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The Desperado Age

British Literature at the Start of the Third Millennium





DANNIE ABSE (22 September 1923)

After Every Green Thing, Hutchinson, 1948
Walking Under Water, Hutchinson, 1952
Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve, Hutchinson, 1954
Fire in Heaven, Hutchinson, 1956
Some Corner of an English Field, Hutchinson, 1956
Tenants of the House: Poems 1951-1956, Hutchinson, 1957
Poems, Golders Green, Hutchinson, 1962
Poems! Dannie Abse: A Selection, Vista, 1963
Modern European Verse (editor), Vista, 1964
Medicine on Trial, Aldus, 1967
Three Questor Plays, Scorpion, 1967
A Small Desperation, Hutchinson, 1968
Demo, Sceptre Press, 1969
O. Jones, O. Jones, Hutchinson, 1970
Selected Poems, Hutchinson, 1970
Funland and Other Poems, Hutchinson, 1973
A Poet in the Family, Hutchinson, 1974
Collected Poems 1948-1976, Hutchinson, 1977
My Medical School, Robson, 1978
Pythagoras, Hutchinson, 1979
Way Out in the Centre, Hutchinson, 1981
A Strong Dose of Myself, Hutchinson, 1983
Doctors and Patients (editor), Oxford University Press, 1984
Ask the Bloody Horse, Hutchinson, 1986
Journals From the Ant Heap, Hutchinson, 1986
Voices in the Gallery: Poems and Pictures (editor with Joan Abse), Tate Gallery, 1986
The Music Lover's Literary Companion (editor with Joan Abse), Robson, 1988
The Hutchinson Book of Post-War British Poetry (editor), Hutchinson, 1989
White Coat, Purple Coat: Collected Poems 1948-1988, Hutchinson, 1989
Remembrance of Crimes Past: Poems 1986-1989, Hutchinson, 1990
The View from Row G: Three Plays, Seren, 1990
There Was A Young Man From Cardiff, Hutchinson, 1991
The Gregory Anthology 1991-1993 (editor with A. Stevenson), Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994
Intermittent Journals, Seren, 1994
On the Evening Road, Hutchinson, 1994
Selected Poems, Penguin, 1994
Twentieth-Century Anglo-Welsh Poetry (editor), Seren, 1997
Welsh Retrospective, Seren, 1997
Arcadia, One Mile, Hutchinson, 1998
Encounters, Hearing Eye, 2001
Goodbye, Twentieth Century: An Autobiography, Pimlico, 2001
New and Collected Poems, Hutchinson, 2002
The Strange Case of Dr Simmonds & Dr Glas, Robson, 2002



Ouch, London, 1971

London Lickpenny, London, 1973

Notes for a New Culture: An Essay on Modernism, London, 1976

Country Life, London, 1978

Dressing Up. Transvestism and Drag: The History of an Obsession, London, 1979;  New York, 1979

Ezra Pound and His World, London, 1980; New York, 1980

The Great Fire of London, London, 1982; Chicago, 1988

The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde, London, 1983; New York, 1983

T.S. Eliot, London, 1984, published in the U.S. as T.S. Eliot: A Life, New York, 1984

Hawksmoor, London, 1985; New York, 1985

The Diversions of Purley and Other Poems, London, 1987

Chatterton, London, 1987; New York, 1988

First Light, London, 1989; New York, 1989

Dickens, London, 1990; published in the U.S. as Dickens, Life and Times, New York, 1990

Introduction to Dickens, London, 1991; New York, 1991

English Music, London, 1992; New York, 1992

The House of Doctor Dee, London, 1993; London & New York, 1994

Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, London, 1994; published in the U.S. as The The Trial of Elizabeth Cree: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders, New York, 1995

Blake, London, 1995, published in the U.S. as Blake: A Biography, New York, 1996

Milton in America, London, 1996; New York, 1997

The Life of Thomas More, London, 1998; New York, 1998

The Plato Papers: A Novel, London, 1999, published in the U.S. as The Plato Papers: A                 

Prophesy, New York, 2000

London. The Biography, London, 2000



The Rachel Papers, Cape, 1973
Dead Babies, Cape, 1975
Success, Cape, 1978
Other People: A Mystery Story, Cape, 1981
Invasion of the Space Invaders, Hutchinson, 1982
Money: A Suicide Note, Cape, 1984
The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America, Cape, 1986
Einstein's Monsters, Cape, 1987
London Fields, Cape, 1989
Time's Arrow, Cape, 1991
Visiting Mrs Nabokov and Other Excursions, Cape, 1993
The Information, Flamingo, 1995
Night Train, Cape, 1997
Heavy Water and Other Stories, Cape, 1998
Experience, Cape, 2000
The War Against Cliché, Cape, 2001
Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million, Cape, 2002


Metroland. London: Picador, 1980.

Before She Met Me. London: Picador, 1982.

Flaubert’s Parrot. London: Picador, 1984.

Staring at the Sun. London: Picador, 1986.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. London: Picador, 1989.

Talking It Over. London: Picador, 1991.

The Porcupine. London: Picador, 1992.

Cross Channel. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996.

England, England. London: Jonathan Cape, 1998.

Love, etc. London: Jonathan Cape, 2000.


As Dan Kavanagh:

Duffy, 1980. Fiddle City, 1981. Putting the Boot In, 1985. Going to the Dogs, 1987 (All in  The Duffy Omnibus, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991.)



The Ripple Tank Experiment, Lagan Press, 1999

The Poet’s Ivy, Lagan Press, 2003


MALCOLM BRADBURY (7 September 1932-2000)

Eating People Is Wrong, London: Secker & Warburg, 1959

Phogey! or How to Have Class in a Classless Society, London: Parrish, 1960.

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go: The Poor Man's Guide to the Affluent Society,                                               London: Parrish, 1962

Evelyn Waugh, Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1964

Stepping Westward, London: Secker & Warburg, 1965

Two Poets, Bradbury and Allan Radway. Nottingham: Byron Press, 1966.

What Is a Novel? London: Arnold, 1969.

Contemporary Criticism, edited by Bradbury and David Palmer, London: Arnold, 1970

The Social Context of Modern English Literature, Oxford: Blackwell, 1971

Possibilities: Essays on the State of the Novel, London & New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.

The History Man, London: Secker & Warburg, 1975

Who Do You Think You Are? Stories and Parodies, London: Secker & Warburg, 1976.

The Novel Today: Contemporary Writers on Modern Fiction, edited by Bradbury.                          

Manchester: University of Manchester Press, 1977

Saul Bellow. London & New York: Methuen, 1982.

Rates of Exchange, London: Secker & Warburg, 1983

The Modern American Novel, Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1983; revised edition, 1992.

Why Come to Slaka? London: Secker & Warburg, 1986

Cuts: A Very Short Novel, London: Hutchinson, 1987

No, Not Bloomsbury, London: Deutsch, 1987

My Strange Quest for Mensonge: Structuralism's Hidden Hero, London: Deutsch, 1987

The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories, edited by Bradbury. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1987

The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, London: Secker & Warburg, 1988

Unsent Letters: Irreverent Notes from a Literary Life, London: Deutsch, 1988; revised edition with new material, London & New York: Penguin, 1995.

Doctor Criminale, London: Secker & Warburg, 1992

The Modern British Novel, London: Secker & Warburg, 1993

Dangerous Pilgrimages: Transatlantic Mythologies and the Novel, London: Secker & Warburg, 1995

Inside Trading: A Comedy in Three Acts, London: Methuen/Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997.

To the Hermitage, London: Picador, 2000


ALAN BROWNJOHN (28 July 1931)


Travellers Alone,  Heron Press, 1954 

The Railings, Digby Press, 1961

The Lions’ Mouths, Digby Press, 1961

Sandgrains on a Tray, Macmillan, 1969

Warrior’s Career, Macmillan, 1969

Brownjohn's Beasts, Secker & Warburg, 1970

The Little Red Bus Book, Inter-Action, 1972

A Song of Good Life, Secker & Warburg, 1975

A Night in the Gazebo, Secker & Warburg, 1980

Collected Poems, (re-issued 1988) Hutchinson, 1983

The Old Flea-Pit, Hutchinson, 1987

The Observation Car, Hutchinson, 1990

In the Cruel Arcade, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994

The Cat without E-Mail, Enitharmon Press, London, 2001



To Clear the River, (as John Berrington) Heinemann, 1964

The Way You Tell Them: A Yarn of the Nineties, André Deutsch, 1990

The Long Shadows, Dewi Lewis, 1997

A Funny Old Year, Dewi Lewis, 2001



Philip Larkin, Longman, 1975



The Malayan Trilogy, 1956-1959

The Doctor Is sick, 1960

The Right to answer, 1960

One Hand Clapping, 1961

Devil of a State, 1961

The Worm and the Ring, 1961

The Wanting Seed, 1962

A Clockwork Orange, 1962

Honey for the Bears, 1963

Inside Mr. Enderby, 1963

Nothing like the Sun, 1964

Tremor of Intent, 1965

Enderby Outside, 1968

Urgent Copy, 1968

MF, 1971

Napoleon Symphony, 1974

The Clockwork Testament (or Enderby’s End), 1974

Beard’s Roman Woman, 1976

Abba Abba, 1977

1985, 1978

Earthly Powers, 1980

The End of the World’s News, 1982

Enderby’s Dark Lady, 1984

The Kingdom of the Wicked, 1985

The Pianoplayers, 1986

Any Old Iron, 1989

The Devil’s Mode, 1989

Mozart and the Wolf Gang, 1991

Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy, 1992

A Dead man in Deptford, 1993

Byrne: A Novel, 1997


CATHERINE BYRON (22 August 1947)

Settlements, Durham: Taxus Press, 1985

Samhain, Leicester: Taxus Aril, 1987

Out of Step: Pursuing Seamus Heaney to Purgatory, Bristol: Loxwood Stoneleigh, 1992

The Fat-Hen Field Hospital, Bristol: Loxwood Stoneleigh, 1993

Settlements & Samhain, Bristol: Loxwood Stoneleigh, 1993

The Three Shes, Dusseldorf, Germany: Verlag der Handzeichen, 1994

The Getting of Vellum, Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Ireland: Salmon Publishing, 2000



The Storms, Macmillan, London, 1968                                                                                  

Mortal Fire, Macmillan, London, 1970

Mortal Fire: Selected Poems, Agenda Editions, London,1976

Cross Channel, Hippopotamus Press, Frome, 1977

One Another, Agenda Editions, London/Carcanet New Press, Manchester, 1978

Too Much of Water, Agenda Editions, London, 1983

A Set of Darts: Epigrams for the Nineties (with W.S. Milne and Robert Richardson), Big Little Poem Books, Grimsby, 1990

Earth Light, Hippopotamus Press, Frome, 1991

Edge to Edge: New and Selected Poems, Anvil, London,1996

Da Capo, Agenda Editions, London, 1997 


MICHAEL DONAGHY (24 May 1954-2004)

Slivers, Thompson Hill Press, 1985
Machines, Circle Press, 1986
Shibboleth, Oxford University Press, 1988
Smith, Triangular Press, 1989
Errata, Oxford University Press, 1993
Wallflowers: A Lecture on Poetry, Poetry Society, 1999
Conjure, Picador, 2000
Dances Learned Last Night: Poems 1975-1995, Picador, 2000



Ivy Leaves and Arrows, Bloodaxe, 1986
Turbulence, Giant Steps, 1988
Kissing A Bone, Bloodaxe, 1996
Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets (editor) Bloodaxe, 1997
Sound Barrier, Bloodaxe, 2002



Chocolate and Salt, Mandeville Press, 1990

The Poetry of W.B. Yeats, Penguin Books, 1990

The Man in the White Suit, Bloodaxe Books,  1999


IAN DUHIG (9 February 1954)

The Bradford Count, Bloodaxe, 1991

The Mersey Goldfish, Bloodaxe, 1994

Nominies, Bloodaxe, 1998

The Lammas Hireling,  Picador, 2003



Cages, Macmillan UK; Dufour Editions, USA, 1966

To See the Matter Clearly, Macmillan UK; Dufour Editions, USA, 1968

The Region`s Violence, Hutchinson or Century Hutchinson, Hutchinson,UK, 1973

Another Full Moon, Hutchinson or Century Hutchinson, Hutchinson,UK, 1976

Sibyls and Others, Hutchinson or Century Hutchinson, Hutchinson,UK, 1980

Fifteen to Infinity, Hutchinson or Century Hutchinson, Hutchinson,UK, 1983

Selected Poems, Hutchinson or Century Hutchinson, Hutchinson,UK, 1987

The Knot, Hutchinson or Century Hutchinson, Hutchinson,UK,1990                            

This Time of Year, Sinclair-Stevenson UK, 1994

Selected Poems, Sinclair-Stevenson UK, 1995 (updated new edition)

Sugar-Paper Blue, Bloodaxe Books UK, Dufour Editions USA, 1997

Burning Wire, Bloodaxe Books UK, Dufour Editions USA, 2002


U.A. FANTHORPE (29 July 1929)

Side Effects, Peterloo Poets, 1978          

Standing To, Peterloo Poets, 1982

Voices Off, Peterloo Poets, 1984

Selected Poems, Peterloo Poets, 1986

A Watching Brief, Peterloo Poets, 1987

Neck-Verse, Peterloo Poets, 1992

Safe as Houses, Peterloo Poets, 1995

Consequences, Peterloo Poets, 2000    

Christmas Poems, Enitharmon Press, 2002


JOHN FOWLES (31 March 1926-2005)

The Collector, Cape, 1963
The Aristos: A Self-Portrait in Ideas, Cape, 1965
The Magus, Cape (revised edition 1977), 1966
The French Lieutenant's Woman, Cape, 1969
Poems, Ecco Press, New York, 1973
The Ebony Tower, Cape, 1974
Daniel Martin, Cape, 1977
Islands, Cape, 1978
Mantissa, Cape, 1982
Short History of Lyme Regis (editor), Dovecote Press, 1982
A Maggot, Cape, 1985
The Tree, Sumach Press, 1992
Wormholes: Essays and Occasional Writings, Cape, 1998

JOHN FULLER (1 January 1937)

Fairground Music, Chatto & Windus, 1961
The Tree That Walked, Chatto & Windus, 1967
The Art of Love, The Review, 1968
Herod Do Your Worst, Novello, 1968
The Labours of Hercules: A Sonnet Sequence, Manchester Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1970
A Reader's Guide to W. H. Auden, Thames & Hudson, 1970
Squeaking Crust, Chatto & Windus, 1970
The Wreck, Turret Books, 1970
Boys in a Pie, Steam Press, 1972
Cannibals and Missionaries, Secker & Warburg, 1972
The Sonnet, Methuen, 1972
The Spider Monkey Uncle King, Novello, 1972
Epistles to Several Persons, Secker & Warburg, 1973
Hut Groups, Cellar Press, 1973
The Last Bid, André Deutsch, 1975
The Mountain in the Sea, Secker & Warburg, 1975
Lies and Secrets, Secker & Warburg, 1979
The Extraordinary Wool Mill and Other Stories, André Deutsch, 1980
The Illusionists, Secker & Warburg, 1980
Selected Poems 1954-1982, Secker & Warburg, 1982
Waiting for the Music, Salamander Press, 1982
The Beautiful Inventions, Secker & Warburg, 1983
Come Aboard and Sail Away, Salamander Press, 1983
Flying to Nowhere, Salamander Press, 1983
The Adventures of Speedfall, Salamander Press, 1985
Selected Poems, Secker & Warburg, 1985
Partingtime Hall  (with James Fenton), Salamander Press, 1987
The Grey Among the Green, Chatto & Windus, 1988
Tell It Me Again, Chatto & Windus, 1988
The Burning Boys, Chatto & Windus, 1989
Look Twice, Chatto & Windus, 1991
The Mechanical Body, Chatto & Windus, 1991
The Worm and the Star, Chatto & Windus, 1993
The Chatto Book of Love Poetry (editor and introduction), Chatto & Windus, 1995
Collected Poems, Chatto & Windus, 1996
Stones and Fires, Chatto & Windus, 1996
A Skin Diary, Chatto & Windus, 1997
W. H. Auden: A Commentary, Faber and Faber, 1998
The Oxford Book of Sonnets  (editor), Oxford University Press, 2000
The Memoirs of Laetitia Horsepole, by Herself, Chatto & Windus, 2001
Now and for a Time, Chatto & Windus, 2002



Lanark, Canongate, 1981
Unlikely Stories, Mostly, Canongate, 1983
1982 Janine, Cape, 1984
The Fall of Kelvin Walker: A Fable of the Sixties, Canongate, 1985
Lean Tales (contributor), Cape, 1985
Old Negatives: Four Verse Sequences, Cape, 1989
McGrotty and Ludmilla, Dog and Bone, 1990
Something Leather, Cape, 1990
Poor Things, Bloomsbury, 1992
Why Scots Should Rule Scotland, Canongate, 1992
Ten Tales Tall and True, Bloomsbury, 1993
A History Maker, Canongate, 1994
Mavis Belfrage, Bloomsbury, 1996
Working Legs: A Play for Those Without Them, Dog and Bone, 1997
The Book of Prefaces (editor), Bloomsbury, 2000
Sixteen Occasional Poems, Morag McAlpine, 2000


ALDOUS HUXLEY (1894-1963)

Crome Yellow, London: Chatto & Windus,  1921

Antic Hay, London/New York: Chatto & Windus/Doran, 1923

Those Barren Leaves, London/New York: Chatto & Windus/Doran, 1925

Point Counter Point, London/Garden City, N.Y.: Chatto & Windus/Doubleday, Doran & Co. Inc., 1928

Brave New World, London/Garden City, N.Y.: Chatto & Windus/ Doubleday, Doran & Co. Inc., 1932

Eyeless in Gaza, London/New York: Chatto & Windus/ Harper & Brothers, 1936 

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, London/New York: Chatto & Windus/Harper & Brothers, 1939

Time Must Have a Stop, New York: Harper & Brothers (London: Chatto & Windus, 1945), 1944

Ape and Essence, New York: Harper & Brothers (London: Chatto & Windus, 1949), 1948

The Genius and the Goddess, London/New York: Chatto & Windus/Harper & Brothers, 1955

Island, London/New York: Chatto & Windus/ Harper & Row, 1962



A Violent Country, Oxford University Press, 1969

Truce, Sycamore Press, 1973

After Dark, Oxford University Press, 1973

Dreams of the Dead, Oxford University Press, 1977

Mister Punch, Oxford University Press, 1984

Selected Poems, Oxford University Press, 1989

Gawain (libretto), Universal Edition, 1991

Storybook Hero, Sycamore Press, 1992

News from the Front, Oxford University Press, 1993

The Potted Priest, Five Seasons Press/Snickersnee, 1997

A Bird’s Idea of Flight, Faber & Faber, 1998

Marriage, Faber & Faber 2002

From an Inland Sea,  a novel, Viking, 1985/Penguin, 1986


SELIMA HILL (13 October 1945)

Saying Hello at the Station, Chatto & Windus, 1984

My Darling Camel, Chatto & Windus, 1988

The Accumulation of Small Acts of Kindness, Chatto & Windus, 1989

A Little Book of Meat, Bloodaxe Books, 1993

Trembling Hearts in the Bodies of Dogs: New & Selected Poems,  Bloodaxe Books, 1994

Violet, Bloodaxe Books, 1997

Bunny, Bloodaxe Books, 2001 

Portrait of My Lover as a Horse, Bloodaxe Books, 2002



A Pale View of Hills, Faber and Faber, 1982

An Artist of the Floating World, Faber and Faber, 1986

The Remains of the Day, Faber and Faber, 1989

The Unconsoled, Faber and Faber, 1995

When We Were Orphans, Faber and Faber, 2000


MIMI KHALVATI (28 April 1944)

I Know a Place, Dent Children's Books, 1985
Persian Miniatures/A Belfast Kiss, Smith/Doorstop, 1990
In White Ink, Carcanet, 1991
Mirrorwork, Carcanet, 1995
Entries on Light, Carcanet, 1997
Selected Poems, Carcanet, 2000
Tying the Song: A First Anthology from the Poetry School 1997-2000 (co-editor with Pascale Petit), Enitharmon, 2000
The Chine, Carcanet, 2002


PHILIP LARKIN (1922-1985)

The North Ship, The Fortune Press, 1945
Jill, Fortune Press, 1946     

A Girl In Winter, Faber and Faber, 1947                                                                                  

XX Poems, Self-published, 1951                                                                                             

The Fantasy Poets, Philip Larkin, No. 21, The Fantasy Press,  1954                                      

The Less Deceived, The Marvell Press, 1955                                                                      

The Whitsun Weddings, Faber and Faber, 1964                                                                     

All What Jazz: A Record Diary 1961-68, Faber and Faber, 1970                                                      

The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse chosen by Philip Larkin, Oxford University Press, 1973                                                                                                             

High Windows, Faber and Faber, 1974                                                                        

Required Writing: Miscellaneous Pieces 1955-1982, Faber and Faber, 1983                        

Collected Poems edited by Anthony Thwaite, Marvell/Faber and Faber, 1988



The Grass is Singing, Michael Joseph, 1950
This Was the Old Chief's Country (Collected African Stories Volume 1), Michael Joseph, 1951
Martha Quest (Book 1: The Children of Violence Series), Michael Joseph, 1952
Five Short Novels, Michael Joseph, 1953
A Proper Marriage (Book 2: The Children of Violence Series), Michael Joseph, 1954
Retreat to Innocence, Michael Joseph, 1956
Going Home, MacGibbon & Kee, 1957
The Habit of Loving, MacGibbon & Kee, 1957
A Ripple from the Storm (Book 3 The Children of Violence Series) Michael Joseph, 1958
In Pursuit of the English (a documentary), MacGibbon & Kee, 1960
The Golden Notebook, Michael Joseph, 1962
A Man and Two Women, MacGibbon & Kee, 1963
African Stories, Michael Joseph, 1964
Landlocked (Book 4 The Children of Violence Series), MacGibbon & Kee, 1965
The Black Madonna, Panther, 1966
Particularly Cats, Michael Joseph, 1967
The Four-Gated City (Book 5 The Children of Violence Series), MacGibbon & Kee, 1969
Briefing for a Descent into Hell, Cape, 1971
The Story of a Non-Marrying Man and Other Stories, Cape, 1972
The Summer Before the Dark, Cape, 1973
The Sun Between Their Feet (Collected African Stories Volume 2), Michael Joseph, 1973
The Memoirs of a Survivor, Octagon Press, 1975
To Room Nineteen (Collected Stories Volume 1), Cape, 1978
The Temptation of Jack Orkney (Collected Stories Volume 2), Cape, 1978
Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta (Canopus in Argos series), Cape, 1979
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five (Canopus in Argos series), Cape, 1980
The Sirian Experiments (Canopus in Argos series), Cape, 1981
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos series), Cape, 1982
Diary of a Good Neighbour (as Jane Somers), Michael Joseph, 1983
Documents Relating to the Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire (Canopus in Argos Series), Cape, 1983
If the Old Could... (published as 'The Diaries of Jane Somers'), Michael Joseph, 1984
The Good Terrorist, Cape, 1985
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside, Cape, 1987
The Wind Blows Away Our Words, Pan, 1987
The Fifth Child, Cape, 1988
A Doris Lessing Reader, Cape, 1989
African Laughter, HarperCollins, 1992
London Observed: Stories and Sketches, HarperCollins, 1992
Under My Skin, HarperCollins, 1994
Spies I Have Known and Other Stories, CollinsEducational, 1995
Love, Again, Flamingo, 1996
Walking in the Shade: Volume II of My Autobiography 1949-1962, HarperCollins, 1997
Mara and Dann: An Adventure, HarperCollins, 1999
Ben, in the World, Flamingo, 2000
The Sweetest Dream, Flamingo, 2001


DAVID LODGE (28 January 1935)


The Picturegoers , MacGibbon & Kee, 1960

Ginger, You're Barmy , MacGibbon & Kee, 1962

The British Museum is Falling Down, MacGibbon & Kee, 1965

Out of the Shelter, (revised edition 1985) Macmillan , 1970

Changing Places,  Secker & Warburg, 1975

How Far Can You Go?, Secker & Warburg, 1980
Small World, Secker & Warburg, 1984

Nice Work,  Secker & Warburg, 1988

Paradise News, Secker & Warburg, 1991 

The Writing Game (play), Secker & Warburg, 1991

Therapy, Secker & Warburg, 1995

Home Truths  (play), Secker & Warburg, 1999

Thinks…, Secker & Warburg, 2001 


Literary criticism
Graham Greene, Columbia University Press, 1966                                                                      Language of Fiction: Essays in Criticism and Verbal Analysis of the English Novel,                                Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1966                                                                      

Evelyn Waugh, Columbia University Press, 1971                                                                            

The Novelist at the Crossroads and Other Essays on Fiction and Criticism, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971                                                                                            

The Modes of Modern Writing: Metaphor, Metonymy and the Typology of Modern                            

Literature, Edward Arnold, 1977                                                                              

Working with Structuralism: Essays and Reviews in 19th and 20th Century Literature, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981                                                                   

Write On: Occasional Essays 1965-1985, Secker & Warburg, 1986

After Bakhtin: Essays on Fiction and Criticism, Routledge, 1990                                                   

The Art of Fiction, Secker & Warburg, 1992       

The Practice of Writing, Secker & Warburg, 1996   
Consciousness and the Novel, Secker & Warburg, 2002  


JOHN MOLE (12 October, 1941)


The Love Horse, E.J.Morten, 1973

A Partial Light, Dent, 1975

Our Ship, Secker & Warburg, 1977

From the House Opposite, Secker & Warburg, 1979

Feeding the Lake, Secker & Warburg, 1982

In and Out of the Apple, Secker & Warburg, 1984

Homing, Secker & Warburg, 1987

Depending on the Light, Peterloo, 1993

Selected Poems, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995

For the Moment, Peterloo, 2000


For children

Once There Were Dragons: A Book of Riddles in Words and Pictures ( with Mary Norman ), Deutsch, 1979

Boo to a Goose, Peterloo, 1987

The Mad Parrot's Countdown, Peterloo, 1990

Catching the Spider, Blackie, 1990

The Conjuror's Rabbit, Blackie, 1992

Hot Air, Hodder, 1996

Copy Cat ( with Bee Willey ), Kingfisher, 1997

The Dummy's Dilemma, Hodder, 1999

The Wonder Dish, Oxford, 2002



Passing Judgements; Poetry in the Eighties, Bristol Classical Press, 1989


SEAN O’BRIEN (19 December 1952)

The Indoor Park, Bloodaxe, 1983
The Frighteners, Bloodaxe , 1987
Boundary Beach, Ulsterman Publications, 1989
HMS Glasshouse, Oxford University Press, 1991
A Rarity, Carnivorous Arpeggio , 1993
Ghost Train, Oxford University Press, 1995
The Ideology, Smith/Doorstep, 1997
The Deregulated Muse: Essays on Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, Bloodaxe, 1998
The Firebox: Poetry in Britain and Ireland after 1945 (editor) Picador, 1998
Downriver, Picador, 2001
Cousin Coat: Selected Poems 1976-2001, Picador, 2002



Razorblades and Pencils, Sycamore Press, 1984
Poaching Rights, Gallery Press, Dublin, 1987
The Weakness, Chatto & Windus, 1991
Gunpowder, Chatto & Windus, 1995
Here Nor There, Chatto & Windus, 1999
Outliving, Chatto & Windus, 2003


GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950)

Animal Farm; a Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, 1945.

Burmese Days: a Novel, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934.

A Clergyman's Daughter, London: V. Gollancz ltd., 1935.

Coming Up for Air, London: V. Gollancz, ltd., 1939.

Keep the Aspidistra Flying, London: V. Gollancz, ltd., 1936.

Nineteen Eighty-Four, a Novel, London: Secker & Warburg, 1949.

Down and Out in Paris and London, London: V. Gollancz ltd., 1933.

Homage to Catalonia, London: Secker & Warburg, 1938.

The Road to Wigan Pier, London: V. Gollancz ltd., 1937.


PASCALE PETIT (20 December 1953)

The Zoo Father, Seren, UK, 2001
Heart of a Deer, Enitharmon, UK, 1998
Icefall Climbing, Smith/Doorstop, UK, 1994


PETER REDGROVE ( 2 January 1932-2003)

The Collector and Other Poems

The Nature of Cold Weather and Other Poems

At the White Monument and Other Poems

The Force and Other Poems

Work in Progress

Dr Faust's Sea-Spiral Spirit and Other Poems

Three Pieces for Voices

Sons of My Skin: Selected Poems 1954—74

From Every Chink of the Ark

The Weddings at Nether Powers

The Apple-Broadcast and Other New Poems

The Working of Water

The Man Named East and Other New Poems

The Mudlark Poems & Grand Buveur

The Moon Disposes: Poems 1954— 1987

In the Hall of the Saurians

The First Earthquake

Dressed as for a Tarot Pack

Under the Reservoir

The Laborators

My Fathers Trapdoors


Assembling a Ghost

Orchard End


CAROL RUMENS (10 December 1944)

A Strange Girl in Bright Colours, Quartet Books, 1973

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Direct Dialing, Chatto, 1985

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From Berlin to Heaven, Chatto, 1989

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Best China Sky, Bloodaxe, 1995

Holding Pattern, Blackstaff. 1998

The Miracle Diet, Bloodaxe, 1998

Hex, Bloodaxe, 2002

Plato Park, novel, Chatto, 1988


EVA SALZMAN (20 April1960)

The English Earthquake, Bloodaxe, 1992

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One Two, Jones Press, 2002

One Two II, Wrecking Ball Press, 2002



Birth Chart, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1993

Picasso's Men, Phoenix Press, 1994

The Self on the Page (with Celia Hunt) Jessica Kingsley, 1998

The Healing Word, The Poetry Society, 1999

Folding the Real, Seren, 2001

Building a Wall with Words, University of Nijmegen Press, 2002 

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care, Jessica Kingsley, 2003



A Dream of Maps, Raven Arts Press (Dublin), 1981
A Round House, Raven Arts Press (Dublin), 1983
The Lame Waltzer, Raven Arts Press (Dublin), 1985
The Chinese Dressing-Gown, Raven Arts Press (Dublin), 1987
Blue Shoes, Secker & Warburg, 1989
Cacti, Secker & Warburg, 1992
The Flying Spring Onion, Faber and Faber, 1992
The Snow Vulture, Faber and Faber, 1992
The Blue Taps, Prospero Poets, 1994
Fatso in the Red Suit, Faber and Faber, 1995
Emergency Kit: Poems for Strange Times (editor with Jo Shapcott), Faber and Faber, 1996
The Bridal Suite, Cape, 1997
A Smell of Fish, Cape, 2000
The New Faber Book of Children's Verse (editor), Faber and Faber, 2001
Up on the Roof: New and Selected Poems, Faber and Faber, 2001
Selected Poems, Cape, 2002
Fox, Bloomsbury, 2002



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Shuttlecock, New York: Washington Square Press, 1985.

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The Light of Day, Hamish Hamilton, 2003


GEORGE SZIRTES (29 November 1948)

The Slant Door, Secker & Warburg, 1979

November and May, Secker & Warburg, 1981

Short Wave, Secker & Warburg, 1984

The Photographer in Winter, Secker & Warburg, 1986

Metro, OUP, 1988

Bridge Passages, OUP, 1991

Blind Field, OUP  September 1994

Selected Poems, OUP, 1996

The Red All Over Riddle Book, Faber, for children, 1997

Portrait of my Father in an English Landscape, OUP, 1998

The Budapest File, Bloodaxe, 2000

An English Apocalypse, Bloodaxe, 2001



Unhistorical Fragments, Secker, 1980

Poor Butterflies, Secker, 1982

Lovely Day for a Wedding, Secker, 1985

Tennis and Sex and Death, Peterloo, 1989

Landscape with Small Humans, Peterloo, 1993

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From The Sonnet History of Modern Poetry, Peterloo, 1998

The Whitworth Gun, Peterloo, 2002

Writing Poetry, A&C Black, London, 2001





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Lodge, David, The Practice of Writing, Penguin Books, 1997

Lodge, David, Working with Structuralism, Routledge, 1981

Lodge, David, Language of Fiction, Routledge, 1966

Lodge, David, After Bakhtin: Essays on Fiction and Criticism, Routledge, 1990

Martin, Wallace, Recent Theories of Narrative, Cornell University Press, 1986

Morrison, Blake, The Movement, English Poetry and Fiction of the 1950s, Oxford University Press, 1980

O’Brien, Sean, The Deregulated Muse, Essays on Contemporary British & Irish Poetry, Bloodaxe Books, 1998

Rabkin, Eric S., ed., No Place Else: Explorations in Utopian and Dystopian Fiction, Southern Illinois University Press, 1983

Richard, Jean-Pierre, Onze études sur la poésie moderne, Editions du Seuil, Paris, 1964

Richard, Jean-Pierre, Etudes sur le romantisme, Editions du Seuil, Paris, 1970

Sollors, Werner, ed., The Return of Thematic Criticism, Harvard University Press, 1993

Stevenson, Randall, The British Novel since the Thirties, B.T. Batsford Ltd, London, 1986

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Vianu, Lidia, Censorship in Romania, Central European University Press, Budapest, 1998

Vianu, Lidia, British Desperadoes, Editura All, București, 1999;


Vianu, Lidia, T.S. Eliot – An Author for All Seasons, Editura Universității București, 2002

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Waugh, Patricia, Harvest of the Sixties, Oxford University Press, 1995

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