Search - List of Books by John Guare

"People go to see beautiful paintings to see how much they cost. Wow. The practical value is that it shows you what the human spirit can do." -- John Guare
John Guare (pronounced gwr; born February 5, 1938) is an American playwright. He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. His style, which mixes comic invention with an acute sense of the failure of human relations and aspirations, is at once cruel and deeply compassionate.

In the foreword to a collection of Guare's plays, film director Louis Malle writes:
Guare practices a humor that is synonymous with lucidity, exploding genre and clichs, taking us to the core of human suffering: the awareness of corruption in our own bodies, death circling in. We try to fight it all by creating various mythologies, and it is Guare's peculiar aptitude for exposing these grandiose lies of ours that makes his work so magical.


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Total Books: 54
A Free Man of Color
2011 - A Free Man of Color (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780802145666
ISBN-10: 0802145663
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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The House of Blue Leaves
Landscape of the Body A Play
2007 - Landscape of the Body a Play (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780802142986
ISBN-10: 0802142982
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Few Stout Individuals A Play in Two Acts
2003 - A Few Stout Individuals a Play in Two Acts (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780802140029
ISBN-10: 0802140025
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The House of Blue Leaves and Chaucer in Rome
2002 - The House of Blue Leaves and Chaucer in Rome (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781585672912
ISBN-10: 1585672912
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Plays from a Contemporary American Theater
2002 - Plays From a Contemporary American Theater (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451528377
ISBN-10: 0451528379
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Lydie Breeze  Part 1 Bulfinch's Mythology  Part II  The Sacredness of the Next Task
Six Degrees of Separation
2001 - Six Degrees of Separation (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780613293464
ISBN-10: 0613293460
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Bosoms  Neglect
2000 - Bosoms Neglect (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780822217282
ISBN-10: 0822217287
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Love's Fire Seven New Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets
1998 - Love's Fire Seven New Plays Inspired By Seven Shakespearean Sonnets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780688161729
ISBN-10: 0688161723
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Women and Water
1998 - Women and Water (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822212720
ISBN-10: 0822212722
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Four Baboons Adoring the Sun and Other Plays
1993 - Four Baboons Adoring the Sun and Other Plays (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679745105
ISBN-10: 0679745106
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Six Degrees of Separation
1990 - Six Degrees of Separation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780679734819
ISBN-10: 0679734813
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Cop-Out Home Fires--Two Plays
1969 - Cop-out Home Fires--two Plays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780573607271
ISBN-10: 0573607273
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Three Exposures
Three Exposures (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780151901784
ISBN-10: 0151901783
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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Chuck Close Life and Work 1988-1995
Chuck Close Life and Work 1988-1995 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780500092538
ISBN-10: 0500092532
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, History
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The Sweet Smell of Success Vocal Selections
The Sweet Smell of Success Vocal Selections (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780634049354
ISBN-10: 0634049356
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Lydie Breeze
Lydie Breeze (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780739419298
ISBN-10: 0739419293
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Bosoms and Neglect
Bosoms and Neglect (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780822201373
ISBN-10: 0822201372
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Kissing Sweet and A Day for Surprises
Kissing Sweet and a Day for Surprises (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822202769
ISBN-10: 082220276X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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In Fireworks Lie Secret Codes
In Fireworks Lie Secret Codes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822205609
ISBN-10: 0822205602
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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John Guare the War Against the Kitchen Sink [Contemporary Playwrights Series] (Hardcover)Paperback