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Wilbur, Richard 1921-2017

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Most widely held works by Richard Wilbur
New and collected poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

27 editions published between 1947 and 1996 in English and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection including six earlier volumes of Wilbur's poetry, twenty-seven new poems, and a cantata
The school for husbands : comedy in three acts, 1661 by Molière( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume combines The School for Husbands, written in 1661, with The Imaginary Cuckold, or Sganarelle, originally performed in 1660. During Molière's lifetime these two plays were the most produced by his company."--Back cover
The misanthrope : and Tartuffe by Molière( Book )

42 editions published between 1867 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Misanthrope, Alceste begins as a man who loves mankind so much that he cannot brook flattery or hypocrisy and winds up withdrawing from society in disgust. In Tartuffe, unctuous, cunning and evil Tartuffe insinuates himself into the home of substantial citizen Orgon. Tartuffe almost succeeds in driving the son away, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and depriving Orgon of all his possessions
Amphitryon by Molière( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation set in rhyme of a French classic. It tells of Jupiter's affair with the wife of a Greek general. Says Jupiter: "Your love for me was very weak, perforce, / If by so small a thing it was undone! / Should a little joke occasion a divorce, / And should one bridle at what was meant in fun?"
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

63 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caustic and hilarious, Candide has ranked as one of the world's great satires since its first publication in 1759. It concerns the adventures of the youthful Candide, disciple of Dr. Pangloss. In the course of his travels in Europe and South America, Candide sees and suffers such misfortune that it is difficult for him to believe that this is "the best of all possible worlds," as Dr. Pangloss has assured him. Indeed, it seems to be quite the opposite. In brilliantly skewering such naivete, Voltaire mercilessly exposes and satirizes romance, science, philosophy, religion, and government-the ideas and forces that permeate and control the lives of men. After many trials and travails, Candide is reunited with Cunegonde, his sweetheart. He then buys a little farm in Turkey where he and Cunegonde, Dr. Pangloss, and others retire. In the end, Candide decides that the best thing in the world is to cultivate one's own garden
Lovers' quarrels by Molière( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lover's quarrels (1656) was Molière's second full-length play in verse, and it is a comedy animated by deception and misunderstanding. A young woman (Ascagne) has worn masculine disguise since childhood, for the sake of an inheritance that would otherwise go to the household of young Valère. Ascagne loves Valère, who is a suitor of her sister Lucile, and cleverly manages to marry him in a midnight ceremony, Valère believing that his veiled and unseen bride is Lucile. Valère's manservant Mascarille is similarly deceived and, under pressure, conveys his misinformation to Éraste, a young man who jealously loves Lucile and is loved in turn by her. The ensuing quarrel between Éraste and Lucile lasts until the fourth act, and is paralleled by the quarreling and reconciliation of Gros-René (Éraste's valet) and Marinette (Lucile's maid)"--P. [4] of cover
The school for wives : comedy in five acts, 1662 by Molière( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy set in 17th-century France with the aged guardian versus young man as suitor of young woman
Walking to sleep : new poems and translations by Richard Wilbur( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems, 1943-2004 by Richard Wilbur( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Over the course of his distinguished sixty-year career, Richard Wilbur has written seventeen collections of poetry, four children's books, and numerous works in prose and translations. This comprehensive collection presents Wilbur's poems, including several new and never before published. In trackless woods, it puzzled me to find; Four great rock maples seemingly aligned, As if they had been set out in a row; Before some house a century ago, To edge the property and lend some shade. I looked to see if ancient wheels had made; Old ruts to which the trees ran parallel, But there were none, so far as I could tell- There'd been no roadway. Nor could I find the square; Depression of a cellar anywhere, And so I tramped on further, to survey; Amazing patterns in a hornbeam spray; Or spirals in a pine cone, under trees ;Not subject to our stiff geometries.-from "In Trackless Woods."
The poems of Richard Wilbur by Richard Wilbur( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 149 poems by American poet Richard Wilbur, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award
Responses : prose pieces, 1953-1976 by Richard Wilbur( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the work of a number of poets, including Emily Dickinson, A.E. Housman, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Burns, Walt Whitman and Robert Frost
The bungler by Molière( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Molière's THE BUNGLER (1655) takes place in the Sicilian city of Messina and is a fresh, zestful verse treatment of the familiar elements of Italian popular comedy. A beautiful young woman named Célie has been traveling with a gypsy band and, shortly before the play begins, has been left by the gypsies with a rich old man named Trufaldin as security for a loan. Two young men of Messina, Lélie and Léandre, have lately been rivals for the hand of a girl named Hippolyte, but when Célie appears on the scene they are both smitten by her, and she becomes the new object of their rivalry. The warm, impetuous Lélie turns to his valet, a cunning trickster named Mascarille, for help in out-witting Léandre and in freeing the pawned Célie from what amounts to captivity. Mascarille, who loves to plot and deceive, contrives ruse after ruse in his master's interest, but is repeatedly frustrated by the blunders of Lélie--who, even when he is an informed participant in his valet's schemes, manages unintentionally to spoil them. This joke is repeated for nearly five acts, and does not grow tiresome: One delights in the resilience of Mascarille, the wondrous variety of his intrigues, and the astonishing ability of Lélie to botch them. As the result of certain discoveries, the play is able at its close to unite Lélie with his Célie, who turns out to be of gentle birth. Léandre is reunited with Hippolyte, to the satisfaction of her father, Anselme, and indeed the dénouement pleases everyone, including Trufaldin, Pandolfe (Lélie's father), and Andrès, a former suitor of Célie's who is now revealed to be her long-lost brother. It is, as Mascarille observes, "like the ending of a comedy
Candide : comic operetta in two acts by Burton D Fisher( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tartuffe : comedy in five acts, 1669 by Molière( Book )

20 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wilbur's verse translation of Tartuffe has been acclaimed as a masterpiece in its own right. Set in rhymed couplets, it captures not only the tone of the original but the dramatic energy as well. Not surprisingly, the play in this translation has been performed regularly over the years. One of Moliere's most popular plays, Tartuffe, written in 1669, tells the story of Orgon, a rich bourgeois who has become a prude and bigot in his middle age. He is the perfect mark for Tartuffe, a wily opportunist and swindler, who ingratiates himself with Orgon by affecting an air of piety. Soon the gulled Orgon not only hands over his fortune but offers his daughter in marriage to Tartuffe. But Orgon discovers his "spiritual" master's true nature in a most shocking and hilarious fashion
The disappearing alphabet by Richard Wilbur( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-six short poems pondering what the world would be like if any letters of the alphabet should disappear
Things of this world : poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

10 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advice to a prophet, and other poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1967 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind-reader by Richard Wilbur( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites by Richard Wilbur( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty poems about unusual opposites of familiar words
How we live : contemporary life in contemporary fiction : an anthology by Penney Chapin Hills( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "short stories, novellas, and self-contained excerpts from novels in such a way that we are given a comprehensive psychological-sociological account of our life and times."
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New and collected poems
The school for husbands : comedy in three acts, 1661The misanthrope : and TartuffeAmphitryonLovers' quarrelsThe school for wives : comedy in five acts, 1662Collected poems, 1943-2004The poems of Richard WilburResponses : prose pieces, 1953-1976
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