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Alvarez, A. (Alfred) 1929-

Overview
Works: 284 works in 938 publications in 14 languages and 17,397 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Anecdotes  History  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Compiler, Other, Contributor, Composer, pre, Performer
Classifications: PR6051.L9, 362.88
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The savage god : a study of suicide by A Alvarez( Book )

79 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 2,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores suicide as it has never been described before. It is a deep compassionate insight into the realm of self-destruction from a personal, literary, and existential point of view. The author dispels the preconception that suicide is either a terrifying aberration or something to be ignored altogether. He documents and explores historically man's changing attitudes toward suicide: from the various primitive societies, the Greek and Roman cultures, to the development of the suicidal martyrdom of the early Christian church, the later concept of suicide as a mortal sin to be savagely punished, and the counterrevolutionary attitude of the late nineteenth century which shifted the responsibility of suicide from the individual to society. He continues with a discussion of the theories which have been developed about suicide. From there, he explores the minds and emotional states of Dante, Cowper, Donne, Chatterton, and others, explaining the death trend in their works. He sees revealed in literature the voyage of the suicide in past centuries and today. He returns to a personal view of suicide at the close of the book as he chronicles his attempt on his own life. He brings the reader through a journey where one sees the act of suicide as the end of a long experience, an emptiness so isolated and violent--making life into such a paper-thin reality--that it surrenders.--
Samuel Beckett by A Alvarez( Book )

50 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school of Donne by A Alvarez( Book )

40 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Donne and poets influenced by him, including George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Richard Crashaw, Andrew Marvell, and Abraham Cowley
Night : night life, night language, sleep and dreams by A Alvarez( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering evidence from such diverse sources as a sleep laboratory and a night on a mountain, an exploration of the fragile borderline between night and day provides understanding of the language of dreams and how dreams affect our waking selves
Stewards of excellence; studies in modern English and American poets by A Alvarez( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offshore : a North Sea journey by A Alvarez( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the discovery and development of North Sea oil fields and the people who work there
The biggest game in town by A Alvarez( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de jaarlijkse World Series of Poker in Las Vegas aan de hand van de finale van 1981
Beyond all this fiddle; essays, 1955-1967 by A Alvarez( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shaping spirit; studies in modern English and American poets by A Alvarez( Book )

51 editions published between 1948 and 1972 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new poetry : an anthology by A Alvarez( Book )

63 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Med bidrag af: Kingsley Amis, John Berryman, Arthur Boyars, Iain Crichton Smith, Donald Davie, D.J. Enright, John Fuller, Thom Gunn, Michael Hamburger, Geoffrey Hill, David Holbrook, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Robert Lowell, Norman Maccaig, Christopher Middleton, Peter Redgrove, R.S. Thomas, Charles Tomlinson og John Wain
Hers by A Alvarez( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunt by A Alvarez( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een aan gokken verslaafde man raakt bij toeval verzeild in een levensgevaarlijk spel met hoge inzetten
Day of atonement by A Alvarez( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poker : bets, bluffs, and bad beats by A Alvarez( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under pressure; the writer in society: Eastern Europe and the U.S.A by A Alvarez( Book )

16 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeding the rat : profile of a climber by A Alvarez( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autumn to autumn, and selected poems, 1953-76 by A Alvarez( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. Alvarez, Roy Fuller, Anthony Thwaite by A Alvarez( Book )

14 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Faber book of modern European poetry( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risky business : people, pastimes, poker and books by A Alvarez( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Al Alvarez's writing career has come in many guises. One of the most influential post-war critics, he has written about writers and their craft for over fifty years. Risky Business is a selection of Alvarez's finest essays. Ranging from trenchant-literary criticism to accounts of polar expeditions and poker championships, it is a collection from our most unusual man of letters."--Jacket
 
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Night : night life, night language, sleep and dreams
Alternative Names
Al Alvarez Brits dichter

Al Alvarez englischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler

Alfred Alvarez

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Alvarez, A. 1929-

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Álvarez, Alfred

Alvarez, Alfred 1929-

アルヴァレズ

アルヴァレズ, アルフレッド

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Night : night life, night language, sleep and dreamsThe biggest game in townPoker : bets, bluffs, and bad beatsFeeding the rat : profile of a climberRisky business : people, pastimes, poker and books