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Kirn, Walter 1962-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 235 publications in 12 languages and 9,716 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Romantic comedy films  Case studies  True crime stories  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Biography  Autobiographies  Satirical literature 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: PS3561.I746, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter Kirn
Up in the air : [a novel] by Walter Kirn( Book )

49 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryan Bingham is a very frequent flier who hates his job and has set as his goal to acquire one million air miles in his frequent flier account. "He's convinced he can pull things off, conditions permitting--and there, of course, is the catch."--Jacket
Mission to America : a novel by Walter Kirn( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a mission to recruit young women for their church, Mason LaVerle and Elias Stark leave Montana and experience the excesses of contemporary American society in a Colorado ski town along with its colorful inhabitants
Thumbsucker : a novel by Walter Kirn( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on a 14-year-old boy who still sucks his thumb. Cured of the habit by his dentist, he finds himself deprived of a relaxant and the novel describes his search for a substitute in sex, drink and smoking
She needed me : a novel by Walter Kirn( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sympathetic portrait of a disillusioned generation is mercifully uncynical. Weaver Walquist and Kim Lindgren first meet outside a St. Paul, Minnesota, abortion clinic. Kim - twenty-three, pregnant, with no money to finish junior college - is about to walk inside. Weaver is lying in front of the door. At twenty-six, he is a Bible-carrying member of the Conscience Squad, a fanatical right-wing protest group ... yet readers of all minds will be drawn to this gentle, questing
The unbinding by Walter Kirn( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kent Selkirk is an operator at AidSat, an omnipresent subscriber service ready to answer, solve, and assist with the client's every problem. Through the AidSat network Kent has a wealth of information at his fingertips - information he can use to monitor subscribers' vital signs, information he can use to track their locations, information he can use to insinuate himself into their very lives."--Jacket
My hard bargain : stories by Walter Kirn( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over het leven in Amerika, met name op het platteland
Up in the air by Walter Kirn( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryan Bingham has a simple goal: to accumulate one million miles in his frequent flyer account. This story follows his life in the transient realm he calls "Airworld" as he wings his way to his goal
Up in the Air by Jason Reitman( Visual )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'odyssée de Ryan Bingham, un spécialiste du licenciement à qui les entreprises font appel pour ne pas avoir à se salir les mains. Dans sa vie privée, celui-ci fuit tout engagement (mariage, propriété, famille) jusqu'à ce que sa rencontre avec deux femmes ne le ramène sur terre
Boxers by Kurt Markus( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Italian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markus's vivid memories of raising his fists, mano a mano, led him into the working-class barrios of Havana, Mexico City, Brooklyn, and Dublin, where the odds against celebrity and high-stakes prize fighting belie the drive that motivates these young men. In a series of intimate portraits infused with purpose, determination, and the physical and emotional struggles of intense training, Markus gives a more human face to a sport that rewards only those from its highest ranks. Far from the bright lights and stereotyped fame, these young fighters possess unrivaled dignity and grace
Up in the air( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als Ryan, een crisismanager die altijd onderweg is, moet bezuinigen op zijn reiskosten is hij verplicht meer tijd thuis door te brengen net als hij op het punt staat vijf miljoen Airmiles te bemachtigen. Bovendien heeft hij zojuist de perfecte vrouw ontmoet die even reislustig is als hij
Blood will out : the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade by Walter Kirn( Book )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A -- Kirn's one-of-a-kind story of being duped by a real-life Mr. Ripley takes us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the posh private clubrooms of Manhattan to the hard-boiled courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles. As Kirn uncovers the truth about his friend, a psychopath masquerading as a gentleman, he also confronts hard truths about himself. Why, as a writer of fiction, was he susceptible to the deception of a sinister fantasist whose crimes, Kirn learns, were based on books and movies? What are the hidden psychological links between the artist and the con man? To answer these and other questions, Kirn attends his old friend?s murder trial and uses it as an occasion to reflect on both their tangled personal relationship and the surprising literary sources of Rockefeller's evil. This investigation of the past climaxes in a tense jailhouse reunion with a man whom Kirn realizes he barely knew?a predatory, sophisticated genius whose life, in some respects, parallels his own and who may have intended to take another victim during his years as a fugitive from justice: Kirn himself.Combining confessional memoir, true crime reporting, and cultural speculation, Blood Will Out is a Dreiser-esque tale of self-invention, upward mobility, and intellectual arrogance. It exposes the layers of longing and corruption, ambition and self-delusion beneath the Great American con
Thumbsucker( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage boy with an addiction to thumbsucking throws his family and those around him into chaos when he attempts to break his habit
The true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade : the true story of a murder, a mystery, and a masquerade by Walter Kirn( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn - then a young novelist struggling with fatherhood and a dissolving marriage - set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from an animal shelter in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector. Thus began a 15-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who, one day, would be shockingly unmasked as a brazen serial impostor and brutal d
Up in the air( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Multiple languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als Ryan, een crisismanager die altijd onderweg is, moet bezuinigen op zijn reiskosten is hij verplicht meer tijd thuis door te brengen net als hij op het punt staat vijf miljoen Airmiles te bemachtigen. Bovendien heeft hij zojuist de perfecte vrouw ontmoet die even reislustig is als hij
Montana noir by Thomas McGuane( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Grady and Keir Graff, both Montana natives, masterfully curate this collection of unseemly Western tales
Age difficile obscur = Thumbsucker by Mike Mills( Visual )

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

"Ignoré par ses parents, Justin Cobb qui vit avec eux dans le Minnesota, passe son temps à sucer son pouce de manière compulsive. conscient de son problème, il se tourne vers son coach et son orthodontiste pour lui venir en aide et arrêter cette manie
Up in the air( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryan Bingham es un experto en despedir a gente, contratado de forma externa por otras empresas para reducir personal. Ryan lleva mucho tiempo contento con su despreocupado estilo de vida, viviendo por toda Norteamérica en aeropuertos, hoteles y coches de alquiler. La empresa está viento en popa gracias a los despidos de personal tan frecuentes en los Estados Unidos provocados por la crisis económica. El ejecutivo no piensa más que en los detalles superficiales y materialistas de la vida, mientras que prefiere no asumir cargas familiares o sentimentales, y eso se traduce en que su obsesión es conseguir el récord de millas voladas en una línea aérea. Conforme transcurre la película, las personas que se cruzan en su vida le van haciendo replantearse su forma de enfocar la vida
W chmurach by Walter Kirn( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in the meritocracy : the undereducation of an overachiever by Walter Kirn( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the author's trip through American higher education, where standardized tests, class rankings and gamesmanship stand in the way of true intellectual fulfillment, revealing the psychic costs of the American educational system
Thomas Jefferson, America's enduring revolutionary : Time special issue( Book )

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

Special issue of Time magazine with essays focusing on the life and legacy American founding father, Thomas Jefferson. Part of this book were previously published in Time and Southern Living magazines
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Up in the air : [a novel]
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Mission to America : a novelThumbsucker : a novelShe needed me : a novelThe unbindingUp in the airBoxersLost in the meritocracy : the undereducation of an overachiever
Alternative Names
Walter Kirn Amerikaans schrijver

Walter Kirn écrivain américain

Walter Kirn novel·lista estatunidenc

Walter Kirn novelista estadounidense

Walter Kirn US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Уолтер Керн

컨 월터 1962-

ウォルター・カーン

カーン, ウォルター

華特·肯恩

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