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Lurie, Alison

Works: 207 works in 943 publications in 15 languages and 27,897 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  College stories  Juvenile works  Folklore  Short stories, American  Legends  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Inscriber, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Former owner, Narrator
Classifications: PS3562.U7, 813.54
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Foreign affairs by Alison Lurie( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about children's folk rhymes. Despite carrying a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks down on her fellow Americans. But in spite of that, she is drawn into a mortifying and oddly satisfying affair with an Oklahoman tourist who dresses more Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel. Also in London is Vinnie's colleague Fred Turner, a handsome, flat broke, newly separated, and thoroughly miserable young man trying to focus on his own research. Instead, he is distracted by a beautiful and unpredictable English actress and the world she belongs to. --From publisher's description
The language of clothes by Alison Lurie( Book )

47 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,057 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 )

82 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,922 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
Don't tell the grown-ups : subversive children's literature by Alison Lurie( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 1,771 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 last resort : a novel by Alison Lurie( Book )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A loyal Victorian wife convinces her much older husband who has become increasingly depressed that a break in Key West would do them good, but lives can be turned unside down there, and theirs are no exception
The Oxford book of modern fairy tales( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,636 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
Truth and consequences : a novel by Alison Lurie( Book )

42 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,525 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 truth about Lorin Jones : a novel by Alison Lurie( Book )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Newyorkse kunsthistorica schrijft na haar scheiding de biografie van een vergeten schilderes
Only children by Alison Lurie( Book )

43 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 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 )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,087 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 )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Swedish and held by 1,065 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 )

31 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,060 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 945 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
The nowhere city by Alison Lurie( Book )

62 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 804 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 )

51 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman i dagbogsform om en kunstnerkoloni
Fabulous beasts by Alison Lurie( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and French and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the habits and characteristics of strange beasts and birds, including the unicorn, griffin, phoenix, and basilisk, once thought to live in wild and distant parts of the world
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 631 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 )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginary friends by Alison Lurie( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 408 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 language of houses : how buildings speak to us by Alison Lurie( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them
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The Oxford book of modern fairy tales
Alternative Names
Alicia Lurie

Alison Lurie Amerikaans schrijfster

Alison Lurie amerikai regényíró

Alison Lurie US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Lūrī, Ālīsūn 1926-

آلیسون لیوری نویسنده آمریکایی

루리, 알리슨

루리. 앨리슨

루리에, 앨리슨


リュリー, アリソン

ルーリー, アリスン

ルーリー, アリソン


The language of clothesThe war between the TatesDon't tell the grown-ups : subversive children's literatureThe last resort : a novelThe Oxford book of modern fairy talesTruth and consequences : a novelThe truth about Lorin Jones : a novelOnly children