mystery : the International Association of Crime Writers' essential crime writing of the late 20th century by Jerome Charyn( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 32 mystery stories written by various authors
Bitter Bronx : thirteen stories by Jerome Charyn( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooklyn is dead. Long live the Bronx! In Bitter Bronx, Jerome Charyn returns to his roots and leads the literary renaissance of an oft--overlooked borough in this surprising new collection
Secret Isaac : a novel by Jerome Charyn( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disguised as a bum and living in a flophouse, Sidel tries to save a streetwalkerThe ragged old man has a tapeworm in his gut and a room at a nameless Whore & rsquo;s Row hotel, but to those in the know, he is one of the most powerful people in New York. Once the first deputy of the police commissioner, Isaac Sidel has lived in impoverished exile ever since the death of his detective prot & eacute;g & eacute;, Manfred Coen. As he wanders the streets around Times Square, Sidel spies a prostitute with a fearsome scar: a letter D seared into her cheek. His pity stirred, he asks her name and buys her a meal. Afterwards, he sets out to destroy the man who branded her. Sidel & rsquo;s target is a pimp with a love for James Joyce and a hand in the pocket of the police commissioner. Taking him down will mean upending the force that Sidel once served, but if the tapeworm doesn & rsquo;t stop him, no crook can
Gangsters and gold diggers : old New York, the Jazz Age, and the birth of Broadway by Jerome Charyn( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and French and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charyn looks at the men and women who helped make Broadway the most glamorous place on the planet, from Mae West to Fanny Brice, Legs Diamond to Irving Berlin, Louise Brooks to William Randolph Hearst, Scott Fitzgerald to Arnold Rothstein and the Gatsby-like gangster Owen Madden, and many more."--Jacket
The green lantern : a romance of Stalinist Russia by Jerome Charyn( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His performance becomes the talk of Moscow, and he falls under the direct scrutiny of Joseph Stalin, who controls whether the show will proceed and the actors will live to give another performance. An audacious winter's tale, The Green Lantern is an exploration of Shakespeare, the Soviet Union, and what it is to p̀erform, '' by one of the great American writers
 
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The secret life of Emily Dickinson : a novelJohnny One-Eye : a tale of the American RevolutionEl BronxBlue eyesMaria's girlsThe tar babyCitizen SidelMontezuma's man
Alternative Names
Charin, Dzherom

Charyn.

Charyn 1937-

Charyn, Jérôme

Jerome Charyn American writer

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Джером Черан

Чарин, Джером

צ׳רין, ג׳רום

צ׳רין, ג׳רום סופר אמריקאי

جروم چارین

جێرۆم چەرن

ジェローム・チャーリン

チャーリン, ジェローム

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