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Gurganus, Allan 1947-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 289 publications in 5 languages and 11,454 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Experimental fiction  Drama  Short stories  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Bildungsromans  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3557.U814, 813.54
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Oldest living Confederate widow tells all by Allan Gurganus( Book )
38 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,497 libraries worldwide
Lucy Marsden looks back on her long life and her experiences as the wife of a Civil War veteran
White people by Allan Gurganus( Book )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,458 libraries worldwide
From Allan Gurganus, author of the beloved, bestselling Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, here are eleven masterful works of short fiction. First seen in The New, Yorker, Harper's, the Paris Review, Granta, and elsewhere, they are darkly comic stories and novellas about love and money among American WASPs, that majority outnumbered, outflanked, and somewhat out of love with itself. From the Trade Paperback edition
Plays well with others by Allan Gurganus( Book )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
A novel on a group of artists in New York--writers, painters, musicians--founded by a gay Southern writer. The novel chronicles their life before and after aids. By the author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Local souls : novellas by Allan Gurganus( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
Returning to his mythological Falls, North Carolina home of Widow, the author presents three novellas set in today's South, a place revolutionized around freer sexuality, looser family ties and superior telecommunications
The practical heart : four novellas by Allan Gurganus( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
The title novella, an ode to a great aunt who takes an artistically inclined young boy under her wing and shows him through kindness the meaning of love, won the National Magazine Prize. Each of the tales explores the impact that one individual can have on another and how courage and beauty can arise from the most unexpected sources. There is the young preservationist dying of AIDS whose joy in saving old homes never falters and whose smile in the face of death continues to bring happiness to his survivors. There is the pillar of the community whose sudden disgrace confirms a young boy's determination to tell the truth, to be out in the world. Lastly, there is "Saint Monster" the amazingly "ugly" man whose love and devotion to his son transcends race, public humiliation, and even death. These stories may all arise from Gurganus's Carolina home soil, but their messages are universal in scope
New stories from the South the year's best, 2006 ( file )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
The 22nd publication of this annual anthology delivers a collection of short fiction by various award-winning Southern writers and rising stars
Oldest living Confederate widow tells all ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
A simple Southern girl is thrown into adulthood when she marries a Civil War veteran haunted by nightmares of the war. Years later she looks back on the events of a life filled with drama, pain, joy, hardship and triumph
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2006 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
A collection of the best Southern fiction published in 2005
Oldest living Confederate widow tells all by Allan Gurganus( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Ninety-nine-year-old Lucille Marsden, confined to a charity nursing home in North Carolina, tells the story of her marriage to "Captain" Will Marsden, ostensibly the Civil War's last survivor, whom she married when she was fifteen and he was fifty
A boy's own story by Edmund White( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
"In this first volume of an autobiographical trilogy, a nameless narrator reminisces about his homosexual childhood and his conflicting emotions in coming of age during the 1950s. At fifteen years of age, the boy hopes ' that 'he is just passing through a homosexual "stage." At prep school he goes to a psychiatrist who pops pills and talks of his own problems -- and with no help from this man he begins slowly to see the real dimensions of his own life." Newsweek. "This first-person novel is 'written with the flourish of a master stylist....It is an endearing portrait of a child's longing to be charming, popular, powerful, and loved, and of his struggles with adults...[told with] sensitivity and elegance.'" Harpers
Blessed assurance : a moral tale by Allan Gurganus( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and French and held by 108 libraries worldwide
The Best American short stories. [selected stories] ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Plays well with others by Allan Gurganus( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The practical heart by Allan Gurganus( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in German and English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
White people stories and novellas by Allan Gurganus( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
An often humorous look at American white folks, who vary widely in class, gender, and emotional content
Fortune smiles : the Tyche Foundation gift ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The practical heart four novellas by Allan Gurganus( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Die älteste noch lebende Rebellenwitwe erzählt : Roman by Allan Gurganus( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in German and held by 35 libraries worldwide
O public road! : photographs of America by Peter Kayafas( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Wondrous women ( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
"Anyone she touched at the party that night would remain eternally in her power, she thought, smiling at herself in the mirror ... From The Red Fox Fur Coat by Teolinda Gers & atilde; Strong female protagonists grace this collection celebrating women in all their incarnations young and old: mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, lovers, widows ... and a 70-year-old nun
 
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Gurganus, Allan
Languages
English (165)
German (12)
French (5)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (1)
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