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O'Sullivan, Vincent

Overview
Works: 117 works in 544 publications in 2 languages and 11,088 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Short stories, New Zealand  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Poetry  Musical settings  Pictorial works  Drama  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr, Librettist, Other, Contributor, Redactor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vincent O'Sullivan
An anthology of twentieth-century New Zealand poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

44 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In chronological order by birthdate of the authors, these poems represent the breadth of subject found in our national verse
The collected letters of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shuriken by Vincent O'Sullivan( )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Japanese Military Code was explicit: 'Japanese forces do not surrender to the eneny under any circumstances.' How then woyuld the eight hundred or so prisoners who found themselves in the first Japanese prisoner0-of-war camop anywhere in the world behave? They had been brought from the Solomon Islands to Featherston in 1942. Six months later an incident occurred in which forty-nine prisoners and one New Zealand guard were killed. Vincent O'Sullivan explores the implications aof this event in a play which immediately rises above mere documentation to consider what happens when people in two cultures are brought togetrher in such extreme circumstances, and when even the best intentions of those who try to offer sympathy and understanding fail in the face of ignorance and prejudice."--Back cover
Ah, what is it? - that I heard : Katherine Mansfield's wings of wonder by Anne Mounic( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The spirit of the narrative is mankind's reflexive consciousness, or poetic genius - our unique access to ourselves, our desperate endeavour "to be REAL". It brings to light the dark unknown which is the zest of our lives; it gives shape to the tremor of our inner souls - otherwise nearly imperceptible. "Ah, what is it? - that I heard", Katherine Mansfield wondered throughout her whole life and writings - poems and stories, letters and notebooks. Through the metamorphic movement of her highly sensitive, perceptive mind, she highlights the deep ambivalence of light and dark, mirth and awe, fear and longing which is the keen feature of our naked existence. She sketches her epic motifs with a dedicated sense of wonder. A true poet, she returns, as Baudelaire, Keats, Hopkins, Proust, or Shakespeare, to the origins of language - this poignant contrast of light and dark following the alternate rhythm of night and day, of yielding to darkness and converting it into speech: "Let there be light." Poetic language is performative. It means an everlasting questioning over the abyss - with wings of wonder upon the face of the deep. This volume will also be of interest to scholars and dedicated readers who wish to share in the current reassessment of Katherine Mansfield's poetic achievement. Her awareness of the literary tradition and modernity, the utmost finesse of her artistic thought, the boldness of her temper make her a major twentieth-century poet."--Publisher description
The Oxford book of New Zealand short stories by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedichten van de Nieuwzeelandse auteur (1888-1923)
The Oxford book of New Zealand writing since 1945( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every New Zealand writer of significance is represented in this excellent selection
Katherine Mansfield's selected stories : the texts of the stories, Katherine Mansfield--from her letters, criticism by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Norton Critical Edition includes thirty-five of Katherine Mansfield's short stories. With the exception of the first four stories, all were written within a period of ten years. These stories, and the letters following, reflect the urgency of a writer who knew her time was limited (Mansfield died of tuberculosis in 1923). With few exceptions, the texts of the stories reprinted here are the versions that Mansfield herself revised or selected. Vincent O'Sullivan provides detailed explanatory annotations for each story." "Katherine Mansfield wrote many letters, but seldom about the craft of writing or about how she viewed her own work. The twenty excerpts from her correspondence reprinted here address precisely these concerns, providing readers with an understanding of Mansfield's creative process." "The New York Times Book Review recently named Katherine Mansfield "the most emblematic woman writer of her time." The eighteen critical essays judiciously selected by the editor collectively suggest the changing emphases in how we read and perceive one of the twentieth century's most important fiction writers. Contributors include fellow writers Rebecca West, T.S. Eliot, Katherine Anne Porter, V.S. Pritchett, Elizabeth Bowen, and Frank O'Connor and biographers Angela Smith and Claire Tomalin, among others." "A Selected Bibliography is also included. Book jacket."--Jacket
Katherine Mansfield : selected letters by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aloe : with, Prelude by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Zealand stories by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Mansfield is New Zealand's most celebrated writer and one of the key figures in the history of the short story in English. This is the first time the stories set in her own country have been brought together and published in the order in which she wrote them. The Mansfield that emerges from this fresh perspective is both familiar and unexpected
Collected poems by Ursula Bethell( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bethell stands with RAK Mason at the beginnings of modern poetry in New Zealand. Born in England, she grew up in New Zealand but did not live there until the 1920's when at the age of fifty she began to write poetry. Her first collection of poems, 'From a Garden in the Antipodes', was published in 1929. Vincent O'Sullivan's introduction takes account of discoveries and insights from the last decade
Symphonies nos. 2 and 3 : sound recording] by Ross Harris( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Described as "often beautiful and sometimes frightening" (NZ Listener), Ross Harris's Symphony No 2 is a setting of poems on the subject of New Zealand soldiers shot for desertion in World War One. Writer Vincent O'Sullivan's deeply felt descriptions of violence, love and tragedy are reflected in a moving and dramatic score. Symphony No 3 is inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall, and develops and transforms klezmer-like tunes as its basic material. These symphonies were composed for the Auckland Philharmonia, and both won the SOUNZ Contemporary Award
Katherine Mansfield's New Zealand by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A timely new and revised edition of this successful book providing a glimpse of the New Zealand Katherine Mansfield knew with abundant images and relevant quotes from her writing."--Publisher description
The aloe by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda Burnell dreams, listless and distant, while downstairs her mother sets in order the family's new home in the New Zealand countryside. Her vigorous and exhausting husband, Stanley, is at the office, but will return with eager and admiring eyes. Her children prepare lunch on a concrete step, and her sister sings love songs to an imaginary young man
New Zealand short stories by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Zealand stories from 1965 to 1974 by famous writers and others whose work is not so well known
James K. Baxter by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... James Baxter (1926-[1972]) is widely recognised as one of the finest poets New Zealand has produced. He was a controversial figure throughout his lifetime, linked with many literary, social and religious causes. ..."--Back cover
Butcher & Co. by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The families by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen magnificent new stories from a New Zealand master
Selected poems by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The collected letters of Katherine Mansfield
Alternative Names
O'Sullivan, Vincent Gerard 1937-

Vincent O'Sullivan New Zealand poet

Vincent O'Sullivan poeta neozelandés

Languages
English (269)

Italian (3)

Covers
The Oxford book of New Zealand short storiesKatherine Mansfield's selected stories : the texts of the stories, Katherine Mansfield--from her letters, criticismNew Zealand storiesThe aloe