Richard Monaco

Richard Monaco


Born
in New York City, The United States
April 23, 1940

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Born in NYC, Monaco studied musical composition at Columbia University, helped create a national student newspaper, The University Review and had many works performed in concert; wrote screenplays for Warner Brothers, other studios and independents; reviewed film and books; hosted a talk radio show for five years on WNYC/FM; taught and lectured at various colleges including Columbia, NYU, and Mercy College; had plays produced in various venues off-Broadway; published poetry in anthologies and periodicals. He has published ten novels and several works of non-fiction including a poetry textbook. Two of his novels, Parsival, or a Knight's Tale and The Final Quest, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in literature. He is planning to soon rel ...more

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Parsival Or A Knight's Tale...

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3.55 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 1977 — 15 editions
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The Grail War

3.34 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1977 — 8 editions
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The Final Quest (Parsival #3)

3.69 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1977 — 9 editions
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Blood and Dreams (Parsival #4)

3.26 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1985
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Dead Blossoms: The Third Ge...

3.33 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Runes (Leitus #1)

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The Dracula Syndrome

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The Lost Years: The Quest f...

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Broken Stone (Leitus #2)

2.82 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1985 — 2 editions
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Unto the Beast

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“he folded the parchment and put it away. The words raised some questions in his mind but as there was no one to ask he decided it was better to have good advice you didn’t entirely understand than poor precepts that were perfectly clear.”
Richard Monaco, Parsival: Or, A Knight's Tale

“desk into a small and lonely light and floated in dreams on a skiff of words. He blinked away the shadows of an ominous image, something tremendous, dark, winged, blotting over the sparkle of the rising sun. Kipling stood up, one hand pressing the cloth, the other still shielding his eyes. “An airplane,” he said. The double wings dipped and a trail of black smoke stained the perfect blue sky and then the craft lurched and dropped below the level of the trees.”
Richard Monaco, Journey to the Flame



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