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Ward Just (1935–2019)

Forfatter af An Unfinished Season

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Værker af Ward Just

An Unfinished Season (2004) 339 eksemplarer
Echo House (1997) 283 eksemplarer
Forgetfulness (2006) 253 eksemplarer
A Dangerous Friend (1999) 194 eksemplarer
Exiles in the Garden (2009) 133 eksemplarer
Rodin's Debutante (2011) 112 eksemplarer
The Weather in Berlin: A Novel (2002) 106 eksemplarer
The Translator (1991) 105 eksemplarer
Jack Gance (1989) 93 eksemplarer
American Romantic (2014) 73 eksemplarer
The American Ambassador (1987) 69 eksemplarer
The Eastern Shore (1821) 54 eksemplarer
A Family Trust (1978) 42 eksemplarer
To What End: Report from Vietnam (2000) 41 eksemplarer
In the City of Fear (1982) 39 eksemplarer
Ambition & Love (1994) 23 eksemplarer
Twenty-One: Selected Stories (1990) 23 eksemplarer
Lowell Limpett and Two Stories (2001) 22 eksemplarer
Stringer (1974) 20 eksemplarer
A Soldier Of The Revolution (1971) 18 eksemplarer
Nicholson at large : a novel (1975) 16 eksemplarer
American Blues: 2 (1984) 6 eksemplarer

Associated Works

About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior (1989) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver639 eksemplarer
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Bidragyder — 440 eksemplarer
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969, Volume 1 (1998) — Bidragyder — 318 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 1993 (1993) — Bidragyder — 119 eksemplarer
D.C. Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
Literary Traveller: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction (1994) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Five points : a journal of literature & arts : vol. 7 no. 2 (2003) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Stringer is a Civilian Intelligence Agent sent on a mission to Vietnam to destroy an enemy supply convoy. He has a sly sense of humor. When paired with a Captain named Price, Stringer must practice patience. Price is younger, more impulsive, yet in charge. There is no casual conversation between the two men. Neither has confidence in the other. They are on the same team but distrust keeps them miles apart. To keep himself from thinking too much about Price, Stringer recalls his failures: his marriage, their visit to a classmate in a mental institution, Stringer's short time as a newspaper man. These recollections keep him on task in the present. Ever present is Just's commentary on the damage of war.… (mere)
SeriousGrace | Sep 18, 2022 |
An early novel by Ward Just, who draws on his experience at Washington correspondent for his portrait of a newspaperman slowly catching on to the real centers of power in the city.

I read the original hardback, published by Little, Brown, 1975. Sadly, it left my possession some moves ago, so I can't post a cover image.
HenrySt123 | Jul 19, 2021 |
Ward Just, a novelist of manners in the Henry James fashion, died in 2019. Here he tries his hand at a caper novel. Just's narratives are filtered through interior monologues, though. So the action is revealed slowly, very slowly and deliciously. No surprise, there's not much of a caper here, just a lot of history repeating. The end is preordained, with the real mystery coming from the expatriate characters' self-deception. It seems the message always changes with the interpretation. I read this alongside a recent story of a fictional translator, Olga Tokarczuk's Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead.… (mere)
rynk | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jul 11, 2021 |
We tell our leaders to keep us secure, but in our personal lives we resist playing it safe. It's a contradiction made for a Ward Just political thriller. Thomas is a painter in the south of France, putting some distance on his past as a CIA collaborator, Still, he's tight with his buddies in the spy game. When his wife dies among unsavory characters, Thomas is alone with his insecurities, and perhaps in deeper than he thought. Eventually face to face with her killer, Thomas knows just what to do in the interrogator's chair. It's a story told by indirection, a narrative full of known unknowns. The reader doesn't know which details are important, and neither do the spooks. The novel explores the nature of perception, memory, craft and terrorism, and the limits of the impulse to never forget.… (mere)
rynk | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jul 11, 2021 |



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