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Nims, John Frederick 1913-1999

Overview
Works: 109 works in 242 publications in 1 language and 13,292 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Translator, Signer
Classifications: PQ6400.J8, 811.508
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American poetry : the twentieth century by Randall Stewart( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,384 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 complete poems of Michelangelo by Michelangelo Buonarroti( )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Michelangelo studied and wrote poetry throughout his life, frequently turning to it in times of emotional crisis or stress. His finest literary efforts are often allied with the masterworks of his visual art. As he labored in the Sistine Chapel with visions of the Last Judgment, he composed a series of passionate love sonnets. And while struggling, near the end of his life, to complete his final Pieta, he worked at religious poems anguished in their fervor. Indeed, the power of his verse seemed to grow with age, as if compensating for his diminishing physical strength." "Nims, an eminent poet in his own right, has translated the entire body of Michelangelo's poetry, from the artist's ardent twenties to his anguished and turbulent eighties."--Jacket
The Harper anthology of poetry by John Frederick Nims( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems ranging from before 1400 to the present
Western wind : an introduction to poetry by John Frederick Nims( Book )
17 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Metamorphoses : the Arthur Golding translation, 1567 by Ovid( Book )
13 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Dust Jacket: Arthur Golding's translation of the Metamorphoses is "the most beautiful book in the language"--So Ezra Pound has been assuring us for half a century. It is certainly true that from the time of its publication in 1567 until a decade after the death of Shakespeare it was the English Ovid: one of the most popular and influential books during the greatest period of our literature. Four hundred years later, it still has more verve and gusto, is more plain fun to read, than any other version in English. The two hundred and fifty stories of the Metamorphoses-some only a few lines long, some several hundred-involve the theme of transformation. They show us men and women-as a reward, as a punishment, as an escape-becoming animal or vegetable or mineral, or in a few cases even decorations in outer space. There are many tones, from the homely sweetness of Philemon and Baucis to the frenzy of Myrrha's incestuous love for her father; from the little idyll of Pan and Syrinx to the rape and cannibalism of Philomela's tragedy-of which T.S. Eliot has made a key symbol in The Waste Land. Moving at breathless speed, thanks largely to "dissolves" not unlike those of surrealist cinema, the episodes range from the very beginning of the world to a famous political assassination of the poet's own day. This edition makes available for the first time in an inexpensive modern edition the complete text of Golding's 1567 original. For the first time too we have the long-needed and long-desired footnotes on unfamiliar words, together with an identifying index of names and places. By way of introduction, Mr. Nims has written a lively and informative study of the Metamorphoses and its history, of Ovid's artistry as poet and Golding's as translator, and indeed of the whole problem of translating poetry, so much discussed today in and outside the universities
Sappho to Valéry: poems in translation by John Frederick Nims( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides advice on reading and method of translating as well biographical and interpretation of many non-English language poets
Knowledge of the evening; poems, 1950-1960 by John Frederick Nims( Book )
6 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems of St John of the Cross by John of the Cross( Book )
9 editions published between 1959 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first complete English translation in 40 years. Jones has produced a version aimed at those who wish to pray through the poems, the source of all of St. John's work. It is also a literary delight: simple, direct, and close to the popular romance meter beloved of St. John himself. Spanish and English on facing pages
The powers of heaven and earth : new and selected poems by John Frederick Nims( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of flesh and bone by John Frederick Nims( Book )
4 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The kiss : a jambalaya by John Frederick Nims( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by John Frederick Nims( Book )
6 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Euripides III by Euripides( Book )
7 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The iron pastoral by John Frederick Nims( Book )
7 editions published between 1947 and 1975 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The six-cornered snowflake and other poems by John Frederick Nims( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zany in denim by John Frederick Nims( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fountain in Kentucky, and other poems by John Frederick Nims( Book )
8 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Shirley's Love's cruelty : a critical edition by James Shirley( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Western wind : an introduction to poetry by David Mason( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five young American poets : third series 1944 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Nims, John F.
Languages
English (142)
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