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Shapiro, Norman R.

Overview
Works: 113 works in 288 publications in 6 languages and 16,596 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Comedy plays  Love poetry  Drama  Fables  Illustrated works  History  Juvenile works  Stories in rhyme  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, trn
Classifications: PQ1811.E3, 841.4
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The complete fables of Jean de la Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Littérature de jeunesse en langue anglaise
One hundred and one poems by Paul Verlaine : a bilingual edition by Paul Verlaine( )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"French poet Paul Verlaine, a major representative of the Symbolist Movement during the latter half of the nineteenth century, was one of the most gifted and prolific poets of his time. Norman Shapiro's new translations display Verlaine's ability to transform into timeless verse the essence of everyday life and make evident the reasons for his renown in France and throughout the Western world."--Jacket
Lyrics of the French Renaissance : Marot, Du Bellay, Ronsard by Norman R Shapiro( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of rhymed, metrical translations of selected poems by three of France's and Western literature's most gifted and prolific poets, Norman R. Shapiro presents English versions of works by Clement Marot (1496-1544), considered by some to be the last of the medieval poets; Joachim Du Bellay (1525-1560); and Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585). The original French poems - more than 150 in all - and their new English translations appear on facing pages. Some of the poems are very well known, while others will be a new pleasure for many readers. In these faithful translations of the poetry of the three most highly acclaimed French Renaissance poets, Shapiro maintains the rhyme and metre of the original works. He adheres to the message of each poem yet avoids a slavishly literal translation to offer creative and spirited equivalents. For students and general readers of this volume, Hope Gildden's introduction, along with notes she and Shapiro provide on the specific poems, seek to enhance appreciation and illuminate historical and linguistic issues relating to these lyric poems
The Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection : a drama in five acts by Charles de Rémusat( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on events that began in Saint-Domingue on August 21, 1791, The Saint-Domingue Plantation; or, The Insurrection vividly dramatizes the genesis and outbreak of a slave revolt. When a representative of the French Assemblee nationale, Monsieur de Ten-dale, arrives at the Valombre family plantation to examine the condition of slaves in Saint-Domingue and to preach their liberation, he sparks a debate among the local cure and the Valombres - Monsieur, Madame, son Leon, and daughter Celestine - who disagree about how slaves should be treated and whether they should be freed. Meanwhile, rebellion brews on the plantation
Selected lyrics by Théophile Gautier( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Selected Lyrics' presents a short list of nineteenth-century French poets to be studied with Théophile Gautier
Feydeau, first to last : eight one-act comedies by Georges Feydeau( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eight one-act comedies by Georges Feydeau (1862-1921), the master of French farce, selected and translated into English by Norman R. Shapiro. This volume contains Feydeau's first and last works
The comedy of eros; medieval French guides to the art of love by Norman R Shapiro( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval French writers were preoccupied with love and sex. The seven texts in this volume, most of them never before published in English, offer a sample of thirteenth-century vernacular instruction in the art of love
Fables from Old French : Aesop's Beasts and Bumpkins( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and French, Old and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French women poets of nine centuries : the distaff and the pen( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unprecedented in scope and depth, this tour de force collection of works by French-speaking women poets contains over 600 poems from 54 different pens, from the twelfth century Marie de France through Albertine Sarrazin, who died in 1967. Through artful, careful translations that remain true to the authors' voices, style, and artistic integrity, Norman R. Shapiro provides a very particular window into the development and evolution of French poetry from the Middle Ages and well into the modern era. Original texts and translations are presented on facing pages, allowing readers to appreciate the vigor and contextual variety of the French and the fidelity of the English versions. Divided into three discrete chronological sections -- the Middle Ages and sixteenth century, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- the volume includes introductory essays by noted scholars of each era's poetry along with biographical and bibliographical sketches of each poet's place in her period. This bilingual panorama is an essential addition to the libraries of all scholars and readers of poetry, French, literature, and -- especially -- women's writing. It will also interest students of the art and craft of literary translation
Négritude : Black poetry from Africa and the Caribbean by Norman R Shapiro( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty fables of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fifty verse fables by seventeenth-century poet Jean de La Fontaine in side-by-side French and English
Fifty more fables of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These wonderfully wrought moral tales will as easily charm children with bright and basic truths as they will delight adults drawn to their reflectively subtle, sophisticated facets of wit and wisdom
The Fabulists French : verse fables of nine centuries by David Schorr( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Shapiro demonstrates the truth of this adage in his panoramic collection of nine centuries of French fables, the first of its kind. The book features excellent translations and original woodcuts that will appeal to collectors and scholars alike
Creole echoes : the francophone poetry of nineteenth-century Louisiana( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creole poets have always eluded easy definition, infusing European poetic forms with Louisiana themes and Native American and African influences to produce a variety of highly accomplished verses. Creole Echoes contains more than a hundred of these poems by more than thirty different poets, presented in their original French alongside English translations by Norman R. Shapiro. The poems gathered here were all composed by Louisiana residents of European, African, and Caribbean origin. Their themes range from love and history to nightmare and childhood recollection. In these pages somber elegies meet whimsical surprises, and rhyming animal fables meet political panegyrics. --From publisher's description
Selected poems from Les fleurs du mal : a bilingual edition by Charles Baudelaire( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bilingual edition of selected poems of a 19th century French master. In "The cat," one reads in this English version: "Come, cat of mine, perch on my loving breast; / Come, beauty, lie in gentle guise: / Pull in your claws, and let me plunge, possessed, / Into your agate-metal eyes."
Fe-lines : French cat poems through the ages by Norman R Shapiro( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purring the praises of the tiger's household kin
A Flea in her rear, or, Ants in her pants : and other vintage French farces( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry of Haitian independence( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of deeply felt and powerfully moving Haitian poetry dating back to the first decades of the Caribbean island's independence from French colonial rule sheds a much needed light on an important and often neglected period in Haiti's literary history. Editors Kadish and Jenson have made a significant corpus of largely unknown poetry accessible to a wide audience for the first time with this essential bilingual volume of early-nineteenth-century verse that celebrates the authors' African origins, freedom from oppression, equality for all, and the legitimacy of the only modern country born from a slave revolt"--
Contes et nouvelles en vers by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Jean de La Fontaine's works of fables and tales
The Jew of Seville by Victor Séjour( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jew of Seville, a five-act verse drama first performed in 1844, is the story of Jacob Eliacin, a Jew during the Spanish Inquisition. Eliacin had been humiliated and beaten by the uncle of his Christian lover, Bianca. The couple had fled to Greece, where Bianca had died in childbirth. Eliacin, who amassed great wealth, had assumed the name Diegarias and had raised daughter Ines a Christian. Twenty years later, as the play opens, Diegarias is now a prominent member of the court at Seville, where Ines encounters and is seduced by Don Juan in a sham marriage. When he discovers Don Juan's treachery, Diegarias demands that the nobleman marry his daughter
 
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The Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection : a drama in five acts
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One hundred and one poems by Paul Verlaine : a bilingual editionLyrics of the French Renaissance : Marot, Du Bellay, RonsardThe Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection : a drama in five actsSelected lyricsFeydeau, first to last : eight one-act comediesThe comedy of eros; medieval French guides to the art of loveFrench women poets of nine centuries : the distaff and the penFifty fables of La Fontaine
Alternative Names
Shapiro, Norman.

Shapiro, Norman Richard.

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