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Ferry, David 1924-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 104 publications in 2 languages and 6,500 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic poetry, Latin  Odes  Parodies, imitations, etc  Pamphlets  Didactic poetry  Pastoral poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Librettist
Classifications: PA6395, 874.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about David Ferry
 
Most widely held works by David Ferry
Gilgamesh : a new rendering in English verse by David Ferry( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new verse rendering of the great epic of ancient Mesopotamia, one of the oldest works in Western Literature. Ferry makes Gilgamesh available in the kind of energetic and readable translation that Robert Fitzgerald and Richard Lattimore have provided for readers in their translations of Homer and Virgil
The limits of mortality; an essay on Wordsworth's major poems by David Ferry( Book )

29 editions published between 1959 and 1978 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewilderment : new poems and translations by David Ferry( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To read David Ferry's Bewilderment is to be reminded that poetry of the highest order can be made by the subtlest of means. The passionate nature and originality of Ferry's prosodic daring works astonishing transformations that take your breath away. In poem after poem, his diction modulates beautifully between plainspoken high eloquence and colloquial vigor, making his distinctive speech one of the most interesting and ravishing achievements of the past half century. Ferry has fully realized both the potential for vocal expressiveness in his phrasing and the way his phrasing plays against--and with--his genius for metrical variation. His vocal phrasing thus becomes an amazingly flexible instrument of psychological and spiritual inquiry. Most poets write inside a very narrow range of experience and feeling, whether in free or metered verse. But Ferry's use of meter tends to enhance the colloquial nature of his writing, while giving him access to an immense variety of feeling. Sometimes that feeling is so powerful it's like witnessing a volcanologist taking measurements in the midst of an eruption. Ferry's translations, meanwhile, are amazingly acclimated English poems. Once his voice takes hold of them they are as bred in the bone as all his other work. And the translations in this book are vitally related to the original poems around them"--Provided by publisher
Odes and epodes by Horace( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Latin and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new bilingual translation of the works of a Roman poet, with Latin and English versions on facing pages
On the way to the island by David Ferry( Book )

9 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It might be said that Mr. Ferry's harpsichord plays a single air; but it is a wholly delightful air, and he knows how to vary the pedals and chords so that one welcomes each variation. It is about love and beauty; secure, wise love, tender but not too demanding, effortless but deserved; accessible beauty, awesome but beneficent, cheering and precise. In unmitigated, intellectual charm lies Mr. Ferry's appeal. He knows how to be spare and evocative at the same time, how to reveal his own character without condemning ours. He employs plain words and familiar images; yet his tone is so easy, his lines so graceful, his control so exquisite that one can hardly help singing along with him. --The Minnesota Review
The eclogues of Virgil by Virgil( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, so influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do. These songs made a world; it is a world all the more beautiful for being vulnerable to the intrusions of power and of natural calamity and loss. A bilingual edition, The Eclogues of Virgil: a translation includes concise, informative notes and an introduction that describes the fundamental role of this deeply original book in the great pastoral tradition."--
The epistles of Horace by Horace( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of no country I know : new and selected poems and translations by David Ferry( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Represents David Ferry's poetry and his translations of other poems by Holderlin, Goethe, Montale, Catullus, a Babylonian hymn, Ronsard, Guillen, Baudelaire, Rilke, Goliardic, Gilgamesh, the odes of Horace, the eclogues of Virgil, and two epistles of Horace
The Georgics of Virgil : a translation by Virgil( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newly translated by the poet and translator David Ferry, the Georgics is one of the great songs, maybe the greatest we have, of human accomplishment in difficult - and beautiful - circumstances, and in the context of all we share in nature."
Strangers : a book of poems by David Ferry( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British literature by Hazelton Spencer( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. Old English to 1800.--v. 2. 1800 to the present
He speaks : monologues for men( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogos : paired poems in translation by George Kalogeris( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this side of the river : selected poems by David Ferry( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter, and some photographs : a group of poems by David Ferry( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of morality : an essay on Wordsworth's major poems by David Ferry( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring poetry festival at Wesleyan : four poets: David Ferry, Samuel French Morse, Charles Olson, Hyam Plutzik( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's very different up where the Scythians are [first line] by Virgil( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

October by David Ferry( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Georgics of Virgil by Virgil( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the Georgics of Vergil
 
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Gilgamesh : a new rendering in English verse
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English (95)

Latin (1)

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Odes and epodesThe eclogues of VirgilThe epistles of HoraceOf no country I know : new and selected poems and translationsThe Georgics of Virgil : a translationStrangers : a book of poemsHe speaks : monologues for men