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Black Sun Rising / La Corazonada - A Novel / Una Novela (Paperback): Barry Gifford Black Sun Rising / La Corazonada - A Novel / Una Novela (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Roy's World - Stories 1973 - 2020 (Paperback): Barry Gifford Roy's World - Stories 1973 - 2020 (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Cuban Club (Hardcover): Barry Gifford The Cuban Club (Hardcover)
Barry Gifford
R496 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R90 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Up-down (Hardcover): Barry Gifford The Up-down (Hardcover)
Barry Gifford
R396 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A novel of violence, of love, and introspection, " The Up-Down" follows a man who leaves home and all that's familiar, finds true love, loses it, and finds it again. Pace's voyage is outward, among strangers, and inward into the fifth direction that is the up-down, in a sweeping, voracious human tale that takes no prisoners, witnesses extreme brutalities and expresses a childlike amazement. Here the route goes from New Orleans, to Chicago to Wyoming to Bay St. Clement, North Carolina, but the geography he is charting is always first and foremost unchartable.

The Roy Stories (Paperback): Barry Gifford The Roy Stories (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R304 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R45 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

New stories and collected short novels about recurring character Roy, with episodes from his life ages 5 to 17. The first section ('The Vast Difference') features Gifford's latest stories appearing in book form for the first time.

Landscape With Traveler - The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves (Paperback): Barry Gifford Landscape With Traveler - The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R258 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From the acclaimed author of Wild at Heart and Night People comes an innovative and exquisitely nuanced work written in the form of a classical Japanese "pillow book"--a collection of short tales grouped around a central theme. The result is an almost Zen-like tour through--and beyond--the realm of the senses.

Imagining Paradise - New and Selected Poems (Hardcover, New): Barry Gifford Imagining Paradise - New and Selected Poems (Hardcover, New)
Barry Gifford
R530 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A world of poems as populous and diverse as it is ephemeral and evanescent, born of the world and of books and art in equal measure, yielding granite truths and feather truths of people's roller-coaster lives. The poet looks back, facing life and death and everything in between with equanimity, holding a steady hand to the quivering breast wherever there is breath.
Published in "The New Yorker," "La Nouvelle Revue Francaise," and in nearly a hundred magazines and poetry journals from Los Angeles to Tokyo, from Lawrence, Kansas to Rome, Madrid, Paris, London, Beijing, and Bucharest, poems by Barry Gifford have been describing and changing our world for nearly half a century. Here in one volume for the first time is the poet's own choices from his nine previous collections, as well as a rich selection of new poems. "Imagining Paradise" sums up the tremendous achievement of an underground poet who lasted.

Black Wings Has My Angel (Paperback): Elliott Chaze Black Wings Has My Angel (Paperback)
Elliott Chaze; Introduction by Barry Gifford
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Sad Stories Of The Death Of Kings - Young Adult Edition (Hardcover, Adapted edition): Barry Gifford Sad Stories Of The Death Of Kings - Young Adult Edition (Hardcover, Adapted edition)
Barry Gifford
R322 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R51 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A vivid and unflinching coming-of-age portrait set within the violent humanity of 1960s Chicago.

The Imagination Of The Heart - Book Seven of the Story of Sailor and Lula (Hardcover): Barry Gifford The Imagination Of The Heart - Book Seven of the Story of Sailor and Lula (Hardcover)
Barry Gifford
R415 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R73 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Imagination of the Heart is the final chapter in the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, the "Romeo and Juliet of the Deep South." Their story began in Barry Gifford's novel Wild at Heart, which in 1990 was made into a Palme d'Or-winning feature film by David Lynch. Following Sailor's death at the age of sixty-five in New Orleans, Lula moved back to her home state of North Carolina. This novel begins fifteen years later when Lula, at age eighty, decides to write a memoir in diary form, reflecting on her life with Sailor while also keeping a journal describing her last road trip: a journey with Beany Thorn, her best friend since childhood, back to New Orleans.
Like a contemporary book of Revelations, dutifully recorded by Lula as a dialogue between self and soul, it becomes a bittersweet, often dangerous journey into the imagination of the heart, and what may lie beyond.
Also included in this edition is "The Truth is in the Work," a conversation between Barry Gifford and Noel King which delves into a range of topics, from Gifford's early publishing experiences to his film projects and to professional sports.

Port Tropique (Paperback): Barry Gifford Port Tropique (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R257 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Revolution is simmering in the heat of the battered Central America town Port Tropique. Franz Hall spends his days drinking & observing people in the zocalo & occasional nights involved in an ivory-smuggling operation threatened by impending government siege. Yet always persistent are his memories of Marie & what was lost."

Memories From A Sinking Ship (Hardcover, A Seven Stories Press 1st ed): Barry Gifford Memories From A Sinking Ship (Hardcover, A Seven Stories Press 1st ed)
Barry Gifford
R376 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R61 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this episodic novel Barry Gifford lays bare his young heart, exploring the hopes and disappointments of a uniquely American childhood and adolescence.

Writers - 13 Vignettes (Hardcover): Barry Gifford Writers - 13 Vignettes (Hardcover)
Barry Gifford
R315 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R53 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Cavalry Charges - Writings on Books, Film, and Music, Revised Edition (Paperback): Barry Gifford The Cavalry Charges - Writings on Books, Film, and Music, Revised Edition (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R455 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R80 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Cavalry Charges: Writings on Books, Film, and Music, Revised Edition is a collection of anecdotal reflections that relate many of the experiences that shaped Barry Gifford as a writer. Representative of Gifford's body of work, this volume is divided into three sections: books, film and television, and music. Within these sections, Gifford's best work is showcased, including a nine-part dossier on Marlon Brando's One-Eyed Jacks, in which Gifford examines the public and private lives of those involved in the film, producing an innovative framework for the movie. New to the collection are four previously published essays: a brief look at the novels of Alvaro Mutis; a reflection on Gifford's schooling under Nebraska poet John Neihardt; an essay on Elliot Chaze and his novel, Black Wings Has My Angel; and a short piece on Sailor and Lula.

Sailor & Lula Expanded Edition - The Complete Novels (Paperback): Barry Gifford Sailor & Lula Expanded Edition - The Complete Novels (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R547 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Story of the Development of a Youth (Hardcover): Ernst Haeckel The Story of the Development of a Youth (Hardcover)
Ernst Haeckel; Translated by G. Barry Gifford
R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Story of the Development of a Youth (Paperback): Ernst Haeckel The Story of the Development of a Youth (Paperback)
Ernst Haeckel; Translated by G. Barry Gifford
R872 Discovery Miles 8 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Perdita Durango (Paperback, 1st Grove Press ed): Barry Gifford Perdita Durango (Paperback, 1st Grove Press ed)
Barry Gifford
R321 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R59 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bad girl Perdita Durango and her dealer boyfriend Romeo Dolorosa get their kicks on a journey from Louisiana to Los Angeles that involves santeria rituals and kidnapping.

Night People (Paperback): Barry Gifford Night People (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R335 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The author of Wild at Heart and The Wild Life of Sailor and Lula writes of what Tennessee Williams called "something wild in the country/that only the night people know." He draws his characters from the shadows of the Deep South, where they confront the chaotic horror of the United States at the end of the twentieth century.

The Up-down - A Novel (Paperback): Barry Gifford The Up-down - A Novel (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R289 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Jack's Book - An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac (Paperback, Main): Barry Gifford, Lawrence Lee Jack's Book - An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac (Paperback, Main)
Barry Gifford, Lawrence Lee
R338 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R62 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Jack Kerouac died in 1969 at the age of forty-seven . . . Most of his friends survived him. Our idea was to seek them out and talk with them about Jack's life and their own lives. The final result, we hoped, would be a big, transcontinental conversation, complete with interruptions, contradictions, old grudges and bright memories, all of them providing a reading of the man himself through the people he chose to populate his work.' In this kaleidoscopic portrait of Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Gore Vidal and many others talk, argue and reminisce about their times with him. But alongside these luminaries of the Beat generation are the voices of those who knew a different side of Kerouac: the working men, the childhood friends, the bar companions, the lovers. Fascinating, honest and richer than any orthodox biography could be, Jack's Book documents Kerouac's genius in its full, tragic, contradictory glory.

The Wild Life Of Sailor And Lula (Paperback, Main): Barry Gifford The Wild Life Of Sailor And Lula (Paperback, Main)
Barry Gifford 2
R400 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Featuring the novels: Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango, Sailor's Holiday, Sultans of Africa, Consuelo's Kiss and Bad Day for the Leopard Man The Wild Life of Sailor and Lula presents Gifford's best prose work as he originally conceived it: six inter-locking novels which chart the riotous and stormy lives of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune - the horribly likeable, sex-driven, star-crossed lovers immortalised in David Lynch's movie Wild at Heart. Masterful with dialogue, and always full of vitality and humour, these novels show a writer at the height of his - considerable - talent. As Elmore Leonard said of him, "Gifford cuts right through to the heart of what makes a good novel readable and entertaining . . . the way Barry Gifford does it, it's high art."

Sad Stories Of The Death Of Kings (Paperback): Barry Gifford Sad Stories Of The Death Of Kings (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R310 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R52 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A vivid and unflinching coming-of-age portrait set within the violent humanity of 1960s Chicago.

Southern Nights - Night People, Arise and Walk, Baby Cat Face (Paperback): Barry Gifford Southern Nights - Night People, Arise and Walk, Baby Cat Face (Paperback)
Barry Gifford
R405 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Cavalry Charges - Writings on Books, Film, and Music, Revised Edition (Hardcover): Barry Gifford The Cavalry Charges - Writings on Books, Film, and Music, Revised Edition (Hardcover)
Barry Gifford
R2,492 R2,129 Discovery Miles 21 290 Save R363 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Cavalry Charges: Writings on Books, Film, and Music, Revised Edition is a collection of anecdotal reflections that relate many of the experiences that shaped Barry Gifford as a writer. Representative of Gifford's body of work, this volume is divided into three sections: books, film and television, and music. Within these sections, Gifford's best work is showcased, including a nine-part dossier on Marlon Brando's One-Eyed Jacks, in which Gifford examines the public and private lives of those involved in the film, producing an innovative framework for the movie. New to the collection are four previously published essays: a brief look at the novels of Alvaro Mutis; a reflection on Gifford's schooling under Nebraska poet John Neihardt; an essay on Elliot Chaze and his novel, Black Wings Has My Angel; and a short piece on Sailor and Lula.

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