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William Kotzwinkle

Autor(a) de E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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About the Author

William Kotzwinkle was born in 1938 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended Rider College and Pennsylvania State University.He worked as an editor and writer in the 1960s. William Kotzwinkle is an accomplished author who is best known for his book of the film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, but who has mostrar mais produced a range of work for both adults and children that often transgresses genre boundaries and the distinction between serious and popular fiction. Beginning as a children's writer with The Fireman, he then published novels for adults such as Hermes 3000, The Fan Man, and Queen of Swords, which began to establish him as an original and distinctive novelist. But it was Doctor Rat that made his reputation as a powerful fantasy writer with a sharp satirical edge. The novel focuses upon laboratory rats whose spokesman, the Doctor Rat of the title, eventually escapes from the vast laboratory where experiments on his fellow-creatures are taking place, and whose adventures are interwoven with shorter tales told by animals of different kinds who finally try to form a whole that will make humans more peaceful and benign. But they are all killed. William Kotzwinkle is a novelist and poet, who is known for his broad range of style and subject. He is a two-time recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. He lives with his wife, author Elizabeth Gundy, in Maine. He has won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Doctor Rat in 1977. He published The Million Dollar Bear in 1994. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por William Kotzwinkle

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 1,072 exemplares
Walter the Farting Dog (2001) 1,062 exemplares
The Bear Went Over the Mountain (1995) — Autor — 667 exemplares
The Fan Man (1974) 479 exemplares
Doctor Rat (1976) 362 exemplares
E.T.: The Book of the Green Planet (1985) 296 exemplares
Fata Morgana (1977) 262 exemplares
The Midnight Examiner (1989) 186 exemplares
Swimmer in the Secret Sea (1975) 152 exemplares
The Game of Thirty (1994) 140 exemplares
The Exile (1987) 94 exemplares
Superman III (1983) 93 exemplares
The Amphora Project (2005) 92 exemplares
Jack in the Box (1980) 80 exemplares
Elephant Bangs Train (1971) 78 exemplares
Hot Jazz Trio (1989) 67 exemplares
Christmas at Fontaine's (1982) 61 exemplares
Queen of Swords (1983) 59 exemplares
Night Book (1974) 54 exemplares
Jewel of the Moon (1985) 30 exemplares
Hermes 3000 (1972) 24 exemplares
Great World Circus (1983) 23 exemplares
The Million-Dollar Bear (1995) 22 exemplares
Hearts of Wood (1994) 17 exemplares
The World Is Big and I'm So Small (1986) 16 exemplares
Leopard's Tooth (1976) 15 exemplares
Seduction in Berlin (1985) 15 exemplares
Tales from the Empty Notebook (1996) 13 exemplares
Bloody martini (2023) 9 exemplares
The Nap Master (1979) 9 exemplares
The Return of Crazy Horse (1971) 7 exemplares
Up The Alley With Jack and Joe (1974) 7 exemplares
The ants who took away time (1978) 7 exemplares
The Day the Gang Got Rich (1970) 4 exemplares
Dream Of Dark Harbor (1979) 4 exemplares
The Firemen (1969) 3 exemplares
Book of Love (1990) [video recording] (2004) — Writer — 3 exemplares
E.T. mimozemšťan 1 exemplar
E.T.ET LA PLANÈTE VERTE (2002) 1 exemplar
El exiliado (Andanzas) (1988) 1 exemplar
1998 1 exemplar
Du grabuge chez les insectes (2001) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuidor — 367 exemplares
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contribuidor — 257 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Second Annual Collection (1987) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Omni Magazine February 1985 (1985) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literature (2010) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2, October 1980 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Kotzwinkle, William
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Gundy, Elizabeth (wife)
Richard Curtis



Tommy Martini is summoned from the Mexican monastery where he has sequestered himself for five years after inadvertently killing a man with a punch. Tommy’s uncle Vittorio, a corrupt and wealthy priest, “an operator in a turned-around collar,” is dying and wants to see Tommy in Arizona.

Much to other family members surprise and consternation, Vittorio leaves Tommy the bulk of his substantial estate. Of course, trouble accompanies the inheritance. Tommy has some debts and vendettas to resolve, some killing to conduct, a couple of new-agey women to end his vow of chastity with. There are a lot of bodies to dispose of until Tommy can rid himself of some, not all, of the loot and earthly possessions and return to the life of a monk, if that’s what he chooses.

It seems that William Kotzwinkle can write, and write extremely well, in any genre he chooses, including crime. In this case crime fiction with a large dose of humor. I see there’s already a sequel to this book, so I’ll be looking for that.
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Hagelstein | Nov 18, 2023 |
The story of a botanist, stranded on an alien planet. Well done.
mykl-s | Aug 12, 2023 |
When you can't tell the humour apart from the deep multifaceted societal commentary, because it's not funny, and doesn't seem like deep commentary either, well, then you've found this book.

There's got to be more there than I found in this novel, but for me it wasn't worth the time spent looking for it.
furicle | 2 outras críticas | Aug 5, 2023 |
Walter is a dog that farts and they really smell. So bad in fact that they blow a beach umbrella away and now, the Crabs want Water banned from the beach. This book is lunacy in all the best ways. Yes, it’s body humor. Yes, it could be considered a little disgusting but it’s so fun and kids absolutely love it. I know and lived through the years of this book being banned and I’m like why? Why? Why? Why? I love this book, I think everybody should read it at least once, and I’m happy there are libraries that keep copies available for future generations to read.… (mais)
LibrarianRyan | 7 outras críticas | Oct 28, 2022 |



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