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Gay, Peter 1923-

Works: 379 works in 1,916 publications in 15 languages and 58,693 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Art  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Compiler, Originator, Contributor, Correspondent, Narrator
Classifications: BF109.F74, 150.1952
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Most widely held works by Peter Gay
Freud : a life for our time by Peter Gay( Book )
63 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography and study of the psychoanalyst's career, family, personal life, and professional struggles
Age of enlightenment by Peter Gay( Book )
100 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 3,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brief text with illustrations offers a comprehensive view of the cultural, philosophical, social, and artistic movements of the eighteenth century
The Enlightenment : an interpretation by Peter Gay( Book )
146 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 3,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Gay will inevitably leave his stamp on our conception of the Enlight- ment for decades to come. The sheer bulk of his writing on the subject alone will ensure that. He began his re-interpretation of the movement in 1959 with Voltaire's Politics: the Poet as Realist, showing the foremost philosophe to have been a much more liberal and practical political thinker than had often been assumed. There followed in 1964 The Party of Humanity, a series of essays in which Gay challenged some of the commonplace characterizations of the philosophes, especially the notion that they were impractical idealists. Then in 1966 he published The Rise of Modern Paganism, the first volume of his interpretation of the Enlightenment. He completed this analysis in 1969 with a second tome entitled The Science of Freedom. Finally last year he capped his work with The Bridge of Criticism, a debate among Lucian, Eras- mus, and Voltaire which the author admits amounts to a polemic on behalf of the Enlightenment. Meanwhile he had propagated his view of the movement in the introductions to his translations of Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary and Candide, his anthologies of the works of Deists and of Locke on educa- tion, and his numerous articles and public lecture. -- Description from (April 17, 2012)
The bourgeois experience : Victoria to Freud by Peter Gay( Book )
91 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whereas Education of the Senses focused on the sexual attitudes and practices of the nineteenth-century bourgeoisie, The Tender Passion concentrates on their notions of love. No less revisionist than he was in his first volume, Gay argues here that the Victorians were able not only to enjoy their sexuality but to know love in its most exalted sense. The realities of love for the Victorians, he shows, came much closer to their ideals than many have thought. Gay delves into a huge body of material, from philosophical treatises to medical texts, from letters and diaries to works of fiction. The book is replete with fascinating insights into the lives and works of individual Victorians, Dickens, Stendhal, Wagner, Oscar Wilde, Beatrice Potter and Sydney Webb, among them, and his discussions range from the "discovery" of homosexuality to the ways love was diverted or disguised in music and religion
Weimar culture : the outsider as insider by Peter Gay( Book )
104 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 13 languages and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peut-on continuer de séparer culture et politique? Jamais leur dépendance ne fut aussi forte que durant ces années où l'Allemagne chercha la démocratie et découvrit le nazisme. Ce que montre P. Gay, c'est la façon dont Weimar collabora à son effondrement final. C'est la question de la responsabilité des intellectuels qui se trouve posée là
The Columbia history of the world by John A Garraty( Book )
22 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mozart by Peter Gay( Book )
43 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, discussing his early genius, and tracing his development as a composer
Freud for historians by Peter Gay( Book )
39 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pleidooi om psychoanalytische theorieën te gebruiken bij het interpreteren van geschiedenis
The Freud reader by Sigmund Freud( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides fifty-one texts spanning Freud's career, including his writings on psychoanalysis, mind, dreams, sexuality, literature, religion, art, politics, and culture
Modernism : the lure of heresy : from Baudelaire to Beckett and beyond by Peter Gay( Book )
34 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian Gay explores the modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s, transformed art, literature, music, and film with its assault on traditional forms. Beginning his epic study with Baudelaire, whose lurid poetry scandalized French stalwarts, Gay traces the revolutionary path of modernism from its Parisian origins to its emergence as the dominant cultural movement in world capitals such as Berlin and New York. This book presents a pageant of heretics that includes (among others) Oscar Wilde, Pablo Picasso, and D.W. Griffith; James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and T.S. Eliot; Walter Gropius, Arnold Schoenberg, and (of course!) Andy Warhol. Finally, Gay examines the hostility of totalitarian regimes to modernist freedom and the role of Pop Art in sounding the death knell of a movement that dominated Western culture for 120 years.--From publisher description
Voltaire's politics: the poet as realist by Peter Gay( Book )
47 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schnitzler's century : the making of middle-class culture, 1815-1914 by Peter Gay( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schnitzler's century reassesses nineteenth-century history and traces the dramatic rise of the middle class. We have always believed that corseted Queen Victoria defined the mores of the nineteenth century. Yet cultural historian Peter Gay asserts in this work that it is the sexually emboldened Viennese playwright, Arthur Schnitzler, who provides a better symbol for the age. Challenging many sacrosanct notions about middle-class prudery and hypocrisy, he shows that in important ways, the Victorians were not Victorians. Gay chronicles the rise of modernity in countries as diverse as Germany and Italy, England and the United States, and in doing so presents a century filled with science and superstition, revolutionaries and reactionaries, and eros and anxiety--an age that made us largely what we are today.--From publisher description
The party of humanity; essays in the French enlightenment by Peter Gay( Book )
28 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as "shallow and pretentious intellectualism, unreasonable contempt for authority and tradition," thus collecting in one sentence most of our current prejudices. In this provocative book'at once a scholarly study and a vigorous polemic'Peter Gay sets out to shatter old myths, to sort out illusion from reality, and to restore the men of the Enlightenment'Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot'to the esteem they deserve. The nine related essays in The Party of Humanity fall into three divisions: three are on Voltaire, presenting the great philosophe as a tough-minded, realistic man of letters who tried to reshape his world, rather than as merely brittle and shallow wit. Then, three essays characterize the French Enlightenment as a whole, and seek for the unity underlying the diversity of tempers and attitudes among its leaders. The last three, which include Mr. Gay's well-known critique of Carl Becker's The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers, are polemics against widely accepted views of the Enlightenment. The longest chapter here is a detailed examination of Rousseau, the philosopher, and of his reputation among his interpreters. What all nine essays have in common, apart from their portrayal of the philosophes as serious and engage partisans of humanity, is that they are all essays in the "social history of ideas"; they all treat ideas as inseparable from the specific social and cultural setting from which they emerge and which they affect
A Godless Jew : Freud, atheism, and the making of psychoanalysis by Peter Gay( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that Freud was an atheist and that atheism was an important prerequisite for his development of psychoanalysis
Style in history by Peter Gay( Book )
21 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A loss of mastery; Puritan historians in colonial America by Peter Gay( Book )
15 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freud, Jews, and other Germans : masters and victims in modernist culture by Peter Gay( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art and act : on causes in history--Manet, Gropius, Mondrian by Peter Gay( Book )
16 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historians at work by Peter Gay( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dilemma of democratic socialism; Eduard Bernstein's challenge to Marx by Peter Gay( Book )
52 editions published between 1952 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Fröhlich, Peter
Fröhlich, Peter 1923-
Fröhlich, Peter Joachim Israel 1923-
Gay, P. J. 1923-
Gay, P. J. (Peter Jack), 1923-
Gay, Peter
Gay, Peter Jack 1923-
Gej, Piter 1923-
ゲイ, ピーター
ゲイピーター 1923-
ピーター・ゲイ 1923-
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