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Gibson, Robert 1927-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 188 publications in 4 languages and 2,947 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Biography  Military history  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2611.O85, 843.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Gibson
Modern French poets on poetry : an anthology by Robert Donald Davidson Gibson( Book )

22 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from the writings of Baudelaire, Mallarme, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Valery in French, linked by the author's comment
Roger Martin du Gard by Robert Gibson( Book )

12 editions published in 1961 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land without a name : Alain-Fournier and his world by Robert Gibson( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest of Alain-Fournier by Robert Gibson( Book )

17 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best of enemies : Anglo-French relations since the Norman Conquest by Robert Gibson( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few neighbouring countries have had a relationship as long, as eventful and as fruitful as the English and the French. For nine centuries they fought each other for the overlordship of western Europe or for the lion's share of the world's colonial spoils. But there have been times when they have loved as immoderately as they have hated. Periodically, the well-to-do or the artistically creative have found the fashions or the culture on the other side of the Channel greatly superior to their own - and have been roundly derided by home-based satirists for their pains."--BOOK JACKET. "In this study, which spans the centuries between the Norman Conquest and the opening of the Channel Tunnel, Robert Gibson describes the causes and the course of the many wars and analyses their consequences. He follows the fortunes of such historical personages as the Black Prince, Henry V, Joan of Arc, Marlborough, Napoleon, Churchill and de Gaulle, as well as such mythical figures as John Bull and Marianne; he explains how and why the English have consistently been branded as perfidious and the French as immoral; and he argues that even after the signing of the Entente Cordiale in 1904, and despite the fact that they fought ostensibly as Allies in two World Wars, each country still echoes to the sound of the battles they fought against one another long ago."--Jacket
Alain-Fournier, Le Grand Meaulnes by Robert Gibson( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in French fiction in honour of Vivienne Mylne( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of youth : the life and work of Alain-Fournier by Robert Gibson( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over half a century, Robert Gibson has published extensively on Alain Fournier's life and work and is now acknowledged as the leading authority on this subject in the English-speaking world. His previous book on Fournier, The Land Without a Name, was widely praised. In the thirty years since this was published, much new material has come to light. This includes biographical and photographic material about the two loves of Fournier's life, the hitherto elusive Yvonne de Quievrecourt and 'Simone', the leading boulevard actress of her day; a host of letters to and from Fournier's friends and fellow writers; a substantial compilation of his work as a prolific literary gossip columnist; the complete drafts of his second novel and the plays left unfinished when he went off to war in 1914; and, finally, his body, unearthed in the woods near Verdun where it had lain undetected for three-quarters of a century. In the light of LL this, Gibson now provides a re-appraisal of Fournier's complex love life, his undervalued career as a journalist, a re-examination of the long and complicated genesis of Le Grand Meaulnes, the fullest analysis in any language of all his poetry and prose together with an authoritative overview of the remarkable range of critical interpretations to which his haunting masterpiece has been subject. The result is a compelling piece of literary detective-work and a human story sensitively and movingly told. Lavishly illustrated, this is a book which will appeal both to the serious scholar and the general reader
Provinciales by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in French and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annals of Ashdon : no ordinary village by Robert Gibson( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mésentente cordiale; an inaugural lecture delivered before the Queen's University of Belfast on 1 May 1963 by Robert D. D Gibson( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wanderer by Alain-Fournier( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Meaulnes first arrives at the local school in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring, and charisma. But when he disappears for several days, and returns with tales of a strange party at a mysterious house and a beautiful girl hidden within it, Meaulnes has been changed forever. In his restless search for his Lost Estate and the happiness he found there, Meaulnes, observed by his loyal friend Francois, may risk losing everything he ever had. Posed between youthful admiration and adult resignation, Alain-Fourneir's compelling narrator carries the reader through this evocative and often unbearably moving portrayal of desperate friendship and vanished adolescence."--Page 4 of cover
Modern French poets on poetry by Robert Gibson( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallipoli Eyewitness : Lt G M Gibson's Diaries and Photographs by Robert Gibson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the extraordinary events of the ANZAC invasion of Turkey's Gallipoli Peninsula, Gerald Gibson was an eyewitness to a military event that has been commemorated in Australia for nearly 100 years. His diary challenges several long-held beliefs but, more importantly, paints a dramatic picture of life at an event that has emerged as one of the defining moments in Australia's history
Brouart et le désordre by Claude Aveline( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in French and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provinciales. Edited with introd. and notes by Robert Gibson by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le bestiaire inattendu by Claude Aveline( Book )

4 editions published in 1961 in French and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French romantic poetry by Robert Gibson( Recording )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion
Le grand Meaulnes. With introd. and notes by Robert Gibson by Alain-Fournier( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le grand Meaulnes : Unabridged text by Alain-Fournier( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in Multiple languages and French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The end of youth : the life and work of Alain-Fournier
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Alternative Names
Gibson, R. D. D. 1927-

Gibson, R. D. D. (Robert Donald Davidson), 1927-

Gibson, Robert Donald Davidson 1927-

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