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Bayley, John 1925-2015

Overview
Works: 140 works in 827 publications in 11 languages and 23,694 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Political fiction  Biographical films  Drama  Documentary films  Book reviews  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, pre, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor
Classifications: PG3476.P27, B
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Most widely held works by John Bayley
Tolstoy and the novel by John Bayley( Book )

31 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first full-length study in depth of Tolstoy as a novelist, of his place in the main stream of Russian literature, and of his relation to the writers of the West
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuri Zhivago, doctor and poet, lives and loves during the first three decades of 20th-century Russia
The romantic survival; a study in poetic evolution by John Bayley( Book )

47 editions published between 1953 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yeats, Auden and Dylan Thomas, the modern exponents of the Romantic period
The uses of division : unity and disharmony in literature by John Bayley( Book )

17 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushkin : a comparative commentary by John Bayley( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The characters of love; a study in the literature of personality by John Bayley( Book )

42 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By discussing several different kinds of literature, this work of literary criticism shows how inadequate criticism can be when it ignores the old-fashioned idea of 'character', and the relation between the author and his creation -- the relation of love -- which makes the independent character not only possible, but essential to the full effect of great literature
Shakespeare and tragedy by John Bayley( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on Hardy by John Bayley( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short story : Henry James to Elizabeth Bowen by John Bayley( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology contains the complete text of the play The Power of Darkness, the novelette The Kreutzer Sonata, ten short stories and philosophical, religious, social and critical writings including essays from What Is Art?
The power of delight : a lifetime in literature : essays, 1962-2002 by John Bayley( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Bayley swept to international fame with the publication of his memoirs about his late wife, the novelist Iris Murdoch, and the subsequent film of them, but for decades he has been known to readers the world over as perhaps the shrewdest and subtlest literary critic now writing. The Power of Delight gathers together for the first time the cream of a lifetime's work."--Jacket
Selected essays by John Bayley( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housman's poems by John Bayley( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Housman's three collections of poems, the third published posthumously, have remained continuously popular, they have not received much serious critical attention. John Bayley makes good the omission in this thorough and comprehensive re-appraisal of the whole oeuvre, placing Housman's achievement in the context of the poetry of his own time and of more recent European and American poetry. Close analysis and comparison with other poets--Hardy, Frost, Edward Thomas, Larkin, and Paul Celan--prove illuminating in relation to a poet who has usually been considered something of an odd man out, and even an anachronism in the modern era. Professor Bayley explores and explains the continuing appeal of the poetry to present-day readers, and the nature of the craftsmanship and psychology which lie behind its deceptive simplicities. The book will be a valuable introduction to Housman's achievement for the specialist and the poetry-lover alike."--Jacket
Iris : a memoir of Iris Murdoch by John Bayley( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this memoir, Bayley describes the life he shared with his wife, Iris Murdoch, afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. He explains how he coped emotionally and practically with the illness that beset the woman he loved and cherished
The red hat by John Bayley( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romp starring three British art buffs who travel to The Hague for a Vermeer exhibition and become enmeshed in a terrorist plot full of sexual escapades and mistaken identities. A comedy of errors
The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Miramax, directed by Ian Softley, Helena Bonham-Carter, Linus Roache, Elizabeth McGovern, and Charlotte Rampling star in this film about a gravely ill young woman searching for happiness and self-fulfillment
The order of battle at Trafalgar, and other essays by John Bayley( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushkin on literature by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life by other means : essays on D.J. Enright( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to coincide with Enright's seventieth birthday in March 1990, these twenty-two essays provide a rich account of this much admired poet, critic, and novelist. Written by such distinguished poets and writers as Douglas Dunn, Blake Morrison, Naomi Lewis, Paul Theroux, Derwent May, Anthony Thwaite, Donald Davie, P.N. Furbank, and Peter Porter, among others, the essays comprise memoirs, biographies, and critical studies
The Cossacks and the raid by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Russian and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel of love, adventure, and male rivalry on the frontiers of nineteenth-century Russia -- completed in 1862, when Tolstoy was in his early thirties -- has always surprised readers who know Tolstoy best through the vast, panoramic fictions of his middle years. Unlike those works, The Cossacks is lean and supple, economical in design and execution
 
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Alternative Names
Bayley, J.

Bayley, John

Bayley, John Oliver

Bayley, John Oliver 1925-

Bayley, John Oliver 1925-2015

Ioannes Bayley

John Bayley British writer

John Bayley Brits literatuurcriticus (1925-2015)

Джон Бэйли

בילי, ג'ון, 1925-

جون بيلي، 1925-

ジョン・ベイリー

ベイリー, ジョン

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Pushkin : a comparative commentaryAn essay on HardyThe portable TolstoyThe power of delight : a lifetime in literature : essays, 1962-2002Iris : a memoir of Iris MurdochThe red hatThe wings of the dovePushkin on literatureThe Cossacks and the raid