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Ayrton, Michael 1921-1975

Overview
Works: 299 works in 677 publications in 3 languages and 9,065 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Mythological plays  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Pastoral poetry  Epic poetry  Georgics  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Creator, Producer, Other, Director, win
Classifications: PA3827.A7, 882.01
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Virgil by Virgil( Book )

16 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VIRGIL (Publius Vergilius Maro), greatest of Roman poets, was a countryman's son born in 70 B.C. at Andes near Mantua and was educated at Verona, Milan and Rome. Slow in speech, shy in manner, thoughtful in mind, weak in health, he went back to northern Italy for a quiet life. Influenced by the group of poets there, he may have written some of the doubtful poems included in our Virgilian manuscripts. All his undoubted extant work is written in his perfect hexameters. Earliest comes the collection of ten pleasingly artificial bucolic poems the Eclogues, which imitated freely Theocritus' idylls. They deal with the pastoral life and love, but allude also to Virgil's (temporary?) loss of his home by confiscation. Most famous is the mysterious fourth eclogue anticipating a return to the Golden Age. Before 29 B.C. came one of the best of all didactic works, the four books of Georgics on tillage, trees, cattle, bees - a splendid product of a countryman-poet. Virgil's remaining years were spent in composing his great, now wholly finished, epic the Aeneid, inspired by the Emperor Augustus' rule: if not by Augustus himself, on the traditional theme of Rome's origins through Aeneas of Troy - a poem Homeric in metre and method but influenced by later Greek and Roman literature, philosophy and learning; and deeply Roman in spirit, in feeling national not personal. Virgil died in Greece in 19 B.C., intending to round off the Aeneid. He had left in Rome a request that all its twelve books should be destroyed if he were to die then, but they were published by the executors of his will
Giovanni Pisano, sculptor by Michael Ayrton( Book )

32 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first sculptures for the Pisa Baptistry - The decade at Sienna - The Sienna Cathedral facade - The return to Pisa and the Pistoia pulpit - The Pisa pulpit - The last sculptures
The maze maker; a novel by Michael Ayrton( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Oresteia Aeschylus addressed the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, their spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration. In Agamemnon, a king's decision to sacrifice his daughter and turn the tide of war inflicts lasting damage on his family, culminating in a terrible act of retribution; The Libation Bearers deals with the aftermath of Clytemnestra's regicide, as her son Orestes sets out to avenge his father's death; and in The Eumenides, Orestes is tormented by supernatural powers that can never be appeased. Forming an elegant and subtle discourse on the emergence of Athenian democracy out of a period of chaos and destruction, The Oresteia is a compelling tragedy of the tensions between our obligations to our families and the laws that bind us together as a society. - Amazon
Medea by Euripides( Book )

10 editions published between 1953 and 1985 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. -- Amazon.com
The rudiments of paradise; various essays on various arts by Michael Ayrton( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British drawings by Michael Ayrton( Book )

13 editions published between 1946 and 1997 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabrications by Michael Ayrton( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hogarth's drawings by William Hogarth( Book )

10 editions published in 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other wing by Louis MacNeice( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Midas consequence : a novel by Michael Ayrton( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chagall by Marc Chagall( Book )

9 editions published between 1948 and 1958 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The testament of Daedalus by Michael Ayrton( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfortunate traveller; or, The life of Jack Wilton by Thomas Nash( Book )

10 editions published between 1948 and 1960 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
Archilochos by Archilochus( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Femmes ; Hombres = Women ; Men by Paul Verlaine( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat naast elkaar de Engelse vert. en de Franse tekst van de bundels Femmes en Hombres
... Poems of death by Phoebe Pool( Book )

7 editions published between 1945 and 1985 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz : a singular obsession ; a personal portrait of Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) on the centenary of his death by Michael Ayrton( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden sections by Michael Ayrton( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sonnets of Michelangelo by Michelangelo Buonarroti( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventy-eight sonnets dealing with love, sorrow, life and death by the genius of the Renaissance
 
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Alternative Names
Ayrton, G. Michael

Ayrton Michael

Ayrton, Michael I

Ayrton Michel 1921-1975

Gould, Michael

Michael Ayrton

Michael Ayrton britischer Künstler und Autor

Michael Ayrton Brits kunstschilder

Michael Ayrton I

איירטון, מיכאל

איירטון, מיכאל 1921־1975

איירטון, מיכאל, סופר בריטי

Languages
English (257)

French (7)

Italian (1)

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