Johnson, Denis 1949-
Most widely held works about Denis Johnson
Most widely held works by Denis Johnson
Tree of smoke by Denis Johnson ( Book )
38 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,828 libraries worldwide
The lives of Skip Sands, a spy-in-training engaged in psychological operations against the Vietcong, and brothers Bill and James Houston, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert into a war, intertwine in a novel of America during the Vietnam War.
Nobody move by Denis Johnson ( Book )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
In Bakersfield, California, an assortment of unscrupulous characters engages in a cat-and-mouse game over a multimillion-dollar claim.
Jesus' son : stories by Denis Johnson ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
Jesus' Son, the first collection of stories by Denis Johnson, presents a unique, hallucinatory vision of contemporary American life unmatched in power and immediacy, and marks a new level of achievement for this acclaimed writer. Set in the Midwest and West, they are narrated by a young man, an alcoholic and heroin addict, whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss. Many of them are centered around the Vine, a bar in an Iowa town where the narrator meets his friends and forms alliances "based on something erroneous, some basic misunderstanding that hadn't yet come to light". In "Work", he and another man vandalize an empty house, stripping it of electrical wire to sell for scrap; "Dirty Wedding" evokes the emotional scars of an abortion from an unusual viewpoint; in "Beverly Home", our hero finds himself spying on a Mennonite couple through their bedroom window. In their intensity of perception, their neon-lit evocation of a strange world brought uncomfortably close, the stories in Jesus' Son offer a disturbing yet eerily beautiful portrayal of American loneliness and hope.
The name of the world by Denis Johnson ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
"Portrait of a professor at a Midwestern university who has been patient in his grief after an accident takes the lives of his wife and child and has permitted that grief to enlarge him." -- Jacket.
Fiskadoro by Denis Johnson ( Book )
29 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 943 libraries worldwide
Une vision de l'Amérique après l'apocalypse nucléaire à travers un adolescent vif et rêveur, Fiskadoro, qui reçoit, au terme d'un étrange rituel, l'initiation qui fera de lui un homme différent.
Angels by Denis Johnson ( Book )
29 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 867 libraries worldwide
The most critically acclaimed, and first, of Denis Johnson's novels, Angels puts Jamie Mays -- a runaway wife toting along two kids -- and Bill Houston -- ex-Navy man, ex-husband, ex-con -- on a Greyhound Bus for a dark, wild ride cross country. Driven by restless souls, bad booze, and desperate needs, Jamie and Bill bounce from bus stations to cheap hotels as they ply the strange, fascinating, and dangerous fringe of American life. Their tickets may say Phoenix, but their inescapable destination is a last stop marked by stunning violence and mind-shattering surprise.
Already dead : a California gothic by Denis Johnson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 libraries worldwide
The protagonist is Nelson Fairchild, a rich man's son who grows marijuana in California and who has cheated a dealer. If he doesn't settle his debt he will be killed. But the person who holds the purse strings is his wife and she won't give him money, so Fairchild decides to kill her.
Resuscitation of a hanged man by Denis Johnson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Thematically ambitious and written with virtuoso style, this book probes the mysteries of faith, hope, and love in a work of stirring resonance and great beauty--a memorable achievement.es hard-boiled theology and a redeeming wit--the perfect spiritual tonics for tough times".--Kirkus Reviews.
The stars at noon by Denis Johnson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and French and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Roman noir inspiré par les multiple séjours de D. Johnson en tant que journaliste en Afrique et en Amérique centrale.
Train dreams by Denis Johnson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of early twentieth-century day laborer Robert Grainer, who endures the harrowing loss of his family while struggling for survival in the American West against a backdrop of radical historical changes.
Seek : reports from the edges of America & beyond by Denis Johnson ( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The incognito lounge : and other poems by Denis Johnson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Jesus' son by Denis Johnson ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Denis Johnson's now classic story collection chronicles a wild netherworld of addicts and lost souls, a violent and disordered landscape that encompasses every extreme of American culture. These are stories of transcendence and spiraling grief, of hallucinations and glories, of getting lost and found and lost again. The insights and careening energy in Jesus' Son have earned the book a place of its own among the classics of twentieth-century American literature.
The throne of the third heaven of the nations millennium general assembly : poems, collected and new by Denis Johnson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Shoppers : two plays by Denis Johnson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
These two works present a dramatized field guide to some of the more dysfunctional and dysphoric inhabitants of the American West: a sexual-misconduct investigator who misconducts herself sexually; a renegade Jehovah's Witness who supports his splinter Jehovean group by dealing drugs; the Cassandra brothers, their father, and their grandmother, thrown together at a family reunion/wedding/melee at their shabby homestead in Ukiah, California.
The veil : poems by Denis Johnson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Traces of Eden : travels in the desert Southwest by Mark Klett ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
The man among the seals : poems by Denis Johnson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
One man by himself : portraits of Jon Serl by Sam Messer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Train dreams a novella by Denis Johnson ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century, an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, listeners witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime.
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