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Conradi, Peter J. 1945-

Works: 34 works in 223 publications in 7 languages and 9,563 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Case studies  Short stories  Fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6063.U7, 941.0840922
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Publications about Peter J Conradi
Publications by Peter J Conradi
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Most widely held works by Peter J Conradi
Iris Murdoch : a life by Peter J Conradi( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,417 libraries worldwide
"Iris Murdoch's life - like her books - was full of extraordinary passions and profound relationships with some of the most inspiring and influential thinkers, artists, writers and poets of her time. During the war she pondered Aldous Huxley's doctrine that, for a writer, 'it is not what one has experienced but what one does with what one has experienced that matters, ' and she later wrote that the person who might help her better herself 'must not distinguish between me and my work'. She was sometimes portrayed as a bourgeois grandee living an unworldly, detached intellectual life, inventing a fantastical alternative world for compensation; but much that was thought to be romance in her work turns out to be reality. 'Real life is so much odder than any book, ' she wrote to a friend, and her life was as exciting and improbable as her fiction. Her novels are not just stylised comedies of manners with artificial complications, but reflect passionately lived experience, albeit wonderfully transmuted. Peter Conradi's biography returns the reader to her best work, through a quest for the living flesh-and-blood creature: the Irishwoman, the Communist-bohemian, the Treasury civil servant, the worker in Austrian refugee-camps, the RCA lecturer during the 1960s, the lifelong devotee of friendship conducted at a distancce and by letter, and the Buddhist-Christian mystic. It balances the formative years before the creative confusion of youth gave way to a greater stability, with an account of her maturity."--Jacket
The King's speech by Mark Logue( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II
Existentialists and mystics : writings on philosophy and literature by Iris Murdoch( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
"Best known for her novels and longer philosophical works, Iris Murdoch is also a brilliant essayist and critic. Existentialists and Mystics gathers together for the first time in one volume the most influential and inspiring of her essays and shorter pieces." "The selection, by Professor Peter Conradi, starts with an illuminating interview of Dame Iris Murdoch by Bryan Magee, and is organized to illustrate her training and development as a thinker, her rejection of the sterility of Anglo-American and Sartrean philosophers alike, and her journey toward Platonism and a practical mysticism. She negotiates her ideological opponents with elegance and scruple, and draws on a novelist's insight into art and literature to throw new light on philosophy."--Jacket
John Fowles by Peter J Conradi( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
Iris Murdoch : the saint and the artist by Peter J Conradi( Book )
36 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and German and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Studie over het werk van de Ierse schrijfster (geb. 1919)
Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter J Conradi( Book )
12 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Hot dogs and cocktails : when FDR met King George VI at Hyde Park on Hudson by Peter J Conradi( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Between June 9th and 12th 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were the guests of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his country estate in Hyde Park, New York, during what was the first ever visit by a reigning British monarch to the United States. Coming at a time when Britain desperately needed U.S. help in the conflict that now seemed inevitable, the meeting was front page news on both sides of the Atlantic and imbued with huge political significance. This fascinating book recreates the backdrop to the royal visit, analyzing the political background and the media's reaction, and tells the back stories both of the King and of Roosevelt, whose colorful personal life became entwined with the visit
The saint and the artist : a study of the fiction of Iris Murdoch by Peter J Conradi( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Polish and held by 314 libraries worldwide
First published by Macmillan Press in 1986 as Iris Murdoch: the saint and the artist
A very English hero : the making of Frank Thompson by Peter J Conradi( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Gentle, modest and handsome, a fine poet, proficient in nine languages, eccentric Englishman Frank Thompson made an unlikely soldier. The elder of two sons of a formidable family of writers, lover of Iris Murdoch, he was an intellectual idealist. This book tells his story
The great survivors : how monarchy made it into the twenty-first century by Peter J Conradi( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
In this riveting and extensively researched account, Peter Conradi offers an uncompromising portrayal of Europe's royals and reveals the scandals, excesses, conflicts and interests hidden behind the pomp of the ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official functions. At a time when Western society appears to be demanding more equality and democracy, people's fascination with monarchies shows no signs of waning. Taking the reader on a journey between past and present, into a world populated by great celebrities such as Wallis Simpson, Grace Kelly and Princess Diana, as well as lesser-known and slightly murkier aristocratic figures, The Great Survivors analyses the reasons behind this anachronistic paradox by looking at the history of the main European dynasties and providing a keyhole glimpse into their world, their lives and their secrets
Iris Murdoch : a writer at war :Letters and Diaries 1939-45 by Iris Murdoch( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Collection of diary writings and letters by Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), written in 1939-1945. The first part consists of diary entries written on tour with the Magpie group, performing music and theatre. The second and third parts are letters from Murdoch to Frank Thompson and David Hicks, with whom she had close relationships. Each part starts with an introduction written by Peter J Conradi
Angus Wilson by Peter J Conradi( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 libraries worldwide
The red ripper by Peter J Conradi( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 152 libraries worldwide
The king's speech : [how one man saved the British monarchy] by Mark Logue( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Albert, Duke of York began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. The amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, 'Bertie' was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI
A writer at war : letters & diaries, 1939-45 by Iris Murdoch( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
At the bright hem of God : Radnorshire pastoral by Peter J Conradi( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Love in a Wych Elm and other stories by H. E Bates( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Guo wang de yan jiang = The king's speech by Mark Logue( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Ben shu jiang shu le ying guo guo wang qiao zhi liu shi he ta de yu yan zhi liao shi lai na erLuo ge de gu shi.Jie kai le liang ge nan ren zhi jian chi xu yi sheng de bu ping fan de you yi
Going Buddhist : panic and emptiness, the Buddha and me by Peter J Conradi( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Iris Murdoch, writer at war : the letters and diaries of Iris Murdoch: 1939-1945 by Iris Murdoch( file )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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