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Ackerley, Chris 1947-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 156 publications in 2 languages and 8,388 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Experimental fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Poetry  Novels  Literary criticism  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6023.O96, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Chris Ackerley
Demented particulars : the annotated Murphy by Chris Ackerley( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demented particulars is a detailed, page by page annotation of Samuel Beckett's first published novel, Murphy. In the introduction, Ackerley outlines the history of the novel and the critical debate surrounding it. He gives an account of the vast range of reading that directly influenced Murphy, and a presents a sophisticated discussion of the 'Cartesian catastrophe' at the heart of it. He also includes an extensive bibliography and a thematic index
T.S. Eliot : the love song of J. Alfred Prufrock and the Waste land by Chris Ackerley( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton as multilingual : selected essays, 1982-2004 by John K Hale( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of John Hale's essays edited by Lisa Marr and C J Ackerley, with an introduction by Beverley Sherry. First published by Otago University Press in 2005. The book brings together seventeen essays by John Hale on topics ranging from Milton's vers
A companion to Under the volcano by Chris Ackerley( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An item-by-item discussion of the innumerable, often obscure details of Malcolm Lowry's novel, this book comprises 1,600 notes covering some 7,000 specific points. The notes are keyed to page numbers in the Penguin paperback and the two standard hardback editions. The appendices include a glossary, bibliography, maps of the region, and an index of motifs. In their comprehensive but unpedantic commentary on the novel's complexities, the authors' emphasis is on the narrative level. All points of obscurity are followed by an interpretation of fact. Thus references are noted to films, books, places, foreign languages, and national and tribal histories. Special attention is given to the literary, mystical, and Mexican background
In ballast to the White Sea : a scholarly edition by Malcolm Lowry( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently-rediscovered novel based in part on Lowry's life, recounts the story of a Cambridge undergraduate who aspires to be a writer but has come to believe that both his book and, in a sense, his life have already been "written."
Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry( )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm Lowry 1940 Under the Volcano has been regarded too often as little more than Lowry's blueprint - though a tentative one at best - for his 1947 masterwork, Under the Volcano. It has never been adequately considered in terms of Lowry's work that preceded it, or been fully critically edited on its own terms
The Grove companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thought by Chris Ackerley( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett is the most comprehensive reference to the concepts, characters, and biographical details mentioned by, or related to the author Samuel Beckett. Painstakingly and lovingly compiled by Beckett scholars C.J. Ackerley and S.E. Gontarski, it is alphabetical, cross-referenced, and laid out in a user-friendly format. The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett provides a wealth of information for students and scholars alike, and is a must for any serious reader of Beckett."--Jacket
Swinging the maelstrom by Malcolm Lowry( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swinging the Maelstrom is the story of a musician enduring existence in the Bellevue psychiatric hospital in New York. Written during his happiest and most fruitful years, this novella reveals the deep healing influence that the idyllic retreat at Dollarton had on Lowry. This long-overdue scholarly edition will allow scholars to engage in a genetic study of the text and reconstruct, step by step, the creative process that developed from a rather pessimistic and misanthropic vision of the world as a madhouse (The Last Address, 1936), via the apocalyptic metaphors of a world on the brink of Armageddon (The Last Address, 1939), to a world that, in spite of all its troubles, leaves room for self-irony and humanistic concern (Swinging the Maelstrom,1942- 944)
The collected poetry of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political scientists have traditionally examined the democratic process at the macro level. With its unique micro-level focus, Parties, Candidates, and Constituency Campaigns in Canadian Elections provides the first systematic analysis of the local constituency campaigns that are the basis of elections and democracy in Canada. By taking a detailed look at campaigns in seven B.C. ridings during the 1988 ""free-trade"" election -- the last under the old three-party system -- Anthony Sayers develops a typology of candidates and campaigns. The dynamics of local associations, nominations, and ca
The Faber companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thought by Chris Ackerley( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obscure locks, simple keys : the annotated Watt by Chris Ackerley( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obscure Locks, Simple Keys is a comprehensive study of Samuel Beckett's most enigmatic text, Watt. Chris Ackerley's approach, which is similar to genetic editing, extensively reads the novel's different editions and manuscripts (including the French translation, overseen by Beckett himself), and his long introduction engages with the complex history of the book's making. One appendix deals with textual changes and errata in major editions of the novel, and the other confronts the novel's tangled evolution. Ackerley concentrates on Watt's disconcerting difficulties and the textual errors that have further obscured a true understanding of the work
Watt by Samuel Beckett( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in Roussillon during World War Two, while Samuel Beckett was hiding from the Gestapo, 'Watt' was first published in 1953. Beckett acknowledged that this comic novel unlike any other 'has its place in the series' - those masterpieces running from 'Murphy' to the 'Trilogy', 'Waiting for Godot' and beyond
Samuel Beckett : debts and legacies : new critical essays( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents new scholarship addressing the sources, development and ongoing influence of Samuel Beckett's work. It presents 10 research essays by international scholars ranging across Beckett's work, opening up new avenues of enquiry and association for scholars, students and readers of Beckett's work
Samuel Beckett, Textes pour rien : annotations = Samuel Beckett, Texts for nothing : annotations by Chris Ackerley( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bridging of Troy or tales from the Trojan tournament by Chris Ackerley( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce/Lowry : critical perspectives by Patrick A McCarthy( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While James Joyce was a central figure of high modernism, Malcom Lowry spoke for the next generation of modernist writers and, despite his denials, was almost certainly influenced by Joyce. Wherever the truth lies, there are correspondences and differences to be explored between Joyce and Lowry that are far more interesting than the question of direct influence. Despite numerous differences, their works have much in common: verbal richness, experimentation with narrative structure and perspective, a fascination with cultural and historical forces as well as with the process of artistic creatio
The 1940 Under the volcano : a critical edition by Malcolm Lowry( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm Lowry 1940 Under the Volcano has been regarded too often as little more than Lowry's blueprint - though a tentative one at best - for his 1947 masterwork, Under the Volcano. It has never been adequately considered in terms of Lowry's work that preceded it, or been fully critically edited on its own terms
Beckett / philosophy by Matthew Feldman( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, most of which return to or renew something of an empirical or archival approach to the issues, represents the most comprehensive analysis of Beckett's relationship to philosophy in print, how philosophical issues, conundrums, and themes play out amid narrative intricacies. The volume is thus both an astonishingly comprehensive overview and a series of detailed readings of the intersection between philosophical texts and Samuel Beckett's oeuvre, offered by a plurality of voices and bookended by an historical introduction and a thematic conclusion.?S. E. Gontar
Sweets of sin : Ulysses in limericks by Chris Ackerley( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Otago Bridge Club by Chris Ackerley( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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T.S. Eliot : the love song of J. Alfred Prufrock and the Waste land
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T.S. Eliot : the love song of J. Alfred Prufrock and the Waste landMilton as multilingual : selected essays, 1982-2004A companion to Under the volcanoThe Grove companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thoughtThe Faber companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thoughtObscure locks, simple keys : the annotated WattWatt
Alternative Names
Ackerley, C. J.

Ackerley, C.J. 1947-

Ackerley, C. J. (Christopher John), 1947-

Ackerley, Chris

Ackerley, Christopher 1947-

Ackerley, Christopher John.

Ackerley Christopher John 1947-....

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English (126)

French (1)