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Michie, James

Overview
Works: 61 works in 247 publications in 3 languages and 7,942 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Diaries  Juvenile works  Odes  Portraits  Biography  Elegiac poetry, Latin 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, tra, Contributor, Adapter, Other
Classifications: PA6395, 874.01
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Most widely held works about James Michie
 
Most widely held works by James Michie
The Oxford book of short poems( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 658 poems not longer than thirteen lines and written since the thirteenth century
La Fontaine : selected fables by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains scores of the well- and lesser-known fables popularized by Jean de la Fontaine, including "The Hare and the Tortoise" and "The Hen Who Laid Golden Eggs." In the various tales, the author he depicts an array of animals in situations revealing the quirks, follies, and frailties he observed in humankind. Sins of price, greed and vanity come under humorous attack
The poems of Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catullus, who lived during some of the most interesting and tumultuous years of the late Roman Republic, spent his short but intense life (?84-54 B.C.E) in high Roman society, rubbing shoulders with various cultural and political luminaries including Cesar, Cicero, and Pompey, Catullus's poetry is by turns ribald, lyric, romantic, satirical; sometimes obscene and always intelligent, it offers us vivid pictures of the poet's friends, enemies, and lovers. The verses to his friends are bitchy, funny, and affectionate; those to his enemies are often wonderfully nasty. Many poems brilliantly evoke his passionate affair with Lesbia, often identified as Clodia Metelli, a femme fatale ten years his senior and the smart adulterous wife of an arrogant aristocrat, who Cicero later claimed she poisoned." "This new bilingual translation of Catullus's surviving poems by Peter Green adheres to the principle that the rhythm of a poem, whether familiar or not, is among the most crucial elements for its full appreciation. Green has therefore translated all the poems - lyric, elegiac, choliambic - into stress equivalents of the original meters, and each poem appears opposite its Latin original. He also provides an essay on the poet's life and literary background, a historical sketch of the politically fraught late Roman Republic in which Catullus lived, copious notes on the poems, a wide-ranging bibliography for further reading, and a full glossary. This edition is thus designed to bring the great pleasures of these poems to as wide an audience as possible."--Jacket
Helen by Euripides( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-act play in 4 scenes based on a play by Euripides
Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )

36 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timeless meditations on the subjects of wine, parties, birthdays, love, and friendship, Horace's Odes, in the words of classicist Donald Carne-Ross, make the "commonplace notable, even luminous." This edition reproduces the highly lauded translation by James Michie. "For almost forty years," poet and literary critic John Hollander notes, "James Michie's brilliant translations of Horace have remained fresh as well as strong, and responsive to the varying lights and darks of the originals. It is a pleasure to have them newly available." From the Trade Paperback edition
The odes of Horace : with the Latin text by Horace( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epigrams of Martial by Martial( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of longer short stories by James Michie( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ars amatoria, book I by Ovid( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first century a.d., Ovid, author of the groundbreaking epic poem Metamorphoses, came under severe criticism for The Art of Love, which playfully instructed women in the art of seduction and men in the skills essential for mastering the art of romantic conquest. In this remarkable translation, James Michie breathes new life into the notorious Roman's mock-didactic elegy. In lyrical, irreverent English, he reveals love's timeless dilemmas and Ovid's enduring brilliance as both poet and cultural critic. From the Trade Paperback edition
Epigrams by Martial( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines. Social climers and sex-offenders, rogue traders and two-faced preachers - all are subject to his forensic annihilations and often foul-mouthed verses. Packed with incident and detail, Martial's epigrams bring Rome vividly to life in all its variety; biting satire rubs alongside tender friendship, lust for life beside sorrow for loss. Gossipy, clever, and above all entertaining, they express amusement as much as indigtation at the vices they expose."
The Odes of Horace ; The Centennial hymn by Horace( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New and selected poems by James Michie( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epigrams [of] Martial by Martial( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A country parson : James Woodforde's diary, 1759-1802 by James Woodforde( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possible laughter by James Michie( Book )

5 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by James Michie( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesop's fables by James Michie( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bodley Head book of longer short stories, 1900-1974 by James Michie( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Folio golden treasury : the best songs and lyrical poems in the English language( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen by Ronald K. S Euripides( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstepping the literal bounds of genre, this work has been referred to by scholars as both a tragedy and a comedy. This translation attempts to preserve Euripides' structure of subtlety and his comments on both the futility of war and the distinction between appearance and reality
 
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The Oxford book of short poems
Alternative Names
James Michie britischer Dichter und √úbersetzer

James Michie British journalist and translator

James Michie Brits journalist (1927-2007)

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La Fontaine : selected fablesThe poems of CatullusHelenOdes and epodesThe odes of Horace : with the Latin textThe epigrams of MartialArs amatoria, book IEpigramsThe epigrams [of] Martial