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Wilbur, Richard 1921-

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Works: 841 works in 1,934 publications in 4 languages and 67,320 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Juvenile works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Interviews  Satire  Comedy plays  Original cast recordings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Lyricist, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Editor, Performer, ite, Signer, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Speaker, Compiler, Adapter, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PS615, 811.52
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New and collected poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 2,050 libraries worldwide
A collection including six earlier volumes of Wilbur's poetry, twenty-seven new poems, and a cantata
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( score )
84 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,579 libraries worldwide
The misanthrope ; and Tartuffe by Molière( Book )
28 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and held by 1,570 libraries worldwide
In the MISANTHROPE, Alceste begins as a man who loves mankind so much that he cannot brook flattery or hypocrisy and winds up withdrawing from society in disgust. In Tartuffe, unctuous, cunning and evil Tartuffe insinuates himself into the home of substantial citizen Orgon. Tartuffe almost succeeds in driving the son away, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and depriving Orgon of all his possessions
The school for wives : comedy in five acts, 1662 by Molière( Book )
22 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in English and held by 1,361 libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy set in 17th-century France with the aged guardian versus young man as suitor of young woman
Walking to sleep; new poems and translations by Richard Wilbur( Book )
19 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 1,316 libraries worldwide
Collected poems, 1943-2004 by Richard Wilbur( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,271 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Over the course of his distinguished sixty-year career, Richard Wilbur has written seventeen collections of poetry, four children's books, and numerous works in prose and translations. This comprehensive collection presents Wilbur's poems, including several new and never before published. In trackless woods, it puzzled me to find; Four great rock maples seemingly aligned, As if they had been set out in a row; Before some house a century ago, To edge the property and lend some shade. I looked to see if ancient wheels had made; Old ruts to which the trees ran parallel, But there were none, so far as I could tell- There'd been no roadway. Nor could I find the square; Depression of a cellar anywhere, And so I tramped on further, to survey; Amazing patterns in a hornbeam spray; Or spirals in a pine cone, under trees ;Not subject to our stiff geometries.-from "In Trackless Woods."
Responses : prose pieces, 1953-1976 by Richard Wilbur( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
"A new and expanded edition of the first book of essays and reviews by one of America's great poets. This edition contains an updated introduction by the author and a major essay, "The House of Poe."" "In the minds of many, Richard Wilbur is the "godfather" of the New Formalist and New Narrative poetries. In addition to his award-winning poetry and his superb translations of Moliere and others, Wilbur has for decades written some of the most generous, insightful, and truthful literary criticism of our time."--Jacket
The poems of Richard Wilbur by Richard Wilbur( Book )
21 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
This collection includes Advice to a Prophet and Other Poems, Things of This World, Ceremony and Other Poems, and The Beautiful Changes and Other Poems. "One of the best poets of his generation, Richard Wilbur has imagined excellence, and has created it" (Richard Eberhart, New York Times Book Review)
The disappearing alphabet by Richard Wilbur( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,222 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty-six short poems pondering what the world would be like if any letters of the alphabet should disappear
Candide by Voltaire( Sound Recording )
57 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
In this witty political satire, a gentleman plagued by misfortune clings to the belief that all is for the best. Voltaire mocks the eternal optimist philosophy of his day that proclaimed human and natural disasters part of a larger cosmic plan
Things of this world : poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )
9 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
Advice to a prophet, and other poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )
7 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 986 libraries worldwide
Opposites by Richard Wilbur( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 962 libraries worldwide
Thirty poems about unusual opposites of familiar words
The mind-reader by Richard Wilbur( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 960 libraries worldwide
The learned ladies : comedy in five acts, 1672 by Molière( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
Clitandre seeks the hand of Henriette, a match heartily approved of by her father, Chrysale. However, his wife, Philaminte, has other plans for her younger daughter - namely marriage to Trissotin, a foppish wit who panders to Philaminte's intellectual pretensions. Further complications are introduced by armande, Henriette's older sister, who once rejected Clitandre but now resents his attentions to Henriette; by Belise, Chrysale's sister, who believes (erroneously) that all men are wildly in love with her; and by Vadius, a sholar jealous of Trissotin's hold on Philaminte. Needless to say the course of true love does not run smoothly, as the pseudo-intellectual posturings of Philaminte and her coterie clash with the struggle between Chrysale and Philaminte over who shall ordain the disposition of their daughter's hand. But happily, and thanks to the maneuvering of Chrysale's brother, Ariste, all is set right in the end, with hypocrisy exposed and true love made triumphant
The best of the best American poetry by Donald Hall( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
The pig in the spigot : poems by Richard Wilbur( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Rhyming text gives many examples of short words found within longer ones such as "pig" in "spigot" and "ant" in "pantry."
Don Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665 by Molière( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
"Long ago in Sicily, the legend of Don Juan began. In this, Moliere's version of the tale, richly translated by Richard Wilbur, we meet Don Juan again. He is a man who appreciates beauty wherever and whenever he sees it - and beauty is almost always a pretty woman, and he appreciates her by winning her love. Don Juan is on a constant quest to conquer women and to enjoy the passion they provoke. He is accompanied , somewhat reluctantly, by his manservant sganarelle, who backs him up to the public, but behind his back tries to warn unsuspecting maidens. Sganarelle and Don Juan constantly debate the presence of Heaven, Hell and God - Don Juan believing none of these things exist, Sganarelle knowing otherwise. In the course of his attempted seductions, Don Juan is chased and challenged by those he has wronged in the past - or by their very angry brothers whose job it is to uphold family honor. In the end, Sganarelle wins the debate when Don Juan, heeding no warnings as to his behavior and how it affects his afterlife, is swallowed up by the Earth and sent to Hell. He's got his due, leaving behind a world of broken-hearted women and unpaid wages to Sganarelle"--P. [4] of cover
Amphitryon by Molière( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
A new translation set in rhyme of a French classic. It tells of Jupiter's affair with the wife of a Greek general. Says Jupiter: "Your love for me was very weak, perforce, / If by so small a thing it was undone! / Should a little joke occasion a divorce, / And should one bridle at what was meant in fun?"
Poems, 1943-1956 by Richard Wilbur( Book )
15 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 libraries worldwide
 
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Purdy Wilbur, Richard 1921-
Ricardus Wilbur
Richard Wilbur Amerikaans dichter
Richard Wilbur amerikansk poet
Richard Wilbur Poet
Richard Wilbur poeta statunitense
Richard Wilbur US-amerikanischer Dichter und Schriftsteller, zweifacher Pulitzer-Preisträger
Wilbur, Richard Purdy
Wilbur Richard Purdy 1921-....
Ричард Уилбър
Уилбер, Ричард
ریچارد ویلبر شاعر آمریکایی
ウィルバー, リチャード
リチャード・ウィルバー
理查德·威尔伯
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