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Kandinsky, Wolfram

Overview
Works: 201 works in 349 publications in 1 language and 4,454 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  War stories  Juvenile works  Black humor  Children's audiobooks  Romance fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wolfram Kandinsky
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 216 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( )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the eyes of an elderly Polish Jew, a comment on 20-century existence. A former journalist and survivor of a Nazi concentration camp, he lives in New York's upper west side, musing on the loss of tradition, roots, and ideals, and eyeing various family crises with curious but objective eyes.-AN724
The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 141 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
Herzog by Saul Bellow( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog is the story of Moses Herzog, great sufferer, joker and moaner, cuckold, charmer, and man of our times. Seeing himself as a survivor, of his private disasters but also those of the age, Herzog cannot keep from asking what he calls the "piercing" questions
A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 133 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 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When fourteen-year-old Travis is left in charge of the farm while his father is on a cattle drive, he is assisted by Old Yeller, an ugly yellow stray dog
McTeague by Frank Norris( )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 122 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
The sound and the fury by William Faulkner( Recording )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the tragic Caddy Compson, as seen through the eyes of her three brothers--the idiot Benjy, the neurotic Quentin, and the monstrous Jason
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry( Recording )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the late 19th century, this is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana -- and much more. The drive is a risk, sure, but it's a part of the American Dream, a chance to carve a new life out of the last remaining wilderness
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller( Recording )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bomber crew in Italy during WWII is caught in the paradoxes of war
This side of paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 80 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
As I lay dying by William Faulkner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 77 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 )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 65 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 64 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 )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 59 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 picture show by Larry McMurtry( Recording )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 56 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 )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of expatriate Americans and British living in Paris after the First World War
Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Texasville by Larry McMurtry( Recording )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel which follows Thalia, Duanne, and Jacy and the rest of them, during the Texas oil boom and bust, after the 1950s
A night to remember ; and the night lives on by Walter Lord( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 50 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
 
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