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Wilbur, Richard 1921-

Overview
Works: 931 works in 1,879 publications in 4 languages and 65,340 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Interviews  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Translator, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Editor, Performer, ite, Signer, Other, tra, Creator, Contributor, Compiler, Speaker, Honoree, Adapter
Classifications: PS3545.I32165, 811.52
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Most widely held works by Richard Wilbur
New and collected poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )
21 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 2,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection including six earlier volumes of Wilbur's poetry, twenty-seven new poems, and a cantata
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )
59 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York City Opera
Tartuffe; comedy in five acts, 1669 by Molière( Book )
21 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An imposter cleric gets into the house of the wealthy Orgon, whom he fools into promising him his wealth, position, and his young daughter. The translation into English verse of one of Molière's most masterful and most popular plays. A continuous delight from beginning to end (Richard Eberhart). Introduction by Richard Wilbur
Walking to sleep; new poems and translations by Richard Wilbur( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The disappearing alphabet by Richard Wilbur( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,277 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
The poems of Richard Wilbur by Richard Wilbur( Book )
19 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,273 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)
Collected poems, 1943-2004 by Richard Wilbur( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,273 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 )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 1,260 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
Things of this world : poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )
7 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amphitryon by Molière( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Molière's late, elegant comedy, based on Plautus' Roman version, alludes to the love affairs of the French king. This is the fourth and final volume of Theatre Communication Group's series (with cover designs by Chip Kidd), completing trade publication of these vital theatrical works. Includes Richard Wilbur's translation notes"--Provided by publisher
The misanthrope ; and Tartuffe by Molière( Book )
9 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 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 )
10 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The school for wives; comedy in five acts, 1662 by Molière( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy set in 17th-century France with the aged guardian versus young man as suitor of young woman
The mind-reader : new poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opposites by Richard Wilbur( Book )
9 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty poems about unusual opposites of familiar words
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( )
29 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pig in the spigot : poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 836 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."
The bungler by Molière( )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Wilbur's brilliant translation of Molière's early farce
Don Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665 by Molière( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Juan, the "Seducer of Seville," originated as a hero-villain of Spanish folk legend, is a famous lover and scoundrel who has made more than a thousand sexual conquests. One of Moliere's best-known plays, Don Juan was written while Tartuffe was still banned on the stages of Paris, and shared much with the outlawed play. Modern directors transform Don Juan in every new era, as each director finds something new to highlight in this timeless classic. Richard Wilbur's flawless translation will be the standard for generations to come, as have his translations of Moliere's other plays. Witty, urbane, and poetic in its prose, Don Juan is, most importantly, as funny now as it was for audiences when it was first presented
The beautiful changes : and other poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )
13 editions published between 1947 and 1997 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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