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A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia

Author : Samuel J. Rogal
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William Somerset Maugham was one of the most popular and successful British writers of his time. From October 1897, when he completed his medical education at St. Thomas's Hospital in London, until his death in December 1965, Maugham wrote twenty novels, filled nine volumes with his short stories, wrote thirty-one plays, and published seven volumes of prose nonfiction. His writings reflect the tensions of the Boer War, World War I, and World War II; the lavishness of the highest levels of British and American society during the first six decades of the 20th century; the glamor of Hollywood, Paris, New York, San Francisco, and London; and the romance of China, Malaya, Borneo, and India. This encyclopedia includes entries on Maugham's short stories, plays, novels, and nonfiction narratives, and on persons, places, organizations, and events important to his life, his works, and his times. Each entry closes with a brief bibliography, and the volume includes a selected bibliography of critical works.

Encyclopedia of British Writers 1800 to the Present

Author : George Stade
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Profiles the finest British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and other writers of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including essential details about the author's life and work and suggestions for further reading. Writers from Ireland and nations of the British Commonwealth are also included.

Encyclopedia of British Writers 19th and 20th Centuries

Author : Christine L. Krueger
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This concise encyclopedic reference profiles more than 800 British poets

Subject Encyclopedias User guide review citations

Author : Allan Mirwis
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This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.

Encyclopedia of British Humorists

Author : Steven H. Gale
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of the British Short Story

Author : Andrew Maunder
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Provides a comprehensive reference to short fiction from Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Commonwealth, featuring some of the most popular writers and works.

Leben und Werk

Author : Klaus W. Jonas
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Klaus W. Jonas' zweisprachige Ausgabe behandelt die literarische Laufbahn des Schriftstellers W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), eines der erfolgreichsten und meistgelesenen englischen Dramatiker, Essayisten und Romanciers der ersten Halfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Maugham selbst hat das humorvolle Vorwort in der Form eines Briefes beigesteuert. Eine chronologische Darstellung seines Lebens wird erganzt durch zwei wissenschaftliche Essays des Verfassers zu Maughams umfassendem literarischen Schaffen. Von besonderem Interesse sind die Auszuge aus dem Briefwechsel zwischen Klaus W. Jonas und W. Somerset Maugham, die einen genaueren Einblick in die Personlichkeit des Schriftstellers erlauben und von der engen Vertrautheit der beiden Briefpartner zeugen. Den zweiten Teil der Ausgabe bilden eine ausfuhrliche Bibliographie von Maughams literarischem Schaffen sowie eine Auswahlbibliographie von mehr als 420 kritischen Studien in deutscher, englischer, japanischer, spanischer und franzosischer Sprache. 71 Abbildungen, viele von ihnen bisher unveroffentlicht und aus Privatbesitz, erhohen den dokumentarischen Wert dieses Bandes. In this bilingual edition the author attempts to trace the literary career of William Somerset Maugham (1874-1865), one of the most widely read and performed dramatists, essayists and novelists in English literature in the first half of the twentieth century. Maugham himself has contributed a humorous preface in the form of a letter addressed to the author. The detailed chronology of Maugham's life is being supplemented by two of the author's numerous essays dealing with the stupendous literary oeuvre of this writer. Of special interest are the excerpts from Maugham's letters to his German-born collector and biographer which provide an inside view into his personality and his friendship with Klaus W. Jonas. The second half of this volume contains a bibliographical record of Maugham's life-work and a select bibliography of 420 critical studies in German, English, French, Spanish and Japanese. 71 illustrations, many of which hitherto unpublished and privately owned, enhance the documentary value of this volume.

Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature

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Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence

Author : Rodney Carlisle
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From references to secret agents in The Art of War in 400 B.C.E. to the Bush administration's ongoing War on Terrorism, espionage has always been an essential part of state security policies. This illustrated encyclopedia traces the fascinating stories of spies, intelligence, and counterintelligence throughout history, both internationally and in the United States. Written specifically for students and general readers by scholars, former intelligence officers, and other experts, Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Counterintelligence provides a unique background perspective for viewing history and current events. In easy-to-understand, non-technical language, it explains how espionage works as a function of national policy; traces the roots of national security; profiles key intelligence leaders, agents, and double-agents; discusses intelligence concepts and techniques; and profiles the security organizations and intelligence history and policies of nations around the world. As a special feature, the set also includes forewords by former CIA Director Robert M. Gates and former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin that help clarify the evolution of intelligence and counterintelligence and their crucial roles in world affairs today.

The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama

Author : Gabrielle H. Cody
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"The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama covers the period from 1860 to the present. ... The distinctive feature of this encyclopedia is the emphasis it places on the cultural context of dramatic works and their authors."--Preface.

Britain and Japan Biographical Portraits

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This sixth volume in the Britain and Japan series contains a total of thirty-three entries, thoughtfully and painstakingly compiled and edited by Hugh Cortazzi. The volume is divided up thematically and includes an Index of Biographical Portraits published to date by the Japan Society.

The London Stage 1940 1949

Author : J. P. Wearing
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This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1940 to December 31, 1949. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

The London Stage 1950 1959

Author : J. P. Wearing
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This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

Decadence in the Age of Modernism

Author : Kate Hext
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Contributors: Howard J. Booth, Joseph Bristow, Ellen Crowell, Nick Freeman, Ellis Hanson, Kate Hext, Kirsten MacLeod, Kristin Mahoney, Douglas Mao, Michèle Mendelssohn, Alex Murray, Sarah Parker, Vincent Sherry

The London Stage 1930 1939

Author : J. P. Wearing
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This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1930 to December 31, 1939. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

The London Stage 1900 1909

Author : J. P. Wearing
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This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1900 to December 31, 1909. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

W H Auden Encyclopedia

Author : David Garrett Izzo
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W.H. Auden’s life and work were perhaps best explained and condensed in the words of Edward Mendelson, Auden’s literary executor, when he remarked, “[Auden] grew up in a household in which the scientific inquiries of his father maintained an uneasy truce with the ritualized religion of his mother.” Indeed, science and religion were dominant themes in Auden’s life and work, which for him were oftentimes one and the same. Auden was hailed as the new T.S. Eliot and as the “coming” man, greatly influencing the future generations of angry young men with his thoughts on science, religion, and the relationship between the two. This book is an exhaustive reference to W.H. Auden. Those new to Auden and his writing will find the work a comprehensive introduction, while Auden scholars will appreciate the quick access it offers to the details of all his poems, plays, libretti, and other pieces of writing. It also includes entries on the people who were closest and most important to Auden, including fellow writers Christopher Isherwood, Stephen Spender, C. Day Lewis, Edward Upward, and T.S. Eliot, as well as significant events in his life, such as his arrival in America, his vision of agape, and his search in science and religion for answers to the deep questions of life and existence.

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

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Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for information on the people, places, and events of yesterday and today. Students, teachers, and librarians can find fast facts combined with the quality and accuracy that have made Britannica the brand to trust. A tool for both the classroom and the library, no other desk reference can compare.

Between the Pigeonholes

Author : Alison Falby
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Aldous Huxley described Gerald Heard as “that rare being—a learned man who [made] his mental home on the vacant spaces between the pigeonholes.” Heard’s off-beat interests made him a cultural and intellectual pioneer on both sides of the Atlantic in the middle decades of the twentieth century. Despite accolades from such figures as E.M. Forster, who characterized him as “one of the most penetrating minds in England,” and Christopher Isherwood, who described him upon his death as one of the “few great magic mythmakers and revealers of life’s wonder,” Heard is largely unknown today. Between the Pigeonholes is the first published full-length study of Gerald Heard. Alison Falby examines Heard’s ideas and contexts in interwar Britain and postwar America, demonstrating his significance in several important twentieth-century movements. These movements include popular science and psychology, psychical research, Eastern spirituality, pacifism, cooperativism, and Californian counter-culture. All of Heard’s involvements expressed his desire to convey religious ideas in the modern languages of biological, social, and physical science. Falby also traces Heard’s shifting political leanings from left-liberal in the early-1930s to libertarian in the early-1960s. She finds that his modernist theological approach, conventionally associated with liberal religion and politics, provided spiritual fodder for those on both the Left and the Right: Isherwood and W.H. Auden on the one hand, and Clare Boothe Luce and Spiritual Mobilization on the other. Using Heard as a prism through which to examine popular ideas, Falby shows that the twentieth century contained much political and religious heterogeneity. This heterogeneity illustrates the diverse and overlapping roots of both liberal religion and conservative politics in the twenty-first century.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture

Author : David A. Gerstner
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Provides entries on life and culture of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people since 1945, topics include dance, education, health, and politics.