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Gray, William 1952-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 3,522 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Gray
Death and fantasy : essays on Philip Pullman, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald and R.L. Stevenson by William Gray( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on philosophy, theology and psychoanalysis as well as on literary criticism, this collection of essays explores a range of fantasy texts with particular attention to the various ways in which they seek to deal with the reality of death. The essays
Persona and paradox : issues of identity for C.S. Lewis, his friends and associates by William Gray( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although certain aspects of C.S. Lewis's work have been studied in great detail, others have been comparatively neglected. This collection of essays looks at Lewis's life and work, and those of his friends and associates, from many different angles, but all connected through a common theme of identity. Questions of identity are essential to the understanding of any writer. The ways authors perceive themselves and who they are, the communities they belong to by birth or choice, inevitably inf
Fantasy, art and life : essays on George MacDonald, Robert Louis Stevenson, and other fantasy writers by William Gray( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part a sequel to his earlier Death and Fantasy, William Gray's Fantasy, Art and Life: Essays on George MacDonald, Robert Louis Stevenson and Other Fantasy Writers examines the ways in which "Life" in its various senses is affirmed, explored and enhanced through the work of the creative imagination, especially in fantasy literature. The discussion includes a range of fantasy writers, but focuses chiefly on two writers of the Victorian period, George MacDonald and Robert Louis Stevenson, who
Robert Louis Stevenson : a literary life by William Gray( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than most writers, Robert Louis Stevenson requires a Literary Life. Serious critical attention to Stevenson's literary works has been relatively slow to appear, though the 'Life of Stevenson' continues to flourish, having become almost a minor genre in its own right. The version of Stevenson's literary life presented here reflects Stevenson's own reservations about the role of linear chronology in biography, and is more of a literary geography than a literary history. Its structure is defined by the various geographical and cultural contexts (Scotland, France, England, America and the South Seas) in which Stevenson lived and worked. This is the first literary biography of Stevenson since the publication of his Collected Letters, it has also made use of previously unpublished letters."--Jacket
Fantasy, myth and the measure of truth : tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald and Hoffmann by William Gray( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explores how the 'high fantasy' tradition, from German Romantic writers to Philip Pullman, has transposed spiritual and moral values, once the prerogative of organised religion, into new myths
C.S. Lewis by William Gray( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denne boken presenterer ulike sider ved C.S. Lewis og relaterer det som var sentralt i hans liv og arbeid til datidens tenkemåte med hensyn til psykoanalysen, postmodernismen og idéen om "en ny humanisme". Lewis' arbeider appellerer til et bredt og variert publikum. Hans personlighet var komplisert, men ikke desto mindre fascinerende. Han nøt stor suksess sompopulær teolog, til ergrelse for hans akademiske kolleger. I tillegg hadde han suksess som science fiction forfatter. Han var dessuten også en glimrende og original akademiker innen engelsk litteratur
Gramarye : the journal of the Sussex Centre of Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miracle enough : papers on the works of Mervyn Peake by G. Peter Winnington( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To mark the centenary of Mervyn Peake's birth, the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy (University of Chichester) organized an international conference in July 2011 entitled ""Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition."" Papers were presented by scholars, artists, and writers from all over the world, and here we have a selection of them. No other comparable collection of essays on Peake has ever been published. The contributors take a wide variety of approaches to Peake's work -
The influence of Sufism on the works of Doris Lessing by William Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Fantasy, art and life : essays on George MacDonald, Robert Louis Stevenson, and other fantasy writers
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Fantasy, art and life : essays on George MacDonald, Robert Louis Stevenson, and other fantasy writersRobert Louis Stevenson : a literary lifeFantasy, myth and the measure of truth : tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald and HoffmannC.S. Lewis
Alternative Names
Gray, Bill 1952-

Languages
English (65)