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Briggs, A. D. P.

Overview
Works: 50 works in 191 publications in 3 languages and 3,026 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Military history  Psychological fiction  War fiction  Political fiction  Novels in verse  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PG3366, 891.733
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Most widely held works about A. D. P Briggs
 
Most widely held works by A. D. P Briggs
Alexander Pushkin : a critical study by A. D. P Briggs( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het dichterlijke werk van de Russische schrijver (1799-1837)
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eschewing the "great man" theory of history, Tolstoy shows how events are determined by large numbers of people whose actions coalesce at any moment in history to determine the course of events. Arguing that the closer people are to a situation the more they believe they have exercised free will, and the farther away people are from that situation the more they realize that their actions were already determined by past events, Tolstoy demonstrates the theory by means of the characters and actions. There is single protagonist. Rather, from among the more than five hundred and fifty characters, both real and imagined, several major families interact with one another: the Rostovs, the Bolkonskys, the Kuragins, the Drubetskoys, and Pierre Bezuhov, the natural son of a Russian nobleman. From among these families, a few male and female characters emerge who become focal points for the narrative: the men--Nikolay Rostov, Andrey Bolkonsky, Boris Drubetskoy, Anatole Kuragin--and the women--Natasha Rostova, Marya Bolkonskaya, and Helene Kuragin. If the reader must narrow the cast of characters even further, the two who stand at the very center from the beginning of the novel to its end are Pierre and Natasha, who after many tribulations are finally married at the novel's conclusion. Other important characters are Kutuzov, the great Russian general who drives Napoleon (the French) out of Russia by understanding that he must allow events to happen as they will, and the Russian peasant, Platon Karatayev, who teaches Pierre much the same lesson. As the title suggests, the novel is built upon a series of contrasts. Tolstoy balances nonmilitary actions with military actions even to the point of interweaving peaceful interludes during the time that all Russia is at war. Balanced also are alternations in mood: Rapture is balanced with despair, joy with care and trouble, and death with birth
A wicked irony : the rhetoric of Lermontov's A hero of our time by Andrew Barratt( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir Mayakovsky : a tragedy by A. D. P Briggs( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and Russian and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparative study of Pushkin's The bronze horseman, Nekrasov's Red-nosed frost, and Blok's The twelve : the wild world by A. D. P Briggs( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Pushkin : a celebration of Russia's best-loved writer( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love please! : one hundred passionate poems( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam ; Bird parliament by Omar Khayyam( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moving Finger writes; and having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it. --From the Rubaiyat --The best-selling poem of all time, Omar Khayaam₂s Rubaiyat (₃Quatrains₄), was first published in the West in 1859 by translator Edward FitzGerald. Excerpts from his well-loved version appear here, accompanied by Bird Parliament, a delightful work by Khayyam₂s contemporary, the influential mystic poet Farrid Ud-Din Attar
Yevgeny Onegin : a novel in verse by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aristocratic Yevgeny Onegin has come into his inheritance, leaving the glamour of St Petersburg's social life behind to take up residence at his uncle's country estate. Master of the nonchalant bow, and proof of the fact that we shine despite our lack of education, the aristocratic Onegin is the very model of a social butterfly - a fickle dandy, liked by all for his wit and easy ways. When the shy and passionate Tatyana falls in love with him, Onegin condescendingly rejects her, and instead carelessly diverts himself by flirting with her sister, Olga - with terrible consequences
The nation weeping for its dead : observances at Springfield, Massachusetts, on President Lincoln's funeral day, Wednesday, April 19, 1865, including Dr. Holland's eulogy by Springfield (Mass.)( )

3 editions published in 1865 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I remember, I remember : one hundred poems on childhood( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes from underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A faithful translation of the classic written at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century follows the narrator's withdrawal from his life as an official to the underground, where he makes passionate and obsessive observations on social utopianism and the irrational nature of humankind
Mikhail Lermontov : commemorative essays (1991)( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Pushkin by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English sonnets( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in Russian and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolding the story, in which love see-saws between Tatyana and the dashing Onegin, Pushkin draws out moods that are by turns comic and sad, thoughtful and frivolous, lighthearted and passionate, but always sublimely appropriate
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam / Omar Khayyam [and] Bird Parliament/Farrid ud-Din Attar by Omar Khayyam( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward FitzGerald's much-loved, often-quoted, bestselling 1859 translation of the RUBAIYAT, with Attar's charming narrative poem, BIRD PARLIAMENT. Also featuring an extensive new introduction with notes and chronology. Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night Has flung the Stone that put the Stars to Flight: And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light
The tales of Ivan Belkin by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Russian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan Petrovich Belkin left behind a great number of manuscripts ... most of them, as Ivan Petrovich told me, were true stories heard from various people. First published anonymously in 1830, Alexander Pushkin's Tales of Belkin contains his first prose works. It is comprised of an introductory note and five linked stories, ostensibly collected by the scholar Ivan Belkin. The stories center variously around military figures, the wealthy, and businessmen; this beautiful novella gives a vivid portrait of nineteenth century Russian life. It has become, as well, one of the most beloved books in Russian literary history, and symbolic of the popularity of the novella form in Russia. In fact, it has become the namesake for Russia's most prestigious annual literary prize, the Belkin prize, given each year to a book voted by judges to be the best novella of the year
A hero of our time : a novel by Mikhail I︠U︡rʹevich Lermontov( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A hero of our time", is a Russian classic, telling the story of a young lieutenant in the Russian Army in the early 1800's
Into a towering passion : poems on love( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alexander Pushkin : a critical study
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War and peaceA wicked irony : the rhetoric of Lermontov's A hero of our timeAlexander Pushkin : a celebration of Russia's best-loved writerLove please! : one hundred passionate poemsThe rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam ; Bird parliamentYevgeny Onegin : a novel in verseI remember, I remember : one hundred poems on childhoodNotes from underground
Alternative Names
Briggs, A.

Briggs, A. D.

Briggs, A. D. P.

Briggs, Tony (Tony. D. P.)

Languages
English (124)

Russian (8)

Spanish (1)