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Reynolds, Barbara 1914-

Overview
Works: 115 works in 389 publications in 4 languages and 10,232 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Biography  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Portraits  Legends  Illustrations  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Contributor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PQ4582.E5, 851.3
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Most widely held works by Barbara Reynolds
The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine by Dante Alighieri( Book )
18 editions published between 1962 and 1981 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most celebrated work of Dante is the Divine comedy--a vision of hell, purgatory and heaven that provides a strangely surrealistic view of medieval attitudes on religious dogma and the price of disobedience
Dante : the poet, the political thinker, the man by Barbara Reynolds( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dante is one of the towering figures of European literature, yet there remain a surprising number of questions about his life and works. Who was Beatrice, really? Who was the leader that would bring peace to the world, as Virgil and Beatrice prophesied in the Commedia? Was De Vulgari Eloquentia truly a treatise on the art of writing? Did he need a medicinal muse? Dante scholar and translator Barbara Reynolds contends the master used cannabis to soar to greater creative heights. Besides proposing a solution to the famous prophecies, this biography contains a provocative new idea in virtually every chapter, offering alternative interpretations of his work. Drawing from a broad array of sources, Reynolds provides a comprehensive analysis of the poet, placing him within the context of his culture and society to deepen our understanding of a complicated man who was irritable, opinionated, and vengeful--and an extraordinary genius.--From publisher description
Dorothy L. Sayers : her life and soul by Barbara Reynolds( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biografie van de Engelse schrijfster Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957)
The Cambridge Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )
35 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concise Cambridge Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )
18 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La vita nuova. Poems of youth by Dante Alighieri( Book )
16 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The passionate intellect : Dorothy L. Sayers' encounter with Dante by Barbara Reynolds( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothy L. Sayers, detective novelist, poet, scholar, playwright and Christian apologist, spent the last fourteen years of her life reading and translating Dante's "Divine Comedy". The first two volumes of her translation, "Hell" and "Purgatory", were published during her lifetime, but when she died in 1957 the third volume, "Paradise", was unfinished. It was completed by her friend Barbara Reynolds. And now Barbara Reynolds has written the first full-length study of this illuminating stage in the creative life of Dorothy Sayers. Drawing on personal reminiscences and unpublished letters, she explores the dynamic impact of Dante upon a mature mind. New light is shed on Dorothy Sayers's personality, her relationship with her friends, her methods of work, and her intellectual and spiritual development. Readers of Dante, no less than readers of Sayers, will find this of interest
Orlando Furioso by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With this new verse translation of Orlando Furioso ("Mad Orlando"), David R. Slavitt introduces readers to Ariosto's now-neglected masterpiece - a poem whose impact on Western literature can scarcely be exaggerated. Now, through translations of generous selections from this longest of all major European poems, Slavitt brings the poem to life in ways previous translators have nor." "At the heart of Ariosto's romance are Orlando's unrequited love for the pagan princess Angelica and his jealous rage when she elopes. The action takes place against a besieged Paris, as Charlemagne and his Christian paladins defend the city against the Saracen king. The poem, however, obeys no geography or rules but its own, as the story moves by whim from Japan to the Hebrides to the moon; it includes such imaginary creatures as the hippogriff and a sea monster called the orc. Orlando Furioso is Dante's medieval universe turned upside down and made comic. Characterized by satire, parody, and irony, the poem celebrates a new humanistic Renaissance conception of man in an utterly fantastical world. Slavitt's translation captures the energy, comedy, and great fun of Ariosto's Italian."--BOOK JACKET
The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1899-1936 by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In her personal letters as a genial, amusing, and loyal friend, but also as the woman who "regarded the intellect as androgynous - neither male or female, but human" and took exuberant pleasure in using it well. Her letters bear the imprint of her vigorous mind, reflecting the social, cultural, and religious issues in which she took a passionate interest
The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers : 1899-1936 : the making of a detective novelist by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Translator's art : essays in honour of Betty Radice ( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge Italian dictionary ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1937-1943 : from novelist to playwright by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The linguistic writings of Alessandro Manzoni; a textual and chronological reconstruction by Barbara Reynolds( Book )
1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine, Cantica III, Paradise by Dante Alighieri( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vols 2-3 have imprint: Baltimore, Penguin Books Vol 3 translated by Dorothy L Sayers and Barbara Reyaolds 1 Hell -- 2 Purgatory -- 3 Paradise
Tredici novelle moderne by Kathleen T Butler( Book )
9 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete six voice madrigals for mixed voices by Luca Marenzio( )
in Italian and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orlando Furioso The frenzy of Orlando by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orlando Furioso ("The Frenzy of Orlando", more literally "Mad Orlando"; in Italian furioso is seldom capitalized) is an Italian romantic epic by Ludovico Ariosto which has exerted a wide influence on later culture. The earliest version appeared in 1516, although the poem was not published in its complete form until 1532. Orlando Furioso is a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's unfinished romance Orlando Innamorato ("Orlando in Love", published posthumously in 1495). The action takes place against the background of the war between Charlemagne and his Christian p
The Divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Reynolds, Eva Mary Barbara 1914-
Thorpe, Barbara 1914-
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