WorldCat Identities

Crosland, Margaret 1920-

Overview
Works: 151 works in 552 publications in 5 languages and 12,665 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Stories, plots, etc  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PQ2605.O15, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Margaret Crosland
 
Most widely held works by Margaret Crosland
Colette--the difficulty of loving : a biography by Margaret Crosland( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piaf by Margaret Crosland( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Cocteau; a biography by Margaret Crosland( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cocteau's world; an anthology of writings by Jean Cocteau( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My contemporaries. [Translated from the French] by Jean Cocteau( Book )

12 editions published between 1867 and 2009 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of iron and velvet : French women writers after George Sand by Margaret Crosland( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the lighthouse : English women novelists in the twentieth century by Margaret Crosland( Book )

18 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame de Pompadour : sex, culture and power by Margaret Crosland( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engagingly written biography of Madame de Pompadour, the first in English for over thirty years, vividly recreates the life of one of the most enigmatic and powerful women of her time. Set against a background of the politics and culture of pre-Revolutionary France, it reveals both the limitations and the extent of status and power open to women in eighteenth-century Europe
My life by Edith Piaf( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colette, a provincial in Paris by Margaret Crosland( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to literary Europe by Margaret Crosland( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simone de Beauvoir : the woman and her work by Margaret Crosland( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters by Sade( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1997 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Colette, a provincial in Paris by Margaret Crosland( Book )

17 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet carnival; a companion to ballet by Margaret Crosland( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cry from the heart : the life of Edith Piaf by Margaret Crosland( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The intimate, often harrowing life-story of one of the world's greatest singers. Jean Cocteau said of Edith Piaf that she was a nightingale, and that her singing reminded him more of the wind, the sun and the stars than the voice of a woman. Here was one of the top international singers of her day, popular around the world for such hits as 'Non, je ne regrette rien'. How was it possible for Piaf, 'the Kid Sparrow' from an obscure Parisian background, to rise to such heights?" "Margaret Crosland's definitive biography sheds new light on the phenomenon that was Piaf, enlarging on and in some cases correcting the half-truths provided by Piaf in her two autobiographies, The Wheel of Fortune and My Life. Piaf's rise to international stardom, her lifelong addiction to alcohol and drugs including morphine, and her many turbulent love affairs are documented, as are her friendships with such stars as Cocteau, Marlene Dietrich, Maurice Chevalier, Yves Montand and Charlie Chaplin. Crosland concludes with a moving description of her early death at the age of forty-seven, when some two million fans followed the funeral procession to Pere Lachaise cemetery."--Jacket
The enigma of Giorgio de Chirico by Margaret Crosland( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giorgio de Chirico, born in 1888, did not share the Surrealists' overt preoccupation with the erotic, and concealed within his work are the problems of his own sexuality and the way he tried unconsciously to solve them, obsessed as he was with memories of ancient mythology, nineteenth-century German philosophy, metaphysics and the secrets of creativity." "A loner, who never formally aligned himself with the Surrealists or any other artistic movement of the twentieth century, he produced several thousand works of art, with many changes of style, including a novel, an autobiography and poems - most of them enigmatic, contradictory and controversial. He did not achieve immediate success with his paintings - praised as they were by friends such as Guillaume Apollinaire, Andre Breton, Max Ernst and Paul Eluard - yet these and his still undervalued writings have made him one of the most baffling and memorable of those associated with the Surrealists. Even more mysterious than his art is the creator himself - secretive, self-centred, truculent and ironic." "For many years unable to form long-term associations with women, perhaps because of his close relationship with his mother, he married a Russian dancer at the age of thirty-six in the 1920s - a marriage unmentioned in his memoirs, even though it coincided with the transformation of the sexless mannequins of his earlier paintings into human and even feminine figures. He later fell in love with a woman of Polish origin whom he was to marry in 1934." "Margaret Crosland, translator of de Chirico's only novel, Hebdomeros, here attempts to unravel the workings of de Chirico's mind. His philosophy was that the daemon in everything must be discovered. In this biography Margaret Crosland seeks out that of the artist himself."--BOOK JACKET
Louise of Stolberg, Countess of Albany by Margaret Crosland( Book )

14 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Radiguet : a biographical study with selections from his work by Margaret Crosland( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Franse auteur Raymond Radiquet (1903-1923), die zeer bevriend was met Jean Cocteau. De biografie bevat een Engelstalige selectie uit zijn werk
A mania for solitude: selected poems, 1930-1950 by Cesare Pavese( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fuente de la poesía es siempre un misterio, una inspiración, una conmovida perplejidad ante algo irracional – tierra desconocida. Pero el acto de la poesía –si es lícito distinguir así, separar la llama de la materia ardiente– es una voluntad absoluta de ver claro, de reducir a razón, de saber. El mito y el logos. Quien ha visto una vez en la propia inspiración, quien ha reducido a palabras, a lenguaje, articulándola en el tiempo y en el espacio, la extática maravilla del ser, resígnese y a propósito del mito en cuestión no se finja a sí mismo, para volver a gustar el tormentoso placer, una virginidad que ha perdido. Sí, entendámonos bien, su visión, su reducción del mito a figura, ha sido exhaustiva y soberana (y tal visión no es nunca deslumbrante; se necesitan días y hasta años de tormentosas tentativas y búsquedas); puede conformarse y esperar, con ecuanimidad, que de la maraña de la conciencia, del recuerdo y de la maceración le nazca una nueva virginidad, una nueva inspiración, un nuevo mito. Cesare Pavese" --Contratapa
 
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Madame de Pompadour : sex, culture and power
Alternative Names

controlled identitySaint-Yves, Leonard de, 1920-

Crosland, Margret

Denis, Margaret Crosland

Denis, Margaret Crosland 1920-

Margaret Crosland auteur de biographies d'artistes

Margaret Crosland British translator

Margaret Crosland traductora británica

Saint-Yves, Leonard de, 1920-

Saint-Yves, Leonard de pseud.

クロスランド, マーガレット

Languages
English (214)

French (13)

German (7)

Polish (3)

Czech (1)

Covers
My contemporaries. [Translated from the French]Madame de Pompadour : sex, culture and powerMy lifeA cry from the heart : the life of Edith PiafThe enigma of Giorgio de Chirico