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Parker, Peter 1954-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 5,198 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Stories, plots, etc  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Drama  History  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR471, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Parker
A reader's guide to the twentieth-century novel ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wide-ranging and authoritative, A Reader's Guide to the Twentieth-Century Novel is a unique and invaluable guide to modern fiction written in English. Arranged chronologically from Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim to E. Annie Proulx's The Shipping News, it contains detailed accounts of some 750 novels from the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. All of the century's major novelists are represented, alongside less-celebrated writers whose work has been unjustly neglected: such beloved children's authors as A. A. Milne, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Kenneth Grahame; and such popular authors as Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, Daphne Du Maurier, and others whose work has left a definite stamp on readers' imaginations." "Each lively entry supplies a summary of the plot, places the novel in a biographical and historical context, and provides a provocative critical assessment. Written by a team of thirty-eight contributors made up of critics, biographers, novelists, historians, academics, and literary journalists, all entries are fully cross-referenced and supplemented at the end of the book by brief biographical notes on all authors and by helpful alphabetical indexes of novels and authors. Interwoven with the entries are 150 short extracts illustrating the voice and style of many featured novels."--BOOK JACKET
A reader's guide to twentieth-century writers ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of information on the lives and works of the century's English-language writers
My dog Tulip ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends
Ackerley : a life of J.R. Ackerley by Peter Parker ( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of the literary editor of the Listener, author of My father and myself, and homosexual
Isherwood : a life revealed by Peter Parker ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Here is the definitive biography of one of the most exciting, influential, and elusive authors of the twentieth century. Christopher Isherwood's novels and short stories, including those that inspired the musical Cabaret, have always been assumed to be largely autobiographical. Based in part on Isherwood's private papers - unavailable until now - this book presents the real story of his life, a life that saw a relatively conventional boy become an acclaimed writer, mystic, and "grand old man" of the gay liberation movement. In the end, Isherwood: A Life Revealed portrays someone who misled as much as he divulged." "Born in England in 1904, the heir to a large country estate where his grandfather was squire, Isherwood had a youth filled with both privilege and loss. His father's death in World War I devastated his mother and created a "hero-father" image that would haunt both Christopher and his unstable brother for the rest of their lives. Isherwood began to acknowledge his homosexuality at boarding school and subsequently formed a definition of "self" based on subterfuge, performance, and escape. With his lifelong friends W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender, he emerged as one of the leading literary figures of the 1930s." "In addition to using Isherwood's correspondence, unpublished diaries, and other previously unavailable sources in painting this clear and definitive portrait, Peter Parker has also unearthed the author's telling early works, including parodies, school memoirs, and even part of a crucial lost novel. Isherwood: A Life captures the fugitive reality of a man who has become a favorite artist and important symbol of an entire era in our life of letters. Published in the centennial of his birth, it will be read as long as Isherwood himself is."--BOOK JACKET
The old lie : the great war and the public-school ethos by Peter Parker ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'The Old Lie' unearths some truly bizarre notions about education and warfare and illuminatingly re-examines the literature of the First World War by placing it in its historical and social perspective
The reader's companion to the twentieth century novel by Peter Parker ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last veteran : Harry Patch and the legacy of war by Peter Parker ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isherwood : a life by Peter Parker ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reader's companion to twentieth-century writers ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kronologisk indgang til ca. 1000 engelsksprogede forfattere
In the making : the story of a childhood by G. F Green ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last veteran Harry Patch and the legacy of war by Peter Parker ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Patch and the legacy of war by Peter Parker ( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This moving and timely book explores the way the First World War has been thought about and commemorated, and how it has affected its own, and later, generations
A life of J.R. Ackerley by Peter Parker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Parker and the opening of China by Edward Vose Gulick ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last veteran Harry Patch and the legacy of war by Peter Parker ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On 11th November 1920, huge crowds lined the streets of London for the funeral of the Unknown Warrior. Armistice Day was born, the acknowledgement of the great sacrifice made by a whole generation. When Harry Patch, the last British veteran to see active service, died, our final link with the First World War was broken. The First World War was fought not by a professional army, but by ordinary civillians like Patch. The Last Veteran tells Patch's story, and explores the meaning of the war to those who fought in it and the generations that have followed
Papers of Hilary Mantel by Hilary Mantel ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collection is comprised primarily of the manuscripts and correspondence of Hilary Mantel (1952- ). Manuscripts include short stories, lectures, radio plays, articles and reviews, as well as various drafts and notes for Mantel's novels. Personal and business correspondence with a number of other prominent authors and figures is present, including Elizabeth Jane Howard, Barbara Epstein, Norman Hampson, Lesley Glaister, Miranda Miller and Auberon Waugh. Photographs, audio materials and ephemera, including some research material for her novels, are also present
 
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