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Bair, Deirdre

Overview
Works: 30 works in 232 publications in 12 languages and 10,656 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Tragicomedies  History  Biographies  Drama  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PQ2603.E378, B
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Most widely held works about Deirdre Bair
 
Most widely held works by Deirdre Bair
Samuel Beckett : a biography by Deirdre Bair( Book )

75 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Beckett was a writer of genius and winner of the Nobel Prize in 1969. One of the most mysterious and private of authors, he maintained a virtually impenetrable wall of privacy around himself. Deidre Bair reveals the details of his life
Jung : a biography by Deirdre Bair( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Carl Gustav Jung has profoundly touched virtually all aspects of our modern culture, including medicine, religion, philosophy, literature, art, and, of course, the ever-evolving field of psychoanalysis. Born in Switzerland in 1875, this son of a poor country parson and his troubled wife would by the end of his life become an iconic figure, his vast body of writings and teachings known the world over. Through his pioneering theories of personality and the unconscious, Jung is responsible for many terms we now consider common: the archetype and the collective unconscious, introvert and extravert, anima and animus, synchronicity and individuation, and even New Age spirituality." "Jung was Sigmund Freud's "crown prince," handpicked by the elder father of psychoanalysis to become the first president of the International Psychoanalytic Association in 1910. However, in 1914 Jung abandoned Freud's theory to found his own system of analytical psychology. As Freud's influence has waned over the years, Jung's ideas - about dream interpretation, about the integration of the psyche as the goal of personal development, about the common roots of all human mythologies - have achieved an overwhelming ascendancy." "Drawing on unprecedented access to private archives, restricted interviews, analytic diaries, and early drafts of Jung's own writings, Bair addresses accusations and separates fact from myth and misconception, revealing surprising discoveries about Jung's personal and professional life. We learn the truth about Jung's role as "Agent 488," working for the U.S. government during World War II; about his relationships with the women in his life; and about the actual content of the papers that purportedly proved his scientific malfeasance."--Jacket
Simone de Beauvoir : a biography by Deirdre Bair( Book )

50 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores every facet of Beauvoir's life and thought
Anaïs Nin : a biography by Deirdre Bair( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of controversial author Anaïs Nin, known for her erotic books and many affairs, especially the one with fellow writer Henry Miller, with information taken from Nin's extensive diaries and interviews with family, friends, and enemies
Calling it quits : late-life divorce and starting over by Deirdre Bair( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploding phenomenon of late-life divorce has resulted in a seismic shift in modern relationships. Author Bair explores the many reasons why older, long-married couples break up. Having conducted nearly four hundred interviews, Bair reveals some of the surprising motivations that lead to these drastic late-life splits, as well as the surprising turns life takes for all concerned after the divorce is final. Bair finds that, most often, women initiate these divorces because they want the freedom to control how they will live the rest of their lives. The realization may appear to happen suddenly, but Bair shows how it often takes many years and much careful planning before the ultimate "Eureka!" moment. Bair describes current trends, including the growing use of "mediators," seen as lower-cost alternatives to lawyers, and provides examples of how people cope in the years after.--From publisher description
Saul Steinberg : a biography by Deirdre Bair( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and career of graphic artist and The New Yorker magazine mainstay Saul Steinberg
Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend by Deirdre Bair( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From a National Book Award-winning biographer, the first complete life of legendary gangster Al Capone to be produced with the cooperation of his family, who provided the author with exclusive access to personal testimony and archival documents. Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to poor, Italian immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. In 1925, during the height of Prohibition, Capone's multi-million-dollar Chicago bootlegging, prostitution, and gambling operation dominated the organized-crime scene. His competition with rival gangs was brutally violent, a long-running war that crested with the shocking St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929. Through it all, and despite the best efforts of law enforcement and the media elite, Capone remained above the fray. Federal income-tax evasion was the strongest charge that could be made to stick, and in 1931 he was sentenced to eleven years in federal prison. After serving six-and-a-half years, mostly in Alcatraz, a severely impaired Capone, badly damaged by neurosyphillis, was released to live out his final years with his family in Miami. From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone's life has gripped the public imagination, and his gangster persona has been immortalized in the countless movies and books inspired by his exploits. But who was the man behind the legend? Capone loved to tell tall tales that perpetuated his mystique; newspapers loved him and frequently embellished or fabricated stories about him to sell copies. While some remember him as fundamentally kind and good, others speak of how frightening he was, a vicious, cold-blooded killer. Was Al really such a quotable wit? Did he really shower the poor with hundred-dollar bills and silver dollars from the window of his bulletproof car? Did he really keep a bevy of mistresses ensconced in his hotel headquarters in Chicago? Writing with exclusive access to Capone's descendants, Deirdre Bair finally gets at the truth behind this eternally fascinating man, who was equal parts charismatic mobster, doting father, and calculating monster"--
This perpetual fight : love and loss in Virginia Woolf's intimate circle by Sarah Funke( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Capone : his life, legacy, and legend by Deirdre Bair( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a National Book Award-winning biographer, the first complete life of legendary gangster Al Capone to be produced with the cooperation of his family, who provided the author with exclusive access to personal testimony and archival documents. From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone--Public Enemy Number One--has gripped popular imagination. Rising from humble Brooklyn roots, Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. At the height of Prohibition, his multimillion-dollar Chicago bootlegging, prostitution, and gambling operation dominated the organized-crime scene. His competition with rival gangs was brutally violent, a long-running war that crested with the shocking St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929. Law enforcement and the media elite seemed powerless to stop the growth of his empire. And then the fall: a legal noose tightened by the FBI, a conviction on tax evasion, Alcatraz. After his release he returned to his family in Miami a much diminished man, living quietly until the ravages of his neurosyphilis took their final toll. But the slick mobster persona endures, immortalized in countless novels and movies. The true flesh-and-blood man behind the legend has long remained a mystery. Unscrupulous newspaper accounts and Capone's own tall tales perpetuated his mystique, but through dogged research Deirdre Bair debunks the most outrageous of these myths. With the help of Capone's descendants, she discovers his essential humanity, uncovering a complex character: flawed, sometimes cruel, but also a genuine family man capable of nobility. And while revealing the private Al Capone remembered by those who knew him best, Bair relates how his descendants have borne his weighty legacy. Rigorous and intimate, Al Capone provides new answers to the enduring questions about this fascinating figure, who was equal parts charismatic gangster, devoted patriarch, and calculating monster.From the Hardcover edition
A biography by Deirdre Bair( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simone de Beauvoir by Deirdre Bair( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in Danish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jung : uma biografia by Deirdre Bair( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simone de Beauvoir by Deirdre Bair( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simone de Beauvoir by Deirdre Bair( Recording )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in Danish and Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jung : Uma biografia by Deirdre Bair( Book )

in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jung : o biografie by Deirdre Bair( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot
Simone de Beauvoir in Paris and America by Deirdre Bair( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jung by Deirdre Bair( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Samuel Beckett : biografija by Deirdre Bair( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Croatian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Jung : a biography
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Deirdre Bair American biographer

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Jung : a biographySimone de Beauvoir : a biographyAnaïs Nin : a biographyCalling it quits : late-life divorce and starting overThis perpetual fight : love and loss in Virginia Woolf's intimate circle