WorldCat Identities

Roper, Robert 1946-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 1,249 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3568.O69, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Roper
Royo County by Robert Roper( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mexico days : a novel by Robert Roper( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Spider Creek :a novel by Robert Roper( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuervo tales by Robert Roper( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in California's Santa Cruz Mountains, these ten interconnected stories tell the life of Abel Richards
The trespassers by Robert Roper( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victory to the moth by Robert Roper( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backpack Dora = Dora's backpack by Sarah Wilson( Book )

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

Nabokov in america : a biography by Robert Roper( Book )

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

"The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest here, but his best work flowed from his response to this exotic land. Robert Roper fills out this period in the writer's life with charm and insight- covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane. Nabokov in America is also a love letter to U.S. literature, in Nabokov's broad embrace of it from Melville to the Beats. Reading Roper, we feel anew the mountain breezes and the miles logged, the rich learning and the Romantic mind behind some of Nabokov's most beloved books"--
 
Audience Level
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Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.06 for Backpack D ... to 0.47 for Nabokov in ...)

Alternative Names
Roper, Robert Charles, 1946-

Languages
English (26)

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