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Bucknell, Katherine

Overview
Works: 66 works in 275 publications in 2 languages and 5,267 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Fiction  Bibliographies  Autobiographies  Romance fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6001.U4, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Katherine Bucknell
Diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

37 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are the diaries of writer Christopher Isherwood, chronicling his life from 1939, when he emigrated to the United States, through the 1960s, some of the most turbulent years of his career, and into the early 1980s. He reflects on major turning points in his life including the spiritual crisis he went through as World War II began, his discipleship (along with Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard) with the Hindu monk Swami Prabhavananda and his decision to become a pacifist. It continues with his accounts of his intense social life in Hollywood, his career as a screenwriter and his many sexual affairs. He also talks about his long-term companion, Don Bachardy whoe burgeoning career pulled Isherwood into the 1970s art scenes in Los Angeles, New York, and London, where we meet Rauschenberg, Ruscha, and Warhol, as well as Hockney and Kitaj. Collaborating with Bachardy on scripts for the prizewinning Frankenstein and the Broadway fiasco A Meeting by the River, Isherwood extended his ties in Hollywood and in the theater world
Juvenilia : poems, 1922-1928 by W. H Auden( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 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 )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 734 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 )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In solitude, for company : W.H. Auden after 1940, unpublished prose and recent criticism by W. H Auden( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Mendelson's further supplement to the Auden Bibliography provides a complete listing of all Auden's published letters; an Austrian friend recalls Auden's final years in Kirchstetten; and a group of distinguished literary critics, including David Bromwich, Lawrence Lipking, Edna Longley, and Michael Wood, together with the communist novelist Edward Upward, comment on one of this century's most famous poems, 'In Praise of Limestone'
The language of learning and the language of love : uncollected writing, new interpretations by W. H Auden( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 490 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
The Animals : love letters between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The love story between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy--in their own words Christopher Isherwood was the celebrated middle-aged English author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met the Californian teenager Don Bachardy on a Santa Monica beach in 1952. Defying convention, the two created an enduring relationship out of that initial spark--living as an openly gay couple for more than three decades in the closeted world of Hollywood. The Animals is the testimony in letters of their extraordinary partnership, which lasted until Isherwood's death in 1986--despite a thirty-year age gap, affairs, jealousies, the pressures of literary fame, and the disdain of twentieth-century America for love between two men. In romantic letters to each other, they invented the private world of the Animals. Chris was Dobbin, a stubborn old workhorse; Don was a rash, spirited white kitten named Kitty. The ability to create a world, a safe and separate milieu, was a great talent of Isherwood's--and a necessary one as a gay man in mid-twentieth-century America. But Isherwood knew how to spread hay around his stable and attract beauty. He drew Bachardy into his semisecret realm and together they invented a place for their love to thrive. Bold, transgressive, and playful, The Animals shows us the devotion between two creative spirits in tenderness and storms"--. "A love story in letters between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy"
The sixties diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This second volume of Christopher Isherwood's remarkable diaries opens on his fifty-sixth birthday as the fifties give way to the decade of social and sexual revolution. Isherwood takes the reader from the bohemian sunshine of Southern California to a London finally swinging free of post-war gloom, to the racy cosmopolitanism of New York, and the raw Australian outback. He charts his ongoing quest for spiritual certainty under the guidance of his Hindu guru, and reveals in reckless detail the emotional drama of his love for the American painter Don Bachardy, thirty years his junior and struggling to establish his own artistic identity."
What you will by Katherine Bucknell( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 118 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
Canarino by Katherine Bucknell( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leninsky Prospekt by Katherine Bucknell( Book )

7 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
Liberation, diaries. 1970-1983 by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 90 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
The animals : letters between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 75 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
The sixties by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Isherwood diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939, Christopher Isherwood and W H Auden emigrated together to the United States. This title describes 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, and more
Liberation : diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 44 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
W.H. Auden : "the map of all my youth" : early works, friends and influences by W. H Auden( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberation : diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixties : diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This remarkable second volume of Christopher Isherwood's diaries opens on his fifty-sixth birthday as the fifties give way to the decade of social and sexual revolution. These pages 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 - yet prove most revealing about the author himself"--Page 4 of cover
Diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 37 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
 
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Juvenilia : poems, 1922-1928Lost 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 interpretationsThe sixties diariesWhat you willCanarino
Alternative Names
Katherine Bucknell British writer

Katherine Bucknell escritora brit√°nica

Languages
English (191)

Dutch (1)