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Barnstone, Willis 1927-

Works: 205 works in 702 publications in 6 languages and 31,835 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Concrete poetry  History  Interviews  Commentaries  Biography  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Signer, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Performer
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Six masters of the Spanish sonnet : essays and translations by Willis Barnstone( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six Masters of the Spanish Sonnet is an important contribution to the understanding and appreciation of the evolution of the sonnet in Spanish poetry. Professor Barnstone's essays are all written with great enthusiasm and with a keen sense of the historical, cultural, and psychological factors that informed the poet's work. Professor Barnstone is a poet as well as a scholar and is able to bring the gifts of both to bear in his new wokr. His writing is clear and vivid--his point of view informed by a deep love for the poet's work. --Richard Burgin
A book of women poets from antiquity to now by Aliki Barnstone( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spans four thousand years and the world's major civilization to anthologize verses by women ranging from Enheduanna, a second millennium B.C. Sumerian princess, to the medieval poets Marie de France and Florencia de Pinar, to noteworthy poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Ancient Greek lyrics by Willis Barnstone( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ancient Greek Lyrics collects Willis Barnstone's elegant translations of Greek lyric poetry - including the most complete Sappho in English, newly translated. This volume includes a representative sampling of all the significant poets, from Archilochos, in the seventh century BCE, through Pindar and the other great singers of the classical age, down to the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. William F. McCulloh's introduction illuminates the forms and development of the Greek lyric while Barnstone provides a brief biographical and literary sketch for each poet and adds a substantial introduction to Sappho - revised for this edition - complete with notes and sources. A glossary and updated bibliography are included."--Jacket
The poems of Mao Zedong by Zedong Mao( )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mao Zedong, leader of the revolution and absolute chairman of the People's Republic of China, was also a calligrapher and a poet of extraordinary grace and eloquent simplicity. The poems in this beautiful edition (from the 1963 Beijing edition), translated and introduced by Willis Barnstone, are expressions of decades of struggle, the painful loss of his first wife, his hope for a new China, and his ultimate victory over the Nationalist forces. Willis Barnstone's introduction, his short biography of Mao and brief history of the revolution, and his notes on Chinese versification all combine to enrich the Western reader's understanding of Mao's poetry
The Gnostic Bible( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE--with earlier antecedents and later flourishings--whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts suggest that god should be celebrated as both mother and father, and the self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine. Only in the past fifty years has it become clear how far the gnostic influence spread in ancient and medieval religions--and what a marvelous body of scriptures it produced. This is the first time that such a rich and diverse collection of gnostic texts have been brought together in a single volume, in translations that allow the spirit of the original texts to shine. The selections gathered here, in poetic, readable translation, represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar expressions of gnostic spirituality. Their regions of origin include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. Also included are introductions, notes, an extensive glossary, and a wealth of suggestions for further reading
Greek lyric poetry by Willis Barnstone( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of the brief but beautifully expressed poetry of Hellenic and Hellinistic, Roman and Byzantine Greece from the works of Archilochos (ca. 8th century B.C.) to Agathias Scholasticos (6th century A.D.). Love songs, erotic satires, poems of battle, and many other types. The translations are by the editor; they are in modern colloquial English."--Publisher's Weekly
The other bible( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ancient, esoteric texts from Judeo-Christian traditions, excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments
The poems of Mao Tse-tung by Zedong Mao( Book )

18 editions published in 1972 in English and Chinese and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political-military autobiography of the Communist Chinese leader, in the form of poems written during half a century of fighting
The secret reader : 501 sonnets by Willis Barnstone( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am captivated by these sonnets. The free movement of consciousness, the mind operating in the universe ... [Here] is are and cunning, form and ruthless honesty.-Gerald Stern. A valuable accomplishment ... a remarkable modernist testament.-Edward Hirsch
Concrete poetry; a world view by Mary Ellen Solt( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and Multiple languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Word gloss and comments": pages 253-311 in English and Spanish
Eighteen texts by Willis Barnstone( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and German and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetics of translation : history, theory, practice by Willis Barnstone( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borges at eighty : conversations by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The restored New Testament : a new translation with commentary, including the Gnostic Gospels Thomas, Mary, and Judas by Willis Barnstone( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed scholar Barnstone comes "The Restored New Testament," newly translated from the Greek and informed by Semitic sources
With Borges on an ordinary evening in Buenos Aires : a memoir by Willis Barnstone( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an engaging series of contending, amusing, and philosophically poignant conversations, Willis Barnstone offers a fresh and touching portrait of Jorge Luis Borges in his later years. Against the backdrop of Argentina's Dirty War and the tragedy of los desaparecidos, we accompany Borges as he walks the streets of Buenos Aires, being greeted by well-wishers. We sit in as he teaches a class in Old English, at the end of which students are asked to read aloud from James, or Whitman, or from Poe's "visionary and atrocious wonders." Borges expresses his opinions on the Malvinas/Falklands war ("a struggle between two old bald men, fighting over a comb") and on poets from T S. Eliot ("a good poet but a stuffy critic") and Robert Frost ("a fine poet but a terrible farmer") to Ezra Pound ("I have one word for Ezra Pound. Fraud"). Readers learn why Borges said of Robert Lowell, "I might like his poems--but only if he keeps his trousers on." Whether expressed in the familiarity of his own apartment, the intimacy of adjoining airplane seats, or the formality of an address to a throng of academics, Borges's words are captured here in context. The blindness and the unique vision for which he is renowned are evident throughout, both in his prodigious feats of textual memory and in his recounting of dreamlike narratives that later would be transferred to paper and print. As Barnstone chronicles events in Argentina and the United States, Maria Kodama's role as Borges's reader and travel companion becomes abundantly clear. The book contains a moving portrait of their marriage in Switzerland, when Borges was on his deathbed
The poems of Saint John of the Cross by John of the Cross( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Covenant, commonly called the New Testament by Bible( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informed by original Semitic sources, a new literary translation of the four Gospels and the Book of Revelation reexamines Christianity in terms of its Judaic roots, using Hebrew or Aramaic words for personal and geographical names, and offering a new perspective on the Bible and its teachings
Lyrics in the original Greek by Sappho( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish poetry, from its beginnings through the nineteenth century; an anthology by Willis Barnstone( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and Spanish and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bird of paper : poems of Vicente Aleixandre by Vicente Aleixandre( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Six masters of the Spanish sonnet : essays and translations
Alternative Names
Willis Barnstone American poet, translator, and Hispanist

Willis Barnstone Amerikaans dichter

Willis Barnstone traductor, poeta e hispanista

Willis Barnstone US-amerikanischer Dichter, Übersetzer und Hispanist

반스토운, 윌리스 1927-

반스톤, 윌리스 1927-

A book of women poets from antiquity to nowAncient Greek lyricsThe poems of Mao ZedongThe Gnostic BibleGreek lyric poetryThe other bibleThe secret reader : 501 sonnetsThe poetics of translation : history, theory, practice