Bibliography

Books

(1) by Ralph Bates.
 
Sierra. Peter Davies, London. 1933.
 
Lean Men: An Episode in a Life. Peter Davis, London.1934.
 
Franz Schubert. Peter Davies, London. 1934.
 
The Olive Field. Jonathan Cape, London. 1936.
 
Rainbow Fish. Four Short Novels. Jonathan Cape, London. 1937
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Sirocco and other Stories. Random House, New York. 1939. Reprinted, in somewhat different form, as The
Miraculous Horde and Other Stories. Jonathan Cape, London. 1939
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The Fields of Paradise. E. P. Dutton, New York. 1940.
 
The Undiscoverables and other Stories. Random House, New York. 1942. (The Undiscoverables first published in nine parts in the Nation (New York) in 1941.)
 

The Dolphin in the Wood Rupert Hart-Davies, London. 1950.



(2) containing work by Ralph Bates.
 
Frank Pitcairn (Pseudonym of Claude Cockburn) Reporter in Spain. With an Introduction by Ralph Bates Lawrence & Wishart, London, 1936.
 

My Friend, Ralph Fox” – in Ralph Fox: A Writer in Arms edited by John Lehman, T. A. Jackson and C. Day Lewis. Lawrence & Wishart, London, 1937.



Stories and Related Items:
 
Miscellany: Serenade to Bankruptcy” – short story in Time and Tide XV, 43 (27 October 1934), 1351 – 1352.
 
Miscellany: Elephants in Bloomsbury” – short article in Time and Tide XVI, 14, (6 April 1935), 491 – 492.
 
The Secret” – short story in Left Review I, 7 (April 1935), [247] -252, 254.
 
Mediterranean Night” – short story in New Statesman and Nation N.S. X, 246 (9 November 1935), 681 – 682.
 
The Launch” – short story in New Writing, 1, (Spring 1936) 1 – 7.
 
Comrade Vila” – short story in New Writing II (Autumn 1936), 38 – 51.
 
Compañero Sagasta Burns a Church” – short story in Left Review II, 13 (October, 1936), [681] – 687.
 
Death of a Virgin” – novella in Story Magazine, X, 8 (May 1937).
 
Forty-Third Division: A Story in Two Parts. Part I”, Harper’s Monthly Magazine 178, 1 (December 1938), 49 – 59.
 
Forty-Third Division: A Story in Two Parts. Part 2”, Harper’s Monthly Magazine 178, 2 (January 1939), 205 - 216.
 
Of Legendary Time” – essay in Virginia Quarterly Review XV, 1 (Winter 1939), 21 – 36. (Re-printed in Robert Payne The Civil War in Spain 1936 – 1939 Secker & Warburg, London.1963. This book also includes the story “Brunete”, first printed in the book Sirocco and other Stories.)
 
Conversation in Mexico” – short story in Virginia Quarterly Review XV, 3 (Summer 1939), 393 – 407.
 
The Burning Corn” – short story in Virginia Quarterly Review volume 15, number 4, Autumn, 1939. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
 
They Required of us a Song” – short story in Penguin Parade #8, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth. 1941.
 
Journey to the Sandalwood Forest” – story in Tomorrow VII, 2 (October 1947), 24 – 31. Ends with the note (To Be Continued), but this is the only known part.
 
The Twelfth Basket” – story in Tomorrow VII, 11 (July 1948), 39 - 45.
 
In Shining Naxos – pages from a diary” – introduction by Vincent Giroud, in Yale Review volume 91, number 4, 2003. Yale University Press.
 
This bibliography omits the many book reviews and short political tracts that were written by Ralph Bates. For a comprehensive listing of these, see Alan Munton and Alan Young Seven Writers of the English Left: A Bibliography of Literature and Politics, 1916 – 1980 New York and London: Garland Publishing Inc., New York and London, 1981. pp. 83–115. This listing omits the following items:
 
En la España Leal ha nacido un Ejército, booklet printed by Ediciones de la Sociadad de Amigo de España. Mexico, 1937. (Text in Spanish)
 
Unidad proletaria U.G.T.-C.N.T. Las dos poderosas sindacales españolas, booklet printed by Ediciones de la Sociadad de Amigo de España. Mexico, 1938. (Text in Spanish)
 
Teatro Espanal” – article in New Theatre & Film (March 1937), 14, 59 – 60.
 
As mentioned elsewhere, Ralph Bates may have worked for a Mexican paper called Nuevo Orden in the early 1940’s. If so, then there could be other articles written by him in this publication.
 
 
A Bibliography of Books and articles which mention Ralph Bates.

Richard Baxell, Unlikely Warriors. The British in the Spanish Civil War and the Struggle Against Fascism. London, Aurum, 2012.  pp. 82, 89, 196, 300.
 
Hanna Behrend, 'Methods, Means and Meaning - Ways of Reading Ralph Bates' Short Stories', in Hanna Behrend et al. (eds), Working-Class Literature in Britain and Ireland in the 19th and 20th Century. Part 1 Berlin, 1985. pp. 91 - 100.
 
Mark Child, The Swindon Book Companion. Warminster, The Hobnob Press, 2015. pp. 12-13.
 
Ralph Fox, The Novel and the People. London, Lawrence and Wishart, 1937. My edition, 1979. pp. 110, 112, 156, 163.
 
Peter Hazeldine, 'Socialism and Realism: The Olive Field', PN Review 61, vol.14, no. 5 . May - June,1988, pp. 39 - 42.
 
James K. Hopkins, Into the Heart of the Fire. Stanford University Press, California, 1998. pp. 66 – 71, 156, 161, 166, 171, 235 – 237, , 272, 408, 412.
 
H. Gustav Klaus, The Literature of Labour. Brighton, The Harvester Press, 1985. pp. 109-13, 115-16, 120, 125, 197-18.
 
H. Gustav Klaus, “Homage to Catalonia – The Fiction of Ralph Bates” in London Magazine, February/Match, 1989, pp.45 – 56. The magazine cover carries a picture, c.1937, of Ralph Bates in full military uniform. The article includes a photograph, taken on Naxos, of Bates in old age.
 
H. Gustav Klaus & Stephen Knight, “To Hell with Culture”. Anarchism and Twentieth-Century British Literature. Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 2005.pp. 7, 67-79,144.
 
Jeffrey Meyers, Orwell. Wintry Conscience of a Generation. New York & London, W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. p. 171.
 
John Mitchell, Peter Warlock and 'Robert Durand', in the Newsletter of the Peter Warlock Society, no 86, Spring 2010. pp. 12 - 14. (Durand is the central character in the Ralph Bates novella 'Dead End of the Sky", which is printed Bates's book Rainbow Fish.)
 
Alan Munton & Alan Young, Seven Writers of the English Left. A Bibliography of Literature and Politics, 1916 – 1980. New York & London, Garland Publishing, 1981. pp. 83-115, 148, 279-84.
 
Alan Munton, in M. Keith Booker (Editor), Encyclopedia of Literature & Politics. Censorship, Revolution & Writing. Westport, Greenwood Press, 2005. 3 volumes. Volume 1, pp. 68-69.
 
George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia. First printed in 1938, there are various editions. Ralph & Winifred Bates are mentioned in chapter 11, in the section titled “A Trotskyist Revolt”.
 
Paul Preston, Doves of War – Four Women of Spain.  London, HarperCollins. 2003. p. 151. Winifred Bates has mentions on pp. 151, 161-2, 174-5, 176-7.
 
Hugh Purcell, The Last English Revolutionary. Tom Wintringham 1898 – 1949. Thrupp, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing. 2004. pp. 113 – 14.
 
David Smith, Socialist Propaganda in the Twentieth-Century British Novel. London. Macmillan. 1978. pp. 52, 72 - 8, 111, 129, 155.
 
Michael Yates, “Traveller of a Lesser Road” in Journal of the Friends of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Special Edition devoted to Ralph Bates. Winter 2013. Swindon, Friends of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery.
 
Michael Yates, Ralph Bates, Swindon’s “Unknown” Author. Swindon, ELPS, 2014.




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