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Klinkenborg, Verlyn

Works: 82 works in 220 publications in 4 languages and 7,644 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Didactic fiction  War fiction  Epic fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction, win, Creator, Redactor, Other
Classifications: PG3476.P27, 891.7342
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Verlyn Klinkenborg
Most widely held works by Verlyn Klinkenborg
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Traveling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic novel of post-revolutionary Russia focuses on the torments and dreams of a doctor-poet who attempts to avoid the struggles of his turbulent era
Several short sentences about writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widely admired writer and teacher of writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg now gives us a distillation of that experience in an distinctive book that will help anyone who wants to write, write better, or have a clearer understanding of what it means for them to be writing. Klinkenborg believes that most of our received wisdom about how writing works is not only wrong but an obstacle to our ability to write. Here he sets out to help us unlearn that "wisdom"--About genius, about creativity, about writer's block, topic sentences, and outline--and understand that writing is just as much about thinking, noticing, and learning what it means to be involved in the act of writing. There is no gospel, no orthodoxy, no dogma in this book. Instead, it is a gathering of starting points in a journey toward lively, lucid, satisfying self-expression.--From publisher description
The last fine time by Verlyn Klinkenborg( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Eddie Wenzek, his family owned bar, and Buffalo, New York during the 1940s
Timothy, or, Notes of an abject reptile by Verlyn Klinkenborg( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verlyn Klinkenborg traces the natural history of tortoises through the story of Timothy, a tortoise who lived in the garden of eighteenth-century English curate Gilbert White for thirteen years while White observed its actions
Gardenscapes by Lynn Geesaman( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-one photographs, a collection of gardens and rural landscapes in various parts of the United States, France, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, and Italy. Includes two essays on the artist's work and an interview with her
Wise trees by Diane Cook( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wise Trees is a photography book about trees that have a remarkable story to tell us. To create it, photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel spent two years travelling to five continents to photograph fifty-seven extraordinary trees that were carefully selected for their historic and cultural significance. From Luna, the coastal redwood in California that became an international symbol for conservation, to the Bodhi Tree, the sacred fig in India that is a direct descendent of the tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment, Cook and Jenshel reveal trees that have shaped our lives and our feelings about nature. The project both reflects and inspires awareness of the enduring role trees have played in nurturing and sheltering humanity
British literary manuscripts by Verlyn Klinkenborg( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More scenes from the rural life by Verlyn Klinkenborg( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verlyn Klinkenborg's regular column, The Rural Life, is one of the most read and beloved in the New York Times. Since 1997, he has written eloquently on every aspect, large and small, of life on his upstate New York farm, including his animals, the weather and landscape, and the trials and rewards of physical labor, as well as broader issues about agriculture and land use behind farming today. Klinkenborg's pieces are admired as much for their poetic writing as for their insight: peonies are "the sheepdog of flowers," dry snow "tumbles off the angled end of the plow-blade as if each crystal were completely independent, almost charged with static electricity," and land is most valuable "for its silence, its freedom from language." Klinkenborg writes with a grace and understanding that makes us more aware of the world around us, whether we live on a farm or in the middle of a city. More Scenes from the Rural Life gathers together 150 of his best pieces since his last collection, The Rural Life, was published a decade ago. For anybody with an appreciation of nature, language, or both, this book is certain to delight
Carving out a living on the land : lessons in resourcefulness and craft from an unusual Christmas tree farm by Emmet Van Driesche( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he first envisioned becoming a farmer, author Emmet Van Driesche never imagined his main crop would be Christmas trees, nor that such a tree farm could be more of a managed forest than the conventional grid of perfectly sheared trees. Carving Out a Living on the Land tells the story of how Van Driesche navigated changing life circumstances, took advantage of unexpected opportunities, and leveraged new and old skills to piece together an economically viable living, while at the same time respecting the land?s complex ecological relationships. From spoon carving to scything, coppicing to wreath-making, Carving Out a Living on the Land proves that you don?t need acres of expensive bottomland to start your land-based venture, but rather the creativity and vision to see what might be done with that rocky section or ditch or patch of trees too small to log. You can lease instead of buy; build flexible, temporary structures rather than sink money into permanent ones; and take over an existing operation rather than start from scratch. What matters are your unique circumstances, talents, and interests, which when combined with what the land is capable of producing, can create a fulfilling and meaningful farming life."--
Earth almanac : a year of witnessing the wild, from the call of the loon to the journey of the gray whale] by Ted Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted nature writer Ted Williams invites readers along on a year-long immersion in the wild and fleeting moments of the natural world, from winter candy and spring quackers to summer's scarlet farewell and autumn reveilles. This beautifully crafted collection of short, seasonal essays combines in-depth information with evocative descriptions of nature's marvels and mysteries. Williams explains the weather conditions that bring out the brightest reds in autumn leaves, how hungry wolf spiders catch their prey, and why American goldfinches wait until late July or August to build their nests. In the tradition of Thoreau, Carson, and Leopold, Ted Williams's writing stands as a testament to the delicate balance of nature's resilience and fragility, and inspires readers to experience the natural world for themselves and to become advocates for protecting and preserving the amazing diversity and activity found there
Timothy, or, Notes of an abject reptile by Verlyn Klinkenborg( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy the Tortoise, who was kept as a garden pet by eighteenth century naturalist Gilbert White, regales us with an account of his eight-day adventure outside the garden gate and with his shrewd observations about the curious habits of humanity
Straight west by Verlyn Klinkenborg( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Drake manuscript in the Pierpont Morgan Library : Histoire naturelle des Indes by Francis Drake( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audacious : the fine art of wood : the Montalto Bohlen Collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bee by Rose-Lynn Fisher( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Honeybees were the first creatures examined by seventeenth century scientists whose primitive microscopes suggested a complex system of construction. Now, magnified hundreds to thousands of times with a scanning electron microscope, honeybees appear as architectural masterpieces - an elegant fusion of form and function."--Back cover
Portraits by Danielle Weil( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White on white : churches of rural New England by Steve Rosenthal( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early churches of New England hold a special place in the American consciousness, revered for their physical beauty, simplicity, and elegance and for their role in the early history of this country. Places of worship they were and are, but they are also icons of a particularly American sensibility and artistic vision. Photographer Steve Rosenthal has traveled throughout the northeast capturing the gems of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and tracing the evolution of church styles from the early, dramatically simple meetinghouse form through the changing patterns of Greek and Gothic revivals. His photographs capture the intrinsic beauty of the architecture while creating a world of rich order and rational light. He has frozen in time the New England buildings that may soon be--or have already been--lost in a chaotic, contemporary world
Timothy's book : notes of an English country tortoise by Verlyn Klinkenborg( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a tortoise whose real life was observed by the eighteenth-century English curate Gilbert White, author of The Natural History of Selborne. For thirteen years, Timothy lived in White's garden - making an occasional appearance in his journals. Now Klinkenborg gives the tortoise an unforgettable voice and powers of observation as keen as those of any bipedal naturalist. The happy result: Timothy regales us with an account of a gracefully paced (no unseemly hurry!) eight-day adventure outside the gate ("How do I escape from that nimble-tongued, fleet-footed race? ... Walk through the holes in their attention") and entertains us with shrewd observations about the curious habits and habitations of humanity
Several short sentences about writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg( )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of what you think you know about writing is useless. It's the harmful debris of your education-a mixture of half-truths, myths, and false assumptions that prevents you from writing well. Drawing on years of experience as a writer and teacher of writing, Verlyn Klinkenborg offers an approach to writing that will change the way you work and think. There is no gospel, no orthodoxy, no dogma in this book. What you'll find here isn't the way to write. Instead, you'll find a way to clear your mind of illusions about writing and discover how you write. Several Short Sentences about Writing is a book of first steps and experiments. They will revolutionize the way you think and perceive, and they will change forever the sense of your own authority as a writer. This is a book full of learning, but it's also a book full of unlearning-a way to recover the vivid, rhythmic, poetic sense of language you once possessed. An indispensable and unique book that will give you a clear understanding of how to think about what you do when you write and how to improve the quality of your writing
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Heart of darkness
The last fine timeTimothy, or, Notes of an abject reptileGardenscapesBritish literary manuscriptsTimothy, or, Notes of an abject reptileStraight westThe Drake manuscript in the Pierpont Morgan Library : Histoire naturelle des IndesBee
Alternative Names
Verlyn Klinkenborg American writer

Verlyn Klinkenborg Amerikaans schrijver

Verlyn Klinkenborg escriptor estatunidenc

Verlyn Klinkenborg escritor estadounidense

Verlyn Klinkenborg scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Verlyn Klinkenborg scrittore statunitense

Verlyn Klinkenborg shkrimtar amerikan

Verlyn Klinkenborg yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

클링켄보그, 벌린 1952-

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