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Ayrton, Pete

Overview
Works: 15 works in 37 publications in 2 languages and 899 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Periodicals  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: GN290, 136.764
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Most widely held works by Pete Ayrton
No man's land : fiction from a world at war : 1914-1918( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great War gave birth to some of the twentieth century's most celebrated writing; from Brooke to Sassoon, the poetry generated by the war is etched into collective memory. But it is in prose fiction that we find some of the most profound insights into the war's individual and communal tragedies, the horror of life in the trenches and the grand farce of the first industrial war. Featuring forty-seven writers from twenty different nations, representing all the main participants in the conflict, No Man's Land is a truly international anthology of First World War fiction. Work by Siegfried Sassoon, Erich Maria Remarque, Willa Cather and Rose Macaulay sits alongside forgotten masterpieces such as Stratis Myrivilis's Life in the Tomb, Raymond Escholier's Mahmadou Fofana and Mary Borden's The Forbidden Zone. No Man's Land is a brilliant memorial to the twentieth century's most cataclysmic event
The alphabet garden : European short stories( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories, each written by an author from a different European country. They range from A Bit of Tease by Michele Roberts of Britain, the story of an international prostitute, to Everything Bad Comes Back by Javier Marias of Spain, which is on a writer's problems in writing
World view : new perspectives on the personalities, political events, and economic forces that are shaping our times( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World view 1983 : what the press and television have not told you about the year's mega-issues( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World view 1984 : a comprehensive look at the news behind the news( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World view 1985 : an economic and political yearbook by Pete Ayrton( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf children and the problem of human nature by Lucien Malson( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No pasaran by Pete Ayrton( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope, resignation, despair, sadness, humour, confusion, ruthlessness, compassion, kindness, generosity, and love inhabit Pete Ayrton's anthology of writings from the Spanish Civil War: there is little sense of certainty and still less of triumphalism among the bewilderingly diverse Republican and Nationalist coalitions, all shades of which are represented here. Previous collections privileged the writings of the International Brigades over those of the Spanish, sometimes excluding them altogether. This book corrects the balance: by far the largest contingent of its thirty-five writers are Spanish, including Manuel Rivas, Javier Cercas, Arturo Barea, Joan Sales, and Chaves Nogales
The wild boy of Aveyron by Jean Marc Gaspard Itard( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The scene of the very human story described in this book was laid in Paris at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. In these stirring times there lived at Paris a young medical man, Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard, born in the provinces, who had early achieved some distinction in his profession and at the age of twenty-five was appointed physician to the new institution for deaf-mutes. In 1799, the year seven by the new calendar, there was published in the Journal des Db̌ats a letter by one Citizen Bonaterre, describing a wild boy taken in the woods of the Department of Aveyron. According to reports, the child was a specimen of primitive humanity. He had been found almost unclad, wandering about at the outskirts of the forest in which he had apparently lived for some years, a stranger to human kind, eking out a precarious existence as best he could. The boy was brought to Paris and soon became a nine days' wonder. People of all classes thronged to see him, expecting to find, as Rousseau had told them, a pattern of man as he was: "when wild in woods the noble savage ran." What they did see was a degraded being, human only in shape; a dirty, scarred, inarticulate creature who trotted and grunted like the beasts of the fields, ate with apparent pleasure the most filthy refuse, was apparently incapable of attention or even of elementary perceptions such as heat or cold, and spent his time apathetically rocking himself backwards and forwards like the animals at the zoo. A "mananimal," whose only concern was to eat, sleep, and escape the unwelcome attentions of sightseers. Expert opinion was as usual somewhat derisive of popular attitude and expectations. The great Pinel examined the boy, declaring that his wildness was a fake and that he was an incurable idiot. Among those who saw the child was the young Itard, who, fired with the notion that science, particularly medical science, was all-powerful, and perhaps believing that his older colleague was too conservative in applying his own principle of the curability of mental disease, came to the conclusion that the boy's condition was curable. The apparent subnormality Itard attributed to the fact that the child had lacked that intercourse with other human beings and that general experience which is an essential part of the training of a normal civilized person. This diagnosis Itard was prepared to back by an attempt at treatment, and the boy was consequently placed under the young doctor's care at the institution over which he presided. Of the immediate success of Itard's work there is no question. In place of the hideous creature that was brought to Paris, there was to be seen after two years' instruction an "almost normal child who could not speak," but who lived like a human being; clean, affectionate, even able to read a few words and to understand much that was said to him"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
No pasarn! : writings from the spanish civil war by Pete Ayrton( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World view : an economic and political yearbook( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kırmızı bir şey : Avrupa öyküleri( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Existenz in der Nische by Pete Ayrton( )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Auf dem Buchmarkt in Grossbritannien herrschen darwinistische Zustände. Unabhängige Häuser haben nur dann eine Chance, wenn sie sich spezialisieren
World view 1983 : what the press and television have not told you about the year's mega-issues( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

World view. 1983- : an economic and geopolitical yearbook( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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