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Bayley, John 1925-

Works: 118 works in 549 publications in 11 languages and 23,249 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Drama  Book reviews  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PR6063.U7, 891.733
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Tolstoy and the novel by John Bayley( Book )
29 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 1,512 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 uses of division : unity and disharmony in literature by John Bayley( Book )
10 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,010 libraries worldwide
The romantic survival; a study in poetic evolution by John Bayley( Book )
26 editions published between 1951 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
The characters of love; a study in the literature of personality by John Bayley( Book )
44 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 957 libraries worldwide
Pushkin : a comparative commentary by John Bayley( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
An essay on Hardy by John Bayley( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare and tragedy by John Bayley( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 libraries worldwide
The short story : Henry James to Elizabeth Bowen by John Bayley( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 748 libraries worldwide
Forged coupon and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and held by 723 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 )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 647 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."--BOOK JACKET
Selected essays by John Bayley( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in Undetermined and English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
Housman's poems by John Bayley( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 485 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
The red hat by John Bayley( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 412 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 )
10 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
From Miramax, directed by Ian Softley, Helena Bonham-Carter, Linus Roache, Elizabeth McGovern, and Charlotte Rampling star in this film about a gravely ill young woman searching for happiness and self-fulfillment
Iris : a memoir of Iris Murdoch by John Bayley( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
In this memoir, Bayley describes the life he shared with his wife, Iris Murdoch, afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. He explains how he coped emotionally and practically with the illness that beset the woman he loved and cherished
The order of battle at Trafalgar, and other essays by John Bayley( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 361 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 320 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
Pushkin on literature by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The Cossacks a tale of 1852 by Leo Tolstoy( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Russian and held by 256 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
Life by other means : essays on D.J. Enright ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Published to coincide with Enright's seventieth birthday in March 1990, these twenty-two essays provide a rich account of this much admired poet, critic, and novelist. Written by such distinguished poets and writers as Douglas Dunn, Blake Morrison, Naomi Lewis, Paul Theroux, Derwent May, Anthony Thwaite, Donald Davie, P.N. Furbank, and Peter Porter, among others, the essays comprise memoirs, biographies, and critical studies
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Alternative Names
Bayley, J.
Bayley, John
Bayley, John Oliver 1925-
جون بيلي، 1925-
ベイリー, ジョン
English (334)
German (9)
French (8)
Japanese (7)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (5)
Hebrew (3)
Chinese (2)
Polish (2)
Turkish (1)
Russian (1)
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