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Portions of this book have appeared in different form in the following magazines: Antaeus, Esquire, Gallery, Penthouse, Playboy, Ploughshares , and Swank. Copyright [copyright symbol] , , by John Irving All rights reserved. Printed in the U. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be in- vented without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a re- viewer who wishes to quote brief passages in connection with a review written for inclusion in a magazine, newspaper or broadcast.
A Henry Robbins book.? IWo [PS R68] ?. According to Camilla Wells? All of John Irving? If so, briefly describe distinguishing features of each illustrations, cover art, typography, etc. The were five printings of the first edition. Publishers Weekly of October 30, states that The World According to Garp is "Back to press for a 20,copy fifth printing and , copies in print" Editions from other publishers with pagination noted: Irving, John. Australia: [S.
London: Black Swan Press, London: Corgi, London: Gollancz, New York: Ballantine Books, New York: Modern Library, New York: Pocket Books, Toronto: Vintage Canada, Over 2,, copies had been sold as of July 15, according to an advertisement in the Chicago Tribune.
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On May 22, Publishers Weekly reports that there were 70, copies in print. On June 5, Publishers Weekly reports that there were , copies in print. On October 30, Publishers Weekly reports that there were ,00 copies in print. Based on statistics from a February 19, article in Publishers Weekly that is reprinted in the Bowker Annual , The World According to Garp sold , copies in A May 4, advertisement in the Chicago Tribune reports that 1,, copies of the paperback were in print.
Combined with the , hardcover copies that were printed, there were 1,, total copies in print as of May 4, A July 15, advertisement for the paperback edition of the novel in the Chicago Tribune reports that over 2,, copies of the novel have been sold. Dalton Books reads: "The book of the year? Among the early readers were Mario Puzo "a marvelously funny, sad book, a joy to read"? Gay Talese "a remarkable novel by an extraordinary writer"? Kay Boyle "brilliant?
Hilma Wolitzer "Irving is the most inventive writer I know and his inventions become flesh"? With his wonderful new novel he has kept all his promises and doesn't owe anybody a damn thing". I relished every page, every line. Doris Grumbach, Saturday Review " It is not easy to find words in which to convey the joy, the excitement, the passion this superb novel evokes. The imagination soars as Irving draws us on inexorably into Garp's world, which is at once larger than life and as real as our own most private dreams of life and death, love, lust and fear. Barbara A. Bannon, Publishers Weekly " It works powerful magic?
Remarkably imaginative, boldly constructed, the characters are brilliantly conceived. Robert Harris, Bookviews " Rich and humorous? Irving's talent for storytelling is so bright and strong that he gets down to the truth of his time in the end. A long family novel, spanning four generations and two continents, crammed with incidents, characters, feelings and craft. The components of black comedy and melodrama, pathos and tragedy, mesh effortlessly in a tale that can also be read as a commentary on art and the imagination?
At 36, John Irving moves into the front rank of America's young novelists. Sheppard, Time Magazine 70, copies in print. It is also terrific. A long family novel, spanning four generations and two continents, crammed with incidents, characters, feelings and craft? Sheppard, Time Magazine " Nothing in contemporary fiction matches it? Irving's blend of gravity and play is unique, audacious, almost blasphemous.
The story itself is strong in compassion and humanity? The best novel I have read in years? A rollercoaster ride that leaves one breathless, exhausted, elated and tearful. One of the most original and readable novels of the past few years? The story itself is a brilliant panoply of current attitudes towards sex, marriage and parenthood, the feminist movement, and?
Irving's characters will stay alive for years to come. Charles R. Larson, front page, Chicago Tribune Book World " Like all great works of art, Irving's novel seems always to have been there, a diamond sleeping in the dark, chipped out at last for our enrichment and delight? As approachable as it is brilliant, GARP pulses with vital energy. Jane Clapperton, Cosmopolitan " Rich and humorous? Julian Moynahan, front page, N. Times Book Review " The most talked-about novel in recent years? It is not easy to find words in which to convey the joy, the excitement, the passion this superb novel evokes.
Bannon, Publishers Weekly " The book of the year? The most powerful and profound novel about women written by a man in our generation? Like all extraordinary books, GARP defies synopsis. It is about T. Garp, writer, wrestler, lover, and his life and times, but if Garp is the book's center, and voice, his mother and his wife and maybe even womankind are its heroines?
GARP is a marvelous, important, permanent novel by a serious artist of remarkable powers, surely the most imposing writer under forty now working. We believe that book is here: The World According to Garp. The Critics Believe in Garp. Time Magazine rated Garp one of the five best fiction works of , and said: "Awesome talent for meshing melodrama and tragedy, pathos and comedy.
A national bestseller for seven months, this is the novel people have talked about. When you read Garp you'll talk about it, too. And you'll believe in Garp. Every generation has a book, a book that captures the fever and feeling of its times. Now 1,, paperback copies in print. On Sale Everywhere. The fever rages on.
Immediately upon publication, The World According to Garp shot to the top of the paperback bestseller lists. It remains there because Garp is the book everyone's talking about? When a novel meets with wide critical acclaim and becomes a runaway national bestseller, it means one thing: people believe in it. Read it, and you too will believe in Garp. According to an article in the Dictionary of Literary Biography on John Irving, The World According to Garp "was the subject of a highly aggressive and effective advertising campaign that featured the slogan, "I Believe in Garp"" The Washington Post , June 15, , lists a radio dramatization.
It reads: "You've seen the book jacket plastered around town, but now you can use your ears to enjoy "The World According to Garp," by John Irving. The author was commissioned to write a radio adaption of one chapter of the book, and it takes the form of a play called "The Dog in the Alley, the Child in the Sky. By John Irving. Newman Communications Corp. Irving, John, narr. John Irving reads The Pension Grillparzer. Audio Partners, Miller, Marvin, narr. Cassette Books Company, Pritchard, Michael, narr. Books on Tape, Random House, Compact Disc.
If translated, give standard bibliographic information for each translation. Chinese Translation: Zhang, Dingqi, trans. Gaipu yan zhong de shi jie. Taibei Shi: Yuan shen chu ban she you xian gong si, Danish Translation: Gress-Wright, David, trans. Verden ifolge Garp. Kobenhavn: Gyldendals Bogklub, Dutch Translation: van den Broek, C. De wereld volgens Garp. Bussum: Agathon, Finnish Translation: Rikman, Kristiina, trans. Garpin maailma. Helsinki: Tammi, French Translation: Anonymous, trans. Le monde selon Garp.
Paris: Editions du seuil, Rambaud, Maurice, trans. Paris: France Loisirs, Paris: Seuils, German Translation: Abel, Jurgen, trans. Garp und wie er die Welt sah. Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, Abel, Jurgen, trans. Zurich: Buchclub Ex Libris, Hungarian Translation: Tibor, Mark, trans. Garp szerint a vilag. Budapest: Arkadia Budapest, Japanese Translation: Masaaki, Tsutsui, trans. Gapu no sekai. Tokyo: Shinchosha, Korean Translation: An, Chong-hyo, trans. Gaap 'u ka pon sesang. Soul-si: Munhak Tongne, Chon, Ho-jong.
Soul: Koryowon, Polish Translation: Uhrynowska-Hanasz, Zofia, trans. Swiat wedlug Garpa. Warszawa: Czytelnik, Uhrynowska-Hanasz, Zofia, trans. Warszawa: Proszynski i S-ka, Portuguese Translation: Corcao, Luiz, trans. O mundo segundo Garp. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Record, Russian Translation: Litvinovoi, M. Mir ot Garpa. Moskva: Novosti, Togoeva, Irina, trans. Mir glazami Garpa. Moskva: Inostranka, Spanish Translation: Menendez, Iris, trans. El mundo segun Garp.
Barcelona: Argos Vergara, Menendez, Iris, trans. Barcelona: Grijalbo Mondadori, Barcelona: Tusquets Editores, Swedish Translation: Lundgren, Caj, trans. Garp och hans varld. Stockholm: Wahlstrom and Widstrand, If serialized, give standard bibliographic information for serial publication. Portions of The World According to Garp appeared in different form in the following magazines previous to its publication according to information given on the verso of the title page: Antaeus , Esquire , Gallery , Penthouse , Playboy , Ploughshares , and Swank.
Give standard bibliographic information for each. The Pound Marriage , published in , sold only 2, copies Reilly 2. Four years later, his next novel, The World According to Garp , sold over , copies in hardcover and three million paperbacks Harter 5. Irving's follow-up, The Hotel New Hampshire , had a first printing of , hardcover copies Miller 8. Not only did The World According to Garp mark a financial change for Irving, it also marked a change in his cultural milieu.
Before this novel, his life was strongly tied to academia. This set him on a career path of teaching and applying for grants Davis However, The World According to Garp 's success changed all of this and he was now a literary and pop culture celebrity Harter After Irving became a celebrity, the academy no longer took his work as seriously as they once did Harter Ironically, The World According to Garp marked the beginning of mature writing by Irving and his adoption of the form of the Dickensian novel Davis Although the critics agree that The World According to Garp is not an autobiographical novel, many of the details of the early life of John Irving serve as character details for T.
Garp in the novel. Irving's stepfather was also an instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy and that is where Irving attended school Davis Irving was greatly influenced by his wrestling coach at Exeter, Ted Seabrooke Davis Likewise, in the novel, Garp was influenced by his wrestling coach at Steering, Ernie Holm. Irving lived in Vienna in his college days, much like Garp does in the novel.
Also, Irving had two young sons at the time he was writing the novel, similar to the two sons of T. The movie version of The World According to Garp was released in It starred Robin Williams as T. This movie began the long tradition of Irving's works being adapted into motion pictures, which actually began abortively in the s with a failed attempt to film Setting Free the Bears Campbell 3. Although Irving had no direct hand in the movie version of The World According to Garp , he would later have a larger role in film adaptations of his work.
Irving's first three novels were published by Random House, but there was a disagreement and Irving switched to Dutton for two novels, beginning with The World According to Garp and ending with his next novel The Hotel New Hampshire Harter 5. However, soon after its publication, Robbins passed away New York Times. Irving then switched publishers again, this time to William Morrow, for the publication of The Cider House Rules in Campbell, Josie P. John Irving: A Critical Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Davis, Todd F. Harter, Carol C. Boston: Twayne, Reilly, Edward C. Understanding John Irving.
The reviews for The World According to Garp were mixed and many of the positive reviews were also internally conflicted. Most reviews cite the black comedy aspect of the novel, some think it is positive and others think it is negative. The portrayal of violence and sexuality in the novel made many reviewers uncomfortable.
The book was reviewed in a wide variety of magazines and journals, from fashion magazines such as Vogue to the popular magazines Time and Newsweek to literary journals such as Prairie Schooner and the Southern Review. The reviews in the popular women's magazines are especially relevant for this novel and its portrayal of feminism, rape, and violence against women. The popular women's magazines that reviewed the novel included Vogue , Glamour , and Cosmopolitan.
Glamour wrote that "it is the closest thing to a Great American Novel in a long time" Glamour and Cosmopolitan raved: " The World According to Garp is as approachable as it is brilliant. Like all great works of art, Irving's novel seems always to have been there, a diamond sleeping in the dark, chipped out at last for our enrichment and delight" Clapperton After three previous novels? All of this is sinister and hilarious and more: it is brave? However, Mr. Irving not only has a splendid story to tell, but he seems to have assembled all the ways such a story has been and could be told, in one book.
Garp is a text that breathes and hoots" Leonard Even the feminist magazine, Ms. The news magazines Time and Newsweek were divided in their reviews of the novel. Time gave it a full page review, with reviewer R. Sheppard writing, "The components of black comedy and melodrama, pathos and tragedy, mesh effortlessly in a tale that can also be read as a commentary on art and the imagination.
The World According to Garp is an extraordinary work? At 36, [John Irving] moves into the front rank of America's young novelists" Sheppard