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Gurganus, Allan 1947-

Overview
Works: 128 works in 288 publications in 2 languages and 11,424 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Experimental fiction  Drama  Short stories  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3557.U814, 813.54
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Oldest living Confederate widow tells all by Allan Gurganus( Book )
37 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,476 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 )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
These are eleven darkly comic stories about love and money among American WASPS, that majority outnumbered, outflanked and somewhat out of love with itself
Plays well with others by Allan Gurganus( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,189 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 1,046 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 938 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 287 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 268 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 259 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 )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 205 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
The Best American short stories. [selected stories] ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Blessed assurance : a moral tale by Allan Gurganus( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Plays well with others by Allan Gurganus( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
White people stories and novellas by Allan Gurganus( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
An often humorous look at American white folks, who vary widely in class, gender, and emotional content
The practical heart by Allan Gurganus( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Fortune smiles : the Tyche Foundation gift ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 43 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
O public road! : photographs of America by Peter Kayafas( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Die älteste noch lebende Rebellenwitwe erzählt : Roman by Allan Gurganus( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in German and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Good help by Allan Gurganus( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gurganus, Allan
Languages
English (167)
German (7)
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