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Sieburth, Richard

Works: 103 works in 201 publications in 3 languages and 4,766 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Satire  Catalogs  Drama  Archives 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Redactor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Commentator for written text, Other, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Richard Sieburth
Hymns and fragments by Friedrich Hölderlin( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book description for the forthcoming "Hymns and Fragments" is not yet available
The Pisan cantos by Ezra Pound( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A walking tour in southern France : Ezra Pound among the troubadours by Ezra Pound( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rummaging through his papers in 1958, Ezra Pound came across a cache of notebooks dating back to the summer of 1912, when as a young man he had walked the troubadour landscape of southern France. Pound had been fascinated with the poetry of medieval Provence since his college days. His experiments with the complex lyric forms of Arnaut Daniel, Bertran de Born, and others were included in his earliest books of poems; his scholarly pursuits in the field found their way into The Spirit of Romance (1910); and the troubadour mystique was to become a resonant motif of the Cantos
The prophecies : a dual-language edition with parallel text by Nostradamus( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The mysterious quatrains of the sixteenth-century French astrologer Nostradamus have long proved captivating for their predictions. Nostradamus has been credited with anticipating the Great Fire of London, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and the September 11 terrorist attacks. Today, as the world grapples with financial meltdowns, global terrorism, and environmental disasters - as well as the Mayan prediction of the apocalypse on December 12, 2012 - his prophecies of doom have assumed heightened relevance. How has The Prophecies outlasted most books from the Renaissance? This edition considers its legacy in terms of the poetics of the quatrains, published here in a brilliant new translation and with introductory material and notes mapping the cultural, political, and historical forces that resonate throughout Nostradamus's epic, giving it its visionary power."--Publisher's website
The sound of poetry, the poetry of sound by Marjorie Perloff( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound--one of the central elements of poetry--finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. The essays collected here by Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin break that critical silence to readdress some of the fundamental connections between poetry and sound--connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies. Ranging from medieval Latin lyrics to a cyborg opera, sixteenth-century France to twentieth-century Brazil, romantic ballads to the contemporary avant-garde, the contributors to The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound explore such subjects as the translatabil
Emblems of desire : selections from the "Délie" of Maurice Scève by Maurice Scève( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often considered a sixteenth-century Mallarme because of the radiant obscurity of his verse, Sceve emerges in these English translations as a poet whose passionate ironies can be compared to such English metaphysicals as Donne while at the same time evoking the oblique self-portraiture of John Ashbery." "Introduced and annotated by the prize-winning translator Richard Sieburth, this bilingual selection from Sceve's Delie (which also includes the fifty emblems illustrating the original edition) will appeal not only to students of French literature and lovers of poetry but also to the broader audience of readers drawn to the visual and verbal universe of the Renaissance."--Jacket
Selected writings by Gérard de Nerval( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerard de Nerval (1808-1855), a contemporary of Poe, De Quincey, Gogol and Heine, introduced into French literature a mode of writing rooted in German romanticism yet already recognizably modernist in its explorations of the uncertain borderlines between dream and reality, irony and madness, autobiography and fiction." "This selection of writings - the first such comprehensive gathering to appear in English - provides an overview of Nerval's work as a poet, belletrist, short-story writer and autobiographer. In addition to 'Aurelia', the memoir of his madness, 'Sylvie' (considered a 'masterpiece' by Proust), and the hermetic sonnets of 'The Chimeras', this volume includes Nerval's Doppelganger tales and experimental fictions. Selections from his correspondence demonstrate a lucid awareness of the strategies by which nineteenth-century psychiatry consigned his visionary imagination to the purgatory of mental illness."--Jacket
The fullness of time : poems by Gershom Scholem( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenz by Georg Büchner( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canetti considered "Lenz" to be THE seminal reading experience in his life. First example of modernist prose in European literature
Stroke by stroke by Henri Michaux( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stroke by Stroke is a pairing of two of Henri Michaux's most suggestive texts, Par des traits (Stroke by Stroke, 1984) and Saisir (Grasp, 1979), written toward the end of his life. The author's idiogrammic ink drawings accompany his poetic explorations of animals, humans, and the origins of language. These texts work at the borders of word and image, interior and exterior, sacred and mundane. In a series of verbal/pictorial gestures at once explosive and contemplative, Michaux emerges at his most Zen."--Publisher's website
The salt smugglers : history of the Abbé de Bucquoy by Gérard de Nerval( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published as a feuilleton in a left-wing newspaper in 1850, The Salt Smugglers provides a political satire of the waning days of France's short-lived Second Republic. With nods to Diderot and Sterne, this shaggy-dog story deals less with contraband salt smugglers than with the subversive power of fiction to transgress legal and esthetic boundaries. By writing what he claimed was a purely documentary account of his picaresque adventures in search of an elusive book recording the true history of a certain seventeenth-century swashbuckler, Nerval sought to deride the press censors of the day who forbade the serial publication of novels in newspapers ' and in the process he provocatively deconstructed existing distinctions between fact and fiction. Never before translated into English and still unavailable as a separately published volume in French, The Salt Smugglers is a pre-postmodern gem of experimental prose. Richard Sieburth's vibrant translation and illuminating afterword remind us why GErard de Nerval's blend of sly irony and acerbic social criticism proved so inspiring to authors as various as Baudelaire, Proust, and Leiris
On psychological and visionary art : notes from C.G. Jung's lecture on Gérard de Nerval's "Aurélia" by C. G Jung( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, at the end of the Second World War and after a long illness, C. G. Jung delivered a lecture in Zürich on the French Romantic poet Gèrard de Nerval. The lecture focused on Nerval&#8217s visionary memoir, Aurèlia, which the poet wrote in an ambivalent attempt to emerge from madness. Published here for the first time, Jung&#8217s lecture is both a cautionary psychological tale and a validation of Nerval&#8217s visionary experience as a genuine encounter.Nerval explored the irrational with lucidity and exquisite craft. He privileged the subjective imagination as a way of fathoming the divine to reconnect with what the Romantics called the life principle. During the years of his greatest creativity, he suffered from madness and was institutionalized eight times. Contrasting an orthodox psychoanalytic interpretation with his own synthetic approach to the unconscious, Jung explains why Nerval was unable to make use of his visionary experiences in his own life. At the same time, Jung emphasizes the validity of Nerval&#8217s visions, differentiating the psychology of a work of art from the psychology of the artist. The lecture suggests how Jung&#8217s own experiments with active imagination influenced his reading of Nerval&#8217s Aurèlia as a parallel text to his own Red Book.With Craig Stephenson&#8217s authoritative introduction, Richard Sieburth&#8217s award-winning translation of Aurèlia, and Alfred Kubin&#8217s haunting illustrations to the text, and featuring Jung&#8217s reading marginalia, preliminary notes, and revisions to a 1942 lecture, On Psychological and Visionary Art documents the stages of Jung&#8217s creative process as he responds to an essential Romantic text
Love sonnets & elegies by Louise Labé( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louise Labe is commonly regarded as the most original woman poet of the French Renaissance. The daughter of an illiterate rope maker in Lyon, known to her contemporaries for her unusual learning as well as her skills as a singer and lutanist, Labe was in her thirties when she published her complete Works in 1555 and then disappeared from the scene, not to be rediscovered until the nineteenth century. Her love poetry, made famous by Rilke's German versions, is published here with the originals en face and newly rendered into English by award-winning translator Richard Sieburth, who also includes a biographical chronology of the poet, notes, and an informative afterword to this edition. These Love Sonnets and Elegies confirm Labe's reputation as the first modern Sappho"--
Euclidians by Eugène Guillevic( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems and translations by Ezra Pound( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autour de Natalie Clifford Barney : recueil by Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques Doucet( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs in action : Pound/Michaux by Richard Sieburth( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nights as day, days as night by Michel Leiris( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hymns and fragments
Alternative Names
Richard Sieburth American translator

Siburt, Richard.

Siburt, Richard 1949-

English (71)

French (4)

German (2)

The Pisan cantosThe sound of poetry, the poetry of soundEmblems of desire : selections from the "Délie" of Maurice ScèveSelected writingsThe fullness of time : poemsLenzStroke by strokeThe salt smugglers : history of the Abbé de Bucquoy