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Clapp, Susannah

Works: 12 works in 71 publications in 8 languages and 1,141 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Autobiographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Travel writing  Drama  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR6039.A928, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Susannah Clapp
Most widely held works by Susannah Clapp
With Chatwin : portrait of a writer by Susannah Clapp( Book )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clapp has captured the intense energy and chameleon-like complexity of this original and contradictory figure. A bisexual of arresting beauty, Chatwin loved to perform for an audience, to dazzle and seduce with talk, tales and outlandish facts. He was a fine-art expert who could spot a fake as well as a great original, and his eye earned him the reputation of an aesthete. But Chatwin was always pleased to rough it, travelling to the most far-flung and exotic landscapes, whether it was Tibet, Mali, Gabon, Sudan, China or South America. He has been compared to T.E. Lawrence, Robert Louis Stevenson and Arthur Rimbaud.--From publisher description
Olivia by Olivia( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the awakening passions of an adolescent girl sent away for a year to a small finishing school outside Paris, where she develops an infatuation for her headmistress
The curious room : plays, film scripts, and an opera by Angela Carter( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompassing radio plays, and pieces for stage and screen, this volume explores familiar Carter preoccupations: myth and fairy tail; domestic murder and the violence underlying everyday life, and the rebellious victims of the repressive society
The sleeping beauty by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vinny Tumulty is a quiet, sensible man. When he goes to stay at a seaside town, his task is to comfort a bereaved friend. Vinny is prepared for a solemn few days of tears and consolation. But on the evening of his arrival, he looks out of the window at the sunset and catches sight of a mysterious, romantic figure: a beautiful woman walking by the seashore. Before the week is over Vinny has fallen in love, completely and utterly, for the first time in his middle-aged life. Emily, though, is a sleeping beauty, her secluded life hiding bitter secrets from the past
A card from Angela Carter by Susannah Clapp( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angela Carter was one of the most vivid voices of the twentieth century: much studied, copied and adored. When she died at the age of fifty-one, she had published fifteen books of fiction and essays; outrage at her omission from the shortlists of any Booker Prize led to the foundation of the Orange Prize. February 2012 will be the twentieth anniversary of her death but no biographical work has yet appeared. Susannah Clapp and Angela Carter were friends for years. The postcards that Carter sent to her form a paper trail through her life. The pictures she sent were sometimes domestic, sometimes flights of fantasy and surrealism. The messages were always pungent. From Stratford, Ontario, she explained that Canada was 'like Scandinavia, with liquor'. From the States, where she was smarting from a critical onslaught in the London Review of Books, where Susannah then worked, she sent a terrifying picture of Texan chili, with the message: 'Carter's reply to the critics ... goes through you like a dose of salts ... I'd liked to feed it to that drivelling wimp ... 'Through the medium of her postcards - small documents that are the emails of the twentieth century - Susannah Clapp will evoke Angela Carter's anarchic intelligence, her fierce politics, the richness of her language, her ribaldry, the great swoops of her imagination; she will also say something about her life. Intimate, funny, unexpected, it will catch this unique artist on the wing."
In a summer season by Elizabeth Taylor( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the green Thames valley, an interpretation of the varieties of a woman's love - a woman headstrong at twenty, wiser but just as vulnerable at forty
A portrait of Bruce Chatwin by Susannah Clapp( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Chatwin was a traveller, a teller of tales and a connoisseur of the extraordinary. People were drawn to him because of what he was as well as what he wrote. He was famous for being a vivid presence and for being absent. It was one of Chatwin's charms to be several apparently contradictory things and to express them in his books. The author, a friend of Chatwin's paints a brilliant portrait of a remarkable man
På resa med Chatwin by Susannah Clapp( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

På resa med Chatwin by Susannah Clapp( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Criminal elastic by Susannah Clapp( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The asylum( Recording )

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

A discussion between people working in the mental health field on the subject of mental institutions, inspired by Patrick McGrath's novel 'Asylum.'
The essay : postcards : progs 1-5( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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With Chatwin : portrait of a writer
OliviaThe curious room : plays, film scripts, and an operaThe sleeping beautyIn a summer season