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Robinson, Roxana

Works: 39 works in 143 publications in 5 languages and 7,854 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PS3568.O3152, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Roxana Robinson
Most widely held works by Roxana Robinson
Georgia O'Keeffe : a life by Roxana Robinson( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Georgia, who established her own vision and remained in the forefront of American art through her life
This is my daughter : a novel by Roxana Robinson( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York couple with children from a first marriage struggle to make their second marriage work. The novel analyzes child resentment and the way parental guilt undermines authority
Sparta by Roxana Robinson( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[After four years in Iraq, Conrad Farrell returns to Katonah, New York], and he's beginning to learn that something has changed in his landscape. Something has gone wrong, though things should be fine: he hasn't been shot or wounded; he's never had psychological troubles. But as he attempts to reconnect with his family and his girlfriend and to find his footing in the civilian world, he learns how hard it is to return to the people and places he used to love"--Dust jacket flap
Summer light by Roxana Robinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young woman hovering between careers, between marriages, between lives--and of the summer that throws her off balance and onto her feet
A perfect stranger : and other stories by Roxana Robinson( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirteen short stories by Roxana Robinson that explore how life can be dictated by one's secrets, needs, and longings
Asking for love and other stories by Roxana Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen stories on family life among rich Wasps on the East Coast. The marriages are usually remarriages, children have to shoulder their burden and domestics are envied for their stable lives. A look at a privileged world in various stages of repair or disarray
A glimpse of scarlet and other stories by Roxana Robinson( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Times Notable Book: Fourteen exquisitely crafted tales of love, betrayal, loss, and renewal among the upper class. Acclaimed author Roxana Robinson's collection runs the gamut of emotion, with characters facing shifting family dynamics and moments of personal crisis: marriage and remarriage, the delights and struggles of raising children, the lure of illicit romance, and the bitter acrimony of divorce. Robinson draws her characters-including disaffected stepchildren, seemingly well-meaning in-laws, and adult children coping with aging parents-with compassion and a deep understanding of the heart's capacity for pain, hope, and growth. "Second Chances" examines the complications of arranging a Thanksgiving dinner in a family of second marriages, former spouses, and stepchildren, where connections are tenuous at best and spiteful and destructive at worst. In "Graduation," a woman dreads attending her son's boarding-school festivities, where she will see the vindictive ex-husband she hasn't spoken to in years. And another mother finds her own desires threatened by her young daughter's blossoming independence in "Daughter." Through the nuanced experiences of the complex and flawed characters in her debut story collection, Robinson expertly probes the universal complexities of friendship and forgiveness, love and devotion, separation and reunion, echoing the wit and grace of John Cheever, Henry James, and Edith Wharton
The New York stories of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Stories of Edith Wharton gathers twenty stories of old New York, written over the course of Wharton's career, which focus on themes about the meaning of marriage, the struggle for artistic integrity, the bonds between parent and child, and the plight of the aged
A matter of prejudice and other stories by Kate Chopin by Kate Chopin( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparta by Roxana Robinson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conrad Farrell's family has no military heritage, but as a classics major at Williams, he saw the sturdy appeal of the Marine ethic: Semper fidelis came straight from the ancient world, from Sparta, where every citizen doubled as a full-time soldier. When Conrad joined the Marines after college, he expected to further a long tradition of honor, courage, and commitment. Now Conrad has just returned home to Westchester after four years in Iraq, and something is very wrong. Everything should be fine--he hasn't been shot or wounded by an IED, and he's never had psychological troubles--but as he attempts to reconnect with his girlfriend and find his footing in the civilian world, he has an impossible time adjusting to the people and places he used to love and to a commonplace life of hotel reservations, dinner conversation, long showers, and alone time. As the weeks turn into months, Conrad's bitterness only festers, and he begins to fear that his rage, when it comes out, will have irreparable consequences
A house by the sea by Bunny Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams's lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property--from outdoor rooms and garden plantings and design to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villa's interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villa's architecture; Page Dickey tours the gardens; Roxana Robinson offers a peek at a weekend stay; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food, and friends
Cost by Roxana Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Julia Lambert, an art professor, settles into her idyllic Maine house for the summer, she plans to spend the time tending to her fragile relationships with her father, a repressive neurosurgeon, and her gentle mother, who is descending into Alzheimer's. But a shattering revelation intrudes: Julia's son Jack has spiraled into heroin addiction. In an attempt to save him, Julia marshals help from her looseknit clan: elderly parents; remarried ex-husband; removed sister; and combative eldest son. Ultimately, heroin courses through the characters' lives with a devastating energy, sweeping the family into a world in which deceit, crime, and fear are part of daily life. In Cost, Roxanna Robinson tackles addiction and explores its effects on the bonds of family, dazzling us with her hallmark subtlety and precision in evoking the emotional interiors of her characters
Divided portraits : identity and disability by Hilary Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loving by Henry Green( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Loving is set in the vast hereditary house of the Tennants, an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family, but the story mainly involves their servants. The war has led to a scarcity of experienced staff, and when Eldon the butler dies, Raunce the head doorman is assigned his job. The other servants are taken aback by this irregular promotion, but lovely young Edith, a recent hire, is quite attracted to the older Raunce and a flirtation begins. And it is Edith who discovers Mrs. Tennant's daughter, whose husband is fighting at the front, in bed with a neighbor one morning, scandalizing the whole household. When the Tennants depart for England, Raunce is left in charge of the house and struggles to control its disputatious inhabitants as well as to secure the love of Edith, especially after a precious family jewel disappears. In Loving, Henry Green explores the deeply precarious nature of ordinary life against the background of the larger world at war"--
Georgia O'Keeffe by Elizabeth Miles Montgomery( )

3 editions published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most esteemed American artists of th 20th century, was also one of the major leaders of the American Modernism movement
Amandas Schwester : Roman by Roxana Robinson( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sowohl die Kunstjournalistin Emma als auch der Rechtsanwalt Peter haben bereits eine Ehe hinter sich, als sie sich ineinander verlieben. Die sehr unterschiedlichen Stiefschwestern Tess (3) und Amanda (7) setzen alles daran, die neue Ehe turbulent werden zu lassen
Asking for love by Roxana Robinson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 837 (ca. 29 min.) : Roxana Robinson reads from and discusses her new collection of stories, "Asking for love." Program 838 (ca. 29 min.) : G. Edward White is the author of "Creating the national pastime: baseball transforms itself, 1903-1953." In a conversation with Vincent Blasi, White charts the metamorphosis of baseball from a "marginal urban sport associated with drinking and gambling" into a ritual of childhood, a symbol of American individuality and fair play, the national pastime
The best early stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the euphoric months before and after the publication of This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the flapper's historian and poet laureate of the Jazz Age, wrote the ten stories that appear in this unique collection. Exploring characters and themes that would appear in his later works, such as The Beautiful and Damned and The Great Gatsby, these early selections are among the very best of Fitzgerald's many short stories. This original volume includes notes, an appendix of essays by Fitzgerald and his contemporaries, and vintage magazine illustrations."--Jacket
Georgia O'Keeffe by Alix Wood( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A New York Times Notable Book: Roxana Robinson{u2019}s definitive biography of Georgia O{u2019}Keeffe is a rich and revealing portrait of the iconic American artist. Artist Georgia O{u2019}Keeffe was born into a family of strong Midwestern farmwomen and taught self-reliance at an early age. Coming of age in the modern era, she went on to defy the social conventions of her time and lead a successful and emancipated life full of creativity, feminism, and austerity that has taken on mythic proportion. Roxana Robinson{u2019}s multilayered book explores O{u2019}Keeffe{u2019}s journey to personal and professional independence, the evolution of her art, and her most influential relationships. Written with the cooperation of O{u2019}Keeffe{u2019}s family, and using sources unavailable during her lifetime, this biography presents the artist{u2019}s own voice through her letters to family and friends. Robinson follows O{u2019}Keeffe from her childhood on a Wisconsin farm to the center of the New York art scene where she met her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Stieglitz championed O{u2019}Keeffe, exhibiting her work at his gallery and drawing her into his inner circle of early modernists. But O{u2019}Keeffe, ever caught between the demands of love and art, left New York to find inspiration in the New Mexico desert where she created some of her most renowned work. This vividly rendered, beautifully written account succeeds in capturing the passions, controversies, and contradictions in the life of an extraordinary woman
Sweetwater : a novel by Roxana Robinson( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarrying several years after the death of her first husband, Isabel Green finds her new marriage a difficult one, and she struggles to make it succeed while coping with her growing commitment to her job as an environmental advocate
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This is my daughter : a novel
Alternative Names
Roxana Barry Robinson American writer

Roxana Barry Robinson Amerikaans romanschrijfster

English (108)

French (6)

Spanish (3)

German (2)

Dutch (1)

This is my daughter : a novelSummer lightA perfect stranger : and other storiesAsking for love and other storiesA glimpse of scarlet and other storiesThe New York stories of Edith WhartonA matter of prejudice and other stories by Kate ChopinCost