Richard N. Coe
Richard N. Coe (1923–87) taught French and Comparative Literature at various universities in the UK and Australia, and was the author of books on Ionesco, Beckett and Genet. His greatest achievement as a translator was the monumental Life of Rossini by Stendhal.
BOOKS BY THIS TRANSLATOR
The ‘Lives of Haydn, Mozart and Metastasio’- Stendhal’s first published work – owes its inspiration to the audacious pragmatism of its author. After the collapse of the Napoleonic empire, Henri Beyle was jobless, soon destined to become a refugee and in desperate need of money. His most abiding pass…READ MORE >
Rossini’s success in Italy in the early 1820s was certainly not echoed in France, where he was regarded as “an ill-bred parvenu, whose cheap popularity was an insult to a great musical tradition”. Stendhal was the first of his contemporaries to recognize the genius of this important Italian composer…READ MORE >
The articles which Stendhal contributed as French correspondent for the ‘London Magazine’, ‘New Monthly Magazine’ and other English Marketing Reviews of the 1820s are here brought together in a single volume, the only edition available in English. In them Stendhal – defying fashion and giving proof…READ MORE >
Few writers have known Italy better than Stendhal: he was only seventeen when he first rode south across the Alps in the wake of Napoleon’s armies, and he continued to travel and to live in Italy until a few months before his death. Some of his visits lasted only a few weeks, others continued for ye…READ MORE >