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Simon, Daniel 1957-

Works: 10 works in 69 publications in 3 languages and 5,607 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Interviews  History  Didactic fiction  Historical fiction  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3501.L4625, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Daniel Simon
The best of Abbie Hoffman by Abbie Hoffman( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Abbie Hoffman, cofounder of the Yippie movement and a prominent activist of the twentieth century. Hoffman recounts his growing involvement in the student movement as it rose to national prominence, giving behind-the-scenes details about the historic protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention and subsequent Chicago conspiracy trial, his "levitation" of the Pentagon, and his friendships with other movement leaders
Run run run : the lives of Abbie Hoffman by Jack Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intimate portrait of one of the most fascinating and complex history-makers of our century, Run Run Run intertwines the details of Abbie Hoffman's intense personal life, as told by his brother, Jack, with the dramatic politics of the sixties, seventies, and eighties. From the creation of the Yippies! in 1967, the tumult of the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests, the humor and agony of the Chicago conspiracy trial, the scandal of Abbie's 1973 cocaine bust and his six and a half years as a fugitive, to the emergence of his alter ego, environmentalist Barry Freed, and Abbie's final struggle with manic-depressive illness, this brother's biography offers a compelling examination of the contradictions that make Abbie Hoffman such a fascinating figure." "Run Run Run is also the story of the Hoffman family and how Abbie and Jack's relationship survived the twists and turns of the one's celebrity. From early childhood until the day before his death, Abbie talked to, called, wrote, cabled, telexed, taught, and pestered his kid brother almost daily. With the information and affection only a brother could bring to the complexities of Abbie's life, Jack Hoffman, together with Daniel Simon, sets Abbie's public persona alongside a picture of his private aspirations and fears, romances and lasting loves, and enduring family relationships."--Jacket
A man without a country by Kurt Vonnegut( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Kurt Vonnegut shares his often hilarious and always insightful reflections on America, art, politics, and life in general
The man with the golden arm, a novel by Nelson Algren( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays accompany the story of gambler Frankie Machine as he struggles to stay alive amid the corruption and drug addiction of Chicago's slums and underworld
Nonconformity : writing on writing by Nelson Algren( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle to write with deep emotion is the subject of this extraordinary book, the previously unpublished credo of one of America's greatest 20th-century writers. "You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich," writes Nelson Algren in his only longer work of nonfiction, adding: "A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery." Nonconformity is about 20th-century America: "Never on the earth of man has he lived so tidily as here amidst such psychological disorder." And it is about the trouble writers ask for when they try to describe America: "Our myths are so many, our vision so dim, our self-deception so deep and our smugness so gross that scarcely any way now remains of reporting the American Century except from behind the billboards ... [where there] are still ... defeats in which everything is lost [and] victories that fall close enough to the heart to afford living hope." In Nonconformity, Algren identifies the essential nature of the writer's relation to society, drawing examples from Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Twain, and Fitzgerald, as well as utility infielder Leo Durocher and legendary barkeep Martin Dooley. He shares his deepest beliefs about the state of literature and its role in society, along the way painting a chilling portrait of the early 1950s, Joe McCarthy's heyday, when many American writers were blacklisted and ruined for saying similar things to what Algren is saying here
Entrapment and other writings by Nelson Algren( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Nelson Algren sought humanity in the urban wilderness of postwar America, where his powerful voice rose from behind the billboards and down tin-can alleys, from among the marginalized and ignored, the outcasts and scapegoats, the punks and junkies, the whores and down-on-their luck gamblers, the punch-drunk boxers and skid-row drunkies and kids who knew they'd never reach the age of twenty-one: all of them admirable in Algren's eyes for their vitality and no-bullshit forthrightness, their insistence on living and their ability to find a laugh and a dream in the unlikeliest places. In Entrapment and other writings-containing his unfinished novel and previously unpublished or uncollected stories, poems, and essays-Algren speaks to our time as few of his fellow great American writers of the 1940s and '50s do, in part because he hasn't yet been accepted and assimilated into the American literary canon despite that he is held up as a talismanic figure. "You should not read [Algren] if you can't take a punch," Ernest Hemingway declared. "Mr. Algren can hit with both hands and move around and he will kill you if you are not awfully careful."
Like shaking hands with God : a conversation about writing by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rarely have two writers spoken so candidly about the intersection where the lives they live meets the art they practice. That these two writers happen to be Kurt Vonnegut and Lee Stringer make this a historic and joyous occasion." "The setting was a bookstore in New York City, the date Thursday, October 1, 1998. Before a crowd of several hundred, Vonnegut and Stringer took up humanity, writing, salvation, art, and the challenge of living from day to day." "A book for Vonnegut fans, Stringer fans, and anyone interested in why the simple act of writing things down can be more important than the amount of memory in our computers, Like Shaking Hands with God is filled with surprises."--BOOK JACKET
Publishing Black books( Visual )

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

Panelists at the 4th Annual Harlem Book Fair in New York City reflect on the current state of the Black book publishing industry and the recent explosion in the popularity of Black books. Afterward, they answer questions from the audience
En mand uden fædreland by Kurt Vonnegut( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.15 for A man with ... to 0.90 for En mand ud ...)

The best of Abbie Hoffman
Alternative Names
Simon Dan 1957-....

Simon, Daniel

English (36)

French (2)

Danish (1)

Run run run : the lives of Abbie HoffmanA man without a countryThe man with the golden arm, a novelNonconformity : writing on writingEntrapment and other writingsLike shaking hands with God : a conversation about writing