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Reynolds, Barbara 1914-

Overview
Works: 206 works in 644 publications in 4 languages and 11,440 library holdings
Genres: Romances  Biography  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Christian poetry  Poetry  Legends  Illustrated works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Narrator
Classifications: PQ4582.E5, 851.1
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Most widely held works about Barbara Reynolds
 
Most widely held works by Barbara Reynolds
The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine by Dante Alighieri( Book )

43 editions published between 1950 and 2004 in English and held by 1,654 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
Dorothy L. Sayers : her life and soul by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,144 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 )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 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
The concise Cambridge Italian dictionary by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 794 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 )

33 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 717 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
Orlando Furioso by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1532) is the culmination of the chivalric legends of Charlemagne and the Saracen invasion of France, a brilliantly witty parody of the medieval romances, and a fitting monument to the court society of the Italian Renaissance which gave it birth. In a kaleidoscope of scenes and emotions, three principal stories are developed: the love of Orlando for Angelica; the war between the Franks and the Saracens; and the love of Ruggiero, a Saracen, for Bradamant, a Christian. Enlivening and unifying the whole work is the vital personality of the author, endlessly teasing his readers and dropping casual asides about his contemporaries. Though highly serious in purpose and sophisticated in design, Orlando Furioso displays to the full Ariostro's remarkable sense of the absurd. This unabridged prose translation faithfully captures the narrative entire and renders meaning in its lightest shadings."--Back cover
The passionate intellect : Dorothy L. Sayers' encounter with Dante by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 571 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. Thirty years later Barbara Reynolds wrote this book, the first full-length study of this illuminating stage in the creative life of Dorothy Sayers. Drawing on personal reminiscences and unpublished letters, she tells a moving and compelling story. The work explores the dynamic impact of Dante upon a mature mind. New light is shed on Dorothy Sayers' 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 an exciting book."--Book jacket
La vita nuova. Poems of youth by Dante Alighieri( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Michael Dillon June 2009
Cambridge dizionario italiano-inglese, inglese-italiano, Signorelli : dal "Cambridge Italian dictionary" di Barbara Reynolds by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in Italian and English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1937-1943 : from novelist to playwright by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of Dorothy L. Sayers covers the seven years in which the greatest detective novelist of the golden age--and the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey--turns away from mystery writing to become a playwright and, in turn, a controversial figure. Accused on the one hand of blasphemy, acclaimed on the other as one of the most influential lay theologians of her time, she found herself drawn into a vast network of correspondence, dealing with a wide range of social concerns. These, after all, are the years of World War II, of air-raids, threats of invasion, rationing, lack of domestic help, congested travel, and blackouts. But there was no blackout in the creativity of Dorothy L. Sayers; in fact, this is the peak period f her creative endeavors: seventeen plays, several books, innumerable articles and talks--and hundreds of letters. The letters reveal the context of her published words and send the reader back to them with new understanding. But the issues they raise are not merely those of her time; many are startlingly topical, even today. The letters take us behind the scenes of her thinking, activity, and personal life. Here is an unknown Dorothy L. Sayers, whose influence on her contemporaries and beyond has yet to be measured. But at the same time, here is the Sayers whom we have always known and loved: witty, engaging, creative, passionate, committed. Barbara Reynolds, Dorothy L. Sayers's acclaimed biographer, has selected and annotated these letters from the hundreds that Sayers wrote during one of the most fascinating times of her life
The Translator's art : essays in honour of Betty Radice( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vita nuova (poems of youth) by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La vita nuova marked a turning point in European literature, introducing personal experience into the strict formalism of medieval love poetry. The sequence of poems tells the story of Dante?s passion for Beatrice, the beautiful sister of one of his closest friends, transformed through his writing into a symbol of love that was both spiritual and romantic. From unrequited passion to the profound grief he experiences at the loss of his love, this work intersperses exquisite verse with Dante?s own commentary on the structure and origins of each poem, offering a unique insight into the poet?s art and skill. Barbara Reynolds?s translation, acclaimed for its lucidity and faithfulness to the original, is now enhanced with a new introduction and other material." --Publisher description
The linguistic writings of Alessandro Manzoni; a textual and chronological reconstruction by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

14 editions published in 1950 in English and Italian and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first five books of madrigals for mixed voices in five parts by Sigismondo D'India( )

in Italian and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tredici novelle moderne by Kathleen T Butler( Book )

18 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Italian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1995 in Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambridge dizionario italiano-inglese inglese-italiano : dal "Cambridge Italian dictionary" di Barbara Reynolds by Barbara Reynolds( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine
Alternative Names
Barbara Reynolds British academic

Barbara Reynolds Brits lexicografe (1914-2015)

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. SayersOrlando FuriosoThe passionate intellect : Dorothy L. Sayers' encounter with DanteLa vita nuova. Poems of youthThe letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1937-1943 : from novelist to playwright