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Harsent, David 1942-

Overview
Works: 99 works in 306 publications in 2 languages and 5,000 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Action and adventure television programs  Television series  Poetry  Musical settings  Film adaptations  History  Nonfiction television programs  Televised operas 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PR6058.A6948, 821.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about David Harsent
 
Most widely held works by David Harsent
The Minotaur by Harrison Birtwistle( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world premiere of a new work commissioned by The Royal Opera brings to the stage a famous character of Greek myth. Part man, part beast, the Minotaur is trapped in a labyrinth and constrained by his violent role there, yet he longs to discover his own identity and his own voice. Among the innocents of a blood sacrifice Athens must pay to Crete is Theseus, who has come to challenge the violent Minotaur, but also attracts the attention of Ariadne - and it is her help that ensures his success in the labyrinth
A violent country by David Harsent( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After dark by David Harsent( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams of the dead by David Harsent( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman and the hare by Harrison Birtwistle( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mister Punch by David Harsent( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night by David Harsent( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the poems that open Night, David Harsent's follow-up to his Forward Prize-winning collection Legion, is a startling sequence about a garden - but a garden unlike any other. It sets the tone for a book in which the sureties of daylight become uncertain: dark, unsettling narratives about what wakes in us when we escape our day-lit selves to visit a place where the dream-like and the nightmarish are never far apart. The book culminates in the seductive and brilliantly sustained 'Elsewhere', a noirish, labyrinthine quest-poem in which the protagonist is drawn ever onward through a series of encounters and reflections like an after-hours Orpheus, hard-bitten and harried by memory."--Provided by publisher
Selected poems by David Harsent( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legion by David Harsent( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title sequence of David Harsent's new collection offers reports from an unnamed war-zone. Throughout, various accounts of conflict accrue: a series of discrete images, voices, events, and intermittent despatches - immediate and vivid - that cohere to give witness to war and the consequences of war, and seem to lock the reader into the crisis along with the protagonists
News from the front by David Harsent( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News from the Front, David Harsent's fifth collection of poems, is a sequence that explores a powerful drama of separation. It uses the voices of several characters: a man is separated by war from his common-law wife, and while he is away she gives birth to his child, a boy. The man writes letters home and also keeps a journal, which consists partly of a Bestiary, which he hopes to be able to show his son. The woman lives on the edge of Dartmoor, and her fantasies and inner life are so strong as to bring the man almost within reach; the boy falls in with this, and sees his absent father as a hero
Midsomer murders( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious creature is killing sheep in Midsomer County, but it soon moves on to larger prey
Midsomer murders( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two couples living on the edge of Barton Woods disappear, leaving the village abuzz with rumors of supernatural causes. According to a local priest, the woods are haunted by the ghosts of monks slaughtered there in the 16th century. As the body count rises, a local psychic offers his services--much to Barnaby's chagrin
Midsomer murders by John Nettles( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of the swanky Whiteoaks Golf Club keep turning up dead by the 13th hole
A bird's idea of flight by David Harsent( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire songs by David Harsent( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sprinting from the graveyard by Goran Simić( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage by David Harsent( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gawain by Harrison Birtwistle( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gawain: Opera in Two Acts. Libretto: David Harsent
Selected poems, 1969-2005 by David Harsent( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityCurtis, Jack, 1942-

controlled identityLawrence, David, 1942-

Curtis, Jack.

David Harsent Brits librettist

David Harsent English poet, writer

Harsent, David

Lawrence, David (1942- ).

Languages
English (146)

German (1)

Covers
LegionA bird's idea of flightSprinting from the graveyardMarriageSelected poems, 1969-2005