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Barker, Pat 1943-

Overview
Works: 125 works in 962 publications in 16 languages and 26,667 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  War stories  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  History  War films  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Director, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PR6052.A6488,
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Pat Barker
Publications by Pat Barker
Most widely held works by Pat Barker
The ghost road by Pat Barker( Book )
80 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,142 libraries worldwide
A World War I novel on civilized and uncivilized warfare. The protagonist is a British psychologist, treating soldiers for shell shock. Before the war he lived in a British colony in the Far East, studying headhunters until the practice was banned by the British as uncivilized. Now, as he witnesses the carnage of civilized artillery and machine guns he asks himself why is this not banned? By the author of The Eye in the Door
Regeneration by Pat Barker( Book )
90 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,056 libraries worldwide
Set in a British military hospital during WWI, this novel blends fact and fiction, drawing its two protagonists from the pages of history. The author of Union Street (made into the film Stanley and Iris) portrays over whelmed men who try to come to terms with their outrage of a futile war
The eye in the door by Pat Barker( Book )
78 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,519 libraries worldwide
It is the spring of 1918. On the battlefields of France, a mammoth German offensive threatens the English army with defeat. In England itself, a beleaguered government and panic-stricken, vengeful public seek scapegoats. Two groups are targeted for persecution and prosecution: pacifists and homosexuals. Many are jailed, others lead dangerous double lives; and "the eye in the door" becomes a symbol of the paranoia that threatens to destroy the very fabric of British society
Life class by Pat Barker( Book )
39 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,141 libraries worldwide
A novel capturing the devastation and psychological trauma of the Great War on every level of British society focuses on a group of young art students, including Paul Tarrant, a Red Cross volunteer, who discovers that life, love, and art will never be the same
Another world by Pat Barker( Book )
59 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,812 libraries worldwide
A British novel on family tensions whose protagonists include children from a couple's previoius marriage and a dying grandfather who is reliving the horrors of World War I
Border crossing by Pat Barker( Book )
42 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
"At first, as Tom and Lauren Seymour walk along the deserted Newcastle waterfront on a cold, gray September afternoon, they are too busy arguing, too absorbed in the breakup of their marriage, to notice the sole other human being at the river's edge - a young man who steps out onto one of the abandoned jetties, swallows a bottle of pills, and throws himself into the icy current. Tom risks his life to rescue the man and is just in time to save him; but soon afterward, Tom begins to discover hidden meanings beneath this stroke of luck. For the man is Danny Miller, and Tom testified years before as an expert witness at Danny Miller's trial for murder, when Danny was ten years old. Now, released from prison and living under an assumed name, Danny asks Tom to help him sort out his life - starting with his past. While Tom grapples with his own troubles, he is lured, by suspicion, guilt, and curiosity, into a lonely, soul-searching reinvestigation of Danny's case."--Jacket
Double vision by Pat Barker( Book )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,630 libraries worldwide
Profoundly affected by the events of September 11th and its aftermath, two British journalists return to England to face different fates, in a study of the effects of violence on those who come in contact with it
Toby's room by Pat Barker( Book )
26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
A portrait of an upper-class family torn by World War I centers on an anguished sister whose beloved brother goes missing in action, in an epic tale that explores the experiences of the family members and the working-class people who support them
Blow your house down by Pat Barker( Book )
33 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 867 libraries worldwide
Skildring fra en engelsk industriby af en gruppe prostituerede, der lever i konstant angst, fordi flere andre prostituerede er blevet myrdet
The century's daughter by Pat Barker( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Liza was born on the stroke of midnight as the 20th century began. Growing up during the First World War she marries Frank an unemployed steel worker who is also a mystic and faith healer. Her real trial of strength is encountered as she rears her children through the Depression and the Second World War
Life class a novel by Pat Barker( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1914, a group of young students gather in an art studio for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are two components of a love triangle, and at the outset of the war, they turn to each other. After volunteering for the Red Cross, Paul must confront the fact that life, love, and art will never be the same for him. Pat Barker is unrivaled in her ability to convey simple, moving human truths. Her skill in relaying the harrowing experience of modern warfare is matched by the depth of insight she brings to the experience of love and the morality of art in a time of war. Life Class is one of her genuine masterpieces
Union Street by Pat Barker( Book )
28 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 600 libraries worldwide
This Virago modern classic was the first novel from the author of The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road. It centres on the women of Union Street, describing how they meet the harsh challenges of poverty and survival in a precarious world
The man who wasn't there by Pat Barker( Book )
30 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Colin Harper weaves together movies and real life in an attempt to create an understanding of what his father was like and what it means to be a man
The ghost road by Pat Barker( Sound Recording )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Famed psychologist Dr. William Rivers faces the wrenching challenge of restoring men to health, only to send them back to war and almost certain death. Lieutenant Billy Prior, who is cured of shell shock by Rivers at Craiglockhart War Hospital, is compelled beyond reason to return to the battlefield for a fourth tour of duty. For both men, the war is inescapable and consuming
The Regeneration trilogy by Pat Barker( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Regeneration--A sombre, brillant novel...at its centre is a real-life encounter that occurred at Craiglockhart in 1917 between W.H.R. Rivers, and army psychologist, and Siegfried Sassoon....Intense and subtle, getting responsively under the skin of both real and imagined characters. The Eye In The Door----a gripping, moving beautifully constructed and profoundly intelligent. It centres on the terrible trauma suffered by young First World War veterans, but is also about gender, calss, truth, survival and love. The Ghost Road----defies superlatives...Barker's strong, descriptive prose, humane detachment, unflinching eye and probing explorations into the minds of men damaged by war has resulted in an atmospheric, unforgettable, valuable novle which brings to a close a trilogy demanding to be read by everyone
Border crossing by Pat Barker( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
One day when Tom Seymore, a child psychologist, was walking by a river by his home, he rescued a young man from drowning. Tom realized it was Danny Miller, a child murderer at whose trial he gave evidence. Danny has served his sentence and is out of prison, but now asks for Tom's help in refuting the evidence
The eye in the door by Pat Barker( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Near the end of World War I and faced with defeat, the British government and a vengeful public targets pacifists and homosexuals as scapegoats. Many are jailed or forced to lead double lives as "the eye in the door" symbolizes the paranoia threatening to unravel the fabric of British society
Regeneration by Pat Barker( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Behind the massive yellow-grey facade of Craiglockhart War Hospital, Dr. William Rivers attempts to restore the sanity of officers driven out of their minds by their experiences in action in the First World War. When Siegfried Sassoon publishes his declaration of protest against the continuation of the war, he is thought mentally unsound by the authorities and sent to the care of Rivers. Their relationship forms the core of Regeneration
Noonday by Pat Barker( Book )
12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
In Noonday, Pat Barker - the Booker-winning author of the definitive WWI trilogy, Regeneration - turns for the first time to WWII. Paul Tarrant, Elinor Brooke and Kit Neville first met in 1914 at the Slade School of Art, before their generation lost hope, faith and much else besides on the battlefields of Ypres and the Somme. Now it is 1940, they are middle-aged, and another war has begun. London is a haunted city. Some have even turned to seances in an attempt to contact lost loved ones. As the bombs fall and Elinor and the others struggle to survive, old temptations and obsessions return, and all of them are forced to make choices about what they really want...Praise for Toby's Room: Magnificent; I finished it eagerly, wanting to know what happened next, and as I read, I was enjoying, marvelling and learning. (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). Heart-rending, superb, forensically observant and stylistically sublime. (Independent). The plot unfurls to a devastating conclusion...a very fine piece of work. (Melvyn Bragg, New Statesman). Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration (1991); which was made into a film of the same name; The Eye in the Door (1993), which won the Guardian Fiction Prize; and The Ghost Road (1995), which won the Booker Prize, as well as the more recent novels Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, Life Class and Toby's Room. She lives in Durham
Another world by Pat Barker( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 libraries worldwide
This eerie story of a troubled family in the north of England. It is filled with statling images and incisive character studies which reveal an uncanny reality where emotions and events from the past resurface in the present
 
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Alternative Names
Barker-Drake, Patricia Margaret 1943-
Barker, Pat
Barker, Patricia 1943-
Pat Barker britisk skribent
Pat Barker Brits schrijfster
Pat Barker Brits schrijver
Pat Barker brittisk författare
Pat Barker brytyjska pisarka
Pat Barker écrivaine britannique
Pat Barker englische Schriftstellerin
Pat Barker escritora británica
Pat Barker scrittrice inglese
Pat Barkerová
Patricia Barker
Баркер, Пэт
Пет Баркер
פאט בארקר סופרת בריטית
پت بارکر نویسنده بریتانیایی
バーカー, パット
パット・バーカー
派特·巴克
Languages
English (618)
Danish (29)
German (24)
Dutch (23)
French (10)
Spanish (9)
Italian (6)
Hebrew (5)
Swedish (4)
Portuguese (3)
Hungarian (3)
Catalan (2)
Chinese (1)
Japanese (1)
Polish (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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