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Bucker, Park

Overview
Works: 13 works in 24 publications in 3 languages and 2,047 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PS3558.E476, 813.54
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Catch as catch can : the collected stories and other writings by Joseph Heller ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long before there was a Catch-22, before there was even a Catch-18 (the novel's original title), Joseph Heller had begun sharpening his skills as a writer, searching for the voice that would best express the peculiarly wry view that he held of the world. Starting in 1945, with the publication in Story magazine of the short story "I Don't Love You Anymore," Heller began to reach out to an audience of readers damaged and disillusioned by their experiences during World War II. That story dealt with the return home of an American soldier who was having more than a little trouble adjusting. The stories published following this debut continued to reflect people at odds with the world around them, usually featuring the "little guy," the "underdog," the "average Joe" who beats the odds by surviving in a generally hostile and unwelcoming world. Written in what is termed the "New York Style," his were stories of urban naturalism, realistic and straightforward, emulating the work of such writers as Irwin Shaw, William Saroyan, John O'Hara, and, perhaps most especially, Nelson Algren. For Heller, writing these stories was a part of the learning process, his education on how to get across his own point of view, leading up to the publication of his masterpiece, Catch-22. Of the stories in this collection, thirteen were written before 1961, when Catch-22 was published; of those, five have never before been published. After Catch-22, Heller forsook the short story form. Though five stories were published after 1961, one-"World Full of Great Cities"--Was actually written in 1949; three of the other four are spin-offs of Catch-22, and one is a preview of Closing Time. Rounding out this collection of the complete published short writings of Joseph Heller are a short play and several nonfiction pieces, mostly related to Catch-22
To loot my life clean : the Thomas Wolfe--Maxwell Perkins correspondence by Thomas Wolfe ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The relationship between Thomas Wolfe and his legendary editor, Maxwell Perkins, has been the subject of guesswork and anecdote for seventy years. Beginning with the 1929 publication of Look Homeward, Angel, literary scholars have debated the writer's dependence on his editor and the degree to which Perkins participated in Wolfe's work. Now, with this volume of 251 letters between Wolfe and the House of Scribner (two-thirds of which have never been published), the mythologized friendship between the author and the editor is clarified, and the record can be set straight."--BOOK JACKET
Joseph Heller : a descriptive bibliography by Matthew J Bruccoli ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Matthew J. and Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald at the University of South Carolina : an illustrated catalogue by Thomas Cooper Library ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalogue of the Matthew J. and Arlyn Bruccoli F. Scott Fitzgerald collection at the Thomas Cooper Library, the University of South Carolina by Thomas Cooper Library ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comma 23 by Joseph Heller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hlava nehlava : sebrané povídky a jiné spisy by Joseph Heller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hlava nehlava : sebrané povídky a jiné texty by Joseph Heller ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catch as catch can the collected stories and other writings by Joseph Heller ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Starting in 1945, with the publication in Story magazine of the short story "I Don't Love You Anymore," [the author] began to reach out to an audience of readers damaged and disillusioned by their experiences during World War II. That story dealt with the return home of an American soldier who was having more than a little trouble adjusting. The stories published following this debut continued to reflect people at odds with the world around them, usually featuring the "little guy," the "underdog," the "average Joe" who beats the odds by surviving in a generally hostile and unwelcoming world. Written in what is termed the "New York Style," his were stories of urban naturalism, realistic and straightforward, emulating the work of such writers as Irwin Shaw, William Saroyan, John O'Hara, and - perhaps most especially - Nelson Algren. For [him], writing these stories was a part of the learning process, his education on how to get across his own point of view, leading up to the publication of his masterpiece, Catch-22. Of the stories in this collection, thirteen were written before 1961, when Catch-22 was published of those, five have never before been published. After Catch-22, [he] forsook the short story form. Though five stories were published after 1961, one - "World Full of Great Cities"--Was actually written in 1949, three of the other four are spin-offs of Catch-22, and one is a preview of Closing Time. Rounding out this collection of the complete published short writings of [the author] are a short play and several nonfiction pieces, mostly related to Catch-22.-Dust jacket
Nobel prize laureates in literature ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"A biographical-bibliographical guide to the writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Provides entries for each Nobel Prize Laureate, including the Nobel Prize in Literature presentation speech for the corresponding year and the banquet speech given by the Nobel Prize Laureate."--Web p
Princess Daisy : a description of Sylvia Plath's copy of The great Gatsby by Park Bucker ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"To loot my life clean" : the editorial relationship of Thomas Wolfe and Maxwell Perkins by Park Bucker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (21)
Czech (2)
Italian (1)
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