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Johnson, B. S. (Bryan Stanley) 1933-1973

Overview
Works: 144 works in 470 publications in 9 languages and 5,219 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Periodicals  Serial publications  Experimental fiction  Black humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Director, Performer, Scenarist, Other, Creator, Actor, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6060.O3, 823.914
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Christie Malry's own double-entry by Bryan S Johnson( Book )

50 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"B.S. Johnson's funniest and most accessible novel, reissued for the first time in 25 years with a foreword by John Lanchester Christie Malry is a simple person. Born into a family without money he realised early along in the game that the best way to come by money was to place himself next to it. So he took a job as a very junior bank clerk in a very stuffy bank. It was at the bank that Christie discocered the principles of double-entry bookkeeping, from which he evolved his Great Idea. For every offence Christy henceforth received at the hands of a society with which he was clearly out of step. a debit must be noted; after which, society would have to be paid back appropriately, so that the paper credit would accrue to Christy's account. Acerbic yet funny, this is a novel which, even as it provokes laughter, will alarm and disturb as well."
Albert Angelo by B. S Johnson( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Angelo is by vocation an architect and only by economic necessity working as a substitute teacher. He had thought he was, if not dedicated, at least competent. But now, on temporary assignments in schools located in the tough neighborhoods of London, Albert feels ineffectual. He is failing as a teacher and failing to fulfill himself as an architect. And then, too, he is pained by the memory of a failed love affair
The unfortunates by B. S Johnson( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the lost classics of the 1960s - and a legendary experiment in form - published in the U.S. for the first time. B.S. Johnson's famous 'book in a box', in which the chapters are presented unbound, to be read in any order the reader chooses, is one of the key works of a novelist now undergoing an enormous revival of interest. It is a book of passionate honesty and dark courageous humor: a meditation on death and a celebration of friendship which also offers a remarkably frank self-portrait of its author
The evacuees by B. S Johnson( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House mother normal: a geriatric comedy by B. S Johnson( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See the old lady decently by Bryan Stanley Johnson( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New English dramatists( )

in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House mother normal : a geriatric comedy by B. S Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All bull: the national servicemen by B. S Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aren't you rather young to be writing your memoirs? by B. S Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosastykker
Poems by B. S Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1941 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems two by Bryan Stanley Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trawl by B. S Johnson( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentative pour plonger au coeur de la condition humaine à travers le regard d'un passager solitaire à bord d'un chalutier parti en mer de Barents pour trois semaines. Isolé du monde, en proie à un mal de mer quasi constant, plus ou moins choqué par les membres de l'équipage, le passager-narrateur décortique son moi et passe en revue son passé dans l'espoir d'un mieux-être rédempteur
Travelling people by Bryan Stanley Johnson( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gavin Ewart, Zulfikar Ghose, B.S. Johnson by Gavin Ewart( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London consequences: a novel by Margaret Drabble( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omnibus by Bryan Stanley Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Albert Angelo (1964), Johnson's second novel, the eponymous Albert is an architect by training but a supply teacher out of economic necessity. Feeling that he is failing at both, and haunted by a failed love affair, he begins to question his life. Combining drama and prose, first- and third-person narratives, Johnson attempts to reproduce life as closely as possible through fiction, while at the same time reveling in the impossibility of such a task." "Trawl (1966) is Johnson's convincingly authentic and harrowing attempt to get to the heart of the human condition as seen through the eyes of a solitary passenger on board a deep-water trawler. Isolating himself from the world he knows, as well as from the crew members, he spends his time at sea reflecting on past events and relationships, hoping for some kind of redemption." "House Mother Normal: A Geriatric Comedy (1971) is a remarkable study of old age as eight residents in a home for the elderly take it in turns to relay proceedings from their own, individual perspective. With each character relaying the same sequence of incidents and the same set of events, B. S. Johnson deftly builds his vision of what it means to grow old, creating layer by layer, a humorous yet compassionate picture of the elderly experience."--BOOK JACKET
Statement against corpses : short stories by B. S Johnson( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House mother normal by B. S Johnson( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody knows somebody who's dead by B. S Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The unfortunates
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Albert AngeloThe unfortunatesHouse mother normal: a geriatric comedyHouse mother normal : a geriatric comedyOmnibusRe-reading B.S. JohnsonB.S. Johnson : a critical reading
Alternative Names
B.S. Johnson angielski pisarz i poeta

B. S. Johnson britischer Schriftsteller

B.S. Johnson Brits schrijver

B・S・ジョンソン

Bryan Stanley Johnson écrivain britannique

Bryan Stanley Johnson escriptor britànic

Bryan Stanley Johnson novelista, poeta, crítico literario, productor de televisión y cineasta inglés

Bryan Stanley Johnson scrittore, poeta e critico letterario inglese

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Johnson, Bryan Stanley William

Джонсон, Брайант Стэнли

بريان جونسون كاتب بريطاني

ジョンソン, B. S

Languages
English (259)

German (12)

French (9)

Danish (5)

Japanese (4)

Polish (3)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)