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Spurling, John 1936-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 138 publications in 1 language and 4,485 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Satire  Political fiction  History  Diaries  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 842.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Spurling
Beckett: a study of his plays by John Fletcher ( Book )
22 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graham Greene by John Spurling ( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ten thousand things : a novel by John Spurling ( Book )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the turbulent final years of the Yuan Dynasty, Wang Meng is a low-level bureaucrat, employed by the government of Mongol conquerors established by the Kublai Khan. Though he wonders about his own complicity wit this regime-the Mongols, after all, are invaders-he prefers not to dwell on his official duties, choosing instead to live the life of the mind. Wang is an extraordinarily gifted artist. His paintings are at once delicate and confident; in them, one can see the wind blowing through the trees, the water rushing through rocky valleys, the infinite expanse of China's natural beauty. But this is not a time for sitting still, and as The Ten Thousand Things unfolds, we follow Wang as he travels through an empire in turmoil. In his wanderings, he encounters, among many memorable characters, other master painters of the period, including the austere eccentric Ni Zan, a fierce female warrior known as the White Tigress who will recruit him as a military strategist, and an ugly young Buddhist monk who rises from beggary to extraordinary heights. The Ten Thousand Things is rich with exquisite observations, and John Spurling endows every description-every detail-with the precision and depth that the real-life Wang Meng brought to his painting. But it is also a novel of fated meetings, grand battles, and riveting drama, and in its seamless fusion of the epic and the intimate, it achieves a truly singular beauty. A novel that deserves to be compared to the classic Chinese novels that inspired it, The Ten Thousand Things is nothing short of a literary event"--
Beckett the playwright by John Fletcher ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hill station : an unfinished novel, and an Indian diary by J. G Farrell ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MacRune's Guevara by John Spurling ( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Trojan War : sculptures by Anthony Caro by John Spurling ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British empire, part one : a play by John Spurling ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A book of Liszts : variations on the theme of Franz Liszt by John Spurling ( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fictieve biografie van de pianist en componist Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
In the heart of the British Museum by John Spurling ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shades of Heathcliff ; &, Death of Captain Doughty by John Spurling ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Zenda : a novel by John Spurling ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ragged end by John Spurling ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hill station by J. G Farrell ( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To the cool of the Simla Hills comes a reluctant Dr McNab, with his wife and young neice. For Emily romance is in the air. For the mysterious Mrs Forester there is scandal brewing. And for the Bishop of Simla, rainclouds are not the only storms on the horizon
The Trojan War : sculptures by Anthony Caro by John Spurling ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jeff Wayne's musical version of Spartacus by Jeff Wayne ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hubbard's search by John Spurling ( )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sculptor and his discontents Anthony Caro in conversation with John Spurling by Anthony Caro ( Visual )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Trojan War : sculptures by Anthony Caro by Anthony Caro ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beckett by John Fletcher ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Spurling, J
Languages
English (100)
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