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Golding, Arthur 1536-1606

Works: 335 works in 1,026 publications in 2 languages and 13,305 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Drama  Sources  Biography  Commentaries  Sermons  Epic poetry, Latin  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Lyricist
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 871.1
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Most widely held works by Arthur Golding
Metamorphoses : the Arthur Golding translation, 1567 by Ovid( Book )
13 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 )
28 editions published between 1904 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham sacrifiant by Théodore de Bèze( Book )
40 editions published between 1577 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The excellent and pleasant worke, Collectanea rerum memorabi lium of Caius Julius Solinus by C. Julius Solinus( Book )
10 editions published between 1587 and 1977 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Betrifft die Handschrift Cod. 170 der Burgerbibliothek Bern (S. XXX-XXXI)
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 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus by Marcus Junianus Justinus( )
20 editions published between 1564 and 1578 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ovid's Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )
13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 241 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 woorke of the excellent philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca by L. Annaeus Seneca( Book )
17 editions published between 1578 and 1974 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martiall exploytes in Gallia by Julius Caesar( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 171 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
Heart aflame : daily readings from Calvin on the Psalms by Jean Calvin( Book )
16 editions published between 1571 and 1965 in English and held by 137 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
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French (1)