William Peter Blatty


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in New York, New York, The United States
January 07, 1928

Died
January 12, 2017

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William Peter Blatty was an American writer and filmmaker. He wrote the novel The Exorcist (1971) and the subsequent screenplay version for which he won an Academy Award. Born and raised in New York City, Blatty received his bachelor's degree in English from the Georgetown University in 1950, and his master's degree in English literature from the George Washington University in 1954. He also wrote and directed the sequel "The Exorcist III". Some of his other notable works are the novels Elsewhere (2009), Dimiter (2010) and Crazy (2010).
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Average rating: 4.13 · 191,011 ratings · 5,982 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Exorcist

4.17 avg rating — 175,208 ratings — published 1971 — 199 editions
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Legion

3.73 avg rating — 8,913 ratings — published 1983 — 35 editions
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Dimiter

3.10 avg rating — 857 ratings — published 2010 — 18 editions
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The Ninth Configuration

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3.55 avg rating — 1,006 ratings — published 1966 — 25 editions
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Elsewhere

3.20 avg rating — 642 ratings — published 1989 — 11 editions
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The Exorcist & Legion: Two ...

4.21 avg rating — 385 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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Crazy

2.82 avg rating — 384 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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Finding Peter: A True Story...

3.05 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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On The Exorcist: From Novel...

3.96 avg rating — 94 ratings3 editions
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I'll Tell Them I Remember You

3.57 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1973 — 9 editions
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The Exorcist Legion
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“God never talks. But the devil keeps advertising, Father. The devil does a lot of commercials.”
William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist

“Perhaps evil is the crucible of goodness... and perhaps even Satan - Satan, in spite of himself - somehow serves to work out the will of God.”
William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
tags: faith

“We mourn the blossoms of May because they are to whither; but we know that May is one day to have its revenge upon November, by the revolution of that solemn circle which never stops---which teaches us in our height of hope, ever to be sober, and in our depth of desolation, never to despair.”
William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
tags: hope

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