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Origo, Iris 1902-1988

Overview
Works: 95 works in 643 publications in 6 languages and 9,580 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HF3584.5.D3, B
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Most widely held works by Iris Origo
The merchant of Prato, Francesco di Marco Datini, 1335-1410 by Iris Origo( Book )

149 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses letters, account books, ledgers, and other documents to trace the business and personal life of Datini, a successful fourtheenth-century Florentine merchant
The last attachment; the story of Byron and Teresa Guiccioli as told in their unpublished letters and other family papers by Iris Origo( Book )

67 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of San Bernardino by Iris Origo( Book )

33 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected prose and poetry by Giacomo Leopardi( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A need to testify : portraits of Lauro de Bosis, Ruth Draper, Gaetano Salvemini, Ignazio Silone and an essay on biography by Iris Origo( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A measure of love by Iris Origo( Book )

19 editions published between 1957 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leopardi : a study in solitude by Iris Origo( Book )

19 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) is widely considered the greatest Italian poet since Dante, He was a scholar and philosopher whose out standing scholarly and philosophical works and superb poetry place him in the pantheon of great nineteenth-century writers
Allegra by Iris Origo( Book )

14 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War in Val d'Orcia : a diary by Iris Origo( Book )

28 editions published between 1947 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vagabond path by Iris Origo( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leopardi : a study in solitude by Iris Origo( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cited alongside Dante and Petrarch as one of the great Italian poets, Count Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) brought the cadences of nineteenth-century Italian to their aesthetic height; his is a voice without which the concert of European Romanticism would sound discordant and incomplete. This long-overdue reissuing of Iris Origo's classic biography comes on the heels of a series of international bicentennial symposia celebrating his work that have generated renewed American interest in Leopardi. An engaging, highly readable biographer, Origo brings us Leopardo the poet but also Leopardi the nineteeth-century romantic par excellence -- a precocious genius who had written tragedies, poetry, and philosophical treatises by the age of sixteen and who later suffered debilitating illness ("a walking sepulchre" he wrote of himself) so that hunched over and isolated by his illness, all that was left to him was his internal vision and language. Often writing to and for himself, words were his way of subverting solitude
Tribune of Rome : a biography of Cola di Rienzo by Iris Origo( Book )

12 editions published between 1938 and 1980 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toskanisches Tagebuch : 1943/44 ; Kriegsjahre im Val d'Orcia by Iris Origo( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War in Val d'Orcia, 1947
The vagabond path: an anthology by Iris Origo( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un'amica : ritratto di Elsa Dallolio by Iris Origo( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images and shadows; part of a life by Iris Origo( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bring her up somewhere where she does not belong... I'd like her to be a little 'foreign'. Iris Origo was born in 1902 and spent her youth in the ancestral estate on Long Island and in her grandfather's castle in Ireland. Her father died tragically when she was eight, and she continued her peripatetic life with her indefatigable mother and beloved governess. A woman who always knew her mind, in 1923 Origo bought La Foce, an entire valley, almost feudal in organisation, in the Val d'Orcia of Tuscany. There for fifty years she worked tirelessly with her husband, improving the land and the lot of the peasants, saving endangered children from the brutal incursions of the Nazis, and writing history and memoirs that are still considered classics of the genre. She was at once a woman of action and introspection, of boundless curiosity and endearing innocence. She wrote beautifully, thoughtfully, and lucidly, especially when she turned the lens on herself and her own life
Sunset and twilight : from the diaries of 1947-1958 by Bernard Berenson( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last attachment : the story of Byron and Teresa Guiccioli by Iris Origo( Book )

6 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldene Schatten aus meinem Leben by Iris Origo( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in solitude by Iris Origo( Book )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The merchant of Prato, Francesco di Marco Datini, 1335-1410
Alternative Names
Cutting , Iris

Cutting, Iris 1902-1988

Cutting, Iris Origo 1902-1988

Iris Origo British writer

Iris Origo escritora británica

Iris Origo historica uit Ierland (1902-1988)

Iris Origo irisch-US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Historikerin

Iris Origo scrittrice inglese

Origo Cutting, Iris 1902-1988

Origo, Iris

Origo, Iris 1902-

Origo, Iris 1902-1988 Marchesa of Val d'Orcia

Origo, Iris b. 1902

Origo, Iris Cutting 1902-1988 Marchesa

Origo, Iris Cutting, Marchesa, 1902-1988

Origo, Iris Cutting, Marchesa, b. 1902

Origo, Iris, Marchesa of Val d'Orcia, 1902-1988

Origo, Iris Margaret

Origo, Iris Margaret 1902-1988

Origo, Marchesa Iris 1902-1988

오리고, 마르케사 이리스 1902-1988

오리고, 이리스 1902-1988

オリーゴ, イリス

Languages
English (384)

Italian (72)

German (24)

French (14)

Dutch (4)

Spanish (3)

Covers
The last attachment; the story of Byron and Teresa Guiccioli as told in their unpublished letters and other family papersA need to testify : portraits of Lauro de Bosis, Ruth Draper, Gaetano Salvemini, Ignazio Silone and an essay on biographyLeopardi : a study in solitudeLeopardi : a study in solitudeImages and shadows; part of a lifeThe last attachment : the story of Byron and Teresa GuiccioliIris Origo : marchesa of Val d'Orcia