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Spurling, Hilary

Works: 84 works in 433 publications in 6 languages and 13,774 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Art  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6069.C596, B
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Publications about Hilary Spurling
Publications by Hilary Spurling
Most widely held works about Hilary Spurling
Most widely held works by Hilary Spurling
Pearl Buck in China : journey to The good earth by Hilary Spurling( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,685 libraries worldwide
An engrossing biography of Buck, a woman whose fascinating life gave her a unique outlook on the plight of women and the suffering of China's rural poor
Paul Scott : a life of the author of the Raj quartet by Hilary Spurling( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 954 libraries worldwide
Ivy, the life of I. Compton-Burnett by Hilary Spurling( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 libraries worldwide
Matisse, his art and his textiles : the fabric of dreams by France) Musée Matisse (Le Cateau( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Textiles were the key to Matisse's visual imagination. His ancestors had been weavers for generations: the textures and vibrancy of cloth were in his blood. Although Matisse was to outgrow every other influence, textiles retained their power to inspire his imagination throughout his life. His studio in Nice was a treasure house of exotic Persian carpets, delicate Arab embroideries, richly hued African wall hangings, curtains, costumes, patterned screens and backcloths. This sumptuously illustrated book, which includes over 100 works by Matisse together with numerous colourful fabrics, is the catalogue of a groundbreaking exhibition at the Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis; the Royal Academy of Arts, London; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Matisse's relationship with the textiles that surrounded him from his earliest days is revealed here for the first time. Charting how the fabrics he painted from became the very fabric of his paintings, the authors examine the ways in which Matisse used what he called his "working library" of textiles to furnish, order and compose some of the twentieth century's most pioneering works of art
The girl from the Fiction Department : a portrait of Sonia Orwell by Hilary Spurling( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 624 libraries worldwide
The negative portrait of George Orwell's second wife drawn by his biographers is a travesty. Determined to set the record straight, her friend, Hilary Spurling, herself an acclaimed biographer, reveals the whole story of Sonia Orwell's sad and splendid life. - Jacket flap
Invitation to the dance : a guide to Anthony Powell's Dance to the music of time by Hilary Spurling( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
La Grande Thérèse : the greatest scandal of the century by Hilary Spurling( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Thérèse Humbert was the "assumed illegitimate daughter of an American billioniare," but when her hoax was revealed, she spent five years at hard labor. "When she was released from prison, she vanished, and the fantastic story of her life was mostly hushed up, because it had disgraced so many wealthy and important people."--Jacket
Ivy when young; the early life of I. Compton-Burnett, 1884-1919 by Hilary Spurling( Book )
21 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Secrets of a woman's heart : the later life of Ivy Compton-Burnett : 1920-1969 by Hilary Spurling( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Burying the bones : Pearl Buck in China by Hilary Spurling( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Pearl Buck, one of the bestselling Nobel Prize winning novelist, was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. This biography presents a portrait of the extraordinary childhood of Buck
Madame Cézanne by Dita Amory( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
"Paul Cézanne's (1839-1906) portraits of Hortense Fiquet (1850-1922), his wife and the subject of some of his most iconic portraits, rank among the most powerful of their kind in French modernism. Yet, posterity has not been kind to Madame Cézanne. She was called a distraction, blamed for her husband's "lackluster" landscapes, and disdained for her impenetrable expression in the paintings. The reality is more complex, for while Fiquet may not have been the passion of Cézanne's lifetime, she was a willing accomplice, as model, mother of his only son, and unwavering partner against all odds. Madame Cézanne examines this unique relationship within the context of Cézanne as a painter, draftsman, and portraitist, and sheds light on the personal relationship between artist and muse. Featuring all 28 of Cézanne's oil portraits of Fiquet and most of the known drawings, Madame Cézanne both corrects, with insight and compassion, the long-held misconceptions about the Cézannes' unconventional marriage, and shows how Cézanne's portraits of his wife provide a lens through which to better understand his overall technique"--Publisher's website
Handbook to Anthony Powell's Music of time by Hilary Spurling( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Elinor Fettiplace's receipt book : Elizabethan country house cooking by Hilary Spurling( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
A classic in the history of English cooking, and an extraordinarily intimate glimpse into the fabric of everyday Elizabethan life
The Raj quartet by Paul Scott( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
The Raj quartet by Paul Scott( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Contains "The Jewel in the Crown" in which a young Englishwoman, Daphne Manners, and an Indian man, Hari Kumar, are involved in a doomed love affair; and "The Day of the Scorpion" in which a sadistic policeman, Ronald Merrick, who arrested and persecuted Hari, insinuates himself into an aristocratic British family as World War II escalates
Pearl Buck in China [journey to The good earth] by Hilary Spurling( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A thrilling portrait of the extraordinary childhood of Pearl Buck, the now-forgotten bestselling Nobel Prize winning novelist and author of The Good Earth
Ann Stokes : artists' potter by Ann Stokes( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Henri Matisse : erotic sketches = erotische skizzen by Hilary Spurling( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in German and Spanish and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Matisse : the life by Hilary Spurling( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Om den franske maler Henri Matisse (1869-1954)
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Hilary Spurling britische Journalistin, Schriftstellerin und Biographin
Hilary Spurling British writer, journalist and biographer, 2005 Whitbread Book Awards winner, 1967 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize winner
Hilary Spurling Brits journaliste
スパーリング, ヒラリー
English (175)
German (13)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (3)
French (2)
Japanese (2)
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