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O'Sullivan, Vincent

Overview
Works: 114 works in 470 publications in 2 languages and 10,034 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Short stories, New Zealand  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Pictorial works  Musical settings  Poetry  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, wpr
Classifications: PR9639.3.M258, NZ823.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vincent O'Sullivan
The collected letters of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every New Zealand writer of significance is represented in this excellent selection
The aloe ; with, Prelude by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Mansfield : selected letters by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Mansfield's selected stories : the texts of the stories, Katherine Mansfield--from her letters, criticism by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 353 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."--BOOK JACKET
New Zealand stories by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 352 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
Katherine Mansfield's New Zealand by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 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
Collected poems by Ursula Bethell( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 255 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( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 242 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
The aloe by Katherine Mansfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 230 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 )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 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 )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 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

Selected poems by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let the river stand / Vincent O'Sullivan by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Let the River Stand won the Montana Book Awards in 1994. In the deceptively quiet Waikato of the 1930s and 1940s, a number of lives connect in a complex web of family ties, desire and violence. The events of this story also take in boxing, farming, devotion and perversion, ranging as far as Tasmania and the Spanish Civil War. Alex, tall and solitary, striding through this novel . . . Barbara, his first love . . . Bet, strong and unobtrusive . . . And the enigmatic man in the balaclava"--Publisher information
Shuriken by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 104 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
The families by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these 14 magnificent new stories from a New Zealand master, Vincent O'Sullivan exhibits a shrewd understanding that pierces to the heart of what it means to be human. O'Sullivan can mock, satirize, and laugh, but he also finds dignity in unexpected places. He is interested in the art of living and in the borderland where truth and lies meet, both in life and in fiction itself
Ah, what is it? - that I heard : Katherine Mansfield's wings of wonder by Anne Mounic( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 14 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
 
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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 (226)

Italian (2)

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 aloeLet the river stand / Vincent O'Sullivan