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Peter Ackroyd

Britse biograaf, skrywer en kritikus



Alma mater

Universiteit van Cambridge


Literêre genres

Biografieë, dramatiese werke, essays, fiksie, literêre kritieke, nie-fiksie, digkuns, kortverhale


Tydperk

Tweede helfte van die 20ste en vroeë 21ste eeu


Onderwerpe

Londen en sy bewoners, geskiedenis en kultuur van Engeland

Peter Ackroyd (* 5 Oktober 1949 in East Acton, Wes-Londen) is 'n Britse biograaf, skrywer en kritikus wat besonder belang in die geskiedenis en kultuur van Engeland stel. Hy staan bekend vir die groot omvang van sy werk, die verskeidenheid style en uitgangspunte daarvan, en die diepte van sy navorsing.

Vir sy biografieë van onder meer William Blake, Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot en Sir Thomas More het hy die Somerset Maugham-prys en twee Whitbread-pryse ontvang. In 1984 is hy as lid van die Royal Society for Literature verkies. Hy is daarnaas in 2003 as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) vereer.

Werke[wysig | wysig bron]

Digkuns[wysig | wysig bron]

  • 1971 Ouch!
  • 1973 London Lickpenny
  • 1987 The Diversions of Purley and Other Poems

Fiksie[wysig | wysig bron]

  • 1982 The Great Fire of London
  • 1983 The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde
  • 1985 Hawksmoor
  • 1987 Chatterton
  • 1989 First Light
  • 1992 English Music
  • 1993 The House of Doctor Dee
  • 1994 Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem (daarnaas onder die titel The Trial of Elizabeth Cree gepubliseer)
  • 1996 Milton in America
  • 1999 The Plato Papers
  • 2000 The Mystery of Charles Dickens
  • 2003 The Clerkenwell Tales
  • 2004 The Lambs of London
  • 2006 The Fall of Troy
  • 2008 The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
  • 2009 The Canterbury Tales – A Retelling
  • 2010 The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend – A Retelling
  • 2013 Three Brothers

Nie-fiksie[wysig | wysig bron]

  • 1976 Notes for a New Culture: An Essay on Modernism
  • 1978 Country Life
  • 1979 Dressing Up: Transvestism and Drag, the History of an Obsession
  • 1980 Ezra Pound and His World
  • 1984 T.S. Eliot
  • 1987 Dickens' London: An Imaginative Vision
  • 1989 Ezra Pound and his World (1989)
  • 1990 Dickens
  • 1991 Introduction to Dickens
  • 1995 Blake
  • 1998 The Life of Thomas More
  • 2000 London: The Biography
  • 2001 The Collection: Journalism, Reviews, Essays, Short Stories, Lectures
  • 2002 Dickens: Public Life and Private Passion
  • 2002 Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination
  • 2003 The Beginning
  • 2003 Illustrated London
  • 2004 Escape From Earth
  • 2004 Ancient Egypt
  • 2004 Chaucer
  • 2004 Shakespeare: A Biography
  • 2005 Ancient Greece
  • 2005 Ancient Rome
  • 2005 Turner
  • 2007 Thames: Sacred River
  • 2008 Coffee with Dickens (met Paul Schlicke)
  • 2008 Newton
  • 2008 Poe: A Life Cut Short
  • 2009 Venice: Pure City
  • 2010 The English Ghost
  • 2011 London Under
  • 2011 The History of England, v.1 Foundation
  • 2012 Wilkie Collins
  • 2012 The History of England, v.2 Tudors
  • 2014 The History of England, v.3 Civil War
  • 2014 Charlie Chaplin
  • 2015 Alfred Hitchcock

Televisie[wysig | wysig bron]

  • 2002 Dickens (BBC)
  • 2004 London (BBC)
  • 2006 The Romantics (BBC)
  • 2007 London Visions (BBC)
  • 2008 Peter Ackroyd's Thames (ITV)
  • 2009 Peter Ackroyd's Venice (BBC)