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King, James 1942-

Works: 62 works in 276 publications in 3 languages and 7,315 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Fiction  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6045.O72, B
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Most widely held works about James King
Most widely held works by James King
William Blake, his life by James King( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse, tekenaar, schilder, graveur en dichter (1757- 1827)
Virginia Woolf by James King( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf is one of the foremost writers of this century, yet surprisingly this biography is the first to fully explore the relationship between her troubled life and her novels, essays, book reviews, letters, and diaries - celebrated works that made her such a noted literary figure. All her life Woolf struggled with sadness that threatened to overwhelm and destroy her. In many ways her writings were attempts to counteract these powerful feelings and to grasp the healing forces of life. This was her central reason for writing: to investigate and curb her fascination with death and, at the same time, to capture the vitality of existence. The paradox was that such affirmation inevitably brought her back to the subjects she knew best: the destructiveness of men, the burdens of the past, and the fragility of life. In this absorbing biography James King examines how the raw material of Woolf's daily existence was transformed into art, and he pays close attention to her search for forms of writing that encompass a new feminist aesthetic. Virginia Woolf sheds new light on this daring, impetuous, tormented artist, who strove relentlessly to find the right words to capture life's insubstantiality and its vibrancy
William Cowper : a biography by James King( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over leven en werk van de Engelse dichter (1731-1800)
The letters and prose writings of William Cowper by William Cowper( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farley : the life of Farley Mowat by James King( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the Canadian author, describing his atypical childhood, difficult Army life, two marriages, volatile relationship with his father, leftist political views, and efforts as a naturalist and activist
The last modern : a life of Herbert Read by James King( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf by Clare Hanson( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf is the most famous twentieth-century woman writer in English. This book explores the relation between her life and her work, and charts the development of the writer who has done the most to alter the common reader's understanding of the relationship between gender and writing. Examining a wide range of novels from throughout her career, this book follows Woolf's progression from the celebration of femininity in her earlier work to her later wariness of the dangers of creating a category of 'the feminine' which might prove restrictive to women. It is argued that there is a shift in Woolf's writing from an interest in the difference of femininity to an interest in femininity as difference in a wider, philosophical sense
William Cowper, selected letters by William Cowper( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Margaret Laurence by James King( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and French and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her life and in her art an extraordinary compassion was Margaret Laurence's hallmark -- a gift of wisdom and magic and of caring that triumphs over her death." Sylvia Fraser
Interior landscapes : a life of Paul Nash by James King( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese warrior prints, 1646-1904 by James King( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack : a life with writers : the story of Jack McClelland by James King( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack McClelland, the man who set out in the fifties to transform McClelland & Stewart into the country's most exciting publishing house, is renowned as a risk-taker and an entrepreneur, indefatigable, irascible, funny and humane, who did some things well and some things badly - both in extreme measures. He is credited with bringing Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler, Irving Layton, Leonard Cohen, Margaret Laurence, Farley Mowat, Pierre Berton, Roloff Beny and many others to centre stage in Canada and around the world. He is famous as the hard-drinking, chain-smoking publicity hound whose flamboyant stunts, calculated to bring attention to his books, made front-page news. But he was also an astute reader who denied his skill as an editor, an inveterate, spicy letter writer, an ardent nationalist, loyal friend, devoted family man, and a man whose passion for the family business delayed his leave-taking until the company's financial difficulties nearly killed him. James King interviewed Jack McClelland himself, his family, as well as numerous friends, authors and publishers, and was given unprecedented access to Jack McClelland's papers and the archives of McClelland & Stewart. This is the candid, captivating biography of a legendary man - and a vivid window onto the lives and habits of this country's writers, as well as the story behind Canada's rise to prominence as a literary powerhouse
Transformations by James King( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel never took his profession by choice. He always refused money for communicating with the spirit world; in his estimation that would have been akin to sacrilage.""
Japanese warrior prints, 1646-1905 by James King( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estudio sobre uno de los temas propios del Ukiyo-e: los "Musa-e" o imágenes de guerreros, que representan las aventuras y batallas de los héroes samuráis de la historia del Japón, especialmente entre los siglos X y XVI. Seguido de un catálogo con más de 230 obras procedentes de colecciones privadas de Estados Unidos, Canadá y Europa, que incluye una descripción completa de las estampas y de los guerreros, héroes legendarios, acontecimientos históricos o mitológicos
Beyond the great wave : the Japanese landscape print, 1727-1960 by James King( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roland Penrose : the life of a surrealist by James King( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As an artist, an impresario, a biographer and a collector, Roland Penrose (1900-1984) is a key figure in the study of art in England from 1920 to 1984. In the first biography of Penrose, acclaimed biographer James King explores the intricacies of Penrose's life and work tracing the profound effects of his upbringing in a Quaker household on his values, the early influence of Roger Fry, his friendships with Max Ernst, Andre Breton and other surrealists, especially Paul Eluard, his organization of the landmark International Surrealist Exhibition in the summer of 1936, his conflicted relationship with Pablo Picasso, and his tireless promotion of surrealism as well as the production of his own surrealist art. With a deftness of touch, King traces Penrose's complex professional and personal lives, including his pacifism, his work as a biographer - including his outstanding life of Picasso as well as those of Miro, Man Ray, and Tapies - and as an art historian, as well as his unconventionality, especially in his two marriages including that to Lee Miller - and his numerous love affairs."--Jacket
Inward journey : the life of Lawren Harris by James King( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth biography of celebrated Canadian Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris
Faking : a novel by James King( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first novel, biographer James King takes on the character of poet, painter, forger, and supposed serial killer Thomas Wainwright
Inner places : the life of David Milne by James King( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Milne (1882-1953) dedicated his life to exploring nature and casting it into art in a variety of modernist formats. He was born in poverty in rural Ontario and remained poor all his life because of his relentless dedication to his art. For him, art was life. Nothing mattered to him as much as the enormous kick he felt when he was able to produce the image his artist's eye told him was there. Milne returned to Ontario in 1929 after a twenty-five-year stay in the U.S. In every place he lived his peripatetic existence, he created a different kind of landscape painting. In his chosen life of solitude, his mind and hand remained very much alive. Since Milne spent as much time writing as he did painting, he provides an enormous amount of material for a life writer. His biography recreates the texture of the artist's one-of-a-kind life and struggles, and allows a truly intimate portrait to emerge
Blue moon : a novel by James King( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Virginia Woolf
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James King (Gloucestershire cricketer) Brits cricketspeler

King, James

King, James W. 1942-

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ஜேம்ஸ் கிங் (குளொசஸ்டர்சயர் துடுப்பாட்டக்காரர்)

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The letters and prose writings of William CowperFarley : the life of Farley MowatThe life of Margaret LaurenceJapanese warrior prints, 1646-1904Jack : a life with writers : the story of Jack McClellandJapanese warrior prints, 1646-1905Beyond the great wave : the Japanese landscape print, 1727-1960Faking : a novelBlue moon : a novel