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Maxwell, Glyn 1962-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 263 publications in 2 languages and 6,969 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Narrator, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PR6063.A869, 821.914
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Most widely held works about Glyn Maxwell
 
Most widely held works by Glyn Maxwell
On poetry by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seven chapters ... the poet explores his belief that the greatest verse arises from a harmony of mind and body, and that poetic forms originate in human necessities: breath, heartbeat, footstep, posture ... To illustrate his argument, he draws upon personal touchstones such as Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost. An experienced teacher, Maxwell also takes us inside the world of the creative writing class, where we learn from the experiences of four aspiring poets."--
The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 by Derek Walcott( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection spanning the range of the writer's career includes his first published poem, his celebrated verses on violence in Africa, his mature work from "The Star-Apple Kingdom," and his late masterpieces from "White Egrets."
The sugar mile by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book of poetry, Maxwell returns to the extended verse narrative he employed in Time's Fool, to juxtapose two cities on the brink of irrevocable change. The book begins when the poet steps into an uptown Manhattan bar a few days before September 11, 2001. He is confronted by a regular, a fellow British expatriate. It has been almost exactly sixty-one years since London's "Black Saturday," the start of the worst of the Blitz during World War II. Joe is a survivor of the bombing, and his insistent story brings his lost neighbors back to share the terror and the peculiar beauty blooming in the chaos of their last days. The bartender interrupts to brag about New York's wonders--as we begin to understand that the city soon will face its own catastrophic moment in history.--From publisher description
The nerve by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The breakage : poems by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the rain by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys at twilight : poems, 1990-1995 by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in this volume were selected by Glyn Maxwell from TALE OF THE MAYOR'S SON (published in 1990, when he was twenty-eight), OUT OF THE RAIN (shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize), and REST FOR THE WICKED. Maxwell "is a formalist," wrote Robert McIlwaine about his first book, "but ... he is an outspoken anti-elitist social poet. His strenuous well-wrought poems ... come from an English tradition of technical virtuosity with plain speech." The Boys at Twilight shows, sometimes comically, men at war, boys at play, boys grown up, men overreaching and reverting. Other concerns are the dangers of authority and mob psychology, the absurdities of stardom and consumerism, the heroism of the decent, and the wisdom of doubt. His subjects range from biblical stories to the "Tale of the Chocolate Egg," which is a long, "pitch-perfect description of a bored young man's growing obsession with a new kind of candy" (Adam Kirsch, New Republic). Always in his work, "Maxwell knows that to see into is not necessarily to see through ... His virtuosity has a ballast of sobriety" (Poetry Book Society)
Time's fool : a tale in verse by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hide now by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Hide Now' is Glyn Maxwell's most direct and personal collection yet. It contains some extremely moving poems, in particular about the breakup of his marriage
One thousand nights and counting : selected poems by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems that are influenced by history, fairy tales, and myths to create a parallel world
Tale of the mayor's son by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Rest for the wicked by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The girl who was going to die by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midt i en national sorg over en terrorbombe, der har slået 100 mennesker ihjel på en filmoptagelse, fanger en fotograf et billede af en smuk pige, der sidder på en bænk og græder. Det viser sig dog at pigen græder, fordi en clairvoyant netop har fortalt, at hun snart skal dø. Snart bliver pigen, Susan Mantle, viklet ind i en mediestorm og ufrivilligt stjerne på et TV reality-show. Historien fortælles udelukkende i dialog
Moon country : further reports from Iceland by Simon Armitage( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays two by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays one by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Burneau by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De lijfwacht van de onderkoning van een eilandje verzaakt zijn plicht en wordt beschuldigd van moord op zijn baas
After Troy by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning poet and playwright Glyn Maxwell rips up two Greek tragedies and makes a modern play from the fragments. A witty and passionate retelling of Euripedes' Women of Troy and Hecuba, After Troy exposes the cruelties of war both then and now
Gnyss the Magnificent : three verse plays by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters are you mad? : the search for Malvolio by Glyn Maxwell( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you!' vowed Malvolio at the end of Twelfth Night, but twelve years have passed in Illyria and nothing has been heard of him. Illyria is a ghost town now: all its young people have left for 'Upriver', for the legendary land of Moai, a realm of love requited, fortunes made and dreams come true, presided over by a mysterious figure who may or may not be Malvolio. Whoever he is, the Duke Orsino wants him terminated' and sends a motley crew of fools and assassins upriver to get the job done. But, as the Ferryman warns them: Nothing makes no sense where we're going, no geography, no history, no language. Minds, meanings, souls and sexes will be transformed in Moai before the lost are found, the evil foiled, and broken hearts made whole
 
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The sugar mile
Alternative Names
Glyn Maxwell britischer Poet

Glyn Maxwell British poet

Glyn Maxwell Britse dichter

Glyn Maxwell poète britannique

Максвелл, Глин

グリン・マクスウェル

Languages
English (158)

German (3)

Covers
The sugar mileThe nerveThe breakage : poemsThe boys at twilight : poems, 1990-1995Time's fool : a tale in verseHide nowOne thousand nights and counting : selected poemsRest for the wicked