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Coover, Robert

Works: 240 works in 890 publications in 10 languages and 25,150 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Flash fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Novels  Action and adventure fiction  Baseball stories  Football stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicatee, Director, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PS3553.O633, 813.54
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The public burning by Robert Coover( Book )

43 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Richard Seaver book."
Pricksongs & descants : fictions by Robert Coover( Book )

78 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pricksongs & Descants, originally published in 1969, is a virtuoso performance that established its author - already a William Faulkner Award winner for his first novel - as a writer of enduring power and unquestionable brilliance, a promise he has fulfilled over a stellar career. It also began Coover''s now-trademark riffs on fairy tales and bedtime stories. In these riotously word-drunk fictional romps, two children follow an old man into the woods, trailing bread crumbs behind and edging helplessly toward a sinister end that never comes; a husband walks toward the bed where his wife awaits
A night at the movies, or, You must remember this : fictions by Robert Coover( Book )

44 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a collection of short fictions based on the movies and the idea that things we remember are not always what they seem
The Universal Baseball Association, inc., J. Henry Waugh, prop by Robert Coover( Book )

51 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged accountant invents a dice-controlled baseball world
Gerald's party : a novel by Robert Coover( Book )

55 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Coover's wicked and surreally comic novel takes place at a chilling, ribald, and absolutely fascinating party. Amid the drunken guests, a woman turns up murdered on the living room floor. Around the corpse, one of several the evening produces, Gerald's party goes on - a chatter of voices, names, faces, overheard gags, rounds of storytelling, and a mounting curve of desire. What Coover has in store for his guests - besides an evening gone mad - is part murder mystery, part British parlor drama, part sly and dazzling meditation of time, theater, and love."--Jacket
John's wife : a novel by Robert Coover( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small town in the Midwest is enthralled by its first lady. She is the wife of a wealthy builder and everyone has an opinion on her, though few have actually met her. A look at fame and fortune in a small pond by the author of Pinocchio in Venice
Ghost town : a novel by Robert Coover( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A parody of the western novel featuring a hero who drifts into town to become both sheriff and outlaw. All the elements of the genre are present, from train robbery and runaway stagecoach, to cattle stampede. By the author of The Public Burning
Pinocchio in Venice by Robert Coover( Book )

41 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De mensgeworden Pinocchio, inmiddels een bekende schrijver geworden, keert terug naar Italië om zijn magnum opus te schrijven, waarna hij weer in een houten pop zal veranderen
The origin of the Brunists : a novel by Robert Coover( Book )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sole survivor of a catastrophic coalmine disaster claims that he was saved in order to announce the Coming of the End of the World, and becomes leader of a strange new cult
Sudden fiction : American short-short stories( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents over seventy short stories five pages long or less by such American authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Ray Bradbury, Langston Hughes, and Raymond Carver, and includes authors' commentary on the genre
Huck out west by Robert Coover( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Robert Coover's Huck Out West, also "wrote by Huck," the boys escape "sivilization" and "light out for the Territory, riding for the famous but short-lived Pony Express, then working as scouts for both sides in the war. They are suddenly separated when Tom decides he'd rather own civilization than leave it, returning east with his new wife, Becky Thatcher, to learn the law from her father. Huck, abandoned and "dreadful lonely," hires himself out to "whosoever." He rides shotgun on coaches, wrangles horses on a Chisholm Trail cattle drive, joins a gang of bandits, guides wagon trains, gets dragged into U.S. Army massacres, suffers a series of romantic and barroom misadventures. He is eventually drawn into a Lakota tribe by a young brave, Eeteh, an inventive teller of Coyote tales who "was having about the same kind of trouble with his tribe as I was having with mine." There is an army colonel who wants to hang Huck and destroy Eeteh's tribe, so they're both on the run, finding themselves ultimately in the Black Hills just ahead of the 1876 Gold Rush. This period, from the middle of the Civil War to the centennial year of 1876, is probably the most formative era of the nation's history. In the West, it is a time of grand adventure, but also one of greed, religious insanity, mass slaughter, virulent hatreds, widespread poverty and ignorance, ruthless military and civilian leadership, huge disparities of wealth. Only Huck's sympathetic and gently comical voice can make it somehow bearable
Whatever happened to Gloomy Gus of the Chicago Bears? by Robert Coover( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>Interweaves the fate of a cast of passionate--and lunatic--idealists of the Depression Era Left, and the rise and fall of a poet, womanizer, actor, union sympathizer and All-American football star known as Gloomy Gus.</div>
Noir by Robert Coover( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious young widow hires Philip M. Noir to find her husband's killer--if he was killed. She suddenly is killed and her body disappears. At once wry, absurd, and desolate--most people will think what's happening is pretty funny
Spanking the maid : a novel by Robert Coover( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "deeply provocative, obsessive story of the indissoluble relationship of bondage between a man and his maid. She arrives in his bedroom every morning with her cleaning paraphernalia, hoping to make each new round of work the perfect one for her master. He, in turn, can only notice the failure to change the towels, to fold the sheets properly, to keep her uniform crisp and clean ... It is, her assures her, an obligation to an abstract ideal of a higher order that compiles him to lead her own fulfillment in completing her tasks to utmost perfection."--Jacket
A theological position : plays by Robert Coover( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Lucky Pierre : directors' cut by Robert Coover( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cinecity is the frozen capital of an unnamed utopia - or is it dystopia? - where Lucky Pierre plies his trade, and it is the only world he knows. Part porn star, part clown, part everyman, Lucky has no life outside the films he is in, films created by nine women filmmakers, each with her own creative and sexual proclivities. Through the lenses of his nine muse-directors, Lucky - a.k.a. Wee Willie, Peter Prick, Crazy Leg, Badboy, Pete the Beast - becomes a naive castaway, a submissive slave, a child star in a barnyard frolic, a love-struck suburban hubby, a hologram, a sexual outlaw, a monk, a monkey, a mountain-climber, a dirty cartoon, a sex-pilgrim in virtual reality, and much much more. Coover's irrepressible imagination - or that of his nine filmmakers - is boundless ... and merciless." "But what is destiny in a world where there is no line between reality and the increasingly outrageous fantasy of the director and the camera? Recalling the protagonist of The Truman Show if Georges Bataille had written it, Lucky Pierre is both louche and innocent, a caricature of pornographic conventions and a stand-in for all human efforts to sort out vanity, performance, emotion, and motive from the ecstasy that reveals us to ourselves."--Jacket
Statements 2 : new fiction by Jonathan Baumbach( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child again by Robert Coover( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Coover, one of the true revolutionaries in American fiction, presents a new collection of short stories, revealing the cruelty of puppets, the perfection of a jigsaw puzzle, and the loneliness of the invisible man. Outlandish and precise, menacing and humane, this collection finds new life in our oldest tales."--Jacket
The Brunist day of wrath by Robert Coover( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Condon, small-town USA, five years later: the Brunists are back, loonies and cretins aplenty in tow, wanting it all, sainthood and salvation, vanity and vacuity, God's fury and a good laugh for the end is at hand. The Brunist Day of Wrath, the long-awaited sequel to The Origin of the Brunists, is both a scathing indictment of fundamentalism and a careful examination of a world where religion competes with money, common sense, despair, and reason
Robert Coover by Richard Andersen( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sudden fiction : American short-short stories
Alternative Names
Coover, Robert Lowell

Coover, Robert Lowell 1932-

Robert Coover Amerikaans schrijver

Robert Coover amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Robert Coover amerikansk författare

Robert Coover amerikansk skribent

Robert Coover écrivain américain

Robert Coover scrittore statunitense

Роберт Кувер

Робърт Кувър

رابرت کوور نویسنده آمریکایی

쿠버, 로버트 1932-

クーヴァー, ロバート

クーバー, ロバート


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Pricksongs & descants : fictionsA night at the movies, or, You must remember this : fictionsThe Universal Baseball Association, inc., J. Henry Waugh, propGerald's party : a novelJohn's wife : a novelGhost town : a novelPinocchio in VeniceThe origin of the Brunists : a novel