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Angus Wilson (1) (1913–1991)

Autor/a de Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

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Sobre l'autor

Angus Wilson was born in Sussex, the youngest of six sons, and spent several of his childhood years in South Africa. A series of odd jobs was followed by a position in the Department of Printed Books in the British Museum, where he worked on replacing as many as possible of the 300,000 books mostra'n més destroyed during the bombing, and later as deputy superintendent of the reading room. Writing short stories on weekends, he was immediately successful. In 1955 he left the museum to become a full-time writer. James Gindin has, with some exaggeration, declared that "Angus Wilson is the best contemporary English novelist." Anglo Saxon Attitudes (1956) is a long, intricate, and witty novel that satirizes, none too gently, such sacred British institutions as the church, the universities, and Her Majesty's Government. The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot (1958) won the James Tait Black Memorial Award for fiction in 1959. The Old Men at the Zoo (1961) is a story of conflict and conscience in a microcosm, the London Zoo in the 1970s. In Late Call (1965), a retired couple face problems of readjustment when they go to live with their widowed son. No Laughing Matter (1967) traces the fortunes of a British family throughout half a century beginning in 1912. In addition to short stories and novels, Wilson wrote Emile Zola: An Introductory Study of His Novels (1952), Tempo: The Impact of Television on the Arts (1966), The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling (1977), and The World of Charles Dickens (1970). (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Angus Wilson

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) 607 exemplars
Hemlock and After (1952) 241 exemplars
The World of Charles Dickens (1970) 205 exemplars
The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot (1958) 188 exemplars
No Laughing Matter (1967) 179 exemplars
The Old Men at the Zoo (1961) — Autor — 178 exemplars
The Wrong Set and Other Stories (1949) 116 exemplars
Late Call (1964) 105 exemplars
Such Darling Dodos (1900) — Autor — 94 exemplars
The Seven Deadly Sins (1961) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
As If By Magic (1973) 81 exemplars
A Bit Off the Map (1957) 71 exemplars
Setting the World on Fire (1980) 49 exemplars
For Whom the Cloche Tolls (1953) 44 exemplars

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,060 exemplars
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Pot Luck (1882) — Introducció, algunes edicions565 exemplars
The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen (1981) — Introducció, algunes edicions475 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Col·laborador — 423 exemplars
The Penguin Book of English Short Stories (1967) — Col·laborador — 422 exemplars
The Joy of Life (1884) — Introducció, algunes edicions302 exemplars
The Pan Book of Horror Stories (1959) — Col·laborador — 152 exemplars
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Col·laborador — 152 exemplars
The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories (1972) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions116 exemplars
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
The Third Ghost Book (1955) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
Scottish Stories of Fantasy and Horror (1971) — Pròleg — 43 exemplars
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Dickens: A Collection of Critical Essays (1967) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Welsh Tales of Terror (1766) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
31 Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
The Haunted and the Haunters (1975) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
England forteller : britiske og irske noveller (1970) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
A Maugham Twelve (1966) — Editor — 8 exemplars
Meesters der Engelse vertelkunst (1957) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Demons within, & other disturbing tales (1977) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Colin Wilson, a Celebration: Essays and Recollections (1988) — Introducció — 5 exemplars
Did It Happen? (1956) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
[Anthologie de nouvelles anglaises] (2001) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Time of Your Life: An Anthology of Short Stories — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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This is a selection of poems and extracts from letters writings and diaries of and about East Anglia. It starts with "Ode to the North-West Wind" by Charles Kingsley, ends with "Granchester" by Robert Brooke and goes by way of Fanny Burney, Bede, Chaucer amongst others. I like a collection that's happy to put a smutty limerick in with the apparently more worthy writings. Some were better than others, as you'd expect, but at just 100 pages, it was wide ranging and, I think, successful in giving a flavour of the area.… (més)
Helenliz | May 18, 2023 |
Angus Wilson is brave. He also wrote this hilariously cynical book involving a wealthy family and its many branches and connections, all of them involved in lies.
burritapal | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Oct 23, 2022 |
At first this seemed not to be a promising novel; however, having read Wilson novels earlier I persisted and was rewarded.
The novel catches the prevailing moods in England in three sections; Part 1 - 1948, Part 2 (and the bulk of the novel - (1956-1957) and Part 3 - 1969. The two main characters are brothers, Piers, who has a mind full of dreams for a wonderful future for himself, and Tom a dearly loved brother, who looks at life less sanguinely. They are sons of a wealthy banking family (the Mossons) who have inhabited Tothill House in Westminster for centuries.
The legend of Phaethon forms a central theme to the novel. The fall of Phaethon is grandly depicted on the ceiling of Tothill House and a production of Lully's opera in the house is the setting for Piers' tour de force and his means of "setting the world on fire".
The world has moved on from the manners and hypocrisies of mid-Twentieth Century monied wealth. However, that world is sharply observed by Wilson. He's a master at mannered dialogue. There is fine comedy, eccentricity and a convincing treatment of the evolving mentalities of the characters through the decades. And a thunderbolt ending that references Zeus' drastic elimination of Phaethon when the latter loses control.
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ivanfranko | Apr 14, 2022 |
An inventive novel where the development of six children of down at heel parents, whose wealth has disappeared, is traced from 1912 to 1967. The family reveals itself in a series of vignettes through the decades. The inventive delivery of the novel is one of its distinguishing features. Aside from narrative, the children themselves invent a game that parodies the family, especially the snobbery and laziness of the parents; one of them, novelist Margaret, turns the family life into a fictional one of her own making, the Matthews becoming the Carmichaels, as a technique for the advancement of the story.
At times elusive, the story soon returns to the familiar, so the reader is helped by being patient and rewarded by a full and absorbing account of growing up in the first half of the Twentieth Century.

Note: My Faber Finds 2008 edition of Wilson's novel is a typographical disgrace that reveals a total absence of editing. This abomination of the printer's craft comes from, and must surely stand as the worst a print run as could be imagined. Shame on all concerned.
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ivanfranko | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Dec 15, 2021 |



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