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Firbank, Ronald 1886-1926

Overview
Works: 186 works in 612 publications in 5 languages and 12,982 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: PR6011.I7, 823.91
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Most widely held works by Ronald Firbank
Five novels. With an introd. by Osbert Sitwell by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
34 editions published between 1900 and 1981 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete Ronald Firbank by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
28 editions published between 1961 and 1975 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three novels: Vainglory; Inclinations; Caprice by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
29 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete plays by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complementing Dalkey Archive's edition of Firbank's Complete Short Stories (published in 1990), Complete Plays makes available for the first time in one volume this inimitable British writer's three excursions into drama: The Mauve Tower (1904), a "dream play" reminiscent in language and setting of Oscar Wilde's Salome and the writings of the French symbolists; A Disciple from the Country (1907), a one-act comedy about a debutante who flirts with religion and sainthood in order to catch a husband; and The Princess Zoubaroff (1920), a three-act comedy about marriage, religion, and homosexual separatism
The flower beneath the foot. Being a record of the early life of St. Laura de Nazianzi and the times in which she lived by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
33 editions published between 1922 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prancing nigger by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
19 editions published between 1924 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete short stories by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Valmouth by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
25 editions published between 1919 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in an English seaside health resort where the air promotes longevity, 'Valmouth' is dominated by masseuse, Mrs Yajnavalkkya. It is a work of elegant fantasy with religious and sexual innuendo
Vainglory by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
16 editions published between 1915 and 2013 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'The world is disgracefully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain'The fairly young and entirely alive Mrs Shamefoot wants nothing more than to have a memorial stained-glass window erected in her honour in an English cathedral. From this premise Ronald Firbank extends his witty, eccentric Vainglory, with a crowded cast, a string of parties, and a bottomless sense of the ridiculous. The inimitable Firbank was admired by Auden, Forster and Waugh for his fine comic skill, quick-fire dialogue and descriptive flights of fancy are perfectly captured in Vainglory as well as the other two short novels included here - Inclinations and Caprice.Richard Canning's introduction to this new edition of Firbank's work discusses this brilliant and idiosyncratic writer as a modernist innovator whose experiments with form and dialogue preceded those of Woolf and Joyce, and who would go on to influence writers as diverse as Joe Orton, John Betjeman and Alan Hollinghurst. This edition also includes a chronology and further reading.'A person who dislikes Firbank's novels may, for all I know, possess some admirable quality but I do not wish ever to see him again' W. H. AudenEdited with an introduction by Richard Canning
Concerning the eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
18 editions published between 1926 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Santal by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
9 editions published between 1921 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two novels : the flower beneath the foot : Prancing nigger by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caprice by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
10 editions published between 1917 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The princess Zoubaroff : a comedy by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
11 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The early Firbank by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inclinations by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
8 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This, Firbank's second novel, with its hints of the Sapphic and the scandalous, was first published in 1916. The Glasgow Herald's reviewer said "Mr. Ronald Firbank's fiction bears a strong resemblance to the work of the Futurists in painting." He certainly was, in the oddness of his depiction and in his stripping-down of narrative and conversation to their bizarre bare bones, a master of the avant-garde well before his time. This edition includes an extra chapter, written much later in 1925
Valmouth ; Prancing nigger ; Concerning the eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
14 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Odette : a fairy tale for weary people by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
6 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extravaganzas, containing The artificial princess and Concerning the eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The artificial princess by Ronald Firbank ( Book )
11 editions published between 1934 and 1987 in French and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Firbank , Arthur Annesley Ronald
Firbank, Arthur Annesley Ronald 1886-1926
Firbank, Ronald 1886-1926
ファーバンク, ロナルド
Languages
English (350)
French (12)
Spanish (7)
Polish (1)
Dutch (1)
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