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Lembke, Janet

Overview
Works: 42 works in 137 publications in 2 languages and 7,468 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Georgics  History  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Pastoral poetry  Pictorial works  Essays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Writer of accompanying material, Editor
Classifications: PA6807.G4, 882.01
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Most widely held works by Janet Lembke
Virgil's Georgics by Virgil( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,918 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 766 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between Greeks and Persians in the straits of Salamis in 480 B.C., the Persians is not merely a play but a valuable historical document.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 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Suppliants' tells the story of the Danaids, the fifty daughters of Danaus, who seemed destined for a dynastic marriage to their cousins, the fifty sons of Danaus's brother Aegyptus. However, when warned by the gods that his brother plans to murder him and his daughters, Danaus flees with the Danaids to Argos, where he is taken in by the King of Argos. Aegyptus challenges the people of Argos to give up their refugees, but the King and his people refuse, allowing the Danaids sanctuary
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 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 577 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 490 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 )

10 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
Dangerous birds : a naturalist's aviary by Janet Lembke( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the feathered species that blow over Lembke's watery front yard, the Lower Neuse River. "A Bird in the Hand" speaks of the kingfisher, and the author's rare, ultimately fruitless try at a rescue of a wounded bird. "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Grackle" looks at. . .just that. In the title piece, Lembke faces off with a local shooter, and eater, of songbirds. Dangerous Birds offers some of today's best writing and thinking about the natural world
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 194 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 )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 183 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 )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigenia in Tauris and other plays by Euripides( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persians and other plays by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 145 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 127 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 )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 95 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 90 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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuscan trees : photographs by Mark Steinmetz( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duo by Janet Lembke( Book )

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

Harvests by Janet Lembke( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pagean to gardening, a collection of essays, poems, recipes on the history of gardens and gardening
 
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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 mattersHecubaDangerous birds : a naturalist's aviaryFrom grass to gardens : how to reap bounty from a small yardLooking for eagles : reflections of a classical naturalistSkinny dipping : and other immersions in water, myth, and being human
Alternative Names
Janet Lembke American author

Janet Lembke escritora de ciencia estauxunidense (1933–2013)

Nutt, Janet 1933-2013

Languages
English (110)

Latin (2)