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Lembke, Janet

Overview
Works: 40 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 7,518 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  History  Georgics  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( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,864 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

Combines the spellbinding dramatization of an actual battle with a searing indictment of war that transcends the centuries
Suppliants by Aeschylus( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 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
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 604 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
Bronze and iron : old Latin poetry from its beginnings to 100 B.C. by Janet Lembke( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and Latin and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the cat purrs : how we relate to other species and why it matters by Janet Lembke( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 515 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 )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the three great war plays contained in this volume Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination. The horrific brutality which both women and children undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright whom Aristotle called the most tragic of poets. Yet the new battle-ground of the aftermath of war is one in which the women of Troy evince an overwhelming greatness of spirit. We weep for the aged Hecuba in her name play and in the Trojan Women, yet we respond with an at times appalled admiration to her resilience amid unrelieved suffering. And in her name play Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her existence in the victor's country with a stoic nobility. Of their time yet timeless, these plays insist on the victory of the female spirit amid the horrors visited on them by gods and men during war."--Jacket
Dangerous birds : a naturalist's aviary by Janet Lembke( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 288 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 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspires, sustains, surprises, and consoles.--National Geographic Traveler (for River Time) The good stuff ... Not only good history, but an engaging intellectual autobiography.--Sue Hubbell, New York Times Book Review (for Dangerous Birds) Janet Lembke loves to garden. But when she moved into her urban home in Virginia, she only had one-eighth of an acre to work with: a small front yard and a small backyard. How she traded a postage-stamp lawn for an edible cornucopia is what this enchanting book is all about. Lembke joyfully guides us on her gardening journey, in chapters called: Tomato Haven The Grass Extermination Project Tools of the Trade How a Garden Grows Herbs Flowers Vegetables Outwitting the Gardener Wooing the Green Man, Courting Dame Kind and Garden Dreams From Grass to Garden is chock-full of tips and advice for gardeners with tiny plots, including what plants are compatible with others; garden paths and seating; what vegetables and plants work best in front versus backyards; and more. She offers everything a hopeful gardener needs to reap bounty for the kitchen table from what was once a small, pesky lawn
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 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for eagles : reflections of a classical naturalist by Janet Lembke( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 189 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
Iphigenia in Tauris and other plays by Euripides( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persians and other plays by Aeschylus( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 139 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 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chickens : their natural and unnatural histories by Janet Lembke( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 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
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 94 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 86 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 )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 21 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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Despicable species : on cowbirds, kudzu, hornworms, and other scourges
Alternative Names
Janet Lembke American author

Nutt, Janet 1933-2013

Languages
English (107)

Latin (2)

Covers
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 yardSkinny dipping : and other immersions in water, myth, and being humanLooking for eagles : reflections of a classical naturalist