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Hazzard, Shirley 1931-2016

Overview
Works: 88 works in 473 publications in 9 languages and 14,956 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  History  Essays  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Short stories  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: PR9619.3.H369, 823.914
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The great fire by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

72 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 3,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier finds that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself. In the looming shadow of world enmities resumed, and of Asia's coming centrality in world affairs, a man and a woman seek to recover self-reliance, balance, and tenderness, struggling to reclaim their humanity
The transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

63 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the story of two beautiful orphaned sisters newly arrived in England from Australia
The bay of noon; a novel by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

54 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In war-torn Italy a young woman finds herself involved in the lives of a handsome Italian man, his lover, and a Scotsman. Through these relationships she learns about life and love
The great fire by Shirley Hazzard( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier find that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself
The evening of the holiday by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a summer holiday in Italy, a reluctant English woman experiences a love affair with a married man
Defeat of an ideal; a study of the self-destruction of the United Nations by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

21 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countenance of truth : the United Nations and the Waldheim case by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient shore : dispatches from Naples by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Australia, Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. It was the beginning of a long love affair. Battered by World War II, Naples would remain for decades one of the most violent and impoverished places in Italy, but in its passion, vivacity, and beauty, the city still justified the loving words written about it by Goethe, Byron, and others over the centuries. Here are the best of Hazzard's writings on Naples, along with a New Yorker essay by her late husband, Francis Steegmuller. For the pair, the Naples of Pliny, Gibbon, and Auden is constantly alive to them: "The ghosts of this region are too many, and too vital, to sadden us," Hazzard writes. "Rather, they create a company, ironic and benign, to which we ourselves may ultimately hope to belong."--Publisher description
Cliffs of fall, and other stories by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of The Great Fire, a collection of stories about love and acceptance, expectations and disappointment Shirley Hazzard's stories are sharp, sensitive portrayals of moments of crisis. Whether they are set in the Italian countryside or suburban Connecticut, the stories deal with real people and real problems. In the title piece, a young widow is surprised and ashamed by her lack of grief for her husband. In "A Place in the Country," a young woman has a passionate, guilty affair with her cousin's husband. In "Harold," a gawky, lonely young man finds acceptance and respect through his poetry. Moving and evocative, these ten stories are written with subtlety, humor, and a keen understanding of the relationships between men and women
People in glass houses; portraits from organization life by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People in glass houses by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only those who keep their wit and affections about them will survive the mass conditioning of the Organization, where confusion solemnly rules and conformity is king. As in our world itself, humanity prevails in the courage, love, and laughter of singular spirits--of men and women for whom life is an adventure no Organization can quell, and whose souls remain their own
We need silence to find out what we think : selected essays by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the 1960s to the 2000s, these nonfiction writings showcase Shirley Hazzard's extensive thinking on global politics, international relations, the history and fraught present of Western literary culture, and postwar life in Europe and Asia. They add essential clarity to the themes that dominate her award-winning fiction and expand the intellectual registers in which her writings work. Hazzard writes about her employment at the United Nations and the institution's manifold failings. She shares her personal experience with the aftermath of the HIroshima atomic bombing and the nature of life in late-1940s Hong Kong. She speaks to the decline of the hero as a public figure in Western literature and affirms the ongoing power of fiction to console, inspire, and direct human life, despite - or maybe because of - the world's disheartening realities. Cementing Hazzard's place as one of the twentieth century's sharpest and most versatile thinkers, this collection also encapsulates for readers the critical events defining postwar letters, thought, and politcs. -- from dust jacket
City of secrets : photographs of Naples by Jed Fielding( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliffs of fall by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether set in the Italian countryside or suburban Connecticut, these short stories are sharp, sensitive portrayals of moments in crisis. In the title piece, a young widow is surprised and ashamed by her lack of grief for her husband. In 'Harold", a gawky, lonely young man finds acceptance and respect through his poetry
Coming of age in Australia by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greene on Capri : a memoir by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For millennia the cliffs of Capri have sheltered pleasure seekers and refugees alike, among them the emperors Augustus and Tiberius, Henry James, Rilke, Lenin, and hosts of artists, eccentrics, and outcasts. Here in the 1960s Graham Greene got to know Shirley Hazzard and her husband, the writer Francis Steegmuller; their friendship lasted until Greene's death in 1991. In Greene on Capri, Hazzard uses their ever-volatile intimacy as a prism through which to illuminate Greene's mercurial character, his work and talk, and the literary culture that long thrived on this ravishing island."--Jacket
Die Maske der Wahrheit : zur Ohnmacht der Vereinten Nationen by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transit of venus by Shirley Hazzard( Recording )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline and Grace Bell, two beautiful orphan sisters eager to begin their lives in a new land, journey to England from Australia. What happens to these young women - seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal - becomes as moving and wonderful and yet as predestined as the transits of the planets themselves. The Transit of Venus is a story of place: Sydney, London, New York, Stockholm; of time: from the fifties to the eighties; and above all, of women and men in their passage through the displacements and absurdities of modern life
Elena Vivante : paintings by Elena Vivante( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greene a Capri : un ricordo by Shirley Hazzard( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hazzard, Shirley

Hazzard, Shirley, 1931-

Shirley Hazzard Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Shirley Hazzard australialais-yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

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Steegmuller, Shirley 1931-

Steegmuller, Shirley, 1931-2016

הזרד, שירלי 1931-

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The transit of VenusThe bay of noon; a novelThe great fireThe evening of the holidayThe ancient shore : dispatches from NaplesCliffs of fall, and other storiesPeople in glass housesCity of secrets : photographs of Naples