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Shapiro, Norman R.

Overview
Works: 73 works in 167 publications in 2 languages and 13,245 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  History  Illustrations 
Roles: Compiler, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ1811.E3, 841.4
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Most widely held works by Norman R Shapiro
The complete fables of Jean de La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine ( )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,280 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 ( )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,276 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 Norman R Shapiro ( )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,130 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
Fifty fables of La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 920 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 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 880 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 )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fables from Old French : Aesop's Beasts and Bumpkins ( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Négritude; Black poetry from Africa and the Caribbean by Norman R Shapiro ( Book )
7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
French women poets of nine centuries : the distaff and the pen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 528 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
Selected poems from Les fleurs du mal : a bilingual edition by Charles Baudelaire ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 345 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."
Selected lyrics by Théophile Gautier ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Selected Lyrics' presents a short list of nineteenth-century French poets to be studied with Théophile Gautier
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 326 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 326 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
The Jew of Seville by Victor Séjour ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 305 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."--BOOK JACKET
The fortune-teller by Victor Séjour ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Sejour's touching rendering of the Mortara case, the infant girl Noemi is taken from her Jewish family after being baptized by a wet nurse. Seventeen years later, Noemi's widowed and wealthy mother Gemea masquerades as a poor fortune-teller in search of Noemi, who, she suspects, is living with the Catholic Lomellini family, under the name Paola." "In exchange for money to pay her husband's ransom, Bianca Lomellini reveals to Gemea that Paola is indeed the long-lost Noemi. Neither Jew nor Christian, torn between mothers, names, and homes, the young woman grapples with an anomalous identity, testing the bonds of both nature and nurture."--BOOK JACKET
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
All gall : malicious monologues & ruthless recitations ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Finally, a monologue book for actors with a malicious sense of humor - and a ruthless sense of joie de vivre! This galling collection contains scenes drawn from the masters of French humor Georges Feydeau, Fernard Raynaud, et al., written directly for the popular French farce theatre world, as well as from works intended primarily for the printed page: brief journalistic vignettes of Alphonse Allais, the fictions of Apollinaire, and others
 
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English (84)
French (2)
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