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Grimsley, Jim 1955-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 130 publications in 5 languages and 6,541 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Christmas stories 
Classifications: PS3557.R4949, 813.54
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Publications about Jim Grimsley
Publications by Jim Grimsley
Most widely held works about Jim Grimsley
 
Most widely held works by Jim Grimsley
Dream boy by Jim Grimsley( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
In a small Southern town, Nathan, an unloved boy abused by his father forms a friendship with Roy, a boy next door. While studying algebra on Roy's bed, they engage in sexual acts, run off together, and drama follows. By the author of Winter Birds
My drowning : a novel by Jim Grimsley( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 984 libraries worldwide
An old woman's reminiscences of a childhood spent in the tobacco and cotton fields of rural North Carolina. The father was illiterate, the mother drunk and life was lived in constant squalor
Comfort & joy : a novel by Jim Grimsley( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
A romance between two Southern gay men who come from different social classes: one is a doctor from an old Savannah family, who's never come out to his family; the other's mother hails from the backwoods of North Carolina, yet she is accepting of her HIV-positive son and only wants him to be happy. Everything comes together--or apart--one Christmas
The ordinary by Jim Grimsley( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Jim Grimsley's novels and short stories have been favorably compared to the works of Samuel R. Delany, Jack Vance, and Ursula K. Le Guin. Now he unleashes and ambitious and audacious collision between science and magic. The Twil Gate links two very different realms. On one side of the portal is Senal, an advanced technological civilization of some thiry billion inhabitants, all cybernetically linked and at war with machine intelligences many light-years away. On the other side is Irion, a land of myth and legend, where the world is flat and mighty wizards once ruled. Jedda Martele is a linguist and trader from Senal.Although fascinated by the languages and cultures of Irion, she shares her people's asssumption that Irion is backward and superstitious and no match for her homeland's superior numbers and technology. But as the two realms march inevitably toward war, Jedda finds herself at the center of historic, unimaginable events that will challenge everything she has ever believed about the world--and herself. The Ordinary is a powerful and entrancing tale of magic, science, and the mysterious truth that binds them together
Winter birds by Jim Grimsley( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
A novel of domestic violence. Its perpetrator is Bobjay Crell, who is not the man he used to be. Since losing his arm in a farm accident he has been at the mercy of doctors, unforgiving landlords and the cruel farm bosses who deny him work. So he takes it out on his family, terrorizing his wife and their five small children, but one day they make their stand
Boulevard : a novel by Jim Grimsley( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Newell never really belonged in Pastel, Alabama. Ready for a change, he buys a one-way ticket to New Orleans. It's 1978 and the rambunctious city beckons with its famous promise of bright lights, excitement, and men everywhere. Newell finds a job in a pornographic bookstore and rents a room in the French Quarter. His good nature, good looks, and a daring stunt in a popular bar make him a quick favorite. Soon he has friends. Some are harmless, like Henry, a pudgy sidekick who's a frequent denizen of the porn shop's movie booths. Others prove more dangerous, like party-boy Mark, Newell's first beau, who has a penchant for recreational drugs. Finally, Newell encounters the volatile Jack, who shows Newell the blackest heart of the city. This novel reveals what can happen when dreams are fulfilled.--From publisher description
The last green tree by Jim Grimsley( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Three hundred years after the Conquest, as the Great Mage rules over all humankind, the long peace is over as a mysterious and omnipotent force rises on the planet Aramen, where sentient trees keep human symbionts as slaves
Forgiveness by Jim Grimsley( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
A blackly comic tale of a bankrupt accounting executive who dreams of achieving stardom in the only way a pathetic failure can -- by murdering his wife
Mr. Universe and other plays by Jim Grimsley( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
George Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Playwright; Bryan Prize for Drama by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In this collection, critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley reveals his great gifts as a playwright in four powerful, award-winning plays presenting different worlds in collision and convergence. In Mr. Universe, the rescue of a mute bodybuilder from the gritty streets of New Orleans by a couple of drag queens brings out the best and worst in them. In The Lizard of Tarsus, an imprisoned Jesus (called J.) is interrogated by an ambitious follower, Paul of Tarsus. In The Borderland, neighboring families representing two very different social classes are brought together during a storm. And in Math and Aftermath, the two worlds of pornography and nuclear testing collide during a film shoot in the Marshall Islands. These plays (introduced by Romulus Linney, Reynolds Price, Kaye Gibbons, and Craig Lucas) demonstrate the differences that are matters of perception; together they establish Grimsley as a dramatist with imagination and nerve. A STAGE AND SCREEN BOOK CLUB selection
Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Jesus is sending you this message : (stories) by Jim Grimsley( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
"An expedition into the complex nature of human existence, Jim Grimsley's elegant and dexterous stories slowly, with a powerful voice, take an iron grip on his readers and offer an authentic vision of a stark, and oftening unforgiving, world. Grimsley explores the dark edges and limitations of the human soul in this collection: a bachelor believes Jesus is sending him a message on his commuter train; an oil tycoon finds the meaning of life in a wayward jet; a young southern woman hopes to find a larger purpose to life before it's too late. Grimsley's fondness for fantasy and sci-fi elements, such as human cloning, often show up in his stories, lending his writing another layer of the fantastical."--P. [4] of cover
L'enfant des eaux by Jim Grimsley( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Ellen fait un rêve récurrent au cours duquel elle voit sa mère disparaître dans la rivière sous la pluie. Elle se remémore son enfance dans une famille très pauvre de la Caroline du Nord, très semblable à celle qu'elle va constituer en se mariant, marquée par la faim, l'alcoolisme du père et la violence qu'il exerce sur les enfants. Elle trouvera dans ses souvenirs l'origine de son rêve
Das Leben zwischen den Sternen : Roman by Jim Grimsley( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
In Jim Grimsleys zweitem Roman begegnen wir dem kleinen Danny wieder: Dan Crell ist jetzt dreissig, lebt in Atlanta und arbeitet in der Verwaltung des grossen Grady-Hospitals. Dan ist ein freundlicher Mann geworden, aber es ist schwer an ihn heranzukommen. Als er und Ford McKinney, ein Arzt des Krankenhauses, sich ineinander verlieben, will er seinem Glück kaum trauen. Ford kämpft darum, Dans Vertrauen zu gewinnen, während er selbst mit seinem Coming-out gegenüber Kollegen und Familie unter Druck gerät. Der Roman spielt Weihnachten, bei Dans Mutter und ihrem zweiten Mann in North Carolina: Zum Fest der Liebe bringt der Sohn seinen Geliebten mit nach Hause. "Hier spricht Amerika mit einer Stimme, die bei uns selten vernommen wird." (Der Tagesspiegel) Jim Grimsleys moderne Südstaaten-Trilogie als E-Books in der Edition diá Wintervögel ISBN 9-783-86034-511-5 Das Leben zwischen den Sternen ISBN 9-783-86034-512-2 Dreamboy ISBN 9-783-86034-513-9 Jim Grimsley, geb. 1955 in Pollocksville, North Carolina, schreibt Prosa und Theater. Seit den 80er-Jahren entstanden zahlreiche Theaterstücke (veröffentlicht im Sammelband "Mr. Universe and Other Plays", Algonquin Books 1998), seit den 90er-Jahren schrieb er, nach seinem aufsehenerregenden Debüt "Wintervögel", sechs Romane, zuletzt "Forgiveness" (University of Texas Press 2007) und den Erzählband "Jesus Is Sending You This Message" (Alyson Books, 2008), ausserdem drei Fantasyromane (2000-2006). Werke von Grimsley wurden ins Deutsche, Französische, Spanische, Portugiesische, Niederländische, Hebräische und Japanische übersetzt. Zu den zahlreichen Literatur- und Theaterpreisen, die er in den USA und Europa erhielt, gehören vor allem der Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Writers Award für sein Gesamtwerk (1997) und der Academy Award in Literature von der American Academy of Arts and Letters (2005). Jim Grimsley lebt seit Langem in Atlanta, Georgia, und unterrichtet Creative Writing an der dortigen Emory University
Les oiseaux de l'hiver by Jim Grimsley( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in French and English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman familial
Confort et joie by Jim Grimsley( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in French and English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Un couple d'hommes apprend à affronter les difficultés du quotidien, ainsi que le regard de leur famille respective et des autres
Dream boy by Jim Grimsley( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman d'amour. Roman psychologique (formation)
Wintervögel by Jim Grimsley( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in German and English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Die Südstaaten in den frühen sechziger Jahren, irgendwo zwischen Maisfeldern: Dort ziehen Bobjay Crell, ein einfacher Farmarbeiter, und seine Frau Ellen fünf Kinder gross. Das ländliche Idyll ist nicht ungetrübt. Zwischen Flüchten und Standhalten kämpft die Mutter um das Überleben der Familie. Sohn Danny an ihrer Seite lernt von ihrer Kraft: für die Zukunft. "Hier spricht Amerika mit einer Stimme, die bei uns selten vernommen wird." (Der Tagesspiegel) Jim Grimsley moderne Südstaaten-Trilogie als E-Books in der Edition diá Wintervögel ISBN 9-783-86034-511-5 Das Leben zwischen den Sternen ISBN 9-783-86034-512-2 Dreamboy ISBN 9-783-86034-513-9 Jim Grimsley, geb. 1955 in Pollocksville, North Carolina, schreibt Prosa und Theater. Seit den 80er-Jahren entstanden zahlreiche Theaterstücke (veröffentlicht im Sammelband "Mr. Universe and Other Plays", Algonquin Books 1998), seit den 90er-Jahren schrieb er, nach seinem aufsehenerregenden Debüt "Wintervögel", sechs Romane, zuletzt "Forgiveness" (University of Texas Press 2007) und den Erzählband "Jesus Is Sending You This Message" (Alyson Books, 2008), ausserdem drei Fantasyromane (2000-2006). Werke von Grimsley wurden ins Deutsche, Französische, Spanische, Portugiesische, Niederländische, Hebräische und Japanische übersetzt. Zu den zahlreichen Literatur- und Theaterpreisen, die er in den USA und Europa erhielt, gehören vor allem der Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Writers Award für sein Gesamtwerk (1997) und der Academy Award in Literature von der American Academy of Arts and Letters (2005). Jim Grimsley lebt seit Langem in Atlanta, Georgia, und unterrichtet Creative Writing an der dortigen Emory University
Stille nacht by Jim Grimsley( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Dutch and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Roman over de vriendschap tussen twee buurjongens, waarvan er een dagelijks door zijn vader wordt lastiggevallen
Un largo camino by Jim Grimsley( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A romance between two Southern gay men who come from different social classes: one is a doctor from an old Savannah family, who's never come out to his family; the other's mother hails from the backwoods of North Carolina, yet she is accepting of her HIV-positive son and only wants him to be happy. Everything comes together--or apart--one Christmas
 
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Alternative Names
גרימסלי, ג׳ים, 1955-
גרימסלי, ג'ים
グリムズリー, ジム
Languages
English (73)
German (17)
French (11)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)
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