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Giroux, Robert

Works: 37 works in 166 publications in 4 languages and 10,277 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Autobiographies  Case studies  Biographical films  Biographical television programs  Educational television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BX4705.M542, 922.273
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Most widely held works about Robert Giroux
Most widely held works by Robert Giroux
The collected prose by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )

48 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 3,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of fiction and nonfiction includes both previously published and hitherto unpublished stories, such as In the Village, The Housekeeper, and Gwendolyn and nonfiction works discovered among the author's papers after her death
The complete stories by Bernard Malamud( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 stories on the Jewish experience this century. They chronicle the lives of Old Country ancestors, refugees, immigrants or just simple wanderers like the anti- hero Fidelman. The settings are on both sides of the Atlantic
Poems, prose, and letters by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Merrill described Elizabeth Bishop's poems as "more wryly radiant, more touching, more unaffectedly intelligent than any written in our lifetime" and called her "our greatest national treasure." Robert Lowell said, "I enjoy her poems more than anybody else's."" "This collection offers a full-scale presentation of a writer of startling originality, at once passionate and reticent, adventurous and perfectionist. It presents all the poetry that Bishop published in her lifetime, in such classic volumes as North & South, A Cold Spring, Questions of Travel, and Geography III. In addition it contains an extensive selection of unpublished poems and drafts of poems (several not previously collected), as well as all her published poetic translations, ranging from a chorus from Aristophanes' The Birds to versions of Brazilian sambas." "Poems, Prose, and Letters brings together as well most of her published prose writings, including stories; reminiscences; travel writing about the places (Nova Scotia, Florida, Brazil) that so profoundly marked her poetry; and literary essays and statements, including a number of pieces published here for the first time. The book is rounded out with a selection of Bishop's engaging and self-revelatory letters. Of the 53 letters included here, written between 1933 and 1979, a considerable number are printed for the first time, and all are presented in their entirety."--Jacket
The people, and uncollected stories by Bernard Malamud( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes Malamud's novel," The People, which was left unfinished at the time of his death in 1986, with the text presented as the author left it, as well as fourteen previously uncollected stories. Set in the nineteenth century, "The People has as its hero a Jewish peddler who is adopted as chief by an Indian tribe in the Pacific Northwest
One art : letters by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection is a magnificent confirmation of Lowell's prediction. From several thousand letters, written over fifty years - from 1928 when she was seventeen (and already a poet) to the day of her death, in Boston in 1979 - Robert Giroux, her editor during her lifetime, has selected over 500 and has written a detailed and informative introduction." "In one sense, Elizabeth Bishop's letters constitute her autobiography, including the story of her love for Lota Soares in Brazil, which ended with Lota's tragic suicide fifteen years later. They also record her intense relationships with her early mentor Marianne Moore and later with Robert Lowell. For Bishop, letter-writing was a joy and a necessity, an embodiment of the links between people, but also a facet of her art, conjuring the world in words. Some letters are carefully composed, elegant in style; some are spontaneous and witty, alive with unexpected detail; some contain poems sent as gifts; others are cries from the heart. Sometimes she ponders on her childhood, on her struggle to create, or to resist drink, but more often she responds fully and vividly to the immediate moment, the color of the sky, the books she has been reading, the friend she misses, the meal she is cooking, the toucan or cat she is observing, the room she is painting in a "Harlequinade" pattern of big colored diamonds." "One Art takes us behind Bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, displaying to the full the gift for friendship, the striving for perfection, and the passionate, questing, rigorous spirit that made her a great poet."--Jacket
The seven storey mountain by Thomas Merton( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding religious orders - the Trappists. At the monastery, and within the "four walls of my new freedom," Merton wrote this extraordinary testament - a document of a man who withdrew from the world only after he had fully immersed himself in it. For this Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Robert Giroux has written a memoir of how he came to publish The Seven Storey Mountain, and Merton's distinguished biographer, William H. Shannon, has supplied a note for the reader."-- Provided by publisher
A deed of death : the story behind the unsolved murder of Hollywood director William Desmond Taylor by Robert Giroux( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three unpublished typescripts of A Deed of death submitted to Alfred A. Knopf, publishers, New York, 1989, two of which bear the title The Taylor murder case with half-title A deed of death which became the published title. All copies include editorial notations. Three additional unpublished typescripts on the death of Taylor were apparently used by Giroux in his research for the book: Who killed William Desmond Taylor? by King Vidor, Who killed Bill (authorship undetermined), and one untitled work by Douglas J. Whitton. All three have notations, apparently by Giroux. These typescripts are included in the papers of Giroux located at Loyola University New Orleans
Merton a film biography of Thomas Merton( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using photographs, archival footage and interviews with his friends, presents the life of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk whose writings on spirituality and peace influenced a generation of social activists and artists
The education of an editor by Robert Giroux( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Kerouac by Dave Stewart( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Kerouac, cult writer of the Beat generation, remains an American icon. This documentary focuses on the 63 days he spent as a fire warden in Washington State where he used the time to gather material for his second book. Examining the time through photos and the commentary of those who knew him, the program illuminates Kerouac's literary style, while detailing his later downward spiral into alcoholism
Voices & visions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film examines Lowell's use of autobiography and historical events and reveals his deep psychological and spiritual anguish. The poet is interviewed and reads from his work"--Container
One art by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le peuple élu by Bernard Malamud( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tutti i racconti : (1963-1984) by Bernard Malamud( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malamud : three elegies, 20 April 1986( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tutti i racconti : (1940-1962) by Bernard Malamud( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uma arte : as cartas de Elizabeth Bishop : incluindo cartas inéditas by Elizabeth Bishop( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Portuguese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Lowell : collected prose by J. R Lowell( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Day by day by Robert Lowell( )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galley proofs for the 1977 Farrar, Straus & Giroux publication
The letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton by Robert Giroux( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the time they first met as undergraduates at Columbia College in New York City in the mid-1930s, the noted editor Robert Giroux (1914-2008) and the Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton (1915-1968) became friends. The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton capture their personal and professional relationship, extending from the time of the publication of Merton's 1948 best-selling spiritual autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, until a few months before Merton's untimely death in December 1968. As editor-in-chief at Harcourt, Brace & Company and then at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Giroux not only edited twenty-six of Merton's books but served as an adviser to Merton as he dealt with unexpected problems with his religious superiors at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky, as well as those in France and Italy. These letters, arranged chronologically, offer invaluable insights into the publishing process that brought some of Merton's most important writings to his readers. Patrick Samway, S.J., had unparalleled access not only to the materials assembled here but to Giroux's unpublished talks about Merton, which he uses to his advantage, especially in his beautifully crafted introduction that interweaves the stories of both men with a chronicle of their personal and collaborative relationship. The result is a rich and rewarding volume, which shows how Giroux helped Merton to become one of the greatest spiritual writers of the twentieth century"--
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The collected prose
Alternative Names
Robert Giroux American book editor and publisher

Robert Giroux Amerikaans officier (1914-2008)

Robert Giroux US-amerikanischer Verleger und Buchautor

The complete storiesPoems, prose, and lettersThe people, and uncollected storiesOne art : lettersThe seven storey mountainVoices & visionsOne artRobert Lowell : collected prose