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Schenkar, Joan

Overview
Works: 40 works in 85 publications in 3 languages and 4,941 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Fiction  Feminist fiction  Biographical television programs  Drama  Lesbian fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Joan Schenkar
 
Most widely held works by Joan Schenkar
Signs of life : six comedies of menace by Joan Schenkar( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning collection of Joan Schenkar's unsettling and unnervingly funny experimental plays (which she refers to as "comedies of menace"), available for the first time. Schenkar's charged language and evocative stage directions invite the reader to become both performer and audience. These plays provide a unique theatrical experience, one that only can be accessed by laughter. 16 illustrations
The talented Miss Highsmith : the secret life and serious art of Patricia Highsmith by Joan Schenkar( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the dark private life of the successful twentieth-century writer, chronicling her Texas origins through her self-exile in Europe and offering insight into the influence of Tom Ripley and the Hitchcock film inspired by her first novel
Truly Wilde : the unsettling story of Dolly Wilde, Oscar's unusual niece by Joan Schenkar( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a biography of Dorothy (Dolly) Wilde (1895-1941), the niece of Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde. She was made famous by her family connections and her reputation as a witty conversationalist. Her charm and humor made her a popular guest at salons in Paris between the wars, standing out even in a social circle known for its flamboyant talkers. Dorothy was a charming, witty and volatile lesbian or bisexual woman, a passionate lover, an avid reader, and a drug addict prone to depression. She was also a prolific writer of letters -- and nothing else, despite her friends agreeing she was destined for a literary career. She survived a convent school, an alcoholic father, and an intermittently loving mother; drove an ambulance in the First World War; and spent half of her life ambling from one friend's home to another, mainly between London, where she had a flat she never stayed in, and Paris, where the love her life, the filthy rich and resolutely polyamorous American expatriate Natalie Clifford Barney, held court
Patricia Highsmith : selected novels and short stories by Patricia Highsmith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the pages of Patricia Highsmith, author of The Talented Mr. Ripley, comes this compilation of short stories and narratives, including her first two novels Strangers on a Train and The Price of Salt
Women's barracks by Tereska Torrès( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gekuiste bewerking van een op ware gebeurtenissen gebaseerde roman over meisjes die tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog dienst namen als vrijwilligsters in de Vrije Franse Strijdkrachten. De schrijfster maakt een duidelijk onderscheid tussen 'geboren' lesbiennes en vrouwen die het met elkaar doen omdat er niets anders in de buurt is
Cabin fever : a comedy of menace by Joan Schenkar( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde : a Concise Biography by Carl Sternheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde was a prolific talent who ignored the boundaries in his art and his life. As a writer, he mastered many disparate forms: poems, essays, novels, plays and children's stories. His best-known work, The Picture of Dorian Gray, cemented his reputation as the most colorful force in the drab gray of Victorian England. But the nonconformity he expressed in his works and his appearance--he was famously flamboyant--would soon bring the Irish-born writer to despair. From his days at Oxford to the revelation of his homosexuality which resulted in a trial that led to his incarceration in the Reading Jail, traces the life of the legendary writer and wit
Between the acts : a capitalist fairy tale by Joan Schenkar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family pride in the 50's by Joan Schenkar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucks and does by Joan Schenkar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Monster by Joan Schenkar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire in the future : libretto for a new music theatre piece about Joan of Arc by Joan Schenkar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burning desires by Joan Schenkar( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fulfilling koch's postulate by Joan Schenkar( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universal wolf by Joan Schenkar( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of Hitler by Joan Schenkar( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lodger by Joan Schenkar( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs of life : a drama by Joan Schenkar( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suspension of mercy by Patricia Highsmith( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een man schrijft onsuccesvolle thrillers en scenario's en raakt zo gefrustreerd door de bijtende reacties van zijn vrouw dat hij er soms van droomt haar te vermoorden. Dan verdwijnt ze op een dag echt
Die talentierte Miss Highsmith Mit einem Bildteil by Joan Schenkar( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The talented Miss Highsmith : the secret life and serious art of Patricia Highsmith
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The talented Miss Highsmith : the secret life and serious art of Patricia HighsmithTruly Wilde : the unsettling story of Dolly Wilde, Oscar's unusual niecePatricia Highsmith : selected novels and short storiesWomen's barracks
Alternative Names
Joan Schenkar American writer

Joan Schenkar Amerikaans schrijfster

Languages
English (57)

German (2)

French (1)