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Mars-Jones, Adam 1954-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 194 publications in 5 languages and 2,958 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  Black humor  Manuscripts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Gay fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Editor
Classifications: PS3511.A86, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Adam Mars-Jones
 
Most widely held works by Adam Mars-Jones
The waters of thirst by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William and Terry have been monogamous for quite some time, but William suffers from a debilitating disease that prompts him to meditate on the persistence, demands, and ultimate victory of desire over its constraints
The darker proof : stories from a crisis by Edmund White( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over de gevolgen van de Aids-epidemie voor de homo-subkultuur
Monopolies of loss by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing fiction about Aids calls for a sustained effort of adjustment, but then so does everything else to do with the epidemic.' So writes Adam Mars-Jones in his introduction to this brave and astonishing book, whose eloquence confers a subtle human dimension on an immense, often faceless crisis. In stories that unfold quietly, with familiarity and domesticity, he assembles a remarkable cast of characters - all of whom are dealing, either peripherally or explicitly, with the central disease of our time. Mars-Jones conveys the horrors of life during the plague through subversive fiction that aims to destroy the truly unconscionable notion of gay life as alien or other. Here are people - patients, lovers, even strangers - whom we recognize as our own, as family and friends. 'Slim' is a portrait of a volunteer 'buddy'- young, healthy, simple - as seen by the wracked man he accompanies. In 'An Executor' we hear the ruminations of a man appointed to remove suspicious garments from a dying friend's closet, lest his grieving parents be shocked. Or in 'Summer Lightning, ' a bittersweet story of an unexpected death that comes while two friends sunbathe at the beach. An everyday accident that shatters a couple's carefully suspended brooding on mortality. A man's tape-recorded thoughts, in his last days, about the pleasures of his lovers, the advice of the hospital, and the slow dream-time he has fallen into: 'Imagination is the last thing to fail me.'. Each of these stories possesses its own startling force; their combined impact in this collection is staggering. As The Guardian has written, 'Adam Mars-Jones is the Wilfrid Owen of the new long-drawn and deadly trench warfare ... He describes and exemplifies courage, tenderness and defiance."
Mae West is dead : recent lesbian and gay fiction( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gathers British and American short stories about the lives of lesbians and homosexuals."
Pilcrow : {novel} by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cromer experiences his 1950s childhood as a sort of ramshackle isolation tank, screening out sensation and adventure. Of course, as he points out, time passed slowly for everyone in the fifties, it wasn₂t just him, but it₂s hard to deny him the status of a special case. From that point on, John₂s epic task becomes clear. He must climb out of the tank and make his way somehow on land. Pilcrow is an exploration of a rich but marginal life, an engrossing story with a vibrant supporting cast of ghouls, matrons and sexual adventurers. John is already a confirmed homosexual, and at Vulcan Grammar School he finds the opportunities ₆ brilliantly described in humiliating and inventive detail ₆ to give expression to his needs. He is at his happiest attempting to seduce Julian Robinson, the school's master spy
Cedilla : {novel} by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cedilla, John Cromer launches himself into the wider world of mainstream education, and comes upon deeper joys, subtler setbacks. The tone and texture of the two books is similar, but their emotional worlds are very different. The slow unfolding of themes is perhaps closer to Indian classical music than the Western tradition raga saga, anyone? It contains no physical battles and the bare minimum of travel, yet surely it qualifies
Fabrications by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venus envy by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on Martin Amis and Ian McEwan, the author examines the dilemma facing the 1990s male. He argues that these two authors, beset by obsessions about paternity in the post-nuclear age, sum up the way the image of the modern man is distorted to present its more reputable aspects
Lantern lecture and other stories by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind bitter happiness by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lantern lecture by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three stories by a new writer: the title story is an amusing account of the disorders which are the normal occurence of Philip Yorke's life, the last squire of Erdigg driving in his acient Morris Cowley with a bicycle on the roof for lifeboat duty. The second story, Hoosh-mi, is a satire of royalty and the last and longest, Bathpool Park, is concerned with the law
Noriko smiling by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Late Spring, directed and co-written by Yasujiro Ozu, was released in 1949, which makes it an old film, or a film that has been new for a long time ... ' So begins this remarkable essay in narrative reconstruction, which elicits a world of meanings from the reticences of one classic Japanese movie, and reserves to the very end a resolution of its mystery. Adam Mars-Jones gives a virtuoso comeback performance as that lost figure from the earl days of cinema: the film explainer. There has never been a film book like this one
A eulogy for Nigger and other essays : the second Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize winners by Josh Cohen( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild palms by William Faulkner( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two interlocking stories, one of an illicit love affair and the other of a convict sent out to do rescue work during a flood
Mafia! : an anthology of new fiction : from the University of East Anglia's creative writing MA( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita e opinioni di John Cromer by Adam Mars-Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cards of identity by Nigel Forbes Dennis( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A scathing satire of psychology, identity theory, and class prejudice, Cards of Identity is centered around the Identity Club, a group of psychologists who meet annually to present "case histories" promoting their chosen theory of identity. These case studies (three of which are presented in the novel) are not scientific treatises, but fictional representations of a character in line with each psychologist's theoretical biases. In fact, members of the Identity Club aren't allowed to interact with patients when creating their stories. Surrounding the plot of this annual meeting is an equally compelling story of the local townspeople who are brainwashed and transformed into servants for the convention, and who end the book with a showstopping Shakespearian play."--Jacket
The Penguin book of modern British short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Fortune's maggot by Sylvia Townsend Warner( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a decade in one South Seas mission, a London bank-clerk-turned-minister sets his heart on serving a remote volcanic island. Fauna contains neither cannibals nor Christians, but its citizens, his superior warns, are like children--immoral children. Still, Mr. Timothy Fortune lights out for Fauna. Yet after three years, he has made only one convert, and his devotion to the boy may prove more sensual than sacred."--Page 4 of cover
Pictures from an institution : a comedy by Randall Jarrell( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pilcrow : {novel}
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The darker proof : stories from a crisisMonopolies of lossMae West is dead : recent lesbian and gay fictionPilcrow : {novel}Cedilla : {novel}Blind bitter happinessCards of identityThe Penguin book of modern British short storiesMr. Fortune's maggot
Alternative Names
Adam Mars-Jones British writer

Adam Mars-Jones écrivain britannique

Adam Mars-Jones escritor británico

Adam Mars-Jones schrijver uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

Jones, Adam M.

Jones Adam Mars

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Languages
English (156)

French (6)

German (5)

Dutch (3)

Italian (1)