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Lembke, Janet

Overview
Works: 41 works in 145 publications in 2 languages and 7,881 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Tragedies (Drama)  Georgics  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Mythological plays  Didactic poetry  Guidebooks  Pastoral poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Writer of accompanying material, htt, Editor
Classifications: PA6807.G4, 882.01
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Virgil's Georgics by Virgil( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this masterful new verse translation, Virgil's Georgics speaks as powerfully to our times as it did to the ancient poet's. Janet Lembke presents this unsurpassed nature poem in an American idiom that is both elegant and sensitive to the meaning and rhythm of Virgil's original paean to the earth. Book jacket."--Jacket
The Persians by Aeschylus( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persians is both Aeschylus' first extant tragedy and the earliest surviving drama in the Western tradition. Because Aeschylus was there at the struggle between Greeks and Persians in the straits of Salamis in 480 B.C., the Persians is not merely a play but a valuable historical document. The description of the battle contained here is in fact the only account of any event in the Great Persian Wars that has been composed by an eyewitness. Lembke and Herington faithfully recreate in modern language Aeschylus' account of the frightful contrast between the human work of butchery and the serene, sunlit natural background of Salamis. Though critics have argued for centuries about the veracity of the historical details, Aeschylus' poetic vision makes the Persians a compelling dramatic experience--Jacket
Suppliants by Aeschylus( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage, The Suppliants is surprising both for its exotic color and for its forceful enactment of the primal struggle between male and female, lust and terror, brutality and cunning. In his translation of this ancient Greek drama, Peter Burian introduces a new generation of readers to a powerful work of Aeschylus' later years. He conveys the strength and daring of Aeschylus' language in the idiom of our own time, while respecting what is essentially classical in this dramatist's art: the rigor of the formal constraint with which he compresses high emotion to the bursting point. The Suppliants, which is the first and only surviving part of a trilogy, does not conform to our expectations of Greek drama in that it has neither hero, nor downfall, nor tragic conclusion. Instead the play portrays unresolved conflicts of sexuality, love, and emotional maturity. These distinctly modern themes come alive in a translation that re-creates the psychological immediacy as well as the dramatic tension of this ancient work
Bronze and iron : old Latin poetry from its beginnings to 100 B.C. by Janet Lembke( Book )

15 editions published in 1973 in English and Latin and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despicable species : on cowbirds, kudzu, hornworms, and other scourges by Janet Lembke( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ultimately Despicable species is proof of the symbiosis of all living things, and of the undeniable truth that we are all stuck with one another on this small and fragile planet."--Jacket
Because the cat purrs : how we relate to other species and why it matters by Janet Lembke( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book displays Lembke's signature lyrical prose. Here she explores the dynamic relationship between man and beast, and calls readers to reflect on our interactions with all earth's inhabitants, big and small
Hecuba by Euripides( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Euripides' play, "Hecuba," in which Hecuba grieves over the loss of a daughter and takes revenge for her fallen son
Elektra : a play by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critical edition of Ezra Pound's Elektra marks the most significant appearance in twenty years of a "new" work by the controversial poet. Composed in the early months of 1949, while Pound was under indictment for treason and hospitalized by court order in Washington, D.C., this hitherto unpublished version of Sophocles' play documents a critical stage in the poet's writing career: with his subsequent rendition of Sophocles' Trachiniae and his ongoing translations from the Chinese classics, it signaled his return to sustained composition and his eventual decision to resume his life work, the Cantos. The success of Carey Perloff's Classic Stage Company debut of Pound's play in 1987 has already demonstrated the interest of the theatrical community in the work, and this presentation of the text, with critical apparatus, is a major event in Pound studies. The edition serves as a kind of practical workshop in translation, particularly in its exposition of Pound's discussions with his collaborator, Rudd Fleming. Richard Reid demonstrates in his introduction that Pound's choice of the Elektra was of crucial significance. In the play Sophocles confronts many of our most deeply held cultural assumptions: those concerning the family, the community, the claims of religion and justice, and language itself. As anyone familiar with the works of Pound will readily recognize, these issues are central in his own writings. The Elektra clarifies the formal, thematic, and psychological dilemmas seen in his work following the achievements recorded in the Pisan Cantos. This play and Pound's version of the Trachiniae can lead to a reassessment of his entire oeuvre in the context of this century's history. It will be essential reading for admirers of Pound's poetry, for students of the art of translation, and for directors and actors interested in performing the drama of ancient Athens on the modern stage
Dangerous birds : a naturalist's aviary by Janet Lembke( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dangerous" birds can be as plain as sparrows or as light and elusive as hummingbirds, so long as they catch hold of human fascination and never let go. In this brilliant book, Janet Lembke visits some of these dangerous birds, letting us share in her love and knowledge of birds and the unique sense of wonder they inspire. "Watching birds," she says, is one way. . .of contemplating what it is to be alive." Earthy, practical, and humor filled, these pieces are as varied
From grass to gardens : how to reap bounty from a small yard by Janet Lembke( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to turn a tiny urban yard into an incredibly bountiful garden by one of today's most charming and knowledgeable writers
Looking for eagles : reflections of a classical naturalist by Janet Lembke( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nature essays. The author finds that much of what fascinates her in nature has classical origins, from the rich mythic roots of otherwise dusty scientific nomenclature, to a revival of the classical view of the natural world, in which humankind is but one part of a marvelously diversified whole
Skinny dipping : and other immersions in water, myth, and being human by Janet Lembke( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigenia in Tauris and other plays by Euripides( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persians and other plays by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus is the first of the great Greek playwrights, and the four plays in this volume demonstrate the remarkable range of Greek tragedy. Persians is the only surviving tragedy to draw on contemporary history, the Greeks' extraordinary victory over Persia in 480 BC. The Persians' aggression is inhuman in scale and offends the gods, but while celebrating the Greek triumph, Aeschylus also portrays the shock of the defeated with some compassion. In Seven Against Thebes a royal family is cursed with self-destruction, in a remorseless tragedy that anticipates the grandeur of the later Oresteia. Suppliants portrays the wretched plight of the daughters of Danaus, fleeing from enforced marriage; as refugees they seek protection and must plead a moral and political case to gain it. And in Prometheus Bound, Prometheus is relentlessly persecuted by Zeus for benefitting mankind in defiance of the god.--Supplied by the publisher
The quality of life : living well, dying well by Janet Lembke( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fact-filled look into the end of life, and how to care for and attend to loved ones in their final years
Chickens : their natural and unnatural histories by Janet Lembke( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Framed by the author's personal experience with backyard hens, Chickens: Their Natural and Unnatural Histories explores the history of the chicken from its descent from the dinosaurs to the space-age present. En route, Lembke surveys chickens in ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the nineteenth century, and modern times, including the role of chickens in Jewish and Muslim practices. She also investigates the birds' contributions to science and their jaunty appearances in literature. Eggs receive a chapter of their own, as does chicken cuisine, comprising recipes from the Roman Empire to today's favorites. Stories about chickens appear, too, often written by those who keep them, including the painter Grandma Moses, the man who holds Cleveland's Farm Animal Permit No. 17, and Brenda, who had to give her young roosters a talking-to for behaving like sheep. Chickens have only recently come to a sorry pass in the Western world, where broilers and laying hens are factory-farmed. Lembke investigates the fate of such birds and explores the sustainable, humane alternatives to raising birds for meat and eggs. A celebration of the chicken in its every aspect, Chickens is sure to delight the chicken fancier, the backyard chicken keeper, and everyone concerned about where our food comes from and how we can treat animals more compassionately
Soup's on! : sixty hearty soups you can stand your spoon in by Janet Lembke( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a celebration of soups, from Tomato Soup to Fish Chowder
Southern harvest by Clare Leighton( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuscan trees : photographs by Mark Steinmetz( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duo by Janet Lembke( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The PersiansDespicable species : on cowbirds, kudzu, hornworms, and other scourgesBecause the cat purrs : how we relate to other species and why it mattersHecubaElektra : a playDangerous birds : a naturalist's aviaryFrom grass to gardens : how to reap bounty from a small yardLooking for eagles : reflections of a classical naturalist
Alternative Names
Janet Lembke American author

Janet Lembke escritora de ciencia estauxunidense (1933–2013)

Nutt, Janet 1933-2013

Languages
English (121)

Latin (2)