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Arrowsmith, William 1924-1992

Works: 170 works in 458 publications in 3 languages and 12,132 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Periodicals  Satire  History 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Librettist, Creator, 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 )

19 editions published between 1904 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 894 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 Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the finest achievements of the Roman imagination ... apparently a bewildering hodgepodge of genres and subjects ... clearly in the mainstream of ancient satire, it is also something recognizably apart and utterly original; visibly a novel, it is yet somehow not a novel at all ..."--Page v
The Satyricon of Petronius by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in English and held by 773 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 )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 751 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 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unmodern observations = Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of Nietzsche’s early Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen consists of four long essays and notes for a fifth. Nietzsche planned these works as part of an extremely ambitious critique of German culture. Although the project was never completed, the essays thematically linked and should be considered as a whole. This book, which presents these important works together in English for the first time, unifies the essays, provides introductions and annotations to each, and translates them in a way that does justice to the brilliance and versatility of Nietzsche’s style.The dominant idea of Nietzsche’s project is the regeneration of culture through a radical reshaping of modern educational institutions. Nietzsche believed that philosophy, the arts, and the ennobling study of antiquity had all been corrupted by systematic miseducation, the work of so-called educators, who, as culture-philistines, had disgraced the highest of vocations. In response to this fragmented modern world, Nietasche argues for the creation of a”manworthy” culture with a single uniftying style—a style that integrated theology, philosophy, education, classical scholarship, journalism, and art in a seamless, dynamic whole. This style, Nietzsche contends, can best be realized by heeding the great creative examples of the pre-Socratic philosophers, Schopenhauer, and Wagner, and by reforming education, above all the study of history and the archaic culture of Greece, so that it serves, rather than obstructs, the needs of human life. The essays include David Strauss: Writer and Confessor, introduced and translated by Herbert Golder; History in the Service and Disservice of Life, introduced by Werner Dannhauser and translated by Gary Brown; Schopenhauer as Educator, introduced by Richard Schacht and translated by William Arrowsmith; Richard Wagner in Bayreuth, introduced and translated by Gary Brown; and We Classicists, introduced and translated by William Arrowsmith
Hard labor : [poems] by Cesare Pavese( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fuente de la poesía es siempre un misterio, una inspiración, una conmovida perplejidad ante algo irracional - tierra desconocida. Pero el acto de la poesía -si es lícito distinguir así, separar la llama de la materia ardiente- es una voluntad absoluta de ver claro, de reducir a razón, de saber. El mito y el logos. Quien ha visto una vez en la propia inspiración, quien ha reducido a palabras, a lenguaje, articulándola en el tiempo y en el espacio, la extática maravilla del ser, resígnese y a propósito del mito en cuestión no se finja a sí mismo, para volver a gustar el tormentoso placer, una virginidad que ha perdido. Sí, entendámonos bien, su visión, su reducción del mito a figura, ha sido exhaustiva y soberana (y tal visión no es nunca deslumbrante; se necesitan días y hasta años de tormentosas tentativas y búsquedas); puede conformarse y esperar, con ecuanimidad, que de la maraña de la conciencia, del recuerdo y de la maceración le nazca una nueva virginidad, una nueva inspiración, un nuevo mito. Cesare Pavese"--Contratapa
The craft & context of translation; a symposium by William Arrowsmith( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in English and held by 615 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 597 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 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The occasions by Eugenio Montale( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 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
Euripides V by Euripides( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 525 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
Antonioni : the poet of images by William Arrowsmith( Book )

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

In his analysis of a scene in La notte, for instance, Arrowsmith proposes how the composition of shots expresses the meaning. Noting how the actress portraying a nymphomaniac is framed next to expanses of wall, Arrowsmith writes, "What the nymphomaniac wants to shut out is any knowledge of the blank immensity ... that we see exteriorized as she stands against the absolutely clinical white blankness of the wall, her own emptiness projected as the emptiness around her, threatening her."
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
Four plays by Aristophanes( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 292 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 290 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 268 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
Clouds by Aristophanes( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 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
The Chimera( )

in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides II by Euripides( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Three comedies: The birds; The clouds, translated by William Arrowsmith. The wasps
AlcestisUnmodern observations = Unzeitgemässe BetrachtungenThree comedies: The birds; The clouds, translated by William Arrowsmith. The waspsThe occasionsEuripides VAntonioni : the poet of imagesFour playsThe collected poems of Eugenio Montale, 1925-1977
Alternative Names
Arrowsmith, Wiliam 1924-1992

Arrowsmith, William

Arrowsmith, William, 1924-

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