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Hayman, Ronald 1932-

Overview
Works: 177 works in 1,183 publications in 7 languages and 37,635 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Study guides  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, B
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Most widely held works about Ronald Hayman
 
Most widely held works by Ronald Hayman
Kafka : a biography by Ronald Hayman( Book )

65 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Franz Kafka has been described as representative of the twentieth century in the same way that Dante was of the fourteenth. He obsessively used literature as a means of putting himself on trial and of enacting the terrible conflicts of his day-to-day existence. Locating the roots of Kafka's guilt in his incurable fear of his father, Hayman describes in compelling detail his vacillations between longing for normality and longing for escape - whether through literature, which he saw as an alternative to life, or through death." "Ronald Hayman's portrayal of the tormented man and the inspired writer guarantees its status as the classic account of his life."--Jacket
Arthur Miller by Ronald Hayman( Book )

50 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and French and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminates the themes that have found moving dramatic expression in All my sons, Death of a salesman, The crucible, and The price
Harold Pinter : the poetics of silence by Ronald Hayman( Book )

67 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence between Brian Abbott, an Irish based poet and the playwright Harold Pinter in response to Pinter's participation in a TV programme criticizing the Iraq War. Includes a copy of a letter from Abbott to the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair and a number of poems he wrote in response to the conflict in Iraq
Nietzsche, a critical life by Ronald Hayman( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Duitse filosoof Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844- 1900)
Samuel Beckett by Ronald Hayman( Book )

53 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Stoppard by Ronald Hayman( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical outline - Two interviews with Tom Stoppard - Review of a number of his works
The death and life of Sylvia Plath by Ronald Hayman( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugène Ionesco by Ronald Hayman( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann : a biography by Ronald Hayman( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Mann is a literary biography in the grand tradition by the acclaimed biographer of Proust, Sartre, and Kafka. Ronald Hayman offers the first complete portrait in English of the Nobel Prize-winning German novelist, and the first to draw on Mann's unexpurgated diaries." "Thomas Mann, author of Death in Venice, The Magic Mountain, Buddenbrooks, and Joseph and His Brothers, was a man with secrets. Ronald Hayman uncovers a brilliant writer's masks and brings to the fore the private man: his bisexuality, his obsession with "keeping up appearances," and the deep guilt feelings that plagued him for nearly fifty years."
Edward Albee by Ronald Hayman( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of Jung by Ronald Hayman( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography explores the complex character of one of the world's most influential psychoanalysts. Having gained access to a substantial amount of previously unpublished material, Ronald Hayman offers a rare insight into how Jung's revolutionary ideas grew out of his own extraordinary experiences. With notable objectivity, Hayman investigates the most crucial questions surrounding this enigmatic figure. What actually went on during Jung's sessions with patients? Was his mother insane? Was he a borderline case? What were the consequences of a homosexual episode in his boyhood? Was he pro-Nazi or anti-Semitic? Why did he fail to sustain any of his friendships with men? Did he sometimes mean "God" when he said the "Unconscious"? Why was he so secretive?
Brecht : a biography by Ronald Hayman( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Duitse schrijver Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (1898- 1956)
Tennessee Williams : everyone else is an audience by Ronald Hayman( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few playwrights write as much of their lives into every work as did Tennessee Williams, and few had lives that were so obviously theatrical. Growing up amid abusive alcoholism, genteel posturing, and the incipient madness of his beloved sister, Rose, Williams produced plays in which violence exploded into rape, castration, and even cannibalism, projecting dramatic personal traumas. In this frank, compelling study, the distinguished biographer and critic Ronald Hayman explores the intersection of biography and art in one of the most exuberantly autobiographical dramatists of the American theater. By the time he died, in 1983, Williams's reputation had seriously declined. More than twenty years of drug and alcohol addiction, coupled with devastating openness about his promiscuous homosexuality, had all but destroyed one of America's greatest playwrights, while Williams's new works were increasingly unsuccessful. In recent years, however, Broadway revivals and amateur productions have testified to his enduring greatness as one of the shapers of the American theater. The major plays, such as The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire, never disappeared from American theatrical consciousness. Their heroes - Tom Wingfield, Brick Pollitt, even Blanche Du Bois - are portraits of the artist as a very troubled man. Hayman explores the life and writings of Tennessee Williams and shows how they were linked. More than any previous biographer, he unmasks the compulsive, driven man behind the characters and lays bare the pain that engendered Williams's violent apocalypses. Tennessee Williams will change the way lovers of drama experience and understand some of its finest achievements
John Osborne by Ronald Hayman( Book )

53 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to read a play by Ronald Hayman( Book )

39 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to read a play is an introductory guide to the art of translating the printed page of a play or screenplay into dramatic mental images; this book includes a chapter about how to read a screenplay, noting the intrinisic differences between a screenplay and a playscript
Sartre : a life by Ronald Hayman( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the philosopher and activist who was for thirty-five years, the most influential thinker of France and the West
Arnold Wesker by Ronald Hayman( Book )

40 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proust : a biography by Ronald Hayman( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi om den franske forfatter Marcel Proust (1871-1922)
Theatre and anti-theatre : new movements since Beckett by Ronald Hayman( Book )

15 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Gielgud by Ronald Hayman( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tennessee Williams : everyone else is an audience
Alternative Names
Hayman, Ronald

Ronald Hayman British writer

ヘイマン, ロナルド

ロナルド・ヘイマン

Languages
English (511)

German (38)

French (21)

Spanish (8)

Italian (4)

Chinese (2)

Hebrew (1)

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Nietzsche, a critical lifeThe death and life of Sylvia PlathThomas Mann : a biographyA life of JungTennessee Williams : everyone else is an audienceHow to read a play