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Barker, Pat 1943-

Overview
Works: 150 works in 964 publications in 16 languages and 27,374 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  War stories  Biographical fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PR6052.A6488, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Pat Barker
 
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The ghost road by Pat Barker( Book )
65 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A World War I novel on civilized and uncivilized warfare. The protagonist is a British psychologist, treating soldiers for shell shock. Before the war he lived in a British colony in the Far East, studying headhunters until the practice was banned by the British as uncivilized. Now, as he witnesses the carnage of civilized artillery and machine guns he asks himself why is this not banned? By the author of The Eye in the Door
Regeneration by Pat Barker( Book )
89 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a British military hospital during WWI, this novel blends fact and fiction, drawing its two protagonists from the pages of history. The author of Union Street (made into the film Stanley and Iris) portrays overwhelmed men who try to come to terms with their outrage of a futile war
The eye in the door by Pat Barker( Book )
64 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pat Barker's brilliant antiwar novel, Regeneration, was widely hailed as a masterpiece and was named by the New York Times Book Review as one of the four best novels of 1992. Now Pat Barker returns to the World War I era with The Eye in the Door, winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize for 1993. It is the spring of 1918. On the battlefields of France, a mammoth German offensive threatens the English army with defeat. In England itself, a beleaguered government and panic-stricken, vengeful public seek scapegoats. Two groups are targeted for persecution and prosecution: pacifists and homosexuals. Many are jailed, others lead dangerous double lives; and "the eye in the door" becomes a symbol of the paranoia that threatens to destroy the very fabric of British society. Central to this novel is Lieutenant Billy Prior, recently released from treatment for shell shock by psychiatrist Dr. William Rivers. Prior is in London, assigned to a domestic Intelligence unit. His position demands that he investigate an imprisoned female pacifist accused of plotting a political assassination - a woman who raised him as a child, and who now accuses him of betraying that childhood. At the same time, he has had a casual but intense sexual encounter with a fellow patient of Dr. Rivers - Charles Manning, an upperclass officer whose social status and battlefield wounds must shield him from the growing danger of his exposure as a homosexual. Billy Prior is the man in the middle: a child of the working class raised to the rank of officer and gentleman; a soldier scarred by the horror of war but loyal to the men in the trenches; a bisexual of omnivorous appetites and withered emotions; and above all, a human being who feels himself torn in two as he is asked to take sides. Around this drama of split personality and the search for honor and truth, the author creates a vivid picture of a war-haunted society. Richly imagined characters like Billy Prior and Charles Manning seamlessly mesh with such riveting real-life figures as the complex and compassionate Dr. William Rivers and his most famous patient, poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon. The Eye in the Door is a triumph that equals Regeneration and establishes Pat Barker's place in the very forefront of contemporary novelists
Life class by Pat Barker( Book )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel capturing the devastation and psychological trauma of the Great War on every level of British society focuses on a group of young art students, including Paul Tarrant, a Red Cross volunteer, who discovers that life, love, and art will never be the same
Another world by Pat Barker( Book )
52 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A British novel on family tensions whose protagonists include children from a couple's previoius marriage and a dying grandfather who is reliving the horrors of World War I
Border crossing by Pat Barker( Book )
50 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At first, as Tom and Lauren Seymour walk along the deserted Newcastle waterfront on a cold, gray September afternoon, they are too busy arguing, too absorbed in the breakup of their marriage, to notice the sole other human being at the river's edge - a young man who steps out onto one of the abandoned jetties, swallows a bottle of pills, and throws himself into the icy current. Tom risks his life to rescue the man and is just in time to save him; but soon afterward, Tom begins to discover hidden meanings beneath this stroke of luck. For the man is Danny Miller, and Tom testified years before as an expert witness at Danny Miller's trial for murder, when Danny was ten years old. Now, released from prison and living under an assumed name, Danny asks Tom to help him sort out his life - starting with his past. While Tom grapples with his own troubles, he is lured, by suspicion, guilt, and curiosity, into a lonely, soul-searching reinvestigation of Danny's case."--Jacket
Double vision by Pat Barker( Book )
33 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profoundly affected by the events of September 11th and its aftermath, two British journalists return to England to face different fates, in a study of the effects of violence on those who come in contact with it
Toby's room by Pat Barker( Book )
21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of an upper-class family torn by World War I centers on an anguished sister whose beloved brother goes missing in action, in an epic tale that explores the experiences of the family members and the working-class people who support them
Union Street by Pat Barker( Book )
71 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selvstændige, men indbyrdes sammenhængende beretninger om syv kvinder, der bor i samme fattige gade i en nordengelsk industriby og slås med hver sin form for vold og undertrykkelse
Blow your house down by Pat Barker( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skildring fra en engelsk industriby af en gruppe prostituerede, der lever i konstant angst, fordi flere andre prostituerede er blevet myrdet
The century's daughter by Pat Barker( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een oude vrouw die in een met renovatie bedreigde wijk woont, kijkt terug op haar armoedige en weinig gelukkige leven in een fabrieksstad in noord-Engeland
Life class a novel by Pat Barker( Recording )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1914, a group of young students gather in an art studio for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are two components of a love triangle, and at the outset of the war, they turn to each other. After volunteering for the Red Cross, Paul must confront the fact that life, love, and art will never be the same for him. Pat Barker is unrivaled in her ability to convey simple, moving human truths. Her skill in relaying the harrowing experience of modern warfare is matched by the depth of insight she brings to the experience of love and the morality of art in a time of war. Life Class is one of her genuine masterpieces
The Regeneration trilogy by Pat Barker( Book )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trilogie over het leven van Britse soldaten tijdens en na de Eerste Wereldoorlog
The man who wasn't there by Pat Barker( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and French and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een 12-jarige jongen, die van zijn moeder geen informatie over zijn in de Tweede Wereldoorlog overleden vader kan loskrijgen, neemt zijn toevlucht tot fantasieën
The ghost road by Pat Barker( Recording )
34 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Famed psychologist Dr. William Rivers faces the wrenching challenge of restoring men to health, only to send them back to war and almost certain death. Lieutenant Billy Prior, who is cured of shell shock by Rivers at Craiglockhart War Hospital, is compelled beyond reason to return to the battlefield for a fourth tour of duty. For both men, the war is inescapable and consuming
Regeneration by Pat Barker( Recording )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behind the massive yellow-grey facade of Craiglockhart War Hospital, Dr. William Rivers attempts to restore the sanity of officers driven out of their minds by their experiences in action in the First World War. When Siegfried Sassoon publishes his declaration of protest against the continuation of the war, he is thought mentally unsound by the authorities and sent to the care of Rivers. Their relationship forms the core of Regeneration
The eye in the door by Pat Barker( Recording )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Near the end of World War I and faced with defeat, the British government and a vengeful public targets pacifists and homosexuals as scapegoats. Many are jailed or forced to lead double lives as "the eye in the door" symbolizes the paranoia threatening to unravel the fabric of British society
Border crossing by Pat Barker( Recording )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One day when Tom Seymore, a child psychologist, was walking by a river by his home, he rescued a young man from drowning. Tom realized it was Danny Miller, a child murderer at whose trial he gave evidence. Danny has served his sentence and is out of prison, but now asks for Tom's help in refuting the evidence
Toby's room a novel by Pat Barker( Recording )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of an upper-class family torn by World War I centers on an anguished sister whose beloved brother goes missing in action, in an epic tale that explores the experiences of the family members and the working-class people who support them
Double vision by Pat Barker( Recording )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Kate, a sculptor whose photojournalist husband was killed in Afghanistan, meets Stephen, a journalist who worked with her husband and was later betrayed by his own wife, meet each other, the coincidence of their lives and sinister events force Stephen to act instinctively, violently, and to face painful revelations about himself
 
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Alternative Names
Barker-Drake, Patricia Margaret 1943-
Barker, Pat
Barker, Patricia 1943-
バーカー, パット
Languages
English (650)
Dutch (27)
Spanish (12)
Danish (11)
French (9)
Italian (8)
Polish (4)
Catalan (4)
German (3)
Swedish (3)
Portuguese (3)
Hebrew (3)
Hungarian (2)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
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