Wilbur, Richard 1921-
Most widely held works about Richard Wilbur
Most widely held works by Richard Wilbur
New and collected poems by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 2,020 libraries worldwide
A collection including six earlier volumes of Wilbur's poetry, twenty-seven new poems, and a cantata.
Candide by Leonard Bernstein ( Recording )
127 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,829 libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Voltaire's fable about a young man whose simplicity and optimism drop him into one disaster after another.
Tartuffe; comedy in five acts, 1669 by Molière ( Book )
38 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
Richard Wilbur's verse translation of Tartuffe has been acclaimed as a masterpiece in its own right. Set in rhymed couplets, it captures not only the tone of the original but the dramatic energy as well. Not surprisingly, the play in this translation has been performed regularly over the years. One of Moliere's most popular plays, Tartuffe, written in 1669, tells the story of Orgon, a rich bourgeois who has become a prude and bigot in his middle age. He is the perfect mark for Tartuffe, a wily opportunist and swindler, who ingratiates himself with Orgon by affecting an air of piety. Soon the gulled Orgon not only hands over his fortune but offers his daughter in marriage to Tartuffe. But Orgon discovers his "spiritual" master's true nature in a most shocking and hilarious fashion.
The misanthrope ; and Tartuffe by Molière ( Book )
26 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
Razor-sharp wit inflames a competitive game of survival in the salons of 17th century France where, in this world of "finest appearances," one man's blunt honesty shatters his society's delicate web of manners.
Walking to sleep; new poems and translations by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
12 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
The poems of Richard Wilbur by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
15 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
The school for wives; comedy in five acts, 1662 by Molière ( Book )
20 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,232 libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy set in 17th-century France with the aged guardian versus young man as suitor of young woman.
The disappearing alphabet by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty-six short poems pondering what the world would be like if any letters of the alphabet should disappear.
Collected poems, 1943-2004 by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,206 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Over the course of his distinguished sixty-year career, Richard Wilbur has written seventeen collections of poetry, four children's books, and numerous works in prose and translations. This comprehensive collection presents Wilbur's poems, including several new and never before published. In trackless woods, it puzzled me to find; Four great rock maples seemingly aligned, As if they had been set out in a row; Before some house a century ago, To edge the property and lend some shade. I looked to see if ancient wheels had made; Old ruts to which the trees ran parallel, But there were none, so far as I could tell- There'd been no roadway. Nor could I find the square; Depression of a cellar anywhere, And so I tramped on further, to survey; Amazing patterns in a hornbeam spray; Or spirals in a pine cone, under trees ;Not subject to our stiff geometries.-from "In Trackless Woods."
Responses : prose pieces, 1953-1976 by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 1,143 libraries worldwide
"A new and expanded edition of the first book of essays and reviews by one of America's great poets. This edition contains an updated introduction by the author and a major essay, "The House of Poe."" "In the minds of many, Richard Wilbur is the "godfather" of the New Formalist and New Narrative poetries. In addition to his award-winning poetry and his superb translations of Moliere and others, Wilbur has for decades written some of the most generous, insightful, and truthful literary criticism of our time."--BOOK JACKET.
Things of this world; poems by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Advice to a prophet, and other poems by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in English and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
The mind-reader : new poems by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 968 libraries worldwide
Opposites by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
A collection of humorous poems about the opposites of various items.
The school for husbands : comedy in three acts, 1661 by Molière ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
"This volume combines The School for Husbands, written in 1661, with The Imaginary Cuckold, or Sganarelle, originally performed in 1660. During Molière's lifetime these two plays were the most produced by his company." --back cover.
The pig in the spigot : poems by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Rhyming text gives many examples of short words found within longer ones such as "pig" in "spigot" and "ant" in "pantry".
The learned ladies : comedy in five acts, 1672 by Molière ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 815 libraries worldwide
Don Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665 by Molière ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
Mayflies : new poems and translations by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 730 libraries worldwide
"In 1989 Richard Wilbur published New and Collected Poems, a landmark volume that won that year's Pulitzer Prize. Now, ten years later, he has prepared a collection of all the poetry he has written in the intervening years, together with new translations of Moliere (from Amphitryon) and Dante."--BOOK JACKET.
The beautiful changes, and other poems by Richard Wilbur ( Book )
9 editions published between 1947 and 1963 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
American poetry Amphitryon (Greek mythology) Baudelaire, Charles,--1821-1867 Bibliography Biography Children's poetry, American Conduct of life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Don Juan (Legendary character) Drama English language--Alphabet English language--Synonyms and antonyms Enlightenment Fantasy poetry, American Feature films Fiction Filmed literary readings French drama French drama (Comedy) French literature Handbooks, manuals, etc. Humorous poetry, American Interviews Jarrell, Randall,--1914-1965 Juvenile works Literature Lowell, Robert,--1917-1977 Man-woman relationships Merwin, W. S.--1927- Molière,--1622-1673 Musicals Musical settings Musicals--Librettos Nemerov, Howard Nevins, Allan,--1890-1971 Nonfiction films Operas Optimism Poetics Poetry Poetry Poetry--Authorship Poets, American Pulitzer Prizes Roethke, Theodore,--1908-1963 Snodgrass, W. D.--1926-2009 Translations United States Vocabulary Wilbur, Richard,--1921-
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