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Felstiner, John

Works: 56 works in 169 publications in 5 languages and 5,907 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Art 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PQ8097.N4, 861
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Most widely held works about John Felstiner
Most widely held works by John Felstiner
Paul Celan : poet, survivor, Jew by John Felstiner( Book )

54 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can poetry save the earth? : a field guide to nature poems by John Felstiner( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In forty brief and lucid chapters, Felstiner presents those voices that have most strongly spoken to and for the natural world. Poets- from the Romantics through Whitman and Dickinson to Elizabeth Bishop and Gary Snyder- have helped us envision such details as ocean winds eroding and rebuilding dunes in the same breath, wild deer freezing in our presence, and a person carving initials on a still-living stranded whale
The lies of art; Max Beerbohm's parody and caricature by John Felstiner( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incomparable Max, peering through his affectations with a marmoset eye, preferring antagonism to neglect, whose wit it was to make lordly capital of his own limitations. What his limitations were (an immature self-centeredness? distrust, perhaps fear, of great emotion?) and how they might have originated are left for others to define; but their effect, a profound ambivalence, is registered everywhere in Felstiner's masterful analysis of his work in both media, his relationships, and the peculiar position he appropriated for himself as an artist. Felstiner relies lightly on such standard testimonies as Wilde's, regarding Max's ""precocious old-age,"" Shaw's ""incomparable"" introduction of his Saturday Review successor, and even Beerbohm's own voluminous self-portraiture. In the latter he sees a reflexive technique typical of Max's art -- a self-promoting self-effacement related to the paradox of dandyism and visible elsewhere in a preoccupation with cosmetics, masks, style -- and in the former he detects the uneasy animus that Max so charmingly and deliberately aroused. His elegant, non-partisan sniping, however, could disguise either esteem or disdain, or both as in the formidable presences of Wilde, Shaw, Ibsen. Behind the percipient cruelty of his caricatures, many of friends, there is a schoolboy's impulse to deflate and deface, as he habitually did the photographs in his books. And in the unexcellable sophistication of his parodies -- which now require the careful situating and anatomizing that Felstiner provides -- there are traces of skepticism about culture itself, though no one could have been more deeply immersed in it, more aware of its inner operations (viz. the discussion of Words for Pictures). ""Only art with a capital H gives any consolations to her henchman,"" he declared with equal irony and conviction. A decadent flippancy, but also a startlingly modern approach. The modernity emerges brilliantly here against a richly drawn background of his ornamentally perverse era. Altogether a success. -- Kirkus Review
Selected poems and prose of Paul Celan by Paul Celan( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Celan was born in 1920 in the East European province of Bukovina. Soon after his parents, German-speaking Jews, had perished at the hands of the Nazis, Celan wrote "Todesfuge" ("Death-fugue"), the most compelling poem to emerge from the Holocaust. Self-exited in Paris, for twenty-five years Celan continued writing in his German mother tongue, although it had "passed through the thousand darknesses of deathbringing speech". His writing purges and remakes that language, often achieving a hope-struck radiance never before seen in modern poetry. But in 1970, his psychic wounds unhealed, Celan drowned himself in the Seine. This landmark volume includes youthful lyrics, unpublished poems, and prose. All poems appear in the original and in translation on facing pages. John Felstiner's translations stem from a twenty-year immersion in Celan's life and work. John Bayley wrote in the New York Review of Books. "Felstiner translates. . . brilliantly."
Translating Neruda : the way to Macchu Picchu by John Felstiner( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark room and other poems by Enrique Lihn( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martinez Celaya : early work by Enrique Martnez Celaya( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enrique Martinez Celaya's aesthetic project revives and reinterprets the classic Western metaphysical tradition relating aesthetics to ethics, the Beautiful to the Good and the True. His work embodies his belief that being a certain kind of artist means being a certain kind of person and that in and through art he gains clarity about himself and his relationship to the world. His project is thus profoundly ethical and, in important ways, spiritual. Through art Martinez Celaya reconciles himself to the world as he reconciles his past with his present and projects his future. This volume also participates in the process of reconciliation and projection by interpreting his work through the series, cycles, and projects, which include painting, sculpture, photographs, poetry, and prose that have defined it since the mid-1990s. Curator of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Daniel A. Siedell, has worked with Martinez Celaya on several projects and offers a radical commentary on his work, arguing that Martinez Celaya's ambitious aesthetic project is best understood as an embodiment of a religious Weltanschauung and as a search for that most elusive of religious virtues: hope. The complex cohesion of Martinez Celaya's work is further explored by other writers, who by placing it in different contexts reveal their own distinctive engagement with it. Art critic Thomas McEvilley, a philologist who writes about art, philosophy, and religion, explores how Martinez Celaya has combined Germanic feeling with a surrealist plastic vocabulary to "present a world." Literary critic and Paul Celan scholar John Felstiner traces the contours of an aesthetic lineage that includes Goya, Eliot, Celan, and Beethoven. Former Washington Post journalist and Hollywood producer and writer Christian Williams adopts the conventional artist's chronology to craft a powerful account of Martinez Celaya's life, which has become intimately entwined with his own."--Publisher's website
The turn of the screw and other stories by Henry James( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story unfolds with the arrival of a new governess at a remote country estate. She has been hired by the uncle of two young orphans to take complete charge of the children's lives and upbringing. Her first peaceful weeks are disturbed by the apparition of the ghosts of two evil servants who once served in the house
Daisy Miller and the Turn of the screw by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition contains two compelling novellas from Henry James; one, a moral tale of youthful spirit, the other, a terrifying ghost story
Alturas de Macchu Picchu = The heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The most important poet of the twentieth century-in any language."-Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 'The Heights of Macchu Picchu' is a poem of ascension. In its final passages, Neruda's poetry jumps from a personal hope to a global one; from a poetry dealing with the poet's heart to a poetry centered on humanity's struggles."-BBC "The Heights of Machu Picchu" has been called Pablo Neruda's greatest contribution to poetry-a search for the "indestructible, imperishable life" in all things. Inspired by his journey to the ancient ruins, Neruda calls the lost Incan civilization to "rise up and be born," and also empowers the people of his time. This new translation by poet Tomás Q. Morín includes an introduction by Morín and Neruda's Spanish original.I stare at the clothes and hands, the carvings of water in a sonorous hollow, the wall rubbed smooth by the touch of a face that with my eyes gazed at the earthly lights, that with my hands oiled the vanished planks: because everything, clothes, skin, dishes, words, wine, breads, went away, fell to the earth. Pablo Neruda (1904-73), one of the world's most beloved poets, was also a diplomat and member of the Chilean Senate. In 1970 he was appointed as Chile's ambassador to France; in 1971 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tomás Q. Morín is a poet and translator and teaches at Texas State University."--
Looking for Kafka by John Felstiner( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Todesfuge by Paul Celan( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 36-line poem written in reaction to the Holocaust by the Nazi regime, with frontispiece photogravure by the poet's wife
Changing faces in Max Beerbohms̓ caricature by John Felstiner( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mohn by Paul Celan( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masks of innocence in the 1890's by John Felstiner( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion of the art of Beardsley, Beerbohm, and Wilde, and the masks in their work, i.e., how they hid and how they showed their real feelings. They revealed themselves especially in the criticism of the works of others
Correspondence : Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan : with the correspondences between Paul Celan and Max Frisch and between Ingeborg Bachmann and Gisèle Celan-Lestrange by Ingeborg Bachmann( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This correspondence between Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, from the period 1948-61, is a moving testimony of the discourse of a love in the age after Auschwitz, with all the symptomatic disturbances and crises caused by the conflicting origins of the correspondents and their hard-to-reconcile designs for living--as a woman, as a man, as writers. Supplementary to the almost 200 documents of their communications, the volume also includes the exchange between Bachmann and Gisèle Celan-Lestrange, as well as that between Paul Celan and Max Frisch. Post-World War II poet, translator, essayist and lecturer, Paul Celan (1920-70) was influenced by French Surrealism and Symbolism. Author of Der Sand aus den Urnen (1948), Von Schwelle zu Schwelle (1955), Sprachgitter (1959), Lichtzwang (1970) and Schneepart (1971), he also translated literature from Romanian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew and English into German. Born in Austria, Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) is recognized as one of post-World War II German literature's most important novelist, poet and playwright. Influenced by Hans Weigel (littérateur and sponsor of young post-war literature) and the legendary literary circle Gruppe 47, Bachmann's works include Die gestundete Zeit (1953), Die Zikaden (1955), Anrufung des Grossen Bdren (1956), Das dreissigste Jahr (1961), Malina (1971) and Simultan (1972)."--Jacket
Paul Celan : poeta, ocalony, Żyd by John Felstiner( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deathfugue : ten etchings by Paul Celan( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die hellen Steine = The bright stones by Paul Celan( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish American literature : a Norton anthology( Book )

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

Selections cover three centuries of Jewish contributing voices to American letters, including those of Arthur Miller, Tillie Olsen, Bernard Malamud, Allen Ginsberg, Cynthia Ozick, and Philip Roth
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Can poetry save the earth? : a field guide to nature poems
Alternative Names
John Felstiner Literary critic and poet

פלסטינר, ג׳ון

English (100)

German (21)

Spanish (6)

Polish (3)

French (1)

Can poetry save the earth? : a field guide to nature poemsSelected poems and prose of Paul CelanTranslating Neruda : the way to Macchu PicchuThe dark room and other poemsMartinez Celaya : early workCorrespondence : Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan : with the correspondences between Paul Celan and Max Frisch and between Ingeborg Bachmann and Gisèle Celan-LestrangeJewish American literature : a Norton anthology