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Lee, Laurie

Overview
Works: 277 works in 1,177 publications in 13 languages and 15,345 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Personal narratives  Poetry  Juvenile works  Drama  Biographical television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Narrator, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: PR6023.E285, B
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Most widely held works about Laurie Lee
 
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Selected poems by Laurie Lee( )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of works by English poet Laurie Lee
A rose for winter; travels in Andalusia by Laurie Lee( Book )

48 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passionate ode to the magic of Spain, composed by one of its most ardent admirers Fifteen years after the events described in his acclaimed autobiographies, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War, Laurie Lee returned to Spain, the land of his youth and experience. He found a country bowed but not broken, where the heavy gloom of the recent past was shot through with the vibrant rays of tradition: the exquisite ecstasy of the flamenco, the pomp and circumstance of the bullfight, the eternal glory of Christ and church. From the smuggler & rsquo;s paradise of Algeciras to the Moorish majesty of Granada, Lee paints the wonders of Spain with a poet & rsquo;s brush . To read A Rose for Winter is to be transported to one of the most enchanted places on earth
Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee( Book )

202 editions published between 1609 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet Laurie Lee recounts his childhood in a small Gloustershire village sixty years ago. Abridged
The sun my monument by Laurie Lee( Book )

22 editions published between 1944 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My many-coated man by Laurie Lee( Book )

23 editions published between 1955 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonderful world of transportation by Laurie Lee( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of man's search for ever better means of transportation across land, over water, and through the air. Includes a glossary
As I walked out one midsummer morning by Laurie Lee( Book )

95 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume in Laurie Lee's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy, an unforgettable glimpse of Spain on the eve of its civil war. On a bright Sunday morning in June 1934, Laurie Lee left the village home so lovingly portrayed in his bestselling memoir, Cider with Rosie. His plan was to walk the hundred miles from Slad to London, with a detour of an extra hundred miles to see the sea for the first time. He was nineteen years old and brought with him only what he could carry on his back: a tent, a change of clothes, his violin, a tin of biscuits, and some cheese. He spent the first night in a ditch, wide awake and soaking wet. From those unlikely beginnings, Laurie Lee fashioned not just the adventure of a lifetime, but one of the finest travel narratives of the twentieth century. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, written more than thirty years after the events it describes, is an elegant and irresistibly charming portrait of life on the road--first in England, where the familiar landscapes and people somehow made Lee feel far from home, and then in Spain, whose utter foreignness afforded a new kind of comfort. In that brief period of peace, a young man was free to go wherever he wanted to in Europe. Lee picked Spain because he knew enough Spanish to ask for a glass of water. What he did not know, and what would become clear only after a year spent tramping across the beautiful and rugged countryside--from the Galician port city of Vigo, over the Sierra de Guadarrama and into Madrid, and along the Costa del Sol--was that the Spanish Republic would soon need idealistic young men like Lee as badly as he needed it
A rose for winter by Laurie Lee( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passionate ode to the magic of Spain, composed by one of its most ardent admirersFifteen years after the events described in his acclaimed autobiographies, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War, Laurie Lee returned to Spain, the land of his youth and experience. He found a country bowed but not broken, where the heavy gloom of the recent past was shot through with the vibrant rays of tradition: the exquisite ecstasy of the flamenco, the pomp and circumstance of the bullfight, the eternal glory of Christ and church. From the smuggler's paradise of Algeciras to the Moorish majesty of Granada, <a>Lee paints the wonders of Spain with a poet's </a><a>brush</a>. To read A Rose for Winter is to be transported to one of the most enchanted places on earth
The firstborn by Laurie Lee( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An <a>intimate </a>and lyrical consideration of what it means to be a fatherThis moment of meeting seemed to be a birth-time for both of us; her first and my second life. Nothing, I knew, would be the same again . . .Full of warmth and candor, this essay composed on the occasion of his daughter's birth is one of Laurie Lee's most delightful and inspiring works. From the moment Jessy is born,?purple and dented like a bruised plum,? to the first time his kiss quiets her cries, Lee describes the joys and responsibilities of new fatherhood with a poet's precision and boundless capacity for wonder
The voyage of Magellan : a dramatic chronicle for radio by Laurie Lee( Book )

5 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moment of war : a memoir of the Spanish Civil War by Laurie Lee( Book )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of the Spanish Civil War with?the plainness of Orwell but the metaphorical soaring of a poem ... An extraordinary book? (The New York Times Book Review). In December 1937 I crossed the Pyrenees from France--two days on foot through the snow. I don't know why I chose December; it was just one of a number of idiocies I committed at the time. Such was Laurie Lee's entry into the Spanish Civil War. Six months after the Nationalist uprising forced him to leave the country he had grown to love, he returned to offer his life for the Republican cause. It seemed as simple as knocking on a farmhouse door in the middle of the night and declaring himself ready to fight. It would not be the last time he was almost executed for being a spy. In that bitter winter in a divided Spain, Lee's youthful idealism came face to face with the reality of war. The International Brigade he sought to join was not a gallant fighting force, but a collection of misfits without proper leadership or purpose. Boredom and bad food and false alarms were as much a part of the experience of war as actual battle. And when the decisive moment finally came--the moment of him or the enemy--it left Lee feeling the very opposite of heroic. The final volume in Laurie Lee's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy--preceded by Cider with Rosie and As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning--is a clear-eyed and vital snapshot of a young man, and a proud nation, at a historic crossroads
The illustrated Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of eight children, Laurie Lee was born in 1914, in Slad, Gloucestershire, then a remote corner of England. As his father was absent, the large family -- five children from his father's first marriage and three from his second one was brought up by his capable mother. "We lived where he had left us; a relic of his provincial youth; a sprawling cumbersome, countrified brood too incongruous to carry with him; and I, for one, scarcely missed him. I was perfectly content in this world of women . . . bullied and tumbled through the hand-to-mouth days, patched or dressed-up, scolded, admired, swept off my feet in sudden passions of kisses, or dumped forgotten among the unwashed pots." Lee"s memoir opens when he was just a baby younger than three years old and ends as he becomes a young man experiencing his first kiss. "I turned to look at Rosie. She was yellow and dusty with buttercups and seemed to be purring in the gloom; her hair was rich as a wild bee's nest and her eyes were full of stings. I did not know what to do about her, nor did I know what not to do. She looked smooth and precious, a thing of unplumbable mysteries, and perilous as quicksand." This beloved classic describes a lost world, a world reflecting the innocence and wonder of childhood, and illuminating an era without electricity or telephones. This is England on the cusp of the modern era, but it could have been anywhere. This may explain why Cider with Rosie became an instant bestseller when it was published in 1959, selling over six million copies in the UK alone, and continues to be read by children and adults all over the world. -- Amazon (The Midwest Book Review)
We made a film in Cyprus by Laurie Lee( Book )

5 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I can't stay long by Laurie Lee( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I can't Stay Long contains a collection of writings by Laurie Lee on various subjects that have moved him, including his Gloucester childhood and things that he saw on his travels
Land at war by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land at War was first published in 1945 to explain the effort that had been required to organise farms to cope with the war and play their crucial part in the war effort. It presents a portrait of Britain in the 1940s through real stories
Laurie Lee : a folio by Jessy Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurie Lee was a prolific artist, though his body of work remained hidden in his cottage in Slad, Gloucestershire. Celebrating the centenary of his birth, this book is a collection of paintings by Laurie Lee
Cider with Rosie : a memoir by Laurie Lee( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beloved bestselling autobiography of an English boyhood. Three years old and wrapped in a Union Jack to protect him from the sun, Laurie Lee arrived in the village of Slad in the final summer of the First World War. The cottage his mother had rented for three and sixpence a week had neither running water nor electricity, but it was surrounded by a lovely half-acre garden and, most importantly, it was big enough for the seven children in her care. It was here, in a verdant valley tucked into the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, that Laurie Lee learned to look at life with a painter's eye and a poet's heart--qualities of vision that, decades later, would make him one of England's most cherished authors. In this vivid recollection of a magical time and place, water falls from the scullery pump sparkling like liquid sky. Autumn is more than a season--it is a land eternally aflame, like Moses's burning bush. Every midnight, on a forlorn stretch of heath, a phantom carriage reenacts its final, wild ride. And, best of all, the first secret sip of cider, juice of those valleys and of that time, leads to a boy's first kiss, so dry and shy, it was like two leaves colliding in air. An instant classic when it was first published in 1959, Cider with Rosie is one of the most endearing and evocative portraits of youth in all of literature. The first installment in an autobiographical trilogy that includes As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War, it is also a heartfelt and lyrical ode to England, and to a way of life that may belong to the past, but will never be forgotten
As I walked out one midsummer morning : a memoir by Laurie Lee( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume in Laurie Lee's acclaimed autobiographical, an unforgettable glimpse of Spain on the eve of its civil war. On a bright Sunday morning in June 1934, Laurie Lee left the village home so lovingly portrayed in his bestselling memoir, Cider with Rosie. His plan was to walk the hundred miles from Slad to London, with a detour of an extra hundred miles to see the sea for the first time. He was nineteen years old and brought with him only what he could carry on his back: a tent, a change of clothes, his violin, a tin of biscuits, and some cheese. He spent the first night in a ditch, wide awake and soaking wet. From those unlikely beginnings, Laurie Lee fashioned not just the adventure of a lifetime, but one of the finest travel narratives of the twentieth century. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, written more than thirty years after the events it describes, is an elegant and irresistibly charming portrait of life on the road--first in England, where the familiar landscapes and people somehow made Lee feel far from home, and then in Spain, whose utter foreignness afforded a new kind of comfort. In that brief period of peace, a young man was free to go wherever he wanted to in Europe. Lee picked Spain because he knew enough Spanish to ask for a glass of water. What he did not know, and what would become clear only after a year spent tramping across the beautiful and rugged countryside--from the Galician port city of Vigo, over the Sierra de Guadarrama and into Madrid, and along the Costa del Sol--was that the Spanish Republic would soon need idealistic young men like Lee as badly as he needed it
Signs in the dark : for chorus and string orchestra : vocal score by Lennox Berkeley( )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems for Alan Hancox( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
LAURIE LEE

Laurie Lee anglický spisovatel

Laurie Lee britisk poet og manusforfattar

Laurie Lee britisk poet og manusforfatter

Laurie Lee britisk poet og manuskriptforfatter

Laurie Lee Brits scenarioschrijver (1914-1997)

Laurie Lee brittisk poet och manusförfattare

Laurie Lee écrivain britannique

Laurie Lee englischer Dichter

Laurie Lee escriptor britànic

Laurie Lee escritor británico

Lee, L.

Lee, L. (Laurie)

Lee, Laurence Edward Alan‏

Lee Laurence Edward Alan‏ 1914-1997

Lee, Laurie 1914-

Lee, Laurie, 1914-1997

Ли, Лори

リー, L

ローリー・リー

洛里·李

Languages
English (619)

German (48)

French (17)

Spanish (17)

Swedish (12)

Japanese (6)

Polish (4)

Chinese (3)

Dutch (3)

Finnish (3)

Danish (1)

Galician (1)

Italian (1)