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Thody, Philip 1928-1999

Overview
Works: 116 works in 694 publications in 6 languages and 24,235 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Biography  History  Diaries  Comic books, strips, etc  Caricatures and cartoons  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Annotator, Other
Classifications: PQ2605.A3734, 844.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip Thody
Lyrical and critical essays by Albert Camus( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited by Philip Thody, translated by Ellen Conroy Kennedy. "Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus' three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and his own place in it. As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter."--The New York Times Book Review " ... a new single work for American readers that stands among the very finest."--The Nation
Notebooks by Albert Camus( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Camus : a study of his work by Philip Thody( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Genet: a study of his novels and plays by Philip Thody( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Paul Sartre : a literary and political study by Philip Thody( Book )

27 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophical and literary study of the French author's writing during the past twenty years
Albert Camus, 1913-1960 by Philip Thody( Book )

33 editions published between 1957 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden God; a study of tragic vision in the Pensées of Pascal and the tragedies of Racine by Lucien Goldmann( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of 'world visions', first elaborated in the early work of Georg Lukàcs, is used here as a tool whereby the similarities between Pascal's Pensées and Kant's critical philosophy are contrasted with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. For Lucien Goldmann, a leading exponent of the most fruitful method of applying Marxist ideas to literary and philosophical problems, the 'tragic vision' marked an important phase in the development of European thought from rationalism and empiricism to the dialectical philosophy of Hegel, Marx and Lukàcs. The book is not a
Sartre : a biographical introduction by Philip Thody( Book )

21 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Camus by Philip Thody( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a new evaluation of Albert Camus, leading novelist and a pioneer of existentialism. Thody analyses Camus' development as a prose writer and the creation of such classics as The Stranger. The book places Camus' philosophies and themes in context and provides helpful discussion for new readers of Camus and students. '...an excellent introduction to Albert Camus...interweaving of fact, fiction, biography, and allegory gives a warmth and direction to this book.' J.C.McLaren, University of Delaware
Roland Barthes : a conservative estimate by Philip Thody( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Proust by Philip Thody( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The starting point of A la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past) is an experience everyone has had. We have all had a physical sensation that has reminded us so vividly of a moment in our past that we have almost ceased to be aware of the present. Marcel Proust immortalized this in the first volume of his fifteen-volume novel, in 1913. But the novel, completed just before his death in 1922, deals with many other themes. It is an account of how the narrator, Marcel, discovers his vocation as an artist and explores the nature of art. As a psychological novel, it studies jealousy and how the emotional traumas we undergo in childhood can influence our adult lives. It is the first major novel to offer a detailed account of male and female homosexuality. It is a satirical analysis of French upper-class society at the turn of the century. It also shows how this society changes with time. Philip Thody offers a straightforward analysis of how Proust's novel is constructed, what it contains, and how its themes can be related to our experiences as members of American or English society in the late twentieth century. He explains one of the most complex prose narratives in terms that both educate and entertain the reader who may be unfamiliar with Proust and his work. '...(Thody) writes in a most engagingly down-to-earth manner, conveying a real sense of enthusiasm, and positively luring the reader towards his potentially daunting subject...Professor Thody's contribution holds its own with ease.' Modern and Contemporary France
Jean-Paul Sartre by Philip Thody( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of Sartre's novels deals with the expression they give to his philosophical and political ideas. Particular attention is given to the technique of narration and to the contribution which Sartre made to the development of the ideas which led to the development of Le Nouveau Roman of the 1950s. The novels are linked to Sartre's whole works, especially to his formal philosophy, critical ideas and plays, and attention is also given to their relationship with his own life
Huxley : a biographical introduction by Philip Thody( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For senior school and university students
Notebooks, 1935-1942 by Albert Camus( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical introduction to the European Union by Philip Thody( Book )

23 editions published between 1454 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronological political history of European integration from the 1950s to the present. This accessible book incorporates the most recent research and detailed treatment of the policies of the European Union
Europe since 1945 by Philip Thody( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Europe Since 1945 is a new survey of the history of Europe since the end of the Second World War. In the second half of the twentieth century Western Europe has known a period of peace and stability unprecedented in its history and virtually unparalleled in the rest of the world. Europe since 1945 explains the reasons for this state of affairs. The book discusses political, economic, social and cultural change in modern Europe."--Jacket
Introducing Sartre by Philip Thody( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Sartre explains the basic ideas that inspired his existential world view, and pays particular attention to his idea of freedom. It also explores his lifelong support of Marxist politics, with which his philosophy was closely linked
The Fifth French Republic : presidents, politics and personalities by Philip Thody( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study provides an original introduction to modern French politics and history, focusing specifically on the five presidents spanning from 1959 to the present; de Gaulle, Pompidou, Giscard d'Estaing, Mitterand and Chirac
Introducing Barthes by Philip Thody( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing Barthes brilliantly elucidates Roland Barthes’ application of semiotics to literature, popular culture, clothes, and fashion, and explains why his thinking in this area made him a key figure in the structuralist movement of the 1960s."--Publisher description
Le Franglais : forbidden English, forbidden American : law, politics, and language in contemporary France : a study in loan words and national identity by Philip Thody( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the attempt by French politicians to use the law to forbid the use of words of English and American origin. Classifies some of these words and lists expressions in current use in America and England which are particularly difficult to render in French, comparing these with some equally untranslatable French turns of speech
 
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Alternative Names
Thody, P. 1928-

Thody, P. M. W. 1928-

Thody, P. M. W. (Philip Malcolm Waller), 1928-

Thody, P. M. W. (Philip Malcolm Waller), 1928-1999

Thody, P. (Philip), 1928-

Thody Philip

Thody, Philip 1928-

Thody, Philip 1928-1999

Thody, Philip Malcolm Waller

Thody, Philip Malcolm Waller, 1928-

Thody, Philip Malcolm Waller, 1928-1999

Thody, Phillip 1928-1999

فيليب تودي، 1928-

소디, 필립 1928-1999

소디, 필립 말콤 왈러 1928-1999

ソディ, フィリップ

トーディ, フィリップ

Languages
English (345)

German (4)

Chinese (2)

French (1)

Korean (1)

Thai (1)

Covers
Roland Barthes : a conservative estimateMarcel ProustNotebooks, 1935-1942An historical introduction to the European UnionEurope since 1945Introducing SartreThe Fifth French Republic : presidents, politics and personalitiesIntroducing BarthesLe Franglais : forbidden English, forbidden American : law, politics, and language in contemporary France : a study in loan words and national identity