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Golding, Arthur 1536-1606

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Works: 374 works in 1,020 publications in 2 languages and 11,492 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Sources  History  Sermons  Biography  Drama  Epic poetry, Latin  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Illustrations 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Lyricist
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 873.01
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Most widely held works by Arthur Golding
Metamorphoses : the Arthur Golding translation, 1567 by Ovid ( Book )
12 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Dust Jacket: Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses is "the most beautiful book in the language"--So Ezra Pound has been assuring us for half a century. It is certainly true that from the time of its publication in 1567 until a decade after the death of Shakespeare it was the English Ovid: one of the most popular and influential books during the greatest period of our literature. Four hundred years later, it still has more verve and gusto, is more plain fun to read, than any other version in English. The two hundred and fifty stories of the Metamorphoses-some only a few lines long, some several hundred-involve the theme of transformation. They show us men and women-as a reward, as a punishment, as an escape-becoming animal or vegetable or mineral, or in a few cases even decorations in outer space. There are many tones, from the homely sweetness of Philemon and Baucis to the frenzy of Myrrha's incestuous love for her father; from the little idyll of Pan and Syrinx to the rape and cannibalism of Philomela's tragedy-of which T.S. Eliot has made a key symbol in The Waste Land. Moving at breathless speed, thanks largely to "dissolves" not unlike those of surrealist cinema, the episodes range from the very beginning of the world to a famous political assassination of the poet's own day. This edition makes available for the first time in an inexpensive modern edition the complete text of Golding's 1567 original. For the first time too we have the long-needed and long-desired footnotes on unfamiliar words, together with an identifying index of names and places. By way of introduction, Mr. Nims has written a lively and informative study of the Metamorphoses and its history, of Ovid's artistry as poet and Golding's as translator, and indeed of the whole problem of translating poetry, so much discussed today in and outside the universities
Shakespeare's Ovid, being Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses by Ovid ( Book )
25 editions published between 1904 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tragedie of Abraham's sacrifice edited, with an introduction, notes and an appendix containing the Abraham sacrifiant of Theodore Beza, by Malcolm W. Wallace by Théodore de Bèze ( Book )
34 editions published between 1577 and 2010 in English and French and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ovid's Metamorphosis Englished, mythologized, and represented in figures by Ovid ( Book )
20 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This translation of Ovid was acclaimed by Ezra Pound as "the most beautiful book in the language (my opinion and I suspect it was Shakespeare's)." Ovid's deliciously witty and poignant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked myths and legends in which men and women are transformed - often by love - into flowers, trees, stones, and stars. Golding's robustly vernacular version was the first major English translation and decisively influenced Shakespeare, Spenser, and the character of English Renaissance writing."--Jacket
The. xv. bookes of P. Ouidius Naso, entytuled Metamorphosis by Ovid ( )
49 editions published between 1567 and 1977 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sermons of Maister Iohn Caluin, vpon the booke of Iob, translated out of French by Arthur Golding by Jean Calvin ( Book )
45 editions published between 1574 and 1975 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The woorke of the excellent philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca by Lucius Annaeus Seneca ( Book )
18 editions published between 1578 and 1974 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Postill, or, Exposition of the Gospels that are usually red in the churches of God, vpon the Sundayes and feast dayes of Saincts by Niels Hemmingsen ( )
20 editions published between 1569 and 1577 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martiall exploytes in Gallia by Julius Caesar ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The excellent and pleasant worke, Collectanea rerum memorabi lium of Caius Julius Solinus by C. Julius Solinus ( Book )
8 editions published between 1955 and 1979 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woorke concerning the trewnesse of the Christian religion by Philippe de Mornay ( Book )
8 editions published between 1587 and 1976 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The benefit that Christians receiue by Iesus Christ crucified by Aonio Paleario ( Book )
5 editions published in 1580 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The abridgement of the historyes of Trogus Pompeius by Marcus Junianus Justinus ( Book )
9 editions published in 1578 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Golding, A.
Goldinge, Arthur 1536-1605
Goldinge, Arthur 1536-1606
Goldyng, Arthur 1536-1605
Goldyng, Arthur 1536-1606
Languages
English (332)
French (1)
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