Robert Coover


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    General Fiction

    Apr-2018

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2018

    A collection of the best short fictions from the grandmaster of postmodernism. Robert Coover has been playing by his own rules for more than half a century, earning the 1987 Rea Award for the Short Story as “a writer who has managed, willfully and ...

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    Historical

    Jan-2017

    At the end of Huckleberry Finn, on the eve of the Civil War, Huck and his pal Tom Sawyer "light out for the Territory" to avoid "sivilization." In Robert Coover's vision of their Western adventures, Huck and Tom start by joining the famous but short-...

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2014

    In Robert Coover's latest collection of short stories, we explore worlds where time is dangerously out of control. Worlds that unravel like films within films within films. Worlds obsessed with the temporary. Ultimately, we explore worlds that are ex...

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    Literary

    May-2014

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    Literary

    Apr-2014

    West Condon, small-town USA, five years later: the Brunists are back, loonies and "cretins" aplenty in tow, wanting it all--sainthood and salvation, vanity and vacuity, God's fury and a good laugh--for the end is at hand. "The Brunist Day of Wrath," ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2011

    J. Henry Waugh immerses himself in his fantasy baseball league every night after work. As owner of every team in the league, Henry is flush with pride in a young rookie who is pitching a perfect game. When the pitcher completes the miracle game, Henr...

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    Literary

    Mar-2010

    You are Philip M. Noir, Private Investigator. A mysterious young widow hires you to find her husband's killer...but has he really been killed? Then your client is killed and her body disappears...but was she really your client? Your search for clues ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2005

    Casey returns to bat. The Pied Piper pipes again. Little Red Ridinghood isnot safe yet. Robert Coover returns with a new collection of short fiction, reexaminingour shared narrative heritage -- myths, fairytales, and favorite childhoodstories -- unea...

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    Literary

    Jul-2004

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    Literary

    Mar-2004

    Lucky Pierre is the most famous man in Cinecity, where pornography is the basis of social norms and the mayoral motto is Pro Bono Pubis. He walks to work (the studio where his films are made) in the winter cold, icicles tipping his constantly exposed...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2002

    Fiction. Robert Coover takes us through the looking-glass of Joseph Cornell's boxes into a world of "Grand Hotels" we never dreamed of. Rooms are accessed via ferris wheel. They open onto crystal cages, night voyages, sand fountains. They lead us bac...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2002

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    Historical

    Sep-1998

    A nameless rider plods through the desert toward a dusty Western town shimmering on the horizon. In his latest novel, Robert Coover has taken the familiar form of the Western and turned it inside out. The lonesome stranger reaches the town -- or rath...

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    Historical

    May-1998

    A controversial best-seller in 1977, The Public Burning has since emerged as one of the most influential novels of our time. The first major work of contemporary fiction ever to use living historical figures as characters, the novel reimagines the th...

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    Fantasy Romance

    Jan-1998

    A recreation of the tale of Sleeping Beauty tells of a prince tangled in the briars, a sleeping princess who dreams of a succession of kissing princes, and a grizzled fairy who inhabits the princess' dreams, inflaming her desires....

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1998

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1996

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1991

    Internationally renowned author Robert Coover returns with a major new novel set in Venice and featuring one of its most famous citizens, Pinocchio. The result is a brilliant philosophical discourse on what it means to be human; a hilarious, bawdy ad...

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    General Fiction

    May-1988

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    Literary

    Apr-1988

    From Hollywood B-movies to Hollywood classics, A Night at the Movies invents what “might have happened” in these Saturday afternoon matinees. Mad scientists, vampires, cowboys, dance-men, Chaplin, and Bogart, all flit across Robert Coover’s rio...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1987

    Interweaves the fate of a cast of passionate--and lunatic--idealists of the Depression Era Left, and the rise and fall of a poet, womanizer, actor, union sympathizer and All-American football star known as Gloomy Gus...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-1987

    From Hollywood B-movies to Hollywood classics, ?"A Night at the Movies"?invents what "might have happened" in these Saturday afternoon matinees. Mad scientists, vampires, cowboys, dance-men, Chaplin, and Bogart, all flit across Robert Coover's riotou...

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    Suspense

    Jan-1986

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    General Fiction

    Jun-1982

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    General Fiction

    Aug-1980

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    General Fiction

    Oct-1978

    West Condon, a quiet mining town. But when the Deepwater Number 9 mine explodes, an apocalyptic cult springs up around the sole survivor, Giovanni Bruno. When the town's newspaper editor seeks to debunk the Brunist cult, the story goes national and t...

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