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France, Peter 1935-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 274 publications in 2 languages and 11,436 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  History  Conference proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PQ41, 848.509
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Most widely held works by Peter France
The new Oxford companion to literature in French ( Book )
16 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys literature in French from all over the world, identifying writers from many countries, intellectual and cultural movements, and literary and theatrical genres
Selected poems by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jon Stallworthy and Peter France introduce Blok's poetry into English, retaining as much as possible his distinctive form and tone. His early poetry is inspired by mystical experience rather than events that were occurring contemporaneously
The Oxford guide to literature in English translation ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the process of translating and the choices involved, making the translator more 'visible'. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Hungarian, Korean to Turkish. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available."
Diderot by Peter France ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poets of modern Russia by Peter France ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rousseau, Confessions by Peter France ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Racine's rhetoric by Peter France ( Book )
21 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rhetoric and truth in France: Descartes to Diderot by Peter France ( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The twelve, and other poems by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford history of literary translation in English ( )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politeness and its discontents : problems in French classical culture by Peter France ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reveries of the solitary walker by Jean-Jacques Rousseau ( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These hours of solitude and meditation are the only time of the day when I am completely myself'Reveries of the Solitary Walker is Rousseau's last great work, the product of his final years of exile from the society that condemned his political and religious views. Returning to Paris the philosopher determines to keep a faithful record of the thoughts and ideas that come to him on his perambulations. Part reminiscence, part reflection, enlivened by anecdote and encounters, the Reveries form a kind of sequel to his Confessions, but they are more introspectiveand less defensive: Rousseau finds h
Mapping lives : the uses of biography ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These essays on the problems and functions of biography - particularly those of writers, thinkers and artists - investigate a subject of enduring importance for those interested in culture
Enlightenment and emancipation ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" The Enlightenment has been represented in radically opposing ways: on the one hand, as the throwing off of the chains of superstition, custom, and usurped authority; on the other hand, in the Romantic period, but also more recently, as what Michel Foucault termed "the great confinement," in which "mind-forged manacles" imprison the free and irrational spirit. The debate about the "Enlightenment project" remains a topical one, which can still arouse fierce passions. This collection of essays by distinguished scholars from various disciplines addresses the central question: "Was Enlightenment a force for emancipation?" Their responses, working from within, and frequently across the disciplinary lines of history, political science, economics, music, literature, aesthetics, art history, and film, reveal unsuspected connections and divergences even between well-known figures and texts. In their turn, the essays suggest the need for further inquiry in areas that turn out to be very far from closed. The volume considers major writings in unusual juxtaposition; highlights new figures of importance; and demonstrates familiar texts to embody strange implications."--Publisher's website
Poetry in France : metamorphoses of a muse ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Racine, Andromaque by Peter France ( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diderot : les dernières années, 1770-84 : colloque du bicentenaire, 2-5 septembre 1984 à Edimbourg ( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Child-and-rose by Gennadiĭ Aĭgi ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems, 1954-94 by Gennadiĭ Aĭgi ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Field-Russia by Gennadiĭ Aĭgi ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The death of Gennady Aygi on February 21, 2006 was a terrible loss to contemporary world poetry. Field-Russia is a book of poems Aygi arranged shortly before his death. It begins with an informal conversation about his thoughts on poetry, and opens out into a series of little lyric "books" - Field-Russia, Time of the Ravines, and Final Departure - that together form a part of what Aygi called his "life-book." The collection closes with a poetic tribute to Paul Celan, followed by a Afterword by Peter France. A vanguardist nature poet with roots in ancient shamanistic traditions, Aygi, like Akhmatova and Celan before him, has left us with those most necessary words to dwell in - a quiet, spiritual poetry in a time of uprootedness and despair."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
France, Peter
Languages
English (160)
French (14)
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