WorldCat Identities

Plimpton, George

Overview
Works: 506 works in 1,570 publications in 7 languages and 41,286 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biographies  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Children's audiobooks  Drama  Anecdotes  Humor  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Narrator, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor, Translator, Interviewee, wpr, Creator, win, Reporter
Classifications: PN453, B
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Most widely held works about George Plimpton
 
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Most widely held works by George Plimpton
Truman Capote : in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances, and detractors recall his turbulent career by George Plimpton( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using oral biography, a technique that perfectly matches the style of his subject, George Plimpton blends the voices of Capote's lovers, haters, acquaintances, and colleagues into a highly readable narrative. Here we are present for the entire span of Capote's life: his Southern childhood and his early days in New York; his first literary success with the publication of Other Voices, Other Rooms; his highly active love life; the groundbreaking excitement of In Cold Blood, the first "nonfiction novel"; his years as a jet-setter; and his final days of flagging inspiration, alcoholism, and isolation. All his famous friends and enemies are here: Katherine Graham, Lauren Bacall, Gore Vidal, Joan Didion, William Styron, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Mailer, Lee Radziwill, John Huston, John Knowles, William F. Buckley, Jr., and dozens of others
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, sixth series by George Plimpton( Book )

53 editions published between 1958 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Kingsley Amis, John Cheever, James Dickey, Joan Didion, William Gass, Henry Green, Joseph Heller, Jerzy Kosinski, Archibald MacLeish, Pablo Neruda, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Irwin Shaw, Gore Vidal, P.G. Wodehouse
Horatio's drive : America's first road trip by Ken Burns( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent, a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months
D.V. by Diana Vreeland( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in English and French and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography of the life and times of the woman who has reigned as fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-inchief of Vogue magazine
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, second series by The Paris Review( Book )

35 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edie : an American biography by Jean Stein( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the late American actress and model Edie Sedgwick
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, third series by George Plimpton( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interviews and biographical notes, prepared for book publication by George Plimpton."
The curious case of Sidd Finch by George Plimpton( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Buddhist monk in the New York Mets organization learns to throw a baseball with unerring accuracy at the blazing speed of 168 miles per hour
Women writers at work : the Paris review interviews by George Plimpton( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris Review holds an exalted place in the annals of literature, and its interviews with writers are legendary. This reputation for excellence is borne out in the pages of this volume, the most recent in a series of interview collections and the second to focus on women writers. In her wonderfully saucy introduction, Margaret Atwood explains why a volume devoted solely to women writers is appropriate and desirable, an argument that paves the way for the edgy candor of the conversations themselves. Here are invaluable exchanges with such grande dames as Rebecca West and Katherine Ann Porter as well as interviews with contemporary writers, including Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, and Joyce Carol Oates. A photograph, reproduction of a manuscript page (what a nice touch), and biographical sketch proceed each in-depth interview. The probing and intricate discussions conducted by the likes of Donald Hall, Edward Hirsch, and Elizabeth Spires touch on everything from inspiration to working methods, gossip, and transcendent experiences, and these women speak as magnificently as they write
Writers at work : the Paris review interviews : fourth series by George Plimpton( Book )

47 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews with Borges and Seferis
Fireworks by George Plimpton( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fireworks--from legendary aficionados like Louis XIV and Peter the Great to the Lutheran minister who punctuates his sermons with homemade fireworks, from Minnesota to Monte Carlo, from cherry bombs to Catherine wheels
American journey : the times of Robert Kennedy by Jean Stein( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bogey man by George Plimpton( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when a weekend athlete - of average skill at best - joins the professional golf circuit? George Plimpton, one of the finest participatory sports journalists, spent a month of self-imposed torture on the tour to find out. Along the way, he meets amateurs, pros, caddies, officials, fans, and hangers-on. In The Bogey Man, we find golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore, and best of all, Plimpton's thoughts and experiences - frustrating, humbling and, sometimes, thrilling - from the first tee to the last green. This intriguing classic, which remains one of the wittiest books ever written on golf, features Arnold Palmer, Dow Finsterwald, Walter Hagan, and many other golf greats and eccentrics, all doing what they do best
The Civil War( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns' Emmy Award-winning documentary brings to life America's most destructive and defining conflict. The Civil War is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one
Charlotte's web by E. B White( Recording )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him
Rio Lobo by Paramount( Visual )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend
Latin American writers at work( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... collection of interviews with some of the most important and acclaimed Latin American writers of our time ..."--Page 4 of cover
Open net by George Plimpton( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insightful and humorous, George Plimpton takes the reader into the world of professional hockey as he relates his experiences with the Boston Bruins
The Writer's chapbook : a compendium of fact, opinion, wit, and advice from the 20th century's preeminent writers by George Plimpton( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Danish and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow box by George Plimpton( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in English and French and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of boxing - the fighters, managers, fans, and the mystique that surrounds champions
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Truman Capote : in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances, and detractors recall his turbulent career
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D.V.Edie : an American biographyThe curious case of Sidd FinchWomen writers at work : the Paris review interviewsThe bogey manCharlotte's webLatin American writers at workThe Writer's chapbook : a compendium of fact, opinion, wit, and advice from the 20th century's preeminent writersShadow box
Alternative Names
Ames George Plimpton

George Plimpton acteur américain

George Plimpton actor estadounidense

George Plimpton Amerikaans journalist

George Plimpton ator

George Plimpton lojtar i futbollit amerikan

George Plimpton pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

George Plimpton US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Förderer junger Schriftsteller

Plimpton, George

Plimpton, George A.

Plimpton George A. 1927-2003

Plimpton George Ames

Plimpton, George Ames 1927-2003

Plimptonas George'as

Джордж Плимптон

Ջորջ Փլիմփթոն

ג'ורג' פלימפטון שחקן אמריקאי

جرج پلیمپتن ژورنالیست، بازیگر، و نویسنده آمریکایی

جورج بليمبتون

ジョージ・プリンプトン

プリンプトン, ジョージ

乔治·普林普顿

喬治·普林頓

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