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Gurganus, Allan 1947-

Overview
Works: 138 works in 347 publications in 6 languages and 12,055 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Experimental fiction  Novellas  Flash fiction  Gay fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3557.U814, 813.54
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Oldest living Confederate widow tells all by Allan Gurganus( Book )

58 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Marsden looks back on her long life and her experiences as the wife of a Civil War veteran
White people by Allan Gurganus( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are eleven darkly comic stories about love and money among American WASPS, that majority outnumbered, outflanked and somewhat out of love with itself
Local souls : novellas by Allan Gurganus( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to his mythological Falls, North Carolina home of Widow, the author presents three novellas set in today's South, a place revolutionized around freer sexuality, looser family ties and superior telecommunications
Plays well with others by Allan Gurganus( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a group of artists in New York--writers, painters, musicians--founded by a gay Southern writer. The novel chronicles their life before and after aids. By the author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
The practical heart : four novellas by Allan Gurganus( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title novella, an ode to a great aunt who takes an artistically inclined young boy under her wing and shows him through kindness the meaning of love, won the National Magazine Prize. Each of the tales explores the impact that one individual can have on another and how courage and beauty can arise from the most unexpected sources. There is the young preservationist dying of AIDS whose joy in saving old homes never falters and whose smile in the face of death continues to bring happiness to his survivors. There is the pillar of the community whose sudden disgrace confirms a young boy's determination to tell the truth, to be out in the world. Lastly, there is "Saint Monster" the amazingly "ugly" man whose love and devotion to his son transcends race, public humiliation, and even death. These stories may all arise from Gurganus's Carolina home soil, but their messages are universal in scope
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2006( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 22nd publication of this annual anthology delivers a collection of short fiction by various award-winning Southern writers and rising stars
Flash fiction : very short stories by James Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How short can a story be and still truly be a story? This volume of seventy-two very short fictions, none much more than 750 words in length, demonstrates to our repeated satisfaction that less can be more, small can stand tall, and the diminutive can be dynamically and dramatically complete. Here for enjoyment and study are very short pieces by acknowledged modern masters -- including Raymond Carver, Richard Brautigan, Margaret Atwood, Julio Cortázar and Tim O'Brien -- as well as fiction by newer talents, who have embraced the short form with much gusto and considerable grace. With a rich variety of stories and authors, subjects and styles and sensibilities, these flashes of fiction make for eclectic -- and often electric -- reading. The volume is a must for readers and writers, indeed for anyone interested in the finely sharpened edge of contemporary literature"--Jacket
The Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These stories illuminate the common ground of gay male experience - as well as its astonishing diversity."--Jacket
Oldest living Confederate widow tells all( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple Southern girl is thrown into adulthood when she marries a Civil War veteran haunted by nightmares of the war. Years later she looks back on the events of a life filled with drama, pain, joy, hardship and triumph
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2006( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the best Southern fiction published in 2005
Oldest living Confederate widow tells all by Allan Gurganus( Recording )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninety-nine-year-old Lucille Marsden, confined to a charity nursing home in North Carolina, tells the story of her marriage to "Captain" Will Marsden, ostensibly the Civil War's last survivor, whom she married when she was fifteen and he was fifty
Two by Melissa Ann Pinney( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of captivating and thought-provoking photographs by award-winning photographer Melissa Ann Pinney that contemplate the essence of duality in our relationships and in the world that surrounds us. Pinney, whose work is in the permanent collections of dozens of American museums, including the Metropolitan, MoMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty, aims her lens at pairs--mostly, but not always human--that display or imply elusive connections of mind, of spirit, or of simply the act of being
Blessed assurance : a moral tale by Allan Gurganus( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrator reflects on his experiences collecting funeral insurance premiums from poor blacks in North Carolina
The Best American short stories. [selected stories]( Recording )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one tales that cover a wide range of emotions and situations, exploring issues related to cultural diversity in the United States. Many of the protagonists are African American, Latino, Chinese, Indian, Israeli, or Trinidadian. Includes works by Amy Bloom, Raymond Carver, Junot Diaz, Nathan Englander, Jhumpa Lahiri, and others
Plays well with others by Allan Gurganus( Recording )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel traces the history of a gay man, Hartley Mims, Jr., from his childhood treehouse to the subculture of New York's gay steambaths to the halls of Paradise itself
Decoy : a novella by Allan Gurganus( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in mythical Falls, North Carolina, this mysterious and compelling tale maps the lifelong eroticized friendship between two married men. When Doc Roper, the town's beloved physician, announces he is retiring from practice to carve exquisite duck decoys, he triggers an epidemic of catastrophes. His dependent patient and next-door neighbor, Bill Mabry, feels cut loose. Then the close-knit town is devastated by a flood of near-biblical proportions. Working inexorably "to an unexpected moment of catharsis" (Dwight Garner, New York Times) Decoy--already emerging as an essential work of American literature--charts the tender border between life and death
White people stories and novellas by Allan Gurganus( Recording )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An often humorous look at American white folks, who vary widely in class, gender, and emotional content
Fortune smiles : the Tyche Foundation gift( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunday morning. Allan Gurganus on cemeteries( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cemeteries have provided a creepy setting for plenty of Halloween horror films. So why on Earth would Alan Gurganus, author of 'Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All' and 'Local Souls, ' consider them the spice of life?
O public road! : photographs of America by Peter Kayafas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Oldest living Confederate widow tells all
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White peoplePlays well with othersThe practical heart : four novellasFlash fiction : very short storiesNew stories from the South : the year's best, 2006Oldest living Confederate widow tells allThe Best American short stories. [selected stories]Plays well with othersWhite people stories and novellas
Alternative Names
Allan Gurganus American novelist and story writer

Allan Gurganus Amerikaans schrijver

Allan Gurganus amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Allan Gurganus amerikansk författare

Allan Gurganus amerikansk skribent

Allan Gurganus écrivain américain

Gurganus, Allan

Languages
English (193)

German (14)

French (9)

Spanish (8)

Italian (4)

Dutch (1)