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Niven, Alastair

Overview
Works: 43 works in 185 publications in 4 languages and 2,833 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Dystopian fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Allegories  Bildungsromans  Science fiction  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6013.O35, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alastair Niven
D.H. Lawrence : the novels by Alastair Niven( Book )

38 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his death in 1930, D. H. Lawrence has become not only one of the most controversial English novelists of the twentieth century, but also one of the most widely read and quoted writers in the language. In this new study of his major fiction, Alistair Niven revalues all the novels, tracing Lawrence's development through them, both as an artist and as a thinker. At the centre of the book Dr Niven discusses The Rainbow and Women in Love as the diverse products of a single creative intention, nothing less than an exploration of where modern man is going. Lawrence's early novels, The White Peacock and The Trespasser, receive exceptionally close scrutiny. There are also full-length chapters on Lawrence's well-known fiction of sexual self-discovery, Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley's Lover. The 'travel' novels - The Lost Girl, Aaron's Rod, The Plumed Serpent and especially the Australian novel Kangaroo, which the author believes has been seriously underestimated by previous critics - are given prominence as evidence of Lawrence's restless desire to find a superior set of values to those he believed had failed in England. Dr Niven's conclusions are derived solely from his close reading of the novels themselves and, when relevant, from Lawrence's correspondence and short stories. This study, with its unusually lively and commonsense approach, confirms Lawrence as not only a great novelist, but a central figure in the development of the modern mind
D.H. Lawrence, the writer and his work by Alastair Niven( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of one of this century's most controversial writers. Lawrence's prolific achievements rank him as novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, travel writer, translator, and critic. The topics he dealt with in his fiction--sexual relationships, industrialism society, fascism--and the candor with which he presented them gave rise to storms of protest, but broke the ground for the emergence of the modernist age.--From book jacket
Under another sky : an anthology of Commonwealth Poetry Prize winners by Alastair Niven( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commonwealth of universities : the story of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, 1963-1988 by Hugh W Springer( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses of empire and commonwealth by Victoria Robinson( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Discourses of Empire and Commonwealth a range of prominent writers and critics reflect on the legacy of imperialism and the role of writers in forging a new, more cosmopolitan identity. The contributors, writing about a wide range of countries, affirm the freedom of the human spirit, even within unjust or oppressive social systems. They show the power of words to illuminate injustices and unite different peoples. Salman Rushdie famously declared that Commonwealth Literature has had its day: this book provides a vital antidote to this idea. Editors Sandra Robinson and Alastair Niven have put together this mixture of personal reflections, critical overviews, historical re-evaluations and creative works to illustrate the vitality of this genre."--
The Commonwealth writer overseas : themes of exile and expatriation by Alastair Niven( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in English and French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enigmas & arrivals : an anthology of Commonwealth writing( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The yoke of pity : a study in the fictional writings of Mulk Raj Anand by Alastair Niven( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Golding, Lord of the flies by Alastair Niven( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background information - Summaries - Philosophy of the novel - Allegory and realism - Plot and structure - Language and imagery - Characters - Hints for study
Lord of the flies : notes by Alastair Niven( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth within fiction : a study of Raja Rao's "The serpent & the rope" by Alastair Niven( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elechi Amadi The concubine : a critical view by Alastair Niven( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elechi Amadi, the concubine : a critical view by Alastair Niven( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.K. Narayan, the guide : a critical view by Alastair Niven( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concubine : a critical view by Alastair Niven( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.H. Lawrence : the plumed serpent by Alastair Niven( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord of the flies by William Golding( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island
D.H. Lawrence by Alastair Niven( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D.H. Lawrence lectures on literature by Alastair Niven( Recording )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary British novelists by Alastair Niven( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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D.H. Lawrence : the novels D.H. Lawrence
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Under another sky : an anthology of Commonwealth Poetry Prize winnersThe commonwealth of universities : the story of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, 1963-1988Enigmas & arrivals : an anthology of Commonwealth writingD.H. Lawrence
Languages
English (150)

French (2)

German (1)

Polish (1)