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Constantine, Peter 1963-

Works: 50 works in 199 publications in 2 languages and 9,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Drama  Screenplays  Spy stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Photographer
Classifications: PG3476.B2, 891.7342
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Constantine
The complete works of Isaac Babel by I Babelʹ( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the collected short stories of a master of the form, along with his letters, plays, diaries, and screenplays
The Greek poets : Homer to the present by Peter (EDT)/ Hadas, Rachel (EDT)/ Keeley, Edmund (EDT)/ Van Dyck, Karen (EDT) Constantine( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive volume of Greek poetry includes more than one thousand entries spanning three millennia and many diverse traditions, in an anthology that includes works by such classic and modern writers as Sappho, Pindar, and Seferis
The essential writings of Machiavelli by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Peter Constantine has assembled a comprehensive collection that shows the truth depth and breadth of a great Renaissance thinker. These new translations are faithful to Machiavelli's original writings." "The volume features essays that appear in English for the first time, such as "A Caution to the Medici" and "The Persecution of Africa." Also included are complete versions of the political treatise The Prince, the comic satire The Mandrake, The Life of Castruccio Castracani, and the classic story "Belfagor," along with selections from The Discourses, The Art of War, and Florentine Histories. Augmented with useful features - vital and concise annotations and cross-references - this unique compendium is certain to become the standard one-volume reference to this influential writer."--Jacket
The Gordian knot by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Georg Polger ekes out a lonely living as a freelance translator in the south of France, until he is approached by a certain Mr. Bulnakov, who has an intriguing proposition: Georg is to take over a local translation agency and finish a project left by the previous owner, who died in a mysterious accident. The money is right and then there is the matter of Bulnakov's secretary, Francoise, with whom Georg has fallen hopelessly in love. Late one night, however, Georg discovers Francoise secretly photographing a sensitive military project. He is shocked and heartbroken. Then, her eventual disappearance leaves him not only bereft, but suspicious of the motivations behind Mr. Bulnakov's offer. To make matters worse, Georg's every move is being watched. Determined to find out who Francoise really is, and to foil who ever is tracking him, Georg sets out on an mission that will take him to New York City, where with each step he is dragged deeper and deeper into a deadly whirlpool in which friend and foe are indistinguishable"--Page 4 of cover
Self's murder by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventy-something private investigator Gerhard Self is hired to track down a mysterious silent bank partner, a case which eventually leads him to eastern Germany and some of the most dangerous villains he has ever met
Elegy for Kosovo by Ismail Kadare( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"June 28, 1389; six hundred years before Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic called for the repression of the Albanian majority in Kosovo, there took place, on the Field of the Blackbirds, a battle shrouded in legend. A coalition of Serbs, Albanian Catholics, Bosnians, and Romanians confronted and were defeated by the invading Ottoman army of the Sultan Murad. This battle established the Muslim foothold in Europe and became the centerpiece of Serbian nationalist ideology, justifying the campaign of ethnic cleansing of Albanian Kosovars that the world witnessed with horror at the end of the past century."--Jacket
The bird is a raven by Benjamin Lebert( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two young men meet on a night train from Munich to Berlin, they share their mutual stories of love, loss, friendship, and loneliness in the big city, and their conversations eventually reveal the darkest depths of human behavior
Self's deception by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to find Leo Salger, private detective Gerhard Self traces the girl to the psych ward of a local hospital where he is told she died following a fatal fall, only to discover that Leo is very much alive
The Cossacks and the raid by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 1862 novel, in a new translation by Peter Constantine, is Tolstoy's semiautobiographical story of young Olenin, a wealthy, disaffected Muscovite who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life. Quartered with his regiment in a Cossack village, Olenin revels in the glories of nature and the rough strength of the Cossacks and Chechens. Smitten by his unrequited love for a local girl, Maryanka, Olenin has a profound but ultimately short-lived spiritual awakening. Try as he may to assimilate, he remains an awkward outsider and his long search for a more enlightened and purposeful existence comes to naught."--Jacket
Red Cavalry by I Babelʹ( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn from the acclaimed, award-winning Complete Works of Isaac Babel, this volume includes all of the Red Cavalry cycle; additional Red Cavalry stories; Babel's 1920 diary, from which the material for the fiction was drawn; and his preliminary sketches for the stories - the whole constituting a fascinating picture of a great writer turning life into art."--Jacket
The collected stories of Isaac Babel by I Babelʹ( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Russian author's stories in new translations, including a chronology and notes on the texts
Japanese street slang by Peter Constantine( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential writings of Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Essential Writings of Rousseau collects the best and most indispensable work of one of the world's most influential writers. A towering figure of Enlightenment thought, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was also one of that movement's most passionate and persuasive critics. His extraordinarily original observations on politics, education, and human nature were provocative in their day and remain resonant more than two hundred years after his death. Rousseau's 1762 treatise The Social Contract laid intellectual groundwork for both the American and French Revolutions, influencing such figures as Thomas Jefferson. An eloquent writer with profound insight into human psychology, Rousseau also penned one of the most compelling autobiographies ever written--the magisterial Confessions. The entirety of the first three books of that masterpiece along with the complete Social Contract are included in this indispensable volume
Making out in Korean by Peter Constantine( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn to speak the colloquial language the Koreans really use. This text has now been newly revised to be even more helpful as a guide to the modern Korean spoken in everyday interactions - giving access to colourful colloquial expressions
Japanese slang : uncensored by Peter Constantine( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals, in vivid detail, the richness of Japanese slang in all its amusing, bizarre and shocking forms
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The complete works of Isaac Babel
Alternative Names

controlled identityBlack, David, 1963-

Black, David 1963-

Peter Constantine britischer Übersetzer und Autor

Peter Constantine British and American translator

Peter Constantine Brits taalkundige

Πίτερ Κόνστανταϊν

コンスタンティン, ピーター

English (102)

Japanese (2)

The Greek poets : Homer to the presentThe essential writings of MachiavelliThe Gordian knotSelf's murderElegy for KosovoThe bird is a ravenSelf's deceptionThe Cossacks and the raid