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Motion, Andrew 1952-

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Philip Larkin : a writer's life by Andrew Motion( Book )

65 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip Larkin was one of the greatest and most popular English poets of the twentieth century, and also one of the most private. Living in towns "where only salesmen and relations come," refusing to read or lecture before an audience, he was by the end of his life affectionately known as "the hermit of Hull." At sixty he promised that as soon as he saw "the Grim Reaper coming up the path" he would burn all his personal papers. Instead, he left behind him an archival treasure trove, a cache of letters, journals, and papers that reveal a man who, from very early on, made art, especially poetry, his aspiration and believed himself destined for fame." "Larkin's friend and fellow poet Andrew Motion has drawn deeply from this rich lode of previously unknown and unpublished material and from conversations with those who knew Larkin best, to give us an intimate and detailed portrait - the first, and undoubtedly the definitive, biography of this great poet." "Even before he was twenty, Larkin formed close friendships with other aspiring writers, painters, and musicians. He found family life constraining and repressive, and much of his adult life was a seesaw between his strong sensual appetite and need for affection and the fear of entrapment and encroachment on his writing life that love and marriage represented. Over and over in the course of his life, Larkin would find himself holding lovers - sometimes, to his dismay or bemusement, more than one at a time - at arm's length, retreating into an intermittent misogyny in his struggle to focus his emotional life in his work. Though shy and to some forbidding, this lifelong librarian had a strong talent for friendship and a sharp, ribald wit. Andrew Motion's engrossing portrait shows us a complex and contradictory man of genius, warts and all, in the throes of creating poetry of greatness."--Jacket
Keats by Andrew Motion( Book )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Keats (1795-1821) is one of the greatest and most loved of all English poets. Beyond the richness of his work, his poignant life has helped to define the modern paradigm of the poet's story. The son of a stable keeper, Keats was orphaned as a boy. He trained as a doctor but gave up his profession for poetry. He contracted tuberculosis while nursing his brother through the fatal illness, and died in Rome at the age of twenty-five. Ardent, generous, and noble, he is a figure of tragic dimension. Andrew Motion's dramatic and astute narration of one of the representative lives in English literature is the first new look at Keats in a generation. Unlike previous biographers, Motion pays close attention to the social and political contexts in which Keats came to maturity, and interleaves Keats's life with his work, making incisive use of Keats's letters
Silver : return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion( Book )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set 20 years after Treasure Island, Natty, the daughter of Long John Silver, teams up with Hawkins' son, Jim, on a dangerous voyage to the legendary island in search of their fathers' hidden treasure
The new world : a novel by Andrew Motion( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Washed ashore after escaping Treasure Island, young Jim Hawkins and his companion Natty find themselves stranded on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Their ship, the Nightingale, has been destroyed, and besides one other crew member, they are the only survivors. Before they can even grasp the full scope of their predicament, they realize they are not alone on the beach. When a band of Native Americans approaches the shore in a threatening fury, they brutally kill Jim and Natty's last shipmate, rob their dead crew, and take the two desperate survivors hostage"
Wainewright the poisoner by Andrew Motion( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a time rich in unlikely characters, Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (1794 - 1847) was one of the strangest of all. A painter, writer, well-known London dandy and friend of most of the major figures of the romantic era, he was also almost certainly a murderer, possibly several times over. Arrested and convicted of forgery - evidence was lacking to prove the murders - he was transported for life to the barbarous penal colony of Tasmania, where, years later, he died in obscurity. Behind him he left only rumors and fragments of documents, and a legend of evil that fascinated such writers as Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde." From the bookjacket
The poetry of Edward Thomas by Andrew Motion( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lamberts George, Constant & Kit by Andrew Motion( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van drie generaties Lambert: de kunstschilder George Washington Thomas Lambert (1873-1930), de componist Leonard Constant Lambert (1905-1951) en de rockmusicus en -impresario Christopher Lambert (1935-1981)
Selected poems, 1976-1997 by Andrew Motion( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Motion's position as a poet in the great English narrative tradition, and his distinctive contribution to it, have long been recognised. This is his first new selection for more than ten years
The Penguin book of contemporary British poetry by Blake Morrison( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First World War poems( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this moving anthology, the Poet Laureate Andrew Motion guides us through the horror and the pity of the Great War, from the trenches of the Western Front to reflections from our own age. With generous selection of our best-loved war poets, First World War Poems also returns lesser-known pieces to the light, and extends the selection right through to the present day - so that poems produced by the war give way historically to poems about the war ..." [Back cover]
The pleasure steamers by Andrew Motion( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Anne Stevenson( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 3rd, 2007 Anne Stevenson was named the second recipient of the Poetry Foundation's Neglected Masters Award. The award brings renewed critical attention to the life's work of a significant but under-recognized American poet. The Library of America is proud to publish "Anne Stevenson: Selected Poems," edited by English Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, in conjunction with the award. Stevenson was born in England of American parents in 1933, grew up and received her schooling in New England and in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has spent most of her adult life in England. This is the first American edition of her work in more than a generation
Salt water by Andrew Motion( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invention of Dr. Cake by Andrew Motion( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To all appearances, Dr. Cake is an unexceptional man." "After a period of study and practice in London, and several years travelling in Europe, he has chosen the life of a village doctor. He publishes regularly in medical journals and lives quietly and alone with his housekeeper. His extensive bookcase demonstrates a keen interest in poetry and drama, and indeed in everything he does, he shows himself a man of the widest sympathies. Locally, he is known for his great kindness to his patients. When he dies, the local church is full to overflowing with mourners. But why then, on the brass plate so ostentatiously screwed into his coffin-lid, is there no name?" "The truth behind the bare facts of this man's life is at once extraordinary and elusive. A mystery story, a detective story and a love story, The Invention of Dr. Cake is above all a story about poetry - about its creation and disappearance, its role in the world and reputation."--Jacket
Here to eternity : an anthology of poetry by Andrew Motion( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this anthology, Andrew Motion - Poet Laureate since 1999 - brings together an extraordinary range of poetic voices: familiar, strange, ancient, modern, intimate, public - always rewarding. He proves that poetry, if we let it, has the unique power to enrich our lives as it diversifies them." "The book is arranged in a series of concentric rings: Self, Home, Town, Land, Work, Love, Travel, War, Belief and Space. Each section is distinct and self-defining, but also seeks out resemblances elsewhere, creating the impression of an endlessly expanding universe. From Walt Whitman to Stevie Smith, Joseph Brodsky to Jo Shapcott, John Donne to Bob Dylan, Ben Jonson to Benjamin Zephaniah, Here to Eternity is a perfect introduction for new readers, and offers a wealth of surprising revelations to those who are already well versed."--BOOK JACKET
Love in a life by Andrew Motion( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dangerous play : poems, 1974-1984 by Andrew Motion( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public property by Andrew Motion( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection moves between private and public realms, pondering each from the other's borders. In a series of elegiac idylls, Motion conjures expeditionary narratives of a rural childhood and reconsiders moments of the Victorian past from reticent and surprising angles
The price of everything by Andrew Motion( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cinder path by Andrew Motion( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrew Motion's new collection ... offers a . variety of lyrics, love poems and elegies, in which private domains of feeling infer other lives and a shared humanity - exploring how people cope with threats to and in the world around them, as soldiers, lovers, artists, writers and citizens."--Jacket
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KeatsWainewright the poisonerThe poetry of Edward ThomasThe Lamberts George, Constant & KitSelected poems, 1976-1997The Penguin book of contemporary British poetryFirst World War poemsThe pleasure steamers
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Andrew Motion Brits auteur

Andrew Motion englischer Schriftsteller, ehemaliger Poet Laureate

Motion, Andrew

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