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Jay, Peter 1945-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 117 publications in 4 languages and 4,079 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Parodies, imitations, etc  Paraphrases  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: PQ2260.G36, 881.0108
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Most widely held works by Peter Jay
The Greek anthology and other ancient Greek epigrams; a selection in modern verse translations by Peter Jay( Book )
28 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The wealth of man by Peter Jay( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book tells the story of the rise and the fall of whole economies and nations, the ascent - and frequent pauses - of mankind as the only economic animal, as producer, consumer and accumulator of wealth." "It tells how we have grown from being one species among many on Earth, to regard ourselves as the master species. Ten thousand years ago, there were six million of us, living mainly by hunting and gathering. Today there are more than six billion, many with a standard of living that would have been unimaginable to our Stone Age ancestors." "And yet it is not a straightforward story of 'progress'. Man's economic advance has occurred in fits and starts, punctuated by periods of stagnation and, sometimes, retreat."--BOOK JACKET
The chimeras by Gérard de Nerval( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All for the wolves : selected poems, 1947-1975 by Peter Russell( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sappho through English poetry ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sea! The sea! : an anthology of poems ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discerning and entertaining anthology for all those fascinated by the sea, marking the 200th anniversary of the legendary Battle of Trafalgar and Admiral Lord Nelson's death. The sea occupies four-fifths of the earth's surface and, from time immemorial, poets have turned and returned to the sea as a powerful theme or symbol. Blending well-known and unfamiliar, ancient and modern poetry, the anthology celebrates the sea's elemental, practical, and mythological significance to humankind
The Song of Songs by Peter Jay( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The extraordinary and long-lived appeal of The Song of Songs lies in its unmatched lyrical beauty and in its supreme evocation of the moods of sexual love. Perhaps the most famous and popular book of the Bible, it is usually - and yet mistakenly - thought of as a single long narrative poem. Scholars have proposed many theories of the book's structure, but none is more natural than the view that it is a small anthology of quite distinct and varied lyric poems, composed over several centuries of Hebrew history." "The poems are set in context by the late Rabbi Dr David Goldstein's revealing introduction, and enhanced with a useful set of notes."--Jacket
Shifting frontiers : poems 1962-1977 by Peter Jay( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hour of sand : selected poems, 1969-1989 by Ana Blandiana( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems of Meleager by Meleager( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crater : poems 1974-5 by János Pilinszky( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected poems by Sally Purcell( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alibi, and other poems by Ștefan Augustin Doinaș( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Aldo Vianello( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les chimères by Gérard de Nerval( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bion's Elegy for Adonis & the vigil of Venus : new versions by Peter Jay( Book )
4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spaces of hope : poetry for our times and places ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lead : Romanian-English bilingual edition by George Bacovia( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and Romanian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The still unborn about the dead : selected poems by Nichita Stănescu( Book )
3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boxes, stairs & whistle time by Petru Demetru Popescu( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jay, Peter
Jay, Peter Anthony Charles
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