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Cooper, Artemis 1953-

Works: 47 works in 246 publications in 11 languages and 5,679 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Biographies  Thrillers (Fiction)  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor
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  • Tango! by Ruth Rees( Article )
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Paris after the liberation, 1944-1949 by Antony Beevor( Book )
70 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
When Allied troops fought their way into Paris on August 25, 1944, they were greeted by the wildest scenes of joy Europe had ever witnessed. The following day, over a million people thronged the streets in a delirious atmosphere of freedom to watch General de Gaulle's triumphant march from the Arc de Triomphe to Notre Dame. There was a black edge to the exuberance, though. Hatreds from the Vichy era led to the settling of scores in a chaos of often wild justice. The period that followed was full of contrast and contradiction: Picasso, a multimillionaire, became the Communist Party's star recruit; an infatuation with American popular culture thrived amid virulent anti-Americanism; black marketeers grew rich on the misery of the population; literary and social life revived miraculously amid the poverty and dilapidation; Christian Dior revolutionized fashion with the extravagant use of material, and working-class women tore the clothes in outrage from one of his models. Arthur Miller observed of Paris, emotionally scarred by the Occupation, that "the moral, the literary, and the political were the same." Paris was the focal point in the opening stages of the Cold War, and in the new era of the atom bomb. Existentialists and Communists arguing in cafes sensed that history had entered a decisive phase. At a time when rumor was as powerful as fact, word of plots and counterplots proliferated, and France came to the brink of civil war. Paris After the Liberation is the first work to do justice to this extraordinary period. It is a landmark achievement, a brilliant fusion of politics, literary life, society, theater, fashion, and art woven into a rich and intimate account brimming with revelation. Acclaimed historians Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper (the granddaughter of England's first postwar ambassador to France) have drawn on an astonishing array of sources: unpublished diaries, letters, and photographs; interviews with many of the period's leading figures; and important material from archives in Paris, the United States, London, and Moscow, whose newly opened state papers have provided a wealth of completely fresh information, much of it startling. Paris After the Liberation brings to life a pivotal moment of world history, suffusing it with wit, anecdote, and brio. It is a brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable work of synthesis, a fitting celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Paris
Patrick Leigh Fermor : an adventure by Artemis Cooper( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 871 libraries worldwide
"Patrick Leigh Fermor's enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. In just over a year he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, and his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses. At the outbreak of war he left his lover, Princess Balasha Cantacuzene, in Romania and returned to England to enlist. Commissioned into the Intelligence Corps, he became one of the handful of Allied officers supporting the Cretan resistance to the German occupation. In 1944 he commanded the Anglo-Cretan team that abducted General Heinrich Kreipe and spirited him away to Egypt. A journey to the Caribbean, stays in monasteries, and explorations all over Greece provided the subjects for his first books. It was not until he and his wife had moved to southern Greece that he returned to his earliest walk. In these books, which took many years to write, he created a vision of a prewar Europe, which in its beauty and abundance has never been equaled. Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Leigh Fermor and his closest friends, and has had complete access to his archive. Her beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts--no one wore their learning so playfully nor inspired such passionate friendship"--
The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
"In the winter of 1933 eighteen-year-old Patrick ("Paddy") Leigh Fermor set out to walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him the better part of a year. Decades later, when he was well over fifty, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, two works now celebrated as among the most vivid, absorbing, delightful, and beautifully-written travel books of all time. The Broken Road is the long and avidly awaited account of the final leg of his youthful adventure that Leigh Fermor promised but was unable to finish before his death in 2011. Assembled from Leigh Fermor's manuscripts by his prize-winning biographer Artemis Cooper and the travel writer Colin Thubron, this is perhaps the most personal of all Leigh Fermor's books, catching up with young Paddy in the fall of 1934 and following him through Bulgaria and Romania to the coast of the Black Sea. Days and nights on the road, spectacular landscapes and uncanny cities, friendships lost and found, leading the high life in Bucharest or camping out with fishermen and shepherds: in the The Broken Road such incidents and escapades are described with all the linguistic bravura, odd and astonishing learning, and overflowing exuberance that Leigh Fermor is famous for, but also with a melancholy awareness of the passage of time, especially when he meditates on the scarred history of the Balkans or on his troubled relations with his father. The book ends, perfectly, with Paddy's diary from the winter of 1934, when he had reached Greece, the country he would fall in love with and fight for. Across the space of three quarters of century we can still hear the ringing voice of an irrepressible young man embarking on a life of adventure"--
The letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper by Evelyn Waugh( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Contains correspondence between the novelist Evelyn Waugh and Lady Diana Cooper
Writing at the kitchen table : the authorized biography of Elizabeth David by Artemis Cooper( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and career of the noted food writer from her privileged childhood to her adventures in fascist Italy and her subsequent career as a culinary expert
A durable fire : the letters of Duff and Diana Cooper, 1913-1950 by Duff Cooper( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Cairo in the War : 1939-1945 by Artemis Cooper( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
For troops in the desert, Cairo meant fleshpots or brass hats. For well-connected officers, it meant polo at the Gezira Club and drinks at Shepheard's. For the irregular warriors, Cairo was a city to throw legendary parties before the next mission behind enemy lines. For countless refugees, it was a stopping place in the long struggle home. The political scene was dominated by the British Ambassador Sir Miles Lampson. In February 1942 he surrounded the Abdin Palace with tanks and attempted to depose King Farouk. Five months later it looked as if the British would be thrown out of Egypt for good. Rommel's forces were only sixty miles from Alexandria--but the Germans were pushed back and Cairo life went on. Meanwhile, in the Egyptian Army, a handful of young officers were thinking dangerous thoughts
Words of mercury by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Selections from: A time of gifts, Between the woods and the water, Holiday magazine, Daily Telegraph magazine, The world mine oyster, The traveller's time, A time to keep silence, The Spectator, London magazine, Report for the Imperial War Museum, Roumeli, Mani, Architectural digest, Auberon Herbert: a composite portrait, The journals of Roger Hinks, 1933-1963, Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk: an informal portrait, The new griffon, The pleasure of reading, Primitive song, The Times literary supplement, The seven deadly sins, Robert Byron, letters home, an undated letter to Diana Cooper
Mr. Wu and Mrs. Stitch : the letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper by Evelyn Waugh( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Jane Howard : a dangerous innocence by Artemis Cooper( Book )
7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Jane Howard wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning to be an actress; but when that ambition was thwarted by marriage and the war, she turned to fiction. Artemis Cooper's biography explores a woman trying to make sense of her life through her writing, as well as illuminating the literary world in which she lived
Watching in the dark : a child's fight for life by Artemis Cooper( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
The Diana Cooper scrapbook by Artemis Cooper( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
'A Time of Gifts' and 'Between the Woods and the Water' were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of 18 from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. This book completes the extraordinary journey
Paris after the liberation, 1944-1949 by Antony Beevor( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Beevor and Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayl of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages of the Cold War. Against the volatile political backdrop, every aspect of life is portrayed: scores were settled in a rough and uneven justice, black marketers grew rich on the misery of the population, and a growing number of intellectual luminaries and aritsts including Hemingway, Beckett, Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Cocteau, and Picasso contributed new ideas and a renewed vitality to this extraordinary moment in time
Een onvoltooide reis : van de IJzeren Poort naar Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Mr Wu and Mrs Stitch: the letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper, 1932-1966 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Paris libéré 1944-1949 by Antony Beevor( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
La strada interrotta : dalle porte di ferro al Monte Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Tango ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
L'histoire et l'aventure du tango, danse du désir et de l'amour, née dans les taudis de Buenos Aires à la fin du 19e siècle. Une danse qui a conservé toute sa vitalité depuis plus de cent ans
Tango! : the dance, the song, the story by Simon Collier( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Exquisite publication, written by respected scholars and artist, combines scholarly research with a pleasant writing style. Covers tango's history from early-19th century to the present, addressing tango's spread into Europe and North America and its 'golden age' in Buenos Aires from the 1920s-50s; also discusses topics such as tango and 'machismo,' and the tango revival in film, theater, and literature. Includes an extended bibliography and discography. Richly illustrated with facsimiles, reproductions of drawings, paintings, and photographs. For review by Pablo Vila, see Lat. Am. Music Rev., Vol. 18, No. 1, 1997, p. 113-123"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
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Alternative Names
Artemis Cooper British writer
Artemis Cooper Brits schrijfster
Artemis Cooper escritora británica
Artemis Cooper scrittrice britannica
Kuper, Artemis 1953-
קופר, ארטמיס
أرتيميس كوبر، 1953-
クーパー, アーテミス
English (176)
Spanish (11)
French (7)
Japanese (5)
Italian (4)
Swedish (3)
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