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Fenton, James 1949-

Works: 200 works in 679 publications in 6 languages and 15,169 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musicals  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Vocal scores  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Lyricist, Editor, Other, Collaborator, Author of introduction, Redactor, Interviewee, Conductor
Classifications: M1500.V47, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Fenton
Les misérables : a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg( )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This terrific songbook features 14 vocal selections from the beloved Broadway musical: At the End of the Day * Bring Him Home * Castle on a Cloud * Do You Hear the People Sing? * Drink with Me (To Days Gone By) * Empty Chairs at Empty Tables * A Heart Full of Love * I Dreamed a Dream * In My Life * A Little Fall of Rain * Master of the House * On My Own * Stars * Who Am I?. Also includes beautiful full-color photos from the production
An introduction to English poetry by James Fenton( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to poetry makes use of prisoner's work songs, Broadway show tunes, and the cries of street vendors to introduce readers to the rhythms of poetry
The strength of poetry by James Fenton( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why should a poet feel the need to be original? What is the relationship between genius and apprenticeship? James Fenton examines some of the most intriguing questions behind the making of the art - issues of creativity and the 'earning' of success, of judgement, tutorage, rivalry, and ambition. With the contextual richness of a former foreign-correspondent, Fenton goes on to consider the juvenilia of Wilfred Owen, the 'scarred' lines of Philip Larkin, the inheritance of imperialism, and issues of 'constituency' in Seamus Heaney. He looks too at Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, and their contrasting 'feminisms'; at D.H. Lawrence, 'welcoming the dark'; and in the end, W.H. Auden - that defining influence upon Fenton's own poetry - who receives extended coverage in the final quarter of the book."--BOOK JACKET
Leonardo's nephew : essays on art and artist by James Fenton( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Fenton, one of England's most gifted poets, has in recent years been looking closely at works of art and writing incisively and inventively about them and their creators. Leonardo's Nephew collects fifteen pieces, most originally published in The New York Review of Books, in which he discusses a wide range of painting and sculpture, from the mummy portraits of ancient Egypt and the few surviving works of the fifteenth-century sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio to Seurat's bathers in the Seine, the boxes of Joseph Cornell, and the works of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns."--Jacket
Children in exile : poems 1968-1984 by James Fenton( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1982 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Recording )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Les Miserables, a special concert event was held at London's Royal Albert Hall. This two-disc set captures all the magical moments from this 1995 event
Out of danger by James Fenton( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wry collection of poems in three parts, one of which is devoted to the dangers of love and the love of danger. A sample: "Beauty, danger and dismay / Met me on the public way. / Whichever I chose, I chose dismay." The other two parts comprise songs on political violence. By the author of Children in Exile
Selected poems by James Fenton( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The leading poet of his generation, James Fenton has over the course of his career built a body of work breathtaking in its range and sensibility. From the passionate political poems that launched him into fame to the intimate illuminations of love--and loss of love--in his later work, Fenton's poetry has always been marked by formal daring, wit, and an abiding empathy for the victims of war and political oppression. With selections from all of his published work since The Memory of War, the entire text of his libretto The Love Bomb, and new, previously uncollected poems, Selected Poems is an imaginative and formal tour de force."--Publisher's website
The memory of war : poems, 1968-1982 by James Fenton( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Haroun songbook by Charles Wuorinen( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Garden from a hundred packets of seed by James Fenton( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows both novice and expert gardeners alike how to think their way to creating a visually stunning garden with one hundred plants grown from seed, including clinging vines, colorful flowers, and tropical species
School of genius : a history of the Royal Academy of Arts by James Fenton( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy has been the theatre on whose broad stage the triumphs, tragedies, sensations and scandals of the British art world have been enacted. This book is a meticulously researched and highly illustrated portrait of those who have played a part in the institution's development from its inception to the present day." "Through interviews with Senior Academicians and unlimited access to the unexplored secrets of the Royal Academy's library and archive, James Fenton examines the many sides of this unique organisation with erudition and candour."--Jacket
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Italian and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original
Ashberyana : Praegustatum ; Fenton songs I ; Fenton songs II ; Ave Christe of Josquin ; Josquiniana by Charles Wuorinen( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Faber book of love poems( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New Faber Book of Love Poems is selected and introduced by James Fenton, a Whitebread-winning poet, rightly praised for his own love poetry. Organised according to poets, rather than subjects, the edition celebrated love poetry originating in the English language, from the sixteenth century to the present day. the classics and favourites are here in force, as are blues lyrics, American folk poetry, Elizabethan lyrics, Broadway songs and a full range of poetic styles from the aristocratic to the popular. There are poems by men about women, women about men, men about men and women about women. Emineently engaging, deeply affecting, The New Faber Book of Love Poems presents some of the most emotive and memorable lyric poems ever written in the English language."--Jacket
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Cambodian witness : the autobiography of Someth May by Someth May( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Dutch and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van een Cambodjaan die het gewelddadige regime van Pol Pot dat in 1975-1979 aan het bewind was, heeft overleefd
Cameron Mackintosh presents Les misérables : original Broadway cast recording by Claude-Michel Schönberg( Recording )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical set in the period of the French Revolution of 1832
The original Michael Frayn : satirical essays by Michael Frayn( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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An introduction to English poetryThe strength of poetryLeonardo's nephew : essays on art and artistChildren in exile : poems 1968-1984RigolettoOut of dangerSelected poemsA Garden from a hundred packets of seed
Alternative Names
Fenton, James

James Fenton Brits dichter

James Fenton englischer Dichter, Kritiker und Journalist

James Fenton poète, journaliste et critique littéraire anglais

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English (291)

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Dutch (2)

French (1)