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King, James 1942-

Works: 77 works in 311 publications in 3 languages and 7,584 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence  History  Personal correspondence  Catalogs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by James King
Virginia Woolf by James King( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 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 Blake, his life by James King( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse, tekenaar, schilder, graveur en dichter (1757- 1827)
William Cowper : a biography by James King( Book )

8 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 )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 595 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 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 323 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
William Cowper, selected letters by William Cowper( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Margaret Laurence by James King( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and French and held by 254 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 )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though officially a biography of the head of publishing house McClelland & Stewart, this book is equally about business and the Canadian literary scene. Jack McClelland was credited with introducing many well-known authors to Canada and the rest of the world, including Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Irving Layton, Mordecai Richler and Margaret Laurence. The book reveals him to also be a fervent nationalist, devoted family man and perpetrator of often wild stunts that brought attention to his company's books
Inner places : the life of David Milne by James King( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 137 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
Japanese warrior prints, 1646-1904 by James King( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations by James King( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 110 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 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japanese Warrior Prints 1646-1905 is the first publication in the English language devoted entirely to the most neglected of the major genres in the history of Ukiyo-e: musha-e or images of warriors. Musha-e recreate in vivid detail the tales, adventures, and battles of the great samurai heroes of Japanese history, especially from the tenth through sixteenth centuries." "The publication is divided into two parts. The first is an 'Introduction' to the genre of musha-e, including a discussion of the evolution of the genre and the various influences that came to play on its development. The second comprises a 'Catalogue' of over 200 full-colour illustrations dating from the mid-seventeenth to twentieth centuries which have been grouped into sixteen subject categories."--BOOK JACKET
The way it is : the life of Greg Curnoe by James King( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do artists really thrive in big cities, or do they just learn to imitate New York? Is it a contradiction for an artist to be fiercely local and profoundly identified with international art movements? If the briliant colourist and Regionalist pioneer Greg Curnoe stood for any one thing, it was making trouble. An intriguing rebel throughout his life, he challenged ideas about what art should be, and pushed it in radical new directions--including away from Toronto, a city he rejected while succeeding masterfully in its galleries. His untimely death in 1992 cut short a career of constant reinvention. This first biography of Curnoe recaptures in vivid detail the public and personal life of an iconoclast who was called a "walking autobiography" as his work seemed to document his endless struggle against many of the core tenets of the art of his time. An anti-establishment firebrand and a fierce opponent of American dominance in Canadian culture, Curnoe, in his conceptual practice, constructed a stunning body of work that remains a hallmark in late-twentieth-century Canadian art."--
Faking : a novel by James King( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and French and held by 97 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
Beyond the great wave : the Japanese landscape print, 1727-1960 by James King( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inward journey : the life of Lawren Harris by James King( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late in her life, acclaimed novelist Elizabeth Delamere makes a request of her therapist, Doctor Newman: she asks him to oversee the publication of her last book after she dies. It is a memoir in which she reveals that she is Evelyn Dick, the notorious "torso murderer" acquitted on appeal of dismembering her husband, and convicted of killing her infant son. In 1958 she was paroled, and disappeared into the mists of history. In Blue Moon, James King draws on the historical case of Evelyn Dick, and imagines her life after her release from prison. It is a life in which she travels to Vancouver, re
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Virginia Woolf
The letters and prose writings of William CowperFarley : the life of Farley MowatThe life of Margaret LaurenceJack : a life with writers : the story of Jack McClellandJapanese warrior prints, 1646-1904Japanese warrior prints, 1646-1905Faking : a novelBeyond the great wave : the Japanese landscape print, 1727-1960Blue moon : a novel
Alternative Names
James King (Gloucestershire cricketer) Brits cricketspeler

King, James

King, James W. 1942-

Джеймс Кинг

ஜேம்ஸ் கிங் (குளொசஸ்டர்சயர் துடுப்பாட்டக்காரர்)

English (161)

French (3)

Chinese (2)