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Fryer, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 30 works in 128 publications in 5 languages and 3,339 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Art 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR6017.S5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Fryer
 
Most widely held works by Jonathan Fryer
Isherwood by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Wall of China by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robbie Ross : Oscar Wilde's devoted friend by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robbie Ross is best known as the young man who first seduced Oscar Wilde and at the end acted as Wilde's devoted and able literary executor. He achieved something his lover appeared incapable of - maintaining a firm position within the establishment while living an openly homosexual life, at a time when that was all too often a recipe for disgrace or prison. This portrait of a chameleon figure - at once radical and conservative - gives a vivid picture of life in London at the turn of the nineteenth century."--Jacket
André & Oscar : the literary friendship of André Gide and Oscar Wilde by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Autumn of 1891, Oscar Wilde set about conquering literary Paris. ... Gide was dazzled by the Irishman's energy and verve, but was driven to the edge of a nervous breakdown by Wilde's merciless paradoxes and questioning of religious faith. The two writers met repeatedly over the next ten years in France, Italy, and North Africa, both before and after Wilde's imprisonment. But by the time Wilde died in Paris in 1900, the tables had been turned. He was impoverished and disgraced, while Gide was well launched on a literary career that would make him the most famous French writer of his generation and win him the Nobel Prize. Andre and Oscar charts the stormy emotions of the Gide-Wilde friendship as well as the influence they had on each other. But it also looks at the two men's live through the eyes of their mothers, their wives, and their lovers, documented largely through diaries and letters from the period and illustrated with contemporary photographs. The book also provides an often surprising insight into what W.H. Auden would much later call the 'Homintern' - an international network of gay men and their young companions - as well as the moral hypocrisy of the 1890s."--Jacket
Dylan : the nine lives of Dylan Thomas by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André & Oscar : Gide, Wilde and the gay art of living by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye of the camera : a life of Christopher Isherwood by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilde by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than a century after his death, Oscar Wilde is hailed as one of the greatest writers of comedy in the English language, a brave rebel against conformity, and a gay icon. In many ways, Wilde was a man born before his time, championing modern attitudes to personal behaviour and freedom long before these became the norm. Though he died young, partly as a result of his cruel imprisonment, he lived life to the full, but contact with his wife and beloved children was sacrificed along the way. This book succinctly captures many aspects of Wilde's complex and sometimes contradictory personality, and sets the drama of his destructive relationship with Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas in the context of the oppressive climate of Late Victorian England. Richly illustrated with pertinent quotations as well as photographs and drawings, it is a perfect introduction to Wilde and his world."--Back cover
George Fox and the children of the light by George Fox( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robbie Ross : Oscar Wilde's true love by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soho in the fifties and sixties by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurdistan - a nation emerges by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurdistan is one of the Middle East's great recent success stories. The area occupies much of what is now northern and north-eastern Iraq. The Kurds have a distinguished and eventful history; their capital, Erbil, claims to be the oldest continuously inhabited city. Occupying strategically important lands and formidable mineral reserves, the region has from ancient times been a magnet for invaders. Using new and archive photographs and detailed maps, this book vibrantly presents Kurdistan's story for a modern readership
Ein Recht auf Nahrung : Nutzen und Missbrauch der Nahrungsmittelhilfe im Kampf gegen den Welthunger by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brussels seen by naïf artists by Rona Dobson( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food for thought : the use and abuse of food aid in the fight against world hunger by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'aide alimentaire, un marché de dupes by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Chinese muur : beschermer van een mysterie by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In anekdotische vorm geschreven geschiedenis van China en de grote Chinese muur
A transformed world by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronald Firbank : a biography by Jonathan Fryer( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peinture orientaliste = Orientalist painting by P Berko( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in French and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Robbie Ross : Oscar Wilde's devoted friend
Alternative Names
Fryer, Jonathan Harold.

Fryer Jonathan Harold 1950-....

Jonathan Fryer British politician, writer and broadcaster

פרייר, ג׳ונתן

Languages
English (103)

French (8)

German (2)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
André & Oscar : the literary friendship of André Gide and Oscar WildeDylan : the nine lives of Dylan ThomasAndré & Oscar : Gide, Wilde and the gay art of livingWildeRobbie Ross : Oscar Wilde's true loveSoho in the fifties and sixtiesKurdistan - a nation emergesRonald Firbank : a biography