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Charles Williams (escritor británico) Charles Walter Stansby Williams ( 20 de septiembre de 1886 – 15 de mayo de 1945 ), fue un poeta, novelista, teólogo y crítico literario inglés amigo de J. R. R. Tolkien y C. S. Lewis, de creencias cristianas y marcado interés por el esoterismo.
Charles Williams; Información personal; Nacimiento: 13 de agosto de 1909 San Ángelo (Estados Unidos) Fallecimiento: 7 de abril de 1975 (65 años) Los Ángeles (Estados Unidos) Causa de muerte: Suicidio: Nacionalidad: Estadounidense: Información profesional; Ocupación: Novelista, guionista y escritor: Años activo: desde 1951
- Early life and education
- Personal life
Charles Walter Stansby Williams was a British poet, novelist, playwright, theologian, literary critic, and member of the Inklings, an informal literary discussion group associated with C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien at the University of Oxford.
Charles Williams was born in London in 1886, the only son of Walter Stansby Williams and Mary. His father Walter was a journalist and foreign business correspondent for an importing firm, writing in French and German, who was a 'regular and valued' contributor of verse, stories and articles to many popular magazines. His mother Mary, the sister of ...
In 1917 Williams married his first sweetheart, Florence Conway, following a long courtship during which he presented her with a sonnet sequence that would later become his first published book of poetry, The Silver Stair. Their son Michael was born in 1922. Williams was an unswerving and devoted member of the Church of England, reputedly with a tol...
Williams developed the concept of co-inherence and gave rare consideration to the theology of romantic love. Falling in love for Williams was a form of mystical envisioning in which one saw the beloved as he or she was seen through the eyes of God. Co-inherence was a term used in Patristic theology to describe the relationship between the human and...
He is writing that sort of book in which we begin by saying, let us suppose that this everyday world were at some one point invaded by the marvellous.
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- Williams on screen
Charles K. Williams was an American author of crime fiction. He is regarded by some critics as one of the finest suspense novelists of the 1950s and 1960s. His 1951 debut, the paperback novel Hill Girl, sold more than a million copies. A dozen of his books have been adapted for movies, most popularly Dead Calm and The Hot Spot.
Williams was born in the central Texas town of San Angelo. After attending school through tenth grade, in 1929 he enlisted with the US Merchant Marine. He served for ten years before quitting to marry Lasca Foster. Having trained as a radioman during his seafaring career, Williams worked as an electronics inspector, first for RCA in Galveston, Texa...
Williams's work is identified with the noir fiction subgenre of "hardboiled" crime writing. His 1953 novel Hell Hath No Fury—-published by the defining crime fiction company, Gold Medal Books—-was the first paperback original to merit a review from renowned critic Anthony Boucher of The New York Times. Boucher relates Williams to two of the most fa...
Of Williams's twenty-two novels, sixteen were paperback originals, and eleven of them Gold Medals; he is described by Gorman as "the best of all the Gold Medal writers." Historian Woody Haut calls Williams the "foremost practitioner" of the style of suspense that typified American crime literature from the mid-1950s through the early 1960s: "So pro...
Between 1960 and 1990 twelve of Williams' novels were adapted for cinema or television in the United States, France, and Australia: 1. All the Way – The 3rd Voice 2. Nothing in Her Way – Peau de banane, a.k.a. Banana Peel 3. The Big Bite – Le Gros coup 4. Aground – L' Arme à gauche, a.k.a. The Dictator's Guns 5. The Wrong Venus – Don't Just Stand T...
Novels in publication order, with alternate titles in the US and the UK; original year of publication; publisher name; and, for Gold Medal and Dell books, initial publication number: 1. Hill Girl 2. Big City Girl 3. River Girl 4. Hell Hath No Fury 5. Nothing in Her Way 6. Go Home, Stranger 7. A Touch of Death 8. Scorpion Reef 9. The Big Bite 10. Th...
- Novelist, electronics inspector
- August 13, 1909, San Angelo, Texas, U.S.
- Light music compositions
Charles Williams was a British composer and conductor, contributing music to over 50 films. While his career ran from 1934 through 1968, much of his work came to the big screen as stock music and was therefore uncredited.
Williams was born in London as Isaac Cozerbreit in 1893. He began his career as a freelance violinist in theatres, cinemas and symphony orchestras and later studied composition with Norman O'Neill at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1933, he went to Gaumont British Films as composer and stayed there until 1939. He composed for many British films and ...
He composed many orchestral pieces and marches for his ensembles, which were recorded in the "Mood Music" category of light music and during the 1950s became familiar as film and television signature themes, often in his own recordings: 1. "Blue Devils" is a popular march and Williams' first success as a composer. It was originally published as "Th...
Charles Walter Stansby Williams is probably best known, to those who have heard of him, as a leading member (albeit for a short time) of the Oxford literary group, the "Inklings", whose chief figures were C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien. He was, however, a figure of enormous interest in his own right: a prolific author of plays, fantasy novels ...
Charles Williams (1886-1945), poeta, novelista, crítico literario, y teólogo británico (amigo de C.S. Lewis y J.R.R. Tolkien). Charles Williams (1909-1975), escritor estadounidense, considerado como uno de los mejores escritores de novela negra. Charlie Williams (1950-) motociclista británico.
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