Search - List of Books by James Purdy

James Otis Purdy (July 17, 1914March 13, 2009) was a controversial American novelist, short story-writer, poet, and playwright who, since his debut in 1956, published over a dozen novels, and several collections of poetry, short stories, and plays. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages. It has been praised by writers as diverse as Edward Albee, James M. Cain, Lillian Hellman, Francis King, Marianne Moore, Dorothy Parker, Dame Edith Sitwell (an important early advocate), Terry Southern, Gore Vidal (who described Purdy as "an authentic American genius") and A.N. Wilson. Purdy has been the recipient of the Morton Dauwen Zabel Fiction Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1993) and was nominated for the 1985 PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel On Glory's Course (1984). In addition, he won two Guggenheim Fellowships (1958 and 1962), and grants from the Ford Foundation (1961), and Rockefeller Foundation. He worked as an interpreter and lectured in Europe with the United States Information Agency.

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Total Books: 97
The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy
2014 - The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780871407757
ISBN-10: 0871407752
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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James Purdy Selected Plays
2009 - James Purdy Selected Plays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781566637985
ISBN-10: 1566637988
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Poolside
2007 - Poolside [Durabooks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781595910103
ISBN-10: 1595910107
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Jeremy's Version
2005 - Jeremy's Version (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786716708
ISBN-10: 0786716703
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Narrow Rooms
2005 - Narrow Rooms (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786716692
ISBN-10: 078671669X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The First One Is Free A John Mac Peace Novel
2005 - The First One Is Free a John Mac Peace Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781420847956
ISBN-10: 1420847953
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The House of the Solitary Maggot
2005 - The House of the Solitary Maggot (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786715176
ISBN-10: 0786715170
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Eustace Chisholm and the Works
2004 - Eustace Chisholm and the Works (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780786715022
ISBN-10: 0786715022
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Moe's Villa and Other Stories
2004 - Moe's VIlla and Other Stories (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780786714179
ISBN-10: 0786714174
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Gertrude de Stony Island
2002 - Gertrude De Stony Island (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782743610074
ISBN-10: 2743610077
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Bald Ego
2002 - Bald Ego (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781564660947
ISBN-10: 156466094X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Chambres troites nouvelle dition
2001 - Chambres Troites Nouvelle Dition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782842612566
ISBN-10: 2842612566
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Garments the Living Wear
2001 - Garments the Living Wear (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780872862395
ISBN-10: 0872862399
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Open City The only woman he ever left 6
2000 - Open City the Only Woman He Ever Left 6 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781890447175
ISBN-10: 189044717X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue
1999 - Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780688172268
ISBN-10: 0688172261
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ce que raconta Jeremy
1996 - Ce Que Raconta Jeremy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782226088093
ISBN-10: 2226088091
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Malcolm
1995 - Malcolm (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852423681
ISBN-10: 1852423684
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Out With the Stars A Novel
1994 - Out with the Stars a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780872862876
ISBN-10: 0872862879
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Out With the Stars
1993 - Out with the Stars (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780872862845
ISBN-10: 0872862844
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Les inconsols
1992 - Les Inconsols (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782226019899
ISBN-10: 2226019898
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In a Shallow Grave
1988 - In a Shallow Grave (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780872862340
ISBN-10: 0872862348
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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1986 - Mourners Below [Arena Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1985 - On Glory's Course [Contemporary American Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover