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Reynolds, Barbara 1914-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 374 publications in 4 languages and 10,137 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Dictionaries  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Portraits  Legends  Illustrated works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Performer
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 )

21 editions published between 1950 and 1981 in English and held by 1,450 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
The Cambridge Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

39 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and Italian and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy L. Sayers : her life and soul by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Engelse schrijfster Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957)
Dante : the poet, the political thinker, the man by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante is one of the towering figures of medieval European literature. Yet many riddles and questions about him persist. By re-reading Dante with an open mind, Barbara Reynolds makes remarkable discoveries and unlocks previously hidden secrets about this greatest of Florentine poets. A fundamental enigma has tantalised readers of the 'Commedia' for seven centuries. Who was the leader prophesied by Virgil and Beatrice to bring peace to the world? Many attempts have been made to identify him, but none has seemed conclusive - until now. As well as proposing a solution to the famous prophecies, thi
The concise Cambridge Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Condensed from the highly regarded Cambridge Italian Dictionary, this concise version retains a remarkable wide vocabulary and has been compiled to assist English-speaking users and Italian students of English. Authoritative and easy to use it also features: A pronunciation guide and reference grammar -- A wide range of examples that clarify the meaning of certain words -- Specialist words from music, fine art, religion, law, philosophy, science and industry, among other categories -- Examples of certain words in context. As a precise and imaginative two-way guide to living speech, the dictionary will assist both the English and the Italian user to avoid the traps of 'translator's Italian' and 'translator's English'
The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.S. Lewis said that Dorothy L. Sayers would be acclaimed as one of the great letter-writers of the twentieth century. His opinion is triumphantly confirmed in this collection of letters spanning Sayers's childhood and career as a detective novelist. Her letters to family, friends, and professional colleagues paint a vivid portrait of a serious, determined, and often very funny writer - not just the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the greatest detective novelist of the
La vita nuova. Poems of youth by Dante Alighieri( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orlando Furioso by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 580 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."--Jacket
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 564 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
The Translator's art : essays in honour of Betty Radice( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Italian dictionary( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The linguistic writings of Alessandro Manzoni; a textual and chronological reconstruction by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

17 editions published in 1950 in 3 languages and held by 145 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 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine, Cantica III, Paradise by Dante Alighieri( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic poem in which the poet describes his visionary spiritual journey through Paradise which results in a purification of his religious faith
The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the Italian madrigal : for four voices : newly revised and edited from the former Penguin book of madrigals for mixed voices( )

1 edition published in 1989 in Italian and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete six voice madrigals for mixed voices by Luca Marenzio( )

in Italian and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete five voice madrigals : for mixed voices in five parts by Marco da Gagliano( )

2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin concise Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Barbara Reynolds British academic

Reynolds, Eva Mary Barbara 1914-

Thorpe, Barbara 1914-

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Dorothy L. Sayers : her life and soulDante : the poet, the political thinker, the manThe concise Cambridge Italian dictionaryThe letters of Dorothy L. SayersLa vita nuova. Poems of youthOrlando FuriosoThe passionate intellect : Dorothy L. Sayers' encounter with DanteThe letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1937-1943 : from novelist to playwright