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Beecher, Donald

Overview
Works: 151 works in 447 publications in 4 languages and 12,326 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Humor 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Contributor, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald Beecher
A treatise on lovesickness by Jacques Ferrand( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariosto today : contemporary perspectives by Massimo Ciavolella( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays brings together twelve noted Italian and American scholars to provide a complete picture of Ariosto and all his works as an integration of tradition and invention
Comparative critical approaches to Renaissance comedy( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impresario (untitled) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnabe Riche, his farewell to military profession by Barnabe Rich( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scruffy scoundrels = Gli straccioni by Annibal Caro( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking exception to the law : materializing injustice in early modern English literature by Grant Williams( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores how a range of early modern English writings responded to injustices perpetrated by legal procedures, discourses, and institutions. From canonical poems and plays to crime pamphlets and educational treatises, the essays engage with the relevance and wide appeal of legal questions in order to understand how literature operated in the early modern period. Justice in its many forms (legal, poetic, divine, natural, and customary) is examined through insightful and innovative analyses of a number of texts, including The Merchant of Venice, The Faerie Queene, and Paradise Lost. A major contribution to the growing field of law and literature, this collection offers cultural contexts, interpretive insights, and formal implications for the entire field of English Renaissance culture"--Jacket
Satisfaction all around = (Les Contens) by Odet de Turnèbe( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance comedy : the Italian masters( Book )

in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind : Euphues' golden legacy found after his death in his cell at Silexedra (1590) by Thomas Lodge( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three sisters by Leone de' Sommi( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros and Anteros : the medical traditions of love in the renaissance( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted brains and imaginary worlds : cognitive science and the literature of the Renaissance by Donald Beecher( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The literary discipline is based on principles of structure and language, is concerned with interpreting the emotions in characters comprising humanity in all its variety reacting to the provocations of their imaginary worlds, and encompasses our cognitive and affective reactions to those representations. So much of what we take from reading, though, is not linked to language: linguistic prompts merely set in motion the associations, memories, and images through which we generate meaning and emotionalize experience. Reading, if it is to understand how and why our minds complete fictive worlds, must take an interest in what the emotions are, where they originate, and what they are for. The cognitive sciences offer valuable perspectives on the feeling brain, perspectives which reveal much about the emotions of imaginary persons and the feelings they arouse in readers. This work aims to connect textual interpretation and brain science. In so doing, it furthers the understanding of literary experience and opens up new approaches to literature in general through philosophical insights into the human brain. Each of the book's eleven chapters sets out to bring a relevant cognitive perspective into the spotlight: memory, the emotions, the self, intentionality, laughter, crying, conversion experience, the psychology of suspense, criminal deviancy, binary ethics--the narrative brain in perceptual and imaginative modes--by analyzing these experiences and emotions in relevant works of Renaissance literature. The texts are both minor but characteristic and canonical, from The Dialogue of Solomon and Marcolphus and The Moral Philosophy of Doni, to Spenser's Faerie Queene and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure."--
Le veglie di Siena = The night games of Siena by Orazio Vecchi( )

7 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dialogue of Solomon and Marcolphus( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and English, Middle and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical approaches to English prose fiction, 1520-1640( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scruffy scoundrels : a new English translation of Gli Straccioni in a dual-language edition by Annibal Caro( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Annibal Caro's 'Scruffy Scoundrels' presents a new English translation of 'Gli straccioni' in a dual-language edition with a new introduction and notes. This play provides a comic look at the chaos and corruption of Rome in the 16th century as powerful families attempted to effect reform"--
Renaissance comedy : the Italian masters. Volume 2 by Donald Beecher( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The pleasant nights by Giovanni Francesco Straparola( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned today for his contribution to the rise of the modern European fairy tale, Giovan Francesco Straparola (c. 1480–c. 1557) is particularly known for his dazzling anthology The Pleasant Nights. Originally published in Venice in 1550 and 1553, this collection features seventy-three folk stories, fables, jests, and pseudo-histories, including nine tales we might now designate for ‘mature readers’ and seventeen proto-fairy tales. Nearly all of these stories, including classics such as ‘Puss in Boots,’ made their first ever appearance in this collection; together, the tales comprise one of the most varied and engaging Renaissance miscellanies ever produced. Its appeal sustained it through twenty-six editions in the first sixty years.This full critical edition of The Pleasant Nights presents these stories in English for the first time in over a century. The text takes its inspiration from the celebrated Waters translation, which is entirely revised here to render it both more faithful to the original and more sparkishly idiomatic than ever before. The stories are accompanied by a rich sampling of illustrations, including originals from nineteenth-century English and French versions of the text.As a comprehensive critical and historical edition, these volumes contain far more information on the stories than can be found in any existing studies, literary histories, or Italian editions of the work. Donald Beecher provides a lengthy introduction discussing Straparola as an author, the nature of fairy tales and their passage through oral culture, and how this phenomenon provides a new reservoir of stories for literary adaptation. Moreover, the stories all feature extensive commentaries analysing not only their themes but also their fascinating provenances, drawing on thousands of analogue tales going back to ancient Sanskrit, Persian, and Arabic stories.Immensely entertaining and readable, The Pleasant Nights will appeal to anyone interested in fairy tales, ancient stories, and folk creations. Such readers will also enjoy Beecher’s academically solid and erudite commentaries, which unfold in a manner as light and amusing as the stories themselves
The pleasant nights by Giovanni Francesco Straparola( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned today for his contribution to the rise of the modern European fairy tale, Giovan Francesco Straparola (c. 1480–c. 1557) is particularly known for his dazzling anthology The Pleasant Nights. Originally published in Venice in 1550 and 1553, this collection features seventy-three folk stories, fables, jests, and pseudo-histories, including nine tales we might now designate for ‘mature readers’ and seventeen proto-fairy tales. Nearly all of these stories, including classics such as ‘Puss in Boots,’ made their first ever appearance in this collection; together, the tales comprise one of the most varied and engaging Renaissance miscellanies ever produced. Its appeal sustained it through twenty-six editions in the first sixty years.This full critical edition of The Pleasant Nights presents these stories in English for the first time in over a century. The text takes its inspiration from the celebrated Waters translation, which is entirely revised here to render it both more faithful to the original and more sparkishly idiomatic than ever before. The stories are accompanied by a rich sampling of illustrations, including originals from nineteenth-century English and French versions of the text.As a comprehensive critical and historical edition, these volumes contain far more information on the stories than can be found in any existing studies, literary histories, or Italian editions of the work. Donald Beecher provides a lengthy introduction discussing Straparola as an author, the nature of fairy tales and their passage through oral culture, and how this phenomenon provides a new reservoir of stories for literary adaptation. Moreover, the stories all feature extensive commentaries analysing not only their themes but also their fascinating provenances, drawing on thousands of analogue tales going back to ancient Sanskrit, Persian, and Arabic stories.Immensely entertaining and readable, The Pleasant Nights will appeal to anyone interested in fairy tales, ancient stories, and folk creations. Such readers will also enjoy Beecher’s academically solid and erudite commentaries, which unfold in a manner as light and amusing as the stories themselves
 
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A treatise on lovesickness
Alternative Names
Beecher, D. A.

Beecher, D. A. 1942-

Beecher, D.A. (Donald A.)

Beecher, Donald A. 1942-

Beecher, Donald Allen

Beecher, Donald Allen, 1942-

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Ariosto today : contemporary perspectivesBarnabe Riche, his farewell to military professionRenaissance comedy : the Italian mastersRosalind : Euphues' golden legacy found after his death in his cell at Silexedra (1590)Renaissance comedy : the Italian masters. Volume 2