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Shapiro, Norman R.

Overview
Works: 115 works in 257 publications in 5 languages and 15,371 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Poetry  History  Novels in verse  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Humor 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other
Classifications: PQ1811.E3, 841.4
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Feydeau, first to last : eight one-act comedies by Georges Feydeau( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 844 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 725 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 )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and French, Old and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Négritude; Black poetry from Africa and the Caribbean by Norman R Shapiro( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 545 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 536 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 )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete fables of Jean de la Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 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( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 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."--BOOK JACKET
Fifty more fables of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 377 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 )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems from Les fleurs du mal : a bilingual edition by Charles Baudelaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in French and English and held by 344 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."
Creole echoes : the francophone poetry of nineteenth-century Louisiana( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 331 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 )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some tales of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though they were first written over 300 years ago, this is the first complete English translation of Jean de La Fontaine's comedic classic Contes et nouvelles en vers. Both sexually charged and wickedly funny, La Fontaine's Tales will surprise readers who know him only from his work on fables for children. Though the writing is more suggestive than vulgar, it still has the power to shock readers unprepared for the darkness that inhabits these poems. Included are nearly seventy illustrations dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, many of them rare, as well as extensive commentary by the editor."--Jacket
Lyrics of the French Renaissance : Marot, Du Bellay, Ronsard by Clément Marot( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 303 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 Jew of Seville by Victor Séjour( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 303 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
The fortune-teller by Victor Séjour( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 288 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 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected lyrics by Théophile Gautier( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Selected Lyrics' presents a short list of nineteenth-century French poets to be studied with Théophile Gautier
The Saint-Domingue plantation, or, The insurrection : a drama in five acts by Charles de Rémusat( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 167 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."
 
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French women poets of nine centuries : the distaff and the pen
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Shapiro, Norman.

Shapiro, Norman Richard.

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The comedy of eros; medieval French guides to the art of loveFrench women poets of nine centuries : the distaff and the penFifty fables of La FontaineThe complete fables of Jean de la FontaineOne hundred and one poems by Paul Verlaine : a bilingual editionFifty more fables of La FontaineSelected poems from Les fleurs du mal : a bilingual editionCreole echoes : the francophone poetry of nineteenth-century Louisiana