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Sisson, C. H. (Charles Hubert) 1914-2003

Overview
Works: 201 works in 595 publications in 3 languages and 13,298 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Latin  Legends  Didactic poetry, Latin  Drama  History  Romances  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PQ4315, 851.1
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Most widely held works by C. H Sisson
The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri ( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This first volume of this new Divine Comedy presents the Italian text of the Inferno and, on facing pages, a new prose translation (the first in twenty-five years). Robert Durling's translation brings a new power and accuracy to the rendering of Dante's extraordinary vision of Hell, with all its terror, pathos, and sardonic humor, and its penetrating analyses of the psychology of sin and the ills that plague society. Martinez and Durling's introduction and notes are designed with the first-time reader of the poem in mind but will be useful to others as well. The concise introduction presents essential biographical and historical background and a discussion of the form of the poem. The notes are more extensive than those in most translations currently available, and they contain much new material. In addition, sixteen short essays explore the autobiographical dimension of the poem, the problematic body analogy, the question of Christ's presence in Hell, and individual cantos that have been the subject of controversy, including those on homosexuality. There is an extensive bibliography, and the four indexes (to foreign words, passages cited, proper names in the notes, and to proper names in the text and translation) will make the volume particularly useful. Robert Turner's illustrations include detailed maps of Italy, clearly labeled diagrams of the cosmos and of the structure of Hell, and line drawings illustrating objects and places mentioned in the poem
English poetry, 1900-1950: an assessment by C. H Sisson ( Book )
25 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetry of Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus ( Book )
7 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected poems, 1943-1983 by C. H Sisson ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spirit of British administration and some European comparisons by C. H Sisson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1959 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De rerum natura by Titus Lucretius Carus ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text in Latin; introduction and notes in English
Jude the obscure by Thomas Hardy ( Book )
23 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life." "In this haunting love story, a couple who have each fled a previous marriage find love and fulfillment together, only to have tragedy overwhelm them." "Both having left earlier marriages, Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead find happiness in their relationship. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union, it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge."
Britannicus ; Phaedra ; Athaliah by Jean Racine ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Trojan ditch : collected poems & selected translations by C. H Sisson ( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The avoidance of literature : collected essays [of] C.H. Sisson by C. H Sisson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some tales of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete poems of Christina Rossetti by Christina Georgina Rossetti ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The case of Walter Bagehot by C. H Sisson ( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by C. H Sisson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christopher Homm by C. H Sisson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Aeneid by Virgil ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virgil's epic poem describing the fall of Troy, in English blank verse by Robert Fitzgerald
The song of Roland ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anchises : poems by C. H Sisson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
God bless Karl Marx! by C. H Sisson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems and essays on poetry by Edgar Allan Poe ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) has suffered as many posthumous buffets and reversals in his reputation as he did in his life. Even before Baudelaire translated his stories and Mallarme his poems, he was revered in France, while in Britain and even in America his work came to seem haunted, weird, its merits subsumed in the gothic drama of a life drunk (in every sense) to the lees, and early over. Many readers know his poems by heart but are wary of confessing an enthusiasm for lines so sonorous and unfashionable. This edition includes all Poe's poetry and three of his most influential essays. C.H. Sisson in his introduction makes measured claims for an original and challenging writer, siding with Baudelaire, Gautier, Mallarme and Valery in singling out the unlikely and powerful qualities in Poe's language, qualities inherent in his subject-matter and realised in his verse. 'There is, ' Sisson declares, 'a small handful of Poe's poems which are of clarity and luminosity which make most of the poetry of the nineteenth century look muddy.' His poetry, 'enjoyable but not explicable', attempts 'the rhythmical creation of beauty'
 
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Alternative Names
Sisson, C. H.
Sisson, C. H. 1914-2003
Sisson, Charles 1914-2003
Sisson, Charles Hubert 1914-
Sisson, Charles Hubert 1914-2003
Languages
English (236)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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