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Symons, A. J. A. (Alphonse James Albert) 1900-1941

Overview
Works: 158 works in 379 publications in 2 languages and 4,265 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biography  Bibliography  Fictional autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  History  Periodicals  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR5236.R27, 809
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Most widely held works by A. J. A Symons
The quest for Corvo; an experiment in biography by A. J. A Symons( Book )

72 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in the United States in 1934, this extraordinary tale follows A.J.A. Symons's eight-year quest to uncover the life story of Frederick Rolfe - a.k.a. the Baron Corvo, a lonely, arrogant genius - and construct something remarkable of it. The author of the brilliant novel Hadrian the Seventh, Corvo was by turns a gifted painter, teacher, student of the priesthood, historian, and inventor of a process of "deep sea photography." He also had a veritable genius for making enemies and lived out his last years as a penniless exile. With letters (many of them masterpieces of invective), excerpts from his novels, and accounts of unusual interviews with Corvo's friends, fans, and enemies, Symons chronicles a passionate investigation into Corvo's secret life - and produces an uproariously comic, ultimately tragic, and stunningly rendered work of art
The quest for Corvo by A. J. A Symons( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.M. Stanley by A. J. A Symons( Book )

12 editions published between 1933 and 1950 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of 'Nineties' verse by A. J. A Symons( Book )

13 editions published between 1928 and 1971 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and biographies by A. J. A Symons( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desire and pursuit of the whole : a romance of modern Venice by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1961 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole is a scurrilous sensual fantasy, a vindication of a man who felt betrayed by his friends, and a testament to a fervent affection for the city of Venice. Highly autobiographical, it chronicles the hectic descent of Nicholas Crabbe into destitution and starvation amongst the glories of Venice. His passage is brightened only by his love for his servant the boy-girl Zildo; a love which becomes ever more obsessive. Written a year before Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, this novel is both more passionate and more deeply autobiographical. It was never published in the author's lifetime because of its libellous content and the homoerotic aspects of the narrative, and when it eventually found a publisher in 1934 it was altered throughout. This is the first complete edition
The desire and pursuit of the whole, a romance of modern Venice by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

14 editions published between 1934 and 1986 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over homoseksualiteit en homoseksuelen
A bibliography of the first editions of books by William Butler Yeats by A. J. A Symons( Book )

14 editions published between 1924 and 1978 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nonesuch century : an appraisal, a personal note and a bibliography of the first hundred books issued by the press, 1923-1934 by Nonesuch Press( Book )

14 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubert's Arthur : being certain curious documents found among the literary remains of Mr. N.C. by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

6 editions published in 1935 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book-collector's quarterly( )

in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emin, the Governor of Equatoria by A. J. A Symons( Book )

8 editions published between 1928 and 1950 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for Corvo by A. J. A Symons( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1992 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epicure's anthology by Nancy Quennell( Book )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1991 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition and experiment in present-day literature; addresses delivered at the City Institute by England) City Literary Institute (London( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some letters of Vincent O'Sullivan to A.J.A. Symons by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers : fragments of a correspondence by Julian Symons( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The desire and pursuit of the whole, a romance of modern Venice by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la recherche du baron Corvo : Frederick Rolfe by A. J. A Symons( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The quest for Corvo; an experiment in biography
Alternative Names
A. J. A. Symons escritor británico

A・J・A・シモンズ

Alphonse James Albert Symons écrivain britannique

Symons, A.J.A.

Symons, A.J.A. 1900-1941

Symons, Alphonse J.

Symons, Alphonse J. 1900-1941

Symons, Alphonse James A.

Symons, Alphonse James A. 1900-1941

Symons, Alphonse James Albert

Symons, Alphonse James Albert 1900-1941

シモンズ, A. J. A.

Languages
English (215)

French (6)

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