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Reynolds, Barbara 1914-2015

Overview
Works: 212 works in 692 publications in 4 languages and 10,981 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Biography  Dictionaries  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Reference works  Christian poetry  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Honoree
Classifications: PQ4315.58, 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 )

46 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,643 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 1,180 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 1,125 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 )

52 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concise Cambridge Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 764 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 )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 716 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
The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 710 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 )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 599 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 )

12 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
Cambridge dizionario italiano-inglese, inglese-italiano, Signorelli : dal "Cambridge Italian dictionary" di Barbara Reynolds by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in Italian and English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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 )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 193 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 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Italian and held by 131 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 126 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 115 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

Introduction to the Italian madrigal : for four voices : newly revised and edited from the former Penguin book of madrigals for mixed voices( )

1 edition published in 1989 in Italian and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete five voice madrigals : for mixed voices in five parts by Marco da Gagliano( )

8 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 81 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 nuovaThe letters of Dorothy L. SayersOrlando FuriosoThe passionate intellect : Dorothy L. Sayers' encounter with DanteThe letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1937-1943 : from novelist to playwrightTredici novelle moderne
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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