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Rowson, Martin

Works: 43 works in 116 publications in 1 language and 2,729 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Juvenile works  Experimental fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Miscellanea  Voyages, Imaginary  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Illustrator, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PR3724, 823.5
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Publications about Martin Rowson
Publications by Martin Rowson
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Most widely held works by Martin Rowson
Old Testament stories with a Freudian twist by Leo Abse( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
This collection of Leo Abse's last essays are writings that he was working on from 2006 up to and during his final illness. They take as their starting point stories from the Old Testament. For Abse, the Bible provided a great inspiration for analysis, reflection, and speculation. His own distinctive voice is evident in every essay. Chapters include: Jubal: A discursive meditation on music and its origins; Jacob's wrestling match; The judgment of Solomon; Abishag: The lure of incest; and The nakedness of Noah
Curiosities of literature by John Sutherland( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
One of our best-known and best-loved literary critics turns his attention to the more bizarre areas of literature in this miscellany of fact and trivia. Which author had the heaviest brain? What was the original title of 1984? What do 12% of all winners of the Booker prize have in common? When did cigarettes start making an appearance in English literature? And, while we're at it, who wrote the first Western, and is there any link between asthma and literary genius? Sutherland's irreverent literary masterpiece illuminates every topic imaginable, from author advances to civil war literature to Victorian sex to odd-things-eaten-by-literary characters (think Patrick Bateman's girlfriend in American Psycho). This is the ideal anthology of useless information for all book lovers.--Publisher description
The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman by Laurence Sterne( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
A graphic adaptation of a 1767 novel by Laurence Sterne, an English clergyman. A bawdy work filled with eccentric characters, the novel represented a reaction to the intellectualism of the 18th century
The waste land by Martin Rowson( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Private detective Chris Marlowe is tasked with getting to the bottom of the most impenetrable of all modernist mysteries, namely T.S. Eliot's The waste land
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
On 5 November 1699, the Merchant Ship Antelope foundered on a rock at the Latitude of 30 degrees 2 minutes south. The only survivor of the crew was the ship's physician, Lemuel Gulliver, who some hours later awoke, bound by hundreds of tiny ropes, lying on a beach in the Empire of Lilliput. On 31 August 1997, Gulliver's direct (although unwitting) descendent was being driven back from a conference in Paris when, travelling through an underpass, his vehicle was struck with great force from behind. Rendered unconscious, he was next aware of being thrown from a helicopter into a shallow sea. On awaking next morning, he found himself bound by hundreds of tiny ropes, lying on a beach and surrounded by tiny figures welcoming him to... a modern Lilliput. This is only the beginning of his adventures, as he finds himself, quite by chance, visiting the same places as his famous forebear, only three centuries later. Thus the Modern Gulliver learns how history has unfolded for the Lilliputians, discovering the secrets of the 'New' Lilliput's economic boom and accidentally precipitating its crash. He finds out how the giants of Brobdingnag were inspired to transform their way of life by his ancestor's example, impressed by their encounter with one of 'the most pernicious Race of little odious vermin that Nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the Earth'. Then, after witnessing the diplomatic initiatives of the floating island of Laputa, the immortal Struldbruggs and other medical miracles in Luggnagg, he's finally shown exactly what the Houyhnhnms now do with their surplus Yahoos... Jonathan Swift's classic satire about little people, big people, mad scientists and rational horses has not only gripped our imaginations for generations, it is also one of the greatest - yet most compassionate - indictments of humanity ever written. Martin Rowson's caustic and provocative updating of the story is both a homage to the original and an entirely up-to-date indictment of the enduring human idiocies that enraged Swift so magnificently and memorably 300 years ago
Snatches by Martin Rowson( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Giving offence by Martin Rowson( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Imperial exits by Julius Cicatrix( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The dog allusion : pets, gods and how to be human by Martin Rowson( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The sweet smell of psychosis by Will Self( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
A satire of modern life focusing on a British yuppie named Richard Hermes
The Nodland express by Anna Clarke( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Curiosities of literature : a book-lover's anthology of literary erudition by John Sutherland( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Standing for something by Mark Seddon( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Mark Seddon is best known in Britain as a leading member of the Awkward Squad, a thorn in the flesh of New Labour as editor of Tribune, house magazine of the Left, for over a decade. In that role and as a member of Labour's National Executive Committee, he scurried around the corridors of power, gaining a unique perspective on the activities of Blair, Brown and Mandelson - and of less familiar figures who played their part in the story of New Labour. Standing for Something is the record of an unusual political life played out on an international stage
Mug shots : 60 portraits of a political generation drawn from the life during the course of the subjects' lunchtimes by Martin Rowson( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Fuck : the human odyssey by Martin Rowson( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Scenes from the lives of the great socialists by Martin Rowson( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
1948 : a novel in verse by Andy Croft( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
F*ck : a history of the world in 65 unfortunate incidents by Martin Rowson( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The Seven Deadly Sins a Celebration of Vice and Virtue by Todd McEwan( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
We live with the idea of sin every day? from the greatest transgressions to the tiniest misdemeanours. But surely the concept was invented for an age where divine retribution and eternal punishment dominated the collective consciousness? In this lively collection of new writing, Nicola Barker, Dylan Evans, David Flusfeder, Todd McEwen, Martin Rowson, John Sutherland and Ali Smith go head to head with the capital vices to explore what we really mean when we talk about sin. The resulting mixture of erudite and playful essays and startling new fiction might not make you a better person, but it
Lower than vermin : an anatomy of Thatcher's Britain by Kevin Killane( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
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