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Grimsley, Jim 1955-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 146 publications in 7 languages and 6,903 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Autobiographies  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3557.R4949, 813.54
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Dream boy by Jim Grimsley( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 812 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 )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 783 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
Winter birds by Jim Grimsley( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 617 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 )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 469 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 )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 437 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
Mr. Universe and other plays by Jim Grimsley( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 249 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
Forgiveness by Jim Grimsley( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 249 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
Kirith Kirin by Jim Grimsley( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Jesus is sending you this message : (stories) by Jim Grimsley( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 133 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."--Page 4 of cover
Paul Green's The house of Connelly : a critical edition by Paul Green( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"The House of Connelly is comparable to the writing of Tennessee Williams. A new edition of the play, it includes both the original tragic ending and the revised ending Green wrote. Provided are the writing, production and publication history, a scene-by-scene critical analysis, and a discussion of the 1934 film adaptation, Carolina"--
How I shed my skin : unlearning the racist lessons of a southern childhood by Jim Grimsley( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
White people declared that the South would rise again. Black people raised a fist and chanted for Black Power. Somehow we negotiated a space between those poles and learned to sit in classrooms together . . . Lawyers, judges, adults declared that the days of separate schools were over, but we were the ones who took the next step. History gave us a piece of itself. We made of it what we could. --Jim Grimsley In August of 1966, Jim Grimsley entered the sixth grade in his small eastern North Carolina hometown. But this year marked a significant shift in the way the people there--especially the white people--lived their lives. It was the year federally mandated integration of the schools went into effect, at first allowing students to change schools through freedom of choice, replaced two years later by forced integration. For Jim, going to one of the private schools that almost immediately sprang up was not an option: his family was too poor to consider paying tuition, and while they shared the community's dismay over the mixing of the races, they had bigger, more immediate problems to face. Now, more than forty years later, Grimsley, a critically acclaimed novelist, revisits that school and those times, remembering his personal reaction to his first real exposure to black children and to their culture, and his growing awareness of his own mostly unrecognized racist attitudes. How I Shed My Skin is honest, unflinching, and deeply moving, an important work that takes readers inside those classrooms and onto the playing fields as, ever so tentatively, alliances were forged and friendships established, while all around them the adults found it impossible to accept the changes being wrought. And as we mark the fiftieth anniversary of this turbulent time, Grimsley asks, how far have we really come? In all his beautiful works, Jim Grimsley has told hard, hidden truths in luminous, subtle prose. Here, he renders history not on the grand, sociological scale, where it is usually written, but on very personal terms, where it is lived . . . But Grimsley's book illuminates a very large theme--the shadow old evil casts upon the young . . . Exquisite. --Moira Crone, author of The Not Yet
<> by Jim Grimsley( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Hebrew and held by 2 libraries worldwide
True fiction : an essay by Jim Grimsley( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The author of Winter birds discusses the autobiographical basis for his novel
Dream boy by James Bolton( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in German and French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late 70's
How I shed my skin unlearning the racist lessons of a Southern childhood by Jim Grimsley( file )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In August of 1966, Jim Grimsley entered the sixth grade in the same public school he had attended for the five previous years, in his small eastern North Carolina hometown. But he knew that the first day of this school year was going to be different: for the first time he'd be in a classroom with black children. That was the year federally mandated integration of the schools went into effect, at first allowing students to change schools through "freedom of choice," replaced two years later by forced integration. For Jim, going to one of the private schools that almost immediately sprang up was not an option: his family was too poor to consider paying tuition, and while they shared the community's dismay over the mixing of the races, they had bigger, more immediate problems to contend with. Now, over forty years later, Grimsley, a critically acclaimed novelist, revisits that school and those times, remembering his own personal reaction to his first real exposure to black children and to their culture, and to his growing awareness of his own mostly unrecognized racist attitudes. Good White People is both true and deeply moving, an important work that takes readers inside those classrooms and onto the playing fields as, ever so tentatively, alliances were forged and friendships established
Kirisu = kirin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
The south rises again [the renaissance of southern fiction] ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Second Sunday reading James Applewhite, Jim Grimsley : October 9, 1994 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jim Grimsley American writer
Jim Grimsley Amerikaans romanschrijver
Jim Grimsley scrittore statunitense
Jim Grimsley US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
גרימסלי, ג׳ים 1955-
גרימסלי, ג'ים
グリムズリー, ジム
Languages
English (76)
German (11)
French (9)
Hebrew (2)
Spanish (2)
Japanese (1)
Dutch (1)
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