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WORLD'S END [ISBN 0-14-029993-9]

© T. Coraghessan Boyle, 1987

Dedication: "In memory of my own lost father"

Acknowledgements: "The author would like to thank the following people for their assistance in gathering material for this book: Alan and Seymour Arkawy, Mitchell Burgess, Richard Chambers, Chuck Fadel, Ken Fortgang, Rick Miles, Jack and Jerry Miller and the crew of The Clearwater.

Epigraph: "After such knowledge, what forgiveness?"
--T.S. Elliott, "Gerontion"

Abrams, Garry.  "T. C. Boyle Would Be Famous." Los Angeles Times 7 October 1987.

Batchelor, John Calvin.  "Hudson Over Frolic; 'World's End' by T. Coraghessan Boyle."  Washington Post Book World 1 November 1987.

Ciotti. Paul.  "The Doctor Is 'In'; T. Coraghessan Boyle, Ph.D, Is a Former Juvenile Delinquent Turned USC Professor Whose Books Have Been Getting Rave Reviews. As he will be the first to tell you."  Los Angeles Times Magazine 3 August 1986.

Demott, Benjamin.  Ghost Ships on the Hudson: "World's End" by T. Coraghessan Boyle. New York Times Book Review 27 September 1987.

Eder, Richard.  "Kismet Comedy from New Holland to New York; 'World's End' by T. Coraghessan Boyle." Los Angeles Times 11 October 1987.

Grondahl, Paul.  "Haunting Literature, Ghostly Tradition Still Lingers Along Hudson."  Albany Times Union  25 October 1987.  

Grondahl, Paul.  "A Fictional Treasure About the Valley: 'World's End'."  Albany Times Union  13 December 1987.

Grondahl, Paul.  "Author Returns to Hudson Valley to Read Works."  Albany Times Union  18 October 1988.

Grossman, Barbara.  "Hudson Valley Tale of Modern Van Winkle."  Albany Times Union  16 July 1989.

Kohn, Martin F.  "Flashy Writer Flaunts a Meaty Vocabulary." Detroit Free Press  24 July 1988. 

Trueheart, Charles.  "Boyle and His Prized Pursuit; The PEN/Faulkner Winner and the History of 'World's End'."  Washington Post 20 April 1988.

T. Coraghessan Boyle Wins PEN/Faulkner Award  New York Times 20 April 1988.

Trueheart, Charles.  "Boyle Takes the Prize; PEN/Faulkner Honors 'World's End' Novelist." Washington Post 16 May 1988.

  • El fin del mundo (World's End) - T. Coraghessan Boyle, Barcelona, Anagrama, 1991 (Tribuna Universitaria, Ejemplar No. 68, 21 de Septiembre de 1999)
  • World's End by T. Coraghessan Boyle.  Praise for this winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for American Fiction.  With a variant cover illustration; possibly British? (

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