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Michaels, Leonard 1933-2003

Overview
Works: 54 works in 315 publications in 9 languages and 11,755 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Fiction  Short stories, American  Psychological fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Literature  Diaries  Trivia and miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3563.I273, 813.54
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The State of the language by Leonard Michaels( Book )

57 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers a wide range of topics related to contemporary language
West of the West : imagining California : an anthology by Leonard Michaels( )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceived as a novelistic journey through the worlds of California, West of the West offers a vivid and diverse collection of writings on the state where extremes of every sort are dramatically evident in the weather, geography, and people. This richly fascinating collection represents the experience of California both physical and metaphysical, in fiction, poetry, essays, travel writing, confessions, reportage, and social criticism. The authors are native Californians, born-again Californians, exiles, émigrés, critics, and visitors of every kind―Jack Kerouac, Joan Didion, Amy Tan, Simone de Beauvoir, Carey McWilliams, Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal, Octavio Paz, Jean Baudrillard, Ishmael Reed, Allen Ginsberg―to name just a few
The men's club by Leonard Michaels( Book )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late 1970s. Seven men - friends, acquaintances, and strangers - gather in a suburban home in Berkeley, California. They intend to start a men's club, the purpose of which isn't immediately clear to any of them. But as the evening wears on and the drinks flow faster, they discover a powerful and passionate desire to talk - to unburden and to share, to try to comprehend their feelings, their insecurities, their lives
I would have saved them if I could by Leonard Michaels( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty American short stories originally published in magazines and periodicals issued between January 2000 and January 2001, selected for inclusion by guest editor Barbara Kingsolver, with contributors' notes, and a list of one hundred additional distinguished stories of 2000
Going places by Leonard Michaels( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1982 in 4 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia : a fictional memoir by Leonard Michaels( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia first appeared as a story-length memoir based on Michael's own marriage during the cultural revolution of the sixties. Now Michaels gives us, in novelistic form, more about the 'weird delirium' of the sixties as well as the excruciating particulars of a modern marriage
The collected stories by Leonard Michaels( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers coming to Michaels's work for the first time will find the early, pointed stories as well as some of his later works that have never been collected. Michaels's early stories are written with a frantic sexuality that displays his distinctive dark humor. In "Fingers and Toes," recurring characters Henry and Phillip weigh the value of their friendship against their encounters with the same woman through a set of urban hallucinations characteristic of the early stories
The Best American short stories, 1997 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty-four American short stories by authors such as Carolyn Cooke, Leonard Michaels, Clyde Edgerton, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1996
The best American short stories, 1991( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from the Transatlantic review by Joseph F McCrindle( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shuffle by Leonard Michaels( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl with a monkey : new and selected stories by Leonard Michaels( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of Leonard Michaels by Leonard Michaels( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of the author's nonfiction works traces his youth and early career experiences in mid-twentieth century New York
A cat by Leonard Michaels( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the mystery of the cat can never ultimately be defined, Michaels comes as close as possible to revealing its essence. A cat is content to be a cat. A cat is not owned by anybody. A cat imagines things about you, nothing you can know for sure. A cat reminds us that much in this world remains unknown. In his novels, stories, and essays, Leonard Michaels proved himself to be one of the most incisive observers of human behavior, but few know that he was every bit as perspicacious a chronicler of America’s favorite pet: the domestic cat. Elusive, elegant, and often humorous―much like his subject―Michaels gives us this unfathomable animal as we have never quite seen it before, and yet as we have always known it to be. Through a series of meditations, aphorisms, and anecdotes, along with original illustrations from Frances Lerner, A Cat is a both a compendium of feline behavior and a love letter to this marvelous creature
To feel these things : essays by Leonard Michaels( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lots of laughs! by Nicholson Baker( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our most popular volume! Over three hours of stories to tickle your funny bone. Nicholson Baker's Subsoil, read by Thomas Gibson. A darkly comic thriller about a tractor historian besieged by man-eating potatoes. John Updike<'s Farrell's Caddie, read by Charles Keating. An American golfer gets more than golfing tips from his Scottish caddie
The Nachman stories by Leonard Michaels( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short story criticism : excerpts from criticism of the works of short fiction writers( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il club degli uomini by Leonard Michaels( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The State of the language
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West of the West : imagining California : an anthologyThe men's clubThe best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesSylvia : a fictional memoirThe collected storiesThe Best American short stories, 1997 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesA girl with a monkey : new and selected storiesThe essays of Leonard Michaels
Alternative Names
Leonard Michaels Amerikaans romanschrijver (1933-2003)

Leonard Michaels écrivain américain

Leonard Michaels escriptor estatunidenc

Leonard Michaels escritor estadounidense

Leonard Michaels scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Leonard Michaels scrittore statunitense

Leonard Michaels shkrimtar amerikan

Леонард Майклс

מייקלס, לנארד

מיקלס, לנרד

ليونارد مايكلز كاتب أمريكي

マイケルズ, レオナード

Languages
English (224)

French (15)

German (11)

Italian (8)

Spanish (6)

Catalan (2)

Japanese (1)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)