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Conradi, Peter J. 1945-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 239 publications in 8 languages and 9,671 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Case studies  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6063.U7, 941.0840922
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Most widely held works about Peter J Conradi
 
Most widely held works by Peter J Conradi
The King's speech by Mark Logue( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of the Australian speech therapist who helped the English king, George VI, overcome a lifelong speech disorder and become an eloquent leader of his people during the difficult days of World War II
Iris Murdoch : a life by Peter J Conradi( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iris Murdoch's life - like her books - was full of extraordinary passions and profound relationships with some of the most inspiring and influential thinkers, artists, writers and poets of her time. During the war she pondered Aldous Huxley's doctrine that, for a writer, 'it is not what one has experienced but what one does with what one has experienced that matters, ' and she later wrote that the person who might help her better herself 'must not distinguish between me and my work'. She was sometimes portrayed as a bourgeois grandee living an unworldly, detached intellectual life, inventing a fantastical alternative world for compensation; but much that was thought to be romance in her work turns out to be reality. 'Real life is so much odder than any book, ' she wrote to a friend, and her life was as exciting and improbable as her fiction. Her novels are not just stylised comedies of manners with artificial complications, but reflect passionately lived experience, albeit wonderfully transmuted. Peter Conradi's biography returns the reader to her best work, through a quest for the living flesh-and-blood creature: the Irishwoman, the Communist-bohemian, the Treasury civil servant, the worker in Austrian refugee-camps, the RCA lecturer during the 1960s, the lifelong devotee of friendship conducted at a distancce and by letter, and the Buddhist-Christian mystic. It balances the formative years before the creative confusion of youth gave way to a greater stability, with an account of her maturity."--Jacket
Existentialists and mystics : writings on philosophy and literature by Iris Murdoch( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best known for her novels and longer philosophical works, Iris Murdoch is also a brilliant essayist and critic. Some of the essays collected here, such as 'Against Dryness', her seminal polemic on fiction and philosophy, have become classics. Through others, such as 'Existentialists and Mystics', she helped to create a new climate of European thought in the post-war years, by bringing existentialism to British consciousness, and subjecting it to rigorous criticism. She has also contributed her own original philosophical thought in the fields of metaphysics and moral philosophy, particularly in relation to the concept of goodness."--Jacket
John Fowles by Peter J Conradi( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris Murdoch : the saint and the artist by Peter J Conradi( Book )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Ierse schrijfster (geb. 1919)
Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter J Conradi( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot dogs and cocktails : when FDR met King George VI at Hyde Park on Hudson by Peter J Conradi( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between June 9th and 12th 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were the guests of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his country estate in Hyde Park, New York, during what was the first ever visit by a reigning British monarch to the United States. Coming at a time when Britain desperately needed U.S. help in the conflict that now seemed inevitable, the meeting was front page news on both sides of the Atlantic and imbued with huge political significance. This fascinating book recreates the backdrop to the royal visit, analyzing the political background and the media's reaction, and tells the back stories both of the King and of Roosevelt, whose colorful personal life became entwined with the visit
The saint and the artist : a study of the fiction of Iris Murdoch by Peter J Conradi( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Polish and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published by Macmillan Press in 1986 as Iris Murdoch: the saint and the artist
The great survivors : how monarchy made it into the twenty-first century by Peter J Conradi( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting and extensively researched account, Peter Conradi offers an uncompromising portrayal of Europe's royals and reveals the scandals, excesses, conflicts and interests hidden behind the pomp of the ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official functions. At a time when Western society appears to be demanding more equality and democracy, people's fascination with monarchies shows no signs of waning. Taking the reader on a journey between past and present, into a world populated by great celebrities such as Wallis Simpson, Grace Kelly and Princess Diana, as well as lesser-known and slightly murkier aristocratic figures, The Great Survivors analyses the reasons behind this anachronistic paradox by looking at the history of the main European dynasties and providing a keyhole glimpse into their world, their lives and their secrets
A very English hero : the making of Frank Thompson by Peter J Conradi( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gentle, modest and handsome, a fine poet, proficient in nine languages, eccentric Englishman Frank Thompson made an unlikely soldier. The elder of two sons of a formidable family of writers, lover of Iris Murdoch, he was an intellectual idealist. This book tells his story
Angus Wilson by Peter J Conradi( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red ripper by Peter J Conradi( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shocking true story of the Russian serial killer who brutally murdered more than fifty victims--and evaded capture for over a decade. By the time he was brought to trial in 1992, Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo had killed more than fifty women and children, often sexually abusing them and leaving their bodies mutilated beyond recognition. Although he was initially arrested in 1984, the police lacked enough evidence to pin the unsolved murders on him and he was able to torture and kill dozens more before his eventual conviction. Compiling exclusive interviews and trial transcripts, journalist and editor at London's Sunday Times Peter Conradi reveals how the grandfather and former teacher carried out a horrific twelve-year killing spree right under the nose of authority. Based on extensive research into Chikatilo's past and the elements of Soviet society that allowed his crimes to go unsolved for so long, Conradi delves into the life of one of history's most prolific and disturbing serial killers. Interviews with Moscow police detectives detail the fervent hunt for the man who preyed on young children, prostitutes, and runaways--a search that turned up many dead ends and false convictions before a massive undercover surveillance effort ultimately nabbed Chikatilo. A chilling look into the deranged mind of a monster, The Red Ripper is a comprehensive and shocking true crime account--plus photos--of one of the twentieth century's deadliest killers and the manhunt to catch him
The king's speech : [how one man saved the British monarchy] by Mark Logue( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert, Duke of York began to see speech therapist Lionel Logue in a desperate bid to cure his lifelong stammer. Little did the two men know that this unlikely friendship would ultimately save the House of Windsor from collapse. The amiable Logue gave the shy young Duke the skills and the confidence to stand and deliver before a crowd. And when his elder brother, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry for love, 'Bertie' was able to assume the reins of power as King George VI
Iris Murdoch : a writer at war :Letters and Diaries 1939-45 by Iris Murdoch( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These writings, never before published, comprise Iris Murdoch's intimate war-time correspondence with two men. First the poet Frank Thompson, who was murdered in Bulgaria in 1944, and whom she grew to love. To Frank she reveals her innermost self - her journey from Oxford student to apprentice writer in bohemian London. Then there are love-letters to David Hicks, a teacher in Cairo, with whom she duelled and fought. These carry an intensity of feeling and convey an extraordinary human drama, seductive, passionate, wise, witty and ultimately heart-breaking. A Writer at War also includes the journal that Murdoch, as a touring actress, kept during late August 1939, conveying the uniquely strange atmosphere of that count-down to Armageddon. This treasury of writing by one of the great women writers and thinkers of the 20th century sheds new light on a brilliant mind in development, and is also a remarkable historical document of life behind the scenes in the Second World War."--Publisher description
A writer at war : letters & diaries, 1939-45 by Iris Murdoch( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris Murdoch, a writer at war : the letters and diaries of Iris Murdoch: 1939-1945 by Iris Murdoch( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the bright hem of God : Radnorshire pastoral by Peter J Conradi( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer at war : letters & diaries, 1938-46 by Iris Murdoch( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold war, common pursuit : British Council lecturers in Poland, 1938-1998( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going Buddhist : panic and emptiness, the Buddha and me by Peter J Conradi( Book )

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

It often takes a crisis to see what a life's shape has been, to show what really matters. For Peter Conradi, writer, academic, acclaimed biographer of Iris Murdoch, the moment came in 1982. This is his account of the new life-journey he embarked on back then
 
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Iris Murdoch : a lifeExistentialists and mystics : writings on philosophy and literatureIris Murdoch : the saint and the artistThe saint and the artist : a study of the fiction of Iris MurdochAngus WilsonThe king's speech : [how one man saved the British monarchy]Iris Murdoch : a writer at war :Letters and Diaries 1939-45A writer at war : letters & diaries, 1939-45