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Greenlaw, Lavinia 1962-

Works: 148 works in 374 publications in 5 languages and 4,551 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Travel writing  Music  Pictorial works  Quotations  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Librettist, Other
Classifications: PR6057.R375, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lavinia Greenlaw
To my dear & loving husband by Anne Bradstreet( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary George of Allnorthover by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Hepple returns to the English village of Allnorthover where he meets seventeen-year-old Mary and "makes her the focus of his attempt to regain his past. Secrets and misapprehensions surface as the village reveals its stories and unwittingly helps Tom toward the catastrophic conclusion of his plan."--Jacket
A double sorrow : a version of Troilus and Criseyde by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lavinia Greenlaw's pinpoint retelling is neither a translation nor a version but something new. She has drawn out the story's psychological drama through a process of detonation or amplification of image and phrase into original poems"--Jacket
An irresponsible age by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and French and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Juliet, the focus of them all, is drawn into a complex love affair with the enigmatic Jacob, the others, too, find themselves falling in love, and then evading the consequences. None will admit what they are doing, or why
Night photograph by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's wife, a young woman dying of radium poisoning, the first dog in space, a strangely obsessed concert pianist, an early beneficiary of plastic surgery, and a Russian boy whose adventures are sadly limited by the immature powers of the child who has conjured him up are just some of the figures encompassed by Lavinia Greenlaw's imagination. The poet's level gaze as she contemplates the more bizarre aspects of science and of human behaviour lends further distinction to this, her first collection
A world where news travelled slowly by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavinia Greenlaw's first collection, Night Photograph, made an immediately favourable impact. Her second collection, A World Where News Travelled Slowly explores more local and personal matters. Its central theme is the unpredictable act of communication, from the mechanical to the miraculous. There are also poems that are concerned with attempts at preservation - plundered relics, the stately home, an iron lung. This volume serves to confirm the gifts Lavinia Greenlaw showed in her first book
Minsk by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her Essex heartlands to the Arctic Circle Greenlaw brings her characteristically sharp eye to bear with a series of meditative poems that are both precisely observed and lyrically memorable
Minsk : poems by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the London Zoo to an Essex village and the Arctic Circle, Lavinia Greenlaw explores questions of place - the childhood landscapes we leave behind, those we travel toward, and those that we believe to be missing from our lives."--Jacket
1914 : goodbye to all that : writers on the conflict between life and art by Ali Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914-Goodbye to All That borrows its title from Robert Graves's "bitter leave-taking of England" in which he writes not only of the First World War but the questions it raised: how to live, how to live with each other, and how to write. Interpreting this title as broadly and ambiguously as Graves intended, these essays mark the War's centenary by reinvigorating these questions. The book includes Elif Shafak on an inheritance of silence in Turkey, Ali Smith on lost voices in Scotland, Xiaolu Guo on the 100,000 Chinese sent to the Front, Daniel Kehlmann on hypnotism in Berlin, Colm Toibin on Lady Gregory losing her son fighting for Britain as she fought for an independent Ireland, Kamila Shamsie on reimagining Karachi, Erwin Mortier on occupied Belgium's legacy of shame, NoViolet Bulawayo on Zimbabwe and clarity, Ales Steger on resisting history in Slovenia, and Jeanette Winterson on what art is for. Contributors include:Ali Smith - Scotland Ales Steger - Slovenia Jeanette Winterson - England Elif Shafak - Turkey NoViolet Bulawayo - Zimbabwe Colm Toibin - Ireland Xiaolu Guo - China Erwin Mortier - Belgium Kamila Shamsie - Pakistan Daniel Kehlmann - Germany
The casual perfect by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Lavinia Greenlaw's 'Minsk' was about home, her new collection tests the proximities of elsewhere, 'the circle round our house', the road between two lives. Originally published: 2011
Questions of travel : William Morris in Iceland by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris's intimate journals, written for a friend, unconsciously explore questions of travel, noting his reaction to the idea of leaving or arriving, to hurry and delay, what it means to dread a place you've never been to or to encounter the actuality of a long-held vision. Poet Lavinia Greenlaw draws out these questions as she follows in the footprints of Morris's prose, responding to its surfaces and undercurrents, extending its horizons. The result is a new and composite work, which brilliantly explores our conflicted reasons for not staying at home
Thoughts of a night sea by Garry Fabian Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs and humours : the poetry of medicine( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What we can see of the sky has fallen by Lavinia Greenlaw( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love from a foreign city by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the city of love's sleep by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His is a story about a woman and a man who meet by chance. Nothing of any importance is said, yet she suddenly turns away, leaves the room, and starts to run. She is in shock from what this man has brought back to life: an electrical affinity, a higher self, a feeling of having been woken, recognized, and desired
Audio obscura by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NW 14 : the anthology of new writing( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitechapel : a selection of readings from the 2003 Into Words poetry programme at the Whitechapel Gallery( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings by 9 poets
The cost of getting lost in space : poems by Lavinia Greenlaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mary George of Allnorthover
An irresponsible ageA world where news travelled slowlyMinskMinsk : poemsQuestions of travel : William Morris in IcelandThoughts of a night seaSigns and humours : the poetry of medicineNW 14 : the anthology of new writing
Alternative Names
Greenlaw, Lavinia

Greenlaw, Lavinia 1962-

Lavinia Greenlaw

Lavinia Greenlaw Brits romanschrijfster

Lavinia Greenlaw écrivaine britannique

Lavinia Greenlaw escritora británica

Гринлоу, Лавиния



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