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Ellmann, Richard 1918-1987

Works: 301 works in 1,429 publications in 14 languages and 46,094 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  History  Drama  Short stories  Film adaptations  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Creator, Compiler, Translator, Interviewee, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR6019.O9, 823.912
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Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann( Book )
96 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 5,970 libraries worldwide
In this long-awaited biography, Wilde the legendary Victorian--brilliant writer and conversationalist, reckless flouter of social and sexual conventions--is brought to life. More astute and forbearing, yet more fallible than legend has allowed, Wilde is given here the dimensions of a modern hero. The author depicts Wilde's comet-like ascent on the Victorian scene and his equally dramatic sudden eclipse. He presents Wilde's Irish background, the actresses to whom he paid court, his unfortunate wife and lovers, his clothes, coiffures, and the decor of his rooms. The saga of his 1882 American tour is recounted with a wealth of new details; also his later impact on the bastions of the French literary establishment. The London of the Nineties, of Whistler and the Pre-Raphaelites, Lillie Langtry and the Prince of Wales, is evoked alongside Paris of the "belle époque" and the Greece, Italy and North Africa of Wilde's travels. This critical account of Wilde's entire oeuvre shows him as the proponent of a radical new aesthetic who was perilously at odds with Victorian society. After his period of success and daring, the fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas is followed by exposure, imprisonment, a few wretched years abroad and death in exile. The tragic end of Wilde's life leaves the reader with a sense of compassion and grief for the protagonist
James Joyce by Richard Ellmann( Book )
153 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 4,896 libraries worldwide
Provides an intimate and detailed account of the life of Irish modernist James Joyce, which greatly informs an understanding of this author's complex works
The New Oxford book of American verse by Richard Ellmann( Book )
19 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,379 libraries worldwide
An anthology of poems by American poets from Taylor and Bradstreet to Plath, Ginsberg, and Ashbery, reflecting the traditions and achievements of three centuries
The Norton anthology of modern poetry by Richard Ellmann( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 3,097 libraries worldwide
An anthology of more than 1200 poems by 155 British and American poets, beginning with Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" and culminating during the first half of the twentieth century
Yeats, the man and the masks by Richard Ellmann( Book )
100 editions published between 1948 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,758 libraries worldwide
A critical biography of the great Irish poet traces his intellectual growth and relates his mystical concerns and involvement in public affairs to his poetry
Ulysses on the Liffey by Richard Ellmann( Book )
51 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,496 libraries worldwide
The identity of Yeats by Richard Ellmann( Book )
67 editions published between 1940 and 1983 in English and held by 2,026 libraries worldwide
Four Dubliners : Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett by Richard Ellmann( Book )
44 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,921 libraries worldwide
The modern tradition; backgrounds of modern literature by Richard Ellmann( Book )
15 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,846 libraries worldwide
Eminent domain; Yeats among Wilde, Joyce, Pound, Eliot, and Auden by Richard Ellmann( Book )
12 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 1,690 libraries worldwide
The Norton anthology of modern and contemporary poetry ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,585 libraries worldwide
A new revision of the classic anthology presents 195 poets and 1,596 poems representing the range of English language modern and contemporary poetry
Edwardians and late Victorians by Richard Ellmann( Book )
19 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
The consciousness of Joyce by Richard Ellmann( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
Giacomo Joyce by James Joyce( Book )
66 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
Giacomo Joyce is a short story written by James Joyce in 1914, and published posthumously, about the frustrated desire of a teacher - James Joyce himself - for one of his female students. The writing is a compilation of fragments of prose and poetry in which the influences of the East on Trieste's setting and the erotic desire for the female protagonist are omnipresent. A wonderfully rich style both obscures the meaning of the text as well as opens it up for wide interpretation. Great writing, but for some maybe a little enigmatic
Golden codgers : biographical speculations by Richard Ellmann( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
A long the riverrun : selected essays by Richard Ellmann( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
Critical writings by James Joyce( Book )
38 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Dubliners by James Joyce( Book )
3 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
DUBLINERS has been called a landmark in modern literature. In its remarkable portrait of a city and its people, it dramatises ordinary life in the modern world. Together, the series of stories form one interwoven tapestry which provides a rich and subtle picture of the struggles of men and women to rise above the constraints of their everyday lives
Essays for Richard Ellmann omnium gatherum ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Ellmann's sensitivity to what it meant to be an artist shaped his work from the outset: "The life of an artist ... differs from the lives of other persons in that its events are becoming artistic sources even as they command his present attention. Instead of allowing each day, pushed back by the next, to lapse into imprecise memory, he shapes again the experiences which have shaped him." Richard Ellmann died in 1987. His life and work have touched the lives of many. Some of the essays in this collection commemorate Richard Ellmann and his committment to Twentieth Century literature: most provide a continuing investigation of the Twentieth Century literature to which he devoted his carrer. Contributors include: Alison Armstrong, Daniel Albright, Christopher Butler, Carol Cantrell, Jonathan Culler, Elizabeth Butler Cullingford, Andonis Decavelles, Rupin Desai, Susan Dick, Terence Diggory, Terry Eagleton, Rosita Fanto, Charles Feidelson, James Flannery, Charles Huttar, Bruce Johnson, John Kelleher, Brendan Kennelly, Frank Kermode, Declan Kiberd, Peter Kuch, Bruce Johnson, James Laughlin, A. Walton Litz, Dominic Manganiello, Ellsworth Mason, Christie McDonald, Dougald McMillan, Sean O'Mordha, Vivian Mercier, Mary T. Reynolds, William K. Robertson, Joseph Ronsley, S.P. Rosenbaum, Ann Saddlemyer, Sylvan Schendler, Daniel Schneider, Fritz Senn, Jon Stallworthy, Lonnie Weatherby, Thomas Whitaker, and Elaine Yarosky
The picture of Dorian Gray and other writings by Oscar Wilde( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde's homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book's value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be -- in other ages, perhaps."
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Alternative Names
Ellmann, Richard
Ellmann, Richard 1918-
エルマン, リチャード
English (680)
German (39)
Italian (19)
French (16)
Spanish (16)
Portuguese (3)
Swedish (2)
Catalan (2)
Japanese (1)
Romanian (1)
Polish (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Dutch (1)
Norwegian (1)
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