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Kandinsky, Wolfram

Overview
Works: 200 works in 382 publications in 1 language and 4,367 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Children's audiobooks  Biography  War stories  Juvenile works  Black humor  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Wolfram Kandinsky
Herzog by Saul Bellow( )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses E. Herzog suffers from the breakup of his second marriage, the general failure of his life, and the specter of growing up Jewish in the middle of the 20th century. He responds to his personal crisis by writing a series of letters never to be sent, examining his life and times and asking "the piercing questions."
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the surface, everything is all right with Babbitt's world. The solid, successful businessman. But in reality, George F. Babbit is a lonely middle-aged man who doesn't understand his family, who has an unsuccessful fling at an affair, who voices sympathy for some striking workers and is almost financially ruined by his action, who finds his only safety lies deep in the fold of those who play it safe. He is a man who has added a new word to our language "Babbitt" ... a word which means a booster, a success ... a sheep
Mr. Sammler's planet by Saul Bellow( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Artur Sammler is above all a man who has lasted, from the civilized pleasures of England in the twenties and thirties through the war and death camps in Poland. Moving now through the chaotic and dangerous streets of New York's upper West Side, Mr. Sammler is attentive to everything, appalled by nothing. He brings the same disinterested curiosity to the activities of a black pickpocket on an uptown bus, the details of his niece Angela's sex life, and his daughter's lunacy, as to the extraordinary theories of one Dr. V. Govinda Lal on the use we are to make of the moon now that we have reached it. Under the comedy and sadness, the shocking force of much of the action, and the superb character-drawing of this brilliantly written novel runs a strain of speculation, both daring and serene, on the future of life on this planet, Mr. Sammler's planet, and any other planets for which we may be destined
The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few works have so firmly established their position in American literature as The Education of Henry Adams. As a man of extraordinary gifts and learning and a member of one of the greatest American families, Henry Adams wrote an insightful exploration of himself and the tumultuous age in which he lived. In the words of Van Wyck Brooks, he "revealed a phase of American history with unparalleled boldness and truth." In spite of his illustrious background and Harvard schooling, Henry Adams asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and the new technology. His intention was to write a kind of handbook to prepare "young men, in universities and elsewhere, to be men of the world, equipped for any emergency." The result is what many consider to be one of the finest autobiographies ever written
McTeague by Frank Norris( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first McTeague has a simple but satisfying life, surrounded by three symbolic possessions: a caged canary, a concertina, and a gold-plated molar he wants to use as his shop sign. McTeague can be seen as the canary, imprisoned in his gilt cage by the forces of society and heredity; the concertina represents his pleasure in plebeian culture and the molar, his crude profession. Norris also shows the effects of striving for social status. McTeague comes from a family of poor miners; as a dentist, he is barely on the cusp of professional respectability. Described as "hopelessly stupid," he reverts to his innate brutish roots. His wife, Trina, comes from equally humble origins, but apes what she perceives to be the habits of those higher up the social scale
A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the love affair between a WWI American ambulance driver and a British nurse
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson( Recording )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of a yellow stray dog named Old Yeller, fourteen-year-old Travis tries to meet his responsibilites on the family's Texas hill country farm in the 1860s
The sound and the fury by William Faulkner( Recording )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterpiece told from the family's point of view: appealing Caddy, her idiot brother Benjy, neurotic Quentin, and hateful Jason
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry( Recording )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the nineteenth century, this is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, the chance to carve a new life out of the last wilderness. Prequel to: Streets of Laredo
This side of paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel features Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy, spoiled, and snobbish young man from the Midwest who attends Princeton University to acquire a refined sense of the proper social values. Lacking all sense of purpose, he interests himself primarily in literary cults, vaguely liberal student activities, and a series of flirtations with some rather predatory young ladies. Partially autobiographical, This Side of Paradise was credited with having invented the American flapper
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller( Recording )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bomber crew in Italy during WWII is caught in the paradoxes of war
As I lay dying by William Faulkner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each member of the Bundren family--including Addie, the dead wife and mother--contributes to the story of Addie's death and the family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury her
The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A triumphant yet tragic story of an aging Cuban fisherman and his supreme ordeal--a relentless battle with a giant marlin
Ironweed by William Kennedy( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Phelan is back in Albany after hitting bottom. He is trying to make peace with the ghosts of the past and the present
Intruder in the dust by William Faulkner( Recording )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucas Beauchamp, a black man, is accused of murdering a white man and threatened with lynching at the hands of a mob. The only person in Jefferson who believes in Lucas' innocence is Charles Mallison, a 16-year-old white boy
The last gentleman by Walker Percy( )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Williston Bibb Barrett is a rather unusual and inquisitive young Southerner with a special gift for cultivating the possibilities of life. He suffers from occasional bouts of amnesia and disconcerting attacks of déjà vu. He clings to certain old-fashioned notions of behavior, and yet he finds himself constantly impelled to eavesdrop on other people's conversations. And he lives with the secret suspicion that the great world catastrophe that everyone fears will happen has already happened. The novel follows Bill Barrett's adventures as he becomes involved in the complex troubles, loves, and fortunes of a Southern family, the Vaughts, who are living in the shadow of their youngest son's illness
The last picture show by Larry McMurtry( Recording )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of youth, dreams, and harsh, dry reality, set in north-central Texas of the late 1950s
The sun also rises by Ernest Hemingway( Recording )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a group of Americans and English on a sojourn from Paris to Paloma, evokes in poignant detail, life among the expatriates on Paris's Left Bank, during the 1920s and conveys in brutally realistic descriptions the power and danger of bullfighting in Spain
A night to remember ; and the night lives on by Walter Lord( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the "unsinkable" Titanic and its disaster, and a follow-up prompted by the 1985 discovery of the hulk on the ocean floor
Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ABSALOM, ABSALOM! tells the story of Thomas Sutpen, the enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson township in the early 1830s. With a French architect and a band of wild Haitians, he wrung a fabulous plantation out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. Sutpen was a man, Faulker said, who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him. His tragedy left its impress not only on his contemporaries but also on men who came after, men like Quentin Compson, haunted even into the 20th century by Sutpen's legacy of ruthlessness and singleminded disregard for the human community
 
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