WorldCat Identities

Lurie, Alison

Works: 185 works in 994 publications in 11 languages and 30,471 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  College stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Folklore  Legends  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Signer, Editor, Inscriber, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Narrator, Former owner, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3562.U7, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alison Lurie
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Most widely held works by Alison Lurie
Foreign affairs by Alison Lurie( Book )
55 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virginia Miner, an unmarried tenured professor, is an Anglophile on leave to research a book. Fred Turner, a teacher at the same university, is recently separated, flat broke and miserable in this city where the rain never seems to end. The separate paths of these two lonely and naive innocents abroad lead them to strikingly similar destinations of newfound passion ... and unexpected love
The language of clothes by Alison Lurie( Book )
43 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the social history of clothing, how clothing conveys information about the wearer, and how the person relates to the surrounding world
The war between the Tates by Alison Lurie( Book )
59 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bedlam breaks loose at the Tate household as a four-way conflict erupts between Brian and Erica and their two teenage children
The last resort : a novel by Alison Lurie( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A famous writer with cancer tries to commit suicide while on holiday in Florida, but each time fate intervenes to save him. Meanwhile his wife Jenny, who is some thirty years younger, discovers lesbian love. A look at old age
Truth and consequences : a novel by Alison Lurie( Book )
35 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
University director Jane Mackenzie is dismayed when her injured husband falls for Delia, a beautiful writer who has recently joined the center's staff, a situation that is complicated when Jane develops feelings for Delia's husband
The Oxford book of modern fairy tales ( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Most people think of fairy tales as having been created anonymously and almost magically long ago, and later discovered and recorded by scholars such as the Brothers Grimm. In fact original fairy tales are still being written. Over the last century and a half many well-known authors have used the characters and settings and themes of traditional tales such as 'Cinderella', 'Hansel and Gretel', and 'Beauty and the Beast' to produce new and characteristic works of wonder and enchantment. The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales brings together forty of the best of these stories by British and American writers from John Ruskin and Nathaniel Hawthorne to I. B. Singer and Angela Carter. These tales are full of princes and princesses, witches and dragons and talking animals, magic objects, evil spells, and unexpected endings. Some of their authors, like John Ruskin and Oscar Wilde, use the form to point a social or spiritual moral; others such as Jeanne Desy and Richard Kennedy, turn the traditional stories inside out to extraordinary effect. James Thurber, Bernard Malamud, and Donald Barthelme, among many others, bring the characters and plots of the traditional fairy tale into the contemporary world to make satiric comments on modern life. The literary skill, wit, and sophistication of these stories appeal to an adult audience, even though some of them were originally written for children. They include light-hearted comic fairy stories like Charles Dickens's 'The Magic Fishbone' and L. F. Baum's 'The Queen of Quok', thoughtful and often moving tales like Lord Dunsany's 'The Kith of the Elf Folk' and Philip K. Dick's 'The King of the Elves', and profoundly disturbing ones like Lucy Lane Clifford's 'The New Mother', and Ursula Le Guin's 'The Wife's Story'. Together they prove that the fairy tale is not only one of the most popular and enduring forms, but a significant and continually developing part of literature
Don't tell the grown-ups : subversive children's literature by Alison Lurie( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays on great children's literature that relates the lives of the authors to the works themselves
The truth about Lorin Jones : a novel by Alison Lurie( Book )
46 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While writing a biography of a mysterious painter, a love-scarred author is forced to confront her own pastPolly Alter is through with men. Almost without realizing it, she has built an entirely female society for herself. Her friends and coworkers, and even her pharmacist, are all women, and all seem to be doing fine without the company of men. Recovering from her divorce, Polly has taken a year off from her museum job to write a biography of Lorin Jones, a sensitive painter who died young and nearly forgotten. Polly is determined to bring the artist the public acclaim she deserves, making up
Only children by Alison Lurie( Book )
34 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel set during a summer weekend in a country house where eight-year-old Mary Ann and her friend Lolly watch with excitement, fear and anger as the owner of the house and their parents abandon the conventions of adult behavior
Boys and girls forever : children's classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter by Alison Lurie( Book )
30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents fourteen essays on classic and contemporary children's literature, exploring the lives of notable authors and contending that the best writers for children hold on to some essence of childhood even as adults
Clever Gretchen and other forgotten folktales by Alison Lurie( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folktales about heroines, "fair maidens [who] can fight and hunt as well as any man, defeat giants, answer riddles, outwit the Devil, and rescue friends and relatives from all sorts of dangers and evil spells."
Women and ghosts by Alison Lurie( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of the supernatural involving women. A woman about to marry a man is visited by the spirit of her groom's first wife; a dead man haunts the woman he was engaged to whenever she has intimate moments with another man; a secretary on a diet sees obese people everywhere; a woman's prized piece of furniture becomes the home of a malevolent ghost. By the author of Foreign Affairs
The heavenly zoo : legends and tales of the stars by Alison Lurie( Book )
16 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixteen legends of the constellations and how they got their names, taken from such varied sources as ancient Greece, Babylon, Egypt, Sumeria, the Bible, Norway, the Balkans, Indonesia, and the American Indians
Imaginary friends by Alison Lurie( Book )
49 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two sociologists infiltrate a cult from which madness might be the only escape Once the nation & rsquo;s most popular sociologist, Tom McMann has fallen out of style lately. Desperate for a last shot at relevance, he targets the Truth Seekers, an up-and-coming cult that seems destined for the big time. An irresistible mixture of New Age cranks and sci-fi nerds, they are ruled over by Verena, a beautiful young telepath who believes she has a hotline to another planet. The Seekers are isolated, committed, and eccentric, but most importantly, they & rsquo;re hiring. Assisted by his wide-eyed young colleague, Roger Zimmern, McMann infiltrates the Truth Seekers, hoping to see how the zealots respond if questioned by someone within their midst. But when Verena & rsquo;s babblings start to make a little too much sense, the researchers must choose between losing their minds and buying one-way tickets to outer space. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author & rsquo;s collection
The nowhere city by Alison Lurie( Book )
49 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caustic condemnation of Los Angeles as seen through the experiences of a young writer and his wife from Massachusetts
Real people by Alison Lurie( Book )
35 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At an artistic Garden of Eden, one writer finds that serpents lurk in every corner The mansion is called Illyria, but for the writers and artists who flock there each summer, it may as well be paradise. Away from family, friends, and ordinary responsibilities, the creative spirit can flower, nurtured by the company of other artistic souls. Janet Belle Smith & rsquo;s husband doesn & rsquo;t understand why she can & rsquo;t write at home & mdash;or really, for that matter, why she must write at all & mdash;but for Janet, the reason is clear. Only in Illyria can she be herself. But as the writer mingles with her fellow artists & mdash;including a Marxist novelist, a Beat poet, a wild-man sculptor & mdash;she begins to fear that the & ldquo;real & rdquo; her isn & rsquo;t who she expected, and Illyria is not the peaceful kingdom it appears to be. This creative paradise is rotting from inside out, and if Janet doesn & rsquo;t move quickly, she & rsquo;ll be trapped in the rubble when the walls come tumbling down. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author & rsquo;s collection
Fabulous beasts by Alison Lurie( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the habits and characteristics of strange beasts and birds once thought to live in wild and distant parts of the world
Love and friendship by Alison Lurie( Book )
55 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young wife of an English instructor succumbs to illicit love, in a candid and sometimes witty account of life in a small New England college town
The black geese : A Baba Yaga story from Russia by Alison Lurie( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her little brother is taken away by the black geese belonging to the terrible witch, Baba Yaga, Elena searches for him in the great dark forest
Poems & plays by V. R Lang( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.00 for Lurie, Ali ... to 1.00 for Papers, ...)
Alternative Names
Lūrī, Ālīsūn 1926-
リュリー, アリソン
ルーリー, アリスン
ルーリー, アリソン
English (560)
French (40)
Spanish (19)
German (8)
Italian (8)
Swedish (5)
Polish (4)
Greek, Modern (4)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (1)