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Crowley, John 1942-

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Most widely held works by John Crowley
Little, big by John Crowley( Book )

70 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Crowley's masterful "Little, Big" is the epic story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood--not found on any map--to marry Daily Alice Drinkawater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld. It is a story of fantastic love and heartrending loss; of impossible things and unshakable destinies; and of the great Tale that envelops us all. It is a wonder
Aegypt by John Crowley( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reengaging the motifs of alternate lives, worlds and world-views that pulsed through his remarkable Little, Big, Crowley's new novel shapes itself around unorthodox historian Pierce Moffett, who seeks to explain the secret histories of the world, the old notions of science, religion and philosophy that have survived in astrology, myths and superstition; not the real, geographical Egypt, but AEgypt, the cognate country of the imagination from which the gypsies came. In resonating stories nested one inside the other, Crowley describes Blackbury Jambs, Pa., where among ex-students turned shepherds and mystics turned babysitters, Pierce finally finds himself part of a community and rediscovers the source of his quest, the historical novels of local writer Fellowes Kraft, who has his own stories to tell of young Will Shakespeare, Elizabethan Doctor John Dee's desire to speak with angels and Giordano Bruno's thirst to understand his world, for which he would be burned as a heretic. Affecting, cerebral, surprising and delightful, this extraordinary philosophical romance suggests an unlikely but thriving marriage between a writer like Anne Tyler and one such as Jorge Luis Borges
Lord Byron's novel : the evening land by John Crowley( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a stormy night at Lord Byron's Swiss villa, Mary Shelley challenged her host, her husband and herself to write a ghost story. Mary's, of course, became Frankenstein. Byron supposedly soon gave up his--but, Crowley asks, what if he didn't? The result is this brilliant gothic novel of manners enclosed in two frames. In one, Byron's manuscript comes into the hands of Ada, his daughter by his estranged wife. Ada, in reality, became famous as a proto-cyberneticist, having collaborated on mathematician Charles Babbage's "difference engine." In Crowley's novel, Ada ciphers Byron's work into a kind of code in order to keep it from her mother. The second frame consists of the contemporary discovery of Ada's notes on Byron's story by Alexandra Novak, who's researching Ada for a Web site dedicated to the history of women in science. Alex is, a little too conveniently, the estranged daughter of a Byron scholar and filmmaker; her interest in Ada dovetails with her father's interest in Byron, and she's fascinated by the notes and the code both
Four freedoms by John Crowley( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of the 1940s, as the nation's young men ship off to war, the call goes out for builders of the machinery necessary to defeat the enemy. To this purpose, a city has sprung up seemingly overnight in the windswept fields of Oklahoma: the Van Damme airplane factory, a gargantuan complex dedicated to the construction of the B-30 Pax, the largest bomber ever built. Some men, but mostly women, many of whom have never operated a rivet gun or held a screwdriver, flock to this place eager to earn, to grow, to do their part. Many are away from home for the very first time, enticed by the opportunity to be something more than wife and homemaker. In the middle of nowhere they will live, work, and earn their own money, fearing for the safety of their absent fighting men as the world around them changes forever.--From publisher's description
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a future American society that embraces hedonism and bans critical thought through reading
The translator by John Crowley( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set amid the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this tale of Cold War romance finds an exiled Russian poet falling in love with his American translator
Engine summer by John Crowley( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dim future, several catastrophes have reduced Earth's population to a minimum and the survivors have divided themselves into separate and isolated cultures. Rush That Speaks, a member of one of these cultures, The Truth Speakers, discovers the existence of a splinter group who preserve secrets from the past and discovers a means to his own immortality
Love & sleep by John Crowley( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man's metaphysical investigation of the forces governing the world. He is Pierce Moffett, a writer who believes that just because science has taken over from the occult in our time, it does not mean the occult was not valid in its time, that these forces undergo constant mutation. The novel traces the impact of his ideas on his everyday life
Beasts by John Crowley( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetically engineered animals are given human characteristics
Daemonomania by John Crowley( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierce Moffett finds himself and his friends drawn into a world of mystery and magic that seems to be tied to the life and death of a Renaissance wizard
Novelty by John Crowley( Book )

8 editions published between 1922 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four stories"--Jacket subtitle
The deep by John Crowley( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many generations the Just have been at war with the Protectors. In their strange world, supported by a huge pillar poised in the vast and mysterious Deep, ritual bloodshed and sorcery have obsessed the inhabitants since the beginning of time. Half human, half machine, sexless and hairless, the Visitor from the skies enters the world on a mission unknown even to himself. Is he a peacemaker between the warrior clans, an observer, or, with his phenomenal qualities, a warrior himself, the likes of which this planet has never seen
Endless things : a part of Ægypt by John Crowley( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierce Moffet is still searching for the mythical Aegypt, an alternate reality of magic and marvels that have been encoded in our own world's myths, legends and superstitions. Pierce first intuited the realm's existence from the work of cult novelist Fellowes Kraft. Using Kraft's unfinished final novel as his Baedeker, Pierce travels to Europe, where he spies tantalizing traces of Aegypt's mysteries in the Gnostic teachings of the Rosicrucians
Novelties & souvenirs : collected short fiction by John Crowley( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive collection of short fiction by the award-winning author of Little, Big and Otherwise, all appearing in chronological order of their first publication, includes the award-winning novella Great Work of Time, as well as other works previously available only in limited editions
Ba jiu dian zhong de tai yang = Morning sun by Arthur Garfield Dove( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film attempts in the space of a two-hour documentary film to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976). It provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period as seen through the eyes--and reflected in the hearts and minds--of members of the high-school generation that was born around the time of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and that came of age in the 1960s. Others join them in creating in the film's conversation about the period and the psycho-emotional topography of high-Maoist China, as well as the enduring legacy of that period
Ægypt by John Crowley( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there more than one history of the world? This is the question Pierce Moffett is seeking to answer when, jilted and newly jobless, he gets off a bus by chance and steps unawares on a path toward the longed-for country of our oldest dreams and most unanswerable desires and toward a magnificent discovery
In search of China( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illuminates the profound consequences of China's commitment to build a free market system and the resultant unleashing of the dynamism, energy, and entrepreneurial spirit of the Chinese people ... goes beyond the impressive statistics of economic growth to tell the human story ... of China today"--Container
Little, big by John Crowley( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little, Big tells the epic story of Smoky Barnable -- an anonymous young man who meets and falls in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, and goes to live with her in Edgewood, a place not found on any map. In an impossible mansion full of her relatives, who all seem to have ties to another world not far away, Smoky fathers a family and tries to learn what tale he has found himself in -- and how it is to end
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LIBERATORS claims that the 761st Tank Battalion liberated the concentration camps at Dachau and Buchenwald, which contradicts both official reports to the Army and the 761st's own regimental history. The American Jewish Committee's "Liberators : a background report" concluded that the film contained "serious factual flaws well beyond what can be written off as 'artistic license.'" The film was removed from circulation in 1993, pending re-editing
Ka : Dar Oakley in the ruin of Ymr by John Crowley( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dar Oakley -- the first Crow in all of Crow history with a name of his own -- was born two thousand years ago. He tells the story of his impossible lives and deaths to a man who has learned his language in this exquisite novel which unravels like a fireside fable, by award-winning author John Crowley. In Ka we see how young Dar Oakley went down into the human underworld long before Julius Caesar came into the Celtic lands, and there got hold of the immortality meant for humans; how he sailed West to America with the Irish monks searching for the Paradise of the Saints; how again and again he went down into the lands of the dead and returned. All these beings inhabit Ka, the realm of Crows, and dwell also in Ymr, the realm where -- as Dar Oakley learns -- what humans think is so, really is so, even though we could have so much more"-
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Lord Byron's novel : the evening land
Alternative Names
John Crowley Amerikaans schrijver

John Crowley amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

John Crowley amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

John Crowley amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

John Crowley amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

John Crowley écrivain américain

John Crowley escritor estadounidense

John Crowley scrittore e regista statunitense

John Crowley US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction- und Fantasy-Autor, Produzent und Drehbuchautor für Dokumentarfilme

Джон Краули

Джон Кровлі

Краули, Джон 1942-

קראולי, ג׳ון

קראולי, ג׳ון 1942-

קראולי, ג׳ון, סופר אמריקאי

クロウリー, ジョン




English (224)

Spanish (30)

French (22)

German (9)

Japanese (7)

Chinese (6)

Russian (6)

Polish (3)

Catalan (2)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

AegyptLord Byron's novel : the evening landFour freedomsThe translatorEngine summerLove & sleepBeastsDaemonomania