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Reynolds, Barbara 1914-

Overview
Works: 224 works in 605 publications in 5 languages and 10,717 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Biography  Dictionaries  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Christian poetry  Legends  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Honoree
Classifications: PQ4582.E5, 851.3
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The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine by Dante Alighieri( Book )

27 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic poem in which the poet describes his visionary spiritual journey through Paradise which results in a purification of his religious faith
Dorothy L. Sayers : her life and soul by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse schrijfster Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957)
Dante : the poet, the political thinker, the man by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante is one of the towering figures of European literature, yet there remain a surprising number of questions about his life and works. Who was Beatrice, really? Who was the leader that would bring peace to the world, as Virgil and Beatrice prophesied in the Commedia? Was De Vulgari Eloquentia truly a treatise on the art of writing? Did he need a medicinal muse? Dante scholar and translator Barbara Reynolds contends the master used cannabis to soar to greater creative heights. Besides proposing a solution to the famous prophecies, this biography contains a provocative new idea in virtually every chapter, offering alternative interpretations of his work. Drawing from a broad array of sources, Reynolds provides a comprehensive analysis of the poet, placing him within the context of his culture and society to deepen our understanding of a complicated man who was irritable, opinionated, and vengeful--and an extraordinary genius.--From publisher description
The concise Cambridge Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Condensed from the highly regarded Cambridge Italian Dictionary, this concise version retains a remarkable wide vocabulary and has been compiled to assist English-speaking users and Italian students of English. Authoritative and easy to use it also features: A pronunciation guide and reference grammar -- A wide range of examples that clarify the meaning of certain words -- Specialist words from music, fine art, religion, law, philosophy, science and industry, among other categories -- Examples of certain words in context. As a precise and imaginative two-way guide to living speech, the dictionary will assist both the English and the Italian user to avoid the traps of 'translator's Italian' and 'translator's English'
The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden age, but also a poet, a translator, and ultimately a playwright. There are also letters that make for painful reading: those to the man she loved, John Cournos, who refused to marry her because he didn't believe in marriage and didn't want children, yet soon after his move to America, married a woman with children of her own; and those pouring out her frustrated love to the illegitimate son whom she could not acknowledge publicly. Sayers reveals herself candidly
Orlando Furioso by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1532) is the culmination of the chivalric legends of Charlemagne and the Saracen invasion of France, a brilliantly witty parody of the medieval romances, and a fitting monument to the court society of the Italian Renaissance which gave it birth. In a kaleidoscope of scenes and emotions, three principal stories are developed: the love of Orlando for Angelica; the war between the Franks and the Saracens; and the love of Ruggiero, a Saracen, for Bradamant, a Christian. Enlivening and unifying the whole work is the vital personality of the author, endlessly teasing his readers and dropping casual asides about his contemporaries. Though highly serious in purpose and sophisticated in design, Orlando Furioso displays to the full Ariostro's remarkable sense of the absurd. This unabridged prose translation faithfully captures the narrative entire and renders meaning in its lightest shadings."--Back cover
The passionate intellect : Dorothy L. Sayers' encounter with Dante by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy L. Sayers, detective novelist, poet, scholar, playwright and Christian apologist, spent the last fourteen years of her life reading and translating Dante's "Divine Comedy". The first two volumes of her translation, "Hell" and "Purgatory", were published during her lifetime, but when she died in 1957 the third volume, "Paradise", was unfinished. It was completed by her friend Barbara Reynolds. And now Barbara Reynolds has written the first full-length study of this illuminating stage in the creative life of Dorothy Sayers. Drawing on personal reminiscences and unpublished letters, she explores the dynamic impact of Dante upon a mature mind. New light is shed on Dorothy Sayers's personality, her relationship with her friends, her methods of work, and her intellectual and spiritual development. Readers of Dante, no less than readers of Sayers, will find this of interest
La vita nuova. Poems of youth by Dante Alighieri( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Michael Dillon June 2009
Cambridge dizionario italiano-inglese, inglese-italiano, Signorelli : dal "Cambridge Italian dictionary" di Barbara Reynolds by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in Italian and English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1937-1943 : from novelist to playwright by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of Dorothy L. Sayers covers the seven years in which the greatest detective novelist of the golden age--and the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey--turns away from mystery writing to become a playwright and, in turn, a controversial figure. Accused on the one hand of blasphemy, acclaimed on the other as one of the most influential lay theologians of her time, she found herself drawn into a vast network of correspondence, dealing with a wide range of social concerns. These, after all, are the years of World War II, of air-raids, threats of invasion, rationing, lack of domestic help, congested travel, and blackouts. But there was no blackout in the creativity of Dorothy L. Sayers; in fact, this is the peak period f her creative endeavors: seventeen plays, several books, innumerable articles and talks--and hundreds of letters. The letters reveal the context of her published words and send the reader back to them with new understanding. But the issues they raise are not merely those of her time; many are startlingly topical, even today. The letters take us behind the scenes of her thinking, activity, and personal life. Here is an unknown Dorothy L. Sayers, whose influence on her contemporaries and beyond has yet to be measured. But at the same time, here is the Sayers whom we have always known and loved: witty, engaging, creative, passionate, committed. Barbara Reynolds, Dorothy L. Sayers's acclaimed biographer, has selected and annotated these letters from the hundreds that Sayers wrote during one of the most fascinating times of her life
The Translator's art : essays in honour of Betty Radice( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All in the same boat; an American family's adventures on a voyage around the world in the yacht Phoenix by Earle L Reynolds( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vita nuova (poems of youth) by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's sequence of poems tells the story of his passion for Beatrice, the beautiful sister of one of his closest friends, transformed through his writing into the symbol of a love that was both spiritual and romantic. Vita Nuova begins with the moment Dante first glimpses Beatrice in her childhood, follows him through unrequited passion and ends with his profound grief over the loss of his love. Interspersing exquisite verse with Dante's own commentary analysing the structure and origins of each poem, Vita Nuova offers a unique insight into the poet's art and skill. And, by introducing personal experience into the strict formalism of medieval love poetry, it marked a turning point in European literature. Barbara Reynolds's translation is remarkable for its lucidity and faithfulness to the original. In her new introduction she examines the ways in which Dante broke with poetic conventions of his day and analyses his early poetry within the context of his life. This revised edition also contains notes, a chronology and an index of first lines. --Penguin Books
The linguistic writings of Alessandro Manzoni; a textual and chronological reconstruction by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

13 editions published in 1950 in English and Italian and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete five voice madrigals : for mixed voices by Luca Marenzio( )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first five books of madrigals for mixed voices in five parts by Sigismondo D'India( )

in Italian and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and Italian and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tredici novelle moderne by Kathleen T Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete four voice madrigals : for mixed voices by Luca Marenzio( )

1 edition published in 1995 in Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis + emergency risk communication : by leaders for leaders by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dante : the poet, the political thinker, the man
Alternative Names
Barbara Reynolds British academic

Barbara Reynolds Brits lexicografe (1914-2015)

Reynolds, Eva Mary Barbara 1914-

Thorpe, Barbara 1914-

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Dorothy L. Sayers : her life and soulDante : the poet, the political thinker, the manThe concise Cambridge Italian dictionaryThe letters of Dorothy L. SayersOrlando FuriosoThe passionate intellect : Dorothy L. Sayers' encounter with DanteLa vita nuova. Poems of youthThe letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1937-1943 : from novelist to playwright