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Bailey, Paul 1937-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 452 publications in 7 languages and 7,339 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Romance fiction  Anecdotes  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Short stories  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, pre, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6052.A319, 823.914
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Uncle Rudolf by Paul Bailey( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventy-year-old Andre reflects back on his life, beginning with his Jewish childhood in Romania on the eve of World War II. Andre's father, in a desperate effort to save him from the coming holocaust, hands him over to his captivating uncle Rudolf, an internationally famous singer of popular operettas. Rudolf is a sublimely gifted lyric tenor, a dashing leading man who is the object of many women's affections-but also an artist who lives in the shadow of his own unachieved potential as an opera star. Rudolf takes the boy to back to London, renames him Andrew, turns all his attention and sardonic humor upon him, and gradually sculpts him into a gentleman. Vivid, often lighthearted scenes of Andrew's worldly life with Rudolf are intertwined with the unfolding secrets of his forgotten past as Andre, which have shadowed his otherwise happy life. Uncle Rudolf reveals the emotions of a man whose achievement falls short of his brilliant promise. It is a wise, knowing, elegant story about the sacrifices we make for those we love"--Publisher's description
The Oxford book of London by Paul Bailey( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All great cities inspire great literature but no other city has so consistently stimulated the literary imagination as London. Over the centuries writers, poets, historians, artists, and simple observers have chronicled the life and growth of the capital from its humble beginnings to the teeming metropolis it is today. In his sparkling anthology Paul Bailey has captured the essence of its allure for visitors and inhabitants from the Middle Ages to the present day with wit, humour, and pathos." "Among the many contributors are those whose evocations of the city have forever fixed it in the popular mind: Charles Dickens's descriptions of fog-bound London streets, the bustle and hustle of the Victorian city; Ben Jonson's satires on London low-life; William Wordsworth rhapsodizing on the view from Westminster Bridge; George Bernard Shaw's archetypal cockney, Eliza Doolittle...Less well known but equally vivid are descriptions of the down-and-out and the aristocrat, of the museums, theatres, galleries and churches, the restaurants and pubs, the parks and institutions, the topography of London mapped out in unforgettable verse and prose. The great set pieces - Daniel Defoe's description of the Plague year, John Evelyn's and Samuel Pepys's daily records of the Great Fire - are among several other eye-witness accounts of coronations and funerals, unequalled in their immediacy. The bemusement of foreign visitors, the joys and horrors of London buses and the London Underground, the sprawl of the suburbs and the excitement of the City, all add to the dazzling panorama. There could be no better introduction, and no better tribute to this fascinating city than The Oxford Book of London."--BOOK JACKET
The prince's boy by Paul Bailey( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to Paris in 1927, by his father, Dinu Grigorescu visits the Bains du Ballon d'Alsace, a notorious establishment, where he meets Razvan, a fellow Romanian who instructs him in the way of the world
The Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These stories illuminate the common ground of gay male experience - as well as its astonishing diversity."--Jacket
Kitty & Virgil by Paul Bailey( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and French and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story of Kitty Crozier and Virgil Florescu, "a dissident poet who swam the Danube to escape Ceauşescu's Romania to live in London."--Jacket
Chapman's odyssey by Paul Bailey( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enduring a hallucinatory, heavily medicated existence while recovering in the hospital, Harry Chapman imagines he sees famous real and fictional characters intermingling with people from his own life while his story gradually unfolds.--From Novelist
At the Jerusalem by Paul Bailey( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trespasses by Paul Bailey( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family, marital, and personal history of Ralph Hicks.--From publisher description
Old soldiers by Paul Bailey( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een man, op de vlucht voor oorlogsherinneringen en persoonlijk verdriet, ontmoet een fantasierijk figuur, eveneens oud-strijder, die a.h.w. uit verschillende persoonlijkheden is opgebouwd
Peter Smart's confessions by Paul Bailey( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugar cane by Paul Bailey( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and German and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Londense urologe komt in contact met een jonge neger en raakt geïntrigeerd door hem; zijn grootste cadeau aan haar is zijn levensverhaal
The stately homo : a celebration of the life of Quentin Crisp( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a tribute to the unique character of Quentin Crisp, a flamboyant, gifted and genuine British eccentric and artist. It is designed to explore Quentin Crisp's life from a variety of angles
An English madam : the life and work of Cynthia Payne by Paul Bailey( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distant likeness by Paul Bailey( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censoring sexuality : Poulenc's priest by Paul Bailey( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Censoring Sexuality", Paul Bailey examines and analyses the various kinds of censorship - political, literary, cultural - which have oppressed and silenced homosexual men and women
Mastering office practice by Paul Bailey( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in London by Alan Ross( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An immaculate mistake : scenes from childhood and beyond by Paul Bailey( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tussen een jongeman en zijn moeder groeit een kloof door zijn homoseksuele geaardheid en de wens om bij het toneel te gaan
A dog's life by Paul Bailey( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Bailey with Margaret Walters by Paul Bailey( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Bailey discusses the differences between writing plays and novels, writing about old people, the development of content and characters, the impact of World War I on contemporary culture, using humor to write about tragedy, Charles Dickens as inspiration, and homosexuality in 20th century literature
 
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The Oxford book of LondonKitty & VirgilChapman's odysseyAt the JerusalemOld soldiersPeter Smart's confessionsSugar caneThe stately homo : a celebration of the life of Quentin Crisp