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Wilbur, Richard 1921-

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New and collected poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection including six earlier volumes of Wilbur's poetry, twenty-seven new poems, and a cantata
The school for wives : comedy in five acts, 1662 by Molière( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy set in 17th-century France with the aged guardian versus young man as suitor of young woman
Walking to sleep; new poems and translations by Richard Wilbur( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems, 1943-2004 by Richard Wilbur( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The poems of Richard Wilbur by Richard Wilbur( Book )

21 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes Advice to a Prophet and Other Poems, Things of This World, Ceremony and Other Poems, and The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems. "One of the best poets of his generation, Richard Wilbur has imagined excellence, and has created it" (Richard Eberhart, New York Times Book Review)
The disappearing alphabet by Richard Wilbur( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-six short poems pondering what the world would be like if any letters of the alphabet should disappear
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Lillian Hellman and Richard Wilbur
Things of this world : poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The misanthrope ; and Tartuffe by Molière( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the MISANTHROPE, Alceste begins as a man who loves mankind so much that he cannot brook flattery or hypocrisy and winds up withdrawing from society in disgust. In Tartuffe, unctuous, cunning and evil Tartuffe insinuates himself into the home of substantial citizen Orgon. Tartuffe almost succeeds in driving the son away, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and depriving Orgon of all his possessions
Advice to a prophet, and other poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind-reader by Richard Wilbur( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide by Leonard Bernstein( )

34 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites by Richard Wilbur( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty poems about unusual opposites of familiar words
The learned ladies : comedy in five acts, 1672 by Molière( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ms. Thomas' previous and similar rollicking version of Moliere's Les Femmes Savantes delighted audiences off-Broadway in 1991, in a production starring Jean Stapleton as Philamente, a blossoming literary lady on the verge of coming into her own. It was re-imagined in 1993 at ACT in San Francisco, with many productions throughout the country since then. During the Salon movement of the 17th century, women, thirsty for knowledge and freedom, began to read, discuss and absorb all the learning they could now get their hands on. Frequently, into that mix came sycophants and opportunists, to take advantage of the budding but not fully formed intelligence of the Women's Movement. Enter Trissotin, a mediocre poet with a lot of sex appeal and little literary talent, who all but seduces Philamente, determined to be at the forefront of the movement. Equally determined to marry him off to her younger daughter (who just wants to marry her sweetheart Lycandre and raise children), she bullies her meek husband into tacitly agreeing, and the machinations that follow between family members, visiting poets and maids who refuse to learn proper French are predictably and delightfully Molière. This version strays from a strictly literal translation of the play, often employing anachronisms in the rhymed couplets that may appall purists, but have delighted audiences since its original inception. In this new version, there are 6 women and 4 men, and the familiar "Voice of Reason", present in almost every Moliere play and always a male, is now, for the first time, FEMALE! If you want your audiences to roll with laughter as they recognize their hilarious selves in the midst of a "Feminist culture," this version is for you"--Information provided by publisher
Tartuffe by Molière( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moliere's timeless comedy, starring the incomparable Donald Moffat portraying the scoundrel Tartuffe, who manipulates his way into the confidence and affection of Orgon, an affluent bourgeois concerned with his own salvation, and whose wife and daughter Tartuffe attempts to seduce
The pig in the spigot : poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhyming text gives many examples of short words found within longer ones such as "pig" in "spigot" and "ant" in "pantry."
Amphitryon by Molière( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation set in rhyme of a French classic. It tells of Jupiter's affair with the wife of a Greek general. Says Jupiter: "Your love for me was very weak, perforce, / If by so small a thing it was undone! / Should a little joke occasion a divorce, / And should one bridle at what was meant in fun?"
The bungler by Molière( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wilbur's brilliant translation of Molière's early farce
Poems, 1943-1956 by Richard Wilbur( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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New and collected poems
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Purdy Wilbur, Richard 1921-

Ricardus Wilbur

Richard Wilbur Amerikaans dichter

Richard Wilbur amerikansk poet

Richard Wilbur Poet

Richard Wilbur poeta statunitense

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Wilbur, Richard Purdy

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Уилбер, Ричард

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The school for wives : comedy in five acts, 1662Collected poems, 1943-2004Responses : prose pieces, 1953-1976The poems of Richard WilburThe disappearing alphabetThe misanthrope ; and TartuffeThe pig in the spigot : poemsAmphitryonThe bungler