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O'Brien, Sean 1952-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 213 publications in 1 language and 3,828 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Poetry  Suspense fiction  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PR6065.B744, 882
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Most widely held works by Sean O'Brien
The deregulated muse by Sean O'Brien( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Deregulated Muse examines cases, causes, methods, influences, quarrels and achievements in the work of numerous poets, including Larkin, Hughes, Heaney, Harrison, Dunn, Ken Smith, Craig Raine, Adcock, Rumens, Reading, Paulin, Fenton and Muldoon, as well as emergent figures such as Didsbury, Duffy, Dunmore, Selima Hill, Sweeney, Shapcott, Carson, Leonard, Jamie, Jenkins, D'Aguiar, Armitage, Maxwell, Kay and Paterson." "Written to be read rather than endured, The Deregulated Muse is the most inclusive book of its kind, aimed at general readers and students as well as specialists."--Jacket
Afterlife by Sean O'Brien( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin and Alex meet at university and - although Martin can never quite work out why - become friends. When they finish their undergraduate studies, and with the summer ahead of them before they have to think about the future, they and their respective girlfriends - Susie and Jane - rent a house in the middle of nowhere
The drowned book by Sean O'Brien( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the poems in Sean O'Brien's new collection take their emotional tenor and imaginative cue from his acclaimed translation of Dante's Inferno, and occupy a dark, flooded, subterranean world, as dramatically compelling as it is disquieting. Circumstances have compelled O'Brien to return repeatedly to the elegiac form, and The Drowned Book contains a number of powerfully moving poems written in memory of fellow poets and artists. The Drowned Book again shows O'Brien as master of the authoritative line, and underscores his pre-eminence among contemporary English poets
The firebox : poetry in Britain and Ireland after 1945( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November by Sean O'Brien( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'November' is Sean O'Brien's first collection since his widely celebrated 'The Drowned Book', the only book of poetry to have won both the Forward and T.S. Eliot prizes. November is haunted by the missing, the missed, the vanished, the uncounted, and the uncountable lost: lost sleep, connections, muses, books, the ghosts and gardens of childhood. Ultimately, these lead the poet to contemplate the most troubling absences
Ghost train by Sean O'Brien( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HMS Glasshouse by Sean O'Brien( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Downriver by Sean O'Brien( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful librarians by Sean O'Brien( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each poem in Sean O'Brien's collection opens on a wholly different room, vista or landscape, each drawn with the poet's increasingly refined sense of tone, history and rhetorical assurance. The book is a stock-taking of sorts, and a celebration of those unsung but central figures in our culture, often overlooked by both capital and official account
Dante : poet, author, and proud Florentine by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first part of Dante's epic poem about the three realms of the Christian afterlife, a spiritual pilgrim is led by Virgil through the nine circles of Hell
Cousin coat : selected poems, 1976-2001 by Sean O'Brien( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frighteners by Sean O'Brien( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The indoor park by Sean O'Brien( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keepers of the flame by Sean O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys to the interior : ideas of England in contemporary poetry by Sean O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin modern poets by James Fenton( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silence room by Sean O'Brien( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by Sean O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive collection of Sean O'Brien's poetry, drawn from almost 40 years' work. This collection, drawing on almost forty years of verse, represents the definitive guide to the leading English poet working today
The birds by Aristophanes( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of the unending wittering of Athenian lawmen, Euelpides and Peithetairos flee the city with their trusty feathered companions. However, their hoped-for exile begins with getting lost, and the play opens with them crowing and pecking at one another with all the fury of the most terminally bird-brained democrat. Which is when they meet 'his Hoopoeness', the once king Tereus, whom they convince to take them up to a new city, high above the base and grounded demos, burying the age-old animosity between birds and men and, ultimately, challenging the mighty Zeus for the top spot in the sky. The play is full of the most bawdy of Aristophanes' jokes, and is rife with the exasperated cynicism typical of the early satirist of the earliest democracy
Once again assembled here by Sean O'Brien( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Maxwell has just retired from a lifetime spent teaching history at his alma mater. As he writes the official history of Blake's, a minor public school steeped in military tradition, he also reveals how forty years ago a secret conflict dating from the Second World War re-enacted itself among staff and pupils, when Fascism once more made its presence felt in the school and the city, with violent and nightmarish results
 
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The deregulated muse
Alternative Names
Sean O'Brien britischer Dichter

Sean O'Brien Britse dichter

Sean O'Brien Poet

Шон О'Брайэн

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Languages
English (150)

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AfterlifeThe drowned bookThe firebox : poetry in Britain and Ireland after 1945NovemberGhost trainDownriverDante : poet, author, and proud FlorentineCousin coat : selected poems, 1976-2001