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Bayley, John 1925-2015

Works: 143 works in 822 publications in 12 languages and 23,607 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Drama  History  Book reviews  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PR6063.U7, B
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Tolstoy and the novel by John Bayley( Book )
29 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 1,498 libraries worldwide
"The first full-length study in depth of Tolstoy as a novelist, of his place in the main stream of Russian literature, and of his relation to the writers of the West
The romantic survival; a study in poetic evolution by John Bayley( Book )
45 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Yeats, Auden and Dylan Thomas, the modern exponents of the Romantic period
The uses of division : unity and disharmony in literature by John Bayley( Book )
18 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
Pushkin; a comparative commentary by John Bayley( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 libraries worldwide
The characters of love; a study in the literature of personality by John Bayley( Book )
46 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 943 libraries worldwide
An essay on Hardy by John Bayley( Book )
23 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare and tragedy by John Bayley( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 libraries worldwide
The short story : Henry James to Elizabeth Bowen by John Bayley( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
The portable Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
This anthology contains the complete text of the play The Power of Darkness, the novelette The Kreutzer Sonata, ten short stories and philosophical, religious, social and critical writings including essays from What Is Art?
The power of delight : a lifetime in literature : essays, 1962-2002 by John Bayley( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
"John Bayley swept to international fame with the publication of his memoirs about his late wife, the novelist Iris Murdoch, and the subsequent film of them, but for decades he has been known to readers the world over as perhaps the shrewdest and subtlest literary critic now writing. The Power of Delight gathers together for the first time the cream of a lifetime's work."--Jacket
Selected essays by John Bayley( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Housman's poems by John Bayley( Book )
11 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 libraries worldwide
"Although Housman's three collections of poems, the third published posthumously, have remained continuously popular, they have not received much serious critical attention. John Bayley makes good the omission in this thorough and comprehensive re-appraisal of the whole oeuvre, placing Housman's achievement in the context of the poetry of his own time and of more recent European and American poetry. Close analysis and comparison with other poets--Hardy, Frost, Edward Thomas, Larkin, and Paul Celan--prove illuminating in relation to a poet who has usually been considered something of an odd man out, and even an anachronism in the modern era. Professor Bayley explores and explains the continuing appeal of the poetry to present-day readers, and the nature of the craftsmanship and psychology which lie behind its deceptive simplicities. The book will be a valuable introduction to Housman's achievement for the specialist and the poetry-lover alike."--Jacket
Iris : a memoir of Iris Murdoch by John Bayley( Book )
39 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 libraries worldwide
In this memoir, Bayley describes the life he has shared with his wife, Iris Murdoch, afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. He explains how he has coped emotionally and practically with the illness that has beset the woman he loves and cherishes
The red hat by John Bayley( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 395 libraries worldwide
A romp starring three British art buffs who travel to The Hague for a Vermeer exhibition and become enmeshed in a terrorist plot full of sexual escapades and mistaken identities. A comedy of errors
The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )
17 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Confronting a Bronzino portrait in an English country house, a young American heiress comes face to face with her own predicament. For Milly Theale, who seems to have the world before her and at her feet, is fatally ill. Eager for life, eager for love, she embarks on her European adventure, warming to the admiration of her new friends Kate Croy and Merton Densher. But Merton and Kate are secretly engaged, and come to see in this angel with a thumping bank account as a solution to their own problems. For the remarkable Kate, scheming, passionate, poetic, also wants to live...This edition of James's poignant and dramatic novel is based on the revised New York Edition. The cover pictures the Bronzino portrait which is the focus of the key scene in the book
The order of battle at Trafalgar, and other essays by John Bayley( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Pushkin on literature by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Companionship in grief : love and loss in the memoirs of C.S. Lewis, John Bayley, Donald Hall, Joan Didion, and Calvin Trillin by Jeffrey Berman( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
"In Companionship in Grief, Jeffrey Berman focuses on the most life-changing event for many people--the death of a spouse. Some of the most acclaimed memoirs of the past fifty years offer insights into this profound loss: C.S. Lewis's A Grief Observed; John Bayley's three memoirs about Iris Murdoch, including Elegy for Iris; Donald Hall's The Best Day the Worst Day; Joan Didion's best-selling. The Year of Magical Thinking; and Calvin Trillin's About Alice. These books explore the nature of spousal bereavement, the importance of caregiving, the role of writing in recovery, and the possibility of falling in love again after a devastating loss. Throughout his study, Berman traces the theme of love and loss in all five memoirists' fictional and nonfictional writings as well as in those of their spouses, who were also accomplished writers." "Combining literary studies, grief and bereavement theory, attachment theory, composition studies, and trauma theory, Companionship in Grief will appeal to anyone who has experienced love and loss. Berman's research casts light on five remarkable marriages, showing how autobiographical stories of love and loss can memorialize deceased spouses and offer wisdom and comfort to readers." ""Jeffrey Berman's examination of each partner's writings gives this book its unique perspective. I know of no other work like his in thanatology; Companionship in Grief will make a significant contribution to persons interested in death, dying, and bereavement."--David Balk, editor-in-chief, Handbook of Thanatology: The Essential Body of Knowledge for the Study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement" ""This is a book that will be interesting to theorists of grief and grieving and to critics of contemporary British and American Literature while at the same time appealing to general readers who have themselves experienced crucial losses--or fear them."--Sandra M. Gilbert, author of Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Way We Grieve"--BOOK JACKET
The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Russian and held by 255 libraries worldwide
This novel of love, adventure, and male rivalry on the frontiers of nineteenth-century Russia -- completed in 1862, when Tolstoy was in his early thirties -- has always surprised readers who know Tolstoy best through the vast, panoramic fictions of his middle years. Unlike those works, The Cossacks is lean and supple, economical in design and execution
Collected stories by Henry James( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Encompassing a period of almost fifty years, the stories of Henry James represent the most remarkable feat of sustained literary creation in modern times. For sheer richness, variety and intensity, they have no equal in fiction, enabling us to trace the evolution of a great writer in the finest detail. This collection reprints all the major stories together with many unfamiliar but equally intriguing pieces that illuminate their more celebrated companions. Volume 1 covers the period from 1866 to 1891, the years in which James was evolving and perfecting his art as a storyteller. It includes such well-known masterpieces as "Daisy Miller," 'The Aspern Papers," "The Siege of London," and "The Lesson of the Master," and many other tales in which James established his favorite characters and situations: the American girl in Europe, the solitary observer, the social climber, the literary lion. Contents of Volume 1 A Landscape-Painter A Light Man A Passionate Pilgrim The Madonna of the Future Madame de Mauves Benvolio Daisy Miller: A Study An International Episode The Pension Beaurepas The Point of View The Siege of London Lady Barberina The Author of "Beltraffio" Louisa Pallant The Aspern Papers The Liar The Lesson of the Master The Patagonia The Pupil The Marriages The Chaperon Sir Edmund Orme
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Alternative Names
Bayley, J.
Bayley, John
Bayley, John Oliver 1925-
Ioannes Bayley
John Bayley British writer
جون بيلي، 1925-
ベイリー, ジョン
English (489)
German (15)
French (8)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (5)
Chinese (3)
Italian (3)
Hebrew (3)
Polish (2)
Russian (1)
Turkish (1)
Japanese (1)
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