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Burnside, John 1955-

Overview
Works: 119 works in 345 publications in 3 languages and 6,786 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Poetry 
Roles: Printer, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PR6052.U6683, 823.914
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The glister : a novel by John Burnside ( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ever since George Lister's chemical plant shut down, the neighboring woods have become the home to strange, sickly plants, and when a young boy named Leonard and his friends realize that boys from their school are vanishing after venturing into the poisoned woods, they alone are willing to confront the forces of evil that are destroying their once-happy town
The devil's footprints : a novel by John Burnside ( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once, on a winter's night many years ago, after a heavy snow, the devil passed through the Scottish fishing town of Coldhaven, leaving a trail of dark hoofprints across the streets and roofs of the sleeping town. Michael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life, but still feels like an outsider, a blow-in. But that is about to change
A summer of drowning by John Burnside ( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At a critical point in her career, painter Angelika Rossdal moves to Kvaloya, a small island deep in the Arctic Circle, to dedicate herself to the solitary pursuit of her craft. With her, she brings her young daughter, Liv, who grows up isolated and unable or unwilling to make friends her own age. Now 28, Liv looks back on her life
The asylum dance by John Burnside ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black cat bone by John Burnside ( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Burnside's remarkable new book is full of strange, unnerving poems that hang in the memory like a myth or a song. These are poems of thwarted love and disappointment, of raw desire, of the stalking beast, 'eye-teeth/and muzzle/coated with blood'; poems that recognise 'we have too much to gain from the gods, and this is why/they fail to love us'; poems that tell of an obsessive lover coming to grief in a sequence that echoes the old murder ballads, or of a hunter losing himself in the woods while pursuing an unknown and possibly unknowable quarry. Drawing on sources as various as the paintings of Pieter Brueghel and the lyrics of Delta blues, Black Cat Bone examines varieties of love, faith, hope and illusion, to suggest an unusual possibility: that when the search for what we expected to find--in the forest or in our own hearts--ends in failure, we can now begin the hard and disciplined quest for what is actually there. Full of risk and wonder, Black Cat Bone shows the range of Burnside's abilities, but also strikes out for new territories. He remains consistently, though, one of our finest living lyric poets and each of these astonishing poems is as clear and memorable as 'a silver bracelet/falling for days/through an inch and a half/of ice'. --Publisher description
The dumb house : a chamber novel by John Burnside ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Dumb House is a wonderfully disturbing book--chillingly focused and lyrically amoral with moments of remarkable stillness and beauty. A poetic novel in the best and most troubling sense."--A.L. Kennedy
The glister a novel by John Burnside ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A run-down and out-of-business chemical plant poisons and mutates the wooded area of Innertown. When children enter the woods, they disappear. Overwrought with fear, the authorities do nothing but deem the children runaways. Leonard and his friends, though, are not so cowardly. They devise a plan and take action, revealing a horrific, destructive force within their town
Living nowhere by John Burnside ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brilliantly evoking the turned-on, tuned-out seventies, with LSD the vehicle to reinvention, 'Living Nowhere' is a story of friendship and loss, about trying to make a pure connection with the earth through a miasma of contamination
Something like happy by John Burnside ( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bundel verhalen waarin Schotse mensen veelal iets naars overkomt
The locust room by John Burnside ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The light trap by John Burnside ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by John Burnside ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Burnside's territory is the no man's land of threshold and margin, the charmed half-light of the liminal, a domestic world threaded through with mystery, myth and longing. In this collection he develops those themes looking at the place of the individual in the world and the idea of home entwined with the lure of absence
The good neighbour by John Burnside ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Burning Elvis by John Burnside ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mercy boys by John Burnside ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four Scottish men meet every day in their local pub and drink themselves senseless, that is until their world falls apart when one of the men drifts off into a bizarre trap and another commits an act of mindless violence. From the author of THE DUMB HOUSE
Gift songs by John Burnside ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The myth of the twin by John Burnside ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Swimming in the flood by John Burnside ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hunt in the forest by John Burnside ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wild reckoning : an anthology provoked by Rachel Carson's Silent spring ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by the 40th anniversary of Rachel Carson's groundbreaking warning against man's indiscriminate use of pesticides and destruction of the environment, this anthology brings to the fore great poems past and present which express a concern for the fragility of living things
 
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Alternative Names
Burnside, John
Languages
English (195)
Chinese (3)
French (1)
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