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West, Rebecca 1892-1983

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Black lamb and grey falcon; a journey through Yugoslavia by Rebecca West( Book )

131 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia at the beginning of World War II
The fountain overflows : a novel by Rebecca West( Book )

76 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 2,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the talented Aubrey children have long been clouded by their father's genius for instability, but his new job in the London suburbs promises, for a time at least, reprieve from scandal and the threat of ruin. Mrs. Aubrey, a former concert pianist, struggles to keep the family afloat, but then she is something of a high-strung eccentric herself, as is all too clear to her daughter Rose, through whose loving but sometimes cruel eyes events are seen. Still, living on the edge holds the promise of the unexpected, and the Aubreys, who encounter furious poltergeists, turn up hidden masterpieces, and come to the aid of a murderess, will find that they have adventure to spare. In The Fountain Overflows... Rebecca West transmuted her own volatile childhood into enduring art. This is an unvarnished but affectionate picture of an extraordinary family, in which a remarkable stylist and powerful intelligence surveys the elusive boundaries of childhood and adulthood, freedom and dependency, the ordinary and the occult. --Amazon.com
The birds fall down by Rebecca West( Book )

62 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an historical incident. The story is told by a half-English girl of eighteen whose grandfather is an exiled Russian aristocrat living in Paris. The grandfather is confronted by the Tsar's arch-enemy, a terrorist searching for the truth about an apparent double spy
The new meaning of treason. by Rebecca West( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espionage and conspiracy cases of Alan Nunn May, Klaus Fuchs, Burgess and Maclean, and the Ward-Keeler-Profumo affair have been added
The return of the soldier by Rebecca West( Book )

103 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War I, in the background of Rebecca West's first novel, was "the first war that women could imagine," writes Samuel Hynes in his eloquent introduction, "and so it was the first that a woman could write into a novel." Narrated by a woman who, like West, has never experienced war and yet for whom the war was very real, The Return of the Soldier (1918) takes place not on a battlefield, but in an isolated country house. It examines the relationships between three women and a soldier suffering from shell shock. This novel of an enclosed world invaded by public events also embodies in its characters the shifts in England's class structures at the beginning of the twentieth century, as well as the choice between the romantic past and the horrifying present, between love and reality"--Jacket
This real night by Rebecca West( Book )

21 editions published between 1000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeugdherinneringen van een dochter uit een muzikaal en onconventioneel gezin uit de tijd vlak voor de Eerste Wereldoorlog
The meaning of treason by Rebecca West( Book )

74 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West's acclaimed examination of traitors-now available as an ebookA gripping profile that takes readers inside World War II spy rings and gets to the heart of what it means to betray one's countryThroughout her career, Rebecca West dug into psyches, real and fictional, to try to understand the meaning of betrayal. In the aftermath of World War II, West was incensed when several wartime turncoats were tried with seeming indifference-and worse, sympathy-from the British public. In exploring these traitors' origins, crimes, and motivations, West exposes how class division, greed, and discrimination can taint loyalties and redraw the relationships between individuals and their fatherland. A fascinating book, The Meaning of Treason combines the intrigue of a spy novel with West's classic, careful dissection of man's moral struggles
Cousin Rosamund by Rebecca West( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to: The fountain overflows, and This real night. Twin sisters, Rose and Mary Aubrey, proceed into the adult world and deal with their sexuality in post-World War I England
The thinking reed by Rebecca West( Book )

58 editions published between 1850 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of love and marriage in high society in France. A widow from St. Louis goes to France to seek a new life
1900 by Rebecca West( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1900 Rebecca West was an eight-year-old girl living on the outskirts of London. Of that year, she remembers the aged Queen Victoria--a little bundle of black clothes propped up in an open horse-drawn carriage--and the ragged march down her suburban street that celebrated the relief of Mafeking in the far-off Boer War. This was a time when European empires covered much of the world, when North America was seen as a land of innocence and vast, untainted spaces, when imperialist dreams and confidence in the old social order were outwardly barely shaken. A certain order and style seemed to distinguish the period: the Boxer Rebellion in China was quickly suppressed; the Great Exhibition in Paris displayed the West's wild exuberance; fashionable society was dazzling; and the worlds of literature and art, music and drama, science and philosophy, were all flourishing. Henry James, Conrad, Chekhov, Sargent, Klimt, Munch, Elgar, Mahler, and Bergson were but a few of those who were producing masterpieces in 1900. However, alongside the great establishment figures and the glamour there were signs of a new, less certain era. This was the year that the British Labour Party was founded, the zeppelin made its first flight, Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams, and Max Planck elaborated the quantum theory. It was the year that Picasso, Einstein, and Lenin were just beginning their careers. It was indeed the threshold of a new world, and the atmosphere of that year is vividly evoked here in a wide range of fascinating contemporary illustrations and in Rebecca West's lively, sharp, and witty insights into the social, political, and cultural events of the turn of the century."--Book jacket
The court and the castle; some treatments of a recurrent theme by Rebecca West( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative writers have responded to the accumulated experience of their societies - to tradition, the rule of law, to kings and usurpers, to power
A train of powder by Rebecca West( Book )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first of the German pieces Miss West re-creates the drama that was played out at the Nuremberg trials of 1946. In the two oother German pieces, Miss West takes psychological soundings of the effects of the German occupation on conquered and conqueror alike. In "Opera in Greenville" and "Mr. Setty and Mr. Hume," Miss West reports on two particularly brutal murder trials--one for the lynching of a Negro youth in North Carolina, the other for a "torso murder" in England. In "The better mousetrap," Miss West explores the 1952 espionage trial of a British Diplomatic Wireless Service telegraphist
Selected poems of Carl Sandburg by Carl Sandburg( Book )

16 editions published between 1926 and 1954 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are 167 of Carl Sandburg's poems which are expressive of the Middle West. The editor has chosen representative poems from four volumes:Chicago poems, Cornhuskers, Smoke and steel, and Slabs of the Sunburnt West
The judge by Rebecca West( Book )

70 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring a professor and students from Parsons School of Design, this program describes how elements of design (color, size, texture, line, and shape) are combined to achieve design principles such as unity, dominance, contrast, and rhythm. Examples from fields such as architecture, fashion, interior design, theater, product design, and printed publications are included
The young Rebecca : writings of Rebecca West, 1911-17 by Rebecca West( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of the author's earliest writing not only introduces the strong writer to be, but also gives a clear picture of a turbulent and lively era in British political and literary history. This material was written at a time when women could neither vote nor divorce their husbands, and worked, if at all, as domestic servants
Henry James by Rebecca West( Book )

47 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book by distinguished novelist, journalist, and literary critic Rebecca West: a biography of Henry JamesSetting the standard for a century's worth of criticism, Rebecca West diagnosed Henry James as an American who "could never feel at home until he was in exile" in this slim, readable biography, published just a few months after his death in 1916.West boldly assesses Roderick Hudson as "not a good book," and displays remarkable foresight in describing Daisy Miller as a "sad and lovely" book that "will strike each new generation afresh." An early advocate of feminist principles, she
The harsh voice, four short novels by Rebecca West( Book )

50 editions published between 1934 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these four brilliant short novels set in America, England and Paris, Rebecca West explores the lives and relationships of rich women and men who are ruled by "the harsh voice we hear when money talks, or hate." There is Josie, a flower of American girlhood whose boundless ambition for wealth fatally loosens the bonds of her marriage to Corrie. There is Etienne de Sevenac, a dilettante French aristocrat whose courtly stratagems are no match for Nancy Sarle--a plain but powerful American businesswoman. There is Alice Pemberton, a sensible Englishwoman--the very salt of the earth--but a petty tyrant in her gracious Georgian home. And lastly there is Sam Hartley, an American businessman who has fought his way to riches with his wife at his side, but whose life is now haunted by an abiding vision of beautiful young women. --Amazon.com
Harriet Hume : a London fantasy by Rebecca West( Book )

36 editions published between 1929 and 2008 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca West based the main character of Harriet in her novel on Harriet Cohen, a well known pianist and greatly admired beauty... The novel is described as a modernist story about a piano-playing prodigy and her obsessive lover, a corrupt politician. The novel immortalised Harriet's unfulfilled love affair with the composer Arnold Bax. --Wikipedia.com
Ending in earnest; a literary log by Rebecca West( Book )

14 editions published between 1931 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literaire en kritische opstellen over o.a. Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf, André Gide, Colette, en Radclyffe Hall
Sunflower by Rebecca West( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een succesvolle, mooie maar domme actrice vindt noch in haar roem noch in haar verhouding met twee mannen een bevredigend bestaan. Bevat autobiografische fragmenten
 
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Andrews, Cecily I. 1892-1983

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Rebecca West britische Schriftstellerin und Journalistin

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The fountain overflows : a novelThe birds fall downThe return of the soldierThis real nightThe meaning of treasonCousin RosamundA train of powderThe judge