The World According to Garp

Author: John Irving
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781524744809
Release Date: 2018-10-25
Genre: Fiction

Now available as an ebook for the first time ever in America, the bestselling coming-of-age classic novel by John Irving—the 40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author. “He is more than popular. He is a Populist, determined to keep alive the Dickensian tradition that revels in colorful set pieces...and teaches moral lessons.”—The New York Times The opening sentence of John Irving’s breakout novel The World According to Garp signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. “Garp’s mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater.” Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing. From the tragicomic tone of its first sentence to its mordantly funny last line—“we are all terminal cases”—The World According to Garp maintains a breakneck pace. The subject of sexual hatred—of intolerance of sexual minorities and differences—runs the gamut of “lunacy and sorrow.” Winner of the National Book Award, Garp is a comedy with forebodings of doom. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries—with more than ten million copies in print—Garp is the precursor of John Irving’s later protest novels.

The World According to Garp

Author:
Publisher: Dutton Books
ISBN: 1524744794
Release Date: 2018-11-13
Genre:

The bestselling coming-of-age classic novel by John Irving--a limited 40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author. "A wonderful novel, full of energy and art, at once funny and horrifying and heartbreaking."--The Washington Post The World According to Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication 40 years ago, Irving's classic deserves to be introduced to a whole new generation of readers. The World According to Garp is filled with stories inside stories about T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her times. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes--even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with "lunacy and sorrow"; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries--with more than ten million copies in print--this novel provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line: "In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases."

Garp und wie er die Welt sah

Author: John Irving
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257601503
Release Date: 2012-02-21
Genre: Fiction

Wer diesen Roman noch nicht gelesen hat, ist zu beneiden. Denn ihn erwartet eine Welt voller skurriler Ereignisse und liebenswert verschrobener Figuren in Neuengland und Wien. Garps Welt eben, in der alles passieren kann und meistens auch passiert.

Phillips Exeter Academy

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1156565731
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 326. Chapters: Architecture of Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy alumni, Phillips Exeter Academy faculty, Daniel Dennett, Daniel Webster, Gore Vidal, Howard Hawks, The World According to Garp, Charles C. Krulak, Louis Kahn, John Irving, Frederick Buechner, Tim Wirth, Carlos Romero Barcel, Benmont Tench, Thomas Bulfinch, George Bancroft, Booth Tarkington, Dan Brown, Pierre S. du Pont, IV, Bobby Shriver, Sam Fuld, James Thomas Aubrey, Jr., Harrison Pope, Dave Douglas, Mark Zuckerberg, Franklin Pierce, Robert Benchley, Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, John Negroponte, M. Scott Peck, Jay Rockefeller, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Judd Gregg, Gifford Pinchot, Dudley Leavitt, Amos Alonzo Stagg, George Plimpton, George Gilder, Ned Lamont, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Phillips Exeter Academy Library, Stewart Brand, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Michael S. Greco, Charles R. Forbes, List of Phillips Exeter Academy alumni, Old Crow Medicine Show, Drew Pearson, Frank Barbour, Michael Cerveris, Kent Conrad, Robert Todd Lincoln, Barry Golson, Ralph Adams Cram, Paul Klebnikov, Greg Craig, Lex Barker, Roland Merullo, David Mumford, Lewis Cass, Peter Benchley, James Agee, Peter R. Orszag, George W. S. Trow, Richard S. Arnold, Nicholas Katzenbach, George Bradburn, Abbot Hall, Donald Hall, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Terry Goddard, John K. Fairbank, John Adams Dix, John Pittenger, John P. Hale, Arthur Bluethenthal, Larz Anderson, Kenneth Bacon, Robert Thurman, John G. Palfrey, Andover-Exeter rivalry, Catherine Disher, Morris S. Arnold, Hart Day Leavitt, Corliss Lamont, Charles Horman, Hayford Peirce, Mike Morrison, Soce, the elemental wizard, Werner Janssen, John Sherburne Sleeper, Edwin C. Parsons, Adam Guettel, Benno C. Schmidt, Jr., John Palfrey, Michael von Clemm, George E. Kimball, Jared Sparks, Lee McClung, Alessandro Nivola, Robert Bates, T. A. Dwight ...

Die Pension Grillparzer

Author: John Irving
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257601299
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Fiction

Die Leser von ›Garp‹ werden sich erinnern: ›Die Pension Grillparzer‹ ist die erste Erzählung aus der Feder des 19-jährigen Garp – mit ihr erobert er Helen, seine spätere Frau. Eine Geschichte voller Verrücktheit und Trauer, mit wiederkehrenden Träumen, verzweifelten Akrobaten, Bären und Wien.

Letzte Nacht in Twisted River

Author: John Irving
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257600230
Release Date: 2012-02-21
Genre: Fiction

Die Odyssee eines Kochs und seines Sohns durch New Hampshire und halb Amerika, ausgelöst durch eine tragische Verwechslung.

My Movie Business

Author: John Irving
Publisher:
ISBN: 3257062389
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Cider house rules (Motion picture)


Die wilde Geschichte vom Wassertrinker

Author: John Irving
Publisher:
ISBN: 3257057032
Release Date: 2004
Genre:

Nach dem großartigen Erfolg mit _Owen Meany_ (seit Erscheinen im Juni 1990 auf der Spiegel-Bestseller-Liste) Irvings bester Roman (Le Point, Paris) als Taschenbuch.

Zirkuskind

Author: John Irving
Publisher:
ISBN: 3257229666
Release Date: 1997
Genre:


Die vierte Hand

Author: John Irving
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257601305
Release Date: 2013-03-26
Genre: Fiction

Während einer Indienreportage wird einem New Yorker Journalisten vor laufender Kamera die linke Hand von einem hungrigen Zirkuslöwen abgebissen; Millionen Fernsehzuschauer sind Zeugen des Unfalls. In Boston wartet ein verschrobener Handchirurg auf eine Gelegenheit, die erste amerikanische Handtransplantation vorzunehmen. Und eine junge Ehefrau in Wisconsin hat es sich in den Kopf gesetzt, dem einhändigen Reporter die linke Hand ihres Mannes zu geben – wenn dieser stirbt. Doch der Mann ist jung und kerngesund. "