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Hollinghurst, Alan

Overview
Works: 59 works in 413 publications in 14 languages and 10,616 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Drama  Film adaptations  Case studies  Historical fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6058.O4467, 823.914
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Publications about Alan Hollinghurst
Publications by Alan Hollinghurst
Most widely held works by Alan Hollinghurst
The line of beauty : a novel by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
93 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,880 libraries worldwide
20-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens. An innocent in matters of politics and money, he becomes caught up in the Feddins' world: its grand parties, its surprising alliances, its parade of monsters both comic and menacing. In an era of endless possibility, he finds himself able to pursue his own private obssession with beauty--a prize as compelling to him as power and riches are to his friends
The stranger's child : a novel by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
52 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,298 libraries worldwide
In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate--a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance--to his family's modest home outside London for the weekend. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sixteen-year-old sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him and the stories he tells about Corley Court, the country estate he is heir to. But what Cecil writes in Daphne's autograph album will change their and their families' lives forever: a poem that, after Cecil is killed in the Great War and his reputation burnished, will become a touchstone for a generation, a work recited by every schoolchild in England. Over time, a tragic love story is spun, even as other secrets lie buried--until, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them
The swimming pool library by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
68 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,500 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the friendship of two men: William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity and the elderly Lord Nantwich, an old Africa hand, searching for someone to write his biography and inherit his traditions
The folding star by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
39 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
"Edward Manners - thirty-three, disaffected, in search of a new life - has come to an ancient Flemish city to teach English. Almost at once he falls in love with one of his pupils, the seventeen-year-old Luc Altidore, recently expelled from school for some mysterious offense. Condemned to a mounting but incommunicable obsession with the boy, Edward becomes involved in affairs with two other men: one a heartless but seductive fraud, the other a young drifter with a deeply possessive streak." "Then Edward is introduced to the world of the enigmatic and reclusive Symbolist painter Edgard Orst. Gradually he is drawn toward an understanding of the artist's own obsession with a famous actress, drowned off Ostend at the turn of the century, and of the ambiguous circumstances of Orst's own death under Nazi occupation." "The events of The Folding Star are played out amid the silent streets and canals of a city that seems locked in the past, and across the northern landscape of out-of-season resorts and abandoned houses that lies beyond. But in the central panel of the novel's triptych Edward returns home for a funeral and is caught up in memories of his own late adolescence and his first love affair: an English pastoral already threatened by the experience of betrayal and loss."--Jacket
The spell by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
38 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 983 libraries worldwide
The amours and intrigues of four sophisticated homosexuals in Britain, two of whom are father and son. Witty conversations and steamy sex by the author of The Swimming Pool Library
The stranger's child by Alan Hollinghurst( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
While on holiday break in 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate, Cecil Valance, to his family's small home outside of London. George's sixteen-year-old sister, Daphne, is smitten with Cecil, who writes a poem in her autograph book. After Cecil perishes in the Great War and with his reputation in tatters, the general public becomes aware of the poem and it is celebrated with critical acclaim
The ivory tower by Henry James( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
"In 1914, Henry James began work on a major novel about the immense new fortunes of America's Gilded Age. After an absence of more than twenty years, James had returned for a visit to his native country; what he found there filled him with profound dismay. In The Ivory Tower, his last book, the characteristic pattern underlying so much of his fiction - in which American "innocence" is transformed by its encounter with European "experience"--Receives a new twist: raised abroad, the hero comes home to America to confront, as James puts it, "the black and merciless things that are behind the great possessions."" "James died in 1916 with the first three books of The Ivory Tower completed. He also left behind a "treatment," in which he charted the further progress of his story. This fascinating scenario, one of only two to survive among James's papers, is also published here together with a striking critical essay by Ezra Pound."--Jacket
The line of beauty by Alan Hollinghurst( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 libraries worldwide
It is the summer of 1983, and young Nick Guest has moved into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious new Tory MP, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their children Toby and Catherine. Nick had idolozed Toby at Oxford, but in his London life it will be the troubled Catherine, the critic and rebel of the family, who becomes both his friend and his uneasy responsibility
The swimming-pool library by Alan Hollinghurst( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Hollinghurst's work is an elegy, possessed of chilling clarity, for ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity. It focuses on the friendship of two men: William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, an old African hand, searching for someone to write his biography and inherit his traditions
A.E. Housman : poems by A. E Housman( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
In this series a contemporary poet selects and introduces another poet of a different generation whom they have particularly admired. This selection of A.E. Housman poems are selected by Alan Hollinghurst
Selected poems by Mick Imlah( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
New writing 4 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Howard Hodgkin by Howard Hodgkin( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Confidential chats with boys by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Berenice & Bajazet by Jean Racine( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
The line of beauty ( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
"A story of love, class, sex and money. Nick Guest, a young, gay Oxford graduate of modest means, is invited to stay with the wealthy Fedden family at their home in west London. Dysfunction and glamour come in equal measure with the Feddens: father Gerald a Tory MP consumed by his rising status within the party; wife Rachel who barely recognises her manic-depressive daughter Catherine; and son Toby, for whom Nick has had a secret crush ever since their time together at Oxford." --Container
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
An eccentric bunch lives on the houseboats on the Battersea Reach of the Thames, including Maurice, a male prostitute and receiver of stolen goods; Richard, a "buttoned-up ex-navy man;" and Nenna, "a faithful, loving, but abandoned wife."--Cover
L'enfant de l'étranger : roman by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The urban condition : space, community, and self in the contemporary metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
What does the Western city at the end of the twentieth century look like? How did the modern metropolis of congestion and density turn into a posturban or even postsuburban cityscape? What are edge cities and technoburbs? How has the social composition of cities changed in the postwar era? What do gated communities tell us about social fragmentation? Is public space in the contemporary city being privatized and militarized? How can the urban self still be defined? What role does consumer aestheticism have to play in this? These and many more questions are addressed by this uniquely conceived multidisciplinary study. The Urban Condition seeks to interfere in current debates over the future and interpretation of our urban landscapes by reuniting studies of the city as a physical and material phenomenon and as a cultural and mental (arte)fact. The Ghent Urban Studies Team responsible for the writing and editing of this volume is directed by Kristiaan Versluys and Dirk De Meyer at the University of Ghent, Belgium. It is an interdisciplinary research team of young academics that further consists of Kristiaan Borret, Bart Eeckhout, Steven Jacobs, and Bart Keunen. The collective expertise of GUST ranges from architectural theory, urban planning, and art history to philosophy, literary criticism and cultural theory
Il figlio dello sconosciuto : romanzo by Alan Hollinghurst( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 13 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hollinghērsts, Alans 1954-
Languages
English (286)
German (17)
Spanish (15)
Italian (12)
Dutch (10)
French (8)
Polish (5)
Chinese (3)
Croatian (3)
Czech (3)
Swedish (2)
Slovenian (1)
Serbian (1)
Finnish (1)
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