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Gay, Peter 1923-

Overview
Works: 416 works in 1,625 publications in 8 languages and 50,737 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Translator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Originator, Contributor, Narrator, Collaborator
Classifications: BF109.F74, 150.1952
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Gay
Freud : a life for our time by Peter Gay ( Book )
34 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 3,888 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 )
43 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 3,424 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 )
75 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,537 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 http://www.jstor.org/stable/2737948 (April 17, 2012)
Weimar culture : the outsider as insider by Peter Gay ( Book )
50 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Columbia history of the world by John A Garraty ( Book )
17 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bourgeois experience : Victoria to Freud by Peter Gay ( Book )
36 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 1,828 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
Mozart by Peter Gay ( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, discussing his early genius, and tracing his development as a composer
The Freud reader by Sigmund Freud ( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 1,753 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
Freud for historians by Peter Gay ( Book )
27 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pleidooi om psychoanalytische theorieën te gebruiken bij het interpreteren van geschiedenis
Voltaire's politics: the poet as realist by Peter Gay ( Book )
40 editions published between 1959 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Style in history by Peter Gay ( Book )
26 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schnitzler's century : the making of middle-class culture, 1815-1914 by Peter Gay ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,349 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
A loss of mastery; Puritan historians in colonial America by Peter Gay ( Book )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The party of humanity; essays in the French enlightenment by Peter Gay ( Book )
13 editions published between 1954 and 1971 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historians at work by Peter Gay ( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art and act : on causes in history--Manet, Gropius, Mondrian by Peter Gay ( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Godless Jew : Freud, atheism, and the making of psychoanalysis by Peter Gay ( Book )
11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Enlightenment; a comprehensive anthology by Peter Gay ( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book includes fifty-six selections from many countries, including France, England, Scotland, the German and Italian states, the American colonies, and Russia
Reading Freud : explorations & entertainments by Peter Gay ( Book )
11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gay presents a series of essays ranging from reflections on Freud and Shakespeare to Gay's controversial spoof review of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams
Philosophical dictionary by Voltaire ( Book )
6 editions published in 1962 in English and French and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Fröhlich, Peter, 1923-
Fröhlich, Peter Joachim Israel, 1923-
Gay, P. J. (Peter Jack), 1923-
Gay, Peter
Gay, Peter Jack, 1923-
ゲイ, ピーター
ゲイピーター, 1923-
ピーター・ゲイ, 1923-
Languages
English (471)
French (6)
Italian (5)
German (4)
Spanish (4)
Portuguese (3)
Danish (1)
Dutch (1)
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