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The Wrestler

He slaps the side of my head--twice, in quick succession--then hooks a hand behind my neck, and we lean hard into each other, our weight stuttering us one way,...

Books: A Saga of Loss And Recovery

It has been 20 years since John Irving's fourth novel, The World According to Garp, made its author famous. Not only did the book attract a massive readership,...

A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 31, 1981

In his 1978 review of The World According to Garp, Senior Writer R.Z. Sheppard declared that John Irving had moved into "the front rank of America's young...

Books: The Message Is the Message

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving; Morrow; 543 pages; $19.95 Accidents usually accelerate John Irving's antic plots and keep his readers tuned for what...

Life into Art: Novelist John Irving

COVER STORY Garp Creator John Irving strikes again The pieces of the dream machine are in place. Scaffolding has been erected against a brick building for a...

Letters: Sep. 21, 1981

Irving's World To the Editors: John Irving [Aug. 31] is not only a masterly writer, he is a master teacher as well. At a Breadloaf workshop, he read a...

Books: Love, Art and the Last Puritan

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP by John Irving; Dutton; 437pages; $10.95 Why is an artist like a bear on a unicycle? John Irving does not have an answer; he does...

Books: Trumper's Complaint

THE WATER-METHOD MAN by JOHN IRVING 365 pages. Random House. $6.95. In John Irving's fine first novel, Setting Free the Bears, two Vienna University students...

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