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Fitts, Dudley 1903-1968

Overview
Works: 168 works in 424 publications in 3 languages and 17,486 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  History  Comedy plays  Bio-bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Tragedies (Drama)  Humor  Literature 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Performer, Author of introduction, tra, Librettist, Recipient, Contributor
Classifications: PA3877, 882
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American poetry : the twentieth century by E. E Cummings( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The Oedipus cycle : an English version by Sophocles( Book )

34 editions published between 1939 and 2002 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ancient myth of Oedipus, which still reverberates to this day, provided Sophocles with material for three great tragedies -- Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone -- that together recount the downfall of Oedipus, king of Thebes, his death in exile, and the action carried out after his death by his daughter Antigone"--Page 4 of cover
Greek plays in modern translation by Dudley Fitts( Book )

13 editions published between 1947 and 1966 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of contemporary Latin-American poetry by Dudley Fitts( Book )

30 editions published between 1942 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For other editions, see Author Catalog
Sappho by Sappho( Book )

7 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of "Sappho" that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct - the best ever published. She has rendered the beloved poet's verses, long the bane of translators, more authentically than anyone else in English
Poems from the Greek anthology by Dudley Fitts( Book )

15 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four comedies : Lysistrata, The Acharnians, The congresswomen, translated by Douglass Parker ; The frogs, translated by Richmond Lattimore by Aristophanes( Book )

11 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New English versions of Lysistrata, The Frogs, The Birds, and Ladies' Day. "Thanks to Dudley Fitts ... we can appreciate Aristophanes' vigor, his robust style, his scorching wit, his earthy humor, his devotion to honesty and his poetic imagination" (Brooks Atkinson, New York Times). Index
The Birds by Aristophanes( Book )

17 editions published between 1953 and 2000 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Greek plays by Dudley Fitts( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents recent translations of these four Greek classics together with notes on their significance
Ladies' day; an English version by Aristophanes( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty poems of Martial, in translation by Martial( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1957 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among extant Greek comedies, the Frogs is unique for the light it throws on classical Greek attitudes to tragedy and to literature in general. It merits a much more extensive commentary than it has so far received, for the establishment of the text itself has rested for over a century on collations which were inadequate and inaccurate. At the same time, its most problematic passages have been the subject, in recent years, of more scholarly articles than those of any other Greek play
The infernal machine, and other plays by Jean Cocteau( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the texts of six dramatic works by the French master of literature, including Orpheus, Bacchus, and The Eiffel Tower Wedding Party
Lysistrata by Aristophanes( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 1986 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Aristophanes' most popular play, sex is a powerful agent of reconciliation. As war ravages ancient Greece, a band of women, led by Lysistrata, promise to deny their husbands all sex until they stop fighting. This volume of Lysistrata brings the play up to date with modern scholarship, providing an account of its history and containing new information about the comic theater and its social and political context. Lysistrata not only brims with topical references to social life, religion, and politics in classical Athens; it is also one of the best sources for information on the life of women in antiquity, offering a unique glimpse of their everyday life
Six Greek plays in modern translation by Dudley Fitts( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds : & the frogs by Aristophanes( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alcestis of Euripides by Euripides( Book )

4 editions published between 1936 and 1941 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles( Book )

5 editions published between 1949 and 1976 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains the unabridged text of the classic Greek tragedy about Oedipus, a king who inadvertantly kills his father and marries his mother."
The Antigone of Sophocles; an English version by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald by Sophocles( Book )

3 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds by Aristophanes( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of the unending wittering of Athenian lawmen, Euelpides and Peithetairos flee the city with their trusty feathered companions. However, their hoped-for exile begins with getting lost, and the play opens with them crowing and pecking at one another with all the fury of the most terminally bird-brained democrat. Which is when they meet 'his Hoopoeness', the once king Tereus, whom they convince to take them up to a new city, high above the base and grounded demos, burying the age-old animosity between birds and men and, ultimately, challenging the mighty Zeus for the top spot in the sky. The play is full of the most bawdy of Aristophanes' jokes, and is rife with the exasperated cynicism typical of the early satirist of the earliest democracy
 
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American poetry : the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Dudley Fitts American writer and academic

Dudley Fitts Amerikaans literatuurcriticus (1903-1968)

Dudley Fitts US-amerikanischer Autor und √úbersetzer

Fitts, Dudley

Fitts, Dudley 1903-

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The Oedipus cycle : an English versionSapphoPoems from the Greek anthologyFour comedies : Lysistrata, The Acharnians, The congresswomen, translated by Douglass Parker ; The frogs, translated by Richmond LattimoreFour Greek playsThe infernal machine, and other plays