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A.S. Byatt (1936–2023)

Autor(a) de Possession

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About the Author

A.S. Byatt was born on August 24, 1936 in Sheffield, England. She received a B.A. from Newnham College, Cambridge in 1957, did graduate study at Bryn Mawr College from 1957-58, and attended Somerville College, Oxford from 1958-59. She was a staff member in the extra-mural department at the mostrar mais University of London from 1962-71. From 1968-69, she was also a part-time lecturer in the liberal studies department of the Central School of Art and Design, London. She was a lecturer at University College from 1972-80 and then senior lecturer from 1981-83. She became a full-time writer in 1983. Her works include The Biographer's Tale, The Virgin in the Garden, Babel Tower, A Whistling Woman, and The Children's Book. She also wrote numerous collections of short stories including Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, Elementals, and Little Black Book of Stories. Byatt received the English Speaking Union fellowship in 1957-58, the Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1983, the Silver Pen Award for Still Life, and the Booker Prize for Possession: A Romance in 1990. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de A.S. Byatt

Possession (1990) 12,864 cópias
The Children's Book (2009) 3,785 cópias
Angels & Insects (1992) 2,144 cópias
Babel Tower (1996) 1,905 cópias
The Virgin in the Garden (1978) 1,741 cópias
Still Life (1985) 1,424 cópias
The Matisse Stories (1993) 1,182 cópias
The Biographer's Tale (2000) 1,171 cópias
Little Black Book of Stories (2003) 1,006 cópias
A Whistling Woman (2002) 909 cópias
Ragnarok: The End of the Gods (2011) 900 cópias
The Game (1967) 729 cópias
Sugar and Other Stories (1987) 491 cópias
The Shadow of the Sun (1964) 437 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Editor — 189 cópias
Portraits in Fiction (2001) 83 cópias
Deadly Sins (1994) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Memory (1769) 48 cópias
Writers on Artists (2001) 38 cópias
Vintage Byatt (2004) 22 cópias
Morpho Eugenia {novella} (1992) — Autor — 20 cópias
New Writing 4 (1995) — Editor — 11 cópias
BP Portrait Award 2003 (2003) 7 cópias
New Writing 6 (1997) 7 cópias
Edmund De Waal 'from Zero' (2010) 6 cópias
Iris Murdoch (1976) 5 cópias
The Frederica Quartet (2003) 5 cópias
On The Conjugial Angel (2021) 2 cópias
The Women Writers Handbook (2020) 2 cópias
Possession | Angels & Insects — Autor — 2 cópias
Création (1996) 2 cópias
Dolls' Eyes [short fiction] (2013) 2 cópias
The July Ghost (1991) 2 cópias
Cold {story} 2 cópias
2001 1 exemplar(es)
Envy {story} 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

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My Ántonia (1918) — Introdução, algumas edições13,468 cópias
The Magic Mountain (1924) — Introdução, algumas edições9,509 cópias
The Mill on the Floss (1860) — Introdução, algumas edições8,620 cópias
O Pioneers! (1913) — Introdução, algumas edições6,253 cópias
Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) — Introdução, algumas edições5,860 cópias
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The Bostonians (1886) — Introdução, algumas edições2,731 cópias
The Bell (1958) — Introdução, algumas edições2,026 cópias
The Professor's House (1925) — Introdução, algumas edições1,924 cópias
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights (2001) — Introdução, algumas edições1,774 cópias
A Lost Lady (1923) — Contribuinte — 1,606 cópias
A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction (2012) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,228 cópias
The Annotated Brothers Grimm (2004) — Introdução, algumas edições1,138 cópias
The Pink Fairy Book (1897) — Introdução, algumas edições954 cópias
The House in Paris (1935) — Introdução, algumas edições877 cópias
Shadows on the Rock (1931) — Introdução, algumas edições861 cópias
Traitor's Purse (1941) — Introdução, algumas edições812 cópias
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute: Stories (1974) — Introdução, algumas edições683 cópias
The Quest for Corvo : An Experiment in Biography (1934) — Introdução, algumas edições588 cópias
The History of England (1791) — Introdução, algumas edições586 cópias
The Little Disturbances of Man (1959) — Introdução, algumas edições532 cópias
The Brontes Went to Woolworths (1931) — Introdução, algumas edições493 cópias
Song of Songs {broadside} (1935) — Prefácio, algumas edições387 cópias
The Fifth Queen Trilogy (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições362 cópias
Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 334 cópias
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales (1998) — Contribuinte, algumas edições298 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Contribuinte — 265 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection (1996) — Contribuinte — 240 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection (1993) — Contribuinte — 210 cópias
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (2008) — Contribuinte — 178 cópias
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contribuinte — 152 cópias
Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings (1990) — Editor — 143 cópias
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (2006) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
The Literary Ghost: Great Contemporary Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Best European Fiction 2013 (2012) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Possession [2002 film] (2002) — Original novel — 72 cópias
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Ovid Metamorphosed (2000) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The Man of Fifty (1821) — Prefácio, algumas edições61 cópias
The Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm (2010) — Introdução — 56 cópias
The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease (2008) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
A Virago Keepsake to Celebrate Twenty Years of Publishing (1993) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Dramatic Monologues (1991) — Selection and Introduction — 47 cópias
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
La Bible (1990) — Prefácio — 25 cópias
Angels and Insects [1995 film] (2002) — Original novel — 20 cópias
Best Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Founders and Followers (1992) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection (2008) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Great fairytales, part 3, Love (2009) — Posfácio — 2 cópias
Finding the place : selected essays on English literature (1994) — Introdução — 1 exemplar(es)
[Anthologie de nouvelles anglaises] (2001) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Het beste uit Rainbow : een Bijenkorf selectie (1994) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Duffy, Antonia Susan
Outros nomes
Byatt, Antonia Susan
Drabble, Antonia Susan (meisjesnaam)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
University of Cambridge (BA|1957|Newnham College)
Bryn Mawr College
University of Oxford (Somerville College)
short-story writer
Duffy, Peter (husband)
Byatt, Ian Charles Rayner (first husband)
Drabble, Margaret (sister)
Langdon, Helen (sister)
Holroyd, Michael (brother-in-law)
Swift, Rebecca (1) (niece) (mostrar todas 7)
Swift, Joe (nephew)
University of London (University College)
Central School of Art and Design
Order of the British Empire (Commander, 1990)
Order of the British Empire (Dame Commander, 1999)
Premio Malaparte (1995)
Shakespeare Prize (2002)
Booker Prize (1990)
Park Kyong-ni Prize (2017) (mostrar todas 17)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014)
Aga Khan Prize for Fiction (1995)
PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award (1986)
Irish Times International Fiction Prize (1990)
Commonwealth Writers Prize (1991)
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (1998)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize (2010)
Erasmus Prize (2016)
Fellow, British Academy (2017)
Golden Plate Award from American Academy of Achievement (2017)
Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award (2018)
Pequena biografia
Antonia Susan Drabble was born in Yorkshire and educated at a Quaker school in York. After studying at Cambridge University and Bryn Mawr College, she did postgraduate work at Oxford University. In 1959, she married Ian Charles Rayner Byatt and had two children; she later married Peter John Duffy and had two more children. She goes by the pen name A.S. Byatt. She taught in the Extra-Mural Department of London University and the Central School of Art and Design, and in 1972 became full-time Lecturer in English and American Literature at University College, London. She left in 1983 to concentrate on her writing full-time. She has travelled widely to lecture and talk about her work, often with the British Council, and was Chairman of the Society of Authors between 1986 and 1988. She has served on the judging panels for a number of literary prizes, including the Booker Prize for Fiction, and is recognised as a distinguished critic, contributing regularly to journals and newspapers including the Times Literary Supplement, The Independent and the Sunday Times, as well as to BBC radio and television programs. Her first novel, Shadow of a Sun, was published in 1964. A.S. Byatt was awarded a CBE in 1990 and a DBE in 1999.



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - SHEFFIELD em 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (Junho 2017)
***Group Read of The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt em 2015 Category Challenge (Abril 2015)
JULY: Reading A. S. Byatt em Monthly Author Reads (Setembro 2011)


This book is bi-polar. It goes from fantastic to freaking boring every 10 pages. If the book had been 50 pages instead of 100, it would have been great. Byatt's prose is great (at times), but oh, all those enumerations... :(
jd7h | outras 56 resenhas | Feb 18, 2024 |
This was a difficult read but I'm glad I made it through. I would characterize it as a literary romantic mystery. Two literature scholars work together to determine if two Victorian poets had an otherwise unknown romance, using letters, journals and poems to discover the truth. Some of what made it difficult for me included the poems (many quite long, covering multiple pages), which included some clues (and to be completely honest I did not completely read every poem...) and also the fact that while the scholars lived in the 80's, the way they talked made me think they were also from the Victorian era.

The mystery was worth it though, and the author managed to include some suspense by arranging a bit of UK/US competition over the rights to the discovery.
… (mais)
LisaMorr | outras 287 resenhas | Feb 12, 2024 |
Just couldn't make it through this one. Felt a bit like mental masturbation to start with. I just couldn't get a feel for the characters and the plot seemed to be stagnating. I made it more than half way through, so it isn't like I didn't give it a chance. I have too many other books to read to waste my time with this one.
njcur | outras 287 resenhas | Jan 20, 2024 |
I loved this book when I read it, but it did not hold up to a reread (for me at least).

Byatt's evocation of nineteenth-century literature is genius, and the epistolary passages at the heart of the book were very enjoyable to reread. However, the mystery / satire / melodrama, while fun and engaging the first time through, wasn't meaty enough to capture my attention this time around.

As a novel of ideas, it may have more going on than I give it credit for; I wasn't in the mood to think deeply about literary criticism and cultural paradigms. Instead I wanted complex characters and that's really not what this book is trying to do.… (mais)
raschneid | outras 287 resenhas | Dec 19, 2023 |


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