search for books and compare prices
Brian Boyd has written 22 work(s)
Search for other authors with the same name
displaying 1 to 22 | at end
show results in order: alphabetically | oldest to newest | newest to oldest
Cover for 9781780976235 Cover for 9780231158565 Cover for 9780231158572 Cover for 9780674065642 Cover for 9780151012640 Cover for 9780674033573 Cover for 9780521807142 Cover for 9781433801334 Cover for 9781433801327 Cover for 9781897071229 Cover for 9780340889923 Cover for 9780874138689 Cover for 9780882339078 Cover for 9781877275302 Cover for 9780691009599 Cover for 9780691089577 Cover for 9780963847263 Cover for 9780807085400 Cover for 9781883011208 Cover for 9781883011185 Cover for 9781883011192 Cover for 9780691067940 Cover for 9780691024707 Cover for 9780691067971 Cover for 9780691024714
cover image for 9781780976235

Hardcover:

9781780976235 | Box edition (Carlton Books Ltd, September 1, 2015), cover price $39.95

At the age of twenty-one, Brian Boyd wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that the famous author called "brilliant." After gaining exclusive access to the writer's archives, he wrote a two-part, award-winning biography, Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years (1990) and Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years (1991). This collection features essays written by Boyd since completing the biography, incorporating material he gleaned from his research as well as new discoveries and formulations.Boyd confronts Nabokov's life, career, and legacy; his art, science, and thought; his subtle humor and puzzle-like storytelling; his complex psychological portraits; and his inheritance from, reworking of, and affinities with Shakespeare, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Machado de Assis. Boyd offers new ways of reading Nabokov's best English-language works: Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and the unparalleled autobiography, Speak, Memory, and he discloses otherwise unknown information about the author's world. Sharing his personal reflections, Boyd recounts the adventures, hardships, and revelations of researching Nabokov's biography and his unusual finds in the archives, including materials still awaiting publication. The first to focus on Nabokov's metaphysics, Boyd cautions against their being used as the key to unlock all of the author's secrets, showing instead the many other rooms in Nabokov's castle of fiction that need exploring, such as his humor, narrative invention, and psychological insight into characters and readers alike. Appreciating Nabokov as novelist, memoirist, poet, translator, scientist, and individual, Boyd helps us understand more than ever the author's multifaceted genius.

Hardcover:

9780231158565 | Columbia Univ Pr, October 7, 2011, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: At the age of twenty-one, Brian Boyd wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that the famous author called "brilliant.

Miscellaneous:

9780231530293 | Columbia Univ Pr, November 29, 2011, cover price $27.99

cover image for 9780231158572
Product Description: At the age of twenty-one, Brian Boyd wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that the famous author called "brilliant." After gaining exclusive access to the writer's archives, he wrote a two-part, award-winning biography, Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years (1990) and Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years (1991)...read more

Paperback:

9780231158572 | Reprint edition (Columbia Univ Pr, June 25, 2013), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: At the age of twenty-one, Brian Boyd wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that the famous author called "brilliant.

Hardcover:

9780151012640 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, November 11, 2008), cover price $40.00

Paperback:

9780547247830 | Mariner Books, September 23, 2011, cover price $14.95

cover image for 9780674033573
Product Description: A century and a half after the publication of Origin of Species, evolutionary thinking has expanded beyond the field of biology to include virtually all human-related subjects—anthropology, archeology, psychology, economics, religion, morality, politics, culture, and art...read more

Hardcover:

9780674033573 | 1 edition (Belknap Pr, May 30, 2009), cover price $38.50 | About this edition: A century and a half after the publication of Origin of Species, evolutionary thinking has expanded beyond the field of biology to include virtually all human-related subjects—anthropology, archeology, psychology, economics, religion, morality, politics, culture, and art.

cover image for 9780521807142
Product Description: Charting the diverse changes over millennia that culminated in the emergence of the world's first agricultural communities, this study questions current assumptions about the nature of the relationship between people, their animals and their technologies...read more

Hardcover:

9780521807142 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2016, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: Charting the diverse changes over millennia that culminated in the emergence of the world's first agricultural communities, this study questions current assumptions about the nature of the relationship between people, their animals and their technologies.

Paperback:

9780521001786 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 1, 2016, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: Charting the diverse changes over millennia that culminated in the emergence of the world's first agricultural communities, this study questions current assumptions about the nature of the relationship between people, their animals and their technologies.

cover image for 9781433801334
Two mice, who are siblings, eat either too much or too little in response to their emotions, but find that expressing their feelings to their parents can help them with their eating problems, with information for parents on eating disorders in young children.Two mice, who are siblings, eat either too much or too little in response to their emotions, but find that expressing their feelings to their parents can help them with their eating problems, with information for parents on eating disorders in young children.
By Brian Boyd (illustrator) and Zeckhausen

Paperback:

9781433801334 | 1 edition (Amer Psychological Assn, August 15, 2007), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Two mice, who are siblings, eat either too much or too little in response to their emotions, but find that expressing their feelings to their parents can help them with their eating problems, with information for parents on eating disorders in young children.

cover image for 9781433801327
Two mice, who are siblings, eat either too much or too little in response to their emotions, but find that expressing their feelings to their parents can help them with their eating problems, with information for parents on eating disorders in young children.Two mice, who are siblings, eat either too much or too little in response to their emotions, but find that expressing their feelings to their parents can help them with their eating problems, with information for parents on eating disorders in young children.
By Brian Boyd (illustrator) and Zeckhausen

Hardcover:

9781433801327 | 1 edition (Amer Psychological Assn, August 15, 2007), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Two mice, who are siblings, eat either too much or too little in response to their emotions, but find that expressing their feelings to their parents can help them with their eating problems, with information for parents on eating disorders in young children.

cover image for 9781897071229
Product Description: Cathy Crowe always wanted to be a nurse but she never planned to be a street nurse-a title she continues to use to evoke the horror of homelessness in a rich country like Canada. In Dying for a Home Crowe brings us the voices of ten homeless activists advocating for change...read more

Paperback:

9781897071229 | Between the Lines, August 2, 2007, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Cathy Crowe always wanted to be a nurse but she never planned to be a street nurse-a title she continues to use to evoke the horror of homelessness in a rich country like Canada.

By Brian Boyd (foreword by), Jean Holabird (illustrator) and Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Hardcover:

9781584231394 | Gingko Pr Inc, January 30, 2006, cover price $25.00

cover image for 9780340889923
Product Description: The Continuing Professional Development series sets out to demystify professional development in education, and does so from a Scottish perspective. All books in the series approach their subject in an accessible manner that allows the reader to perceive how continuing professional development can enhance job satisfaction - as well as making a real difference to the most important client group of all: the pupils and students in our care...read more

Paperback:

9780340889923 | Gardners Books, May 27, 2005, cover price $17.30 | About this edition: The Continuing Professional Development series sets out to demystify professional development in education, and does so from a Scottish perspective.

cover image for 9781877275302
Product Description: Nabokov's Ada: The Place of Consciousness explores the relationship between the obvious dazzle of Nabokov's style and the unsuspected depths of his thought before focusing on his richest and most surprising novel. This "stunning," "magnificent" first book by "the great man of Nabokov studies," which "provides not only the best commentary on Ada, but also a brilliant overview of Nabokov's metaphysics," has now been updated with a new preface, four additional chapters and two comprehensive new indexes...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Paperback:

9781877275302, titled "Nabokov's Ada: The Place of Consciousness" | 2 edition (Cybereditions Corp, October 1, 2002), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Nabokov's Ada: The Place of Consciousness explores the relationship between the obvious dazzle of Nabokov's style and the unsuspected depths of his thought before focusing on his richest and most surprising novel.
9780882339078, titled "Nabokov's Ada: The Place of Consciousness" | Ardis, March 1, 1985, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Nabokov's Ada: The Place of Consciousness explores the relationship between the obvious dazzle of Nabokov's style and the unsuspected depths of his thought before focusing on his richest and most surprising novel.

cover image for 9780691089577
Pale Fire is regarded by many as Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece. The novel has been hailed as one of the most striking early examples of postmodernism and has become a famous test case for theories about reading because of the apparent impossibility of deciding between several radically different interpretations. Does the book have two narrators, as it first appears, or one? How much is fantasy and how much is reality? Whose fantasy and whose reality are they? Brian Boyd, Nabokov's biographer and hitherto the foremost proponent of the idea that Pale Fire has one narrator, John Shade, now rejects this position and presents a new and startlingly different solution that will permanently shift the nature of critical debate on the novel. Boyd argues that the book does indeed have two narrators, Shade and Charles Kinbote, but reveals that Kinbote had some strange and highly surprising help in writing his sections. In light of this interpretation, Pale Fire now looks distinctly less postmodern--and more interesting than ever. In presenting his arguments, Boyd shows how Nabokov designed Pale Fire for readers to make surprising discoveries on a first reading and even more surprising discoveries on subsequent readings by following carefully prepared clues within the novel. Boyd leads the reader step-by-step through the book, gradually revealing the profound relationship between Nabokov's ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and metaphysics. If Nabokov has generously planned the novel to be accessible on a first reading and yet to incorporate successive vistas of surprise, Boyd argues, it is because he thinks a deep generosity lies behind the inexhaustibility, complexity, and mystery of the world. Boyd also shows how Nabokov's interest in discovery springs in part from his work as a scientist and scholar, and draws comparisons between the processes of readerly and scientific discovery. This is a profound, provocative, and compelling reinterpretation of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780691009599 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 1, 1999, cover price $47.50 | About this edition: Pale Fire is regarded by many as Vladimir Nabokov's masterpiece.

Paperback:

9780691089577 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, October 15, 2001), cover price $35.00

cover image for 9780963847263
Product Description: In this first view of China adoption from a child's perspective, eight-year-old Ying Ying Fry returns to her orphanage to remember what it is like and to write a story so that other adopted children will understand where they came from...read more
By Brian Boyd (photographer), Terry Fry (photographer), Ying Ying Fry and Amy Klatzkin

Hardcover:

9780963847263 | Yeong & Yeong, November 1, 2001, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: In this first view of China adoption from a child's perspective, eight-year-old Ying Ying Fry returns to her orphanage to remember what it is like and to write a story so that other adopted children will understand where they came from.

cover image for 9780807085400
Scientific and literary writings from a variety of sources reveal Nabokov's preoccupation with butterflies and his desire to promote the delights of the natural world. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780807085400 | Beacon Pr, July 1, 2000, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Scientific and literary writings from a variety of sources reveal Nabokov's preoccupation with butterflies and his desire to promote the delights of the natural world.
9780807085424 | Limited edition (Beacon Pr, July 1, 2000), cover price $150.00

cover image for 9781883011192
A collection of the author's best known novels
By Brian Boyd (editor)

Hardcover:

9781883011192 | Library of America, October 1, 1996, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A collection of the author's best known novels

cover image for 9780691024707
Retraces Nabokov's early years and offers an introduction to his work and the world he lived in

Hardcover:

9780691067940 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 1, 1990, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Retraces Nabokov's early years and offers an introduction to his work and the world he lived in

Paperback:

9780691024707 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, January 11, 1993), cover price $60.00

cover image for 9780691024714
Product Description: The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940. He found that supporting himself and his family was not easy--until the astonishing success of Lolita catapulted him to world fame and financial security. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780691067971 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 1, 1991, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Chronicles the novelist's years in America, where he struggled to support his family until he published 'Lolita'--the work that allowed him to enjoy traveling and teaching in the United States

Paperback:

9780691024714 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, January 11, 1993), cover price $60.00 | About this edition: The story of Nabokov's life continues with his arrival in the United States in 1940.

displaying 1 to 22 | at end