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Fenton, James 1949-

Overview
Works: 181 works in 562 publications in 4 languages and 14,885 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Drama  Fiction  Musicals  Original cast recordings  Songbooks 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Lyricist, Translator, Editor, Other, Collaborator, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6056.E53, 782.81
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Fenton
Les misérables : a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg( )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selectie van songs uit de gelijknamige musical
An introduction to English poetry by James Fenton( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to poetry makes use of prisoner's work songs, Broadway show tunes, and the cries of street vendors to introduce readers to the rhythms of poetry
The strength of poetry by James Fenton( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why should a poet feel the need to be original? How does genius apprentice itself? What connections exist between bad thinking and bad verse, or good verse and bad politics? In these sharp-eyed critiques and appreciations of the essential poets of our time, Whitbread Prize-winner James Fenton examines some of the most intriguing questions behind the making of poetry - questions of creativity and the "earning" of success, of judgment, tutorage, rivalry, and ambition." "In these lectures, many of which appeared in The New York Review of Books, Fenton makes sense of the last century in poetry, and he explores its antecedents and legacies with the lucidity, wit, and gusto that have made him famous."--Jacket
Leonardo's nephew : essays on art and artist by James Fenton( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Fenton, one of England's most gifted poets, has in recent years been looking closely at works of art and writing incisively and inventively about them and their creators. Leonardo's Nephew collects fifteen pieces, most originally published in The New York Review of Books, in which he discusses a wide range of painting and sculpture, from the mummy portraits of ancient Egypt and the few surviving works of the fifteenth-century sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio to Seurat's bathers in the Seine, the boxes of Joseph Cornell, and the works of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns."--Jacket
Les misérables the musical that swept the world : in concert at the Royal Albert Hall by Claude-Michel Schönberg( Recording )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical set in the period of the French Revolution of 1832
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

5 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Center of Music and Drama, Fall season, 1951, New York City Opera Company, seventeenth performance by the New York City Opera Company of "Rigoletto," opera in four acts, words by Francesco Maria Piave, music by Giuseppe Verdi, conductor: Jean Morel, staged by Jose Ruben, ballet choreographer: Grant Muradoff
Children in exile : poems 1968-1984 by James Fenton( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by James Fenton( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The leading poet of his generation, James Fenton has over the course of his career built a body of work breathtaking in its range and sensibility. From the passionate political poems that launched him into fame to the intimate illuminations of love--and loss of love--in his later work, Fenton's poetry has always been marked by formal daring, wit, and an abiding empathy for the victims of war and political oppression. With selections from all of his published work since The Memory of War, the entire text of his libretto The Love Bomb, and new, previously uncollected poems, Selected Poems is an imaginative and formal tour de force."--Publisher's website
Out of danger by James Fenton( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wry collection of poems in three parts, one of which is devoted to the dangers of love and the love of danger. A sample: "Beauty, danger and dismay / Met me on the public way. / Whichever I chose, I chose dismay." The other two parts comprise songs on political violence. By the author of Children in Exile
A Garden from a hundred packets of seed by James Fenton( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows both novice and expert gardeners alike how to think their way to creating a visually stunning garden with one hundred plants grown from seed, including clinging vines, colorful flowers, and tropical species
School of genius : a history of the Royal Academy of Arts by James Fenton( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy has been the theatre on whose broad stage the triumphs, tragedies, sensations and scandals of the British art world have been enacted. This book is a meticulously researched and highly illustrated portrait of those who have played a part in the institution's development from its inception to the present day." "Through interviews with Senior Academicians and unlimited access to the unexplored secrets of the Royal Academy's library and archive, James Fenton examines the many sides of this unique organisation with erudition and candour."--Jacket
The new Faber book of love poems( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now for the new millennium comes an entirely new edition, personally selected and introduced by James Fenton, a Whitbread-winning poet himself, rightly famed for his own love poetry. Organised according to poets, rather than subjects, the edition celebrates love poetry originating in the English language, from Wyatt to the present day. It includes blues lyrics, American folk poetry, Elizabethan lyrics, Broadway songs, and a full range of poetic styles from the aristocratic to the popular. Eminently readable and engaging, The New Faber Book of Love Poetry presents some of the most emotive and memorable lyric poems produced in the English language from the Renaissance to the present day
Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera. They provide stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original
The Haroun songbook by Charles Wuorinen( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambodian witness : an autobiography of Someth May by Someth May( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Khmer Rouge, who took over Cambodia in 1975, killed off all educated people, establishing a system in which city life was abandoned, money abolished, and death a daily event. This book is an eye-witness account of one family's experience in that process. It begins with Someth May's childhood in the comparatively peaceful Sihanouk era--a world of Buddhist monks, magicians and corrupt politicians. Someth May's family numbered fourteen when it left the fallen city of Phnom Penh. Only four of those survived the rule of the Khmer Rouge
The memory of war : poems, 1968-1982 by James Fenton( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ashberyana Praegustatum ; Fenton songs I ; Fenton songs II ; Ave Christe of Josquin ; Josquiniana by Charles Wuorinen( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cameron Mackintosh presents Les misérables original Broadway cast recording by Claude-Michel Schönberg( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original Michael Frayn : satirical essays by Michael Frayn( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by D. H Lawrence( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of poems that include the author's early, rhyming works in "Love, Poems and Others" (1913) through the free verse found in "Birds, Beasts and Flowers" (1923)
 
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Rigoletto
Alternative Names
Fenton, James

James Fenton Brits dichter

James Fenton englischer Dichter, Kritiker und Journalist

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Languages
English (220)

Chinese (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (2)

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An introduction to English poetryThe strength of poetryLeonardo's nephew : essays on art and artistRigolettoChildren in exile : poems 1968-1984Selected poemsOut of dangerA Garden from a hundred packets of seed