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Lurie, Alison

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Foreign affairs by Alison Lurie( Book )

97 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 2,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Miner, an unmarried tenured professor, is an Anglophile on leave to research a book. Fred Turner, a teacher at the same university, is recently separated, flat broke and miserable in this city where the rain never seems to end. The separate paths of these two lonely and naive innocents abroad lead them to strikingly similar destinations of newfound passion ... and unexpected love
The language of clothes by Alison Lurie( Book )

67 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the social history of clothing, how clothing conveys information about the wearer, and how the person relates to the surrounding world.Clothing as a sign system --Youth and age --Fashion and time --Fashion and place --Fashion and status --Fashion and opinion --Color and pattern --Male and female --Fashion and sex
The war between the Tates by Alison Lurie( Book )

85 editions published between 1974 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedlam breaks loose at the Tate household as a four-way conflict erupts between Brian and Erica and their two teenage children
The last resort : a novel by Alison Lurie( Book )

53 editions published between 1963 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A loyal Victorian wife convinces her much older husband who has become increasingly depressed that a break in Key West would do them good, but lives can be turned unside down there, and theirs are no exception
Don't tell the grown-ups : subversive children's literature by Alison Lurie( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on great children's literature that relates the lives of the authors to the works themselves
The Oxford book of modern fairy tales by A Lurie( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people think of fairy tales as having been created anonymously and almost magically long ago, and later discovered and recorded by scholars such as the Brothers Grimm. In fact original fairy tales are still being written. Over the last century and a half many well-known authors have used the characters and settings and themes of traditional tales such as 'Cinderella', 'Hansel and Gretel', and 'Beauty and the Beast' to produce new and characteristic works of wonder and enchantment. The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales brings together forty of the best of these stories by British and American writers from John Ruskin and Nathaniel Hawthorne to I.B. Singer and Angela Carter. These tales are full of princes and princesses, witches and dragons and talking animals, magic objects, evil spells, and unexpected endings. Some of their authors, like John Ruskin and Oscar Wilde, use the form to point a social or spiritual moral; others such as Jeanne Desy and Richard Kennedy, turn the traditional stories inside out to extraordinary effect. James Thurber, Bernard Malamud, and Donald Barthelme, among many others, bring the characters and plots of the traditional fairy tale into the contemporary world to make satiric comments on modern life. The literary skill, wit, and sophistication of these stories appeal to an adult audience, even though some of them were originally written for children. They include light-hearted comic fairy stories like Charles Dickens's 'The Magic Fishbone' and L.F. Baum's 'The Queen of Quok', thoughtful and often moving tales like Lord Dunsany's 'The Kith of the Elf Folk' and Philip K. Dick's 'The King of the Elves', and profoundly disturbing ones like Lucy Lane Clifford's 'The New Mother', and Ursula Le Guin's 'The Wife's Story'. Together they prove that the fairy tale is not only one of the most popular and enduring forms, but a significant and continually developing part of literature
The truth about Lorin Jones : a novel by Alison Lurie( Book )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As chronicler of the life and work of brilliant artist Lorin Jones, Polly Alter - museum curator and would-be painter - at first has it all figured out. Lorin, left to die alone in Key West, was done in by the white, male art establishment. But as Polly's interviewing progresses, Lorin comes down from her pedestal, and her "villains" emerge as likeable persons; at the same time, some of the truths about Polly's life are shattered or realigned"--Library Journal
Truth and consequences : a novel by Alison Lurie( Book )

49 editions published between 2005 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University director Jane Mackenzie is dismayed when her injured husband falls for Delia, a beautiful writer who has recently joined the center's staff, a situation that is complicated when Jane develops feelings for Delia's husband
Only children by Alison Lurie( Book )

44 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set during a summer weekend in a country house where eight-year-old Mary Ann and her friend Lolly watch with excitement, fear and anger as the owner of the house and their parents abandon the conventions of adult behavior
Boys and girls forever : children's classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter by Alison Lurie( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fourteen essays on classic and contemporary children's literature, exploring the lives of notable authors and contending that the best writers for children hold on to some essence of childhood even as adults
Women and ghosts by Alison Lurie( Book )

44 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the supernatural involving women. A woman about to marry a man is visited by the spirit of her groom's first wife; a dead man haunts the woman he was engaged to whenever she has intimate moments with another man; a secretary on a diet sees obese people everywhere; a woman's prized piece of furniture becomes the home of a malevolent ghost. By the author of Foreign Affairs
Clever Gretchen and other forgotten folktales by Alison Lurie( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales about heroines, "fair maidens [who] can fight and hunt as well as any man, defeat giants, answer riddles, outwit the Devil, and rescue friends and relatives from all sorts of dangers and evil spells."
Imaginary friends by Alison Lurie( Book )

54 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two social researchers find themselves seduced by a small-town cult and the teenaged psychic priestess they have come to study
Real people by Alison Lurie( Book )

59 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are those artists, Mom, or are they real people?" asks a child visiting Illyria, a luxurious retreat for successful and not-so-successful writers, painters, and musicians. On the first day of her stay, Janet Smith likens Illyria to heaven--and its guests to gods or angels. But before long, she is comparing them to children, madmen, and demons
The nowhere city by Alison Lurie( Book )

76 editions published between 1965 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caustic condemnation of Los Angeles as seen through the experiences of a young writer and his wife from Massachusetts
The heavenly zoo : legends and tales of the stars by Alison Lurie( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen legends of the constellations and how they got their names, taken from such varied sources as ancient Greece, Babylon, Egypt, Sumeria, the Bible, Norway, the Balkans, Indonesia, and the American Indians
Fabulous beasts by Alison Lurie( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the habits and characteristics of strange beasts and birds, including the unicorn, griffin, phoenix, and basilisk, once thought to live in wild and distant parts of the world
Love and friendship by Alison Lurie( Book )

60 editions published between 1962 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young wife of an English instructor succumbs to illicit love, in a candid and sometimes witty account of life in a small New England college town
The black geese : a Baba Yaga story from Russia by Alison Lurie( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her little brother is taken away by the black geese belonging to the terrible witch, Baba Yaga, Elena searches for him in the great dark forest
The language of houses : how buildings speak to us by Alison Lurie( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects those spaces have on them
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Foreign affairs
The language of clothesThe war between the TatesThe last resort : a novelDon't tell the grown-ups : subversive children's literatureThe Oxford book of modern fairy talesTruth and consequences : a novelOnly childrenBoys and girls forever : children's classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter
Alternative Names
Alicia Lurie

Alison Lurie, 1926-2020.

Alison Lurie American novelist and academic

Alison Lurie Amerikaans schrijfster

Alison Lurie amerikai regényíró

Alison Lurie amerikansk författare

Alison Lurie Ameryka\xf1ska autorka

Alison Lurie eskritor merikano

Alison Lurie novelista estadounidense

Alison Lurie US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Alison Lurie yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Lūrī, Ālīsūn 1926-

Lūrī, Ālīsūn 1926-2020

Lurie, Alison Stewart, 1926-2020

Элисон Лури

אליסון לורי

לוריא, אליסון

اليسون لورى

أليسون لوري كاتبة وأكاديمية أمريكية

آلیسون لیوری نویسنده آمریکایی

루리, 알리슨 1926-2020

루리, 앨리슨 1926-2020

루리에, 앨리슨 1926-2020


リュリー, アリソン

ルーリー, アリスン

ルーリー, アリソン