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Slavitt, David R. 1935-

Works: 200 works in 668 publications in 1 language and 41,236 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Laudatory poetry  Records and correspondence  Mythological plays  Meditations  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Contributor
Classifications: B659.C2, 100
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Metamorphoses : a play by Mary Zimmerman( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play is based on David R. Slavitt's translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid - Monologues
Virgil by David R Slavitt( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seneca, the tragedies by Lucius Annaeus Seneca( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid's poetry of exile by Ovid( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plautus : the comedies by Titus Maccius Plautus( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides by Euripides( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aeschylus by Aeschylus( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They succeeded. Under the expert management of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, those translations combined accuracy, poetic immediacy, and clarity of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so lively and compelling that they remain the standard translations. Today, Chicago is taking pains to ensure that our Greek tragedies remain the leading English-language versions throughout the twenty-first century
The consolation of philosophy by Boethius( Book )

9 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Slavitt, a poet and translator of many works of fiction, poetry, and drama, presents a new translation of this philosophical classic directed at general readers. Written under the threat of Boethius's impending execution, the work comes on the cusp between the classical and medieval worlds. In alternating prose and verse, Boethius spins a dialog concerning the harsh vicissitudes of fortune and the lasting happiness provided by the life of the mind."--[School Library Review]
The Theban plays of Sophocles by Sophocles( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this translation of the Theban plays of Sophocles, David R. Slavitt presents an accessible, modern version for both longtime admirers of the plays and those encountering them for the first time. Slavitt's translation preserves the innate verve and energy of the dramas, engaging the reader - or audience member - directly with Sophocles' texts. Slavitt chooses to present the plays not in narrative sequence but in the order in which they were composed - Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannos, Oedipus at Colonnus - thereby underscoring the fact that the story of Oedipus is one to which Sophocles returned over the course of his lifetime. This arrangement also lays bare the record of Sophocles' intellectual and artistic development." "In this volume Slavitt avoids personal intrusion on the texts and relies upon the theatrical machinery of the plays themselves. The result is a major contribution to the art of translation and a version of the Oedipus plays that will appeal enormously to readers, theater directors, and actors."--BOOK JACKET
Love poems, Letters, and Remedies of Ovid by Ovid( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely praised for his translations of Boethius and Ariosto, esteemed translator David R. Slavitt here returns to Ovid, once again bringing to the contemporary ear the spirited, idiomatic, audacious charms of this master poet. The love here described is of the anguished, ruinous kind, like a sickness, and Ovid prescribes cures
The seven deadly sins : and other poems by David R Slavitt( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Veteran poet David R. Slavitt touches on topics from the mundane to the mysterious with his signature wit and intelligence. In "Stupid," for instance, he transforms a simple head cold into an appreciation for the richness of consciousness, and in "Waking," the very effort of rising from bed becomes something like a miracle. Slavitt explores the range of the human condition with such ease and insight that readers cannot help but ponder what life is - and what it could be. What if - like the mythic sea creature in "The Dogfish"--Humans could return to the womb when frightened? In the collection's title poem, Slavitt gives a voice to the Seven Deadly Sins, each of which claims, persuasively, to possess a value to humans that is seldom noticed or appreciated. Slavitt has a unique ability to examine an idea - be it virtue or vice, dark or blithe - and offer perspective and wisdom about the conundrums of our existence."--Jacket
The book of Lamentations : a meditation and translation by David R Slavitt( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Odes and Satires of Horace by Horace( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Horace has long been revered as the supreme lyric poet of the Augustan Age. In his perceptive introduction to this translation of Horace's Odes and Satires, Sidney Alexander engagingly spells out how the poet expresses values and traditions that remain unchanged in the deepest strata of Italian character two thousand years later. Horace shares with Italians of today a distinctive delight in the senses, a fundamental irony, a passion for seizing the moment, and a view of religion as aesthetic experience rather than mystical exaltation - in many ways, as Alexander puts it, Horace is the quintessential Italian. The voice we hear in this graceful and carefully annotated translation is thus one that emerges with clarity and dignity from the heart of an unchanging Latin culture."--Jacket
The lays of Marie de France by Marie( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelve "lays" of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folk tales were the raw material for Marie de France's lively but profound considerations of betrayal and fidelity, love, death, luck, and fate
George Sanders, Zsa Zsa, and me by David R Slavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part memoir and part moving meditation on the price of fame, Slavitt looks back to the world of 1950s Hollywood to write a chronicle of the costs of the modern celebrity culture
Appendix Vergiliana by Virgil( Book )

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

Collection of poems alleged to have been composed by Vergilius in his youth
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Metamorphoses : a play
Alternative Names

controlled identityBenjamin, David, 1935-

controlled identityLazarus, Henry, 1935-

controlled identityMeyer, Lynn

controlled identitySutton, Henry, 1935-

Benjamin, David.

Benjamin David 1935-....

David R. Slavitt Amerikaans vertaler

David R. Slavitt writer, poet, translator

Lazarus, Henry.

Lazarus Henry 1935-....

Meyer, Lynn.

Meyer Lynn 1935-....

Slavitt, David.

Slavitt, David 1935-

Slavitt, David Rytman.

Slavitt, David Rytman 1935-

Sutton, Henry.

Sutton Henry 1935-....

English (121)

VirgilSeneca, the tragediesOvid's poetry of exilePlautus : the comediesEuripidesAeschylusThe consolation of philosophyThe Theban plays of Sophocles