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Reynolds, Barbara 1914-2015

Overview
Works: 245 works in 707 publications in 4 languages and 11,064 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Romances  Dictionaries  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Epic poetry  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Honoree
Classifications: PQ4315, 851.1
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Most widely held works about Barbara Reynolds
 
Most widely held works by Barbara Reynolds
The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine by Dante Alighieri( Book )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most celebrated work of Dante is the Divine comedy--a vision of hell, purgatory and heaven that provides a strangely surrealistic view of medieval attitudes on religious dogma and the price of disobedience
Dante : the poet, the political thinker, the man by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,175 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
Dorothy L. Sayers : her life and soul by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembered above all as the detective writer who created Lord Peter Wimsey, Sayers was also a scholar and one of the first women to be awarded a degree from Oxford University. Reynolds, who completed the translation of Dante's Divine Comedy that Sayers left unfinished when she died and who is chairman of the Dorothy L. Sayers Society, profiles the famous writer on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The Cambridge Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

42 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concise Cambridge Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 765 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'
Vita nuova by Dante Alighieri( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La vita nuova marked a turning point in European literature, introducing personal experience into the strict formalism of medieval love poetry. The sequence of poems tells the story of Dante?s passion for Beatrice, the beautiful sister of one of his closest friends, transformed through his writing into a symbol of love that was both spiritual and romantic. From unrequited passion to the profound grief he experiences at the loss of his love, this work intersperses exquisite verse with Dante?s own commentary on the structure and origins of each poem, offering a unique insight into the poet?s art and skill. Barbara Reynolds?s translation, acclaimed for its lucidity and faithfulness to the original, is now enhanced with a new introduction and other material." --Publisher description
Orlando Furioso by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this new verse translation of Orlando Furioso ("Mad Orlando"), David R. Slavitt introduces readers to Ariosto's now-neglected masterpiece - a poem whose impact on Western literature can scarcely be exaggerated. Now, through translations of generous selections from this longest of all major European poems, Slavitt brings the poem to life in ways previous translators have nor." "At the heart of Ariosto's romance are Orlando's unrequited love for the pagan princess Angelica and his jealous rage when she elopes. The action takes place against a besieged Paris, as Charlemagne and his Christian paladins defend the city against the Saracen king. The poem, however, obeys no geography or rules but its own, as the story moves by whim from Japan to the Hebrides to the moon; it includes such imaginary creatures as the hippogriff and a sea monster called the orc. Orlando Furioso is Dante's medieval universe turned upside down and made comic. Characterized by satire, parody, and irony, the poem celebrates a new humanistic Renaissance conception of man in an utterly fantastical world. Slavitt's translation captures the energy, comedy, and great fun of Ariosto's Italian."--Jacket
The passionate intellect : Dorothy L. Sayers' encounter with Dante by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 573 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. Thirty years later Barbara Reynolds wrote this book, the first full-length study of this illuminating stage in the creative life of Dorothy Sayers. Drawing on personal reminiscences and unpublished letters, she tells a moving and compelling story. The work explores the dynamic impact of Dante upon a mature mind. New light is shed on Dorothy Sayers' 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 an exciting book."--Book jacket
The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.S. Lewis said that Dorothy L. Sayers would be acclaimed as one of the great letter-writers of the twentieth century. His opinion is triumphantly confirmed in this collection of letters spanning Sayers's childhood and career as a detective novelist. Her letters to family, friends, and professional colleagues paint a vivid portrait of a serious, determined, and often very funny writer - not just the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the greatest detective novelist of the
The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri( Book )

6 editions published between 1949 and 1984 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Divine Comedy' begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity. Allen Mandelbaum's astonishingly Dantean translation, which captures so much of the life of the original, renders whole for us the masterpiece that genius whom our greatest poets have recognized as a central model for all poets. This Everyman's edition -- containing in one volume all three cantos, 'Inferno, ' 'Purgatorio, ' and 'Paradiso' -- includes an introduction by Nobel Prize-winning poet Eugenio Montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. Also included are forty-two drawings selected from Botticelli's marvelous late-fifteenth century series of illustrations." ***"An epic poem in which the poet describes his spiritual journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise -- guided first by the poet Virgil and then by his beloved Beatrice -- which results in a purification of his religious faith."
Cambridge dizionario italiano-inglese, inglese-italiano, Signorelli : dal "Cambridge Italian dictionary" di Barbara Reynolds by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers : 1899-1936 : the making of a detective novelist by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"C. S. Lewis said that Dorothy L. Sayers would be acclaimed as one of the great letter-writers of the twentieth century. His opinion is triumphantly confirmed in this collection of the letters from her early years." "There are charming letters from the precocious but thoughtful child of Bluntisham Rectory; enthusiastic letters from the schoolgirl and Oxford undergraduate enjoying her first adventures away from home; sparkling descriptions of the schools and offices in which the young Sayers tried to make her way in the world." "In her letters to family, friends and professional colleagues there is a vivid portrait of a serious, determined and often very funny writer- not just the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the greatest detective novelist of the golden age but also poet, translator and ultimately playwright." "There is a young woman in love, at first flirtatious and frivolous, later by turns emotional and cynical, heartbroken and unexpectedly happy. And there is a mother who cannot acknowledge her own child, but who pours her frustrated love for him into her letters." "Sayers reveals herself candidly in her personal letters as a genial, amusing and loyal friend, but also as a woman taking exuberant pleasure in the sharing of ideas. Her letters also bear the imprint of her vigorous mind: they reflect the social, cultural and religious issues in which she took a passionate interest."--BOOK JACKET
The Translator's art : essays in honour of Betty Radice( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays in honour of Betty Radice. "Each draws on personal experience of rendering Middle English or Italian, Latin or Greek, Hebrew or Japanese into a contemporary English suited to the supreme works of prose and poetry ... also offers a wealth of insights into style and metre, language and literature, ancient and medieval culture."
The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1937-1943 : from novelist to playwright by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of letters looks at the seven-year period in which the famous mystery novelist turned to writing drama
The linguistic writings of Alessandro Manzoni; a textual and chronological reconstruction by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

14 editions published in 1950 in English and Italian and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Italian and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 125 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 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tredici novelle moderne by Kathleen T Butler( Book )

18 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine
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Dante : the poet, the political thinker, the manDorothy L. Sayers : her life and soulThe concise Cambridge Italian dictionaryVita nuovaOrlando FuriosoThe passionate intellect : Dorothy L. Sayers' encounter with DanteThe letters of Dorothy L. SayersThe letters of Dorothy L. Sayers : 1899-1936 : the making of a detective novelist
Alternative Names
Barbara Reynolds British academic

Barbara Reynolds Brits lexicografe (1914-2015)

Reynolds, Barbara, 1914-

Reynolds, Eva Mary Barbara 1914-

Reynolds, Eva Mary Barbara, 1914-2015

Thorpe, Barbara 1914-

Thorpe, Barbara, 1914-2015

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