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Spurling, John 1936-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 212 publications in 4 languages and 4,849 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Myths  Drama  History  Satire  Political fiction  Art  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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 )

30 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graham Greene by John Spurling( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and Chinese and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett the playwright by John Fletcher( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hill station : an unfinished novel, and an Indian diary by J. G Farrell( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onafgemaakte roman spelend aan het einde van de vorige eeuw in India, gevolgd door beschouwingen over werk en persoon van de overleden schrijver
Arcadian nights : the Greek myths reimagined by John Spurling( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classical Greek intellectual tradition pervades nearly every aspect of our modern Western civilization. Our logic and science, our philosophy, politics, literature, architecture, and art are all indebted to the ancient inhabitants of the small mountainous Mediterranean country. And the powerful myths of the Greeks, refined by Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, and the great Greek dramatists, still resonate at the core of our culture. Taking as his starting point many of the famous tourist sites in the Peloponnese, where the stories are set, John Spurling, winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, freshly imagines key narratives from the Greek canon, including tales of the doomed house of Atreus (notably Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks at Troy, murdered by his wife in his palace bathroom); of the god Apollo; goddess Athene; Theseus, scourge of the Minotaur; the Twelve Labors of Heracles; and Perseus, rescuer of Andromeda
The Trojan War : sculptures by Anthony Caro by John Spurling( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British empire, part one : a play by John Spurling( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of Liszts : variations on the theme of Franz Liszt by John Spurling( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly original, imaginative and multifaceted portrait of a generous, humorous, romantic and passionate genius whose work even now, is still not as well known as it deserves to be
In the heart of the British Museum by John Spurling( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shades of Heathcliff ; &, Death of Captain Doughty by John Spurling( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined 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 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ragged end by John Spurling( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Trojan War : sculptures by Anthony Caro by John Spurling( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcadian nights : Greek myths reimagined by John Spurling( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superhero characters such as Heracles and Perseus and legendary monsters like the Minotaur and Medusa underlie so much of modern storytelling in Western art, literature, drama and music. The classic Greek myths in which they appear, are violent stories of murder, power, revenge, love and traumatic family relationships. Ancient in origin they may be, but they are right up to date in terms of in their portrayal of human character, temperament and emotion. Taking as his starting point many of the famous tourist sites in the Peloponnese, where the stories took place, the author freshly imagines key narratives from the Greek canon including tales of the doomed house of Atreus (notably Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks at Troy, murdered by his wife in his palace bathroom), of the god Apollo, Theseus scourge of the minotaur, the Twelve Labours of Heracles and Perseus rescuer of Andromeda. Inspired by the great poets and playwrights - from Homer to Euripides - this exemplary recounting for a new generation of readers young and olds tells us much about human archetypes and the Greek people at the heart of Europe's economic crisis in a lively and contemporary style
Arcadian Nights : the Greek Myths Reimagined by John Spurling( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vibrant retelling of the central Greek myths by acclaimed novelist John Spurling, author of The Ten Thousand Things, winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize for Historical FictionThe classical Greek intellectual tradition pervades nearly every aspect of our modern Western civilization. Our logic and science, our philosophy, politics, literature, architecture, and art are all indebted to the ancient inhabitants of the small mountainous Mediterranean country. And the powerful myths of the Greeks, refined by Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, and the great Greek dramatists, still resonate at the core of our culture. Taking as his starting point many of the famous tourist sites in the Peloponnese, where the stories are set, John Spurling freshly imagines key narratives from the Greek canon, including tales of the doomed house of Atreus (notably Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks at Troy, murdered by his wife in his palace bathroom); of the god Apollo; goddess Athene; Theseus, scourge of the Minotaur; the Twelve Labors of Heracles; and Perseus, rescuer of Andromeda. In this vibrant, gripping, and often grisly retelling of the Greek myths, stories of murder, power, revenge, love, and traumatic family relationships are made new again for our time with wit and relish by a gifted author. Spurling has added scene, dialogue, and context, while always staying true to the spirit of the original myth
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

El juicio final : del 26 de junio al 30 de septiembre de 2000 by Anthony Caro( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 4 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

 
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A book of Liszts : variations on the theme of Franz Liszt
Alternative Names
Spurling, J

Languages
English (133)

Spanish (3)

Chinese (2)

Danish (1)

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A book of Liszts : variations on the theme of Franz Liszt