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Peters, Margot

Overview
Works: 35 works in 175 publications in 3 languages and 9,065 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: PR4168, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Margot Peters
 
Most widely held works by Margot Peters
Unquiet soul : a biography of Charlotte Brontë by Margot Peters( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorine Niedecker : a poet's life by Margot Peters( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970) was a poet of extraordinary talent who was long enveloped in obscurity, only beginning to be appreciated when she died. Her poverty and arduous family life, the isolated home that provided rich imagery for her work, and her unusual acquaintances have all contributed to her enigmatic reputation. Margot Peters brings Lorine Niedecker's life out of the shadows in this first full biography. She depicts Niedecker's watery world on Blackhawk Island, Wisconsin, where she was born and spent most of her life. A college career cut short and an equally brief marriage were followed in 1931 by a life-changing correspondence and complicated 35 -year friendship with modernist poet Louis Zukofsky, who connected her to a literary lifeline of distant poets and magazines. Supporting herself as a hospital scrubwoman and proofreader for a dairy journal, Niedecker made a late marriage which gave her time to write and publish in her final decades. This biography reveals a poet of spare and brilliant verse and a woman whose talent and grit carried her through periods of despair.--From publisher description
May Sarton : a biography by Margot Peters( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first biography of May Sarton: a brilliant revelation of the life and work of a literary figure who influenced her thousands of readers not only by her novels and poetry; but by her life and her writings about it. May Sarton's career stretched from 1930 (early sonnets published in Poetry magazine) to 1995 (her journal At Eighty-Two). She wrote more than twenty novels, and twenty-five books of poems and journals. The acclaimed biographer Margot Peters was given full access to Sarton's letters, journals, and notes, and during five years of research came to know Sarton herself - the complex woman and artist. She gives us a compelling portrait of Sarton the actress, the poet, the novelist, the feminist, the writer who struggled for literary acceptance. She shows us, beneath Sarton's exhilarating, irresistible spirit, the needy courtier and seducer, the woman whose creativity was propelled by the psychic drama she created in others
The house of Barrymore by Margot Peters( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the lives of the famous Barrymore family of actors and actresses from the 1860s to the present day
Charlotte Brontë: style in the novel by Margot Peters( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Pat : the life of Mrs. Patrick Campbell by Margot Peters( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Shaw and the actresses by Margot Peters( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design for living : Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne : a biography by Margot Peters( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the celebrated acting duo describes their paradoxical on-stage symmetry and off-stage brawls, the latter of which inspired the musical "Kiss Me Kate."
Unpublished Shaw by Bernard Shaw( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of Barrymore by Margot Peters( )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the "royal family" of American theatre and film -- the Barrymores. The book focuses on Ethel, Lionel and John Barrymore, but begins seventy years before their time with comedienne Louisa Drew, Georgie Drew Barrymore, and matinee idol Maurice Barrymore
Shaw on women by Bernard Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Brontë : une âme tourmentée by Margot Peters( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surprenante histoire d'une famille exceptionnelle. Tout est tragédie dans l'existence de Charlotte, Emily et Anne Brontë. Tragique, le cadre de leur vie, ce presbytère perdu dans les landes du Yorkshire, où Emily situera Les Hauts de Hurlevent. Tragique, leur destinée qui s'incarne en Charlotte avec le plus d'intensité. Fragile, elle opposera aux mauvais coups du sort, une énergie indomptable. Elle luttera contre les préjugés d'une société victorienne où la femme écrivain est l'objet d'un mépris condescendant. Féministe avant la lettre et très sûre de son génie, elle le fera reconnaître à Londres même Jane Eyre obtiendra un triomphe. Elle place si haut l'amour que l'échec est inévitable. Par là, Charlotte Brontë est l'une des plus belles figures qu'ait suscité le romantisme. Que restera-t-il de la vie de Charlotte ? C'est ce que relate cette "...biographie d'un combat historique, cruel, mystique et atroce" comme l'écrit Chantal Chawaf dans sa préface à cet ouvrage."--Page 4 de la couverture
Unpublished Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summers : a true love story( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1949 a sixteen-year-old boy and girl meet briefly, but fatally, on a Milwaukee Beach. Back in Iowa, the boy writes the girl, urging her to answer. 'What harm can come from writing letters?' he asks. The girl replies. 'Summers: a true love story' is the story of that boy and girl, Rob Falkner and Jennie McAllister. Though their names have been changed, Summers is based entirely on their real letters, which span the years 1949 to 1960. The letters are often funny, sometimes sad, often frustrated, even angry. They are also tender and longing and, finally, loving. If bittersweet love is your thing, read on--" dust jacket
Four essays on the style of Charlotte Brontë by Margot Peters( )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exorcising Emma : a memoir by Margot Peters( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Peters chronicles a childhood full of abuse and invective, it becomes clear that Emma wasn't your typical grandmother. Peters spent her formative years living in Emma's house--knowing no possible escape from her grandmother's insults and punishments. The only way Peters could fight back was through childish rebellion and simmering anger. But Peters isn't a little girl anymore--she has the maturity and experience to try to unpack the mystery that was Emma's life. Why was she so bitter? What turned her into the woman she became? As Peters dives deeply into her grandmother's past and the history of their small community of Wausau, Wisconsin, she realizes that the answers won't be easy to find. She doesn't, however, give up the search. In the end, her exploration of one woman's life reveals startling truths about her own
Mrs. Pat : the life of Mrs. Patrick Campbell by Margot Peters( Recording )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the British stage actress who originated the role of Eliza Doolittle in Shaw's "Pygmalion." 1984
Mrs Pat, the biography of Mrs Patrick Campbell by Margot Peters( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard F. Burgunder : collector of genius. by Margot Peters( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Article about the book and manuscript collector of the papers of Bernard Shaw
Shaw vs. Stella--the battle of The apple cart by Margot Peters( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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May Sarton : a biography
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May Sarton : a biographyDesign for living : Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne : a biographyUnpublished ShawThe house of BarrymoreUnpublished Shaw
Alternative Names

controlled identityPierce, Margret

Margot Peters Amerikaans schrijfster

Margot Peters Biographer and author

Languages
English (151)

French (5)

Spanish (1)