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Berendt, John 1939-

Works: 86 works in 501 publications in 19 languages and 16,197 library holdings
Genres: History  Archives  Drama  Tours  Fiction  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Interviews  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works by John Berendt
Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story by John Berendt( Book )

148 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 6,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case." "It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else." "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling southern city is certain to become a modern classic."--Jacket
The city of falling angels by John Berendt( Book )

84 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice, a city steeped in a thousand years of history, art and architecture, teeters in precarious balance between endurance and decay. Its architectural treasures crumble--foundations shift, marble ornaments fall--even as efforts to preserve them are underway. This book opens in 1996, when a dramatic fire destroys the historic Fenice opera house, a catastrophe for Venetians. Arriving three days after the fire, Berendt becomes a kind of detective--inquiring into the nature of life in this remarkable museum-city--while gradually revealing the truth about the fire. He introduces us to a rich cast of characters, Venetian and expatriate, in a tale full of atmosphere and surprise which reveals a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting. The fire and its aftermath serve as a leitmotif, adding elements of chaos, corruption, and crime and contributing to the ever-mounting suspense. --From publisher description
Midnight in the garden of good and evil by John Berendt( Recording )

51 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of Savannah, Ga. in lurid detail--its mores, its eccentric residents, and its history
The city of falling angels by John Berendt( Recording )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a fire destroys the historic Fenice Opera House, is made worse when it is discovered that arson was the cause. When Berendt arrives three days later, he looks into the nature of life in this city, while trying to discover the truth surrounding the fire. Includes exclusive interview with the author
My baby blue jays by John Berendt( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author John Berendt chronicles the lives of baby blue jays after he notices a nest outside his office window and follows their lives from eggs to hatchlings to full grown birds
Rebuilding Central Park : a management and restoration plan by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Trust guide to Savannah by Roulhac Toledano( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Southern tradition of beautiful architecture is epitomized in Savannah, Georgia, a city beloved for its historic buildings and cultural landmarks. The National Trust Guide to Savannah takes readers on a unique architectural, historical, and cultural journey through this city's breathtaking squares and neighborhoods. Highlights the city's diverse architectural styles, from Colonial, Federal, and Greek Revival periods to the Italianate, Gothic, and Eclectic. Also covers Savannah's surrounding areas, including the plantations of Chatham County, river villages, and the Sea Islands. Illustrated with over 200 historic and contemporary photographs.--From publisher description
Best American crime writing 2003( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects short true crime stories by authors including Peter Richmond, Joshua Hammer, Marie Brenner, and Jesse Katz, taken from such magazines as GQ, the New Yorker, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair
Midnight in the garden of good and evil by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the trial for murder of one of Savannah, Georgia's upstanding citizens, accused of killing a gay blackmailer
The Lady & Sons Savannah country cookbook by Paula H Deen( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down-home and downright delicious, the recipes in The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook have become classics of their kind--Southern meals from the heart of Georgia and the heart of their wonderful creator. Paula H. Deen has owned and operated The Lady & Sons restaurant for almost twenty years--and the tastiest starters, main courses, and desserts on her menu are now available in a stunning keepsake edition of her bestselling cookbook. Here are the delicious fruits of their labors--hearty appetizers from Pecan-Stuffed Dates to Pickled Okra Sandwiches; mouth-watering dinners like Red Snapper Stuffed with Crabmeat and Foolproof Standing Rib Roast; and such devilishly good treats as Praline Pumpkin Pie or Tunnel of Fudge Cake
Tian shi zhui luo de cheng shi by John Berendt( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao tan suo Feng huang ge ju yuan shi huo shi jian, zhe ge ju you 175 nian li shi de Wei ni si di biao, you wu chu Wei wa di de ge ju zai ci shou yan, zuo zhe yu shu zhong shen ru tan tao zhe zuo Yi da li gu cheng lai yi sheng cun de ren wen chuan tong
The Venice effect by John Berendt( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bunnies by Hunt Slonem( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angelo Musco : operaprena by Angelo Musco( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minuit dans le jardin du bien et du mal by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Kelso, jeune journaliste new-yorkais, est envoyé à Savannah pour couvrir la fameuse réception qu'organise chaque année à Noël le riche collectionneur d'art, Jim Williams. Mais à peine les festivités s'achèvent-elles que l'on apprend l'inculpation de Jim pour le meurtre de son compagnon, Billy Hanson, un gigolo connu de tous
Mezzanotte nel giardino del bene e del male( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Savannah il 2 maggio 1981 Jim Williams, ricco antiquario, gay non dichiarato, uccide a colpi di pistola Billy Hanson, suo giovane amante e mantenuto. Dopo complicate vicende giudiziarie, il processo si conclude con una assoluzione per legittima difesa (Mymovies)
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3 editions published in 1998 in Hebrew and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight in Savannah( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on a murder associated with members of Savannah, Georgia society. This becomes an occasion to delve into the inter-action of Savannah's high life and low life in lurid detail: the mores, the eccentric residents, and the history of this coastal city
Mitternacht im Garten von Gut und Böse : nach dem internationalen Bestseller ; Willkommen in Savannah, Georgia - die Stadt der heißen Nächte und der kaltblütigen Morde( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in German and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends. (Internet Movie Database,
Mitternacht im Garten der Lüste by John Berendt( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Midnight in the garden of good and evil : a Savannah story
The city of falling angelsMidnight in the garden of good and evilThe city of falling angelsMy baby blue jaysRebuilding Central Park : a management and restoration planThe National Trust guide to SavannahBest American crime writing 2003Midnight in the garden of good and evil
Alternative Names
Berendt, J.

Berendt, John

Bolante, Yuehan.

John Berendt Amerikaans schrijver

John Berendt écrivain américain

John Berendt escritor estadounidense

John Berendt US-amerikanischer Autor und Journalist, *1939

John Berendt yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Джон Берендт

בארנעט, ג'ון 1939-

בורנט, ג'ון 1939-

ברנדט, ג׳ון

ברנדט, ג׳ון 1939־

ברנדט, ג׳ון, סופר אמריקאי

ברנדט, ג'ון 1939-

베런트, 존 1939-


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