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Duncan, David James

Overview
Works: 32 works in 113 publications in 3 languages and 5,825 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Coming-of-age films  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Fishing stories  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3554.U4634, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David James Duncan
The river why by David James Duncan( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus embarks on an extraordinary voyage of self-discovery along his beloved Oregon rivers. What he unexpectedly finds is man's wanton destruction of nature and a burning desire to commit himself to its preservation. The River Why is a tale that gives a contemporary voice to the concerns and hopes of all living things on this beautiful, watery planet. It is the story of one man's search for meaning, for love, and for a sane way to live
The brothers K by David James Duncan( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the Chance family living in the Pacific Northwest in the early '60s embattled over the ideals represented by baseball and religion
River teeth : stories and writings by David James Duncan( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of fiction and non-fiction. In A Streetlamp in the Netherlands, a woman causes a distraction which leads to an accident, The King of Epoxy is a satire on archeology, and Another Brutal Indian Attack is on berry-picking. By the author of The Brothers K
The river why( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sick of living in a home shrouded with secrets, lies, and a smothering sense of competition, Gus runs away from home and the shadow of his famous fly-fishing father. Determined to live life like he wants it, Gus makes his new home in a secluded cabin on the banks of a river where he plans to fish all day. Instead, he is propelled into a quest for self-discovery
The river why by David James Duncan( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication by Sierra Club Books two decades ago, The river why has become a classic, standing with Norman Maclean's A river runs through it as the most widely read fiction about fly-fishing of our era. This captivating and exuberant tale is told by Gus Orviston, an irreverent young fly fisherman and one of the most appealing heroes in contemporary American fiction. Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus decides to strike out on his own, taking refuge in a secluded cabin on a remote riverbank to pursue his own fly-fishing passion with unrelenting zeal. But instead of finding fishing bliss, Gus becomes increasingly troubled by the degradation of the natural world around him and by the spiritual barrenness of his own life. His desolation drives him on a reluctant quest for self-discovery and meaning, ultimately fruitful beyond his wildest dreams
The brothers K by David James Duncan( Recording )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This touching, uplifting novel spans decades of loyalty, anger, regret, and love in the lives of the Chance family. Here there is a father whose dreams of glory on a baseball field are shattered by a mill accident, a mother who clings obsessively to a religion as a ward against the darkest hour of her past, and four brothers who come of age during the seismic upheavals of the sixties and who each choose their own way to deal with what the world has become. By turns uproariously funny and deeply moving, and beautifully written throughout, The Brothers K tells a story both striking in its originality and poignant in its universality
God laughs & plays : churchless sermons in response to the preachments of the fundamentalist right by David James Duncan( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duncan offers a collection of "churchless sermons," stories, memoir, and conversations with the affirmation that the way of life preached and embodied by Jesus is apolitical
Trout grass : a film( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique film documents the transformation of bamboo from a hardy species of grass into a meticulously crafted split-cane fly rod. Trout Grass captures the allure of craftsmanship and rivers as well as the notion that fishing is about much more than catching fish
Frank Boyden : the empathies by Frank Boyden( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizens dissent : security, morality, and leadership in an age of terror : essays by Wendell Berry( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The space between church and not-church : a sacramental vision for the healing of our planet by Caroline Fairless( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healing our planet is a relational and spirit-centered process, requiring humans to reclaim our appropriate place among the earth community, intrinsic to the integrity of the whole. This book invites readers to release the human-centered biblical justifications of dominion and rule for the sake of a natural web morality, which insists on the sacramental nature of all life and to create an intersection of church people and not-church people, who will be able to jointly develop sacred rituals for the planet's healing. The seven-step process awakens our hearts to the needs of our imperiled planet and calls us to servant action from our place within the biotic community
The heart of the monster : why the Pacific Northwest & Northern Rockies must not become an ExxonMobil conduit to the Alberta Tar Sands by Rick Bass( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains an essay/memoir by David James Duncan, and a novella by Rick Bass
StoryLines Northwest( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of A river runs through it, by Norman Maclean ; originally broadcast Nov. 2, 1997 by KUFM (Montana Public Radio)
Strategic withdrawal : meditation by David James Duncan( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild chinook salmon by David James Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My story as told by water : confessions, Druidic rants, reflections, bird-watchings, fish-stalkings, visions, songs and prayers refracting light, from living rivers, in the age of the industrial dark by David James Duncan( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a loving tribute to the landscape, plants, and animals of his native Montana
Citizens Dissent by Wendell Berry( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brothers K by David James Duncan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This touching, uplifting novel spans decades of loyalty, anger, regret, and love in the lives of the Chance family. Here there is a father whose dreams of glory on a baseball field are shattered by a mill accident, a mother who clings obsessively to a religion as a ward against the darkest hour of her past; and four brothers who come of age during the seismic upheavals of the sixties and who each choose their own way to deal with what the world has become
The brothers K by David James Duncan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This touching, uplifting novel spans decades of loyalty, anger, regret, and love in the lives of the Chance family. Here there is a father whose dreams of glory on a baseball field are shattered by a mill accident, a mother who clings obsessively to a religion as a ward against the darkest hour of her past; and four brothers who come of age during the seismic upheavals of the sixties and who each choose their own way to deal with what the world has become
Reed College Women's Committee lecture by David James Duncan( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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David James Duncan Amerikaans romanschrijver

James Duncan, David

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The brothers KRiver teeth : stories and writingsThe river whyThe brothers KGod laughs & plays : churchless sermons in response to the preachments of the fundamentalist rightFrank Boyden : the empathiesCitizens dissent : security, morality, and leadership in an age of terror : essaysThe space between church and not-church : a sacramental vision for the healing of our planet