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France, Peter 1935-

Works: 100 works in 470 publications in 6 languages and 14,157 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries  Poetry  Biographies  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Narrator, Other, Honoree, Opponent, Producer
Classifications: PQ2040, 848.509
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Most widely held works about Peter France
Most widely held works by Peter France
The new Oxford companion to literature in French( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,814 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
The Oxford guide to literature in English translation( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide 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
The Oxford history of literary translation in English by Peter France( )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE OXFORD HISTORY OF LITERARY TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH General Editors: Peter France and Stuart Gillespie This groundbreaking five-volume history runs from the Middle Ages to the year 2000. It is a critical history, treating translations wherever appropriate as literary works in their own right, and reveals the vital part played by translators and translation in shaping the literary culture of the English-speaking world, both for writers and readers. It thus offers new and often challenging perspectives on the history of literature in English. As well as examining the translations and their wider impact, it explores the processes by which they came into being and were disseminated, and provides extensive bibliographical and biographical reference material. In the period covered by Volume 2 comes a drive, unprecedented in its energy and scope, to bring foreign writing of all kinds into English. The humanist scholar depicted in Antonello's St Jerome, the jacket illustration, is one of the figures at work, and one of the most self-conscious and prolonged encounters that took place was with the Bible, a uniquely fraught and intimidating original
Selected poems by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by the modern Russian author reflect his faith in love and life and examine ethical and religious themes
Diderot by Peter France( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rousseau, Confessions by Peter France( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets of modern Russia by Peter France( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racine's rhetoric by Peter France( Book )

28 editions published between 1956 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelve, and other poems by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric and truth in France: Descartes to Diderot by Peter France( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politeness and its discontents : problems in French classical culture by Peter France( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a 1992 study of writing of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, mainly in France, but also in Britain and Russia. Its focus is on the establishing and questioning of rational, 'civilized' norms of 'politeness', which in the ancien régime meant not just polite manners, but a certain ideal of society and culture. Within this general context, a series of familiar oppositions, between polite and rude, tame and wild, urban(e) and rustic, élite and popular, adult and child, reason and unreason, gives the initial impetus to enquiries which often show how these opposites interpenetrate, how hierarchies are reversed, and how compromises are sought. Polite society, like polite literature, needs and desires its opposite. The ideal is often the meeting of garden and wilderness, where the savage encounters the civilized and gifts are exchanged. Professor France points to the centrality, but also the vulnerability, in classical culture, of the ideal of 'politeness', and his discussion embraces revolutionary eloquence and enlightened primitivism, the value of hyperbole, and the essay as a form of polite sociability
Mapping lives : the uses of biography( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 420 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
The reveries of the solitary walker by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rousseau's last great work, Reveries of the Solitary Walker is part reminiscence, part meditation, as the philosopher tries to come to terms with his isolation and to find happiness in solitude and nature
Greek as a treat : an introduction to the classics by Peter France( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Lermontov : translations for the bicentenary by Mikhail I︠U︡rʹevich Lermontov( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Russian and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bursting into print with an impassioned poem on the death of Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov attracted unfavorable attention from the authorities while enjoying a high reputation in literary circles and beyond. He was of Scottish descent, and this bilingual volume celebrates him with new translations by 14 translator-poets, mostly Scottish. Although Lermontov declared in one poem that he was "not Byron," he was greatly influenced by his reading of Byron and of Walter Scott. Having served in the Caucasus and taken part in dangerous engagements against the Chechens, like Pushkin he died in a duel of dubious legality. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Mikhail Lermontov's birth, this book celebrates and showcases not only a great Russian writer, but also his Scottish heritage and the wealth of talent among the poets and translators of the United Kingdom and beyond."--Book description,
Enlightenment and emancipation( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 251 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 )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although organised chronologically, POETRY IN FRANCE does not offer an analytical history of an entity that can be called 'French poetry'. Rather than presenting the story of a poetic tradition that starts with the Chanson de Roland and the troubadour poets and Passes via the Renaissance, Classicism and Romanticism to Baudelaire, Mallarme and twentieth-century poetry, the book describes a plurality of traditions: a history of discontinuities and conflicts, rejections and re-adoptions. Within such a rich plurality, the reader of this volume will discern recurrent threads of unifying concerns such as the debate over the frontiers of prose, song and verse and the question of whether the correct poetic language should be elevated and formal or democratically everyday. The nature of inspiration and the centrality of the imagination in poetic creation are also explored, along with a consideration of the figure of the poet - entertainer or educator, prophet or politician, 'maker' or madman. Discussions of the changing position of poetry in society are also included, as is the debate over the nature of a canon in literature. The result is not intended to be a formal set of views on poets or a chronological literary history, rather it is an exploration of the nature of poetry in France, a consideration of its changing conceptions, functions, and forms
Racine, Andromaque by Peter France( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermits : the insights of solitude by Peter France( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ours is an age obsessed by personal relationships. From cradle to grave we have a need to bond, or so we are told by psychiatrists and agony aunts who go on to insist that our capacity to form and retain attachments is a basic criterion of psychological health. When we discuss solitude, it tends to be in the context of 'the problem of loneliness'." "Yet in previous ages the capacity to seek fulfillment outside society has been admired and seen as a measure of discernment and inner security. Hermits build up great reputations, not only for asceticism and spirituality but for their insight into the human condition." "In this lucid and highly readable book, Peter France shows that these men and women still have something vitally important to say to a society that fears solitude. Tracing the history of hermits, from the Taoists and Ancient Greeks up to the present day, he provides fascinating accounts of the lives of some of those who have chosen to live apart, and the knowledge derived from their lives of contemplation: Diogenes and the Desert Fathers; the Russian startsy, Henry David Thoreau, Ramakrishna, Charles de Foucauld, Thomas Merton, and the American poet Robert Lax, a modern hermit who lives on an island in the Aegean. These accounts are interwoven and illuminated by extracts from the writings of hermits, from Thoreau's Walden journals to Thomas Merton's moving reflections on the fruits of solitary meditation." "Gracefully written, accessible and witty, Hermits opens out profound issues: the wisdom that emerges from solitude, and the constant human need, which has surfaced in all ages and all societies, to spend time alone."--BOOK JACKET
A child's guide to languages by Peter France( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This BBC Horizon program looks at some of the different language acquisition methods in use in schools around the world"--Container
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The new Oxford companion to literature in French
The Oxford guide to literature in English translationThe Oxford history of literary translation in EnglishSelected poemsRousseau, ConfessionsPoets of modern RussiaPoliteness and its discontents : problems in French classical cultureMapping lives : the uses of biographyThe reveries of the solitary walker
Alternative Names
France, Peter

Peter France British philologist

Peter France Brits filoloog

Peter France filólogo británico

Франс, Питер