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The Resource Trying to save Piggy Sneed, John Irving ; with a new foreword by Susan Cheever

Trying to save Piggy Sneed, John Irving ; with a new foreword by Susan Cheever

Label
Trying to save Piggy Sneed
Title
Trying to save Piggy Sneed
Statement of responsibility
John Irving ; with a new foreword by Susan Cheever
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
First published twenty years ago, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by the author, beginning with three memoirs. The longest of the memoirs is "The Imaginary Girlfriend, " his candid account of his twin careers in writing and wrestling, which, as the Denver Post observed, is filled "with anecdotes that are every bit as hilarious as the antics in his novels . . . [and] combines the lessons of both obsessions." The middle portion of the book is fiction. Over a career that spans thirteen novels, these are the six stories that Mr. Irving considers finished. Among them is "Interior Space, " for which he won the O. Henry Award. In the third and final section are three homages: one to Günter Grass and two to Charles Dickens. To each of the twelve pieces, he has contributed author's notes, which provide some perspective on the circumstances surrounding the writing of each piece. For readers who prefer a hardcover, this commemorative edition is a book to treasure. For new readers, it is a perfect introduction to the author of works as moving and mischievous as The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and In One Person
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irving, John
  • Irving, John
  • Grass, Günter
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Short stories, American
  • Manners and customs
  • Novelists, American
Label
Trying to save Piggy Sneed, John Irving ; with a new foreword by Susan Cheever
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Memoirs: Trying to Save Piggy Sneed -- The Imaginary Girlfriend -- My Dinner at the White House -- Fiction: Interior Space -- Brennbar's Rant -- The Pension Grillparzer -- Other People's Dreams -- Weary Kingdom -- Almost in Iowa -- Homage: The King of the Novel -- An Introduction to A Christmas Carol -- Günter Grass: King of the Toy Merchants
Control code
42887604
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
20th Anniversary edition.
Extent
xvii, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628725896
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42887604
  • (Sirsi) 42887604
Label
Trying to save Piggy Sneed, John Irving ; with a new foreword by Susan Cheever
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Contents
Memoirs: Trying to Save Piggy Sneed -- The Imaginary Girlfriend -- My Dinner at the White House -- Fiction: Interior Space -- Brennbar's Rant -- The Pension Grillparzer -- Other People's Dreams -- Weary Kingdom -- Almost in Iowa -- Homage: The King of the Novel -- An Introduction to A Christmas Carol -- Günter Grass: King of the Toy Merchants
Control code
42887604
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
20th Anniversary edition.
Extent
xvii, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628725896
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42887604
  • (Sirsi) 42887604

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