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William Goyen
Stuart Wright
0313277109
Jan 1986
Hardcover
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Book Description
American novelist and short story writer William Goyen is the subject of this full, descriptive reference guide to his work. Foreign language editions are included in addition to standard bibliographic information on English language ones.


Arcadio
William Goyen
0810150069
June 1994
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This rather unusual novel tells the story of title character Arcadio, a runaway tent-show hermaphrodite searching for his/her family. LJ's reviewer found that "the novel's most compelling aspect is Arcadio's lyrical voice, combining knowledge of a corrupted world with a childlike faith" (LJ 11/15/83). For literary collections.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Half a Look of Cain
William Goyen
081015031X
July 1994
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For fans of the fabulist tradition, Goyen was a standard-bearer of sorts from the publication of his seminal novel, The House of Breath , in 1950 to his death in 1983. Written during the '50s and '60s but never published, this short, experimental novel is framed by the narration of an unnamed man in the Pacific Northwest who replaces a murdered lighthouse keeper named Curran. The new "Lighthouse Keeper" finds "Curran's Log"--an intricate account of Curran's days as a nurse during WW II, when he cared for a comatose patient who kept his own journal, which Curran copied into the Log. The patient's and Curran's lives share certain symbols and characters--a trapeze artist named Marvello; a murderous putative brother, Pietro; a circus (and hospital) filled with animals; and Shipwreck Kelley, a flagpole sitter in a...


Come the Restorer
William Goyen
0810150646
Dec 1996
Paperback
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The House of Breath
William Goyen
0810150670
July 1999
(Paperback) - Anniv. Ed.
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Half a Look of Cain
William Goyen
0810150883
Sept 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For fans of the fabulist tradition, Goyen was a standard-bearer of sorts from the publication of his seminal novel, The House of Breath , in 1950 to his death in 1983. Written during the '50s and '60s but never published, this short, experimental novel is framed by the narration of an unnamed man in the Pacific Northwest who replaces a murdered lighthouse keeper named Curran. The new "Lighthouse Keeper" finds "Curran's Log"--an intricate account of Curran's days as a nurse during WW II, when he cared for a comatose patient who kept his own journal, which Curran copied into the Log. The patient's and Curran's lives share certain symbols and characters--a trapeze artist named Marvello; a murderous putative brother, Pietro; a circus (and hospital) filled with animals; and Shipwreck Kelley, a flagpole sitter in a...


Galveston
Suzanne Morris
0595093779
May 2000
Paperback
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William Goyen, novelist
"When I saw the pages dwindling, I truly regretted knowing that the haunting story was coming to an end."

Book Description
A powerful and absorbing story of three women whose lives shaped—and were inevitably shaped by—the success and failure of a city; a story that strangely parallels the intriguing history of this island of lost dreams.

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Lovers and Beloveds: Sexual Otherness in Southern Fiction, 1936-1961
Gary Richards
0807130516
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A challenge to traditional criticism, this engaging study demonstrates that issues of sexuality—and same-sex desire in particular—were of central importance in the literary production of the Southern Renaissance. Especially during the end of that period—approximately the 1940s and 1950s—the national literary establishment tacitly designated the South as an allowable setting for fictionalized deviancy, thus permitting southern writers tremendous freedom to explore sexual otherness. In Lovers and Beloveds, Gary Richards draws on contemporary theories of sexuality in reading the fiction of six writers of the era who accepted that potentially pejorative characterization as an opportunity: Truman Capote, William Goyen, Harper Lee, Carson McCullers, Lillian Smith, and Richard Wright. Richards skillfully...


Texas in Poetry 2, Vol. 2
Billy Bob Hill (Editor)
0875652670
September 2002
Hardcover
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War of the Words: 20 Years of Writing on Contemporary Literature
Joy Press
0609808532
October 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The Village Voice Literary Supplement has long been a high profile yet casual meeting place for writers ranging from the avant-garde to the reactionary to the canonical. War of the Words: The VLS Anthology of Writing on Contemporary Literature, assembled by current Voice literary editor Joy Press, features dozens of critical essays by mostly renowned writers on even more renowned writers. Michele Wallace observes that Zora Neale Hurston "rejected the racial uplift agenda of the Talented Tenth on the premise that ordinary bloods had something to say, too." Mark Dery zeroes in on Amok Press's edgy (often disturbing) material, Bharati Mukherjee on Salman Rushdie's apocalyptic tragicomedy. The lit-crit crowd speaks up, too: Scott Malcomson discusses whiteness and anthropology vis-…-vis several cultural studies;...

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