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Constantine, Peter 1963-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 174 publications in 1 language and 9,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Spy stories  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Records and correspondence  Drama  Juvenile works 
Roles: Translator, Photographer
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Constantine
The complete works of Isaac Babel by I Babelʹ ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the collected short stories of a master of the form, along with his letters, plays, diaries, and screenplays
The undiscovered Chekhov : forty-three new stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories by a 19th century Russian master, written for newspapers and magazines when he was an unknown. In one, a man discovers he does not have the money to pay for the goods he bought, another is on an arranged engagement
The Greek poets : Homer to the present by Peter (EDT)/ Hadas, Rachel (EDT)/ Keeley, Edmund (EDT)/ Van Dyck, Karen (EDT) Constantine ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An extensive volume of Greek poetry includes more than one thousand entries spanning three millennia and many diverse traditions, in an anthology that includes works by such classic and modern writers as Sappho, Pindar, and Seferis
The essential writings of Machiavelli by Niccolò Machiavelli ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Peter Constantine has assembled a comprehensive collection that shows the truth depth and breadth of a great Renaissance thinker. These new translations are faithful to Machiavelli's original writings." "The volume features essays that appear in English for the first time, such as "A Caution to the Medici" and "The Persecution of Africa." Also included are complete versions of the political treatise The Prince, the comic satire The Mandrake, The Life of Castruccio Castracani, and the classic story "Belfagor," along with selections from The Discourses, The Art of War, and Florentine Histories. Augmented with useful features - vital and concise annotations and cross-references - this unique compendium is certain to become the standard one-volume reference to this influential writer."--BOOK JACKET
Self's murder by Bernhard Schlink ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The seventy-something private investigator Gerhard Self is hired to track down a mysterious silent bank partner, a case which eventually leads him to eastern Germany and some of the most dangerous villains he has ever met
Six early stories by Thomas Mann ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gordian knot by Bernhard Schlink ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Georg Polger ekes out a lonely living as a freelance translator in the south of France, until he is approached by a certain Mr. Bulnakov, who has an intriguing proposition: Georg is to take over a local translation agency and finish a project left by the previous owner, who died in a mysterious accident. The money is right and then there is the matter of Bulnakov's secretary, Francoise, with whom Georg has fallen hopelessly in love. Late one night, however, Georg discovers Francoise secretly photographing a sensitive military project. He is shocked and heartbroken. Then, her eventual disappearance leaves him not only bereft, but suspicious of the motivations behind Mr. Bulnakov's offer. To make matters worse, Georg's every move is being watched. Determined to find out who Francoise really is, and to foil who ever is tracking him, Georg sets out on an mission that will take him to New York City, where with each step he is dragged deeper and deeper into a deadly whirlpool in which friend and foe are indistinguishable"--P. [4] of cover
Elegy for Kosovo by Ismail Kadare ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"June 28, 1389; six hundred years before Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic called for the repression of the Albanian majority in Kosovo, there took place, on the Field of the Blackbirds, a battle shrouded in legend. A coalition of Serbs, Albanian Catholics, Bosnians, and Romanians confronted and were defeated by the invading Ottoman army of the Sultan Murad. This battle established the Muslim foothold in Europe and became the centerpiece of Serbian nationalist ideology, justifying the campaign of ethnic cleansing of Albanian Kosovars that the world witnessed with horror at the end of the past century." -- Jacket
The bird is a raven by Benjamin Lebert ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When two young men meet on a night train from Munich to Berlin, they share their mutual stories of love, loss, friendship, and loneliness in the big city, and their conversations eventually reveal the darkest depths of human behavior
Self's deception by Bernhard Schlink ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hired to find Leo Salger, private detective Gerhard Self traces the girl to the psych ward of a local hospital where he is told she died following a fatal fall, only to discover that Leo is very much alive
Taras Bulba by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taras Bulba, a Ukranian folk hero, leads a Cossack revolt against the Poles, a violent confrontation that has devasting consequences for him when one of his sons, who has fallen in love with a Polish girl, is killed by his father in battle
Candide, or, Optimism : a new translation, backgrounds, criticism by Voltaire ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a new translation of Voltaire's satiric masterpiece on eighteenth-century European society through the misadventures of the youthful Candide
The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This 1862 novel, in a new translation by Peter Constantine, is Tolstoy's semiautobiographical story of young Olenin, a wealthy, disaffected Muscovite who joins the Russian army and travels to the untamed frontier of the Caucasus in search of a more authentic life. Quartered with his regiment in a Cossack village, Olenin revels in the glories of nature and the rough strength of the Cossacks and Chechens. Smitten by his unrequited love for a local girl, Maryanka, Olenin has a profound but ultimately short-lived spiritual awakening. Try as he may to assimilate, he remains an awkward outsider and his long search for a more enlightened and purposeful existence comes to naught."--BOOK JACKET
The prince by Niccolò Machiavelli ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first modern treatise of political philosophy, The Prince remains one of the world's most influential and widely read books. Machiavelli reveals nothing less than the secrets of power: how to gain it, how to wield it, and how to keep it. But curiously, this work of outspoken clarity has, for centuries, inspired myriad interpretations as to its author's true message. The introduction by noted Italian Renaissance scholar Albert Russell Ascoli provides a perfect opening to Peter Constantine's illuminating new translation of this seminal work
Red Cavalry by I Babelʹ ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the great masterpieces of Russian literature, the Red Cavalry cycle retains today the shocking freshness that made Babel's reputation when the stories were first published in the 1920s. Using his own experiences as a journalist and propagandist with the Red Army during the war against Poland, Babel brings to life an astonishing cast of characters from the exuberant, violent era of early Soviet history: commissars and colonels, Cossacks, peasants, and shtetl-dwellers; and among them the bespectacled, Jewish writer/intellectual, observing it all and trying to figure out his role in the new Russia."
The collected stories of Isaac Babel by I Babelʹ ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the Russian author's stories in new translations, including a chronology and notes on the texts
Japanese street slang by Peter Constantine ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essential writings of Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newly translated by Peter Constantine Edited and with an Introduction by Leo Damrosch The Essential Writings of Rousseau collects the best and most indispensable work of one of the world's most influential writers. A towering figure of Enlightenment thought, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was also one of that movement's most passionate and persuasive critics. His extraordinarily original observations on politics, education, and human nature were provocative in their day and remain resonant more than two hundred years after his death. Rousseau's 1762 treatise The Social Contract laid intellectual groundwork for both the American and French Revolutions, influencing such figures as Thomas Jefferson. An eloquent writer with profound insight into human psychology, Rousseau also penned one of the most compelling autobiographies ever written'the magisterial Confessions. The entirety of the first three books of that masterpiece along with the complete Social Contract are included in this indispensable volume
Three Theban plays by Sophocles ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three Theban Plays, by Sophocles, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading </O:P><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate</O:P><P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences&#151;biographical, historical, and literary&#151;to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. The pinnacle of classical drama in Greece, the three-part, 2,500 year-old Oedipus cycle remains a touchstone of Western culture. Nearly perfect technically, the plays feature headstrong heroes, intense plots, and breathtaking imagery that have influenced generations of artists, philosophers, and statesmen. These fresh, historically faithful renditions by renowned translator Peter Constantine bring new life to civilization's most meaningful dramas. Rich in sex and violence, the plays follow the tragic downfall of King Oedipus, a man who mistakenly believes he can control his own destiny. In Oedipus the King, we watch as the hero learns the truth about his past, including his murder of his father, Laius, and marriage to his mother, Jocasta. Written just before the death of Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus features a more subdued tone as the blind, exiled king reflects on his passing from this world. Antigone, the earliest written of the three, presents the powerful story of the iron-willed daughter of Oedipus as she takes a fatal stand against her uncle Creon, the new ruler of Thebes. Favoring her own moral code to the dictates of an unjust ruler, Antigone becomes the first heroine in Western literature and a model of civil disobedience. Pedro de Blas holds degrees in law and classics and has taught Greek at Columbia University and the CUNY Latin/Greek Institute. He has acted in several productions of Greek tragedy in the original and he is the author of the introduction and notes to Essential Dialogues of Plato, also published by Barnes & Noble Classics
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Black, David, 1963-

Black, David (1963- ).
コンスタンティン, ピーター
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