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West, Paul 1930-2015

Overview
Works: 122 works in 535 publications in 6 languages and 23,936 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Biography  Dictionaries  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Romans à clef  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PS3573.E8247, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul West
Byron: a collection of critical essays by Paul West( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, some of the foremost writers and critics of our time interpret Byron's work and personality, emphasizing the inseparable link between the artist and the man
Words for a deaf daughter by Paul West( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she was two, Mandy was found to be deaf and possibly brain-damaged. Suddenly it all made sense- her rages, drinking water from her potty, gobbling six bananas in as many minutes, crashing through the house with a shovel, breaking everything in her path. A child isolated from the world by the silence barrier, trying to break through with storms of sound and destruction. Now Mandy is eight, a beautiful child who holds hands and kisses people, controls her timper, has about a two-hundred-word vocabulary, and draws beautiful spider webs. She has discovered the natural world, and what might have been a tragedy has grown into a joyful celebration of life
Byron and the spoiler's art by Paul West( Book )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wine of absurdity; essays on literature and consolation by Paul West( Book )

11 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the religious uses of imagination in the works of Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, Camus, Sartre, T.S. Eliot, and other 20th century writers
The tent of orange mist : a novel by Paul West( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and French and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nanking, after its capture by the Japanese, a scholar's villa is turned into a brothel and his daughter forced into prostitution. The novel follows her relationship with the local commander whose ambition, until he is killed by her father, is to turn her into a perfect Japanese geisha. The girl survives the occupation and at war's end sues the Japanese government
The modern novel by Paul West( Book )

27 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret lives of words by Paul West( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the history of language's building blocks and chronicles the etymologies of dozens of common words whose original meaning has been obscured through the passage of time
The women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper by Paul West( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and French and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the women of Whitechapel, close friends, and privy to the sad story of Prince Albert's mistress, all victims of Jack the Ripper
O.K. : the corral, the Earps, and Doc Holliday : a novel by Paul West( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul West breathes new, thrilling life into Doc and his cohorts, including 'Big Nose' Kate Elder and the infamous brothers Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan Earp. He recounts in heart-stopping detail the events leading up to the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral and the weeks of bloody retribution that followed, which Doc survived only by the grace of his good luck and notoriously quick trigger finger."--Jacket
The very rich hours of Count von Stauffenberg by Paul West( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place in flowers where pollen rests by Paul West( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and French and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaving the Hopi mesa of his people and his aging uncle, Oswald finds himself a porn movie actor in Hollywood and a soldier in Vietnam, and finally returns to his home, still in search of a meaningful place in society
Lord Byron's doctor : a novel by Paul West( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and French and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional memoir of the companion, doctor, and half-mad plaything of the poet George Noel Gordon
Rat Man of Paris by Paul West( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and French and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's mansion by Paul West( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and French and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delectable ravishments of his lascivious nurse, Sister Binche? Will Harry ever stop giving passionate lectures on military protocol to his son, Clive? How, in short, does this crippled yet committed couple survive the grave disillusionments of life and love? Clive narrates his parents' lives, taking us behind the curtain of Georgian propriety, conjuring up the pathos of youthful romance, the humor and insularity of small-town life, and the terrible price of war. Love's
Terrestrials : novel by Paul West( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel written by an extra-terrestrial on two U.S. spy pilots. They are shot down over Africa, escape, quit the military and start a civilian airline. Part adventure story, part look at humanity through alien eyes
Life with Swan : a novel by Paul West( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical novel on a marriage. The heroine is the wife, and the narrator is her admiring husband. He describes the way their common interests contribute to their happiness, be it teaching at the same university or watching together a space launch from Cape Canaveral. A hymn to matrimony by the author of A Stroke of Genius
Sheer fiction by Paul West( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collections of essays and reviews, some previously published in the periodical press, of contemporary fiction
A fifth of November by Paul West( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the English Gunpowder Plot (1605) and of the noblewoman Anne Vaux, a Catholic sympathic to the plotters' cause, and of Father Henry Garnet "from when he first hears of the plot ... to his pilgrimage to Wales, his escape to Hindlip over the English plains, and ultimately his imprisonment in the Tower of London."--Jacket
My mother's music by Paul West( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est dans une prose somptueuse que l'auteur évoque le souvenir de sa mère, la passion qui la portait pour la musique et les arts, sa vie pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, son exigence morale et spirituelle, et la complicité qui la liait à son fils. Un admirable portrait, tout en finesse, d'une émotion profonde. [SDM]
Un accident miraculeux : Maladie et découverte de soi by Paul West( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur entreprend le récit autobiographique de ses misères physiologiques, anciennes, récentes et actuelles, dont le moment le plus dramatique et le plus traumatique a été l'accident cérébral qui donne son titre au livre
 
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The secret lives of words
Alternative Names
Noden West, Paul 1930-

Paul West Brits schrijver (1930-2015)

Paul West poeta británico

Paul West poète britannique

West, Paul Noden 1930-

Wīst, Būl, 1930-

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Languages
English (249)

French (17)

Spanish (3)

Chinese (2)

German (1)

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The tent of orange mist : a novelThe secret lives of wordsThe women of Whitechapel and Jack the RipperO.K. : the corral, the Earps, and Doc Holliday : a novelThe very rich hours of Count von StauffenbergThe place in flowers where pollen restsRat Man of ParisLove's mansion