WorldCat Identities

Tesich, Steve

Works: 85 works in 338 publications in 8 languages and 8,339 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Sports films  Monologues (Drama)  Satire  Coming-of-age films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Director, Speaker, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3570.E8, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Steve Tesich
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Most widely held works by Steve Tesich
Breaking Away by Peter Yates( Visual )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Academy Award winning comedy about an idealistic young man and his friends and their pursuit to find jobs and a purpose to life in their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana
The world according to Garp by George Roy Hill( Visual )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garp is a man whose life unfolds from cradle to grave in counterpoint to the dizzy, violent, cruel and casually destructive rhythms of our anxious age. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, his mother Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women
Summer crossing : a novel by Steve Tesich( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is about a young man, Daniel Boone Price (a high school wrestler), coming of age, feeling the joy and loss of first love, leaving his drab Middle Western Indiana home and going out into the world to become a writer. It is played out against the concurrent death by cancer of Daniel's bitter father
Karoo by Steve Tesich( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on Saul Karoo, a Hollywood script doctor who can fix any story, but his own. Overweight, chain smoking, and uninsured, he is at an age when things break down. He considers his separation from his wife another form of marriage and his relationship with his son is one of avoidance. By the late author of Summer Crossing
Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
Division Street & other plays by Steve Tesich( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Division Street. Chris, a burnt out sixties radical, has settled in Chicago seeking obscurity as an insurance underwriter. He wants to forget his activist past, but is besieged by old cronies and unwanted new ones: a former Black militant, now a transexual city cop; his loopy ex-wife who speaks only the words of rock song cliches; a bomb wielding Serbian restauranteur; a former partner in radicalism who now rails agianst the "women's movement"; a prostitute who espouses the virtues of promiscuity, and his African American-Polish landlady. "Steve Tesich has not only found a great subject, but he has also found the courage to tackle it in a daring, mischievous way."--The New York Times
The speed of darkness by Steve Tesich( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20 years after they return from Vietnam, two veterans struggle to come to terms with their war experience
American flyers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two competitive brothers train for a grueling three-day bicycle race in Colorado while dealing with personal drama and the chance that one of them may die from an inherited tendency of cerebral aneurisms
On the open road : a new play by Steve Tesich( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated Mar. 21, 1992
Square one by Steve Tesich( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unusual play by the author of Division Street, Nourish the Beast and the screenplay for Breaking Away is set in a benign Orwellian state. Loveable, zany Dianne escapes from the tiny apartment she shares with hordes of screaming elderly relatives by marrying Adam. He is an Artist Third Class host of the Patriotic Variety Hour and lives in the spacious artist complex. Living with complacent Adam turns out to be like life in the hermetically sealed, icy and inhuman apartment and Dianne eventually finds she must escape from the spiritual numbness."--Publisher's description
The carpenters by Steve Tesich( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nourish the beast - formerly known as "Baba Goya" : a play in two acts by Steve Tesich( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baba Goya is a loudmouth mother who goes through husbands and orphans like the Turkish coffee she makes in a dirty old soup pan. In Queens she presides over a household comprised of a childish orphan who happens to be a cop, an elderly gentleman who explodes every time somebody calls him grandpa, a dying husband and an errant daughter who cries all night. The husband, Baba's fifth, is already submitting an ad for her sixth. The cop catches a Japanese stealing cameras and chains him to a radiator, the daughter guiltily confesses she voted for Nixon and runs off, and the husband, who may not die after all, insists they must wait out Watergate for a Democratic
Division Street : a comedy by Steve Tesich( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four friends by Arthur Penn( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Steven Tesich and Oscar-nominated director Arthur Penn team up for this coming-of-age story set against the protest, prosperity, and broken promises of the 1960s
Touching bottom by Steve Tesich( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyewitness by Steve Tesich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darryl Deaver (Hurt) is a Vietnam vet and night janitor who is mesmerized by a beautiful newscaster (Weaver). Being from a completely different world, the night janitor never expects her to be anything more than a figment of his dreams. When a murder is committed in his building, however, Deaver pretends to know more than he does in order to get closer to the reporter, and their subsequent love affair ends up gravely endangering both of their lives
Passing game : a drama in two acts by Steve Tesich( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arts & leisure by Steve Tesich( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorky : a play with music by Steve Tesich( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleni by Peter Yates( Visual )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of a mother's love and a son's revenge. Eleni Gatzoyiannis defies the communist uprise and arranges for the escape of her three daughters and son Nicola. Years later her son, Nicholas Gage, a reporter, seeks to find out the truth of his mother's death
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.17 for American f ... to 0.99 for Steve Tesi ...)

Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays
KarooMoving parts : monologues from contemporary playsOn the open road : a new playSquare oneFour friends
Alternative Names
Steve Tesich

Steve Tesich Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1942-1996)

Steve Tesich amerikansk poet och manusförfattare

Steve Tesich amerikansk poet og manusforfattar

Steve Tesich amerikansk poet og manusforfatter

Steve Tesich amerikansk poet og manuskriptforfatter

Steve Tesich sceneggiatore, drammaturgo e scrittore jugoslavo

Steve Tesich Serbian-American screenwriter, playwright and novelist

Steve Tesich serbischer Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor in den USA

Stojan Stiv Tešić

Tešić, Stiv

Tešić, Stiv 1942-1996

Tešić, Stojan Stiv.

Tešić, Stojan Stiv 1942-1996

Tesich, Steve 1942-1996

Tesich, Steven.

Tesich, Steven 1942-1996

Стив Тесич

Стојан Стив Тешић

סטיב טשיך

استیو تسیچ فیلمنامه‌نویس و شاعر آمریکایی