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McLaughlin, M. L. (Martin L.)

Works: 92 works in 361 publications in 2 languages and 7,314 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biographies  Bildungsromans  Autobiographies  Picaresque fiction  Science fiction  Personal correspondence  War fiction  Essays 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor, tra, Other, Creator
Classifications: PQ4809.A45, 853.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by M. L McLaughlin
Italo Calvino : letters, 1941-1985 by Italo Calvino( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first collection in English of the extraordinary letters of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Italy's most important postwar novelist, Italo Calvino (1923-1985) achieved worldwide fame with such books as Cosmicomics, Invisible Cities, and If on a winter's night a traveler. But he was also an influential literary critic, an important literary editor, and a masterful letter writer whose correspondents included Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, Gore Vidal, Leonardo Sciascia, Natalia Ginzburg, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Luciano Berio
The hermit in Paris : autobiographical writings by Italo Calvino( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian author recalls his years as a teenager, during Mussolini's rule, the liberation, and the Cold War; his life in Paris and New York; and his travels through the United States in 1959 and 1960
Italo Calvino by M. L McLaughlin( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a study of the writings of Italo Calvino (1923-1985), this work presents interpretations of the main works, and analyzes Calvino's intertextual links with major writers of world literature (Conrad, Stevenson, Hemingway and Borges)
The complete cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Italo Calvino's cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth's first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world."--Publisher's description
The path to the nest of spiders by Italo Calvino( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pin, a young cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II, becomes involved with a band of partisans after a mishap with a Nazi soldier
Literary imitation in the Italian Renaissance : the theory and practice of literary imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo by M. L McLaughlin( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin McLaughlin charts the emergence of the idea, in vague terms in Dante, then in Petrarch's more precise reconstruction of classical imitatio, before concentrating on the major writers of the Quattrocento. Some chapters deal with key humanists, such as Lorenzo Valla and Pico della Mirandola, while others discuss each of the major vernacular figures in the debate, including Leonardo Bruni, Leon Battista Alberti, Angelo Poliziano, and Pietro Bembo. For the first time scholars and students have an up-to-date account of the development of Ciceronianism in both Latin and the vernacular before 1530, and the book provides fresh insights into some of the canonical works of Italian literature from Dante to Bembo
Collection of sand : essays by Italo Calvino( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talo Calvino?s unbounded curiosity and masterly imagination are displayed in peak form in Collection of Sand, the last of his works published during his lifetime. Here he applies his graceful intellect to the delights of the visual world, in essays on subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps to Mexican temples and Japanese gardens. Never before translated into English, Collection of Sand is an incisive and often surprising meditation on observation and knowledge, the difference between the world as we perceive it and the world as it is
Cultural reception, translation and transformation from medieval to modern Italy : essays in honour of Martin McLaughlin by Guido Bonsaver( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the centuries, the Italian peninsula has played an important role as a crossroads where different cultures met, transformed and continued their journeys. This volume retraces some of these crossings, in the fields of literature, architecture and cinema: from the influence of the classical heritage, to the origins and diffusion of the Italian Renaissance, to the role of individuals in the discovery and transmission of knowledge, and the dialogue in and through translation with other national cultures, European and beyond. The volume marks the retirement of Martin McLaughlin from the Agnelli-Serena Chair of Italian Studies at the University of Oxford and celebrates his highly distinguished career in Italian studies. Professor McLaughlin's research has ranged from classical literatures to the Renai­ssance and to modern and contemporary literature. He has published a host of ground-breaking books, edited volumes, articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, as well as outstanding translations of Calvino and Eco. No less significant have been his teaching, his roles in the running of academic journals and monograph series, and his contributions to the life of the academic community. --
Petrarch in Britain : interpreters, imitators, and translators over 700 years( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveying Petrarch's legacy in Britain, this volume explores a number of key topics: Petrarch's analysis of the self; his dialogue with other classical and Italian authors; Petrarchism and anti-Petrarchism in Renaissance Italy; Petrarchism in England and Scotland; and his modern legacy in both Italy and Britain
Into the war by Italo Calvino( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These three stories, set during the summer of 1940, draw on Italo Calvino's memories of his own adolescence during the Second World War, too young to be forced to fight in Mussolini's army but old enough to be conscripted into the Italian youth brigades. The callow narrator of these tales observes the mounting unease of a city girding itself for war, the looting of an occupied French town, and nighttime revels during a blackout. Appearing here in its first English translation, Into the War is one of Calvino's only works of autobiographical fiction. It offers both a glimpse of this writer's extraordinary life and a distilled dram of his wry, ingenious literary voice."--Page 4 of cover
Turtle Island : a journey to Britain's oddest colony by S Ghione( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Ascension Island traces its history since its 1501 discovery by the Portuguese, citing its relevance in twentieth-century warfare as well as its offerings as a unique tourist site
On literature by Umberto Eco( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays and addresses delivered over the course of his illustrious career, Umberto Eco seeks "to understand the chemistry of [his] passion" for the word. From musings on Ptolemy and "the force of the false" to reflections on the experimental writing of Borges and Joyce, Eco's luminous intelligence and encyclopedic knowledge are on dazzling display throughout. And when he reveals his own ambitions and superstitions, his authorial anxieties and fears, one feels like a secret sharer in the garden of literature to which he so often alludes. Remarkably accessible and unfailingly stimulating, this collection exhibits the diversity of interests and the depth of knowledge that have made Eco one of the world's leading writers
Britain and Italy from romanticism to modernism : a festschrift for Peter Brand by M. L McLaughlin( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume a team of experts in various fields considers the impact of Italian politics and culture on British life from the early nineteenth century to the first decades of the twentieth century. The essays cover a wide range of topics: politics, music, the visual arts, literature and the intellectual life, as well as the emergence of Italian as an academic discipline. Edited, with an introduction, by Martin McLaughlin, the volume includes essays by Ian Campbell, Hilary Fraser, T.G. Griffith, David Kimbell, John Lindon, Denis Mack Smith, Brian Moloney and J.R. Woodhouse, as well as the last article written by the late Serena Professor of Italian at Cambridge, Uberto Limentani."
Image, eye and art in Calvino : writing visibility by Birgitte Grundtvig( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few recent writers have been as interested in the cross-over between texts and visual art as Italo Calvino (1923-85). Involved for most of his life in the publishing industry, he took as much interest in the visual as in the textual aspects of his own and other writers' books. In this volume twenty international Calvino experts, including Barenghi, Battistini, Belpoliti, Hofstadter, Ricci, Scarpa and others, consider the many facets of the interplay between the visual and textual in Calvinos works, from the use of colours in his fiction to the influence of cartoons, from the graphic qualities of the book covers themselves to the significance of photography and landscape in his fiction and non-fiction. The volume is appropriately illustrated with images evoked by Calvino's major texts."--Provided by publisher
Dante in Oxford : the Paget Toynbee lectures by Tristan Kay( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Paget Toynbee lectures on Dante have taken place in Oxford since the mid-1990s. Named after the great medieval scholar of the first half of the twentieth century, they have been delivered by the major Dante experts of our time. This volume gathers together twelve of the most significant lectures, given by internationally renowned scholars such as Zygmunt Baranski, John Barnes, Lino Leonardi, Emilio Pasquini, Michelangelo Picone, Jonathan Usher and the late Peter Armour. The topics range from key questions such as Dante, Ovid and the poetry of exile, to ground-breaking work on obscenity in the Divine Comedy ."--Provided by publisher
Dante the lyric and ethical poet = Dante lirico e etico by Zygmunt G Barański( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the proceedings of the fifth and final meeting of the International Dante Seminar. The papers, given by some of the leading international scholars of the poet from Italy, the UK and the USA address four major topics of particular concern to present-day Dante studies: Dante as a lyric poet; Dante as an ethical poet; Dante and the Eclogues; and Dante in nineteenth-century Britain. These topics reflect both areas which are currently the subject of heated critical debate (several new editions of the lyric poems have recently appeared or are in preparation, and the ethical dimension of Dante's works is very much under discussion) and areas which are long overdue a reassessment (Dante's remarkable revival of Latin pastoral poetry, and the extraordinary British contribution to Dante studies in the nineteenth century). As this set of conference proceedings makes clear, in Dante and in his legacy, ethics and poetry are inseparable. Zygmunt G. Barariski is Serena Professor of Italian, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Murray Edwards College. Martin McLaughlin is Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of Magdalen College. LEGENDA is a joint imprint of the Modern Humanities Research Association and Maney Publishing. Titles range from medieval texts to contemporary cinema and form a widely comparative view of the modern humanities. "--Book jacket
Biographies and autobiographies in modern Italy : a festschrift for John Woodhouse by M. L McLaughlin( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in English and Italian and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critical interest in biography and autobiography has never been higher. However, while life-writing flourishes in the UK, in Italy it is a less prominent genre. The twelve essays collected here are written against this backdrop, and address issues in biographical and autobiographical writing in Italy from the later nineteenth century to the present, with a particular emphasis on the interplay between individual lives and life-writing and the wider social and political history of Italy. The majority of essays focus on well-known writers (D'Annunzio, Svevo, Bontempelli, Montale, Levi, Calvino, Eco and Fallaci), and their varying anxieties about autobiographical writing in their work. This picture is rounded out by a series of studies of similar themes in lesser known figures: the critic Enrico Nencioni, the Welsh-Italian painter Llewellyn Lloyd and Italian writers and journalists covering the Spanish Civil War. The contributors, all specialists in their fields, are Antonella Braida, Charles Burdett, Jane Everson, John Gatt Rutter, Robert Gordon, Gwyn Griffith, Peter Hainsworth, Martin McLaughlin, Gianni Oliva, Giuliana Pieri, and Jon Usher. The volume is dedicated to John Woodhouse, on his seventieth birthday, and concludes with a bibliography of his writings."
Authority, innovation and early modern epistemology : essays in honour of Hilary Gatti by M. L McLaughlin( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), who died at the stake, is one of the best-known symbols of anti-establishment thought. The theme of this volume, which is offered as a collection of essays to honour the distinguished Bruno scholar Hilary Gatti, reflects her constant concern for the principles of cultural freedom and independent thinking. Several essays deal with Bruno himself, including an analysis of the Eroici furori, a study of his reception in relation to the group known as the Novatores, and discussions of several important aspects of his stay in England. The authors and texts discussed here are linked by a relentless interest in the question of authority and originality, and they range from literary figures such as Alberti (1404-72), Vasari (1511-74) and the proponents of quantitative verse in sixteenth-century England to controversial philosophers who, like Bruno, were condemned by the Church, such as Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639) and Giulio Cesare Vanini (1585-1619). Taken together, these chapters show how much that was new and revolutionary in early modern culture came from its confrontation with the past. Martin McLaughlin is Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian at Oxford. Elisabetta Tarantino is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Italian at the University of Warwick."--Provided by publisher
Why read the classics? by Italo Calvino( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics, according to Italo Calvino, are not only works of enduring cultural value, but also something much more personal: talismans, touchstones, books through which we understand our world and ourselves. In 'Why read the classics?', Calvino shares over thirty of his classics in essays of warmth, humour, and striking insight. He ranges from Homer to Jorge Luis Borges, from the Persian folklorist Nezami to Charles Dickens. Whether tracing the links between Ovid's Metamorphoses and Alain Robbe-Grillet's objectivity, discovering the origins of science fiction in the writings of Cyrano de Bergerac, or convincing us that the Italian novelist Carlo Emilio Gadda's works are like artichokes, Calvino offers a new perspective on beloved favourites and introduces us to hidden gems
Italy's three crowns : reading Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated in Italy as the 'Tre Corone' (the three crowns), Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio have exerted an immense influence over western culture. This book looks at their impact on Italian culture up to the Renaissance
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The hermit in Paris : autobiographical writings
Italo CalvinoThe complete cosmicomicsThe path to the nest of spidersLiterary imitation in the Italian Renaissance : the theory and practice of literary imitation in Italy from Dante to BemboPetrarch in Britain : interpreters, imitators, and translators over 700 yearsTurtle Island : a journey to Britain's oddest colonyOn literatureBritain and Italy from romanticism to modernism : a festschrift for Peter Brand
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Mac Laughlin, Martin L.

MacLaughlin, M. L.

MacLaughlin, Martin, 1950-

MacLaughlin, Martin L.

Mc Laughlin, M. L.

Mc Laughlin, Martin L.

McLaughlin, M. L. (Martin L.)

McLaughlin, Martin.

McLaughlin, Martin L.

McLaughlin, Martin L., 1950-

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