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Levi, Peter

Works: 194 works in 894 publications in 7 languages and 26,268 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Maps  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Diaries  Tours 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Performer, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: DF77, B
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Most widely held works by Peter Levi
Atlas of the Greek world by Peter Levi( Book )

99 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 3,763 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
Selected poems by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 1,418 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
The life and times of William Shakespeare by Peter Levi( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 1,306 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
Tennyson by Peter Levi( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,201 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
Guide to Greece by Pausanias( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 911 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( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 880 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( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Lear : a biography by Peter Levi( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 705 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
Horace : a life by Peter Levi( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 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
A history of Greek literature by Peter Levi( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of poetry : the Oxford lectures, 1984-1989 by Peter Levi( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-nine poems in English and Russian
Grave witness by Peter Levi( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and German and held by 562 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
Eden renewed : the public and private life of John Milton by Peter Levi( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 536 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
The English Bible, 1534-1859 by Peter Levi( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light garden of the angel king : journeys in Afghanistan by Peter Levi( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 484 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
Shade those laurels by Cyril Connolly( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of the eighteenth century's preeminent writers spent the autumn of 1773 touring Scotland together. Being literary gentlemen, they took extensive notes. Five years away from producing his famous dictionary, Samuel Johnson hoped to encounter romantic wilderness scenes by "going where nobody goes and seeing what nobody sees." James Boswell, Johnson's biographer, reveled in the opportunity to visit his native country in the company of his mentor Their respective accounts of their sojourn offer not only a taste of travel writing at its finest but also fascinating insights into a celebrated literary friendship
Virgil : a life by Peter Levi( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 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
Edward Lear : a life by Peter Levi( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregarious and popular, Lear had a wide circle of friends, but was often lonely and subject to frequent bouts of depression and debilitating epilepsy, the shame of which he struggled with all his life. Lear belonged to the great tradition of adventurous British travellers, undertaking extensive journeys in Italy and Greece, in Albania, Turkey
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Atlas of the Greek world
Alternative Names
Levi, Peter

Levi, Peter, 1931-

Levi, Peter Chad Tigar

Levi, Peter Chad Tigar, 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 poemsTennysonGuide to GreeceVirgil : his life and timesEdward Lear : a biographyHorace : a lifeEden renewed : the public and private life of John MiltonThe light garden of the angel king : journeys in AfghanistanA journey to the western islands of Scotland