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Ayrton, Michael 1921-1975

Overview
Works: 303 works in 692 publications in 3 languages and 9,305 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Poetry  Mythological plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Pastoral poetry  Epic poetry  Georgics  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Producer, Other, Creator, win, Director
Classifications: PA3827.A7, 882.01
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Virgil by Virgil( Book )

16 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VIRGIL (Publius Vergilius Maro), was born in 70 B.C. near Mantua and was educated at Cremona, Milan and Rome. Slow in speech, shy in manner, thoughtful in mind, weak in health, he went back north 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. Before 29 B.C. came one of the best of all didactic works, the four books of Georgics on tillage, trees, cattle, bees. Virgil's remaining years were spent in composing his great, not wholly finished, epic the Aeneid, on the traditional theme of Rome's origins through Aeneas of Troy. Inspired by the Emperor Augustus' rule, the poem is Homeric in metre and method but influenced by later Greek and Roman literature, philosophy and learning, and deeply Roman in spirit. Virgil died in 19 B.C. in Greece, where he intended 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 )

26 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 847 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 )

24 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title Page -- Part One -- Part Two -- Part Three
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and held by 498 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 425 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 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British drawings by Michael Ayrton( Book )

13 editions published between 1946 and 1997 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabrications by Michael Ayrton( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hogarth's drawings by William Hogarth( Book )

10 editions published in 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giambattista Basile's The tale of tales, or, Entertainment for little ones by Giambattista Basile( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rollicking, bawdy collection of 50 fairy tales told by 10 storytellers over five days follows the compilation efforts of 17th-century Italian poet Giambattista Basile and traces the experiences of a cursed princess who would win back her betrothed
The other wing by Louis MacNeice( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and held by 201 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 199 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 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unfortunate traveller : or, The life of Jacke Wilton by Thomas Nash( Book )

8 editions published between 1948 and 1950 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archilochos by Archilochus( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and English and held by 153 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 )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Poems of death by Phoebe Pool( Book )

7 editions published between 1945 and 1985 in English and held by 141 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
Golden sections by Michael Ayrton( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ayrton, G. Michael

Ayrton Michael

Ayrton, Michael, 1921-

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 (259)

French (2)

German (1)