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Ackerley, Chris 1947-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 138 publications in 1 language and 7,964 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Experimental fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  History  Poetry  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Annotator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR6023.O96, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Chris Ackerley
A companion to Under the volcano by Chris Ackerley( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 525 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
The Grove companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thought by Chris Ackerley( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 385 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
Demented particulars : the annotated Murphy by Chris Ackerley( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 118 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 ha
In ballast to the White Sea : a scholarly edition by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 118 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."
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 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed annotation of Samuel Beckett's most enigmatic novel, Watt. The book provides a page by page account of the demented details (literary, philosophical, theological, biographical and other) that went into the making of this encyclopaedic novel
Watt by Samuel Beckett( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 72 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
Under the volcano by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 54 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
Swinging the maelstrom by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated scholarly edition including versions of the Malcolm Lowry novella that at different times was titled "The Last Address", "Swinging the Maelstrom" and "Lunar Caustic."
The collected poetry of Malcolm Lowry by Malcolm Lowry( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 21 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

Sweets of sin : Ulysses in limericks by Chris Ackerley( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a lady ; the love song of J. Alfred Prufrock ; gerontion ; the waste land by T. S Eliot( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Joyce was a central figure of high modernism; Malcolm 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. The contributors to Joyce/Lowry examine the relationship of these two expatriate writers, both to each other and to broader issues in the study of literary modernism and its aftermath. This collection embraces a variety of approaches to both writers' work. Each essay places Joyce and Lowry in some larger context and arrives at insights that would not otherwise have been apparent
Humanities Insights : T.S. Eliot: the Waste Land and Prufrock by Chris Ackerley( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A companion to Under the volcano
Alternative Names
Ackerley, C. J.

Ackerley, C.J. 1947-

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

Ackerley, Chris

Ackerley, Christopher 1947-

Ackerley, Christopher John.

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Languages
English (102)

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The Grove companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thoughtDemented particulars : the annotated MurphyThe Faber companion to Samuel Beckett : a reader's guide to his works, life, and thoughtObscure locks, simple keys : the annotated WattWattHumanities Insights : T.S. Eliot: the Waste Land and Prufrock