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Mandel, Oscar

Overview
Works: 83 works in 264 publications in 5 languages and 8,230 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Encyclopedias  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works about Oscar Mandel
 
Most widely held works by Oscar Mandel
Fundamentals of the art of poetry by Oscar Mandel( )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of the Art of Poetry takes the reader on a journey that sets out with a consideration of the various arts humankind has created, and then focuses on the special art of poetry: what poetry is, what it does and must do in order to 'succeed' for whom it does what it does, and, in detail, how it goes about doing what it tries to do. Twenty-two chapters deal with subjects like 'The Constituencies for Art', 'What Meaning Means', 'Acceptable and Unacceptable Propositions', 'The Right Word in the Right Place', 'The Sounds that Matter in Poetry', 'Energetic Metaphor: the Major Figure' and so on, including an eloquent epilogue 'Touching Genius'. Writing with great brio and tough-minded lucidity, the Belgo-American poet, dramatist, scholar and essayist examines a host of concepts concerning the arts in general and poetry in particular. This highly original Ars poetica will be of interest to general readers, college students, poets curious about their own metier, and last but not least, literary critics and theorists who will encounter many a discreet challenge to current ideas in its pages.>
A definition of tragedy by Oscar Mandel( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theatre of Don Juan : a collection of plays and views, 1630-1963 by Oscar Mandel( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five comedies of medieval France by Oscar Mandel( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of French medieval plays is the first of its kind in the English language. It presents genuine translations -- not adaptations -- of three secular farces, a humorous miracle play, and a musical pastoral. The translator, Oscar Mandel, himself a playwright, has provided a comprehensive introduction discussing the development of drama in the Middle Ages as well as individual introductions to each of the plays. Comedy of the Middle Ages has its own character, its own strong points, its own limitations. It can be very funny, it is rapid and peppery, but we had better not look to it for acute psychological insights, penetrating criticism of life, philosophical reverberations, or even witty repartee in our sense of the expression. The greatest writers of the time did not write for the stage, and even when serious, the drama was popular and it avoided subtleties. And yet, here and there, something very much like genius winks at us from both the serious and comic drama of these centuries" -- Back cover
Annotations to Vanity fair by Oscar Mandel( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philoctetes and the fall of Troy : plays, documents, iconography, interpretations : including versions by Sophocles, André Gide, Oscar Mandel, and Heiner Müller by Oscar Mandel( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August von Kotzebue : the comedy, the man : including The good citizens of Piffelheim, translated from Die deutscher Kleinstädter by Oscar Mandel( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and German and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three classic Don Juan plays by Oscar Mandel( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by Oscar Mandel( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariadne : a tragedy in five acts by Thomas Corneille( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of elaborations : essays by Oscar Mandel( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amphitryon by Molière( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 121 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?"
Plays on Hispanic themes by Prosper Mérimée( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Alessandro Magnasco : an essay in the recovery of meaning by Oscar Mandel( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and Italian and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sigismund, prince of Poland : a baroque entertainment by Oscar Mandel( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cheerfulness of Dutch art : a rescue operation by Oscar Mandel( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The patriots of Nantucket : a romantic comedy of the American Revolution by Oscar Mandel( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gobble-up stories by Oscar Mandel( )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern fables for modern readers on today's world and its problems. Includes stories such as: The Conceited Minnow, The Tycoon and the Architect, The Conversation between the Bulldozer and a Mouse, and How God Bested the Devil
Simplicities; poems by Oscar Mandel( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven comedies by Marivaux by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Five comedies of medieval France
Languages
English (149)

French (9)

German (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (1)

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The Theatre of Don Juan : a collection of plays and views, 1630-1963Five comedies of medieval FranceAnnotations to Vanity fairThe book of elaborations : essaysPlays on Hispanic themes