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Arrowsmith, William 1924-1992

Overview
Works: 149 works in 350 publications in 2 languages and 11,943 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  History  Periodicals  Satire  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Textbooks 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Creator, Other, Librettist, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PA3877, 882.01
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Most widely held works by William Arrowsmith
The clouds by Aristophanes ( Book )
14 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Catholic University of America Speech and Drama Department presents Aristophanes' "The Clouds," translated by William Arrowsmith, directed by Leo Brady, choral interpretation by Josephine McGarry Callan, setting and lighting by James D. Waring, costumes by Joseph Lewis
The birds by Aristophanes ( Book )
11 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and German and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the birds of the world and their characteristicsand behavior. Includes birds of the tropics, sea and shore, river, marsh, woods, fields, and town
The Satyricon of Petronius by Petronius Arbiter ( Book )
14 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic account of Rome under the Emperor Nero
The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter ( Book )
22 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the finest achievements of the Roman imagination ... apparently a bewildering hodgepodge of genres and subjects ... clearly in the mainstream of ancient satire, it is also something recognizably apart and utterly original; visibly a novel, it is yet somehow not a novel at all ..."--P. v
Alcestis by Euripides ( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At once a vigorous translation of one of Euripides' most subtle and witty plays, and a wholly fresh interpretation, this version reveals for the first time the extraordinary formal beauty and thematic concentration of the Alcestis. William Arrowsmith, eminent classical scholar, translator, and General Editor of this highly praised series, rejects the standard view of the Alcestis as a psychological study of the egotist Admetos and his naive but devoted wife. His translation, instead, presents the play as a drama of human existence--in keeping with the tradition of Greek tragedy--with recognizably human characters who also represent masked embodiments of human conditions. The Alcestis thus becomes a metaphysical tragicomedy in which Admetos, who has heretofore led a life without limitations, learns to "think mortal thoughts." He acquires the knowledge of limits--the acceptance of death as well as the duty to live--which, according to Euripides, makes people meaningfully human and capable of both courage and compassion. This new interpretation compellingly argues that, for Euripides, suffering humanizes, that exemption makes a man selfish and childish, and that only the courage to accept both life and death leads to the realization of one's humanity, and, in the case of Alcestis, to heroism
Three comedies: The birds; The clouds, translated by William Arrowsmith. The wasps by Aristophanes ( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard labor : [poems] by Cesare Pavese ( Book )
5 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The storm and other things by Eugenio Montale ( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The craft & context of translation; a symposium by William Arrowsmith ( Book )
21 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unmodern observations = Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The occasions by Eugenio Montale ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugenio Montale's second book of poetry was first published in 1939. This book is his most experimental work, but a work no less tradition-saturated than Eliot's. As poet, private individual, and ""good European"," Montale's way of dealing with his difficulties was to seize the occasions offered him by writing poetry in which the lover's passions for his beloved country would convey the truth of both his public and his private situations
Antonioni : the poet of images by William Arrowsmith ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his analysis of a scene in La notte, for instance, Arrowsmith proposes how the composition of shots expresses the meaning. Noting how the actress portraying a nymphomaniac is framed next to expanses of wall, Arrowsmith writes, "What the nymphomaniac wants to shut out is any knowledge of the blank immensity...that we see exteriorized as she stands against the absolutely clinical white blankness of the wall, her own emptiness projected as the emptiness around her, threatening her."
Four plays by Aristophanes ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic Greek plays offer a caricature of Socrates, a flawed utopia, a clever plan to gain peace, and a debate between deceased playwrights
Cuttlefish bones : 1920-1927 by Eugenio Montale ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected poems of Eugenio Montale, 1925-1977 by Eugenio Montale ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English-language translation of works by the late Nobel Prize winner offers insight into his role in influencing Italian poetry and international Modernism, as well as his views on such topics as modernity, fascism, and war
Satura : 1962-1970 by Eugenio Montale ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in Italy in 1971, SATURA is the fourth collection of poems by Nobel Prize winner Eugenio Montale (1896-1981). Here the poet experimented with dialogue, journalistic notation, aphorism, commentary, and half-strangled song, pressing Italian literary language into terrain it never before had touched. Montale's talent defines a new lyric art
Euripides III by Euripides ( Book )
9 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contents: Orestes. Iphigenia in Aulis. Electra. The Phoenician women. The Bacchae
The Chimera ( )
in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Euripides II by Euripides ( Book )
6 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Image of Italy. A special issue edited by William Arrow-smith ( Book )
9 editions published between 1961 and 1976 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Arrowsmith, Wiliam 1924-1992
Arrowsmith, William R. 1924-1992
Languages
English (173)
German (1)
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