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John Irving (1) (1942–)

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John Irving published his first novel at the age of twenty-six. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation; he has won an O. Henry Award, a National Book Award, and an Academy Award. (Publisher Provided) John Irving was mehr anzeigen born John Wallace Blunt, Jr. on March 2, 1942 in Exeter, New Hampshire. His named was changed to John Winslow Irving when his stepfather adopted him at the age of six. He was a dyslexic child and it took him five years to get through Exeter Academy, which is where his adoptive father taught Russian history. He received a B.A. (cum laude) from the University of New Hampshire in 1965 and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, in 1967, where he studied with Kurt Vonnegut Jr. His first novel was Setting Free the Bears (1969) but it wasn't until The World According to Garp was published in 1978, that he became a literary star. The novel spent six months on the bestseller list and won the American Book Award in 1980. It was also made into a movie in 1982 starring Robin Williams and costarring Glenn Close and John Lithgow. In 1981, he received an O. Henry Award for the short story Interior Space. Some of his other novels were also made into movies including The Hotel New Hampshire starring Jodie Foster and Rob Lowe; A Prayer for Owen Meany, which was titled Simon Birch starring Jim Carrey; and The Cider House Rules starring Michael Caine. He won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules in 2000. Irving also wrote two memoirs; one detailing his wrestling adventures entitled The Imaginary Girlfriend, and another concerning his novels made into Hollywood films entitled My Movie Business: A Memoir. (Bowker Author Biography) weniger anzeigen

Werke von John Irving

Owen Meany (1989) 17,987 Exemplare
Garp und wie er die Welt sah (1978) 15,214 Exemplare
Gottes Werk und Teufels Beitrag (1985) 11,667 Exemplare
Witwe für ein Jahr (1998) 8,383 Exemplare
Das Hotel New Hampshire (1981) 7,296 Exemplare
Die vierte Hand (2001) 4,501 Exemplare
Bis Ich Dich Finde (2005) 4,198 Exemplare
Zirkuskind (1994) 3,841 Exemplare
Letzte Nacht in Twisted River (2009) 3,101 Exemplare
Eine Mittelgewichts - Ehe (1974) 2,000 Exemplare
In One Person (2012) 1,902 Exemplare
Laßt die Bären los! (1968) 1,890 Exemplare
Straße der Wunder (2015) 1,137 Exemplare
My Movie Business: A Memoir (1999) 430 Exemplare
The Last Chairlift (2022) 379 Exemplare
3 by Irving (1968) 172 Exemplare
The Cider House Rules [1999 film] (1999) — Screenwriter; Autor — 121 Exemplare
The Hotel New Hampshire [1984 film] (1984) — Autor — 42 Exemplare
Ruimte binnenshuis (1974) 24 Exemplare
El último telesilla (2023) 5 Exemplare
El último telesilla (2023) 4 Exemplare
L'últim telecadira (2023) 3 Exemplare
La pensione Grillparzer (2009) 2 Exemplare
In one person (Vol. 1 of 2) (2013) 1 Exemplar
The Boston Review 1 Exemplar
In one person (Vol. 2 of 2) (2013) 1 Exemplar

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A Christmas Carol | The Chimes | The Haunted Man (1995) — Einführung — 284 Exemplare
Writers on Writing (1991) — Mitwirkender — 90 Exemplare
Simon Birch [1998 film] (1998) — Original book — 62 Exemplare
How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (1985) — Autor — 30 Exemplare
Cat and Mouse and Other Writings (German Library) (1994) — Vorwort — 29 Exemplare
The Door in the Floor [2004 film] (2004) — Original book — 24 Exemplare
Histoires à lire - huit nouvelles (1994) — Mitwirkender — 24 Exemplare
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Mitwirkender — 11 Exemplare
Liefde en bedrog: zeven hartstochtelijke verhalen — Mitwirkender — 4 Exemplare

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Takes place in Amsterdam in Name that Book (Februar 2013)
Group Read: The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving in 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Juli 2012)
A Prayer for Owen Meany in Someone explain it to me... (August 2011)
50 States Fiction and Nonfiction Reads in Fifty States Fiction (or Nonfiction) Challenge (April 2011)

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Maybe it's the only book about Maine I ever read. But it is one of my all-time favourites, Irving's best book, and very feministic (if this ever can be said about a male writer). - I don't like the film at all. There's everything missing what makes the book great.
 
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Drapetsona | 156 weitere Rezensionen | May 14, 2021 |
Severin Winter is not the man to take things lightly. His loving, like his wrestling, is decidely heavyweight... a fact not lost on Utch, a lovely Viennese lady whose husband is (literally) rather taken by the delicate Edith, Severin’s underweight wife.

A bizarre ménage à quatre is the result of these convoluted desires as the author blends farce and tragedy with astonishing skill.
 
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Fredo68 | 20 weitere Rezensionen | May 14, 2020 |
Jede Hauptfigur in Bis ich dich finde ist für das Leben gezeichnet - nicht nur William Burns, ein Kirchenorganist, der süchtig danach ist, sich tätowieren zu lassen, sondern auch Williams Lied Jack, ein Schauspieler, der als Kind durch seine Beziehungen zu älteren Frauen geprägt wird. Und Jacks Mutter Alice, eine Tätowierkünstlerin aus Toronto, ist durch Williams Ablehnung dauerhaft geschädigt worden. Dies ist ein Roman über den Verlust der Unschuld, und zwar auf vielen Ebenen.
 
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Fredo68 | 65 weitere Rezensionen | May 14, 2020 |
"Die erste der Illusionen meines Vaters war, dass Bären das von Menschen gelebte Leben überleben könnten, und die zweite war, dass Menschen ein Leben in Hotels überleben könnten. So sagt John Berry, Sohn eines unglücklichen Träumers, Bruder eines Kaders exzentrischer Geschwister und Chronist des gelebten Lebens, der erlebten Liebe, der erlittenen Todesfälle und der unzähligen seltsamen und wunderbaren Zeiten, denen die Familie Berry begegnet ist. Hoteliers, Tierbärenbesitzer, Freunde von Freud (dem Tiertrainer und Varietékünstler) und Spielzeug des verrückten Schicksals "träumen weiter" in einem lustigen, traurigen, empörenden und bewegenden Roman des bemerkenswerten Autors von Ein Gebet für Owen Meany und Letzte Nacht in Twisted River.… (mehr)
 
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