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Humphries, Rolfe

Overview
Works: 150 works in 386 publications in 1 language and 16,334 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Legends  Epic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry  Epigrams  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  History  Short stories  Periodicals 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, tra
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 873.01
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American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
Metamorphoses by Ovid( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1989 in English and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from Ovid. The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem, written in dactylic hexameters and arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe's creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid's own time. The major theme of the Metamorphoses, as the title suggests, is metamorphosis, or change. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid's work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful, capricious creatures who are forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid's own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus's capriciousness is thought by many to be reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans."--Http://www.enotes.com/metamorphoses-of-ovid (Jan. 24, 2011.)
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

21 editions published between 1951 and 1987 in English and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfill his destiny: to found the Roman people
The way things are: the De rerum natura of Titus Lucretius Carus by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verse translation of Lucretius's epic Latin poem explaining the universe, within the framework of Epicurean philosophy
Collected poems of Rolfe Humphries by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "Green armor on green ground", 36 poems in Welsh meters, "Poems collected and new", a selection of more than 200 poems, and 26 new poems
The loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of love by Ovid( Book )

8 editions published between 1953 and 1963 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coat on a stick : late poems by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aragon, poet of the French resistance by Aragon( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine thorny thickets; selected poems by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected epigrams by Martial( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his enduring popularity, Martial has recently suffered from serious critical neglect. The present work is the first edition of selections from Martial to be published for decades, and the first ever to include a fully representative selection of the oeuvre of the poet, who has often been criticised, unfairly, the authors argue, for obscenity and flattery of the Emperor Domitian. The epigrams included in the selection are organised under various heads, e.g. Martial and poetry, sexual mores, satirical pieces. A very full introduction deals with such topics as the prejudices and predilections of his audience which conditioned Martial's choice of subject matter, Martial's language, the structure and style of the epigrams, the epigrammatic tradition and Martial's creative engagement with it. The detailed commentary is suitable for use with undergraduates and is distinguished by its focus on social history as well as literary interpretation
Lucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six Enneads by Titus Lucretius Carus( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pause to wonder by Marjorie Fischer( Book )

6 editions published between 1944 and 1947 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the marvelous mysterious and strange
Green armor on green ground; poems in the twenty-four official Welsh meters and some, in free meters, on Welsh themes by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems: collected and new by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1973 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems by American poets( )

in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New poems by American poets( )

in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

--and Spain sings : fifty loyalist ballads by M. J Benardete( Book )

8 editions published between 1937 and 2002 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolfville yarns of Alfred Henry Lewis by Alfred Henry Lewis( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets, poetics, and politics : America's literary community viewed from the letters of Rolfe Humphries, 1910-1969 by Rolfe Humphries( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rolfe Humphries (1894-1969), in addition to being an outstanding poet, left an impressive trail as a translator, teacher, critic, and editor. But, as Richard Gillman maintains in the introduction to this volume, poetry was the driving force behind these other special skills and interests. Humphries was, Gillman writes, an example of "the total poet. . . . If ever there were poets who did in fact breathe their art, he was one of them.""--BOOK JACKET. "These letters for the first time illumine Humphries and his achievements. We see him as the mentor to younger poets including Theodore Roethke, providing rare glimpses of poetics and the creative process; the teacher so charmed by horseracing he sometimes "put an exam on the blackboard . . . and then bugged out for the track"; the "literary terrorist" whose criticism Robert Frost never forgot and probably never forgave him for; the translator whose Aeneid prompted W. H. Auden to call it "a service for which no public reward could be too great"; the author of an introduction to Ezra Pound's poems who demanded that a reference to his anti-Semitism be deleted. And so on and on, in all of Humphries' surprising variety and unfailing candor."--BOOK JACKET. "Active in America's literary community, Humphries was a friend of many poets and writers, including Louise Bogan, Edmund Wilson, and Roethke. This volume takes on added meaning by completing the published account of the relationships of these four as already told by Roethke, Bogan, and, to a lesser extent, Wilson."--BOOK JACKET. "Poets, Poetics, and Politics is set in a period that opened just two years before the birth of Harriet Monroe's Poetry; when it closed, most of the twentieth century's literary giants had died. Also in this time, many writers, Humphries included, dreamed the dreams of communism; his letters on this subject are both informative and absorbing."--BOOK JACKET
 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Humphries, George R.

Humphries, George R. 1894-1969

Humphries, George Rolfe.

Humphries, George Rolfe 1894-1969

Rolfe Humphries American poet, translator, and teacher

Rolfe Humphries American writer

Rolfe Humphries Amerikaans dichter (1894-1969)

Rolfe Humphries escriptor estatunidenc

Rolfe Humphries escritor estadounidense

Rolfe Humphries US-amerikanischer Autor, Übersetzer und Lehrer

Rolfe Humphries yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Languages
English (158)

Covers
MetamorphosesThe way things are: the De rerum natura of Titus Lucretius CarusThe loves ; The art of beauty ; The remedies for love ; and the art of loveLucretius: The way things are ; The discourses of Epictetus ; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius ; Plotinus: The six EnneadsPoets, poetics, and politics : America's literary community viewed from the letters of Rolfe Humphries, 1910-1969