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Hayman, Ronald 1932-

Overview
Works: 166 works in 980 publications in 6 languages and 37,896 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PT2621.A26, B
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Most widely held works by Ronald Hayman
Kafka : a biography by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthur Miller by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
39 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and French and held by 1,529 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 by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
55 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a collection of pieces specially written by friends and professional colleagues to celebrate the 70th birthday of Harold Pinter on 10 October 2000. Contributors include Douglas Hodge, Penelope Wilton, Janet Whitaker and Henry Woolf
Samuel Beckett by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
44 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death and life of Sylvia Plath by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nietzsche, a critical life by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
28 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leven en werk van de Duitse filosoof Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844- 1900)
Thomas Mann : a biography by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hayman is the first biographer to show the extent to which Mann presented a sanitized self-portrait in his novels, stories, essays, photographs, public appearances, broadcasts, and articles. The world took Mann to be a self-controlled, elegant, dignified, supremely self-assured, rather aloof man. Wanting this image to survive his death, Mann incinerated most of his diaries and stipulated that the five thousand manuscript pages he had spared should be kept under seal for twenty years after his death. In reality, as these newly available diaries attest, Mann was subject to fits of nervous trembling, convulsive sobbing, and moments of sexual embarrassment. ("It can scarcely be impotence," he recorded in 1920. "How would it be if there were a young man at my disposal?") When his novels are reread in the perspective of the diaries, new meanings emerge, as do new interconnections between the problems of the characters and those of the author. As Hayman demonstrates in vivid and illuminating detail, Mann overcame literary inhibitions by speaking freely about his inner life through fictional characters apparently dissimilar to himself. As Mann once wrote to a friend, his trick was to find "novelistic forms and masks which can be displayed in public as a means of relaying my love, my hatred, my sympathy, my contempt, my pride, my scorn and the accusations I want to make."" "Drawing on extensive research, including not only the as-yet-unpublished final volumes of Mann's diaries but also new interviews with Mann's children, Ronald Hayman moves behind Mann's public persona to bring forth startling reinterpretations of his novels, stories, and criticism, and to reveal an extraordinarily complex and often misunderstood genius."--BOOK JACKET
Tom Stoppard by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
27 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical outline - Two interviews with Tom Stoppard - Review of a number of his works
Eugène Ionesco by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
17 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A life of Jung by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,280 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?
Edward Albee by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tennessee Williams : everyone else is an audience by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,220 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
Brecht : a biography by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Osborne by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
41 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sartre : a life by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to read a play by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
29 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 1,105 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
Arnold Wesker by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
32 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proust : a biography by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 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 )
11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Gielgud by Ronald Hayman ( Book )
11 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hayman, Ronald
ヘイマン, ロナルド
Languages
English (403)
French (19)
Spanish (7)
German (5)
Italian (4)
Hebrew (1)
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