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Bayley, John 1925-2015

Works: 174 works in 994 publications in 12 languages and 28,174 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Romance fiction  Biographies  Political fiction  Drama  Biographical films  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Creator, Redactor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PG3476.P27, 891.7342
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Bayley
Dickens : a collection of critical essays by Martin Price( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 critical essays that analyze and evaulate the style and works of the 19th century British novelist, Charles Dickens
Tolstoy and the novel by John Bayley( Book )

35 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,464 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 )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive picture of pre revolutionary upper-class Russian society and the revolutionary transition. Deals with the life of an intellectual and his heroic effort to preserve his capacity for reflection
The romantic survival; a study in poetic evolution by John Bayley( Book )

43 editions published between 1953 and 1969 in English and French and held by 1,018 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 held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushkin : a comparative commentary by John Bayley( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength
An essay on Hardy by John Bayley( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and tragedy by John Bayley( Book )

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

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

38 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 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
The short story : Henry James to Elizabeth Bowen by John Bayley( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companionship in grief : love and loss in the memoirs of C.S. Lewis, John Bayley, Donald Hall, Joan Didion, and Calvin Trillin by Jeffrey Berman( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Companionship in Grief, Jeffrey Berman focuses on the most life-changing event for many people--the death of a spouse. Some of the most acclaimed memoirs of the past fifty years offer insights into this profound loss: C.S. Lewis's A Grief Observed; John Bayley's three memoirs about Iris Murdoch, including Elegy for Iris; Donald Hall's The Best Day the Worst Day; Joan Didion's best-selling. The Year of Magical Thinking; and Calvin Trillin's About Alice. These books explore the nature of spousal bereavement, the importance of caregiving, the role of writing in recovery, and the possibility of falling in love again after a devastating loss. Throughout his study, Berman traces the theme of love and loss in all five memoirists' fictional and nonfictional writings as well as in those of their spouses, who were also accomplished writers." "Combining literary studies, grief and bereavement theory, attachment theory, composition studies, and trauma theory, Companionship in Grief will appeal to anyone who has experienced love and loss. Berman's research casts light on five remarkable marriages, showing how autobiographical stories of love and loss can memorialize deceased spouses and offer wisdom and comfort to readers." ""Jeffrey Berman's examination of each partner's writings gives this book its unique perspective. I know of no other work like his in thanatology; Companionship in Grief will make a significant contribution to persons interested in death, dying, and bereavement."--David Balk, editor-in-chief, Handbook of Thanatology: The Essential Body of Knowledge for the Study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement" ""This is a book that will be interesting to theorists of grief and grieving and to critics of contemporary British and American Literature while at the same time appealing to general readers who have themselves experienced crucial losses--or fear them."--Sandra M. Gilbert, author of Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Way We Grieve"--BOOK JACKET
The portable Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 636 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 )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 606 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
Housman's poems by John Bayley( Book )

16 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 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
Selected essays by John Bayley( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected stories by Raymond Chandler( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete collection of short fiction by the creator of Philip Marlowe includes stories such as "Blackmailers Don't Shoot," "The Pencil," and "English Summer."
Leo Tolstoy by John Bayley( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Tolstoy's writing remains as lively, as fascinating, and as absorbing as ever and continues to have a profound influence on imaginative writing. This original and elegant study serves as an introduction to Tolstoy, concentrating on his 2 best novels
The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young American heiress, Milly Theale, is fatally ill. Eager for life and love, she undertakes a European tour. Unfortunately, she falls prey to the attentions of Kate Croy and Merton Densher who are secretly engaged and view Milly's "thumping bank account" as a solution to their own problems
The red hat by John Bayley( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 359 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
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Doctor Zhivago
Pushkin : a comparative commentaryOne day in the life of Ivan DenisovichAn essay on HardyCompanionship in grief : love and loss in the memoirs of C.S. Lewis, John Bayley, Donald Hall, Joan Didion, and Calvin TrillinThe portable TolstoyThe power of delight : a lifetime in literature : essays, 1962-2002Collected storiesLeo Tolstoy
Alternative Names
Bayley, J.

Bayley, John

Bayley, John, 1925-

Bayley, John Oliver

Bayley, John Oliver 1925-2015

Ioannes Bayley

John Bayley Brits literatuurcriticus (1925-2015)

John Bayley écrivain britannique

John Bayley escriptor britànic

John Bayley escritor británico

Джон Бэйли

בילי, ג'ון, 1925-

ג'ון ביילי סופר בריטי

جون بيلي، 1925-


ベイリー, ジョン