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Arrowsmith, William 1924-1992

Works: 163 works in 416 publications in 3 languages and 12,083 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Periodicals  Poetry  Satire  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Creator, Librettist, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
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Most widely held works about William Arrowsmith
Most widely held works by William Arrowsmith
The birds by Aristophanes( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and German and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the birds of the world and their characteristicsand behavior. Includes birds of the tropics, sea and shore, river, marsh, woods, fields, and town
The craft & context of translation; a symposium by William Arrowsmith( Book )

38 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

27 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Satyricon is the most celebrated work of fiction to have survived from the ancient world. The father of the picaresque genre, it recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through southern Mediterranean cities
The Satyricon of Petronius by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic of comedy, a superbly funny picture of Nero's Rome as seen through the eyes of Petronius, its most amorous and elegant courtier. This translation recaptures all the ribald humor of Petronius' picaresque satire. The hilarious story of the pleasure-seeking, fortune-hunting adventures of an educated rogue, it turns every weakness of the flesh, every foible of the mind to laughter." [Back cover]
Alcestis by Euripides( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At once a vigorous translation of one of Euripides' most subtle and witty plays, and a wholly fresh interpretation, this version reveals for the first time the extraordinary formal beauty and thematic concentration of the Alcestis. William Arrowsmith, eminent classical scholar, translator, and General Editor of this highly praised series, rejects the standard view of the Alcestis as a psychological study of the egotist Admetos and his naive but devoted wife. His translation, instead, presents the play as a drama of human existence--in keeping with the tradition of Greek tragedy--with recognizably human characters who also represent masked embodiments of human conditions. The Alcestis thus becomes a metaphysical tragicomedy in which Admetos, who has heretofore led a life without limitations, learns to "think mortal thoughts." He acquires the knowledge of limits--the acceptance of death as well as the duty to live--which, according to Euripides, makes people meaningfully human and capable of both courage and compassion. This new interpretation compellingly argues that, for Euripides, suffering humanizes, that exemption makes a man selfish and childish, and that only the courage to accept both life and death leads to the realization of one's humanity, and, in the case of Alcestis, to heroism
The clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard labor : [poems] by Cesare Pavese( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The storm and other things by Eugenio Montale( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three comedies: The birds; The clouds, translated by William Arrowsmith. The wasps by Aristophanes( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untimely meditations by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four short works in Untimely Meditations were published by Nietzsche between 1873 and 1876.They deal with such broad topics as the relationship between popular and genuine culture, strategies for cultural reform, the task of philosophy, the nature of education, and the relationship between art, science and life. They also include Nietzsche's earliest statement of his own understanding of human selfhood as a process of endlessly 'becoming who one is'. As Daniel Breazeale shows in his introduction to this new edition of R. J. Hollingdale's translation of the essays, these four early texts are key documents for understanding the development of Nietzsche's thought and clearly anticipate many of the themes of his later writings. Nietzsche himself always cherished his Untimely Meditations and believed that they provide valuable evidence of his 'becoming and self-overcoming' and constitute a 'public pledge' concerning his own distinctive task as a philosopher
The occasions by Eugenio Montale( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugenio Montale's second book of poetry was first published in 1939. This book is his most experimental work, but a work no less tradition-saturated than Eliot's. As poet, private individual, and ""good European"," Montale's way of dealing with his difficulties was to seize the occasions offered him by writing poetry in which the lover's passions for his beloved country would convey the truth of both his public and his private situations
Antonioni : the poet of images by William Arrowsmith( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. "When an artist like Antonioni is examined by a critic like Arrowsmith," Ted Perry writes in his memorable introduction, "we see again how art is connected to life, life to death, and both art and life to meaning." Enhanced by an appendix providing a brief synopsis of each of the eight films, and frequent translations of key bits of dialogue crucial to film-goers' understanding, Antonioni: The Poet of Images captures the insight, sensitivity, and intelligence of one of our most distinguished critics, and celebrates the work of one of the world's most innovative film makers. It is essential reading for lovers of cinema and all admirers of Arrowsmith
Cuttlefish bones : 1920-1927 by Eugenio Montale( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugenio Montale's epoch-making first book, Cuttlefish Bones (1925), has been hailed as one of the truly important works of poetry in the twentieth century. At once an earned poetic manifesto and spiritual autobiography, its dialogue between self and others, hope and despair, is sustained with absolute musical mastery and that simplicity-in-complexity that marks only the greatest poetry. -- W.W. Norton & Company
Euripides II by Euripides( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides V includes the plays ?The Bacchae,? translated by William Arrowsmith; ?Iphigenia in Aulis,? translated by Charles R. Walker; ?The Cyclops,? translated by William Arrowsmith; and ?Rhesus,? translated by Richmond Lattimore. Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century. In this highly anticipated third edition, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. Most have carefully updated the translations to bring them even closer to the ancient Greek while retaining the vibrancy for which our English versions are famous. This edition also includes brand-new translations of Euripides? Medea, The Children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia among the Taurians, fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles?s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for each play offer essential information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond. In addition, each volume includes an introduction to the life and work of its tragedian, as well as notes addressing textual uncertainties and a glossary of names and places mentioned in the plays. In addition to the new content, the volumes have been reorganized both within and between volumes to reflect the most up-to-date scholarship on the order in which the plays were originally written. The result is a set of handsome paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to these foundational works of Western drama, art, and life
Four plays by Aristophanes( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Greek plays offer a caricature of Socrates, a flawed utopia, a clever plan to gain peace, and a debate between deceased playwrights
The collected poems of Eugenio Montale, 1925-1977 by Eugenio Montale( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English-language translation of works by the late Nobel Prize winner offers insight into his role in influencing Italian poetry and international Modernism, as well as his views on such topics as modernity, fascism, and war
Satura : 1962-1970 by Eugenio Montale( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in Italy in 1971, SATURA is the fourth collection of poems by Nobel Prize winner Eugenio Montale (1896-1981). Here the poet experimented with dialogue, journalistic notation, aphorism, commentary, and half-strangled song, pressing Italian literary language into terrain it never before had touched. Montale's talent defines a new lyric art
The Chimera( )

in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department presents Aristophanes' "The Clouds," translated by William Arrowsmith, directed by Leo Brady, choral interpretation by Josephine McGarry Callan, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes by Joseph Lewis
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Three comedies: The birds; The clouds, translated by William Arrowsmith. The wasps
Alternative Names
Arrowsmith, Wiliam 1924-1992

Arrowsmith, William Ayres.

Arrowsmith, William R. 1924-1992

William Arrowsmith American academic

William Arrowsmith American classical philologist

William Arrowsmith Amerikaans taalkundige (1924-1992)

William Arrowsmith US-amerikanischer klassischer Philologe und vergleichender Literaturwissenschaftler

English (194)

Chinese (3)

German (1)

AlcestisThree comedies: The birds; The clouds, translated by William Arrowsmith. The waspsUntimely meditationsThe occasionsAntonioni : the poet of imagesEuripides IIFour playsThe collected poems of Eugenio Montale, 1925-1977Satura : 1962-1970