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  1. The World According to Garp - Wikipedia

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    The World According to Garp is John Irving 's fourth novel, about a man, born out of wedlock to a feminist leader, who grows up to be a writer. Published in 1978, the book was a bestseller for several years. It was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 1979, and its first paperback edition won the Award the following year.

  2. The World According to Garp (film) - Wikipedia

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    The World According to Garp is a 1982 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by George Roy Hill and starring Robin Williams in the title role. Written by Steve Tesich, it is based on the 1978 novel The World According to Garp by John Irving. For their roles, John Lithgow and Glenn Close were respectively nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 55th Academy Awards.

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    The World According to Garp is 1982 American comedy drama movie directed by George Roy Hill, based on the novel of the same title by John Irving, who co-wrote the script with Steve Tesich. The movie starred Robin Williams, Glenn Close, and John Lithgow. Cast. Robin Williams as T.S. Garp; James "J.B." McCall as young Garp

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    T. S. Garp is the out-of-wed­lock son of a fem­i­nist mother, Jenny Fields, who wanted a child but not a hus­band. A nurse dur­ing World War II, she en­coun­ters a dying ball tur­ret gun­ner known only as Tech­ni­cal Sergeant Garp ("Garp" being all he is able to utter) who was se­verely brain dam­aged in com­bat, whose mor­bid pri­apismal­lows her to rape him and so be im­preg­nated. She names the re­sul­tant child after Garp. Garp grows up and be­comes in­ter­ested in wrestling and fic­tion writ­ing, top­ics his mother has lit­tle in­ter­est in. Garp's writ­ing piques the in­ter­est of Helen Holm, the daugh­ter of the school's wrestling coach. She is wary of him. His mother ob­serves his in­ter­est in sex and is in­tel­lec­tu­ally cu­ri­ous about it, hav­ing lit­tle more than clin­i­cal in­ter­est her­self. She in­ter­views a pros­ti­tute and of­fers to hire her for Garp. Im­me­di­ately after, Jenny de­cides to write a book on her ob­ser­va­tions of lust and human sex­u­al­ity. Her...

    Re­view ag­gre­ga­tion web­site Rot­ten Toma­toesgave the film a score of 74% based on re­views from 19 crit­ics, as of Sep­tem­ber 2020. Film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Timesgave the film three stars out of four, by which he was "en­ter­tained but un­moved," three stars as a "palat­able" in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the novel, con­sid­er­ing it "won­der­fully well-writ­ten" yet "cruel, an­noy­ing and smug," and wrote: Janet Maslin of The New York Timeswrote that "the movie is a very fair ren­der­ing of Mr. Irv­ing's novel, with sim­i­lar strengths and weak­nesses. If the novel was pi­caresque and pre­cious, so is the film – al­though the ab­sence of the book's self-con­grat­u­la­tory streak helps the movie achieve a much lighter, more easy-go­ing style." Film critic Pauline Kaelwrote, "There's no feel­ing of truth in ei­ther the book or the movie," and that this "gen­er­ally faith­ful adap­ta­tion, seems no more (and no less) than a cas­tra­tion fantasy." How­ever, Leonard Malt...

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    The novel is about the life of T.S. Garp. His mother, Jenny Fields, is a strong-willed nurse who wants a child but not a hus­band. She en­coun­ters a dying ball tur­ret gun­ner known only as Tech­ni­cal Sergeant Garp, who was se­verely brain dam­agedin com­bat. Jenny nurses Garp, ob­serv­ing his in­fan­tile state and al­most per­pet­ual au­to­nomic sex­ual arousal. As a mat­ter of prac­ti­cal­ity and kind­ness in mak­ing his death as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble and re­duc­ing his ag­i­ta­tion, she mas­tur­bates him sev­eral times. Un­con­strained by con­ven­tion and dri­ven by her de­sire for a child, Jenny rapes the brain-dam­aged Garp, im­preg­nates her­self and names the re­sult­ing son "T.S." (a name de­rived from "Tech­ni­cal Sergeant", but con­sist­ing of just ini­tials). Jenny raises young Garp alone, tak­ing a po­si­tion at the all-boys Steer­ing School in New Eng­land. Garp grows up, be­com­ing in­ter­ested in sex, wrestling, and writ­ing fic­tion—three top­ics in which his...

    John Irv­ing's mother, Frances Winslow, had not been mar­ried at the time of his conception,and Irv­ing never met his bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther. As a child, he was not told any­thing about his fa­ther, and he told his mother that un­less she gave him some in­for­ma­tion about his bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther, in his writ­ing he would in­vent the fa­ther and the cir­cum­stances of how she got preg­nant. Winslow would reply "Go ahead, dear." In 1981, Time mag­a­zine quoted the nov­el­ist's mother as say­ing "There are parts of Garpthat are too ex­plicit for me."

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  6. The World According to Garp - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

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    The World According to Garp (en español El mundo según Garp) es una película de 1982 dirigida por George Roy Hill, basada en la novela homónima de John Irving. Para sus papeles, John Lithgow y Glenn Close estuvieron nominados por Mejor Actor en un Papel de Reparto y Mejor Actriz en un Papel de Reparto en los Premios Óscar.

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    Nos anos 40, a enfermeira Jenny Fields escandaliza a sua família ao engravidar fora do casamento. Os pais querem saber quem é o homem, mas Jenny sabe apenas que ele se chamava Garp, um soldado aviador moribundo que conhecera num hospital militar. Jenny conta que sempre quis um filho, mas não queria ter que suportar um marido para realizar seu intento. Quando encontrou o soldado, percebeu que poderia realizar seu desejo. Ela chama o filho com o mesmo nome do pai, Garp. Garp, o filho, cresce à sombra da mãe, que sempre o vigia contra o sentimento da "luxúria". Já trabalhando como escritor, Garp tem de conviver com o fato de que sua mãe tornou sua história pública, ao escrever um único livro, que se transformou em um sucesso de vendas. Depois de se casar e ter um filho, Garp se torna amigo de uma mulher transexual chamada Roberta, que assim como sua mãe, que foi perseguida e correu perigo de vida por ataques dos antifeministas e que também sofre com o preconceito contra a comunidade LGBT.

    Glenn Close e John Lithgow foram indicados ao Oscar de melhor atriz coadjuvante e melhor ator coadjuvante respectivamente.[2]

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    Mary Beth Hurt (born September 26, 1946) is an American actress of stage and screen. She is a three-time Tony Award-nominated actress.. Notable films in which Hurt has appeared include Interiors (1978), The World According to Garp (1982), The Age of Innocence (1993), and Six Degrees of Separation (1993).

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    Apr 01, 2021 · The World According to Garp is a 1982 American comedy-drama movie produced and directed by George Roy Hill and starring Robin Williams within the title position. Written by Steve Tesich, it’s based mostly on the 1978 novel The World According to Garp by John Irving.

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    Roberta was the former Robert Muldoon, a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles. She was known for her "quick hands" and strength during her American football career. She is six-foot-four and weighs 180 pounds, though she was 235 while playing football. Roberta is a close friend of T.S. Garp and his mother, Jenny Fields. She had sex reassignment surgery after reading Jenny's book, A Sexual Suspect, which prompted her to contact Jenny. As Jenny brings Roberta along to visit Garp, Garp and Roberta become very good friends. One of Roberta's favorite games is squash, which she plays frequently with Garp. There are mentions of lovers in the novel and trips to the talk show circuit. Not all of Roberta's life has improved from the surgery: Roberta receives hate mail from football fans for her choice. One fan letter remarks that Roberta gets "gang-raped by the Oakland Raiders". Fans of the Eagles switch teams and other tight end players change positions in order to avoid transsexualstigma. T...

    The film version of the novel placed John Lithgow in the role of Roberta Muldoon. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards. He did win Best Supporting Actor from the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for the role.

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