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Aiken, Conrad 1889-1973

Overview
Works: 735 works in 1,993 publications in 5 languages and 62,300 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Biography  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Lyricist, Other, Author of introduction, Narrator, Speaker, Creator
Classifications: PS3501.I5, 811.52
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Most widely held works about Conrad Aiken
 
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Selected poems by Conrad Aiken( Book )

72 editions published between 1924 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a poet, short story writer, critic and novelist, has been called the most metaphysical, the most learned, and the most modern of poets. With writing that reflects an intense interest in psychological, philosophical, and scientific issues, he remains a unique influence upon modern writers and critics today. In his lifetime, he received many awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1930 and the National Book Award for Poetry in 1954. He served as the Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress from 1950-1952. This collection contains his own choice of the best and most representative of his poems, spanning more than forty years of his work. A new inclusion of several pivotal poems from previous editions broadens the scope of the work to represent the writer's legacy
Collected poems by Conrad Aiken( Book )

30 editions published between 1953 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional and contemporary poetry reflecting Aiken's vision and his understanding of many aspects of human life
Twentieth-century American poetry by Conrad Aiken( Book )

27 editions published between 1944 and 1966 in English and held by 2,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive anthology of American poetry by Conrad Aiken( Book )

40 editions published between 1918 and 2012 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected short stories by Conrad Aiken( Book )

38 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This indispensable volume, which includes the classic stories & ldquo;Silent Snow, Secret Snow & rdquo; and & ldquo;Mr. Arcularis, & rdquo; is a testament to the dazzling artistry of one of the twentieth century & rsquo;s most influential writers A young woman passes through the countryside to visit her dying grandmother for a final time. A cabbie, exhausted from a long day & rsquo;s work, fights to get an intoxicated woman out of his taxi. A man on his way to a bachelor party tries to come to grips with the brutishness that lies within every gentleman & mdash;and finds that Bacardi cocktails do nothing to help. A master craftsman whose poetry and prose offer profound insight into the riddle of consciousness, Conrad Aiken thrills, disturbs, and inspires in all forty-one of these astute and eloquent tales
An anthology of Famous English and American poetry by William Rose Benét( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 1947 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected novels: Blue voyage, Great circle, King Coffin, A heart for the gods of Mexico [and] Conversation by Conrad Aiken( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Classical in dimension and daring in their insights, the novels explore the unconscious minds of their characters, leading them through the fascinating corridors of past and present."--Jacket
A reviewer's ABC; collected criticism of Conrad Aiken from 1916 to the present by Conrad Aiken( Book )

35 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scepticisms; notes on contemporary poetry by Conrad Aiken( Book )

27 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cats and bats and things with wings by Conrad Aiken( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 16 poems about various animals from the common cat to the uncommon mandrill
The morning song of Lord Zero : poems old and new by Conrad Aiken( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

23 new poems and also selections from previous volumes: "A letter from Li Po", "Skylight One", and "Sheepfold Hill"
Brownstone eclogues, and other poems by Conrad Aiken( Book )

23 editions published between 1942 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Arcularis. A play by Conrad Aiken( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the curtain rises Mr. Arcularis lies on the operating table in a surgical amphitheater, surrounded by doctors and nurses and watched by unseen medical students. Then Mr. Arcularis drifts into his ether dream, a strange, cold, ocean voyage which makes up the heart of the play. Finally in the growing chill and the gradual slowing of the ships engines the scene returns to the operating room and the death of Mr. Arcularis. --Harvard Crimson 3/01/1957
The short stories of Conrad Aiken by Conrad Aiken( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seizure of limericks by Conrad Aiken( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of fifty limericks on sex, liquor, science, medicine, and philosophy
Blue voyage by Conrad Aiken( Book )

19 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this autobiographical debut novel from one of America & rsquo;s most acclaimed poets, a young writer & rsquo;s sentimental journey across the Atlantic becomes a crucible of heartbreak and mental anguish William Demarest settles into his room, checks his pockets for his seasickness pills, and wanders onto the deck of the ship that will be his home for the next few days. The lights of New York City are still faintly visible, but Demarest & rsquo;s mind is on London, where he hopes to be reunited with the woman he adores. He has spent countless nights pining for her and is finally ready to declare his love. In a state of feverish anticipation, Demarest steals onto the first-class section of the ship. There, to his surprise, he discovers the woman he is traveling thousands of miles to see, only for her to dismiss him with devastating coldness. For the rest of the voyage, Demarest must wrestle with golden memories turned to dust and long-cherished fantasies that will never come to pass. A brilliant novel of psychological insight and formal experimentation reminiscent of the stories of James Joyce, Blue Voyage is a bold work of art from a winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize
The house of dust : a symphony by Conrad Aiken( Book )

24 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection is a unique set of short stories, poems and novels from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. From tales of love, life and heartbreaking loss to humorous stories of ghost encounters, these volumes captivate the imaginations of readers young and old. Included in this collection are a variety of dramatic and spirited poems that contemplate the mysteries of life and celebrate the wild beauty of nature. The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection provides readers with an opportunity to enjoy and study these iconic literary works, many of which were written during a period of remarkable creativity
Ushant, an essay by Conrad Aiken( Book )

30 editions published between 1952 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of Conrad Aiken by Conrad Aiken( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter from Li Po, and other poems by Conrad Aiken( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1986 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Selected poems
Alternative Names
Aiken, Conrad

Aiken, Conrad Potter

Aiken Conrad Potter 1889-1973

Conrad Aiken

Conrad Aiken Amerikaans schrijver

Conrad Aiken amerikai költő, elbeszélő, regényíró, irodalomkritikus

Conrad Aiken amerikansk poet och författare

Conrad Aiken amerikansk poet og skribent

Conrad Aiken amerykański pisarz i poeta

Conrad Aiken scrittore e poeta statunitense

Conrad Aiken US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Pulitzer-Preisträger

Potter Aiken, Conrad 1889-1973

Κόνραντ Άικεν Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Конрад Айкен

Эйкен, Конрад

كونراد ايكين

کنراد ایکین نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

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The house of dust : a symphonyThe art of knowing : the poetry and prose of Conrad AikenThe writer as shaman : the pilgrimages of Conrad Aiken and Walker PercyThe fictive world of Conrad Aiken : a celebration of consciousnessTime's stop in Savannah : Conrad Aiken's inner journey