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Ross, Alan 1922-2001

Overview
Works: 137 works in 411 publications in 3 languages and 6,108 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Periodicals  Poetry  Art  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  History  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Film editor
Classifications: PR6035.O673, 820.8
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London magazine by Alan Ross( )

in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colours of war : war art, 1939-45 by Alan Ross( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of 'war artist' as relating to painters rather than commercial illustrators is virtually unique to Britain. The work they did during the Second World, under the auspices of the War Artists Advisory Committee, and the circumstances in which they produced it, is the subject of Alan Ross's discerning and sympathetic study--the first of its kind. Drawing largely on the Imperial War Museum's archives and quoting at length from artists' letters from the different fronts, Alan Ross provides a context for discussion of the work itself. He relates war paintings of individual artists to their art in general, analyses their attitudes to war and to the subject of war art, and describes their problems. Among Home Front artists, some of them veterans of the 1914-1918 war, were Nevinson, Spencer, Bomberg, Robers, Moore, Sutherland and Piper. They painted such subjects as the Blitz, munition-workers, anti-aircraft defences, miners and shipbuilders. Outstanding were the large-scale works dealing with aerial warfare of England by Paul Nash, a survivor of the Western Front. Three exceptionally talented war artists were killed; Eric Ravilious, whose subjects ranged from northern convoys and submarines to the Fleet Air Arm; Albert Richards, who painted paratroopers and tank-battles during the advance into Germany; and Thomas Hennell, who began work in trawlers off Iceland and was last seen in Java. The war in Europe, the Middle East and Burma was recorded variously by Edward Bawden, Anthony Gross, Edward Ardizzone and William Coldstream. Leonard Rosoman drew aircraft on the flight-decks of carriers in Japanese waters, Barnett Freedman produced studies of submarine and battleship crews. Some of the most dramatic paintings of the war were those made by Richard Eurich of preparations for D-Day. In almost every case active service had a crucial effect on the subsequent work of war artists. Alan Ross, himself a leading poet of the 1939-1945 war, has linked the various sections of the book with relevant extracts from the poems of Charles Causley, Keith Douglas, Roy Fuller, Bernard Gutteridge, Alun Lewis and F.T. Prince among others. The result is not only an absorbing account of a vital, little-documented period in British art, but a vivid description of the situation and conflicts of the artist at war. -- Inside jacket flap
The last voyage and other stories by James Hanley( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems of Lawrence Durrell by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry, 1945-1950 by Alan Ross( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, 1942-67 by Alan Ross( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North from Sicily; poems in Italy, 1961-64 by Alan Ross( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death Valley, and other poems in America by Alan Ross( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something of the sea : poems, 1942-52 by Alan Ross( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open sea by Alan Ross( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits : photographs by Bill Brandt( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emissary : G.D. Birla, Gandhi, and Independence by Alan Ross( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Alan Ross( Book )

11 editions published between 1907 and 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cricket writer, author of autobiographies, independent publisher, editor of the London Magazine, traveller, sportsman, Alan Ross was foremost a poet of elegance, whose sixty years of work, from his commission in the Royal Navy in 1941 to his death in 2001, is selected and introduced in these pages by his friend David Hughes. Ross invented a poetic genre that extended beyond occasional verse: poetry as a brief, intense form of journalism, quick to stir response. Among the front lines he picks: battlefields of the spirit, convoys to Russia, post-war Germany, Iraq in the 1950s, South Africa in ferment, test matches at Lord's, the United States of the 1980s, his Indian birthplace and his Sussex homeland, but especially islands, those 'interruptions of the diurnal'
Journals, 1939-1977 by Keith Vaughan( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is nothing like Keith Vaughan's Journals. They represent one of the greatest pieces of confessional writing of the twentieth-century. Keith Vaughan was a painter and belonged to the Neo-Romantic group, other members including Graham Sutherland, John Minton, Michael Ayrton, Ceri Richards, John Piper and John Craxton. He was also gay and much troubled by his sexuality. 'Faced at the age of 27 with what then seemed the likelihood of imminent extinction before I had properly got started', he began the Journals in 1939 and only finished them at the very moment of his suicide in 1977. The Jour
The Taj Express; poems, 1967-73 by Alan Ross( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borrowed time; short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from the London magazine by Alan Ross( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African negatives by Alan Ross( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranji : prince of cricketers by Alan Ross( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cricketer's companion by Alan Ross( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The last voyage and other stories
Alternative Names
Alan Ross British poet, writer and editor

Alan Ross Indiaas auteur (1922-2001)

Ross, Alan

Алан Росс

Languages
English (170)

Dutch (1)

French (1)

Covers
PoemsReflections on blue water : journeys in the Gulf of Naples & in the Aeolian islandsWinter sea : war, journeys, writers