WorldCat Identities

Hawkes, John 1925-1998

Overview
Works: 515 works in 1,332 publications in 15 languages and 31,388 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Horror fiction  Romance fiction  Black humor  Drama  Humorous fiction  Fables  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Signer, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3558.A82, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Hawkes
Second skin by John Hawkes( Book )

64 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 59-year-old American acquires a new family on a tropical island, while looking back on his "naked history" with his old family and its talent for death
The blood oranges by John Hawkes( Book )

46 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee oudere echtparen komen in een idyllische omgeving tot partnerruil, wat een van hen psychisch niet kan verwerken
The cannibal by John Hawkes( Book )

77 editions published between 1949 and 1997 in 8 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolsk roman om Tysklands sammenbrud
The lime twig by John Hawkes( Book )

44 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English horse race, the Golden Bowl at Aldington, provides the background for John Hawkes' exciting novel, The Lime Twig, which tells of an ingenious plot to steal and race a horse under a false name. But it would be unfair to the reader to reveal what happens when a gang of professional crooks gets wind of the scheme and moves to muscle in on this bettors' dream of a long-odds situation. Worked out with all the meticulous detail, terror, and suspense of a nightmare, the tale is, on one level, comparable to a Graham Greene thriller; on another, it explores a group of people, their relationships fears, and loves. For as Leslie A. Fiedler says in his introduction, "John Hawkes.. . makes terror rather than love the center of his work, knowing all the while, of course, that there can be no terror without the hope for love and love's defeat . . . ."
Death, sleep & the traveler by John Hawkes( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death, sleep & the traveler is about a middle-aged Dutchman, his dissolving marriage, his involvement with two sexual triangles, his obsession with the murder he is accused of having committed on a pleasure cruise. It is pure, brilliant, profound- a short masterpiece of comedy and myth
Travesty by John Hawkes( Book )

43 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the south of France, an elegant sportscar is speeding through the night, bearing a man, his daughter, and his best friend toward a fatal crash. As he drives, the "privileged man" justifies, in sustained monologue, his firm persuasion that willed destruction is the ultimate act of the poetic imagination"--From back cover
The beetle leg by John Hawkes( Book )

46 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of underground existence, this brilliant novel is emerging as a classic of visionary writing and still remains Hawkes's only work devoted solely to American life. The Beetle Leg, John Hawkes's second full-length novel, was first published by New Directions in 1951. After years of underground existence, this brilliant novel is emerging as a classic of visionary writing and still remains Hawkes's only work devoted solely to American life
Lunar landscapes; stories & short novels, 1949-1963 by John Hawkes( Book )

26 editions published between 1950 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passion artist by John Hawkes( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an imaginary European city, The Passion Artist takes us into the dream-like interior world of Konrad Vost, a middle-aged widower grieving for his dead wife, devoted to his schoolgirl daughter, and obsessed with the memory and the fate of his mother, who is an inmate in the city’s prison. When Vost discovers that his daughter has become a prostitute, and that the women prisoners are in revolt, he embarks on a fantastic series of violent and erotic encounters, exploring the shifting balance of power between the sexes, and the limits of human perversity.--Quatrième de couverture
The innocent party; four short plays by John Hawkes( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish eye by John Hawkes( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and French and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ireland, on an outing by her orphanage to an old soldiers' home, Dervia O'Shannon, 13, one of the orphans, falls in love with Teddy Stark, one of the soldiers. The novel describes their zany adventures when they elope
Whistlejacket : a novel by John Hawkes( Book )

36 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While investigating his mentor's life and death, Michael, a voyeuristic fashion photographer, travels through a Dionysian landscape where sex is daydream, women and horses share the same erotic power, and perversity is the rule. In his search, Michael uses photographs and paintings to visualize the past and thereby expose a family's decadent legacy of sex, lies, and betrayal."--BOOK JACKET
Adventures in the Alaskan skin trade by John Hawkes( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vrouw, opgevoed door haar vader in een klein stadje in Alaska, wordt na zijn dood in haar dromen door hem achtervolgd
Virginie, her two lives by John Hawkes( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet William : a memoir of Old Horse by John Hawkes( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Hawkes (author of thirteen previous novels, including The Lime Twig, Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade, Virginie, and The Blood Oranges) is one of American fiction's most honored, irascible - and most unpredictable - talents. Now Hawkes delivers what is destined to become his most popular novel, the autobiography of a wise, witty, unforgettable ... horse. Sweet William is fresh and lively, a completely compelling reading experience, and a truly human, humane tale. In this anthropomorphic odyssey, Hawkes takes us into the rough world of Old Horse from his Dickensian youth (marked by the death of his beloved dam), through his years on the racetrack of life, to his relationship with Master, the man whose kindness transforms his beastly life. Old Horse is a figure whose trek through the world's multitude of shifting circumstances symbolizes all the tests and challenges faced by every beast. Hawkes brings real heart and moments of savage humor to this equine saga
The goose on the grave. [The owl] Two short novels by John Hawkes( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frog by John Hawkes( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and French and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early this century a French boy swallows a frog which becomes a permanent resident in his stomach. Nobody believes him and he is sent to an asylum where, with sexual assistance from the frog, he seduces the director's wife, later ending up in a brothel. A fairy tale for adults by the author of The Blood Oranges
Innocence in extremis by John Hawkes( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and French and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A John Hawkes symposium : design and debris by John Hawkes Symposium( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owl by John Hawkes( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een fascistische beul tyranniseert een Italiaans dorpje dat verder alleen bevolkt wordt door ouden van dagen en huwbare maagden
 
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Second skin
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The blood orangesThe cannibalThe lime twigDeath, sleep & the travelerTravestyThe beetle legThe passion artistAn Irish eye
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Τζον Χοκς

Джон Хоукс

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Хоукс Д. 1925-1998

הוקס, ג׳ון

הוקס, ג׳ון 1925-

جون هوكس (روائي)

존 호크스 1925-1998

호크스, 존 1925-1998

ジョン・ホークス (小説家)

ホークス, ジョン

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