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Symons, A. J. A. (Alphonse James Albert) 1900-1941

Overview
Works: 123 works in 318 publications in 4 languages and 4,168 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Catalogs  Periodicals  History  Records and correspondence  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Creator, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PR5236.R27, 809
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Most widely held works by A. J. A Symons
The quest for Corvo by A. J. A Symons( Book )

79 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in the United States in 1934, this extraordinary tale follows A.J.A. Symons's eight-year quest to uncover the life story of Frederick Rolfe - a.k.a. the Baron Corvo, a lonely, arrogant genius - and construct something remarkable of it. The author of the brilliant novel Hadrian the Seventh, Corvo was by turns a gifted painter, teacher, student of the priesthood, historian, and inventor of a process of "deep sea photography." He also had a veritable genius for making enemies and lived out his last years as a penniless exile. With letters (many of them masterpieces of invective), excerpts from his novels, and accounts of unusual interviews with Corvo's friends, fans, and enemies, Symons chronicles a passionate investigation into Corvo's secret life - and produces an uproariously comic, ultimately tragic, and stunningly rendered work of art
The desire and pursuit of the whole : a romance of modern Venice by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

20 editions published between 1934 and 1986 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole is a scurrilous sensual fantasy, a vindication of a man who felt betrayed by his friends, and a testament to a fervent affection for the city of Venice. Highly autobiographical, it chronicles the hectic descent of Nicholas Crabbe into destitution and starvation amongst the glories of Venice. His passage is brightened only by his love for his servant the boy-girl Zildo; a love which becomes ever more obsessive. Written a year before Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, this novel is both more passionate and more deeply autobiographical. It was never published in the author's lifetime because of its libellous content and the homoerotic aspects of the narrative, and when it eventually found a publisher in 1934 it was altered throughout. This is the first complete edition
H.M. Stanley by A. J. A Symons( Book )

12 editions published between 1933 and 1950 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of 'Nineties' verse by A. J. A Symons( Book )

10 editions published between 1928 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and biographies by A. J. A Symons( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of the first editions of books by William Butler Yeats by A. J. A Symons( Book )

10 editions published between 1924 and 1978 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nonesuch century : an appraisal, a personal note and a bibliography of the first hundred books issued by the press, 1923-1934 by Nonesuch Press( Book )

8 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book-collector's quarterly( )

in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubert's Arthur : being certain curious documents found among the literary remains of Mr. N.C. by Frederick Rolfe( Book )

4 editions published in 1935 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epicure's anthology by Nancy Quennell( Book )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1991 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition and experiment in present-day literature; addresses delivered at the City Institute by England) City Literary Institute (London( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emin, the Governor of Equatoria by A. J. A Symons( Book )

3 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emin, Governor of Equatoria by A. J. A Symons( Book )

4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some letters of Vincent O'Sullivan to A.J.A. Symons by Vincent O'Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers : fragments of a correspondence by Julian Symons( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À la recherche du Baron Corvo, Frederick Rolfe by A. J. A Symons( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An episode in the life of the Queen of Sheba by A. J. A Symons( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experiment in biography by A. J. A Symons( Book )

3 editions published between 1934 and 1955 in Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it Wise by A. J. A Symons( Book )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Symons, A.J.A.

Symons, A.J.A. 1900-1941

Symons, Alphonse J.

Symons, Alphonse J. 1900-1941

Symons, Alphonse James A.

Symons, Alphonse James A. 1900-1941

Symons, Alphonse James Albert.

Symons, Alphonse James Albert 1900-1941

シモンズ, A. J. A.

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