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Kirkup, James 1918-2009

Works: 512 works in 1,214 publications in 3 languages and 12,952 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Drama  Short stories  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  Poetry  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Other, Honoree, Compiler, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2603.E362, 843.914
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Most widely held works by James Kirkup
Memoirs of a dutiful daughter by Simone de Beauvoir( Book )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s.She vividly evokes her friendships, love interests, mentors, and the early days of the most important relationship of her life, with fellow student Jean-Paul Sartre, against the backdrop of a turbulent political time
The Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an anthology of stories that, in the words of its co-editor David Leavitt, "illuminate the experience of love between men, explore the nature of homosexual identity, or investigate the kinds of relationships gay men have with each other, with their friends, and with their families." It is not a collection of stories written exclusively by gay authors; indeed, readers may be surprised to discover that some of their favorite women writers and straight male writers have also explored the territory. What the stories do share is a refusal to ghettoize gay men as denizens of the gay nocturnal subculture. The men in these stories live very much in the world; their sexuality, though an important aspect of their lives, doesn't singularly define them." "The thirty-nine stories brought together here suggest the ways in which gay experience has - and hasn't - changed over the course of this century, starting with the tender, unarticulated longings of two boys swimming in D.H. Lawrence's "A Poem of Friendship" and ending with the explicit sexual interaction of two boys in a bathtub in A.M. Homes's "The Whiz Kids." In between there is every imaginable kind of gay story, as offered by well-known authors and by those less familiar to the devotees of the genre. There is wry humor in Barbara Pym's clever manipulation of romantic convention; painful accounts of discovery in Larry Kramer's "Mrs. Tefillin"; the consolation of age in Edmund White's "Reprise"; and in Randall Kenan's "Run, Mourner, Run," the breaking of both racial and sexual taboos. The anthology also encompasses a richly diverse subcategory of stories inspired by AIDS, from such writers as Allen Barnett, Michael Cunningham, Stephen Greco, Dennis McFarland, and Peter Wells: stories that explore not only the tragedy of the epidemic but also the triumphs, even the erotic possibilities, that have been generated in its wake."
The little man by Erich Kästner( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Maxie Pichelsteiner was only two inches high, but he wasn't going to let any greedy millionaires kidnap him for their collections
Modern Japanese poetry by A. R Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of mostly "shi" poems, that is the form of poetry that developed as a result of the influence of the West
These horned islands; a journal of Japan by James Kirkup( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The radiance of the king by Laye Camara( Book )

15 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the beginning of this book, a masterpiece of African literature, Clarence, a white man, has been shipwrecked and stranded on the coast of Africa. Brimful of self-importance, he demands to see the king, but the king has just left for the south of his realm. Traveling through an increasingly phantasmagoric landscape in the company of a beggar and two roguish boys, Clarence is slowly stripped of his pretensions, until he is sold as a slave to the royal harem. But in the end Clarence's bewildering journey is the occasion of a revelation, as he discovers the image, both shameful and beautiful, of his own strange humanity in the alien figure of the king."--Jacket
The physicists by Friedrich Dürrenmatt( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a madhouse, three male patients, all nuclear physicists, believe they are Newton, Einstein and the third has visions from King Solomon. Are they really mad, or playing some murderous game with the world at stake?
Refusal to conform : last and first poems by James Kirkup( Book )

10 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark child by Laye Camara( Book )

29 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dark Child is a ... memoir of Camara Laye's youth in the village of Koroussa, French Guinea, a place steeped in mystery. Laye marvels over his mother's supernatural powers, his father's distinction as the village goldsmith, and his own passage into manhood. ... More than the autobiography of one boy, this is the universal story of sacred traditions struggling against the encroachment of a modern world."--Back cover
Tokyo by James Kirkup( Book )

12 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bangkok by James Kirkup( Book )

7 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prodigal son; poems, 1956-1959 by James Kirkup( Book )

8 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body servant: poems of exile by James Kirkup( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong Kong and Macao by James Kirkup( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tropic temper; a memoir of Malaya by James Kirkup( Book )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The descent into the cave by James Kirkup( Book )

16 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan behind the fan by James Kirkup( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filipinescas; travels through the Philippine Islands by James Kirkup( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sorrows, passions and alarms : an autobiography of childhood by James Kirkup( Book )

9 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child of the Tyne by James Kirkup( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
James Kirkup britischer Dichter

James Kirkup Brits auteur

James Kirkup écrivain britannique

James Kirkup escriptor britànic

James Kirkup escritor británico

Kākappu, Jeimuzu 1918-2009

Kirkup, J. 1918-2009

Kirkup, J. (James)

Kirkup, J. (James), 1918-2009

Kirkup, James

Kirkup, James 1918-

Kirkup, James Falconer

Kirkup, James Falconer 1918-

Kirkup, James Falconer 1918-2009

Kirkup, James Falkender 1918-2009

커크업, 제임스 1918-2009

カーカップ, ジェイムズ

カーカップ, ジェイムズ 1918-2009


English (235)

Japanese (11)

French (2)

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