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Levi, Peter

Works: 201 works in 1,016 publications in 12 languages and 25,237 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Maps  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Pictorial works  Poetry  Diaries  Tours 
Roles: aut, trl, edt, aui, adp, oth, win, prf, ctb, ant
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Most widely held works by Peter Levi
Atlas of the Greek world by Peter Levi( )

153 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 3,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of ancient Greek civilization focuses on Greek achievements in philosophy, medicine, sports, theater, sculpture, economics, science, and law, incorporating visits to the twenty-six major architectural sites
The life and times of William Shakespeare by Peter Levi( )

35 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Shakespeare's life and times, his works, and the connections between them. Also includes new work and discoveries by scholars over the last fifty years and reexamines the famous legends about the playwright
Selected poems by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( )

35 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in and and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains a selection of early works by Yevgeni Yevtushenko who blazed a trail for a generation of Soviet poets with a confident poetic voice that moves effortlessly between social and personal themes
Tennyson by Peter Levi( )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in and and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Levi, a prolific poet and one of England's most well-respected scholars, brings his wide learning and poet's sensibility to an intelligent and appreciative examination of the life and work of one of the English language's most accomplished and enduring masters. As the popular author of In Memoriam, Maud, Idylls of the King, and "The Charge of the Light Brigade," Alfred, Lord Tennyson towered over the middle and second half of nineteenth-century English poetry. But for all his fame and influence, including a forty-year reign as England's poet laureate and friendships with the likes of Queen Victoria, Thomas Carlyle, and Thackeray, Tennyson remained a very private, interior individual. Levi observes that the poet remains mysterious in part because his life was so intricately wedded to poetry, which itself is a mystery. In his later years Tennyson feared he would be "ripped open like a pig" by biographers. And his close friend Benjamin Jowett wrote, "He would have wished that, like Shakespeare, his life might be unknown to posterity." But a life so abundant and work so rich as Tennyson's deserve, indeed demand, close attention. To this smart and often amusing study, Peter Levi brings his extensive knowledge of the art of poetry and his longstanding admiration for one of the most enigmatic and enduring voices in literature
Horace : a life by Peter Levi( )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in and and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the Roman poets, Horatius Flaccus (65 BC to 8 BC) is undoubtedly the greatest. His vast corpus of work (the Epodes, Satires, Odes, Epistles and the Ars Poetica) spanned all aspects of Roman life: politics, the arts, religion, and the authority of the emperor, while his poems about friendship, philosophy, love and sex still have considerable universal appeal. For two thousand years he has been kept alive by scholars who have felt a great affinity with the benign personality that emerges. But not since Fraenkel's life of Horace in 1957 has a substantial biography of the poet been undertaken
Guide to Greece by Pausanias( )

44 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the second century AD by a Greek traveler for a predominantly Roman audience, Pausanias' "Guide to Greece" is an extraordinarily literate and well-informed guidebook. A study of buildings, traditions and myth, it describes with precision and eloquence the glory of classical Greece shortly before its ultimate decline in the third century. This volume, the first of two, concerns the five provinces of central Greece, with an account of cities including Athens, Corinth and Thebes and a compelling depiction of the Oracle at Delphi. Along the way, Pausanias recounts Greek legends that are unknown from any other source and quotes a wealth of classical literature and poetry that would otherwise have been lost. An inspiration to Byron and Shelley, the "Guide to Greece" remains one of the most influential travel books ever written
Virgil : his life and times by Peter Levi( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although contemporary critics and readers often overlook Virgil's genius, Levi demonstrates that to neglect Virgil is to truncate many of the literary foundations of our culture
The frontiers of paradise : a study of monks and monasteries by Peter Levi( )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems chosen by the author, Yevgeny Yevtushenko by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-nine poems in English and Russian
Edward Lear : a biography by Peter Levi( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Lear was an English eccentric and an admirable poet whose nonsense verse has endeared him to generations of Americans. He was also a brilliant watercolorist and an intrepid traveler. To this lively study of the life and work of one of the most eminent Victorians, the distinguished biographer Peter Levi brings poetic sensitivity and wide-ranging erudition
The art of poetry : the Oxford lectures, 1984-1989 by Peter Levi( )

9 editions published in 1991 in and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Greek literature by Peter Levi( )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil : a life by Peter Levi( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in and and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 70 BC, in a small village near Mantua, Publius Vergilius Maro-Virgil-grew up to be hailed as the greatest Roman poet. And although his work has influenced Western literature for two millennia, little is known about the man himself. Who was the man who created the Aeneid - one of the most important poems in Western literature - and such universal phrases as "love conquers all" and "fortune favors the bold?" Peter Levi here reconstructs the poet's life, from a childhood largely shrouded in mystery to his work as a great literary genius and revolutionary poet, by examining archaeological and historical evidence from Augustan Rome, as well as through close readings of the poet's own work. "Virgil is an intensely personal poet, yet he is anonymous ... My aim is not so ambitious as to try and restore his prestige single-handed. It has simply been to try to understand him in his original context." In this highly acclaimed, now classic biography, Peter Levi discards the myths and brilliantly reveals the life of Virgil and the extraordinary times during which he lived
The light garden of the angel king : journeys in Afghanistan by Peter Levi( )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From time immemorial Afghanistan has both been a fortress of faith and a mountainous crossroads. Through its high valleys merchants traded Chinese porcelains, bundles of indigo cloth, sacks of lapis lazuli, golden jewellery, emeralds and fine carvings from both east and west. Ancient scrolls and beliefs entered the land in satchels of Buddhist pilgrims and in the baggage of military invaders- from Alexander the Great to Mughal, Persian and Arab conquerors and even the ill-fated armies of the British Raj. In this resonant account, Peter Levi seeks the clues which each migration left, in th
Grave witness by Peter Levi( )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in and and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieces of Greek pottery discovered in North Oxfordshire lead to the murder of an eccentric antiquarian who found them. Archaeologist Ben Jonson becomes involved, along with art thieves, kidnappers, and a beautiful girl named Joy
The English Bible, 1534-1859 by Peter Levi( )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eden renewed : the public and private life of John Milton by Peter Levi( )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here in Eden Renewed, the renowned poet and biographer of Edward Lear and Alfred Tennyson, Oxford University professor Peter Levi, presents readers with an extraordinary portrait of John Milton (1608-1674). In this compelling and detailed work, Levi traces Milton's life from the young man who wrote the lyrical poem Lycidas, to his political writings and pamphlets, to the vision of the blind old man, composing Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. In doing so, Levi gives us a full picture of the great poet that shows his roots in Shakespearean England and his growth through the Revolution, Civil War, and the Restoration. Eden Renewed includes valuable new translations of Milton's Latin verse, as well as all new interpretations of his most important prose works
Shade those laurels by Cyril Connolly( )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey to the western islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson( )

25 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journals of the Scottish travels of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell
Boris Pasternak by Peter Levi( )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in and and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Levi, Peter

Levi, Peter 1931-

Levi, Peter Chad Tigar.

Levi, Peter Chad Tigar, S.J.

Levi S.J.

Peter Levi Brits schrijver (1931-2000)

Peter Levi scrittore, archeologo e poeta inglese

Peter Levi Writer, archaeologist, sometime Jesuit priest


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Selected poemsTennysonHorace : a lifeGuide to GreeceVirgil : his life and timesEdward Lear : a biographyThe light garden of the angel king : journeys in AfghanistanEden renewed : the public and private life of John MiltonA journey to the western islands of Scotland