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Howard, Richard 1929-

Works: 467 works in 1,416 publications in 4 languages and 46,655 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Fairy tales  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Poetry  Novels  Terminology  Terms and phrases 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Compiler, Other, Annotator, Lyricist, Contributor
Classifications: PQ2637.A274, 843.912
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The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry( Book )

36 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in English and held by 3,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CLASSIC FICTION. This is a beautifully bound gift edition of this touching and wise classic. A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper ... Thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed the world forever for its readers. Ages 4+
Alone with America; essays on the art of poetry in the United States since 1950 by Richard Howard( Book )

44 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this book was first published in 1969, Richard Howard set himself the overwhelming task of a critical examination in detail of forty-one American poets as widely different as James Merrill and Gary Snyder, some celebrated and some obscure, who had at that time published at least two volumes of work establishing a characteristic identity. He thought of these poets as representing and dramatizing the achievement of American poetry since 1950, following the "established" achievement of Berryman, Elizabeth Bishop, Jarrell, Lowell, Roethke and Wilbur. In this new and enlarged edition, one hundred pages longer than the original volume, he has added essays to many of the original chapters, dealing with new work by the poets originally examined but leaving the original text unchanged
A happy death by Albert Camus( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first novel, A Happy Death, written when he was in his early twenties and retrieved from his private papers following his death in I960, Albert Camus laid the foundation for The Stranger, focusing in both works on an Algerian clerk who kills a man in cold blood. But he also revealed himself to an extent that he never would in his later fiction. For if A Happy Death is the study of a rule-bound being shattering the fetters of his existence, it is also a remarkably candid portrait of its author as a young man. As the novel follows the protagonist, Patrice Mersault, to his victim's house -- and then, fleeing, in a journey that takes him through stages of exile, hedonism, privation, and death -it gives us a glimpse into the imagination of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. For here is the young Camus himself, in love with the sea and sun, enraptured by women yet disdainful of romantic love, and already formulating the philosophy of action and moral responsibility that would make him central to the thought of our time
Collected travel writings : Great Britain and America by Henry James( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together James's writings on Great Britain and America. The essays of English Hours convey the freshness of James's "wonderments and judgments and emotions" on first encountering the country that became his adopted home for half a century. He captures the immensely varied life of London in a series of walks through that "murky, modern Babylon," which contains "the most romantic town-vistas in the world." Lively vignettes of a winter visit to an unfashionable watering place and excursions to the cathedral towns of Wells and Salisbury are followed by a haunting evocation of the desolate Suffolk coast at Dunwich. James includes vivid accounts of a New Year's weekend at a perfectly appointed country house, midsummer dog days in London, and the spectacle of the Derby at Epsom. In every essay he enriches his portrait of the English character, governed by social conventions and yet prone to startling eccentricities. Joseph Pennell's delightful illustrations, which appeared in the original 1905 edition, are reprinted with James's text. In The American Scene (1907) James revisits his native country after a twenty-year absence, traveling throughout the eastern United States from Boston to Florida. Views of the Hudson River arouse memories of his own past - the river "seemed to stretch back ... to the earliest outlook of my consciousness," he writes. James's poignant rediscovery of what remained of the New York of his childhood ("the precious stretch of space between Washington Square and Fourteenth Street") contrasts with his impression of the modern, commercial New York, a new city representing "a particular type of dauntless power, ..crowned not only with no history, but with no credible possibility of time for history?" Edmund Wilson, who praised The American Scene's "magnificent solidity and brilliance," remarked that "it was as if ... his emotions had suddenly been given scope, his genius for expression liberated." Sixteen essays on traveling in England, Scotland, and America conclude this volume. The essays, most of which have never before been collected, range from early pieces on London, Saratoga, and Newport, to articles on World War I that are among James's final writings
Paris in the twentieth century by Jules Verne( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A futuristic novel, written in the 1860s, describing the Paris of the 1960s, a city of cars, computers, even fax machines. The rulers are corporations, technology is god and people are expected to accept material profit as the reason for living. The novel was rejected by the publisher of the day as unrealistic
The immoralist by André Gide( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Gide's classic psychological novel depicting the gradual degeneration of an idealistic young scholar
Our deep gossip : conversations with gay writers on poetry and desire by Christopher Hennessy( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents interviews with eight gay men who are celebrated American poets and writers, discussing their early lives, friends and communities that shaped their work, histories of gay writers before them, how sex and desire connect with artistic production, and what coming out means to a writer
The pleasure of the text by Roland Barthes( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is it that we do when we enjoy a text? What is the pleasure of reading? The French critic and theorist Roland Barthes's answers to these questions constitute "perhaps for the first time in the history of criticism ... not only a poetics of reading ... but a much more difficult achievement, an erotics of reading ... Like filings which gather to form a figure in a magnetic field, the parts and pieces here do come together, determined to affirm the pleasure we must take in our reading as against the indifference of (mere) knowledge."--Richard Howard
S/Z by Roland Barthes( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantic study of Balzac's novella 'Sarrasine', of which the text (in English) is included on pages 221-254
Les fleurs du mal : the complete text of The flowers of evil by Charles Baudelaire( Book )

14 editions published between 1946 and 1987 in English and French and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of Baudelaire's magnum opus, perhaps the most powerful and influential book of verse from the 19th century, won the American Book Award for Translation. And the honor was well-deserved, for this is one of Richard Howard's greatest efforts. It's all here: a timeless translation, the complete French text, and Mazur's striking black and white monotypes in one elegant edition
The charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of young Fabrizio del Dongo as he joins Napoleon's army just before the Battle of Waterloo, and struggles to keep hidden his love for Clelia amid the intrigues and secrets of the small court of Parma
For a new novel : essays on fiction by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a work by the French author Alain Robbe-Grillet, translated from the original French
A lover's discourse : fragments by Roland Barthes( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barthes addresses the language of love, a language of solitude, of mythology, of what he calls an 'image repertoire'. It is aimed at those who have been in love, and those who've not. A range of examples are included, from Nietzsche to Zen
The erasers by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in English and French and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain Robbe-Grillet is internationally hailed as the chief spokesman for the noveau roman and one of the great novelists of the twentieth century. The Erasers, his first novel, reads like a detective story but is primarily concerned with weaving and then probing a complete mixture of fact and fantasy. The narrative spans the twenty-four-hour period following a series of eight murders in eight days, presumably the work of a terrorist group. After the ninth murder, the investigation is turned over to a police agent, who may in fact be the assassin. Both an engrossing mystery and a sinister deconstruction of reality, The Erasers intrigues and unnerves with equal force as it pull us along to its ominous conclusion
Empire of signs by Roland Barthes( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur considère le Japon comme le pays de l'écriture, celui où il a rencontré le travail du signe le plus proche de ses convictions et de ses fantasmes et le plus éloigné de la sémiocratie occidentale. Il évoque les signes à travers la ville, le magasin, le théâtre, la politesse, les jardins, la violence, les gestes, la nourriture, les poèmes, etc
Two novels by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Labyrinth: "Wounded in a last battle, suffering from exhaustion, prey to an ever-worsening fever, and aware that the enemy is about to arrive, a soldier wanders the city's strange streets to deliver a mysterious package and fulfill the last request of a dying comrade. The unfolding scenes of the soldier's struggle to make good on his promise, masterfully rendered by Robbe-Grillet, will be indelibly etched into the minds of readers long after they escape from the soldier's predicament."--Publisher description
Robert Mapplethorpe by Richard Marshall( Book )

25 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even a superficial glance at this sampling of Robert Mapplethorpe's work makes it clear that the tempest has outgrown its teapot. Had Sen. Jesse Helms and his ilk not turned these photographs into a cause ceelebre, few people would have paid any attention to them. Mapplethorpe was a successful commercial photographer, and his pictures rarely transcend a fashion-magazine sensibility, despite references to Edward Weston, George Platt Lynes et al. The background in a portrait of a gay S-M couple is so cluttered with bric-a-brac, the result looks like a glossy magazine ad for a ritzy interior designer. The most disturbing element of his infamous "erotic" works is not their sexual content but their coldness. His nude studies of muscular black men look so remote and objectified, they suggest Pygmalion asking Venus to turn Galatea back into a statue. An offbeat coffeetable book for people who want to find out what the brouhaha in Cincinnati is about without bothering to fly to Ohio
Preferences: 51 American poets choose poems from their own work and from the past. Commentary on the choices and an introd. by Richard Howard( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inner voices : selected poems, 1963-2003 by Richard Howard( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, in the first volume to draw together material from Richard Howard's twelve books of poems, readers can fully appreciate the erudite nuances of his lyric poetry and the human and historical bravura of his monologues and imagined conversations among famous figures."--Jacket
Untitled subjects : poems by Richard Howard( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of historical poetry by Richard Howard, a Pulitzer prize winner poet
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The little prince
A happy deathCollected travel writings : Great Britain and AmericaParis in the twentieth centuryThe immoralistThe pleasure of the textS/ZLes fleurs du mal : the complete text of The flowers of evilThe charterhouse of Parma
Alternative Names
Howard Richard

Howard Richard Joseph

Howard, Richard Joseph 1929-

Orwitz, Richard Joseph 1929-

Richard Howard

Richard Howard American poet and literary critic

Richard Howard Amerikaans lexicograaf

Richard Howard amerikanischer Lyriker, Literaturkritiker und Hochschullehrer

Richard Howard Howard, Richard, 1929-

Richard Howard poeta, traduttore e critico letterario statunitense

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