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Motion, Andrew 1952-

Overview
Works: 196 works in 589 publications in 1 language and 14,956 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Adventure stories  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  Musical settings  Young adult works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Narrator, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Interviewee, Scenarist, Speaker
Classifications: PR6063.O842, B
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Keats by Andrew Motion ( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,934 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 )
23 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,474 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
Philip Larkin : a writer's life by Andrew Motion ( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 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, be 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."--BOOK JACKET
Philip Larkin by Andrew Motion ( Book )
28 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wainewright the poisoner by Andrew Motion ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 699 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 )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lamberts George, Constant & Kit by Andrew Motion ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems, 1976-1997 by Andrew Motion ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 406 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 )
26 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silver return to Treasure Island by Andrew Motion ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives on the river with a request for Jim from her father, Long John Silver. Aged and weak, but still possessing a strange power, the pirate proposes Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint's hidden bounty. But the thrill of the ocean odyssey gives way to terror as the Nightingale reaches its destination, for it seems Treasure Island is not as uninhabited as it once was
First World War poems ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pleasure steamers by Andrew Motion ( Book )
15 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here to eternity : an anthology of poetry ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The invention of Dr. Cake by Andrew Motion ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Cake er en venlig landsbylæge, der lever et stille liv med poesien og sin husholderske. Da han dør, er kirken fyldt med sørgende, heriblandt ungdomsvennen dr. Tabor. Han bemærker, at der intet navn er på messingpladen på kisten. Dr. Cake var en mystisk person, der havde en hemmelighed
Selected poems by Anne Stevenson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Public property by Andrew Motion ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 266 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
Dangerous play : poems, 1974-1984 by Andrew Motion ( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cinder path by Andrew Motion ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salt water by Andrew Motion ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The price of everything by Andrew Motion ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Motion, Andrew
Motion Andrew Peter 1952-....
モーション, アンドルー
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English (273)
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