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Susan Cooper (1) (1935–)

Auteur de Les portes du temps : A l'assaut des ténèbres

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44+ oeuvres 40,586 utilisateurs 774 critiques 149 Favoris

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Susan Cooper was born in Buckinghamshire, England in May of 1935. She attended Slough Grammar School, and then went on to Somerville College and Oxford. She was the first woman to ever edit the University Magazine, the Cherwell. She graduated from Oxford with an MA in English and went to work for afficher plus London's The Sunday Times as a reporter on the Atticus Column for Ian Flemming. She evenutally made it to features writer, during which time she wrote her first book, "Mandrake," a science fiction story for adults. Soon after the publication of "Mandrake," Cooper wrote the children's story "Over Sea, Under Stone" for a publishing house competition. It would later become the first of a five book series she would become famous for. She left England in 1963 to marry an American professor. Once there, she wrote two more books for adults, "Behind the Golden Gate" a study of America, and "Portrait of an Author" the biography of J. B. Priestley. In 1970, Cooper published "Dawn of Fear" an almost entirely autobiographical book about growing up as a child during the war. Even though Cooper wrote "Over Sea, Under Stone" as a entry for a publishing house competittion, she did not know at the time that it would be the first of her most famous copilation, "The Dark is Rising Series." In 1973 she wrote the second in the five book series, entitled "The Dark is Rising," published more than ten years after the first. In1974, Cooper published Greenwitch, book three, and book four, "The Grey King" a year later. "The Grey King" won the Newberry Medal in 1976. "Silver on the Tree" was the fifth and last book published, completing the series in 1977. After completing the "Dark is Rising" series, Cooper turned to writing for the theater, learning the style from Urjo Kareda at Tarragon Theatres in Toronto. She wrote for Jack Langstaff's "Revels." Her first major play was called "Foxfire," which was written in coolaboration with Hume Cronyn. The play eventually went to Broadway in 1983 and starred Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, who won a Tony for her performance. Cooper then began working on "Seaward," but was interrupted by Jane Fonda, who wanted her to write the screenplay for Harriet Arnow's "The Dollmaker." She wrote the adaptation with Cronyn and won a Humanitas Award for it, while Jane Fonda won the Best Actress Emmy for her role. Cooper also got an Emmy nomination for her adaptation of "Foxfire" for television. "To Dance with the White Dog," a made for tv movie, was the last collaboration of Cooper, Cronyn and Tandy, Tandy having died in '94. IN the '80's and '90's, Cooper wrote the text for many children's picture books such as, "Jethro and the Jumbie" and "Danny and the Kings." 1993 marked her return to the Children's Book List with "The Boggart" and int's follow up "The Boggart and the Monster" in 1997. In 1996, Cooper published a collection of essays on children's literature entitled, "Dreams and Wishes." Over the course of her career, Cooper has written for newspapers, books for children and adults, screen[plays for television and cinema, and a Broadwat play. Today, she lectures on children's literture and continues to write. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins


Œuvres de Susan Cooper

Over Sea, Under Stone (1965) 6,585 exemplaires
The Grey King (1975) 5,854 exemplaires
Greenwitch (1974) 5,070 exemplaires
Silver on the Tree (1977) 4,960 exemplaires
The Dark is Rising Sequence (1965) 2,918 exemplaires
The Boggart (1993) 1,533 exemplaires
King of Shadows (1999) 1,267 exemplaires
Seaward (1983) 696 exemplaires
The Boggart and the Monster (1997) 541 exemplaires
Victory (2006) 439 exemplaires
Ghost Hawk (2013) 396 exemplaires
The Magician's Boy (2005) 270 exemplaires
The Shortest Day (2019) 246 exemplaires
Dawn of Fear (1970) 245 exemplaires
Green Boy (2002) 233 exemplaires
Matthew's Dragon (1991) 116 exemplaires
The Silver Cow (1983) 115 exemplaires
The Selkie Girl (1986) 91 exemplaires
Tam Lin (1991) 63 exemplaires
The Boggart Fights Back (2018) 58 exemplaires
Mandrake (1964) 44 exemplaires
Danny and the Kings (1993) 37 exemplaires
Haunted: Ghost Stories to Chill Your Blood (2011) — Contributeur — 31 exemplaires
La Leçon de natation (2002) 27 exemplaires
To Dance with the White Dog [1993 TV movie] (1993) — Writer — 19 exemplaires
Jethro and the Jumbie (1979) 19 exemplaires
Silver on the Tree / The Grey King (2009) 18 exemplaires
The Word Pirates (2019) 17 exemplaires
Out of Us All (1969) 1 exemplaire
Zilverboom (2004) 1 exemplaire
Boggarts Geistertanz 1 exemplaire
Always the Bridesmaid 1 exemplaire

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Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contributeur — 349 exemplaires
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Contributeur — 239 exemplaires
When I Was Your Age, Volume One: Original Stories About Growing Up (1996) — Contributeur — 226 exemplaires
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Contributeur — 154 exemplaires
Winter: A Folio Anthology (2016) — Introduction — 66 exemplaires
Acting Out (2008) — Contributeur — 66 exemplaires
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contributeur — 49 exemplaires
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Contributeur — 29 exemplaires
Don't Read This! : And Other Tales of the Unnatural (1994) — Contributeur — 25 exemplaires
Essays of Five Decades (1968) — Directeur de publication, quelques éditions20 exemplaires
Foxfire (1987) — Screenplay — 13 exemplaires
Twisted winter (2013) — Contributeur — 4 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances



127. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper à Backlisted Book Club (Mars 2022)
YA modern-day magic family song Arthurian à Name that Book (Mars 2012)
YA about collecting medals à Name that Book (Novembre 2011)
Group read - Over Sea, Under Stone à 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (Décembre 2009)
Book Discussion: The Dark is Rising à The Green Dragon (Mai 2008)
Book Discussion: Over Sea, Under Stone à The Green Dragon (Février 2007)


C'est une histoire intéressante ayant un fond de fantastique. Le ton du livre est assez attrayant bien que les descriptions ne sont pas toujours facile à comprendre. Sans révolutioner le style, il se veut quand même originale et frais. Il plaira trés certainement aux pré-adolescents tant qu'aux adolescents. Bon moment de lecture . La suite n'est disponible qu'en anglais si je ne me trompe pas. Je ne conseil pas le film intitulé "Le chercheur. À l'assaut des ténèbres"ou "Les portes du temps" (v.o. de The seeker: the dark is rising) tiré soit disant du livre mais qui n'est en aucun cas fidèle à celui-ci.… (plus d'informations)
Migrine | 226 autres critiques | Jul 28, 2008 |


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