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Dixon, Stephen 1936-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 231 publications in 4 languages and 8,802 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Frame stories  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3554.I92, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Dixon
Interstate : a novel by Stephen Dixon( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a highway, goons draw alongside a car and open fire on a man and his two daughters, killing one of the girls. The novel offers seven scenarios. In one, the man seeks revenge, in another he turns to religion, in a third he gives his daughters a pep talk, just before they hit the road, on the best way to protect oneself. By the author of Frog
Frog by Stephen Dixon( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frog is a complex and paradoxical character: petulant, compulsive, overbearing, hostile, and self-righteous, but also imaginative, loving, kind, and strong. No matter how exasperating he gets, it's still hard not to care about him. His story is a nonsequential patchwork of flashbacks, real and imagined stories, and retellings from various perspectives
14 stories by Stephen Dixon( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Dixon's stories and novels have an original, immediately recognizable sound and feel -a weird blend of Franz Kafka and Frank Capra. Readers of his previous work will find in 14 Stories that same wry, inventive, knife-edged humor that has come to characterize his distinctive style. With an adroit use of language and a keen eye for the quirky, offbeat side of human nature, Dixon creates a world as viewed through a fish-eye lens-slightly distorted and off-center, yet recognizable and often familiar
The stories of Stephen Dixon by Stephen Dixon( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology from a master of plotting and dialogue. There are 60 stories and they center on the lives of older men, usually from suburbia and undergoing mid-life crises
Phone rings : a novel by Stephen Dixon( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and French and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shocking phone call in the first sentence sparks a soaring tour-de-force saga in this tale of two brothers, years apart in age, who have become close late in life. But the freakish death of one at the book's outset sends the other reeling into a shattered yet strangely exhilarating re-visitation of their lives together
30 : pieces of a novel by Stephen Dixon( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel composed of 30 chapters chronicling the life of an oddball professor in Baltimore. They range from Accidents and Mishaps, on his relations with his wheelchair-bound wife, to The Burial, in which he steals a book of poems from a library for a graveside oration
Gould : a novel in two novels by Stephen Dixon( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man gets women pregnant--single or married--so he can have a hold over them. He is a self-absorbed writer who attracts women by his sexual prowess, described in detail. By the author of Frog
Time to go by Stephen Dixon( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the highly acclaimed 14 Stories, Long Made Short, and All Gone has written a dazzling book of eighteen interlocking pieces. Part short story collection, part novel, Time to Go moves from despair to hope, from the passing of things to the coming of marriage, stability, family, and a new life
Long made short by Stephen Dixon( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and French and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dozen stories concerning loss and how people-mainly men-cope with it
Sleep : stories by Stephen Dixon( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of experimental fiction. Typical is the story, The Stranded Man, in which the hero fantasizes he is on a desert island and proceeds to construct plots with different endings. By the author of Gould
All gone : 18 short stories by Stephen Dixon( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eighteen short stories by a "very skillful storyteller (whose) grasp of the life of ordinary American city dwellers is such that he can shape it dramatically to meet the demands of his far from ordinary imagination."
Meyer by Stephen Dixon( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you're a famous writer and you get writer's block you have to try everything: sex with your wife ... long walks ... trips to the post office ... sex with your wife ... When all else fails, or your wife goes to work, you have to look at your life very, very closely ... or all you've got is a blank page. -- Back cover
Fall & rise : a novel by Stephen Dixon( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written before stalking became a social issue, Stephen Dixon's novel about a young man's obsessive love for a beautiful woman takes place over twenty-four hours in New York City
Love and will : twenty stories by Stephen Dixon( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another short story collection from this master of the form. Some of the stories included veer closely into prose poem territory
Movies : seventeen stories by Stephen Dixon( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

17 short stories from this master of the story, with a them of The Movies-movies we go see, the movies we daydream, and all that might fall in between. Dixon's ear for dialogue and story shine
The play and other stories by Stephen Dixon( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His wife leaves him by Stephen Dixon( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After losing his wife, Martin reviews his memories of their life together, including moments of grace, occasions for disappointment, promises, and arguments
What is all this? : uncollected stories by Stephen Dixon( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the canvas of his native New York (with one significant exception that affords him the opportunity to create a furiously political fable) Dixon astutely captures the edgy madness that infects the city through the neuroses of his narrators with a style that owes as much to Neo-Realist cinema as it does to modern literature
Garbage : a novel by Stephen Dixon( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast-paced novel told heavily through dialogue, Garbage examines just how far one is willing to go to live under his own terms
Late stories by Stephen Dixon( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The interlinked tales in this Late Stories detail the excursions of an aging narrator navigating the amorphous landscape of grief in a series of tender and often waggishly elliptical digressions"--Amazon.com
 
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Alternative Names
Stephen Dixon Amerikaans romanschrijver

استیون دیکسون

സ്റ്റീഫൻ ഡിക്സൺ

Languages
English (122)

French (18)

Spanish (6)

Polish (1)

Covers
Frog14 storiesPhone rings : a novel30 : pieces of a novelGould : a novel in two novelsLong made shortSleep : storiesMeyer