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Nye, Robert

Overview
Works: 201 works in 668 publications in 10 languages and 10,441 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Juvenile works  War fiction  Poetry  Fantasy fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Contributor, Translator, Interviewee, Photographer, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR6064.Y4, 823.914
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Beowulf : a new telling by Robert Nye( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the exploits of the Anglo-Saxon warrior, Beowulf, and how he came to defeat the monster Grendel
The late Mr Shakespeare by Robert Nye( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the pen of the writer whom Peter Ackroyd called "one of our best living novelists" comes a work that is rich, strange, and wonderful. Welcomed in Shakespeare's own land as the most original, exciting, and provocative novel about the playwright since Anthony Burgess's classic Nothing Like the Sun, Robert Nye's The Late Mr. Shakespeare is a literary event. Our guide to the life of the Bard is an actor by the name of Robert Reynolds, known also as Pickleherring. Pickleherring asserts that as a boy he was not only an original member of Shakespeare's acting troupe but played the greatest female roles, from Cleopatra through Portia. In an attic above a brothel in Restoration London--a half century after Shakespeare has departed the stage--Pickleherring, now an ancient man, sits down to write the full story of his former friend, mentor, and master. Ancient he may be, but fond, faithful Pickleherring has forgotten not one jot, and using sources both firsthand and far-fetched, he means to set the record straight. Gentle readers will learn much that will open their eyes. One by one, chapter by chapter, Pickleherring teases out all the theories that have been embroidered around Shakespeare over the centuries: Did he really write his own plays? Who was the Dark Lady of the sonnets? Did Shakespeare die a Catholic? What did he do during the so-called lost years, before he went to London to write plays? What were the last words Shakespeare uttered on his deathbed? Was Shakespeare ever in love? Pickleherring turns speculation and fact into stories, each bringing us inexorably closer to Shakespeare the man--complex, contradictory, breathing, vibrant. Robert Nye has given us an outrageously bawdy, language-loving, and edifying romp through the life and times of the greatest writer who ever lived. The Late Mr. Shakespeare proves how alive he was. A bawdy, entertaining, & eye-opening novel about the greatest writer of the Western world
Falstaff : being the Acta domini Johannis Fastolfe, or Life and valiant deeds of Sir John Faustoff, or The hundred days war, as told by Sir John Fastolf, K.G., to his secretaries, William Worcester, Stephen Scrope, Fr Brackley, Christopher Hanson, Luke Nanton, John Bussard, and Peter Basset by Robert Nye( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unexpurgated memoirs of the Fat Knight. He stands revealed as the spirit of England personified
The voyage of the Destiny by Robert Nye( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh follows the soldier, explorer, adventurer, and favorite of Queen Elizabeth on one final quest in search of gold, where he encounters Spanish forces, mutiny, court intrigue, disease, and pirates along the way, and recalls his own storied rise from humble origins to the English court
Mrs. Shakespeare : the complete works : a novel by Robert Nye( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven years after the bard's death, Anne Hathaway, Mrs. Shakespeare, recalls her life with him, beginning with his greeting to her in London: "'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' he enquired politely. 'No thanks!' I said."--Page 3
First awakenings : the early poems of Laura Riding by Laura (Riding) Jackson( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Laura Riding sailed for England in December, 1925, she left many of her personal belongings in the safekeeping of a friend in Greenwich Village. Among these items was a box containing the typescripts of more than two hundred poems, a few of which had been published in magazines such as The Fugitive, Poetry Nomad, Lyric West, and Contemporary Verse. Then aged twenty-four, Laura Riding had already been hailed as a leading voice of her generation. She had come to New York to pursue a life devoted to poetry, but saw her American contemporaries as lacking a seriousness, both poetic and personal, which she considered to be the poet's essential attribute. So when an invitation came from Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson in England, she accepted. In Europe she found "solitariness in which to probe the reality of poetry as a spiritual, not merely literary, inheritance." Although by 1938 she could say that "to live in, by, for the reasons of, poems is to habituate oneself to the good existence," her probing finally led her to renounce poetry; she had found poetic utterance inherently incapable of yielding the full truth-potential of words. Meanwhile the correspondence with the friend in New York had continued. In 1979 her friend wrote that she had discovered, in storage, the cache of poems left behind. Arrangements were made for its return, and during the months before her death in 1991, Laura (Riding) Jackson was preparing these early poems for publication. Rediscovering these poems of her youth, Laura (Riding) Jackson saw in them "a precise anticipation of an envisaged whole of poetry." Readers will find here the same confident authorial presence that permeates the "self-determining canon" of her poetic work, which she identified as her Collected Poems of 1938 (reprinted in 1980 by Persea as The Poems of Laura Riding), many of the themes developed in her later work, and a characteristic freshness of vision and scrupulosity of word-use. These poems are experiments in what poetry can do. They are early stepping stones on the path that led Laura (Riding) Jackson ultimately to a realization of what poetry cannot do. Those familiar with the poetry of Laura Riding will read First Awakenings with the delight of enlarged recognition, and those approaching it as an introduction to her work will find direction for the mind's journey
A book of sonnets( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlin by Robert Nye( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the poems of Laura Riding by Laura Riding( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Faber book of sonnets( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darker ends; poems by Robert Nye( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff by Robert Nye( Book )

38 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's beloved comic figure spins his own outrageous tell-all, in an award-winning novel by the author of Mrs. Shakespeare: The Complete Works. Winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize William Shakespeare's bawdy knight, irascible and still lecherous at eighty-one, believes that history hasn't done him justice. To correct the record, Jack Falstaff decides to tell his life story in his own fashion. Leaving nothing to the imagination and adding more than a few embellishments, he reveals what history and the Bard of Avon overlooked or avoided: what really happened the night Falstaff and Justice Shallow heard the chimes at midnight; who really killed Hotspur; how many men fell at the Battle of Agincourt; what actually transpired at the coronation of Henry V; and just what made the wives of Windsor so merry. At the same time, Falstaff's sprawling narrative offers us a tapestry of the Middle Ages: the Black Death and May Day; an expedition to Ireland and a pilgrimage to the Holy Land; nights at the Boar's Head; the splendor of London Bridge; and hundreds of other sights, sounds, and people recalled in-between scabrous opinions and irreverent meditations. Like its reckless and rowdy protagonist, Robert Nye's Falstaff is vivid, oversized, and big as life. "[A] delightfully raucous, slyly insightful fable."--Publishers Weekly
Taliesin by Robert Nye( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Welsh legends about Gwion, a peasant lad, who drank the three drops of inspiration from the witches brew and was caused to be reborn as Taliesin, mighty Welsh poet
A choice of Sir Walter Ralegh's verse by Walter Raleigh( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoirs of Lord Byron : a novel by Robert Nye( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatterens forsøg på at rekonstruere Lord Byron's memoirer, som blev brændt efter hans død, fordi de sexuelle afsløringer deri blev anset for at være for usømmelige
Tales I told my mother by Robert Nye( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The facts of life and other fictions by Robert Nye( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and death of my lord, Gilles de Rais by Robert Nye( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman som fortæller om Jeanne d'Arc's ven og væbner Gilles de Rais, om hans liv i 1400-tallets Frankrig, hvor han efter hendes død langsomt går til bunds i samfundet
Divisions on a ground by Robert Nye( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems, 1955-1988 by Robert Nye( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The late Mr Shakespeare
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The late Mr ShakespeareFalstaff : being the Acta domini Johannis Fastolfe, or Life and valiant deeds of Sir John Faustoff, or The hundred days war, as told by Sir John Fastolf, K.G., to his secretaries, William Worcester, Stephen Scrope, Fr Brackley, Christopher Hanson, Luke Nanton, John Bussard, and Peter BassetThe voyage of the DestinyMrs. Shakespeare : the complete works : a novelFirst awakenings : the early poems of Laura RidingA selection of the poems of Laura RidingDarker ends; poemsFalstaffThe memoirs of Lord Byron : a novel
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English (290)

Spanish (10)

Dutch (6)

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