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Bates, Wesley W.

Works: 123 works in 196 publications in 2 languages and 2,981 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Biographies  History  Short stories  Humor  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Emblem books 
Roles: Illustrator, Engraver, Author, Printer
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Most widely held works about Wesley W Bates
Most widely held works by Wesley W Bates
Casanova in Venice : a raunchy rhyme by Kildare Dobbs( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giacomo Casanova Economy in pleasure is not to my taste. Awake my lute! and trumpets blow for one who never could say No! so powerful his virile charm a wench would catch him by the arm and pull him down to kiss and fondle her in the seclusion of a gondola. This was a man so much traduced -- though less seducer than seduced -- called monster of Venetian lust for whom good Christians had disgust Of all his scolds himself the worst since in old age he'd boast and curse, accuse himself, though not to blame for playing Nature's sweetest game with naughty females after dinner. God hates the sin but loves the sinner, he told himself, so seized the day, or rather night, and sinned away and thus assured of heavenly love delighted in each raunchy move. The flame of amorous desire flares briefly like a straw-fed fire and just as briefly flickers out. We wonder: What was that about? Why did we sigh and lose our sleep and hold our dignity so cheap? For certain, every nubile dame rolled in the sack is much the same. Often our man was set to wed but freedom was his choice instead: It's fine to have a loving wife -- but penile servitude for life? No way! But more, it would be rash to keep a woman without cash. For he too often lacked the ready -- Poet, wait up a moment, steady! Whom do we speak of? Name the man, describe his person if you can. Time has pronounced him lovers' king, at board and bed the hottest thing whose charm no female could resist -- onto her back as soon as kissed! Con artist first of all the crew, both con in French and English too. He would be handsome, said a peer, were he not ugly, And we hear smallpox had scarred his cheeks along; complexion sallow; features strong; in person very tough and wiry, in temperament vengeful and fiery. Called vain -- the accusation's phony for what he was, was Macaroni. He wore such clothes as would assure a repute for la bella figura; moreover those who called him vain had no idea of his brain. Opulent people almost never believe a semi-pauper clever. If you're so smart, sneers Mistress Bitch, (through golden teeth) how come not rich? I have to interrupt once more, give us the name, I must implore! Maybe we know him, maybe not, but please don't put us on the spot. Be straight with us and play the game -- all we're demanding is the name. His Christian names, if you must know, were Giacomo Hieronimo, his last -- I've worked the subject over but can't find rhymes for Casanova. except the cockney one displayed -- and I'm not cockney, I'm afraid. New House, it means, this patronymic, some joker must have found this gimmick, as if he said, Heigh ho! my nasty nature can institute a dynasty
Window poems by Wendell Berry( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed while Wendell Berry looked out the multipaned window of his writing studio, this early sequence of poems contemplates Berry's personal life as much as it ponders the seasons he witnessed through the window. First designed and printed on a Washington hand press by Bob Barris at the Press on Scroll Road, Window Poems includes elegant wood engravings by Wesley Bates that complement the reflective and meditative beauty of Berry's poems
Home waters : a chronicle of family and a river by John N Maclean( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A universal story about the power of place to shape families: In the spirit of his father's beloved classic A River Runs Through It, comes John N. Maclean's meditation on fly fishing and life along Montana's Blackfoot River, where four generations of Macleans have fished, bonded, and drawn timeless lessons from its storied waters"--
Roots to the earth by Wendell Berry( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1995, Wendell Berry's Roots to the Earth was published in portfolio form by West Meadow Press. The wood etchings of celebrated artist and wood engraver, Wesley Bates, were printed from the original wood blocks on handmade Japanese paper. In 2014, this work was reprinted along with additional poems. Together with Bates' original wood engravings, and designed by Gray Zeitz, Larkspur Press printed just one hundred copies of this book in a stunning limited edition. Now it is with great pleasure that Counterpoint is reproducing this collaborative work for trade publication, as well as expanding it with the inclusion of a short story, The Branch Way of Doing," with additional engravings by Bates. In his introduction to the 2014 collection, Bates wrote: As our society moves toward urbanization, the majority of the population views agriculture from an increasingly detached position ... In his poetry [Berry] reveals tenderness and love as well as anger and uncertainty ... The wood engravings in this collection are intended to be companion pieces to ... the way he expresses what it is to be a farmer."
Songs to birds : essays by Jake Page( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through essays about birds, Page discusses how life evolves and interacts, how ponds gradually support an ecosystem, how birds migrate, and how animals communicate
Vis à vis : field notes on poetry & wilderness by Don McKay( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Vis à Vis, Don McKay charts a vision of poetics that keeps its feet on the ground and its eyes on the horizon. As one of Canada's leading poets, McKay has long been known for his passionate engagement with his natural surroundings. This book collects three essays on this relationship, together with new and previously published poems that further demonstrate these ideas. Using bushtits, baler twine, Heidegger and Levinas, McKay sets out to explore some of the almost unspeakable concepts driving the use of language particular to poets, and the arguably skewed relationship human beings have with their natural surroundings
Casting into mystery by Robert Frederick Reid( )

4 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writer and journalist Robert Reid celebrates the meditative sport of fly fishing and of the camaraderie and quietude to be found not only in the gentle flow of river currents, but also in the community and culture of anglers past and present. The text is accompanied by wood engravers by artist Wesley W. Bates. With words and images, they recall with fondness the `company of rivers' that provides a glimpse inside a sporting culture rife with literature, art and music."--
The princess and the whiskheads : a fable by Russell Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look & see : a portrait of Wendell Berry( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community. Filmed across four seasons in the farming cycle, LOOK & SEE blends observational scenes of farming life, interviews with farmers and community members with evocative, carefully framed shots of the surrounding landscape. Henry County itself will emerge as a character in the film - a place and a landscape that is deeply interdependent with the people that inhabit it
The booksellers of San Serriffe by Henry Morris( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ostensibly a history of fine printing in the imaginary isle of San Serriffe in the Indian Ocean
Emblemata : the emblem books of Andrea Alciato : a leaf book by Alvan Bregman( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunshine sketches of a little town by Stephen Leacock( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the fictional landscape of Mariposa on the shores of Lake Wissanotti in Missinaba County, Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of A Little Town is an affectionate satire of small town life. This series of humorous connected sketches about graft, high finance, religion, love and romance is, on one level, an intimate, comic portrait of town life and local politics. On another level, the narrative is a powerful commentary on the workings of community values and on Canada's place within the British Empire."--Jacket
The foresters : a poetic account of a walking journey to the Falls of Niagara in the autumn of 1804 by Alexander Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feel of steel : the art and history of bank note engraving in the United States by Mark D Tomasko( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of intaglio produced on a letterpress, with a collection of twelve prints of 18th century London tradesmen's cards ; Schlocker & the fishes by Henry Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our weekend with Oak Knoll, October 3-5, 2008 by Henry Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About Oak Knoll Fest XV, which celebrated Henry Morris and Bird & Bull Press's 50th anniversary
A trip to Paris in July and August, 1792 by Richard Twiss( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that you revive by A. F Moritz( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rufinus : the complete poems in English versions by Robin Skelton by Rufinus( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Glassco and the other Montreal by John Glassco( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Window poems
Window poemsRoots to the earthSongs to birds : essaysThe princess and the whiskheads : a fableSunshine sketches of a little townThe point of the graver
Alternative Names
Bates, W. W.

Bates, Wesley.

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