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Palmer, Richard 1947-

Works: 86 works in 259 publications in 4 languages and 7,270 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Study guides  History  Handbooks and manuals  Reviews  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: ML417.P46, B
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Most widely held works about Richard Palmer
Most widely held works by Richard Palmer
Such deliberate disguises : the art of Philip Larkin by Richard Palmer( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work the author suggests that the ostensible simplicity of Larkin's writing is deceptive, masking as it does one of the richest and most resonant oeuvres in 20th-century poetry. He illuminates the spiritual significance of Larkin's poems, and shows the part jazz played in his aesthetic
A jazz odyssey : the life of Oscar Peterson by Oscar Peterson( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson is, in the words of Quincy Jones, "one of the greatest musicians on the planet." Born in Montreal in 1925 to immigrant parents of West Indian origin, he soon revealed himself to be a musical prodigy. He was still in his teens when he became the star attraction of Canada's leading big band, the renowned Johnny Holmes Orchestra, and had just turned twenty when he made his first trio recordings for RCA. During the 1950s he demonstrated another side to his musical genius, becoming a brilliant accompanist for jazz impresario Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic tours and on myriad recording sessions. He was the ideal foil for a host of musicians including Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday. Despite a stroke in 1993, he continues to perform and record, making more music and swinging harder than most pianists accomplish in their prime."--Jacket
Jazz writings : essays and reviews 1940-84 by Philip Larkin( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Larkin (1922-85) was not only one of the foremost English poets of the twentieth century, but also a notable novelist and a distinguished writer on jazz. He was jazz critic for The Daily Telegraph between 1961 and 1971. Jazz Writings brings together Larkin's reviews, articles and essays written for The Guardian, The Observer, The New Statesman, and numerous other publications
The good grammar guide by Richard Palmer( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does grammar bother you? Does it first inspire boredom, then fear? Since the virtual removal of formal grammar teaching from our schools' standard curriculum forty years ago, such negative responses have increasingly characterised students and professionals alike. As this lively and user-friendly book sets out to prove, that is both unfortunate and unnecessary. Not only is grammar an enabling servant rather than a tyrannical set of absolute rules: it can also be fun.This light-hearted guide offers extensive coverage of Parts of Speech, Syntax, Inflection and Punctuation, along with a detailed look at common errors and misconceptions. Regular exercises are included, as is a baleful survey of Political Correct usage, whose desire to sanitize and control the way we speak is injurious to grammar, language itself and indeed the way we live now.The aim throughout this book is to reassure and entertain as well as instruct. This handy volume puts an amusing light on grammar, and as such it is guaranteed to banish boredom and fear.The Good Grammar Guide can also be read as a companion to one of Richard Palmer's other publications, Write in Style 2nd Edition, also published in Routledge's Study Guides series
Brain train : studying for success by Richard Palmer( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a new and enlightening approach to effective study. Will help students to adopt the study methods best suited to their needs
Write in style : a guide to good English by Richard Palmer( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Write in Style is aimed at everyone for whom clarity and accuracy of expression are important skills. Accessible and often entertaining, this book offers sound, practical advice on all types of writing from essays and articles to minutes and reportage. The main areas covered are: sentences, punctuation and paragraphs; finding and using the right style; how to write essays, reports, minutes and summaries; and a comprehensive guide to English grammar. This new edition includes a revised and expanded section on report writing, and a new chapter on writing and computers. Each section includes illustrations, examples and exercises to help you put the techniques and skills into practice.Write in Style is the ideal guide for A-level and undergraduate students, and for professionals who want to improve their English
Getting straight 'A's : a students' [sic] guide to success by Richard Palmer( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideal for students of 15 years and above, this guide to getting the best marks possible will help all readers maximize their academic potential. Packed with practical advice, tips, quizzes and self-assessment exercises to hone study and exam skills this book is designed to help high-fliers who are both ambitious and aware of their talent. The perfect companion to the same author's book Studying for Success, this book will help those who aim for the top to reach it!
Sonny Rollins : the cutting edge by Richard Palmer( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout his life as a tenor saxophonist, Theodore Walter 'Sonny' Rollins has been committed to the fundamental truths of jazz, especially swing, while managing also to be consistently experimental and forward looking. His recorded output includes over a dozen albums essential to any serious collection." "Yet Rollins is an enigmatic figure. The idealist who wrote the renowned and controversial Freedom Suite and who memorably declared "Jazz means no barriers" has also been prey to periods of diffidence, at times withdrawing from the music scene altogether. This revised and updated book (first published in the UK in 1998) charts in full the career of an artist who, at his best, remains one of jazz's most noble improvisers."--Jacket
Studying for success by Richard Palmer( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third edition of this lively and stimulating book offers an enlightening new approach to effective study. Without minimising the importance of good organisation and hard work, the author stresses throughout that study must and can be fun. To experience the real benefits to be gained from study requires a positive, self directed approach. The advice offered in this book, therefore, will help the student find and adopt the study methods most suited to his/her needs. There are detailed chapters on memory and review; essay planning and writing; speed-reading; taking notes; how best to use both teachers and computers; and a substantial section on examination techniques. Suitable for all students studying for A Levels and undergraduate degrees
Oscar Peterson by Richard Palmer( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission impossible : my life in music by Lalo Schifrin( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying audio CD features some of Schifrin's compositions: Mission : impossible (from Firebird), Sketches of Miles (from More jazz meets the symphony), Tango del atardecer (from Letters from Argentina), Ins and outs (from Ins and Outs and Lalo live at the Blue Note), Montuno (from Latin jazz suite), Shifting gears (from Bullitt), Kyrie (from Jazz mass), Charlie Parker : the firebird (from Firebird), and Tocata (from Gillespiana)
Passing your weak subjects : you are much better than you think! by Richard Palmer( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideal for students of any subject, this highly accessible and practical study guide gives you quick and easy strategies to help you make decisive progress in the subjects you find difficult or uninteresting, leaving you free to concentrate on the subjects you love
Larkin's jazz : essays and reviews, 1940-84 by Philip Larkin( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan Getz by Richard Palmer( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jazz odyssey : my life in jazz by Oscar Peterson( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the career of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, from the fame of his early years as the star attraction of Canada's renowned Johnny Holmes Orchestra to the 1970s and his role as a solo pianist and television personality
Designing and using CBT interactive video by Richard Palmer( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference back : Philip Larkin's uncollected jazz writings 1940-1984 by Philip Larkin( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is CBT interactive video? by Richard Palmer( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lay up your ends : a twenty-fifth anniversary edition by Martin Lynch( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary British history play by Richard H Palmer( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A jazz odyssey : the life of Oscar Peterson A jazz odyssey : my life in jazz
A jazz odyssey : the life of Oscar PetersonJazz writings : essays and reviews 1940-84The good grammar guideBrain train : studying for successWrite in style : a guide to good EnglishGetting straight 'A's : a students' [sic] guide to successSonny Rollins : the cutting edgeStudying for success
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