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Shapiro, Norman R.

Works: 73 works in 178 publications in 5 languages and 14,031 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  History  Illustrations  Humor 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: PQ1811.E3, 841.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Norman R Shapiro
The complete fables of Jean de La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charming and elegant, Jean de La Fontaine's (1621-1695) animal fables depict sly foxes and scheming cats, vain birds and greedy wolves, all of which subtly express his penetrating insights into French society and the beasts found in all of us. Norman R. Shapiro has been translating La Fontaine's fables for over twenty years, capturing the original works' lively mix of plain and archaic language. This newly complete collection is destined to set the English standard for the oeuvre of one of the world's greatest fabulists
One hundred and one poems by Paul Verlaine a bilingual edition by Paul Verlaine( )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,428 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 superb 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."Shapiro's skillfully rhymed formal translations are outstanding." St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Best Book of 1999""Paul Verlaine's rich, stylized, widely-variable oeuvre can now be
Lyrics of the French Renaissance Marot, Du Bellay, Ronsard by Clément Marot( )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ingenuity, charm, and grace with which Shapiro's English versions capture the originals' wit and flavor are impressive. He is faithful but not rigidly so. I have read these translations with amusement, admiration, emotion, and pleasure. --Anne Lake Prescott
The Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection a drama in five acts by Charles de Rémusat( )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the slave revolt unfolds, the play's white hero, Leon, realizes the discrepancy between his liberal political and philosophical ideas and the reality of his family's economic interests. The black hero, Timur, confronts the slaves' bloodthirsty desire to kill the masters, their resistance to his leadership, and the realization that freedom places heavy demands on him and the other insurgents."
Feydeau, first to last : eight one-act comedies by Georges Feydeau( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The comedy of eros; medieval French guides to the art of love by Norman R Shapiro( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Négritude; Black poetry from Africa and the Caribbean by Norman R Shapiro( Book )
11 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
French women poets of nine centuries : the distaff and the pen ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 532 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
Fifty fables of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected lyrics by Théophile Gautier( )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Selected Lyrics' presents a short list of nineteenth-century French poets to be studied with Théophile Gautier
Fifty more fables of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 382 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
Selected poems from Les fleurs du mal : a bilingual edition by Charles Baudelaire( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bilingual edition of the works of a 19th century French master. In The Cat, one reads: "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."
The Fabulists French : verse fables of nine centuries ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creole echoes : the francophone poetry of nineteenth-century Louisiana ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 325 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
A Flea in her rear, or, Ants in her pants : and other vintage French farces ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Fontaine's bawdy : of libertines, louts, and lechers : translations from the Contes et nouvelles en vers by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Contes, écrits entre 1660 et 1693, sont illustrés par 57 dessins au lavis de bistre et par 15 tableaux de couleurs de J. H. Fragonard. Les illustrations sont complétées par 54 dessins et gravures du XVIIIe siècle
The Jew of Seville by Victor Séjour( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
But a self-serving Moor reveals the truth of Diegarias's identity to Don Juan, who then publicly refuses to marry a Jew's daughter. After this humiliation, Diegarias retreats to plot revenge which will have dire consequences for Ines."--Jacket
The fortune-teller by Victor Séjour( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Before he was twenty years old, Louisiana-born Victor Sejour expatriated himself to Paris, where his acclaimed dramas would appear alongside those of Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo. His mother a free woman of color, his father of Haitian descent, Sejour grew up a free Creole of color in antebellum New Orleans, but was deeply affected by the alienation and discrimination he encountered as a person of mixed descent." "The Fortune-Teller was first performed in French in 1859, just one year after six-year-old Edgardo Mortara was removed from his Jewish home by the Bologna inquisitor after being baptized by a maid. The inquisitor, supported by Pope Pius IX, vowed not to return the boy until his parents converted to Catholicism."
Once again, La Fontaine : sixty more fables by Jean de La Fontaine( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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