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Howard, Richard 1929-

Works: 417 works in 1,451 publications in 5 languages and 46,819 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fairy tales  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy fiction  Political fiction  Poetry  Science fiction  Allegories  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Annotator, Lyricist, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor
Classifications: PQ2637.A274, 843.912
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The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry( Book )

32 editions published between 1943 and 2017 in English and held by 2,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CLASSIC FICTION. This is a beautifully bound gift edition of this touching and wise classic. A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper ... Thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed the world forever for its readers. Ages 4+
Alone with America; essays on the art of poetry in the United States since 1950 by Richard Howard( Book )

49 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Howard in the initial instance set himself the overwhelming task of a critical examination in detail of forty-one American poets as widely different as James Merrill and Gary Snyder, some celebrated and some obscure ... In this new and enlarged edition, one hundred pages longer than the original volume, he has added essays to many of the original chapters, dealing with new work by the poets originally examined ... but leaving the original text unchanged. --Atheneum
A happy death by Albert Camus( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man searches throughout life for the key to confronting death without fear
Collected travel writings : Great Britain and America by Henry James( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together James's writings on Great Britain and America. The essays of English Hours convey the freshness of James's "wonderments and judgments and emotions" on first encountering the country that became his adopted home for half a century. He captures the immensely varied life of London in a series of walks through that "murky, modern Babylon," which contains "the most romantic town-vistas in the world." Lively vignettes of a winter visit to an unfashionable watering place and excursions to the cathedral towns of Wells and Salisbury are followed by a haunting evocation of the desolate Suffolk coast at Dunwich. James includes vivid accounts of a New Year's weekend at a perfectly appointed country house, midsummer dog days in London, and the spectacle of the Derby at Epsom. In every essay he enriches his portrait of the English character, governed by social conventions and yet prone to startling eccentricities. Joseph Pennell's delightful illustrations, which appeared in the original 1905 edition, are reprinted with James's text. In The American Scene (1907) James revisits his native country after a twenty-year absence, traveling throughout the eastern United States from Boston to Florida. Views of the Hudson River arouse memories of his own past - the river "seemed to stretch back ... to the earliest outlook of my consciousness," he writes. James's poignant rediscovery of what remained of the New York of his childhood ("the precious stretch of space between Washington Square and Fourteenth Street") contrasts with his impression of the modern, commercial New York, a new city representing "a particular type of dauntless power, ..crowned not only with no history, but with no credible possibility of time for history?" Edmund Wilson, who praised The American Scene's "magnificent solidity and brilliance," remarked that "it was as if ... his emotions had suddenly been given scope, his genius for expression liberated." Sixteen essays on traveling in England, Scotland, and America conclude this volume. The essays, most of which have never before been collected, range from early pieces on London, Saratoga, and Newport, to articles on World War I that are among James's final writings
Paris in the twentieth century by Jules Verne( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A futuristic novel, written in the 1860s, describing the Paris of the 1960s, a city of cars, computers, even fax machines. The rulers are corporations, technology is god and people are expected to accept material profit as the reason for living. The novel was rejected by the publisher of the day as unrealistic
The immoralist by André Gide( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of Gide's classic psychological novel depicting the gradual degeneration of an idealistic young scholar
Our deep gossip : conversations with gay writers on poetry and desire by Christopher Hennessy( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S/Z by Roland Barthes( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantic study of Balzac's novella 'Sarrasine', of which the text (in English) is included on pages 221-254
Robert Mapplethorpe by Richard Marshall( Book )

37 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even a superficial glance at this sampling of Robert Mapplethorpe's work makes it clear that the tempest has outgrown its teapot. Had Sen. Jesse Helms and his ilk not turned these photographs into a cause ceelebre, few people would have paid any attention to them. Mapplethorpe was a successful commercial photographer, and his pictures rarely transcend a fashion-magazine sensibility, despite references to Edward Weston, George Platt Lynes et al. The background in a portrait of a gay S-M couple is so cluttered with bric-a-brac, the result looks like a glossy magazine ad for a ritzy interior designer. The most disturbing element of his infamous "erotic" works is not their sexual content but their coldness. His nude studies of muscular black men look so remote and objectified, they suggest Pygmalion asking Venus to turn Galatea back into a statue. An offbeat coffeetable book for people who want to find out what the brouhaha in Cincinnati is about without bothering to fly to Ohio
Les fleurs du mal : the complete text of The flowers of evil by Charles Baudelaire( Book )

12 editions published between 1946 and 1987 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of Baudelaire's magnum opus, perhaps the most powerful and influential book of verse from the 19th century, won the American Book Award for Translation. And the honor was well-deserved, for this is one of Richard Howard's greatest efforts. It's all here: a timeless translation, the complete French text, and Mazur's striking black and white monotypes in one elegant edition
The pleasure of the text by Roland Barthes( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is it that we do when we enjoy a text? What is the pleasure of reading? The French critic and theorist Roland Barthes's answers to these questions constitute "perhaps for the first time in the history of criticism ... not only a poetics of reading ... but a much more difficult achievement, an erotics of reading ... Like filings which gather to form a figure in a magnetic field, the parts and pieces here do come together, determined to affirm the pleasure we must take in our reading as against the indifference of (mere) knowledge."--Richard Howard
The charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Charterhouse of Parma chronicles the exploits of Fabrizio del Dongo, an ardent young aristocrat who joins Napoleon's army just before the battle of Waterloo. Yet perhaps the novel's most unforgettable characters are the hero's beautiful aunt, the alluring Duchess of Sanseverina, and her lover, Count Mosca, who plot to further Fabrizio's political career at the treacherous court of Parma in a sweeping story that illuminates an entire epoch of European history." "This edition includes original illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker and Notes and a Translator's Afterword by Richard Howard."--Jacket
For a new novel : essays on fiction by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<<Ces textes ne constituent en rien une théorie du roman; ils tentent seulement de dégager quelques lignes d'évolution qui me paraissent capitales dans la littérature contemporaine. Si j'emploie volontiers, dans bien des pages, le terme de Nouveau Roman, ce n'est pas pour désigner une école, ni même un groupe défini et constitué d'écrivains qui travailleraient dans le même sens; il n'y a là qu'une appellation commode englobant tous ceux qui cherchent de nouvelles formes romanesques, capables d'exprimer (ou de créer) de nouvelles relations entre l'homme et le monde, tous ceux qui sont décidés à inventer le roman, c'est-à-dire à inventer l'homme. Ils savent, ceux-là, que la répétition systématique des formes du passé est non seulement absurde et vaine, mais qu'elle peut même devenir nuisible : en nous fermant les yeux sur notre situation réelle dans le monde présent, elle nous empêche en fin de compte de construire le monde et l'homme de demain.>> (Alain Robbe-Grillet)
G. Braque by Georges Braque( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The erasers by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in English and French and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wonderful example of postmodern mystery where the conclusion takes back the reader to the very opening scene
Empire of signs by Roland Barthes( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur considère le Japon comme le pays de l'écriture, celui où il a rencontré le travail du signe le plus proche de ses convictions et de ses fantasmes et le plus éloigné de la sémiocratie occidentale. Il évoque les signes à travers la ville, le magasin, le théâtre, la politesse, les jardins, la violence, les gestes, la nourriture, les poèmes, etc
Two novels by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Labyrinth: "Wounded in a last battle, suffering from exhaustion, prey to an ever-worsening fever, and aware that the enemy is about to arrive, a soldier wanders the city's strange streets to deliver a mysterious package and fulfill the last request of a dying comrade. The unfolding scenes of the soldier's struggle to make good on his promise, masterfully rendered by Robbe-Grillet, will be indelibly etched into the minds of readers long after they escape from the soldier's predicament."--Publisher description
Preferences: 51 American poets choose poems from their own work and from the past. Commentary on the choices and an introd. by Richard Howard( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projet pour une révolution à New York by Alain Robbe-Grillet( )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and French and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part prophecy and part erotic fantasy, this classic tale of otherworldly depravity features New York itself-or a foreigner's nightmare of New York-as its true protagonist. Set in the towers and tunnels of the quintessential American city, Alain Robbe-Grillet's novel turns this urban space into a maze where politics bleeds into perversion, revolution into sadism, activist into criminal, vice into art-and back again. Following the logic of a movie half-glimpsed through a haze of drugs and alcohol, Project for a Revolution in New York is a Sadean reverie that bears an alarming resemblance to the
Inner voices : selected poems, 1963-2003 by Richard Howard( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, in the first volume to draw together material from Richard Howard's twelve books of poems, readers can fully appreciate the erudite nuances of his lyric poetry and the human and historical bravura of his monologues and imagined conversations among famous figures."--Jacket
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The little prince
A happy deathCollected travel writings : Great Britain and AmericaParis in the twentieth centuryThe immoralistS/ZLes fleurs du mal : the complete text of The flowers of evilThe pleasure of the textThe charterhouse of Parma
Alternative Names
Howard Richard

Howard Richard Joseph

Howard, Richard Joseph 1929-

Orwitz, Richard Joseph 1929-

Richard Howard

Richard Howard American poet and literary critic

Richard Howard Amerikaans lexicograaf

Richard Howard amerikanischer Lyriker, Literaturkritiker und Hochschullehrer

Richard Howard Howard, Richard, 1929-

Richard Howard poeta, traduttore e critico letterario statunitense

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