WorldCat Identities

Ivry, Benjamin

Works: 31 works in 81 publications in 3 languages and 4,851 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Poetry  History  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Fiction)  Maps 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR4731, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Benjamin Ivry
Most widely held works by Benjamin Ivry
A guide to philosophy in six hours and fifteen minutes by Witold Gombrowicz( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), novelist, essayist, and playwright, was one of the most important Polish writers of the twentieth century. A candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, he was described by Milan Kundera as "one of the great novelists of our century" and by John Updike as "one of the profoundest of the late moderns."" "Gombrowicz's works were considered scandalous and subversive by the ruling powers in Poland and were banned for nearly forty years. He spent his last years in France teaching philosophy; this book is a series of reflections based on his lectures."--Jacket
Maurice Ravel : a life by Benjamin Ivry( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Ravel: A Life is the first convincing attempt to paint a portrait of the life and work of the hitherto enigmatic composer of Bolero, Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and L'enfant Et Les Sortileges. Ivry offers here a convincing solution to the much-discussed "mystery" of Ravel's sexuality. More than simply "outing" Ravel as a gay man for the first time among numerous writers on this composer, this book discusses how his secretive sexuality impacted his work. Using unpublished documents, letters, articles and memoirs, many of which were previously unknown even to Arbie Orenstein, universally considered the world's leading scholar of Ravel studies, Ivry presents a more rounded view of Ravel, man and musician. Descriptions of musical works are in non-technical language, friendly to the reader with no specialized knowledge of classical music. Like Ivry's widely acclaimed biography of Poulenc, universally seen as the standard life of this composer in any language, his new Ravel is likely to become a classic of contemporary musical biography
Francis Poulenc by Benjamin Ivry( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Franse componist (1899-1963)
Jules Verne's Magellania by Jules Verne( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magellania"--Which refers to the Strait of Magellan--is the home of Kaw-djer, a mysterious man of Western origin whom the indigenous peoples consider a demigod. Originally penned in 1897, "Magellania" was totally rewritten after Verne's death by his son Michel but soon disappeared into obscurity
Canvas by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unperturbed." Though he came to maturity in the upheavals of late Communist Poland and since 1981 has lived in France, Zagajewski is not a poet of exile. The condition he describes is existential, universal. His occasions are instants of contemplation, crucial if unremarkable moments in the lives of his heroes--Schubert, Simone Weil, Mozart, Bruckner--and in his own daily experience. The dualism of Zagajewski's art is double-edged. "Clearly nothing links enlightenment
Arthur Rimbaud by Benjamin Ivry( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Benjamin Ivry's is the first study of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud's sexuality in relation to his life, work and posterity. Focusing on Rimbaud's great poetry, written before the age of twenty, and his notorious and sensational affair with the poet Paul Verlaine, this book is a frank and helpful introduction to an often misunderstood and misinterpreted poet."--BOOK JACKET
Judge not by André Gide( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the age of sixty Andre Gide published Judge Not, a collection of writings detailing his own experiences with the law as well as his thoughts on truth, justice, and judgment." "In the first essay in Judge Not, "A Memoir of the Assize Court," Gide writes about his experience as a juror in several trials, including that of an arsonist (Gide actively sought jury duty, so great was his interest in legal matters). In "The Redureau Case" and "The Confined Woman of Poitiers" Gide analyzes two famous crimes of his day, an inexplicable slaughter by Marcel Redureau, a docile fifteen-year-old vineyard laborer who violently murdered his employer's family, and the respected Monnier family's confinement of their daughter, Blanche. Both cases fascinated Gide - elements of each would appear in his later fiction - and he looks closely at the facts of each as they came out in court. In addition, in "News Items" Gide analyzes the way newspapers present crime narratives, drawing from the hundreds of press clippings he collected throughout his life."--Jacket
Regatta : a celebration of oarsmanship by Benjamin Ivry( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Solomon's mines by H. Rider Haggard( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins when renowned safari hunter Allan Quatermain agrees to help Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good search for King Solomon's legendary cache of diamonds. Eager to find out what is tru, whit is myth, and what is really buried in the darkness of the mines, the tireless adventurers delve into the Sahara's treacherous Veil of Sand, where they stumble upon a mysterious lost tribe of African warriors. Finding themselves in deadly peril from that country's cruel king and the evil sorceress who conspires behind his throne, the explorers escape, but what they seek could be the most savage trap of all--the forbidden, impenetrable, and spectacular King Solomon's Mines
At home with André and Simone Weil by Sylvie Weil( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without end : new and selected poems by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems dealing with freedom, fate, history, genius, knowledge, art, consciousness, betrayal, mortality, evil, and politics
Paradise for the Portuguese queen : poems by Benjamin Ivry( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love & folly : selected fables and tales of LaFontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regatta : a celebration of rowing by Benjamin Ivry( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Camus : a life by Olivier Todd( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this enormously engaging, vibrant, and richly researched biography of Albert Camus, the French writer and journalist Olivier Todd has drawn on personal correspondence, notebooks, and public records never before tapped, as well as interviews with Camus's family, friends, fellow workers, writers, mentors, and lovers. Todd shows us a Camus who struggled all his life with irreconcilable conflicts -- between his loyalty to family and his passionate nature, between the call to political action and the integrity to his art, between his support of the native Algerians and his identification with the forgotten people, the poor whites. A very private man, Camus could be charming and prickly, sincere and theatrical, genuinely humble, yet full of great ambition. Todd paints a vivid picture of the time and place that shaped Camus -- his impoverished childhood in the Algerian city of Belcourt, the sea and the sun and the hot sands that he so loved (he would always feel an exile elsewhere), and the educational system that nurtured him. We see the forces that lured him into communism, and his attraction to the theater and to journalism as outlets for his creativity. The Paris that Camus was inevitably drawn to is one that Todd knows intimately, and he brings alive the war years, the underground activities that Camus was caught up in during the Occupation and the bitter postwar period, as well as the intrigues of the French literati who embraced Camus after his first novel, L'Etranger, was published. Todd is also keenly attuned to the French intellectual climate, and as he takes Camus's measure as a successful novelist, journalist, playwright and director, literary editor, philosopher, he also reveals the temperament in the writer that increasingly isolated him and crippled his reputation in the years before his death and for a long time after. He shows us the solitary man behind the mask -- debilitated by continuing bouts of tuberculosis, constantly drawn to irresistible women, and deeply troubled by his political conflicts with the reigning French intellectuals, particularly by the vitriol of his former friend Sartre over the Algerian conflict. Filled with sharp observations and sparkling with telling details, here is a wonderfully human portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning writer, who died at the age of 46 and who remains one of the most influential literary figures of our time. - Jacket flap
Chinese Piano or Dueling over a Recital a novel by Étienne Barilier( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mōrisu raveru : Aru shōgai( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with being born by E. M Cioran( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth, ""that laughable accident."" In the lucid, aphoristic style that characterizes his work, Cioran writes of time and death, God and religion, suicide and suffering, and the temptation to silence. In all his writing, Cioran cuts to the heart of the human experience
My doctor, wine by Gaston Derys( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sommaire: Les calories du vin, Vitamines et Radioactivité du vin, Le vin dans les maladies infantiles, Le vin contre la fièvre typhoide, Le vin pour les reins, Le vin contre la dépression nerveuse et l'anémie, Le vin contre l'appendicite, Le vin contre le diabète, Le vin pour les convalescents, Action du vin sur le caractère, Action du vin sur le moral, Déchéance de la buveuse d'eau, Le vin contre l'obésité, Le vin maintient la jeunesse et l'esthétique, Le vin est indispensable aux écrivains, Le vin est nécessaire aux artistes, Le vin est indispensable aux sportifs, Le vin fait les beaux hommes, Longévité grâce au vin
El compositor como humanista : Gyorgy Ligeti by Benjamin Ivry( )

1 edition published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.07 for A guide to ... to 0.90 for Chinese Pi ...)

Maurice Ravel : a life
Maurice Ravel : a lifeFrancis PoulencJules Verne's MagellaniaCanvasArthur RimbaudJudge notKing Solomon's minesAt home with André and Simone Weil
Alternative Names
Benjamin Ivry American journalist

Benjamin Ivry Amerikaans vertaler

Benjamin Ivry periodista estadounidense

Benjamin Ivry periodista estatunidenc

Ivry, Benjamin

イヴリー, ベンジャミン