skip to content

Collier, Simon

Works: 54 works in 288 publications in 4 languages and 12,144 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Pictorial works  Diaries  Dictionaries  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter
Classifications: F1406, 980.003
Publication Timeline
Publications about Simon Collier
Publications by Simon Collier
Publications by Simon Collier, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Simon Collier
Most widely held works by Simon Collier
The Cambridge encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean ( Book )
33 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 3,379 libraries worldwide
From geology and biology to cinema and the theatre, this ambitious thematic encyclopedia, unique in scope and style, provides a much needed one-volume account of all aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean. Written by some fifty recognised experts in clear and accessible language for the general reader and copiously illustrated with full colour photographs, it discusses general themes as well as the individual countries in their own right. Ranging from contemporary economic problems, such as the debts of Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, and events of international political importance, such as the revolutions in Cuba and Nicaragua, through surveys of the flora and fauna, and the emergence of first human societies to the traditions of the samba and tango, writers such as Neruda, Borges and Garcia Marquez, and the potent production of the Mexican muralists, the Encyclopedia depicts lands and peoples which have long represented a distant enigma for the outside world but can no longer remain ignored by it
A history of Chile, 1808-1994 by Simon Collier( Book )
29 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
From Cortés to Castro; an introduction to the history of Latin America, 1492-1973 by Simon Collier( Book )
18 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 libraries worldwide
Ideas and politics of Chilean independence 1808-1833 by Simon Collier( Book )
32 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 907 libraries worldwide
Tango! : the dance, the song, the story ( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and German and held by 904 libraries worldwide
"Exquisite publication, written by respected scholars and artist, combines scholarly research with a pleasant writing style. Covers tango's history from early-19th century to the present, addressing tango's spread into Europe and North America and its 'golden age' in Buenos Aires from the 1920s-50s; also discusses topics such as tango and 'machismo,' and the tango revival in film, theater, and literature. Includes an extended bibliography and discography. Richly illustrated with facsimiles, reproductions of drawings, paintings, and photographs. For review by Pablo Vila, see Lat. Am. Music Rev., Vol. 18, No. 1, 1997, p. 113-123"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Le grand tango : the life and music of Astor Piazzolla by María Susana Azzi( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
"Astor Piazzolla was a musical genius, a man who used the national dance of Argentina as raw material for a whole new musical genre. In Le Grand Tango, Maria Susana Azzi and Simon Collier vividly capture the life of this extraordinary musician - a visionary who won worldwide acclaim but sparked bitter controversy in his native land." "Azzi and Collier trace Piazzolla's early life from his birth in Argentina in 1921 to his childhood years on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where he first developed a talent for the bandoneon, the accordion-like instrument central to the tango. They describe his return to Argentina at age sixteen and his rapid rise in the intoxicating world of tango, where he quickly earned a place with the leading dance band and then formed his own group. But at the height of his success, Piazzolla decided to take tango music to a new level and studied composition with the legendary Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Azzi and Collier show how he created a dramatically new style of tango music influenced by jazz and classical pieces - a tango music meant for listening, not dancing. But they also show that in the birthplace of the tango he met fierce resistance. He eventually left Argentina for Europe, where he emerged as an international celebrity."--Jacket
A history of Chile, 1808-2002 by Simon Collier( Book )
13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
"A History of Chile chronicles the nation's political, social, and economic evolution from its independence until the early years of the Lagos regime. Employing primary and secondary materials, it explores the growth of Chile's agricultural economy, during which the large landed estates appeared; the nineteenth-century wheat and mining booms; the rise of the nitrate mines; their replacement by copper mining; and the diversification of the nation's economic base. This volume also traces Chile's political development from oligarchy to democracy, culminating in the election of Salvador Allende, his overthrow by a military dictatorship, and the return of popularly elected governments. Additionally, the volume examines Chile's social and intellectual history: the process of urbanization, the spread of education and public health, the diminution of poverty, the creation of a rich intellectual and literary tradition, the experiences of middle and lower classes, and the development of Chile's unique culture."--Jacket
The life, music & times of Carlos Gardel by Simon Collier( Book )
30 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Chile: the making of a republic, 1830-1865 : politics and ideas by Simon Collier( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 360 libraries worldwide
"Chile enjoyed unique prestige among the Spanish American republics of the nineteenth century for its stable and increasingly liberal political tradition. How did this unusual story unfold? The tradition was forged in serious and occasionally violent conflicts between the dominant Conservative Party, which governed in a sometimes authoritarian manner from 1830 to 1858, and the growing forces of political Liberalism. A major political realignment in 1857-8 paved the way for comprehensive liberalization. This book examines the formative period of the republic's history and combines an analysis of the ideas and assumptions of the Chilean political process from the consolidation of the Conservative regime in the 1830s to the beginnings of liberalization in the early 1860s. The book is based on a comprehensive survey of the writings and speeches of politicians and the often rumbustious Chilean press of the period."--Jacket
Sketches of life in Chile, 1841-1851 by José Joaquín Vallejo( Book )
13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Writing under the pseudonym "Jotabeche," Jose Joaquin Vallejo wrote forty-one short articles on Chilean life and society in the early republic. Known for their caustic wit, his writings were an instant success when they were first published in Chilean magazines and newspapers. This volume presents these vivid essays for the first time in English. Vallejo made famous the style of writing termed "costumbrista"--Sketches and vignettes of society and local customs. He focused on the Norte Chico, or the mining zone of Copiapo where he was born and where he lived most of his later life. His essays i
Mining in Chile's Norte Chico : journal of Charles Lambert, 1825-1830 by Charles Lambert( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Enciclopedia de Latinoamérica, Universidad de Cambridge ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Astor Piazzolla : su vida y su música by María Susana Azzi( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Tango! : el baile, el canto, la historia by Simon Collier( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Este libro cuenta la historia del tango a traves de la erudicion de cuatro expertos. Simon Collier relata la evolucion del tango desde sus origenes, a mediados del siglo XIX, hasta la decada de los 20 y habla de sus primeros bailarines y musicos. Artemis Cooper se dedica a analizar el asombroso surgimiento de la tangomania en Europa y Estados Unidos en la decada de los 10, que comenzo cuando la alta sociedad parisiense cayo bajo el hechizo de sus ritmos sensuales e inmorales. La edad de oro del tango en la Argentina, desde 1920, hasta 1950, es analizada por Susana Azzi, quien da cuenta de todas las personalidades - directores de orquesta, musicos, bailarines y cantantes - que aparecieron en los gloriosos años de maximo esplendor del tango. Por ultimo, Richard Martin trata la polemica cuestion de la relacion entre tango y machismo y analiza lo inmensamente populares espectaculos de tango de los ultimos años, asi como el papel que este desempeña en el cine, el teatro, la literatura
Chile, la construcción de una república, 1830-1865 : política e ideas by Simon Collier( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Latin America by Simon Collier( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Quality control in the rubber industry by Simon Collier( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The School of Comparative Studies in the University of Essex, 1964-1974 : the story of an innovation by Simon Collier( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Sketches of Life in Chile, 1841-1851. Library of Latin America ( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
Collier, S.
Collier, S. 1938-2003
Collier, Simon Daniel White.
Collier, Simon Daniel White, 1938-2003
コリアー, サイモン
English (186)
Spanish (55)
German (2)
Esperanto (1)
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.