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Gurganus, Allan 1947-

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Works: 135 works in 329 publications in 6 languages and 12,215 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Experimental fiction  Novellas  Short stories  Flash fiction  Interviews  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3557.U814, 813.54
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Oldest living Confederate widow tells all by Allan Gurganus( Book )
54 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,342 libraries worldwide
Lucy Marsden's testament of her Civil War days includes a three-way love story, an eccentric small-town family, accounts of combat, and the price she paid--the lives of her nine children and the freedom of her best friend
White people by Allan Gurganus( Book )
32 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 1,376 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
Local souls : novellas by Allan Gurganus( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,137 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
Plays well with others by Allan Gurganus( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,051 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
The practical heart : four novellas by Allan Gurganus( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 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 )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
The 22nd publication of this annual anthology delivers a collection of short fiction by various award-winning Southern writers and rising stars
Flash fiction : very short stories by James Thomas( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
"How short can a story be and still truly be a story? This volume of seventy-two very short fictions, none much more than 750 words in length, demonstrates to our repeated satisfaction that less can be more, small can stand tall, and the diminutive can be dynamically and dramatically complete. Here for enjoyment and study are very short pieces by acknowledged modern masters -- including Raymond Carver, Richard Brautigan, Margaret Atwood, Julio Cortázar and Tim O'Brien -- as well as fiction by newer talents, who have embraced the short form with much gusto and considerable grace. With a rich variety of stories and authors, subjects and styles and sensibilities, these flashes of fiction make for eclectic -- and often electric -- reading. The volume is a must for readers and writers, indeed for anyone interested in the finely sharpened edge of contemporary literature"--Jacket
The Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
"This is an anthology of stories that, in the words of its co-editor David Leavitt, "illuminate the experience of love between men, explore the nature of homosexual identity, or investigate the kinds of relationships gay men have with each other, with their friends, and with their families." It is not a collection of stories written exclusively by gay authors; indeed, readers may be surprised to discover that some of their favorite women writers and straight male writers have also explored the territory. What the stories do share is a refusal to ghettoize gay men as denizens of the gay nocturnal subculture. The men in these stories live very much in the world; their sexuality, though an important aspect of their lives, doesn't singularly define them." "The thirty-nine stories brought together here suggest the ways in which gay experience has - and hasn't - changed over the course of this century, starting with the tender, unarticulated longings of two boys swimming in D.H. Lawrence's "A Poem of Friendship" and ending with the explicit sexual interaction of two boys in a bathtub in A.M. Homes's "The Whiz Kids." In between there is every imaginable kind of gay story, as offered by well-known authors and by those less familiar to the devotees of the genre. There is wry humor in Barbara Pym's clever manipulation of romantic convention; painful accounts of discovery in Larry Kramer's "Mrs. Tefillin"; the consolation of age in Edmund White's "Reprise"; and in Randall Kenan's "Run, Mourner, Run," the breaking of both racial and sexual taboos. The anthology also encompasses a richly diverse subcategory of stories inspired by AIDS, from such writers as Allen Barnett, Michael Cunningham, Stephen Greco, Dennis McFarland, and Peter Wells: stories that explore not only the tragedy of the epidemic but also the triumphs, even the erotic possibilities, that have been generated in its wake."
Oldest living Confederate widow tells all ( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Experience the extraordinary tale of Lucy Marsden, who in 1984 at the age of 99 became the nation's oldest living widow of a confederate solider. Her dramatic story is told in her own words though flashbacks and reminiscences spanning almost a century
New stories from the South : the year's best, 2006 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 244 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 225 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
Two by Melissa Ann Pinney( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
A collection of captivating and thought-provoking photographs by award-winning photographer Melissa Ann Pinney that contemplate the essence of duality in our relationships and in the world that surrounds us. Pinney, whose work is in the permanent collections of dozens of American museums, including the Metropolitan, MoMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty, aims her lens at pairs--mostly, but not always human--that display or imply elusive connections of mind, of spirit, or of simply the act of being
Blessed assurance : a moral tale by Allan Gurganus( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Narrator reflects on his experiences collecting funeral insurance premiums from poor blacks in North Carolina
The Best American short stories. [selected stories] ( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Plays well with others by Allan Gurganus( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
This novel traces the history of a gay man, Hartley Mims, Jr., from his childhood treehouse to the subculture of New York's gay steambaths to the halls of Paradise itself
White people stories and novellas by Allan Gurganus( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
An often humorous look at American white folks, who vary widely in class, gender, and emotional content
Decoy : a novella by Allan Gurganus( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Set in mythical Falls, North Carolina, this mysterious and compelling tale maps the lifelong eroticized friendship between two married men. When Doc Roper, the town{u2019}s beloved physician, announces he is retiring from practice to carve exquisite duck decoys, he triggers an epidemic of catastrophes. His dependent patient and next-door neighbor, Bill Mabry, feels cut loose. Then the close-knit town is devastated by a flood of near-biblical proportions. Working inexorably “to an unexpected moment of catharsis” (Dwight Garner, New York Times) Decoy{u2014}already emerging as an essential work of American literature{u2014}charts the tender border between life and death
Fortune smiles : the Tyche Foundation gift ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Sunday morning. Allan Gurganus on cemeteries ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Cemeteries have provided a creepy setting for plenty of Halloween horror films. So why on Earth would Alan Gurganus, author of 'Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All' and 'Local Souls,' consider them the spice of life?
Oldest living Confederate widow : her confession by Allan Gurganus( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Lucy Marsden, 99 years old, scares and charms us as the widow of the American Civil War's last surviving soldier. His child bride and the mother of his nine children, she now lives alone, the survivor of the survivor. A born storyteller, a woman of passion and compassion, she finally confesses her own marriage as the secret history of War itself. The role of Lucy--funny, irreverent, candid, and heartfelt--offers the actress of any age a sampler for her every emotion and available skill. By the time her telling is complete, we feel the full terror and pity of the domestic life and the Civil War combined. Based on the classic best-selling novel, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, this one-woman aria for stage constitutes a new work of art--fresh, humorous and terrifying. Oscar- and Tony-winner Ellen Burstyn created the role on Broadway."--Publisher's website
 
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Alternative Names
Allan Gurganus American novelist and story writer
Allan Gurganus Amerikaans schrijver
Allan Gurganus amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Allan Gurganus amerikansk författare
Allan Gurganus amerikansk skribent
Allan Gurganus écrivain américain
Gurganus, Allan
Languages
English (177)
German (14)
French (8)
Spanish (7)
Italian (4)
Dutch (1)
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