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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Champlin Gardner  

Pen Name: John Gardner

Genre:

Audience: Adult; Children; Children;

Born: July 21, 1933 in Batavia, New York

Died: September 13, 1982


-- Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gardner_%28novelist%29
-- John Champlin Gardner on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=john+champlin+gardner


Illinois Connection

John Gardner was on the faculty of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale from 1965 to 1974.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Gardner was a well-known and controversial American novelist, critc and university professor, best known for his novel ''Grendel'', a retelling of the Beowulf myth. His books frequently reflect his backgound in medieval literature.


Published Works

  • The Resurrection, New American Library, 1966
  • The Wreckage of Agathon, Harper, 1970
  • Grendel, Knopf, 1971
  • The Sunlight Dialogues, Knopf, 1972
  • Jason and Medeia, Knopf, 1973
  • Nickel Mountain, A Pastoral Novel, Knopf, 1973
  • The Construction of the Wakefield Cycle, 1974
  • Dragon, Dragon and Other Tales, 1975
  • Gudgekin The Thistle Girl, 1976
  • October Light, Knopf, 1976
  • In the Suicide Mountains, 1977
  • The Life and Times of Chaucer, 1977
  • On Moral Fiction, 1978
  • Freddy`s Book, Knopf, 1980
  • Mickelsson`s Ghosts, Knopf, 1982


Selected Titles At Your Library

A child's bestiary /
ISBN: 0394834836. OCLC Number:

Knopf :. New York :. ©1977.

A collection of humorous verses about animals, friendly or otherwise.

Dragon, dragon and other tales /
ISBN: 0553150677. OCLC Number:

Bantam,. New York :. 1978, ©1975.

Four fairy tales featuring a dragon, a giant, a cunning mule, and a little chimney-girl.

Dragon, dragon, and other tales /
ISBN: 039493122X. OCLC Number:

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Four fairy tales featuring a dragon, a giant, a cunning mule, and a little chimney-girl.