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Adams, Robert M. (Robert Martin) 1915-1996

Overview
Works: 67 works in 371 publications in 3 languages and 18,786 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Novels  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Utopian fiction  Satire  Tragicomedies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Originator
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
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Most widely held works about Robert M Adams
 
Most widely held works by Robert M Adams
Candide, or, Optimism : a new translation, backgrounds, criticism by Voltaire( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents an annotated edition of the story of a simple, optimistic man whose travels take him from one disaster to another; and includes backgrounds, a selection of critical essays, and a summary of the debate surrounding Voltaire's works
The land and literature of England : a historical account by Robert M Adams( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A COMPANION TO BRITISH LITERATURE EXPLORES THE POLITICAL, SOCIAL, INTELLECTUAL, AND CULTURAL HISTORY AND BACKGROUND OF ENGLISH POETRY, FICTION, PROSE, AND DRAMA AND ANALYZES THE CHANGING CONDITIONS OF LITERARY ACTIVITY. BIBLIOG
AfterJoyce : studies in fiction after Ulysses by Robert M Adams( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red and Black : a New Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism by Stendhal( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Rouge et le Noir is a Bildungsroman. The protagonist, Julien Sorel, is a driven and intelligent man, but equally fails to understand much about the ways of the world he sets out to conquer. He harbours many romantic illusions, and becomes little more than a pawn in the political machinations of the influential and ruthless people who surround him. Stendhal uses his flawed hero to satirize French society of the time, particularly the hypocrisy and materialism of its aristocracy and the Roman Catholic Church, and to foretell a radical change in French society that will remove both of those forces from their positions of power. The red and the black of the title are the contrasting colors of the army uniform of the times and of the robes of priests, respectively. Julien Sorel observes early on in the novel that, under the Bourbon restoration it is impossible for a man of his class to distinguish himself in the army (as he might have done under Napoleon); now, only a career in the Church offers social advancement and glory. -- Wikipedia
Nil : episodes in the literary conquest of void during the nineteenth century by Robert M Adams( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New looks at Italian opera : essays in honor of Donald J. Grout by William W Austin( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The egoist : an annotated text, backgrounds, criticism by George Meredith( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the text of George Meredith's classic satirical novel, along with critical essays by Robert Mayo and Virginia Woolf, among others; textual notes; and background essays by the author
Ben Jonson's plays and masques : texts of the plays and masques, Jonson on his work, contemporary readers on Jonson, criticism by Ben Jonson( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stendhal: notes on a novelist by Robert M Adams( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia : a new translation, backgrounds, criticism by Thomas More( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prince : a new translation, backgrounds, interpretations, peripherica by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strains of discord: studies in literary openness by Robert M Adams( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and Italian and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia : a revised translation, backgrounds, criticism by Thomas More( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a revised translation of Sir Thomas More's classic novel "Utopia," and includes five critical essays plus a selection from Edward Bellamy's "Looking Backward."
Shakespeare, the four romances by Robert M Adams( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prince and the discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a 16th-century political treatise written by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). The first two chapters describe the book's scope, defines the various types of principalities and princes and introduces the book's main concerns -- power politics, war craft, and popular goodwill. The author offers practical advice on a variety of matters, including the advantages and disadvantages of various routes to political power, how to acquire and hold new states, how to deal with internal insurrection, how to make alliances, and how to maintain a strong military. Implicit in these chapters are Machiavelli's views regarding free will, human nature, and ethics. He then discusses the qualities of the prince himself. Broadly speaking, this discussion is guided by his underlying view that lofty ideals translate into bad government. This premise is especially true with respect to personal virtue. Certain virtues may be admired for their own sake, but for a prince to act in accordance with virtue is often detrimental to the state. Similarly, certain vices may be frowned upon, but vicious actions are sometimes indispensable to the good of the state. Machiavelli combines this line of reasoning with another: the theme that obtaining the goodwill of the populace is the best way to maintain power. Thus, the appearance of virtue may be more important than true virtue, which may be seen as a liability. The final sections link the book to a specific historical context: Italy's disunity. Machiavelli sets down his account and explanation of the failure of past Italian rulers and concludes with an impassioned plea to the future rulers of the nation. Machiavelli asserts the belief that only Lorenzo de' Medici, to whom the book is dedicated, can restore Italy's honor and pride
Bad mouth : fugitive papers on the dark side by Robert M Adams( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The praise of folly and other writings : a new translation with critical commentary by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of writings by sixteenth-century Dutch theologian Desiderius Erasmus, including "The Praise of Folly," an ironic speech by the pagan goddess Folly in praise of herself, and includes critical essays
Proteus, his lies, his truth; discussions of literary translation by Robert M Adams( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We depend on translations for all that we know of other cultures, yet most of us are unaware of the translator's problems. What can we hope to get and what must we expect to miss in a literary translation? Is a translation successful simply because it is colloquial, lively, and "modern"'? Robert M. Adams helps us toward answers to these questions--as only a distinguished professor of comparative literatures and a practicing translator could do. Because the theory changes, like the sea god Proteus, with each new situation, Adams gives us practical examples to contemplate critically. We see Samuel Beckett translating himself; we watch a French translator struggling with William Faulkner; we compare the many versions of Homer and the Bible. We scrutinize Gide's Hamlet; Baudelaire's and Mallarmé's Poe; Ezra Pound's and Robert Lowell's "imitations." No reader of this book will approach a new translation without some insight into the bargain the translator strikes between his author and his audience.--From publisher description
The lost museum : glimpses of vanished originals by Robert M Adams( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual catalog of lost works of art throughout history which can only be identified from copies or impressions left in coin or stone
Milton and the modern critics by Robert M Adams( Book )

16 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Red and Black : a New Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism
Alternative Names
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Adams, Robert M. (Robert Martin), 1915-

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Robert Merrihew Adams Amerikaans filosoof (1937-1996)

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Languages
English (249)

Italian (2)

French (1)

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The land and literature of England : a historical accountRed and Black : a New Translation, Backgrounds and Sources, CriticismThe egoist : an annotated text, backgrounds, criticismBen Jonson's plays and masques : texts of the plays and masques, Jonson on his work, contemporary readers on Jonson, criticismUtopia : a revised translation, backgrounds, criticismThe prince and the discoursesThe praise of folly and other writings : a new translation with critical commentary