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Maitland, Sara 1950-

Works: 104 works in 358 publications in 11 languages and 10,623 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6063.A355, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sara Maitland
The Rushdie file by Lisa Appignanesi( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents all sides of the Rushdie controversy, providing an international chronology of events, early reviews of the book, and more reflective articles drawn from the huge, worldwide coverage, fairly and fully representing all points of view
Titans and Olympians : Greek & Roman myth by Tony Allan( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Greeks and Romans created two of the most incredible and enduring cultures known to humanity. They also created a pantheon of gods and a rich body of mythology that has survived for centuries. Among these powerful myths is the story of Athena, the goddess of battle, who sprang from Zeus's head, and the story of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility, whose worshippers achieved a state of mad ecstasy. These fantastic stories are captured in this volume
A map of the new country : women and Christianity by Sara Maitland( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three times table by Sara Maitland( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancestral truths by Sara Maitland( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were three possible reasons given for the disappearance of the two hikers on Mount Nyangani: the treacherous terrain and climate; the banditos armados; the unforgiving spirit called Chirikuzi. In David' case there was a fourth--that Clare might have killed him. Unable to remember exacly what happened on the mountain in Zimbabwe and trying to come to terms with the loss of her hand in the accident, Clare is taken home to Scotland where her large, loving, questioning, and uncomfortably acute family become almost unbearable. She had wanted David dead, but did that mean she had killed him' Her mother's High Church concern, Anni's sharp-tongued radicalism, santly Felicity's internal fury, and her deaf niece Alice's fascination with the prosthetic hand seem at first to distract from Clare's problems, until the aristocratic family's pieties pierce her cocoon of post-traumatic amnesia. Family resentments flare and fade, divisions fester and heal, and as clare uncovers buried fears, she comes to understand that the real question about the accident on Mount Nyangani is less what she has forgotten than why. Intricate in design, disturbing in its explorations of mind and spirit, and with a surprising twist at the end, Ancestral Truths employs a striking narrative voice to explore the shifting relations between belief and truth, love and desire, to reveal that beauty and danger walk hand in hand. Sara Maitland summons her knowledge of theology, mysticism, mathematics, and human nature to give this deeply perceptive novel its wit and cohesive richness. As Ms. Maitland's characters gradually recognize the inseparability of their strengths and weaknesses, the authof of Three Times Table raises her art to a new pitch of excitement and originality
The languages of love by Sara Maitland( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voor een jonge feministe wordt na enkele moeilijke huwelijksjaren het verlangen naar een kind tot een obsessie waar zij in haar werk, vrouwenpraatgroep en relatie met man en vriendinnen steeds mee bezig is
Virgin territory : a novel by Sara Maitland( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opgeschrikt door de verkrachting van een non, reist een zuster uit een Latijnamerikaans klooster af naar Londen om haar gevoelens op een rijtje te zetten. Ze wordt verliefd op een vrouw, waardoor de druk op haar religieuze overtuiging toeneemt
From the forest : a search for the hidden roots of our fairy tales by Sara Maitland( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores forests as the origins of fairy tales
Angel maker : the short stories of Sara Maitland by Sara Maitland( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories on women, from biblical heroines to simple housewives. The story, The Burning Times, is on lesbians in the Middle Ages, Fag Hags: A Field Guide, is on women who go out with gay men, and Siren Song is on some revengeful sirens
A big-enough God : a feminist's search for a joyful theology by Sara Maitland( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing as a Christian and a feminist, Maitland approaches the subject of a big-enough God that is beyond gender or image--but not beyond choice--to define theology as the art of telling--and listening to--stories about the divine. If God exists, it is as a being which wishes above all to reveal itself in its work and which labors constantly in its relationships with its creations
Virtuous magic : women saints and their meanings by Sara Maitland( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korte levensbeschrijvingen en citaten van de volgende christelijke zalig en/of heiligverklaarden: Martha van Bethanië, Veronica, Bernadette Soubirous, Clara van Assisi, Mary Fisher, Catherina van Siena, Radegund, Wendreda, Jeanne d'Arc, Gobnet, Maria Magdalena, Hild, Rosa van Lima, Jean Donovan, Wilgefortis, Katherina van Alexandrië, Ita, Perpetua van Carthago, Marguerite Porete, Dorothy Day, Amanda Berry Smith, Lydia, Rita van Cascia, Thekla, Hildegard van Bingen, Josephine Butler, Zuster Juana Inés de la Cruz, Walpurgis, Melangell, Margaret Clitherow, Keizerin Helena, Zuster Maria van Santo Domingo, Margaret van Antiochië, Juliana van Norwich, Maximilla, Bredget van Zweden, Godiva van Coventry, Edith Stein, Brigit van Kildare, Teresa van Avila, Maria van Egypte
How to be alone by Sara Maitland( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is antisocial and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she to helps us to practice it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller live. - The School of Life is dedicated to exploring life's big questions: How can we fulfill our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don't have all the answers, but we will direct you toward a variety of useful ideas--from philosophy to literature, from psychology to the visual arts--that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish, and console"--
Vesta Tilley by Sara Maitland( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her wit and daring, as she pushed the limits of cross-dressing, made Vesta Tilley the toast of British music halls for forty years. Hers was a rags-to-riches story. From a poor Midland working-class family, she died a stage idol, a much-loved philanthropist and the wealthy and respected widow of a Conservative MP
Gossip from the forest : the tangled roots of our forests and fairytales by Sara Maitland( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairytales are one of our earliest and most vital cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient and primal landscapes. Both evoke a similar sensation in us - we find them beautiful and magical, but also spooky, sometimes horrifying. In this fascinating book, Maitland argues that the two forms are intimately connected: the mysterious secrets and silences, gifts and perils of the forests were both the background and the source of fairytales. Yet both forests and fairy stories are at risk and their loss deprives us of our cultural lifeblood. Maitland visits forests through the seasons, from the exquisite green of a beechwood in spring, to the muffled stillness of a snowy pine wood in winter. She camps with her son Adam, whose beautiful photographs are included in the book; she takes a barefoot walk through Epping Forest with Robert Macfarlane; she walks with a mushroom expert through an oak wood, and with a miner through the Forest of Dean. Maitland ends each chapter with a unique, imaginitive re-telling of a fairystory. Written with Sara's wonderful clarity and conversational grace, Gossip from the Forest is a magical and unique blend of nature writing, history and imaginative fiction
Very heaven : looking back at the 1960's( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Greece and Rome : myths and beliefs by Tony Allan( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the myths and beliefs of the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome
Walking on the water : women talk about spirituality( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardens of illusion : places of wit and enchantment by Sara Maitland( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of spells by Sara Maitland( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of silence by Sara Maitland( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her late forties, after a noisy upbringing as one of six children and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland found herself living alone in the country and, to her surprise, falling in love with silence. In this fascinating, intelligent, and beautifully written book, Maitland describes how she set out to explore this new love, spending periods of silence in the Sinai desert, the Scottish hills, and a remote cottage on the Isle of Skye. Maitland delves deep into the rich cultural history of silence, exploring its significance in fairy tale and myth, its importance to the Western and Eastern religious traditions, and its use in psychoanalysis and artistic expression. Her story culminates in her building a hermitage on an isolated moor in Galloway, and as she guides readers through experiences of silence in this new home, she evokes a sense of peace that includes the reader in its intimate tranquility
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The Rushdie file
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Maitland, Sara

Sara Maitland British writer


Titans and Olympians : Greek & Roman mythThree times tableThe languages of loveVirgin territory : a novelAngel maker : the short stories of Sara MaitlandA big-enough God : a feminist's search for a joyful theologyVirtuous magic : women saints and their meaningsGardens of illusion : places of wit and enchantmentA book of silence