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

Overview
Works: 134 works in 382 publications in 5 languages and 4,258 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Fictional autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Catalogs  History  Periodicals  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR5236.R27, 823.8
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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 )

75 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 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 desire and pursuit of the whole : a romance of modern Venice by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

27 editions published between 1934 and 1986 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over homoseksualiteit en homoseksuelen
The quest for Corvo by A. J. A Symons( Book )

23 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day in 1925 a friend asked A. J. A. Symons if he had read Fr. Rolfe's "Hadrian the Seventh." He hadn't, but soon did, and found himself entranced by the novel -- "a masterpiece"-- and no less fascinated by the mysterious person of its all-but-forgotten creator. "The Quest for Corvo" is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, self-appointed Baron Corvo, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a bottomless talent for self-destruction. But this singular work, subtitled "an experiment in biography," is also a remarkable self-portrait, a study of the obsession and sympathy that inspires the biographer's art
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 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Undetermined and held by 214 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 178 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 130 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 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book-collector's quarterly( )

in English and held by 124 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 59 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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Baron Corvo : read at the four hundred and eighteenth meeting of the Sette of Odd Volumes held at the Royal Adelaide Gallery on the twenty-third day of October, MCMXXVI by A. J. A Symons( Book )

5 editions published between 1926 and 1928 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript of a speech presented by Symons at a meeting of the Sette of Odd Volumes, 23 Oct. 1926; incomplete
Two brothers : fragments of a correspondence by Julian Symons( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book-collector's quarterly( )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An episode in the life of the Queen of Sheba by A. J. A Symons( Book )

4 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it Wise by A. J. A Symons( Book )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le désir et la poursuite du tout : roman by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in French and held by 12 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

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.

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