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Bucknell, Katherine

Works: 43 works in 238 publications in 2 languages and 5,253 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Fiction  Bibliography  Romance fiction  Biography  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Katherine Bucknell
Juvenilia : poems, 1922-1928 by W. H Auden( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regardless of how poets feel about their youthful attempts at verse, their early poems not only enrich our understanding of their artistic growth, but also reveal much about the nature of literary genius. No other twentieth-century poet has left behind such a wealth of early poetry as did W.H. Auden. By bringing together for the first time all the poems written by Auden between the ages of fifteen and twenty-one (1922-1928), this book allows us a rare, detailed look at the literary personality, development, and preoccupations of a major poet. Auden's readers will be fascinated to find in these poems the earliest evidence of his interest in psychoanalysis, his conflicted attitude toward his homosexuality, his self-conscious approach to poetry, and his life-long journey toward a religious sense of the world. This collection includes over two hundred poems, most of them never published before, concluding with the contents of Auden's privately printed volume, Poems (1928). The poems are generously annotated with information on Auden's education, reading, literary concerns, and personal life. In her introduction, Katherine Bucknell traces important themes relating to the poet's entire career, and describes crucial but hitherto unknown aspects of his youth during his years at Gresham's School and at Christ Church, Oxford. Throughout this work we see in Auden an admirable instinct for experiment, a thorough testing of tradition, and a gathering mastery of technique and thematic argument
Lost years : a memoir, 1945-1951 by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English writer Christopher Isherwood settled in California in 1939 and spent the war years working in Hollywood film studios, teaching English to European refugees, and converting to Hinduism. By the time the war ended, he realized he was not cut out to be a monk. With his self-imposed wartime vigil behind him, he careened into a life of frantic socializing, increasing dissipation, anxiety, and, eventually, despair. For nearly a half decade he all but ceased to write fiction and even abandoned his lifelong habit of keeping a diary." "This is Isherwood's own account, reconstructed from datebooks, letters, and memory nearly thirty years later, of his experience during those missing years: his activities in Santa Monica, and also in New York and London, just after the war. Begun in 1971, in a postsixties atmosphere of liberation, Lost Years includes explicit details of his romantic and sexual relationships during the 1940s and unveils a hidden and sometimes shocking way of life shared with friends and acquaintances - many of whom were well-known artists, actors, and film-makers. Not until the 1951 Broadway success of I Am a Camera, adapted from his Berlin stories, did Isherwood begin to reclaim control of his talents and of his future."--Jacket
The map of all my youth : early works, friends, and influences by W. H Auden( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In solitude, for company : W.H. Auden after 1940, unpublished prose and recent criticism by W. H Auden( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In Solitude, for Company' contains two hitherto unpublished lectures. The first of these, introduced by Nicholas Jenkins, is on the theme of vocation. It was delivered during the war years, when Auden, newly arrived in the United States, was redefining his sense of his own vocation. The second lecture, given near the end of his life, discusses the work of Sigmund Freud. Katherine Bucknell sets this lecture in context with a full examination of Auden's intensely ambivalent attitude to Freud. The classicist G.W. Bowersock introduces the text of Auden's unpublished 1966 essay on 'The Fall of Rome' in which Auden draws a powerful series of parallels between the end of Roman civilization and the decline of our own society. Also included is a generous and fully-annotated selection of Auden's correspondence with his close friends James and Tania Stern which reveals much new and important biographical information
The language of learning and the language of love : uncollected writing, new interpretations by W. H Auden( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume in the Auden Studies series, 'The Language of Learning and the Language of Love', focuses on the first decade of Auden's literary career and considers his experiences both as a public figure and a private individual. It contains previously unpublished or uncollected poems and prose by Auden - all with scholarly introductions and annotation. The volume reveals how Auden, as poet, teacher, and dramatist, battled with his literary ancestors, experienced love, and devised a rhetoric to express both homosexual feelings and artistic impulses. Contributions to Auden Studies 2 include poems, songs, and a piece of early travel writing introduced by Auden's new biographer, the historian Richard Davenport-Hines. Lyrics offered to Benjamin Britten as cabaret songs are presented by Donald Mitchell, Philip Reed, and Nicholas Jenkins. Also in the volume is a fascinating array of essays about Auden by leading scholars in the field, including Stan Smith and Katherine Bucknell, and the German scholar and close friend of Auden, David Luke. A further Supplement to Bloomfield and Mendelson's magisterial Auden Bibliography of 1972 is supplied by Edward Mendelson. 'The Language of Learning and the Language of Love' will be of immense interest to all readers of W.H. Auden and of twentieth-century poetry
What you will by Katherine Bucknell( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gwen, an artist, and Lawrence, and academic, are happily married with a young child and an enviable way of life. Their liberal attitudes have never really been tested. When Hilary, Gwen's closest friend, arrives from New York bruised by a broken engagement, a lost job, and a misguided love affiar, Gwen determines to find her someone to marry."--Jacket
The sixties by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of Christopher Isherwood's remarkable diaries opens on his 56th birthday as the fifties give way to the decade of social and sexual revolution
The sixties diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The diaries are crammed with wicked gossip and probing psychological insights about the cultural icons of the time - Francis Bacon, Richard Burton, Leslie Caron, Marianne Faithfull, David Hockney, Mick Jagger, Hope Lange, W. Somerset Maugham, John Osborne, Vanessa Redgrave, Tony Richardson, David O. Selznick, Igor Stravinsky, Gore Vidal, and many others. They are most revealing about Isherwood himself - his fiction (including "A Single Man" and "Down There on a Visit"), his film writing, his college teaching, and his affairs of the heart. He moves easily from Beckett to Brando, from arthritis to aggression, from Tennessee Williams to foot powder, from the opening of Cabaret on Broadway (which he skipped) to a close analysis of Gide."
Christopher Isherwood diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboeken van de Engelse schrijver (1904-1986)
Liberation, diaries. 1970-1983 by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final volume of his diaries, the novelist, whose collaborations with his long-term companion Don Bachardy extended ties in Hollywood and the theater world, greets advancing age with humor and an appetite for the new
Canarino by Katherine Bucknell( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leninsky Prospekt by Katherine Bucknell( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In October 1962, Nikita Krushchev and John Kennedy confronted each other over the deployment of Russian missiles in Cuba, and the world came as close as it has ever been to nuclear holocaust. During the crisis, the New York City Ballet, led by the Russian-born choreographer, George Balanchine, was performing in Moscow. And the dissident movement was taking hold among certain members of the Soviet intelligentsia. Nina Davenport, the lonely bride of a gifted, increasingly preoccupied American diplomat, struggled to come to terms with her new circumstances." "Raised in Moscow, once a ballet student at the Bolshoi, Nina made an unprecedented escape to the West in the 1950s - by tricking the authorities. Ties to the past were severed, but never resolved. Her return to the Soviet Union is reckless at best. Now, at the height of world crisis, she confronts the demons of her traumatic girlhood. Hemmed in by official diplomatic restraints, followed everywhere by spies, longing to make contact with old friends, she becomes the tool of figures within the American Embassy who have a surprising agenda of which the world knows nothing." "Leninsky Prospekt brings to life a period of anxieties that resonates with our own fraught times, as the characters, both real and imaginary, are stretched to breaking point by political events."--Jacket
Diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939 Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden emigrated together to the United States. In spare, luminous prose these diaries describe Isherwood's search for a new life in California; his work as a screenwriter in Hollywood, his pacifism during World War II and his friendships with such gifted artists and intellectuals as Garbo, Chaplin, Thomas Mann, Charles Laughton, Gielgud, Olivier, Richard Burton and Aldous Huxley. Throughout this period, Isherwood continued to write novels and sustain his literary friendships u with E.M. Forster, Somerset Maugham, Tennessee Williams and others. He turned to his diaries several times a week to record jokes and gossip, observations about his adopted country, philosophy and mystical insights. His devotion to his diary was a way of accounting for himself; he used it as both a discipline and a release
The animals : letters between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christopher Isherwood was a celebrated English writer when he met the Californian teenager Don Bachardy on a Santa Monica beach in 1952. They spent their first night together on Valentine's Day 1953. Defying the conventions, the two men began living as an openly gay couple in an otherwise closeted Hollywood. The Animals provides a loving testimony of an extraordinary relationship that lasted until Chris's death in 1986 - and survived affairs (on both sides) and a thirty-year-age-gap. In romantic letters to one another, the couple created the private world of the Animals. Chris was Dobbin, a stubborn old workhorse; Don was the playful young white cat, Kitty. But Don needed to carve out his own identity - some of their longest sequences of letters were exchanged during his trips to London and New York, to pursue his career as an artist and to widen his emotional and sexual horizons. Amidst the intimate domestic dramas, we learn of Isherwood's continuing literary success -the royalty cheques from Cabaret, the acclaim for his pioneering novel A Single Man - and the bohemian whirl of Californian film suppers and beach life. Don, whose portraits of London theatreland were making his name, attends the world premiere of The Innocents with Truman Capote and afterwards dines with Deborah Kerr and the rest of the cast, spends weekends with Tennessee Williams, Cecil Beton, or the Earl and Countess of Harewood, and tours Egypt and Greece with a new love interest. But whatever happens in the outside world, Dobbin and Kitty always return to their 'Basket' and to each other. Candid, gossipy, exceptionally affectionate, The Animals is a unique interplay between two creative spirits, confident in their mutual devotion."--Publisher's description
Liberation : diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A slip of a wild boy: with quicksilver eyes' is how Virginia Woolf characterised the young Christopher Isherwood. This final volume of his diaries, capstone of a million-word masterwork, records the golden decades of the life-long adventurer, the boy who never wanted to grow up
Liberation : diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Auden: "In solitude, for company" : W.H. Auden after 1940 : unpublished prose and recent criticism by W. H Auden( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Isherwood is well known for his prophetic portraits of a morally bankrupt Europe on the eve of World War II, in this chronicle he turns his fearless eye on the decade which more than any other has shaped the way we live now
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The map of all my youth : early works, friends, and influences
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Lost years : a memoir, 1945-1951The map of all my youth : early works, friends, and influencesIn solitude, for company : W.H. Auden after 1940, unpublished prose and recent criticismThe language of learning and the language of love : uncollected writing, new interpretationsWhat you willThe sixtiesThe sixties diariesChristopher Isherwood diaries