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Wilbur, Richard 1921-

Overview
Works: 883 works in 1,947 publications in 4 languages and 66,853 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Comedy plays  Interviews  Satire  Original cast recordings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Lyricist, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Editor, Performer, ite, Signer, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Compiler, Adapter, Creator, Contributor, tra, Speaker
Classifications: PQ1837, 811.52
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New and collected poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 2,040 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 )

24 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and held by 1,358 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 )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,269 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 1,241 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 misanthrope ; and Tartuffe by Molière( Book )

29 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,240 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
The poems of Richard Wilbur by Richard Wilbur( Book )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 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 )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,214 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
Things of this world : poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide by Voltaire( Recording )

57 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty political satire, a gentle man plagued by misfortune who clings to the belief that "all is for the best", Voltaire mocks the "eternal optimist" philosophy of his day that proclaimed human and natural disasters are a part of a larger cosmic plan
Advice to a prophet, and other poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1967 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites by Richard Wilbur( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty poems about unusual opposites of familiar words
The mind-reader by Richard Wilbur( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide by Leonard Bernstein( )

31 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The learned ladies : comedy in five acts, 1672 by Molière( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clitandre seeks the hand of Henriette, a match heartily approved of by her father, Chrysale. However, his wife, Philaminte, has other plans for her younger daughter - namely marriage to Trissotin, a foppish wit who panders to Philaminte's intellectual pretensions. Further complications are introduced by armande, Henriette's older sister, who once rejected Clitandre but now resents his attentions to Henriette; by Belise, Chrysale's sister, who believes (erroneously) that all men are wildly in love with her; and by Vadius, a sholar jealous of Trissotin's hold on Philaminte. Needless to say the course of true love does not run smoothly, as the pseudo-intellectual posturings of Philaminte and her coterie clash with the struggle between Chrysale and Philaminte over who shall ordain the disposition of their daughter's hand. But happily, and thanks to the maneuvering of Chrysale's brother, Ariste, all is set right in the end, with hypocrisy exposed and true love made triumphant
Don Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665 by Molière( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long ago in Sicily, the legend of Don Juan began. In this, Moliere's version of the tale, richly translated by Richard Wilbur, we meet Don Juan again. He is a man who appreciates beauty wherever and whenever he sees it - and beauty is almost always a pretty woman, and he appreciates her by winning her love. Don Juan is on a constant quest to conquer women and to enjoy the passion they provoke. He is accompanied , somewhat reluctantly, by his manservant sganarelle, who backs him up to the public, but behind his back tries to warn unsuspecting maidens. Sganarelle and Don Juan constantly debate the presence of Heaven, Hell and God - Don Juan believing none of these things exist, Sganarelle knowing otherwise. In the course of his attempted seductions, Don Juan is chased and challenged by those he has wronged in the past - or by their very angry brothers whose job it is to uphold family honor. In the end, Sganarelle wins the debate when Don Juan, heeding no warnings as to his behavior and how it affects his afterlife, is swallowed up by the Earth and sent to Hell. He's got his due, leaving behind a world of broken-hearted women and unpaid wages to Sganarelle"--P. [4] of cover
Amphitryon by Molière( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 636 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?"
Lovers' quarrels by Molière( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lover's quarrels (1656) was Molière's second full-length play in verse, and it is a comedy animated by deception and misunderstanding. A young woman (Ascagne) has worn masculine disguise since childhood, for the sake of an inheritance that would otherwise go to the household of young Valère. Ascagne loves Valère, who is a suitor of her sister Lucile, and cleverly manages to marry him in a midnight ceremony, Valère believing that his veiled and unseen bride is Lucile. Valère's manservant Mascarille is similarly deceived and, under pressure, conveys his misinformation to Éraste, a young man who jealously loves Lucile and is loved in turn by her. The ensuing quarrel between Éraste and Lucile lasts until the fourth act, and is paralleled by the quarreling and reconciliation of Gros-René (Éraste's valet) and Marinette (Lucile's maid)"--P. [4] of cover
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 )

14 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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New and collected poems
Alternative Names
Purdy Wilbur, Richard 1921-

Ricardus Wilbur

Richard Wilbur American poet

Richard Wilbur Amerikaans dichter

Richard Wilbur amerikansk poet

Richard Wilbur poeta statunitense

Richard Wilbur US-amerikanischer Dichter und Schriftsteller, zweifacher Pulitzer-Preisträger

Wilbur, Richard Purdy

Wilbur Richard Purdy 1921-....

Ричард Уилбър

Уилбер, Ричард

ریچارد ویلبر شاعر آمریکایی

ウィルバー, リチャード

リチャード・ウィルバー

理查德·威爾伯

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The school for wives : comedy in five acts, 1662Collected poems, 1943-2004Responses : prose pieces, 1953-1976The misanthrope ; and TartuffeThe poems of Richard WilburThe disappearing alphabetDon Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665Amphitryon