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Norman, Peter

Works: 10 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 1,279 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Translator, Author
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Most widely held works by Peter Norman
The Akhmatova journals by Lidii͡a Korneevna Chukovskai͡a( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her friend Lydia Chukovskaya kept intimate diaries of her conversations with the great poet. This is a rare look into the day-to-day life of Akhmatova: her fortunes and sorrows, the evolution of her writing, her inspiration and imagination
Tsvetaeva by Viktorii︠a︡ Shveĭt︠s︡er( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marina Tsvetaeva was, with Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Pasternak, one of the four great Russian poets of this century. In a tragic time her fate was perhaps the most tragic of all." "Born in 1892, the daughter of a gifted pianist and the founder of what is today the Pushkin Museum, Tsvetaeva had an intense, cloistered and romantic childhood. Her early teenage years were spent largely in Italy, Switzerland and Germany, as the family travelled Europe in search of a cure for her mother's tuberculosis. In 1910 she published her first collection of poetry, which was immediately recognized in literary circles as the work of a true poet, and the following year in the Crimea she met Sergey Efron, the man around whom her life would revolve to the end. Although Tsvetaeva married him, had three children by him and dedicated her life to him, she had passionate affairs with many lovers, the poets Osip Mandelstam and Sofia Parnok foremost amongst them." "In 1917 Sergey joined the White Army and Marina did not see him again for five years. She and her elder daughter, Alya, barely survived the Revolution (her younger daughter died) and, in 1922, they joined Efron in emigration in Prague. There, and later in Paris, she wrote and published many of her greatest works, and kept up an intense correspondence with Rilke and Pasternak. However, by 1939, hardly known in her own country, estranged from her husband and virtually ostracized by the emigre community, she was nevertheless persuaded by Sergey, who had by then been exposed as a Soviet agent, to return to Moscow. Efron and Alya were arrested, and as the German Army pushed ever deeper into Russia, Tsvetaeva and her son were evacuated to Elabuga on the Kama River. There, on 31 August 1941, Tsvetaeva took her own life." "Viktoria Schweitzer, who is recognized as being pre-eminent amongst Tsvetaeva specialists, spent twenty years researching her subject and was able to interview many of the people who knew Tsvetaeva personally, including her daughter and her sister. This is the first full-length story of the life and work of this supreme lyric poet and prose stylist to be based on such detailed research."--BOOK JACKET
Slum clearance : the social and administrative context in England and Wales by JOHN ENGLISH( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimal provision of multiple excludable public goods by Hanming Fang( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper studies the optimal provision mechanism for multiple excludable public goods when agents' valuations are private information. For a parametric class of problems with binary valuations, we demonstrate that the optimal mechanism involves bundling if a regularity condition, akin to a hazard rate condition, on the distribution of valuations is satisfied. Bundling alleviates the free riding problem in large economies in two ways: first, it may increase the asymptotic provision probability of socially efficient public goods from zero to one; second, it decreases the extent of use exclusions. If the regularity condition is violated, then the optimal solution replicates the separate provision outcome
Toward an efficiency rationale for the public provision of private goods by Hanming Fang( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper shows that public provision of private goods may be justified on pure efficiency grounds in an environment where individuals consume both public and private goods. The government's involvement in the provision of private goods provides it with information about individuals' private good purchases that facilitates more efficient revenue extraction for the provision of public goods. We show that public provision of the private good improves economic efficiency under a condition that is always fulfilled under stochastic independence and satisfied for an open set of joint distributions. Our model is an example where there is efficiency loss from separating revenue and expenditure problems in public finance, and is therefore of more general interest for the study of optimal taxation
Russian readings by Peter Norman( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Akhmatova journals by Lidii︠a︡ Chukovskai︠a︡( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Akhmatova journals, volume I, 1938-41 by Lidii︠a︡ Korneevna Chukovskai︠a︡( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Akhmatova journals, 1938-1941 by Lidiı︠a︡ Chukovskaı︠a︡( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining safety, efficiency and competition in Europe's post-trade market by Peter Norman( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report concludes 15 months' independent research into Europe's post-trade architecture in the framework of a "Post-Trade Fellowship", organised by the CSFI and supported financially by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). It is the work of Peter Norman, DTCC-CSFI Post-Trade Fellow and author of two books of post-trade history and politics. The European Union must speedily complete plans to safeguard its economy against a clearing house failure, and then add those plans to its existing programme for regulating the post-trade infrastructures that provide clearing and settlement services in financial markets. With equal urgency, the European Commission should launch a competition policy investigation to ensure that efficiency and competition are not sidelined in EU post-trade legislation. Those are the key messages in a new report from the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI), the London-based (not-for-profit) think-tank."--Editor
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TsvetaevaThe Akhmatova journalsThe Akhmatova journals, volume I, 1938-41The Akhmatova journals, 1938-1941
Alternative Names
Norman, Piter

English (47)